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Trials Evolution Review

What is the concept? Although the Xbox Live Arcade has served up a share of challenging games- from the control-clenching platforming of ‘Splosion Man and Super Meat Boy to the maniac dodge-and-shoot action of Bangai-O ...

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Sumioni: Demon Arts Review

What is the concept? Blending Japanese folklore, sumptuous ink wash aesthetics, and a healthy amount of touchscreen control, recent PSN release Sumioni: Demon Arts seems poised to cultivate a modest, but fervent, cult following. The ...

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Rayman Origins Review

When launched alongside the original PlayStation, 1995’s Rayman demonstrated the relevancy of an attractive 2D platformer alongside several ostentatious three-dimensional games. Regretfully, last year’s brilliant follow-up, Rayman Origins, didn’t quite have the same opportunity. Pitted ...

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Dustforce Review

When I’m feeling blue, I usually clean up around the house to try and take my mind off things.  Seems I’m not the only one with this impulse since the makers of Dustforce have taken ...

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Mighty Switch Force Review

With a library teeming with smartphone ports and simplistic original diversions, the 3DS’s eShop has been a bit underwhelming. If not for the Ambassador Program games and a sporadic Gameboy title, players could be forgiven ...

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Joe Danger: Special Edition Review

What is the concept? Games which try to synthesize an assortment of popular mechanics often end up becoming less that the sum of their parts. Fortunately, that tenet doesn’t hold true for Joe Danger: Special ...

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Sonic Generations (3DS) Review

Over the past quarter century, Sonic’s console career has endured more fluctuations than a sprint through the Casino Zone. From the ecstatic heights of early cartridge-based excursions, the depths plumbed by the unmanageable controls of ...

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Cave Story 3D Review

Despite a thriving indie culture, the majority of today’s games are the result of a careful collaboration between multiple design teams. While this type of design methodology allows developers to seize the complexity and power ...

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Sonic Generations Review

Beyond a flimsy, bilingual leaflet which reveals where Sonic Generations’ actual instruction manual can be downloaded, there’s something else inside the game case: a heaping pile of vindication. Playing through remixed renditions of stages culled ...

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Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Review

What is the concept? Building upon the critically-acclaimed Flash-based indie, Rocketbirds: Revolution!, recent PSN release, Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken expands the title’s core concept, adding additional chapters, cinematics, a co-operative mode, as well as a handful ...

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