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Review: Pikuniku

I wasn't exactly sure what I was getting into with Pikuniku, the new Devolver Digital-repped puzzle-platformer adventure for Switch and PC, but I knew I liked its long-legged antics and minimalist aesthetic. That was enough of a hook, and t...

 
 
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Review: Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes

No More Heroes, like its protagonist Travis Touchdown, is a bit of an odd duck nearly 12 years removed from its original Wii launch. His creator Goichi Suda (Suda 51) marches to the beat of his own drum, as does his company, Grasshoppe...

 
 
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Review: Vane

Video games have really changed as a storytelling medium. What was once a casual dash from left-to-right, dropping baddies and collecting shiny objects, opened up into new realms of drama, narrative, and even philosophical messages. Of cour...

 
 
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Review: Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

I won't bury the lede here. Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is a fantastic Ace Combat game. If any part of the pre-launch hype appealed to you, or if you played and enjoyed one of the previous numbered Ace Combat games, you owe it to ...

 
 
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Review: YIIK: A Postmodern RPG

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG is, as the title implies, a turn-based RPG that centers around a group of hipsters from the year 1999. A lot of its presentation is based around a mixture of 90s nostalgia and attempts to subvert genre conventions by ...

 
 
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Review: My Time at Portia

Ah, the farm-life sim. It's become something of a staple in my gaming diet. You might remember me checking in with My Time at Portia back when it first entered Early Access. That was almost a year to the day, and the post-apocalyptic t...

 
 
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Review: The Walking Dead - The Final Season: Broken Toys

Like Lazarus, The Walking Dead: The Final Season has risen from the grave to continue shuffling toward its seemingly dour conclusion. After the unfortunate closure of Telltale Games last year, it seemed that all was lost for the story of Cl...

 
 
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Review: Onimusha: Warlords

The early 2000s were a boon for action games. The PS2 was hitting its stride and would go on to cement itself as one of the most extravagant purveyors of the genre. While there were plenty of wild risks that seemed to endlessly pay off, a s...

 
 
 
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Review: Block Quest Maker

In the wake of the immensely successful Super Mario Maker, fans and wannabe game developers itching to explore their creative tendencies further turned their attention to another Nintendo property: The Legend of Zelda. Rumors of an official...

 
 
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Review: Sega Ages Out Run

Sega used to be the master of arcade games in the '80s. Hit after hit would come out every few months and most of them were made by the legendary Yu Suzuki. This guy had more creative ideas than anyone else in the field and his legacy has l...

 
 
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Review: X4: Foundations

The X series has a storied history of being the top in the space trading and combat simulation genre. It has also been one of the harder series to get into with previous iterations offering little to no introduction. With X4: Foundations, i...

 
 
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Review: Ashen

The action-adventure genre has come a long way. Once seen as inaccessible to some, the parking garage gate arm has lifted thanks to the proliferation of walkthroughs and YouTube, as well as clever and welcoming iterative design choices. Ash...

 
 
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Review: Viviette

In the first 30 minutes of Viviette, I have to put my Switch down. The tension fraught by this darkened house, lit slightly by the lantern in my character's hand, is almost too much to bear. The music is ramping up and something, or so...

 
 
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Review: Hearthstone: Rastakhan's Rumble

Blizzard's collectible card game Hearthstone is one of the brightest spots on the company's ledger sheet, having recently surpassed 100 million registered players. The game is in a pretty good place, with Valve's Artifact stumbling out...

 
 
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Review: Below

Capybara's new dungeon-delving adventure, Below, places a lot of confidence in its players. Aside from a few basic control prompts up front, the beloved indie studio offers almost zero explicit instructions. There's a fundamental faith that...

 
 
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Review: Override: Mech City Brawl

One of my favorite overlooked PlayStation 2 titles is a 2003 brawler called War of the Monsters. Inspired by B-movies of the 1950s, the game let you choose from a wide variety of Kaiju and giant robots, then battle it out in a 3D arena full...

 
 
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Review: Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden

If you glance at a screenshot of Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, you would rightfully assume it to be a grid-based tactics game like XCOM. While this is an apt and welcome comparison, Mutant Year Zero works to evolve that genre in a pretty ...

 
 
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Review: Spider-Man: Silver Lining

If this is it for Spider-Man PS4, it had a good run. It didn't even need DLC (an inevitable sequel will do just fine), but the existing add-on trilogy did a decent job of allowing us to continue enjoying the game's strong foundati...

 
 
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Review: Happy Hacking Keyboard Pro 2

This is a bit of a strange one: a keyboard review on a video game website. Who would have known? But in my time at Destructoid, I have spoken to just as many developers who are fans of the site as I have general readership. They even put us...

 
 
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Review: T.16000M FCS Hotas

One of my favorite games in the last few years is Elite Dangerous; a boring space trucking simulator which to some is going to be about as fun as filling in an Excel spreadsheet. To me though, it's a kind of magic, spacefaring bliss, a rela...

 
 
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Review: Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island

Fortune Island signals a shift for Forza Horizon expansions. The add-ons for the previous game, Blizzard Mountain and Hot Wheels, created variation by fundamentally changing the experience of driving. The former put every car...

 
 
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Review: Everspace Stellar Edition (Switch)

Prior to the Nindies showcase where Everspace was announced for Switch, I had never heard of the game, which is surprising as I love both space simulators and roguelikes. The ability to play a combo of these two genres on the go is somethin...

 
 
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Review: Toki

I think most people my age have a definitive arcade experience from growing up. We've all been there: You beg your mom for quarters at the pizza place, she eventually relents and fishes a few out of her purse, and you go do your best to mak...

 
 
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Review: GRIS

Are Games Art? Cool your jets, I'm not going down that route. Do people still care about the answer to that question? Maybe they do. I sure don't - just games, innit? Sometimes they're great, sometimes they aren't. Sometimes they pick you u...

 
 




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Pikuniku"Put one foot in front of the other"

 

Vane"You probably think this game is about you"

 

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown"Yo Buddy, Still Alive!"

 

YIIK: A Postmodern RPG"Dropping the ball"

 

My Time at Portia"A city of squandered potential"

 

Onimusha: Warlords"Nobunaga is up to his old tricks again"

 

Block Quest Maker"Blocky builders"

 
 
 

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Pixie The Fairy

Ive made it known I didnt really like the Blue Mage armor much, but I think this updated look is a little Zatanna, a little Velvet Room and a little There actually a more JoJo-ish hat to be hat, but I cant afford it right

 
Shut Up Ace

#BossFightoftheDay Darkside is the first boss of Kingdom Hearts and is used to show just how bad these heartless can Being big isnt all that great though as his attacks are slow and easy to He still hits like a truck (continued in comments

 
travolta

My new work I no longer work from home, so I brought some home to my new office

 
jaygerbomb

1999 Me: LOL, no I dont play Pokemon - Im not in Me: Kids, get off the Switch - its my turn to play

 
MeeGhoulz

guys! Just in case you havent seen this link in the

 
Shoggoth2588

OK! I found a really bad Screwball challenge in DLC I wouldnt mind the stealth challenges as much if they werent I found one that supposedly doesnt have a time limit and its still ass

 
dephoenix

Ive decided, in an effort to try to get more games off my backlog, to try and beat at least one game for every console I own by the end of the I already got the Switch and DS out of the way with Gris and Trace So 2 down 20 more to

 
PLANET P1SS 69

Well fuck Time for Darling in The Franxx, NBA, and inebriation

 
Zer0t0nin

ItS getting lost a bit in the shuffle of Ace Combat 7 and the RESI 2 Remake (and even Indie stuff like Pikuniku) but this releases tomorrow and Ive been REALLY excited for

 
Boxman214

Every day that the government is shut down, this should be I also find it an appropriate song for civil rights day,

 
 

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