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AI: The Somnium Files review

Kotaro Uchikoshi’s games are often an indispensable reminder of the possibility of interactive fiction. In the hands of another developer, the Zero Escape series might have little more than an nondescript fusion of conversational sequences ...

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Catherine: Full Body review

Despite obsessions with hyperbolic violence and titillation often rooted in a teenaged sensibility, there are signs of maturation in gaming. Faced with refreshingly pensive objectives, Catherine: Full Body challenges participants to prevail against the type ...

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Gravity Ghost: Deluxe Edition review

Gravity Ghost is the ideal puzzler for those who don’t normally like puzzle games. For a genre that doesn’t usually provide absorbing narratives, the title’s non-linear, fragmented approach delivers an unexpectedly poignant storyline. But the ...

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Crystal Crisis review

The industry’s dominant puzzle franchises have been around for a while. Tetris is thirty-five years old, while Taito’s Puzzle Bobble (aka Bust-A-Move in North America) has been around for twenty-five years. Even Puyo Puyo is ...

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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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