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Close to the Sun review

With a title that which references Icarus’ ill-fated flight, Close to the Sun is yet another warning of humanity’s hubris. Once more, technology is fashioned without consideration of consequence.  The results are expectedly harrowing. Amidst ...

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Slime Tactics review

The running joke in 2016’s Ambition of the Slimes was that people didn’t take the gelatinous creatures seriously. As soon as someone dismissed the diminutive little creatures, they’d be attacked and subsequently turned into a ...

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IndieGo #14: Agartha and Akashicforce

Across the past seven years, Fruitbat Factory has localized some of Japan’s more obscure, yet entertaining titles. With IndieGo #14, we look at two of the publishers’ latest localizations. First up is Akashicforce, a frantic ...

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The World Next Door review

Unsurprisingly, VIZ Media’s inaugural interactive publishing extends a chatty narrative conveyed through manga-like character portraits. What is unexpected is the ingenuity behind The World Next Door’s real-time mechanics, which offer an innovative twist on match-three ...

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Pic-a-Pix Pieces review

A Puzzling Slow Start in the West Picross (a portmanteau for ‘Picture Crossword’) games haven’t always enjoyed stateside success. When Nintendo’s nonogram-based puzzler, Mario’s Picross, was released for the Game Boy in 1995, the title ...

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Killer7 (PC) review

The original 2005 release of Killer7 was Goichi Suda’s first game released outside of Japan. Many consider it to be the director and writer’s magnum opus. Delving into the title, you’ll soon understand why. Although ...

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Road to Ballhalla review

Sphere rolling has been an enduring mainstay in gaming, popularized across titles like 1984’s Marble Madness, the Super Monkey Ball franchise and most recently, 2015’s Polyball. Originally released on Steam two years ago, Road to ...

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Dungeon Girl review

Dungeon Girl’s screenshots might make you assume that the game is yet another ‘match three’ puzzler. But doujin circle Inu to Neko’s recent release has little in common with titles like Bejeweled or Candy Crush. ...

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