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Review: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

These days, it's unusual for me to actively seek out role-playing games. The allure of embarking on a grand adventure is still strong as ever, and I love assembling and growing attached to a crew of characters, but the sheer time commitment...   read

 
 
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Review: The Disney Afternoon Collection

One of my favorite conversation starters among friends is how they feel about legacy systems like the NES. In my experience, you'll run the entire gamut, from older folks who hated retro games to younger players who absolutely love the clas...   read

 
 
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Review: Wonder Boy: The Dragon's Trap

The Wonder Boy series has sort of a complicated history. Several different franchises have claimed at least one of the series' titles, including Wonder Boy, Monster Land, and even Adventure Island. The Wonder Boy games were always conf...   read

 
 
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Review: Voodoo Vince Remastered

With the release of Banjo Kazooie-inspired Yooka Laylee, the upcoming Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and the revival of Psychonauts, 3D platformers are re-emerging in mainstream gaming. Whether this will just be a short-lived nostalg...   read

 
 
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Review: Vroom in the Night Sky

Watch every Adam Sandler movie in a row. See my grandma naked. Lick the callused scaly feet of Louie Anderson after a hard day's work on the set of Family Feud. Attempt to tie my flaccid penis containing an entire cotton swab in a kn...   read

 
 
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Review: Kamiko

It isn't every day that we here at Destructoid review imports, but like Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 which I also reviewed, Kamiko also features an all lady cast and offers an English translation if you grab it from the Japanese eShop. For a...   read

 
 
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Review: Logitech Pro G Keyboard

When Logitech started their G Pro Gaming line with a mouse, I found it to be a simplistic but efficient device that would work well for eSports. Well, at least, I think it would. I'm not good enough for tournaments. I'm happy just to finish...   read

 
 
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Review: Mr. Shifty

Hotline Miami was an instant hit upon its release in 2012. Mixing a unique style with gratuitous violence and a self-reflective story, the game asked players to question why they were so willing to murder in video games all the time. Was it...   read

 
 
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Review: Starblood Arena

Ever since day one of the consumer VR rollout, I've been playing EVE: Valykrie off and on. It's still one of the best virtual flight simulators out there, and it's been over a year since launch. Starblood Arena, a brand new PlayStation...   read

 
 
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Review: Robo Recall

I'll spare you the sermon on the wonders and shortcomings of virtual reality this time. Robo Recall lets you beat robots to death with their own arms to an '80s soundtrack. It also happens to be a touch-based VR game that you need expensive...   read

 
 
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Review: Crawl

This is a review for Crawl. Yes, that Crawl. The one with all the gorgeous pixel art and GIFs you've been seeing on Twitter since God knows when. The one you might remember having played a few years ago, maybe with friends, hanging out on s...   read

 
 
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Review: Drawn to Death

From the mind of Twisted Metal and God of War designer David Jaffe comes Drawn to Death, a multiplayer-only arena shooter set within the doodle-filled confines of a teenager's notebook. This is a world in which a shark-headed ninja can grap...   read

 
 
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Review: Snake Pass

Locomotion is something that far too many video games take for granted. Standard fare for movement is often reduced to holding an analog stick in a direction and you'll get where you need to be. This approach is so ingrained in game design ...   read

 
 
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Review: The Sexy Brutale

In just under five minutes with The Sexy Brutale, I watched a man die. He was gunned down; left slumped and lifeless next to a stone altar, all before the murder weapon's echo faded. There was nothing I could do except watch the grisly scen...   read

 
 
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Review: Use Your Words

Listen up fam, if you're into making dank memes and have a few equally 'lulz' friends who want to create them sitting around a TV via their cell phones, then this is the game for you. I guess? In a world that practically speaks, eats, and b...   read

 
 
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Review: Troll and I

Remember that one episode of Doug when Mr. Dink invented a drop of liquid that made his tongue immune to the terrible taste of things like sardines? I need the video game equivalent of that.   read

 
 
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Review: Rivals of Aether

"Smash clone" is an ugly generalization. It's usually given to titles in a subgenre which, honestly, should be a lot more prominent than it is. Despite many tries, non-Nintendo developers have yet to nail the platform fighter. What most of ...   read

 
 
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Review: Graceful Explosion Machine

Another week, another Switch indie game to be reviewed that falls in a niche genre. This time it's the timed exclusive Graceful Explosion Machine -- a colorful score-driven space shooter that many people have compared to Geometry Wars ...   read

 
 
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Review: Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition

When we bought into the promise of next-generation gaming in 2013 with the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One, I doubt any of us thought we'd be playing remasters of last-generation games four years later. Here we are, though, with yet another ...   read

 
 
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Review: Paradigm

Paradigm is a game that asks the player to contemplate some tough philosophical quandaries. Its story, which revolves around the concept of genetically engineering perfect prodigal children for the wealthy ruling class, forces the play...   read

 
 
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Review: HackyZack

I can't say I've even thought about hacky sacks in any capacity over the last decade. They were a massive fad in the '90s that took the world by storm. There was an inherent joy in maneuvering a sack of beans through the air that clicked im...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Review: Yooka-Laylee

There are a lot of bad mascot platformers out there, but you'll have to pry them from my cold, dead hands. Many a night, both as a youth and an adult, were spent scouring cartoony countrysides looking for that one last musical note I n...   read

 
 
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Review: PaRappa the Rapper Remastered

Beloved PaRappa the Rapper -- the game credited with birthing the rhythm game genre -- has kicked and punched its way to the PS4 for its 20th anniversary. A vestige of its time, PaRappa represents a colorfully wacky, beanie-wearing, rap-hap...   read

 
 
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Review: Mario Sports Superstars

CJ takes a long drag on his cigarette, slowly letting the smoke fill his already weakened lungs. He glances down at his whiskey sour, nearly empty. Exhaling with a small cough, he stirs the one remaining ice cube with his middle finger befo...   read

 
 



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