Post 379114

Every Area in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Tells a Story

By Robert . March 2, 2014 . 5:00pm

More importantly, every level in Tropical Freeze offers something new and creative.

Post 379097

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z – Ambitious, But Falls Short Of The Mark

By Thomas . March 2, 2014 . 9:31am

While Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z provides a decent set up for DBZ-styled action and knows its audience, it falls short in execution.

Post 379006

Strider: Everything A Classic Revival Should Be

By Jack . March 1, 2014 . 9:30am

Unlike most of its predecessors, which were pure side-scrolling action games, Strider dips into more obscure exploration elements like its NES uncle.

Post 378753

Parting Is A Sweet, Sweet Sorrow In Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy

By Ethan . February 27, 2014 . 5:30pm

Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy is the last game to star Professor Layton. Level 5 made that clear when they announced the title, and this reality hung over and colored my entire experience with the game.

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Thief: The Most Grim, Oppressive Game I’ve Ever Played

By Ethan . February 26, 2014 . 5:30pm

If a game sets out on such a dedicated mission to make its places and faces so uniformly wretched, there ought to be a reason for it.

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How David Wise Saved Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze

By Robert . February 25, 2014 . 5:02pm

The beauty of a David Wise composition is itsinnate ability to seamlessly stitch together your senses. What you see and feel is eerily embodied in his melodies.

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Dustforce: A Game That’s Begging To Be Mastered

By Jack . February 23, 2014 . 9:29am

If you’ve ever enjoyed doing the challenges in games you like, whether it’s not taking any damage or trying to beat them as fast as you can, that’s Dustforce in a nutshell.

Post 377174

One Piece: Romance Dawn: Just Missed The Mark Of Greatness

By Laura . February 22, 2014 . 5:00pm

One Piece: Romance Dawn is an odd, unbalanced bundle of great potential and awkward execution.

Post 376608

You’ve Never Played A Game Like Weapon Shop de Omasse

By Ethan . February 20, 2014 . 5:10am

Weapon Shop de Omasse is one part rhythm game, one part Japanese sitcom, one part brutal RPG parody, one part economic store simulator, and two parts Twitter.

Post 375466

Nosgoth: Proof That Not Everything Is About Balance

By Ethan . February 16, 2014 . 4:59pm

Nosgoth is trying to break into a busy field. The competition between free-to-play multiplayer games is fierce these days, but luckily, this one has something going for it.

Post 375422

DanganRonpa: Murder Is Afoot. What Will You Do?

By Jack . February 15, 2014 . 5:00pm

It finally happened. Murder is afoot at Hope’s Peak Academy, and Makoto Naegi, the Ultimate Lucky Student, is fortunate enough to be the prime suspect.

Post 373816

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Is More Animal Crossing Than Final Fantasy

By Spencer . February 11, 2014 . 6:00am

If you played the demo you might think Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII is packed with exciting missions like chasing Snow through a palace dungeon. While that’s a part of the game, it’s not the bulk of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

Post 373765

DanganRonpa Has Its Own Take On Social Links

By Jack . February 10, 2014 . 11:01pm

When things are calm in DanganRonpa, Makoto is free to explore the school and spend time with his fellow classmates.

Post 372926

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition – It’s A Beautiful Island

By Jenni . February 8, 2014 . 5:00pm

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition is the prettiest version of the game you can possibly get. It looks gorgeous, and the level of detail is absolutely extraordinary.

Post 372771

Bravely Default Has 24 Jobs, But Infinite Possibilities

By Ethan . February 6, 2014 . 9:30am

The great thing about job systems is that they can continue to feel fresh for as long as the jobs themselves break new ground. Bravely Default’s job system is no different.

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Bravely Default’s Soundtrack Sets It Apart From Its Peers

By Ethan . February 4, 2014 . 1:32pm

Bravely Default is a game that balances old and new at every turn, and nowhere is the push and pull between modern expectation and genre tradition more evident than in the soundtrack.

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