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Death end re;Quest review

There’s a multitude of games built around the hypothetical. Each offers a succinct, moderately thoughtful response to imagined scenarios like apocalyptic situations, or geopolitical predicaments. But Toshima-based Compile Heart habitually digs deeper. From Hyperdimension Neptunia’s ...

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Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal review

The game industry’s fondness for reiteration is well-known and frequently criticized. But recently, publishers have doubled down, creating remakes of remakes. With two degrees of separation, these works often demonstrate a healthy amount of divergence ...

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Senran Kagura Reflexions review

Since its 2011 debut, the Senran Kagura franchise has been remarkably prolific. Beyond five different manga series, two anime, and five mainline games, the property has prompted a number of interactive spin-offs. From a Japan-only ...

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Gal*Gun 2 review

During the late nineties, rail shooters were a dominant genre, with franchises like The House of the Dead, Time Crisis, and Virtua Cop offering action-driven thrills in arcades and in homes. But gradually they began ...

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Megadimension Neptunia VIIR review

For many, the potential of virtual reality remains unfulfilled. Sure, the peripherals extend a multitude of engaging experiences, from Robo Recall’s furious first-person firefights to Thumper’s rhythm-fueled rush down a snaking highway. But save for ...

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School Girl/Zombie Hunter review

With the reduction of cinematic censorship and the erosion of societal taboos, the exploitation film rose to popularity in the late 1960s, trailing the rise of drive-ins and grindhouse theatres. And while the genre’s popularity ...

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