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Death’s Gambit Review – Dealing A Bad Hand

Oscar Wilde once said in De Profundis that most people “are other people; their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation”. Harsh, perhaps, but it…

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The Banner Saga 3 Review – The Journey Mattered

There’s often a “point of no return” moment in some games that suggest you should save your game. That what follows is a game-changing moment and you won’t be going…

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Cultist Simulator Review – Watch Your Countdown to Madness

Your research is almost complete. A literal timer ticks down showing the progress of it. When it’s done, you will have the last piece required for the ritual you’ve been…

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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…