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The World Next Door review

Unsurprisingly, VIZ Media’s inaugural interactive publishing extends a chatty narrative conveyed through manga-like character portraits. What is unexpected is the ingenuity behind The World Next Door’s real-time mechanics, which offer an innovative twist on match-three ...

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Galak-Z: The Void: Deluxe Edition review

Sometimes, a single smart design decision can catapult a game to success. With the release of Galak-Z: The Void: Deluxe Edition onto the Nintendo Switch, developer 17-Bit makes several shrewd choices, resulting in an experience ...

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The Princess Guide review

Like most developers, Nippon Ichi Software frequently creates follow-ups for their successful titles. But far more interesting are the developer/publisher’s divergences. From Phantom Brave’s melancholic reworking of Disgaea, to the evolution of rogue-like mechanics across ...

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City of Brass (Switch) review

The last half-decade has seen an abundance of Rogue-like titles. Built upon the concepts of procedurally-generated environments, permadeath, and the lure of new loot, the template has been applied to multitude of genres, frequently resulting ...

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Genesis Alpha One review

Countless science fiction films and novels have made one message exceedingly clear- space colonization is a precarious endeavor. Consistently, every imaginable force of nature opposes the heroes’ ambitions, with achievement only occurring after harrowing sacrifice, ...

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JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword review

There’s little of JackQuest: The Tale of The Sword that doesn’t feel overtly familiar. The game opens with a cinematic that recalls the succinct set-up of titles like Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong, and Ghosts ...

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Smoke and Sacrifice review

Stayin’ Alive The abundance of survival-themed games could be read as a harbinger. Titles like Minecraft, Crashlands, How to Survive, Oxygen Not Included, and a bevy of battle-royale games all toss players into desolate environments. ...

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