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Labyrinth Legend review

Heavy on action but easy on role-playing, Labyrinth Legend can make for an engaging experience for players who don’t mind a bit of grinding. Labyrinth Legend (not to be confused with 20212’s Labyrinth Legends) makes ...

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Samurai Warriors 5 review

Context in emphasized in Samurai Warriors 5, which adopts a tighter narrative focus. Complemented with a new art style and mechanics borrowed from other musou offerings, it helps offset a smaller cast of playable characters. ...

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Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection review

Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection bundles a trio of iterations. Two of them aren’t as good as their predecessors and the third game is decidedly uneven. That said, the amount of dragon sword-cleaving enjoyment makes with ...

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Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards review

With a promising premise and combat modeled after successful isometric hack-and-slash titles, Aluna: Sentinel of the Shards demonstrations potential. But both plot and play fail to capitalize on the game’s ambitions. There’s a multitude of ...

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Bladed Fury review

With blistering action, sumptuous visuals, and a stirring soundtrack, Bladed Fury is an enjoyable Metoidvania set in ancient China. While it doesn’t overstay is welcome, you’ll probably wish the voyage were just a bit longer. ...

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Onee Chanbara Origin review

Remaking the first two franchise entries, Onee Chanbara Origin updates the sights and storytelling, while preserving the zombie-hacking play. The game industry frequently displays an admiration for Hollywood. The results are big budget, interactive titles ...

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Eastern Exorcist Demonstrates the Right Moves

With a visual style that reassembles traditional Chinese shuǐ-mò (commonly known as ‘ink-and-wash painting’), the Early Access Steam release of Eastern Exorcist (Steam, $13.59, regularly $16.99) undoubtedly impresses. Backdrops are especially eye-pleasing, with players journeying ...

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Mononoke Slashdown review

What is the concept? Mononoke Slashdown puts you in the role of Kagemaru, a roaming ninja who returns home to find his rural village besieged by masses of mythical creatures. Favoring action over exposition, the ...

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