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Review: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
10Perfect
Review: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call

Square Enix takes an already great game and makes it even better.

It’s been over two years since the launch of the first Theatrhythm in North America. Now, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call...
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Review: Shadowgate (2014)
5Mediocre
Review: Shadowgate (2014)

A full overhaul of the classic 1987 adventure game, Shadowgate can be difficult to the point of ridiculousness. Irritatingly tough gameplay and a forgettable soundtrack are partly saved by the game's art style and atmosphere.

Rebirthing the Beast I’ve mentioned in a past article that the adventure game genre is beginning to make a comeback. I...
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Review: Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed
5Mediocre
Review: Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed

Destroy vampires by stripping them! The gameplay and story are hilarious at first, but become tiring rather quickly. The game is also plagued by frequent loading screens and slowdown. Akiba's Trip is really only for one market: fans of otaku culture.

Weird Little Things Much like its predecessor, the Vita has become something of a haven for relatively unknown and unusual...
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Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition
8Great
Surgeon Simulator Anniversary Edition

Who wants to transplant some organs!?

Over a million copies of Bossa Studio’s Surgeon Simulator 2013 have been sold. If that’s not impressive enough, there are...
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Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky
9Amazing
Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky

A sweeping epic of a story with great gameplay to boot. Despite a troubled PC release, it is one of the best JRPGs of recent memory.

Reluctant Work In past reviews, I have touched on a bit of the history of Nihon Falcom’s games. The big...
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Review: Abyss Odyssey
8Great
Review: Abyss Odyssey

The latest in indie Roguelikes, Abyss Odyssey offers a change from the norm with a fighting game battle system. A slight lack of variety is made up for with the game's atmosphere and the just plain fun battle mechanics.

Trying Something Different Among indie game developers recently, a fad has developed for the Roguelike genre. Procedurally-generated levels, difficult enemies,...
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Classic Review: The Witcher
6Fair
Classic Review: The Witcher

An excellent story marred by poor design choices and a disappointing quest system. Not "bad" so much as "unrefined".

The Hype Machine Out of the massive amount of news and announcements from this year’s E3, one of the most...
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Review: Ys: Memories of Celceta
9Amazing
Review: Ys: Memories of Celceta

Falcom finally comes to own Ys IV. Celceta is not only one of the best games in the series, but, despite a few stumbles, one of the best games for the Vita.

Weaving a Story In 1993, Nihon Falcom had hit a bit of a wall in the Ys series. After the drastically different...
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Review: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
9Amazing
Review: Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster

Return to Spira in HD.

I can still remember the first time I was introduced to Final Fantasy X. I didn’t have a PlayStation 2...
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Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
6Fair
Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

The conclusion of the Lightning Saga has arrived.

It has been eight years since the world was first introduced to Lightning, a character that would lead Final Fantasy...
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