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Deadly Premonition Director’s Cut: Don’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

By Laura . November 9, 2013 . 5:00pm

Deadly Premonition is a game that betrayed my expectations in many ways.

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Hometown Story: Won’t Leave You Feeling Homesick

By Jenni . November 6, 2013 . 1:32pm

Hometown Story is the tedious tale of a young man or woman that is a slave to repetition in the name of profits.

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The Guided Fate Paradox: Playing God is Risky Business

By Jack . November 5, 2013 . 12:20pm

Both the narrative and gameplay make a point to say that god in the world of The Guided Fate Paradox is fragile and disposable. Despite his god-like powers, Renya is still a high school student and carries himself in the goofiest way possible.

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The Wolf Among Us – The Most Promising Noir Since Hotel Dusk

By Ethan . November 3, 2013 . 2:00pm

Is it a good noir? Well, it’s certainly a faithful one. All standard genre archetypes are present and accounted for—a jaded and cynical protagonist, an ineffective authority, a girl in need of protection, a crooked enforcer.

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Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies – In Justice We Trust… Not

By Laura . October 30, 2013 . 12:59pm

Many of the improvements in Dual Destinies are a double-edged blade. When one aspect is strengthened, it also has other effects on the game, for better or for worse.

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Malicious Rebirth: One-on-One On A Battlefield Of Hundreds

By Kris . October 27, 2013 . 2:00pm

Malicious Rebirth is unlike any other action game out there, and if you try to play it like one, you’re asking for trouble.

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Valhalla Knights 3: Half-hearted In Everything But Fanservice

By Kris . October 16, 2013 . 11:29am

Fanservice is prevalent in Valhalla Knights 3. It’s the kind of game that doesn’t even bother with blinking or lip flap animations for its characters, but somehow manages to include jiggle physics.

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Rune Factory 4 Makes Up For All Its Shortcomings With Freedom

By Jack . October 13, 2013 . 5:00pm

For every little problem it has, Rune Factory 4 makes up for it by offering you a lot of freedom in how you want to play. It was completely up to me how I wanted to spend my day, every day, once I was settled in.

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Pokémon X And Pokémon Y’s Overworld Feels Much More Alive

By Laura . October 11, 2013 . 12:07pm

Aesthetic improvements for Pokémon X and Pokémon Y extend far beyond just the games’ battles, since the overworld is entirely modeled in much more detailed 3D now, too. Not only that, it also feels more alive.

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Tickling Pikachu And Xerneas In Pokémon X And Pokémon Y’s “Amie” Minigame

By Laura . October 9, 2013 . 11:25pm

We try out the Pokémon Amie mini-game and talk about some of the new online features that have been included in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y.

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Beyond: Two Souls Doesn’t Go That Far Beyond Heavy Rain

By Spencer . October 8, 2013 . 1:01pm

Beyond tries to distinguish itself by interweaving slice-of-life scenes like Jodie cleaning up her apartment before a date. However, the story in Beyond isn’t really about Jodie’s life. It’s about the mysteries surrounding her.

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Pokémon X And Pokémon Y: Battles Are Faster And Tougher

By Laura . October 8, 2013 . 11:01am

In Pokémon X and Pokémon Y, a number attacks have been modified, with status effects, buffing, and debuffing being emphasized, and the AI for enemy trainers takes advantage of these possible strategies.

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Pokémon X And Pokémon Y: It’s The Little Changes That Add Up

By Laura . October 6, 2013 . 5:00pm

While many of the changes in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y appear minor, they all add something, from atmosphere to customization to convenience and improved flow of the game.

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Finding Which Character Was Right For Me In Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

By Milton . October 6, 2013 . 2:02pm

Of all the new characters in Dead or Alive 5, I was most excited to try out Momiji, a character from the Ninja Gaiden games. Instead of going straight for her, though, I opted to try out the other four newcomers first instead.

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Pokémon X And Y: Where Better Graphics Actually Affect Gameplay

By Laura . October 4, 2013 . 10:00am

Pokémon X and Pokémon Y have made the most enormous leap of all to date—right into 3D—and this brings its own set of improvements beyond just visual enhancements.

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Etrian Odyssey Untold’s Story Mode Is A Completely New Experience

By Laura . October 1, 2013 . 11:32am

The very atmosphere of Etrian Odyssey Untold’s Story Mode is different from that of Classic. You’re not one of a million here; you’re one-in-a-million.

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