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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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Review: Insurgency
7Good
Review: Insurgency

An addicting multiplayer-only FPS with a focus on tactics, the game pretty much demands previous skill in the genre. Those who are new or just not very good at FPS games might not enjoy it so much.

Back to Basics The First Person Shooter genre is probably the most popular genre of video games in current times....
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Review: Tales of Phantasia [iOS]
2Terrible
Review: Tales of Phantasia [iOS]

What had the potential to be a good port is massacred by a poor gameplay engine and the force feeding of microtransactions. Gamers looking to experience Phantasia are far better off playing an older version of the game.

Left Behind Until recently, the Tales series has had a spotty history of Western localization. On average, one in three...
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Classic Review: Ys II
9Amazing
Classic Review: Ys II

The conclusion to the original Ys duology improves just about everything from its predecessor. Bigger, prettier, and more intriguing, it is a game every JRPG enthusiast should check out.

[NOTE: It is difficult to discuss the story of Ys II without mentioning plot points of the first game. This...
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Classic Review: Ys I
8Great
Classic Review: Ys I

Whether on TurboGraphix-16 or modern PC, the first Ys game stands as a great foundation for the rest of the series, and despite some faults, is damn fun to play through.

The Obscure Third In the 1980s, there were three big names in the JRPG genre. Two of them are well-known...
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Classic Review: Tales of Destiny
6Fair
Classic Review: Tales of Destiny

North America's first taste of the Tales Of series. While greatly surpassed by future entries, Destiny remains a great introduction to the series, despite its faults.

The Next Big Genre Following the release and rave reviews of Final Fantasy VII in 1997, publishers went on a...
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Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
8Great
Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D

Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D is a great port to an already great game, adding just enough new content for fans of the original release to get their money's worth.

Classic games are called “classic” for a reason. The Donkey Kong Country series were some popular platformers on the Super...
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Review: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
8Great
Review: Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon is a big sloppy love letter to fans of cheesy 80s and 90s action cinema and is the most honest game you will play all year.

The Last Action Hero. What happened to the action hero? That impossibly buff, remarkably handsome, and completely badass, hardcore, ain’t-afraid-of-nothing,...
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Review: Bioshock Infinite
9Amazing
Review: Bioshock Infinite

Bioshock: Infinite has been released with the same feelings of curiosity, bewilderment, and impending demise as the original.

Let’s think back to 2007 for a moment. That one time you somehow survived a plane crash, finding a deserted...
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