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Dungeon Defenders Review

What is the concept? As titles such as Toy Soldiers, Monday Night Combat, Trenched and Orcs Must Die have demonstrated, the action/tower defense genre has proliferated across Xbox Live Arcade. Yet, associating the recent release ...

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Guardian Heroes Review

What is the concept? 1996’s Guardian Heroes is a textbook example of the fan-pleasing design philosophy of Japanese developer Treasure (Gunstar Heroes, Bangai-O, Ikaruga). Most brawlers of the era focused on the protagonist’s efforts to ...

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Orcs Must Die Review

What is the concept? Recalling Trenched and Toy Soldiers adept amalgamations of the tower defense and third-person shooter genres, Orcs Must Die rewards marksmanship as much as prudent planning. Players are thrust into the role ...

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No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise Review

Although Sega, Capcom, and Konami valiantly tried to cultivate a core-gaming fanbase on the Wii, their efforts ultimately proved futile. M-rated titles such as Madworld, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles, and Silent Hill: Shattered Memories ...

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Bleach: Soul Resurrección Review

With a deft blend of action, comedy, and paranormal intrigue, it’s not surprising that Bleach has endured a faithful following across 51 manga volumes and 15 seasons of anime in Japan. In the U.S., Ichigo ...

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Here’s Looking at You, Kid- Bastion Review

What is the concept? As the inaugural effort from a seven-person development team known as Supergiant Games, Bastion delivers a masterful modernization of the action-role playing game. Recalling the action and narrative heft once displayed ...

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First Look at Bleach: Soul Resurreccion

For better or worse, Bleach: Soul Resurrección will inevitably be compared to the Dynasty Warriors franchise, when NIS America publishes the PS3 title this summer. With hordes of low-level hollows effortlessly defeated through simple button ...

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Dynasty Warriors: Gundam 3 Review

Over the last fourteen years, musuo masters have seen the Dynasty Warriors series recontextualized to a number of interesting settings- from Samurai Warriors’ feudal Japanese context, Warriors: Legends of Troy‘s Homeric era, to Bladestorm: Hundred ...

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