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Mary Skelter 2 (PC) review

While it’s great to see Idea Factory/Compile Heart’s grisly dungeon crawler makes its way onto PC monitors, the lack of graphical options and the removal of fan-service tarnishes the experience. Media industries have a tendency ...

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Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi review

Venture into the Labyrinth of Yomi and you’ll find a remarkably relevant context alongside traditional dungeon crawl mechanics. The developer’s latest is undoubtedly one of the best efforts. From Wizardry, Etrain Odyssey, Demon Gaze, to ...

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Mary Skelter Finale review

Between a substantial recap of events in the preceding games, canonical and spin-off visual novels, and a main game that can extend for weeks, Mary Skelter concludes in a big, bloody bang. Sadly, folklore tends ...

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Kowloon Highschool Chronicle review

Kowloon Highschool Chronicle is a throwback to a time when games were unabashedly experimental, blending genres and mechanics in the pursuit of an experience that feels truly unique. Before the dominance of streaming, there was ...

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Moero Crystal H review

Is It Wrong to Try to Recruit Monster Girls in a Dungeon? The answer is a resounding, “No!” if you appreciate a few lascivious laughs in your labyrinths.  Although the majority of Compile Heart’s franchises ...

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void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium review

Look past the cryptic moniker, and you’ll discover several familiar mechanics merged together in void tRrLM(); //Void Terrarium. You’ll work doggedly to save what might me the world’s last human, which feels crucial and at ...

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Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls review

Tougher than Fire Dragon Hide A popular premise is that games are becoming easier. Wizardry: Labyrinth of Lost Souls might demonstrate why this argument is so common. Sir-Tech’s famed Wizardry series used to come with ...

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Mary Skelter 2 review

Industry has a way of watering down transgressive works. Take Children’s and Household Tales, the 1812 collection of folktales assembled by the Grimms Brothers. Far removed from the modern versions we might associate from studios ...

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Torchlight II (Switch) review

The 1997 release of Diablo remains one of the definitive interpretations of the dungeon crawl. Trading traditional turn-based combat for real-time action, exploration was elevated by the incorporation of procedurally-generated environments. The game’s loot algorithm ...

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