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14 May 2021
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Preview: Solasta: Crown of the Magister

While I’m not an avid in-person roleplayer (current state of the world not withstanding), I have had a fondness over the years for PC-based North American RPGs based on Dungeons & Dragons. These games tend to take a turn-based tactical approach, as does pen-and-paper gaming, and I also have a similar fondness for tactical games.
5 Apr 2021
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Review: Monster Hunter Rise

I’ve been a fan of Monster Hunter since I was introduced to it with Monster Hunter 3 on Wii, in part because of its straightforward and satisfying premise: killing giant beasts, making weapons and armor from parts carved from their corpses, and using those weapons and armor to kill bigger and fiercer monsters. I also
20 Mar 2021
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Preview: Rustler

Grand Theft Auto V remains a very popular game long after its release. But have you ever played it and felt like it was just a bit too… modern? Well, for those of you who may have, Jutsu Games is trying to solve that problem with their latest game, Rustler, currently in Early Access. Being
9 Mar 2021
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Review: Monster Energy AMA Supercross: The Official Videogame 4

When I started playing this game for our preview not so long ago, I knew virtually nothing about supercross. About the only exposure I’ve had to anything like it is Excitebike on the NES when I was a kid. Now that the game, plus a bit of research (more on that later), has given me
7 Mar 2021
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Review: Loop Hero

Hello readers, I am back with the follow-up to our preview of Loop Hero – a now-released title which brings some new stuff to the table for the roguelite genre. I wrote then about how well-crafted the experience was. Now that the game has graduated from Early Access, and is now a full release for
2 Feb 2021
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Preview: Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4

Uh-wha??? Al’s covering a sports game? Did he lose a bet? I’m kidding, I’m kidding. Maybe…. Anyway! While I’m definitely not a stereotypical sports guy, I do have a thing for racing games. Although I tend to prefer the more arcade-style variety, I have a great appreciation for the subtle skill that goes into real-life
30 Jan 2021
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Review: Disjunction

I seem to be on a bit of a retro kick, following hot in the footsteps of our preview of Loop Hero with another retro styled title. This time we seem to be effectively moving from a mid-80s style to an early-90’s style with today’s game, Disjunction, developed by Ape Tribe Games, for most major
12 Jan 2021
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Preview: Loop Hero

Have you ever spent time playing an RPG-type game and you felt like you were stuck going around in circles? Well, I have some good news, because today we have a case where not only is going around in circles a good thing, it’s central to the game mechanics. Loop Hero, developed by Four Quarters
18 Dec 2020
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Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

I love Tetris. It’s among my favorite video games of all time. Puyo Puyo…. isn’t too bad either. But I really liked the idea of Tetris colliding with another puzzle game franchise, even if it wasn’t one I was that familiar with at the time. And so I bought Puyo Puyo Tetris. It was a
12 Dec 2020
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Review: I, AI

Blam! If it moves, kill it! Shoot everything on the screen! Blow them to smithereens! The space shooter genre is classic, and dates back almost to the beginning of video games. Probably because they were easy to make, with a black screen being “space,” but also because they were satisfying. See how long you can
21 Nov 2020
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Preview: Puyo Puyo Tetris 2

Hello to all the puzzle fans out there! Today, we had the chance to take a look at the upcoming Puyo Puyo Tetris 2. Personally, I put many an hour into the original, so I’m quite excited to share this sneak peek of the Nintendo Switch version with you. For those who haven’t played the
6 Nov 2020
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Review: REKT! High Octane Stunts

We seem to have a bit of a car game trend going on here at Gamer Escape. No complaints there. You may be surprised to learn that I enjoy me a good car game, especially those of the less realistic, more arcade-style variety. Today’s title seems to synergize with that, so let’s dive right into
17 Oct 2020
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Review: 9 Monkeys of Shaolin

I have some fond memories of playing the wide range of beat-’em-up games available in the arcades in the late 1980s and early 90s. Some of my favorites of the arcade era being the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles arcade game, X-Men and The Simpsons. These all boiled down to being incredibly simple; just walk from
15 Sep 2020
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Review: Deleveled

So I was actually playing today’s game, Deleveled, 15 years ago. I played it every time my friends and I tried to kill Absolute Virtue. Oh wait, this game is new? And it’s a puzzle game, not an MMORPG? Oh right, that was Final Fantasy XI, easy mistake to make…
28 Aug 2020
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Review: No Straight Roads

So, do you like music? I think most would say yes, right? But then you get down to what kind of music. Do you like electronic? No? Well, this isn’t the game for you. Review over.
30 Jul 2020
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Review: Fight Crab

There’s nothing quite like Fight Crab. Of that, I am certain. But this is a case where both words and emotions, to some degree, fail me. So I’ll just have to muddle through and see if I can arrange words in a way that can describe this game. Are you ready? Let’s go! All right,
27 Jul 2020
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Preview: Blightbound

Today on the docket we have for you a sneak peek at an interesting dungeon-crawler-type game by the name of Blightbound, published by Devolver Digital and developed by Ronimo Games. This tough-as-nails game is multiplayer-only (three players, local or online), so I had to enlist some help from two fellow members of the Gamer Escape
29 Jun 2020
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Preview: Danger Scavenger

I’m something of a casual fan of rogue-likes. I don’t play them heavily, but they’re always a fun diversion when I need to break up my usual gaming schedule. It doesn’t happen that often but, as luck would have it, one was placed on my figurative “desk” to try out. Here we have Danger Scavenger,
16 May 2020
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Review: Ion Fury

3D Realms is a company I’ve not had much personal experience with, but like most, I do know them for the Duke Nukem franchise. After hitting it big with some 2D platformers and the renowned Duke Nukem 3D, it’s been somewhat of a rough ride for the Duke ever since, with Duke Nukem Forever being
12 Apr 2020
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Review: Puddle Knights

This game made my brain hurt. But whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing depends on what kind of game it is, and what triggered the hurt. If a sports game makes your brain hurt, that’s probably not a good thing! On the other hand, if it’s a puzzle game, it’s probably part