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Kyn review

Scour the web for coverage on Kyn, and you’ll discover one ubiquitous detail: the ambitious action role-playing title was developed by a team of two coders. While it might be charitable to champion the developmental ...

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Vortex Attack review

It’s generally agreed up the Golden Age of Shoot’em Ups came and went. Many still fondly remember the 16-bit days when gamers were treated with new entries within this genre every other week. Still, some ...

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The Weaponographist review

You know those jerk mercs who only save towns and people for money?  Well, in Weaponographist, you’re that guy.  The muscle man with the chiseled jaw covered in five o’clock shadow, wielding a sword, a ...

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Sym review

One would be hard pressed to find a genre more common than the platformer. Whether discussing the 8 and 16-bit days or modern indie games, we seem to have developed a flare for jumping on ...

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Crypt of the Necrodancer review

The blending of game genres can be a particularly divisive practice. For every engaging effort like Metal Gear: AC!D or Portal, there are duds like Fret Nice– the 2009 title which inelegantly allowed gamers to ...

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Son of Nor review

Most video games are forthright about wish fulfillment, with some of the best titles endowing players with omnipotent capabilities. From the God of War series to Asura’s Wrath, games have permitted players to take control ...

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Winged Sakura: Mindy’s Arc review

Much like a respectable bottle of riesling, or Guile’s Theme from Street Fighter II, role-playing mechanics can complement almost everything. A good example of this axiom was found in Defender’s Quest: Valley of the Forgotten. ...

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Kromaia review

For the last decade or so space games have been on a steady decline. Whether you crave an on-rails experience similar to Starfox or a more complex space simulator provided by the X series, one ...

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TRI: Of Friendship and Madness review

Robert’s Take: Successful puzzle games allow the seemingly impossible to be accomplished, leading players down a path of nearly imperceptible path of breadcrumbs. The genre’s most prestigious titles are able to perform this feat with ...

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Freedom Planet Review

There’s a very good reason why the Genesis/Mega Drive is so revered by retro gamers: the console played host to several prodigious programing teams. From Sonic Team’s eponymous series, as well as their work on ...

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