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DuckTales Remastered Review

What is the concept? When the original DuckTales was released for the Nintendo Entertainment System in 1989, the title went on to become Capcom’s biggest hit for the console, selling over 1.6 million copies across ...

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Toki Tori 2 Review

In the fall of 2001, the Game Boy Color was facing its waning months due to the release of the technologically superior Game Boy Advance three months prior. While Nintendo’s new system was fully backwards ...

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Giana Sisters Twisted Dreams Review

Two decades ago, platformers were the genre du jour, fueled by the escapes of plumbers, hedgehogs, opossums as well as a plethora of corporate spokescharacters. But as pixels gave way to polygons, layers of glorious ...

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams Review

It’s often said that the early years of gaming were propelled by imitation rather than innovation. Just as Space Invaders’ assailants spouted wings and evolved into the kamikaze-like adversaries of Galaxian (and later, Galaga) or ...

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Dokuro Review

Although the term katabasis may not be in every player’s lexicon, they’re likely well acquainted with the concept. Used to describe the motivation for a hero’s decent into the underworld and the subsequent return to ...

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Sonic Adventure 2 HD Review

Eleven years ago, Sonic Adventure 2 was a divisive game. It was a turning point in the series, when a lot of fans started to write the series off. It’s often considered the beginning of ...

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Dust: An Elysian Tail Review

What is the concept? Whereas both Castlevania: Lords of Shadows and Metroid: Other M offered serviceable adaptions of their respective franchises, many agreed that both series’ best entries were delivered during the ‘90s. Published before ...

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Papo & Yo Review

What is the concept? As the 2006 film Pan’s Labyrinth demonstrated, delving into the psyche of a traumatized child can present a remarkably poignant experience. Like Guillermo del Toro’s film, recent PlayStation Network release Papo ...

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Quantum Conundrum Review

What is the concept? For better or worse, recent PC release (and forthcoming Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 title) Quantum Conundrum is fated for comparison with Portal. Apart from both games showcasing the talents of ...

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