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The Pillars of the Earth Book Two Review – Time Flies…

In my review of Book 1, I described The Pillars of the Earth as a slower story meant to be soaked in. Book Two is the complete opposite, as the…

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Raiden V: Director’s Cut Review – Thunder and Lightning

The Raiden series have been one of the shmup genre’s most well-known franchises since the series started over 25 years ago. Admittedly, I’ve never really been that in to that…

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Bad Apple Wars Review – Not a Bad Bunch

Visual novels are one genre that I neglected for a long time. While they often lack gameplay, the connection between protagonist and player is stronger here than in a regular…

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Tooth and Tail Review – Fur and Loathing

There’s a story, possibly just a legend by now, of a time when a real-time strategy game was ridiculously popular on a console release. This was a magical time before…

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Review – Cast Away to Another World

There are numerous additions that the PlayStation 4 and PC version of Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana bring to the table, that the Vita version simply doesn’t have – we’ve…

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Ys Seven (PC) Review – Party Up

XSEED Games originally released Ys Seven (the first of their Nihon Falcom translations) all the way back in 2010. Back then, the company was more or less the only localization studio…

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The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky: The 3rd Review – An Overdose of Heavenly Bliss

It seems inevitable that there will be at least one person that attempts to play through Trails in the Sky: The 3rd before having even touched the first two games…

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Puyo Puyo Tetris Review – Mash-Up Madness

Puyo Puyo Tetris is a game that wears its concept on its sleeve. It’s a puzzle game mashup between the genre behemoth Tetris and the only slightly lesser known Puyo…

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Kult of Ktulu: Olympic Review – Ph’nglui Mglw’nafh D’ora T’t Exp’lora

Something is astir on the luxury White Star Line in Kult of Ktulu: Olympic; something distinctly eldritch and Lovecraftian. The game is a primarily text-based narrative that chronicles the journey of 13-year-old…

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Angels with Scaly Wings Review – Close Encounters With The Draconic Kind

Frankly, the review could be summed up by your reaction to the ‘proposition’ from the beefcake of a dragon above. How would you react to this sudden (censored) dragon dick? This is…