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Review: Hotshot Racing

  Watch Video The racing game scene was once a far more colorful place. At any time you could be driving a Volkswagen Beetle through Jurassic Park or going up impossible climbs in your futuristic turbo bike. The early 3D era was, after all...   read
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Review: Death and Taxes

  Watch Video It seems the most important shared experience of our lives is the one we know nothing about. None of us know, definitively, what happens after death. Certainly, many of us have our beliefs -- an afterlife, reincarnation, tota...   read
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Review: Paradise Killer

  Watch Video What the heck was Killer7 even about? Japan being on the brink of war with the United States? Political parties being infiltrated by terrorists? Brutal assassinations being carried out against key political figures? It sounds...   read
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Review: Fight Crab

  Watch Video I like crabs. Do you like crabs? I keep a small group of hermit crabs as pets, one has been with me for over a decade now. So, my first question when going into Fight Crab was, “can I play as a hermit crab?” The a...   read
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  Watch Video For the last couple of months, dating sims have been my jam. It was only a matter of time before I stepped up to the plate for Destructoid and gave one a proper scrutinizing. Best Friend Forever is the game being pitched in m...   read
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  Watch Video Zelda II: The Adventure of Link was a massive departure from the original title. More linear, carefully metered progress, and with more RPG elements. It bore few similarities to its predecessor with its unique mix of top-down...   read
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Review: Lost Wing

  Watch Video I’m something of a cheerleader for rail shooters. I feel the sub-genre has still gone largely untapped, and that it’s a formula the indie market could really make work. Lost Wing is something like that. However, I...   read
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  Watch Video I’ve been a merchant of a lot of things. The Elite series allowed me to be a space trader, Euro Truck Simulator let me try my hand at terrestrial trade, and Wall Street Kid had me trading stocks directly. Now it’s time for Merchant of the Skies to marry the concept with another of my favorite fantasy passions: airships.   read
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Review: Hotel Sowls

  Watch Video I am, admittedly, a sucker for unique art styles. Sure, I enjoy lush graphics, beautiful pixel art, or stylish cel-shading, but they don’t grab my attention in the same way as something that forges a path in a different...   read
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Review: Rainswept

  Watch Video I'd probably make a horrible detective. It's not that I have any issues with observation or deduction, but rather I'm empathetic and I tend to trust people immediately. I also don't smoke or drink coffee, which I think instan...   read
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Review: Dex

  Watch Video I love cyberpunk. I love its towering neon skylines, its oppressive megacorporations, its seedy underbelly, and the discomforting ways that it twists the world to be familiar but darkened and warped. I love the augmented merc...   read
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Review: CrossCode

  Watch Video I’ve often said that the worst part about MMOs is the whole multiplayer part. Don’t put too much stake in that statement, it’s more than likely just the complaint of an aging curmudgeon. Nonetheless, I&rsquo...   read
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Review: Fury Unleashed

  Watch Video I approach roguelikes and their poseur brethren roguelites with a modicum of hesitation. It’s not that I don’t like the gameplay style, it’s just that I’m never sure if I’ll ever complete them. O...   read
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Review: Cloudpunk

  Watch Video Flying cars seem to have become a thing of the past. Where once we were practically promised that we'd one day be soaring above the streets during the morning commute, we've now accepted that, yeah, maybe that's not such a go...   read
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  Watch Video I’m willing to openly admit that I’ve never touched the Atelier series before. Going into Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness and the Secret Hideout, I knew very little. It’s a series focused on alchemy and it&rsquo...   read
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  Watch Video In recent years, there has been some effort spent to reinvent the typical JRPG turn-based battle system. While many still see turn-based combat as enjoyable and even preferred, there’s a growing number of developers who...   read
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Review: Neo Cab

  Watch Video Neo Cab is a game all about facing my greatest fear: being trapped and having to talk to someone in a confined area. Every time I step into a cab, I’m filled with dread as I pray that I got one of the rare untalkative d...   read
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Bad games have been a blight upon the world for as long as video games have been around. Most likely, they always will be. From broken or bland design to poor technical execution, there are many ways a potentially good game c...   read
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I thought we had said good-bye to Umihara Kawase. After all, the last game in the series was initially known as Yumi’s Odd Odyssey in the west, but it was later re-released under its Japanese name: Sayonara Umihara Kawa...   read
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It wasn’t long after I had described Konami as collection adverse that it hit us with a trio of pretty awesome compilations. The Arcade, Castlevania, and Contra collection are all stacked with solid games. It’s ac...   read
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Review: Gato Roboto

  Watch Video Don’t tell cats, but they’re a mere few steps away from ruling the world. Sure, they may look cute, but they run the internet, an estimated 36 million American households own at least one, and your aunt owns 12. H...   read
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  Watch Video It’s no secret Japan has long been trying to destroy us westerners with its unstoppable culture for decades. Whether it's replacing our wives with waifus or cramming our circulatory systems with their nutrient void, sod...   read
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“We’re going to break through that fleet!” Fox says as he and his wingmates assault a vastly overwhelming enemy armada. Maybe it’s one of the less memorable quotes from Star Fox 64, but it’s a mo...   read
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You could’ve warned me all you wanted, but finding myself sitting here, playing Twisted Metal III, was an inevitability after I decided I wanted to re-experience the series. As I fought a monster-truck-driving grandma o...   read
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You'd have to be terribly boring or adverse to trying new things to have never played a game you didn't enjoy. That’s just the way things are, and it’s not always the game’s fault. Sometimes the situation yo...   read
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The Game Boy left many slain in its wake. From the very beginning, many have challenged Nintendo's dominance in the handheld market and all of them failed. Some of those systems made a bigger splash than others, but Nintendo ...   read
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In recent years, Konami has become one of the industry’s most notable "bad guys." Its removal of the P.T. demo from the PlayStation store, prioritizing the production of gambling machines, and its sloppy handling o...   read
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Long, long ago, when the often-delayed N64 was still pre-drinking, getting ready to stagger out and embarrass itself at the console party, my younger, fangirl self was drooling over screenshots in my Nintendo Power magazines....   read
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In the primordial days before your mom was on the internet, we grew up in fear of the other. In the '80s and '90s, we frequently spoke of the mist-shrouded land across the ocean that controlled most of the games we played. Wh...   read
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[Adzuken gave the Destructoid community the chance to create a list of hypothetical robot masters for the next Mega Man entry, and the results are pretty damn fun. I'm especially enamored with Sandwich Man, due to their willi...   read
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About Adzukenone of us since 3:39 PM on 05.09.2018



Adzuken Q. Rumpelfelt is a gadabout gaming hobbyist, avid tea enthusiast, and aspiring writer. She's been playing video games all her life and is a lover of both new and retro games.

Obsessed in the obscure, the forgotten, and the unique, she enjoys diving in to find the human side of gaming. The failures as well as the successes.

A lover of the kitschy, the bizarre, and the dated. Enjoys 80's and 90's cartoons, horrible box art, awful voice acting, and non-traditional storytelling.

She also writes on her personal blog, the Game Complaint Department

 
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