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Quite possibly the best PC fighting game available – Skullgirls review

by 10 months ago

Every now and then, a game comes along that truly deserves to be called capital-g Great. I don't mean a game that's merely fun, or entertaining, or even aesthetically beautiful …

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Mix Marble Madness with… The Lost Vikings? – Lost Marbles review

by 10 months ago

Indie team Binary Takeover gets right to the point in advertising their latest release, Lost Marbles: it's a game that combines the smooth 3D ball-rolling mechanics of Marble Madness with the 'manage …

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Put it in the penalty box — Franchise Hockey Manager 2014 review

by 11 months ago

Out of the Park Development, the makers of the hallmark management simulation Out of the Park Baseball, have taken their brand of gaming into the world of hockey with the …

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Big things in small packages – The Wonderful 101 review

by 11 months ago

The aesthetic of Viewtiful Joe and the painting mechanic of Okami meet the bombast of God of War. This is likely the simplest way to explain the experience of playing …

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In Pursuit of “Cinematic” — Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Ultimate Edition Review

by 11 months ago

How far can production values get you?  That’s the fundamental question facing anybody when deciding how to rate Castlevania: Lords of Shadow’s Ultimate Edition.  Developed by MercuryStream and Kojima Productions--yes, …

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These Little Piggies–Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs review

by 11 months ago

When Amnesia: The Dark Descent swept the forums and news sites back in 2010, it stood in sharp relief against the rest of the horror-gaming scene. While big budget games …

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No strings to hold it down – we review Puppeteer

by 11 months ago

In the middle of console launches, next-gen swashbuckling, futuristic otherworldly conflicts, and other fantastic distractions is a little title called Puppeteer. Developed by SCE Studios Japan, the PlayStation 3 exclusive …

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Super Turtles, or Turtle soup? – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows review

by 11 months ago

Nickelodeon purchased most of the publishing rights to the Teenage Mutant Turtles from Mirage back in 2009, and though the TV show was rebooted a while back the newest video …

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Addictive personalities beware – Pokémon Rumble U review

by 11 months ago

I’ve always managed to dodge the bullet and avoid the addictive pull of Pokémon. Leave it to a button-mashing brawler with plastic figurine accessories to finally get me hooked. At …

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Get revenge for your butt – Electronic Super Joy Review

by 11 months ago

The earliest platformer games are decades old now, but the release of Super Meat Boy in 2010 started a new trend in the genre: so-called "hardcore" platformers, whose high level of …

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On the road to level 9999 — Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness review

by 11 months ago

Imagine if, when George Washington died, there was no process to name a successor to the leadership of the country.  Rather than any democratic process or royal lineage, the title …

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This engine needs some oil — The Chaos Engine review

by 11 months ago

Back in 1993, a company by the name of Bitmap Brothers released a top-down adventure title entitled The Chaos Engine. While that game didn’t pick up a significant fan base, …

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