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Demoniaca: Everlasting Night review

What if Castlevania relinquished its weapons and added Street Fighter II-style controls? Demoniaca: Everlasting Night blends the two titles, but the fusion isn’t as fun as hoped. Demoniaca: Everlasting Night’s introductory text crawl is mercifully ...

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Alchemical Cutie mini-review

Veering from most farming sims, Alchemical Cutie has you nurturing jellies rather than fruits and flowers. While the concept of a farm full of Dragon Quest-esque creatures is alluring, the game’s too relaxed and directionless ...

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Blue Reflection: Second Light review

2017’s Blue Reflection might not have sold in staggering numbers. But the game’s creative interpretation of the magical girl genre earned a wealth of fervent fans. Four years later, Second Light arrives alongside an accompanying ...

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Echo Generation review

Drawing inspiration from everything from Earthbound, Paper Mario, to Stranger Things, there’s a lot to like above about Echo Generation. For many, the richly detailed voxelated visuals are nearly reason enough to give the game ...

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Death’s Door review

Although the taut action will be recognizable to fans of action roguelikes, shrewd level design and a moody atmosphere separate Death’s Door from a flock of peers. The gaming industry relentlessly follows trends. When there’s ...

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Tasomachi: Behind the Twilight review

Tasomachi: Behind the Twilight invites players to explore locales in a tranquil puzzler that is free of combat but filled with beauty. Likely, you’ve encountered nocras’ talents before. His artwork, both 2D and 3D, has ...

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Astro Aqua Kitty review

Originally released on the PS Mobile Store, 2012’s Aqua Kitty: Milk Mine Defender was one of the true highlights of Sony’s now-defunct digital marketplace. A brilliant reworking of William’s 1981 arcade hit Defender, players dove ...

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Pumpkin Jack review

With franchises like MediEvil and Maximo: Ghosts to Glory dormant, Pumpkin Jack is a plucky upstart poised to claim the Halloween-theme action-adventure crown. He doesn’t ‘squash’ the competition but provides a noble inaugural effort. In ...

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Ys Origin mini-review

Originally released for Windows Computers in 2006, Ys Origin is an advisable prequel, providing Switch owners with portable way to play this timeless title. Although most franchise entries are standalone adventures, Ys Origin makes a ...

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Gleamlight review

Gleamlight‘s world of glass is particularly prickly one.  The game’s scant, ambiguous storytelling won’t make an impact. With inelegant collision detection and a vampiric health system, combat won’t win your over either.  Pity the poor ...

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