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Monument Valley 2 just popped up on iOS

I do love a good surprise launch. The mind-bending mobile puzzler Monument Valley now has a follow-up and it's out today on iOS as a timed exclusive, priced at $4.99. Despite this being a full-on numbered sequel, developer ustwo says "you ...

 
 
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Review: Block'hood

I wasn't sure what to expect when first booting up Block'hood. The screenshots are gorgeous and it looked like a city-building game, but I had no real understanding of the mechanics or details. Now that I'm familiar with it, I'm confident i...

 
 
 
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Review: RiME

Rime has been through hell. Tequila Works initially pitched it to Microsoft, which didn't end up working out. Then they went to Sony with another exclusive offer, which did work out, until it didn't. Now they're back with a vengeance on fou...

 
 
 
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Review: Old Man's Journey

I wasn’t quite sure what I was getting myself into when I signed up to review Old Man’s Journey. The name made me think I’d be playing something about a man dying and coming to terms with his life or that I’d be livi...

 
 
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Review: Mages of Mystralia

Magic is often taken for granted in games. It's just a skill you learn, to be called upon by a button press or a menu option later. Earn a new spell, equip it, then use it immediately for its effects without really thinking about how it was...

 
 
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Danger Zone looks like a nice fix for the lack of Burnout

It’s been a long time since a Burnout game last released. While Burnout Crash was technically the swan song for the series, most fans consider Paradise to be the final “true” entry from developer Criterion Games (or, if yo...

 
 
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Claybook is a puzzle-platformer made of clay

I always love a good clay-based aesthetic, and Claybook, an upcoming physics-centric puzzle-platform game from former Trials series developers, takes full advantage of its malleable look. "Everything acts like it would be made out of real ...

 
 
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The Switch eShop version of Rime won't cost more after all

You might have heard rumblings about the puzzle-adventure game Rime costing more on Nintendo Switch than on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There's been movement on that front, with publisher Grey Box altering the price point on the eShop ...

 
 
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Review: Statik

"It's a lot easier than it looks." That's what I had to keep reminding myself whenever I'd get stuck in Statik, an absorbing new PlayStation VR game in which you wake up handcuffed to various puzzle boxes that appear far more intricate and ...

 
 
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Review: GNOG

GNOG isn't just a clever puzzle game with vivid color schemes and a cool name. It also has the distinct pleasure of evoking long-lost memories of my favorite childhood toy line: Mighty Max. Talk about making a great first impression!

 
 
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Alolan Pokemon have finally made it to Pokemon Shuffle

For those of us who are still hanging in there with Pokémon Shuffle despite knowing full well how devious the free-to-play puzzler can be, big update: Alola-region Pokémon are starting to show up! Familiar faces from Sun and ...

 
 
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Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris

I remember the first time I played Tetris on my (lately acquired in the early '90s) Game Boy -- I sucked at it. It was one of those moments where no matter how much technical prowess I had at platformers and encyclopedic knowledge I ac...

 
 
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Review: Bye-Bye BoxBoy!

HAL Laboratory games have the uncanny ability to always bring a smile to my face. No matter the title, the developer knows what to do to absolutely charm me right off my feet. Whether I’m inhaling a Waddle-Dee, doing battle with a hip...

 
 
 
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Fez is heading to iOS this year

Fez turns five today. And more than just a quick birthday celebration and some reminiscing, Polytron has shared that an iOS version of its perspective-shifting puzzle-platformer is in the works for this year. I can't say I'm especially int...

 
 
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(Update) Fret not, Layton is gone, but Lady Layton lives on

[Update: It's set for a worldwide release on July 20 as "Layton’s Mystery Journey: Katrielle and The Millionaire’s Conspiracy."] Level-5 hung up Layton's hat for a bit, but for a series that sold nearly 16 million copies over it...

 
 
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Destructoid's top 10 Wii U games (Part 1)

There are those who will say the Wii U never stood a chance. With its confusing name, poor marketing, and the lack of a blockbuster Nintendo-developed title at launch, it stood no chance of being the success its forbearer was. That’s ...

 
 
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Voice acting doesn't necessarily improve 999

I have been in love with the Zero Escape series since former Destructoid editor Tony Ponce reviewed the first game in the franchise, Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, seven years ago. He gave it a well deserved 10/10 and after reading t...

 
 
 
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Review: A Rose in the Twilight

Did you know in the original version of The Little Mermaid, when the central character gets her legs, every step she takes feels as though she is walking on knives? And instead of marrying the prince at the end, she dies and turns into seaf...

 
 
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You can now blast DAYTONNNNNAAA on your Xbox One

While we may not be getting an extreme amount of backward compatible titles on Xbox One today, at least Daytona USA is finally available on the system. The classic racing game was truly a technical marvel back in 1993 and remains a highly e...

 
 
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Review: World of Goo (Switch)

Wait long enough, and everything old can start to feel new again. That's the happy accident of a situation I found myself in with World of Goo, the near-universally well-liked puzzle game about plucking and plopping down living bits of gooe...

 
 




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