The Lost Child

Ever since playing the first Pokémon as a young child, I’ve always enjoyed monster-capture games. The thrill of finding something missing from your collection, the tactics of switching out members of your team for advantage in battle, even the long grinding sessions that follow a […]

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Attack on Titan 2

In theory, an Attack on Titan game sounds like a great idea. The exhilarating speed of hunting 50-foot tall titans is unquestionably excellent in theory, and when the first game, Attack on Titan: Wings of Freedom, released in 2016, it presented a flawed formula that […]

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Secret of Mana

To my mind, a remake is called for when a much-beloved game is considered beyond clunky, and its design is as stale as three-day-old doughnuts, but the feelings that game invokes are still present. The process is supposed to take everything that its predecessor created […]

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Dragon Quest Builders (Switch)

First released in 2016 for PS4 and PS Vita, Dragon Quest Builders (DQB) has made its way onto the Switch. Mind you, it’s mostly the same game as before, just with some fluff added, but it’s also the first time I’ve played it. Let me […]

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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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