Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony

As a massive fan of puzzles, I have always been regularly won over by the murder-mystery visual novel genre. Phoenix Wright first did this years ago, but its simple mechanics have worn on me over the years. Enter Danganronpa, however, which is built in a […]

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SteamWorld Dig 2

I can’t say that I was ever expecting a sequel to SteamWorld Dig. While Rusty’s adventure into the depths beneath Tumbleton is an absolute blast, I couldn’t imagine a sequel being anything but a rehash. Not to say I didn’t want one, just that I […]

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Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

As a relatively active gamer, I always marvel at those series which reach the high sequel numbers without catching my attention previously. Not to say I’ve played them all; for example, I’ve never tried out the Dragon Quest series, but I’ve at least heard of […]

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Nidhogg 2

Is it reasonable to judge a sequel under the spectre of the original? I’ve been thinking about this a lot when it comes to Nidhogg 2. It’s a game that has quite a bit going for it, but it would be easier to celebrate its […]

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Darkest Dungeon is such an excellent game in so many ways, and I’ve spent a disgusting amount of time with it despite the way it punishes me. Like a battered lover, the only thing keeping me from calling the authorities is my belief that the […]

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Valkyria Revolution

Before we can even start to discuss this game, a clear message needs to be relayed in case you missed one of the many notices put out by Media.Vision about their latest game, Valkyria Revolution – this is not another Valkyria Chronicles game. This is meant […]

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Puyo Puyo Tetris

Tetris and Puyo Puyo are games that rely on similar fundamentals. Clearing lines in Tetris is easy for anyone, but consistently clearing stacks of four and maximising a score takes planning and quick thinking. Popping a group of four Puyos is simple too, but creating […]

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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Back in 2006, I started to watch anime at the recommendation of a friend at the time. Being that we were both new to the medium, the results of our misadventures had a spectrum of quality ranging from terrible to “OK.” One of the first […]

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Digimon World: Next Order

Despite being a fan of the first season of Digimon in my younger days, I have not previously put a decent effort into getting into any of the series’ many games. Last year’s Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth release caught my interest initially, but I never […]

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Dragon Quest Builders

Quick, someone tell me what year it is?! That is how I feel coming down from Dragon Quest Builders, the latest game to look at how much money Minecraft has made and said; yeah, that would be nice. I haven’t played any of the previous […]

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