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Toren review

Modern hardware has the ability to render fantastical worlds. Yet, all too often that power is used to generate homogenous battlefields, dungeons, and cityscapes. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Toren, the inaugural effort from ...

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La-Mulana EX review

Modern games in the style of those found on retro consoles are nothing new. Over the years, countless developers have looked to gain instant attraction to their games by designing them to look like the ...

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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary review

While Nippon Ichi has enjoyed sustained success with the Disgaea franchise, the Gifu-based publisher/developer has often struggled to cultivate another hit. Sure, Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa games has earned critical and commercial acclaim and NIS America ...

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Castle in the Darkness review

The U.S. release of the Nintendo Entertainment System during the late ‘80s marked a significant paradigm shift for the gaming industry. With American console manufacturers like Atari, Mattel, Coleco, and Magnavox still reeling from the ...

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Tristoy review

Over the last decade, indie games have seen an unprecedented growth in both demand and popularity. This is partly due to the fact independent software houses are more likely to take risks, either by reviving ...

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Funk of Titans review

Plugged during a succession of press conferences, Microsoft’s ID@Xbox initiative functioned as a Pied Piper for indie studios, enticing Xbox One coders with the lure of two free development kits and access to technical documentation. ...

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Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse review

WayForward Technologies has often been the redeemer of the licensed game, offering impressive interpretations of film and television tie-ins, as demonstrated by Thor: God of Thunder, Aliens Infestation, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold ...

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker review

Customarily, game design employs an additive approach, progressively inserting new mechanics into each new sequel. It’s a method that’s helped Nintendo build an empire, with each new iteration of Mario Kart, Kirby, or The Legend ...

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The Last Tinker: City of Colors Review

While the late 1990’s saw a rise in polygonal fighters and racers, the era is best known for the upsurge of character-driven platformers. It was a time when oft-reminisced protagonists like Crash, Spyro, Banjo and ...

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Mega Coin Squad Review

Adult Swim Games has an established track record of publishing quirky, off the wall indie games. These are often inspired by old 8-bit classics from past console generations and their newest release is no exception.  ...

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