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SteamWorld Build Review - A Dig-Lightful City-Building Adventure

Since the inception of the SteamWorld universe, we’ve been treated to games across different genres, such as SteamWorld Dig and SteamWorld Quest. Thunderful now explores the City Building genre with…

November 27, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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Super Mario RPG Review - Slightly Unbalanced, But A Fun Romp

As the Nintendo Switch continues its healthy life we've received another update from Nintendo's past as Mario's premier outing in RPG fashion, Super Mario RPG, has released. With characters, we've…

November 22, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Spirittea Review - Once More, With Spirit!

Cozy games have been experiencing a bit of a renaissance lately, and our Spirittea Review should make it pretty clear that they’re here to stay. If you haven’t heard already, Spirittea is a cozy life…

November 13, 2023 | 02:47 EST

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Super Mario Bros. Wonder Review - Oh, the Places You'll Go

Look, you can probably guess what I'm going to say: Super Mario Bros. Wonder is good. Well, you guessed wrong. It's not good. It's amazing -- wonderful, even. After what could be considered some…

November 3, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Song of Nunu: A League of Legends Story Review - A Heartwarming Adventure

When I talked to Riot Forge Creative Director Rowan Parker earlier this year, he made it clear the publisher wanted to do justice to your favorite champion. He acknowledged that Nunu and Willump isn'…

October 30, 2023 | 03:00 EDT

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Hellboy Web of Wyrd Review - Clunky but Funky

It’s difficult to approach a Hellboy Web of Wyrd Review. Partially, it’s great to finally have an action game based on Hellboy that wasn’t made before we were allowed more than 20 polygons on screen…

October 18, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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World of Horror Review - Time To Spiral Into Despair

World of Horror is a roguelite horror title inspired by the look and theme of mangaka like Junji Ito. Taking severe inspiration from 1980s horror and computer graphics, how does World of Horror…

October 18, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Kona II: Brume Review - Iced That Guy, To Kona Phrase

In the wake of winter coming thick and fast, it’d be remiss of me to not mention the 2017 adventure game Kona as one of gaming’s most comforting winter wonderlands. A wholly original adventure game…

October 18, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Sonic Superstars Review - Running With What Works

Sonic Superstars has a lot to live up to. Fresh off the well-received reinvention of 3D Sonic with 2022’s Sonic Frontiers, Superstars is the blue blur’s next outing in a strictly 2D adventure. The…

October 13, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Cocoon Review - A World Within Worlds of Intrigue

Every now and then, you get a puzzle game that perfectly uses the gaming medium to create a whole new kind of puzzle that’s as engaging as it is clever. I didn’t plan to write a Cocoon review, but…

October 10, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Knight vs Giant: The Broken Excalibur Review - David Struggles Against Goliath

Like many of us, I played Hades (our Game of the Year in 2020) and absolutely loved it. Seems like a no-brainer to try to make some of that magic on your own, which is exactly what Knight vs Giant:…

October 2, 2023 | 04:00 EDT

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Moonstone Island Review - Adventures Worth Fighting For

What would you get if you put Studio Ghibli, Pokemon, and Stardew Valley in a blender? Probably something like Moonstone Island, the newest offering from developers Studio Supersoft and publisher Raw…

September 30, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Fate/Samurai Remnant Review - Musou Holy Grail

For the past two weeks, I've only played one game, and that's Fate/Samurai Remnant. Okay, that's not so unusual for a video game reviewer, but I like to have at least one other game on to play as a…

September 28, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

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Silent Hope Review - Hoping for More

Silent Hope has a strong opening, with a straightforward premise and approachable controls. It effectively points you at a target and says, “Go!” all while lulling you in with its charming chibi…

September 27, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet The Teal Mask Review - Best Storytelling, But Worst Performance

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet's first DLC The Teal Mask has been released welcoming players to visit a second region for the first time in Pokemon history since the second generation of Pokemon and…

September 13, 2023 | 09:37 EDT

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Fae Farm Review - A Little Bit of Magic

You usually know what you're getting when you play a Farming RPG. Fae Farm subverts many of those expectations with surprising innovations and fewer management annoyances -- but as this Fae Farm …

September 11, 2023 | 10:17 EDT

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Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy Review - Machine Tooled

It's a little difficult to write a Trine 5 review without essentially rehashing reviews of the previous games. In other words, Trine 5: A Clockwork Conspiracy is very much not looking to rock its…

August 29, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Sea Of Stars Review - A Voyage to the Past

2023's been a very good year for games. From Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, to Baldur's Gate 3, to the recent Armored Core VI. Amongst these giant AAA is the indie I've been anticipating for…

August 29, 2023 | 07:41 EDT

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Amid Evil: The Black Labyrinth Review - A Legend Returns

I've played dozens of boomer shooters in my day, but if you were to ask me what my favorite game in the genre is, I wouldn't hesitate: It's Amid Evil, of course. Needless to say, I was very excited…

August 18, 2023 | 08:02 EDT

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Blasphemous 2 Review - Second Verse

The original Blasphemous was a gorgeous, richly detailed Metroidvania full of labyrinthine pathways to explore and grotesque religious imagery to make even the most determined atheist feel like…

August 17, 2023 | 08:46 EDT

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Turbo Overkill Review - Become Chainsaw Man

Apogee Entertainment is synonymous with some of the industry's oldest and most coveted first-person shooters. It's not an understatement, then, to say that Turbo Overkill has a lot to live up to. But…

August 10, 2023 | 10:12 EDT

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30XX Review - Great Xpectations

One of my earliest gaming memories was with Mega Man X4. It had so much style and frantic action that tickled my brain just right, and I had to find out what the rest of this series was like. Outside…

August 8, 2023 | 11:25 EDT

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Disney Illusion Island Review - Like Rayman, But Slower

Co-op platformers are always a chance to get friends together and speed through worlds causing chaos as you go. Popular titles like Super Mario or Kirby will immediately come to mind, but Disney…

July 27, 2023 | 08:45 EDT

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Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons Review - Punch, Rinse, Repeat

It’s a familiar story — the world’s been decimated by nuclear war, and rival gangs have taken over and are laying siege to New York City. The question is: do you have the skills, stamina, and…

July 27, 2023 | 03:15 EDT

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SOULVARS Review - Biblical Demon Antivirus

It’s easy to consider pretension as nothing but a net negative, especially when you’re uncertain of what you’re dealing with. Not knowing exactly where the path will take you is certainly a fear-…

July 1, 2023 | 10:56 EDT

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Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective Review - Perplexing Poltergeist Puzzles

The early 2010s was a weird time for Capcom, releasing what is arguably some of the company's worst-performing titles. In 2010, we saw the release of Lost Planet 2 and Dark Void, two games that…

June 27, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Story of Seasons: A Wonderful Life Review

A lot has changed with farming sims since Harvest Moon: A Wonderful Life originally released nearly 20 years ago. What was once a relatively niche genre has now seen many new releases each year, with…

June 22, 2023 | 09:30 EDT

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Sunshine Shuffle Review

Texas Hold ‘em: A card game recognized by many, understood by less, and played optimally by a few. It’s a tricky thing to understand, what with the mentality of “poker face” extending far past a…

May 24, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Review

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has big shoes to fill. The conversation around Breath of the Wild's open-format story, updated formula, and graphical fidelity quickly established it as an…

May 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun Review

With so much lore behind Warhammer 40,0000 to unpack and various video games, books, tabletop sets, and more expanding upon its setting, it's an intimidating series to get into, no doubt about it. So…

May 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Super Dungeon Maker Review

Ever since the release of Super Mario Maker people have been clamoring for Nintendo to recreate this idea for other genre games, among those cries is for a way to create and share your own Zelda…

May 3, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Cassette Beasts Review

Every now and then, a game comes out that tests the boundaries of gaming genres. Rarely does one create something fun, unique, and creative on a scale that rivals games with much more money available…

April 26, 2023 | 11:05 EDT

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly Review

Legacies are a tricky thing, running parallel with the vacuous nature with which humanity weighs itself. It’s easy for you to consider your life to remain less than a footnote in the wake of a few…

April 19, 2023 | 10:00 EDT

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Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories Review

Going into Melon Journey: Bittersweet Memories, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The delightfully green-hued world and the Gameboy-like graphics had caught my eye, but I had no idea how the story was…

April 5, 2023 | 02:00 EDT

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Assault Suits Valken DECLASSIFIED Review

Mecha anime is something of an acquired taste. Even among anime fans, it seems that you have to really want to get into a mecha show to really get hooked on the genre. That said, the sentiment is not…

March 30, 2023 | 07:30 EDT

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Gripper Review

Boss fights are some of the most exciting and climactic moments in video games. Whether it's the panicked desperation of Ornstein and Smough or the drawn-out tension of The End, iconic boss battles…

March 29, 2023 | 08:00 EDT

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The Wreck Review

There’s no real easy way to introduce this, so let’s get to the main event: The Wreck! A 3D visual novel and the latest game from French developers The Pixel Hunt, known for releasing games like the…

March 23, 2023 | 11:00 EDT

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Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key Review

The first Atelier Ryza was an interesting entry in the franchise, taking what Gust had learned from the previous trilogy and crafting a more beginner-friendly Atelier experience. Now the finale is…

March 23, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

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Resident Evil 4 Review

It's hard to understate how influential Resident Evil 4 has been on the industry. One of its prototypes would branch off and become the famous Devil May Cry series. Games like Gears of War, Uncharted…

March 17, 2023 | 03:05 EDT

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Terminal Velocity: Boosted Edition Review

There are certain games from your childhood that you just don’t expect to be re-released on modern hardware nearly three decades after you played them. For example, I don’t think anyone is expecting…

March 14, 2023 | 09:00 EDT

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Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Review

Hot off the trail of last year's Kirby and the Forgotten Land is a familiar experience for many Kirby fans, yet one that I, unfortunately, missed out on. Now, I've seen and played a lot of Kirby…

March 10, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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Fatal Frame: Mask of The Lunar Eclipse Review

While the Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space remakes takes up everyone’s time and money for their big expensive returns to generational statements, spare a thought for the boy in blue. 2008’s Fatal Frame…

March 8, 2023 | 08:00 EST

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Rooftop Renegade Review

It’s interesting how speedrunning in video games has become its own sub-genre. Pick any genre to sit alongside it, and suddenly you have a battle of optimization, wits and critical planning, all…

February 28, 2023 | 10:30 EST

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Octopath Traveler II Review

In early 2017, Square Enix revealed Project Octopath Traveler, which seemed to be an homage to the retro turn-based games of a bygone era. Many, including me, were dazzled by the look of the game’s…

February 17, 2023 | 04:00 EST

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Fire Emblem Engage Review

It's been 30 years since Fire Emblem hit consoles -- in Japan, at least -- and most series can only dream of getting a fully-fledged game to celebrate. As is the case with Fire Emblem Engage, a game…

February 16, 2023 | 12:30 EST

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Elderand Review

Not every game can change the world. It's the fate of some games simply to offer an experience that's "good enough", one that may never challenge the kings of its genre for their thrones but which…

February 16, 2023 | 09:00 EST

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SpongeBob SquarePants: The Cosmic Shake Review

When it comes down to it, SpongeBob SquarePants really is an irreverent and universal cultural icon. Going past the memes, or the endless references to lines, moments, or specific frames of animation…

January 30, 2023 | 11:00 EST

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A Space for the Unbound Review

There are different kinds of gamers out there. Some love gaming for gameplay and others love it for the stories games can tell. A good game does either of those things well, but a great game can…

January 18, 2023 | 11:00 EST