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Azure Striker Gunvolt: It’s Not About Staying Alive, It’s About Playing Well

By Jack . August 28, 2014 . 1:00pm

Death isn’t the point of Azure Striker Gunvolt—amassing new abilities and building up your score is.

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Mighty Gunvolt Impressions: A Fun Free Game With The Potential For More

By Jack . August 27, 2014 . 1:31pm

A desire for high scores and speed-running is essential if you want to get the most out of Mighty Gunvolt.

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1: A Game With A Split Personality

By Clark . August 26, 2014 . 12:31pm

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 is a game of two parts. One of those parts is silly, lighthearted, and occasionally cringeworthy, and the other is a white-knuckle struggle fought on the edge of a blade.

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AR-K Episode Two Improves On The First

By Ethan . August 23, 2014 . 3:30pm

Episode 2 gave me the impression that I was watching AR-K come together before my eyes.

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Azure Striker Gunvolt: The Mega Man Legacy Lives On

By Jack . August 21, 2014 . 8:30am

When Azure Striker Gunvolt was first revealed, the first thing that came to my mind, and probably almost everyone else’s, was “this looks like a lot like Mega Man”.

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited – A Game Of Mutual Abuse

By Clark . August 19, 2014 . 5:32pm

Disgaea 4 didn’t abuse me just to make me grind, it wanted me to learn how to abuse it right back.

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DanganRonpa 2: It’s The Finer Details That Count

By Jack . August 15, 2014 . 6:00pm

While a lot of the new additions don’t necessarily make the game better, there are so many smart smaller additions that make DanganRonpa 2 work.

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AR-K Episode 1: When A Protagonist Has Too Strong Of A Personality

By Ethan . August 14, 2014 . 11:31am

The protagonist of a videogame is uniquely important. The player not only follows the protagonist of a game through whatever story is being told, but embodies him/her for the majority of the experience.

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Being A Freemium Game Makes Crazy Taxi: City Rush Rather Frustrating

By Mark . August 4, 2014 . 1:59pm

Crazy Taxi: City Rush is a freemium game, meaning that it is free-to-play, but buying things with real money, like in-game currency, is sometimes almost necessary to move on in the game.

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Summer Vacation In The World Of One Piece: Unlimited World Red

By Laura . July 31, 2014 . 1:58pm

Because of the writing and several other factors, I feel like extra attention was paid to not only making the world of Unlimited World Red look like Eiichirou Oda’s world, but also to make it feel like it.

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Battle Princess of Arcadias: Change Isn’t Always Good

By Thomas . July 13, 2014 . 5:00pm

Instead of being a a straightforward tactical RPG, Battle Princess of Arcadias is a tactical-RPG-side-scrolling beat-em-up hybrid.

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XBlaze Code: Embryo – Fanservice For The BlazBlue Fanatic

By Jenni . July 8, 2014 . 2:30pm

I wish XBlaze had been an anime and not a game. It’s got a great story to tell, but feels better suited to another form of media.

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Tomodachi Life Day Six: FILSAMECH Gets Hitched

By Jenni . July 7, 2014 . 3:28pm

People are getting married and Ishaan is a super hero.

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Monster Hunter Freedom Unite For iOS Works Surprisingly Well On An iPad

By Mark . July 4, 2014 . 10:30am

Monster Hunter Freedom Unite on iOS uses a considerably different control scheme, but it’s easy to get the hang of, and a good fit for the iPad.

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Shovel Knight: Not Just For The Nostalgic

By Ethan . July 1, 2014 . 2:01pm

What makes writing about Shovel Knight tricky is that it’s a game unabashedly designed to inspire nostalgia.