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30 Nov 2019
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Preview: The Riftbreaker

The Riftbreaker is a big, sprawling, ambitious, kind of hopeless mess of a game. I sort of love it. Games can have ambition on a lot of levels, but at this point, the majority of games that want to be ambitious kind of need to sink into the territory of narrative ambition. This isn’t a
14 Nov 2019
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Preview: Alder’s Blood

It’s really hard to be sure just how much Bloodborne and Darkest Dungeon influenced the collective zeitgeist of gaming. The two games weren’t quite contemporaries, but they both seem to have wound up occupying a similar space and either created or tapped into an undercurrent, a longing that no one had yet articulated for pseudo-Victorian
23 Oct 2019
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Review: Dusk Diver

At first glance, Dusk Diver looks like a pretty decent anime beat-em-up featuring a female protagonist. This is incorrect. It is a beat-em-up, but it actually comes from Taiwan, with one of its big call-outs being that it has accurately modeled a popular shopping section of Taipei down to even replicating some of the businesses
21 Oct 2019
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Preview: Spin Rhythm XD

The thing about rhythm games is that from one perspective, they’re really simple to make; they just need a coherent sound and a solid control scheme. What makes it complicated is that those things are simple, not easy.
10 Oct 2019
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Review: BDSM: Big Drunk Satanic Massacre

Video games have a long history with excess. We’re not talking about games like Grand Theft Auto or Duke Nukem here; we’re talking about titles like Loaded and Postal. Games that don’t just contain content that’s pushing at the boundaries of what you can do but are, essentially, collections of offensive things rolled into an
8 Oct 2019
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Review: Trine 4: The Nightmare Prince

In the tradition of puzzle-platformers, the Trine series feels at once like it has a potent legacy and as if it’s something almost no one has ever heard of. The series already has three games under its belt, with the first one being one of those little indie gems that people who played loved, the