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Dead Cells Review – When Perfect Wasn’t Good Enough

A clump of undetermined green mass drops from the ceiling. It merges with a headless body lying on the ground, after which a lady in armor tells you that you…

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Chasm is a Metroidvania platforming adventure game with pixel art where the world is procedurally generated using a different seed each time you start a new campaign. Sticking to an…

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Chasm Review – Not That Deep

With all the meshing of genres that goes on today, it can be refreshing to play a game unapologetically dedicated to a single kind of experience. In this case, Metroidvania…

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Salt And Sanctuary Slashes Its Way To Nintendo Switch August 2nd

2D hack-and-slash platformer Salt and Sanctuary is coming to Nintendo Switch on August 2nd. The game, which is currently available on PS4, PC and PS Vita, will be released for Nintendo’s hybrid…

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Metroidvania Chasm Release Date Announced After Six years of Development

Developer Bit Kid announced yesterday that it’s almost ready to release its Metroidvania Action-RPG, Chasm, after almost six years of work and around $200,000 raised on Kickstarter. Coming out on…

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Yoku’s Island Express Review – Multiball Madness

The pinball adventure is a small but enticing category of games. Every time something like Mario Pinball Land or Rollers of the Realm comes out, I want to like it. I give myself over…

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Microsoft E3 2018: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

Microsoft revealed Ori and the Will of the Wisps with a full-length trailer during their E3 2018 press conference on Sunday. The trailer concluded with a 2019 release window for the…

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Unworthy Review – Black And White And Red All Over

Imitation, they say, is the sincerest form of flattery. We’ve seen that borne out quite a few times in the gaming sphere; one game’s success inspires others to emulate it,…

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2D Souls-Like Unworthy Prepares To Live On May 29th

Unworthy, a hardcore 2D Metroidvania Souls-like (whew), launches worldwide on PC May 29th. The game is the second effort from indie dev Aleksandar Kuzmanovic, and pitches its tent firmly in…

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Pixel Art Metroidvania Catmaze Finds Its Way To PC May 24th

Catmaze, a pixel art Metroidvania game “inspired by Slavic myths”, is coming to PC May 24th. One-man developer Redblack Spade announced the date via press release, as well as a…

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