3 months ago
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Review: Sympathy Kiss

One thing I like about video games today is their range. And by that I mean you can find titles that fully cater to adult players, and the themes found within these games can open you to new perspectives. A great example of this the game we are looking at today: Idea Factory’s new otome
4 months ago
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Preview: Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open

If I’m being honest, as a reviewer, it’s often difficult for a game to wow me. It’s not that there aren’t good games out there, but it sometimes feels rare to come across unique titles in this industry. Luckily, I think I found something that fits the bill in Paper Ghost Stories: Third Eye Open.
4 months ago
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Review: Granblue Fantasy: Relink

I mentioned in the intro to my previous review for Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising that when you see the title “Granblue Fantasy” attached to something, you are seeing a game based upon what is a long-running mobile title that has stretched the concept of a browser game based on JRPG combat about as far as
4 months ago
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Preview: Brews & Bastards

So, who’s up for a little co-op arcade action? You? Alright, just be sure to bring a drink to wash it down with! Coming at us from Mune Studio, we had the chance to have a quick look at Brews & Bastards, a slightly tipsy twin-stick take on the classic co-op arcade beat/shoot-em-up formula popularized
4 months ago
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Review: Hidden Through Time 2: Myths & Magic

Some of the games I review on this site are like nesting dolls, and each time you think you have a handle on what the game is, you find yourself diving down another layer deeper. Other games are exactly what they appear to be. I mentioned this during a recent review, but I think this
5 months ago
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Review: Reigns: Three Kingdoms

On some level, Reigns is a concept that you are either on board with or not. It’s a pretty simple game in concept, at least; you are presented with an ongoing slew of decisions, and for each one you either swipe left or swipe right. There’s more to it than that, but it’s at once
5 months ago
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Gamer Escape’s Top 5 Reviewed Games of 2023

New Year’s Eve, 2023. You’re preparing to ring in what is sure to be another great year to come. You have bottles of your sparkling beverage of choice lined up and ready to go. Perhaps you have a stream of the Times Square ball drop up on your monitor or television. Maybe you’re still trying
5 months ago
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Review: House Flipper 2

Gaming can be a real adventure in and of itself. So many genres, themes, and styles to choose from, with different people having different needs they fill by gaming. And as a game reviewer, while I don’t like every genre or game style (and that’s fine), I’m doing this job for the benefit of others.
5 months ago
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Review: HunterX: code name T

As the gamut of Metroidvania games continues to expand at an exponential rate, so too does the need for them to somehow delineate themselves from their contemporaries. Be it through unique game mechanics, a slick visual style, or quality of content, a certain je ne sais quoi is required to really engage the player in
5 months ago
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Review: Bahnsen Knights

Time is a circle, and what’s old is new again. There’s been plenty of aesthetic throwbacks in recent years, most typically to the 64-bit era, following along the 16-bit nostalgia wave previously. But poking in at the margins here and there is a growing trend of games imitating the early PC games of the 80s.
6 months ago
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Review: Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising

Granblue Fantasy is a mobile browser-based gacha JRPG that has probably already provoked some reactions in you just by placing those words adjacent to one another. What is slightly more surprising, however, is that this is a game that has been running since 2014 with a dedicated fanbase and a design ethos that has even
6 months ago
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Hands-on with Final Fantasy XVI Echoes of the Fallen DLC

Last week, Square Enix surprised us not only with a trailer for the two pieces of DLC announced at PAX West earlier this year, but also released the first of them the same day! Echoes of the Fallen is the first of two pieces of DLC for Final Fantasy XVI and takes players to the
6 months ago
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Review: A Highland Song

Out of all of the (probably too many at this point) games that I play, there are two genres that I always get excited for: rhythm games, and games that draw emotions out of my cold dead heart. One is a fun way to jam out to great music while testing my button pressings skills,
6 months ago
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Review: KarmaZoo

As I’ve spent the past several years as a reviewer, I’ve increasingly grown to think of games as broadly belonging to one of two categories. The first category are games that basically wear their hearts on their sleeves. Within the first half-hour you have seen most of the game’s core loop and ideas, and you
6 months ago
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Review: Turok 3: Shadow of Oblivion

Way back in the late 90s, I had many a fond memory of playing Turok 1 and 2 on my N64. Naturally when they were remastered I had to pick them up, but I never did play Turok 3. Now it’s finally getting a remaster of it’s own, and it was finally time to see what I had been missing all these years.
6 months ago
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Review: Of Blades & Tails

There are a few types of games that will always grab my attention. Old-school CRPGs, games with retro aesthetics, stories with cute critters embarking on fantasy adventures… so it was inevitable that I’d take a look at Of Blades and Tails. Developed by Felix Laukel and published by Pineapple Works, Of Blades and Tails promised tactical turn-based action and exploration, but I just had to ready my sword, dust off my armor and see for myself how it held up.
6 months ago
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Hardware Review: Nacon RIG 900 MAX HX Gaming Headset

Not too long ago, I covered a then-recently released RIG headset, the 600 PRO HS. One of the cheaper items in the product line, it was pretty good, but a step back from some of their past models. Now, as we approach the holidays, I had the opportunity to look at Nacon’s highest end headset:
6 months ago
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Review: Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name

Like many folks in the fandom, the arrival of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life seemed to signal the end of the story arc for one Kazuma Kiryu. Since then, the franchise as a whole has been far from dormant. We were introduced to Ichiban Kasuga in Yakuza: Like a Dragon in the main series.
6 months ago
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Review: The Last Faith

Nothing beats getting stuck into a great metroidvania. The non-linear exploration, the progression of new abilities, challenging boss fights—when prepared properly, all of these elements confect one of gaming’s most satisfying, addicting experiences. The appreciation I have for this genre is on my mind with every metroidvania I play, but it’s especially true for those
6 months ago
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Review: Yohane the Parhelion: BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE

There is a recurring theme for me in taking reviews for games that are spinoffs of series I know nothing about. Yohane the Parhelion: BLAZE in the DEEPBLUE, aside from having the probably most overwritten title I will see all year in my review queue (it has very little time left in the year to