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Review: Evil Genius 2: World Domination

The evil genius archetype is one that fascinates me. It’s not that outlandish that an eccentric megalomaniac could gather a group of underlings and launch a campaign against the world, but I can’t convince a courier to leave a p...

 
 
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Review: Balan Wonderworld

Back in January, I wrote up an impressions piece for my hands-on with the Balan Wonderworld demo, saying it was saving its best bits for the final game. That statement wasn't really supported by any concrete evidence, it was more wishf...

 
 
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Review: Genesis Noir

There is a start to everything. All conflicts and compassions require a catalyst, but finding the true zero point can range from easy to very, very tricky. This is the setup of Genesis Noir, an adventure from developer Feral Cat Den that's ...

 
 
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Review: Monster Hunter Rise

It's weird to think how Monster Hunter low key became Capcom's top franchise in an instant. While Street Fighter and Resident Evil still reign supreme overall, with multiple entries dotting the top 10 list, Monster Hunter is the absolute ki...

 
 
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Review: Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town

Reviewing Story of Seasons: Pioneers of Olive Town has been an interesting couple of weeks, to say the least. When I first got my review code, I was told there would be a day-one patch that would aim to alleviate many of the issues that hav...

 
 
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Review: A-Train: All Aboard! Tourism

One of these days I'm going to go to Japan. It's been a lifelong dream of mine, and there is so much I want to see over there, from Mt. Fiji to Chuka-Soba Tomita to the torii gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine. I'm also going to wa...

 
 
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Review: Kaze and the Wild Masks

While most rabbits prefer the simple life — hanging around in fields, lolloping in runs and hutches, playing basketball with Bill Murray — such mediocre pastimes do not trouble the head of tomb waidin' wabbit, Kaze. Kaze chases ...

 
 
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Review: Gnosia

It may only be March, but I'd wager the cast of Gnosia is the most infatuating group of eclectic weirdos we'll see in gaming this year. The 14 characters that make up the passengers of this wayward spaceship are a diverse bunch, w...

 
 
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Review: Omori

Content Warning: This game, and thus the review, contains depictions and descriptions of depression, anxiety, and suicide. Having been Kickstarted in 2014, Omori seems to have gone under many people's radar, myself included. While at a...

 
 
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Review: Everhood

Combat is a central feature to many games. We’re not very good at depicting conflict resolution in an interactive way unless it involves swinging a sword or firing a gun. A debate is difficult to simulate, but ballistics are not. Rece...

 
 
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Review: The Climb 2

It's crazy to think that it's been nearly five years since The Climb! That's about how long mainstream VR tech has been out, and thankfully, a handful of plucky studios are still plugging away at VR games. I mean, it's a niche at this point...

 
 
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Review: Taxi Chaos

Taxi Chaos is, for all intents and purposes, the spiritual successor to Sega's Crazy Taxi. It features convertible cabs driving around a city, picking up fares, and dropping them off as quickly and stylishly as possible. There's e...

 
 
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Review: Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection

Ghosts 'n Goblins is an absolute retro classic. It kind of embodies the old school, no holds barred feel of some old game development philosophies: you're either in or you're out. And even if you're in, you might eventually be out, after th...

 
 
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Review: Capcom Arcade Stadium

It was the best of times, it was the blurst of times. I don't need to write another lengthy, misty-eyed intro on how my entire formative life years were spent squinting in the noisy din of the arcade, breathing cigarette smoke into my young...

 
 
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Review: Bravely Default II

To some, the Bravely Default franchise exists merely on the peripheral plane. "We want more old school JRPGs," fans cried out. "Here's a few," Square Enix answered. But the reach of projects in the aforementioned series, as well as one-offs...

 
 
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Review: Persona 5 Strikers

Omega Force, as a studio, has carved out a nice little niche for itself. Well, some wouldn't say it's nice! "Repetitive," is the word some might use. But despite their reputation for similar-looking beat 'em ups, hardcore Omega Force fans k...

 
 
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Review: Little Nightmares II

Little Nightmares II has this entertaining intensity to it that's as fun to watch as it is to play. The formula is no secret, but that doesn't make it any less successful. Time and time again, you're going to slowly, safely get a lay of the...

 
 
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Review: Super Mario 3D World + Bowser's Fury

Super Mario 3D World holds a special place in my heart for several reasons; but chiefly, it was the first game I covered as the head of reviews at Destructoid. That was nearly eight years ago. As I stated with many, many words, it quickly c...

 
 
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Review: Destruction AllStars

After being delayed out of the PlayStation 5's launch window, Destruction AllStars is rolling onto the scene at an opportune time. This hero-based destruction derby game would've struggled to catch on as a full-priced release, but as a Play...

 
 
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Review: Werewolf: The Apocalypse - Earthblood

"You can't stand in the way of progress" is a favored motto of your resident capitalist, and no company knows that better than Endron, the energy corporation currently sucking the life force directly out of our dying planet. But this ecolog...

 
 
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Review: Gal Gun Returns

I never thought I'd be the type of person who'd enjoy a game where you pump high school girls full of pheromones to satisfy their needs, but here I am reviewing my third Gal*Gun title. Despite clearly not being in its target demographi...

 
 
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Review: Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy

Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout was my introduction to the long-running Atelier series. And while I definitely enjoyed it, it didn’t leave enough of an impact for me to run with it and check out the rest of the mi...

 
 
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Review: The Medium

I respect Bloober Team's persistence in the realm of psychological horror games. They're not for everyone, and I understand the complaints that their games lack a certain impact, but I like 'em okay. The Medium, Bloober Team's latest releas...

 
 
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Review: Cyber Shadow

It feels like just yesterday that Yacht Club Games was formed: now it's publishing stuff. Our little shovel studio is growing up! The first publishing duty on the docket? Cyber Shadow.

 
 
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Review: Dead Cells: Fatal Falls

It only took a single (unsuccessful) stab at Dead Cells for me to get back in the swing of things and boy does this game still feel fantastic. Its sense of ferocity and flow is up there with the best of 'em. I didn't just boot up Dead Cells...

 
 




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