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Review: Ion Fury

The retro FPS renaissance is in full swing as of late last year. With the release of DUSK, fans of labyrinthine designs and key hunting were treated to an evolution of a classic formula that paid homage to and improved upon its inspirations...

 
 
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Review: Age of Wonders: Planetfall

I've always had an aversion to the fantasy genre, and because of that, I've never dipped my toes into the Age of Wonders series despite loving the 4X genre. With the announcement that the newest game, Planetfall, was going to be painted ove...

 
 
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Review: Witcheye

This year hasn't exactly been the best on the books for mobile gaming. Many of the biggest titles have so far failed to meet expectations and much of what is on the horizon isn't exactly painting a glowing picture of mobile's future. Howeve...

 
 
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Review: RAD

RAD provides an alternate history where at some point in the mid-eighties, the world was annihilated in nuclear hellfire. Eventally, survivors managed to scrape together enough remnants of civilization to start rebuilding society. Cult...

 
 
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Review: Dicey Dungeons

Terry Cavanagh has created three major releases now. The first was VVVVVV and it was incredible. Then, he followed it up with Super Hexagon and guess what -- it blew everyone away. With a team helping him this time around, is it all bu...

 
 
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Review: Electronic Super Joy 2

One of the most influential indie games ever released was Team Meat's Super Meat Boy. A tremendous success story for the small team, it created a paradigm shift for what people would come to expect from homegrown platformers. Pretty much im...

 
 
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Review: The Blackout Club

I don't think I've ever wanted to love a game more than The Blackout Club. It's just...the game feels as if it's doing its best to push me away at every moment. 

 
 
 
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Review: Metal Wolf Chaos XD

Before From Software was synonymous with Dark Souls, it was pumping out mech games. To me — even as someone who has torn through every Souls game multiple times at this point — From will likely always be linked with Ar...

 
 
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Review: Forager

Forager might just be the coziest, most laid-back video game I end up playing this year. I didn't exactly know what it was coming in – there's farming and crafting and skeleton slashing, based on the screens – but I knew I'd be ...

 
 
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Review: A Short Hike

A Short Hike is a relaxed game about an adorable bird, going on a walk through the countryside, with the hopes of finding cell phone reception. It originally released as a part of the Humble Monthly program back in April, but it’s now...

 
 
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Review: Turok: Escape from Lost Valley

I'm not a fan of short intros where reviewers bluntly tell you to avoid a particular game. There are many different factors for why a title can end up so bad that you want to chug battery acid instead of playing it. Sometimes things don't c...

 
 
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Review: Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order

You could deliver brawlers to me by the truckload on a weekly basis. They're like comfort food: both a reminder of a bygone era when they filled the arcades and my living room with joy. As I continue to harp on the importance of game preser...

 
 
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Review: Kill la Kill The Game: IF

The hyperactive, psychedelic, extremely noisy opera that is action anime is custom-made for fighting games. So much of the medium has been built around combat, usually engaged in fantastical, physics-breaking fashion. From Fist of the North...

 
 
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Review: Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus has become an incredibly divisive game since its release in 2017. While it brought some hefty and frenetic gunplay with excellent presentation, the actual gameplay aspects took a backseat to a poorly written...

 
 
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Review: Sky: Children of the Light

Thatgamecompany is a developer that doesn't so much make games as it does create playable poetry. Its trilogy of titles for PlayStation sought to establish a connection with players on a more spiritual level. Games like Flow and Flower ...

 
 
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Review: Fire Emblem: Three Houses

It's hard to believe that we could be living in a world with no western Fire Emblem availability. We can owe it all to Super Smash Bros. Melee, which sort of introduced the series to the west by way of Roy and Marth, and the rest is hi...

 
 
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Review: Automachef

I feel as if I've cooked more in video games than I ever have in real life or ever will. There are so many compelling choices right now, from lighter arcade co-op experiences like Overcooked to more intricate simulation games like Cook, Ser...

 
 
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Review: Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot

Several big publishers have given up on VR, but Bethesda is forging ahead. In addition to VR adaptations of Skyrim, Fallout, Prey, and Doom, Bethesda also greenlit Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot, which goes a bit further than its predecessors, dir...

 
 
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Review: Harry Potter: Wizards Unite

The Harry Potter franchise is a riddle gaming just hasn't been able to crack yet. There have been many attempts over the years, with different developers and publishers taking a swing at the book and film series, with mostly middling r...

 
 
 
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Review: The Council: Episode 5: Checkmate

For those who have not been following along on the community side of things, Destructoid user Soulbow has been consistently pestering me, for over a year now, to keep writing these reviews for The Council. I mean, this episode came out...

 
 
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Review: Super Mario Maker 2

Super Mario Maker is one of those console defining games. On the Wii U, it represented one of the best uses of the system's tablet controller and offered players a chance to show off their level design skills in the one way Nintendo wo...

 
 
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Review: Stranger Things 3: The Game

Stranger Things 3: The Game is a note-for-note retelling of Stranger Things season three, released day and date with the popular Netflix series. If you haven't seen it, Stranger Things (the show) draws influence from sev...

 
 
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Review: Blazing Chrome

I took one look at Blazing Chrome and was ready to play it. I spent countless hours engrossed in games like Metal Slug and Contra, and I just don't mean the classics, as more modern editions like Shattered Soldier and Hard Corps: Uprising a...

 
 




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Ion Fury"Bombshell's redemption"

 

Age of Wonders: Planetfall"Aiming for the moon, landing among the stars"

 

Witcheye"I spy with my little eye"

 

RAD"For once, truth in advertising"

 

Dicey Dungeons"Can Terry Cavanagh do no wrong?"

 

The Blackout Club"An endearing mess"

 

Omega Labyrinth Life"Pushing the envelope...with your breasts"

 

Metal Wolf Chaos XD"Are you a bad enough dude to be the president"

 

Forager"Time keeps on slippin'"

 
 
 

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indigit4l

Yes, social media is not something Im a big fan I would never be on Instagram because its just not realistic and its full of Michael Crichton got it right in my favorite book ever, The Lost Ian Malcolm quote from 1995 in comments

 
Uncle Arena Fighter

Room is the cleanest its ever Old house sold, new house Moving for the first time within two Hope all is Also, thinking of making Freeware Fridays Dont want to force myself or outstay my

 
RenaudB90

Ion Fury is really, really Highly recommend it to anyone that likes fast paced

 
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Parismio

I finally made it to the timeskip in FE! Everyone looks so Also as a result of my excessive grinding, a lot of my supports went straight to A ranks!

 
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RolanberryPrins

Should I buy No Mans Sky at 50% off, or wait until the inevitable 80% off during the next seasonal sale? I have a lot of other games in the mean time, Im just very tempted by the new

 
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Labrinth was already good, but Zendayas voice shines so bright in The chorus The Bass - Man, oh, man, the bass! #musictoid | Labrinth, Zendaya - All For Us

 
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Another custom game, this time a SNES The console was well yellowed and

 
Gamemaniac3434

Welp, beat I had my issues with it and I might prefer the story of the first buuuut theres tons of QoL improvements and overall its a really charming and enjoyable Curious what that epilogues going to

 
 

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