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A Rose in the Twilight review

Postmodernism, by nature, sidesteps easy classification and universal tenets, shirking the ability to be confined into a convenient little package. But the movement might provide one insight that gamers will likely agree with: every story ...

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Yooka-Laylee review

While some might remember the late 1990s for the ubiquity of pagers, Tamagotchis, and boy bands, veteran games likely associate the era with the proliferation of three-dimensional platformers. Popularized by franchises like Gex, Ape Escape, ...

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Snake Pass review

Save for Rare’s Snake Rattle ‘n’ Roll and the eponymous diversion that was built into many mid-2000-era mobile phones, snakes rarely earn the role of game protagonist. Although unfriendly roles in everything from the Bible ...

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88 Heroes review

In an era dominated by self-serving politicians, Brexit, and ecological apathy, one might expect a thematic shift toward the serious across the arts. But occasionally, the pressing issues of the day can overwhelm- requiring at ...

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Shantae: Half-Genie Hero review

Not long ago, Kickstarter seemed like a harbinger of hope, shifting funding from the grip of corporations to the desires of consumers. But when a succession of prominent projects failed to meet expectations, the method ...

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Bard’s Gold review

Rogue’s gameplay mechanics were far more influential that anyone would have expected.  When the Unix based diversion was loaded onto the servers at UC Santa Cruz and UC Berkeley, a constituency of students became captivated, ...

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Human: Fall Flat review

Steam has a slew of pseudo-simulations, which all follow a specific concept. Combine a schedule of mundane tasks with an overly awkward control scheme, and watch as the hilarity ensues. At least that’s what the ...

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10 Second Ninja X review

Occasionally older brothers offer serendipitous nuggets of wisdom. As a kid, a friend’s elder sibling was listening to Mötley Crüe’s “Ten Seconds to Love”, a boisterous anthem about intercourse in an elevator. To demonstrate his ...

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Super Mutant Alien Assault review

Progress, as the old adage states, doesn’t take place in a vacuum. Impressionism wasn’t the innovation of a single painter, but a group of interconnected artists riffing off each other’s techniques and styles, gradually advancing ...

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