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Idol Eyes: A Review Of Hyperdimension Neptunia PP: Producing Perfection

Idol Eyes: A Review Of Hyperdimension Neptunia PP: Producing Perfection 

Frankly, I wasn’t even aware that idol simulators were “a thing,” as they’d say, and as such Hyperdimension Neptunia PP: Producing Perfection represents my first foray into the realm. In it, the player acts as a manager guiding a fresh-faced ingenue in her efforts to become an international singing sensation. …

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Creepshow: A Review Of The Last Door

Creepshow: A Review Of The Last Door 

It’s hilarious to think that I find a game as dark and macabre as The Last Door to be utterly delightful and wonderous.

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Traditional & Terrific: A Review Of Demon Gaze

Traditional & Terrific: A Review Of Demon Gaze 

Demon Gaze is a dungeon-crawler for the PlayStation Vita. It didn’t take much time with the game–its eccentric cast of characters, its wonderfully-crafted dungeons, and its engaging story arch to win me over. I absolutely, unequivocally loved this game. So instead of weird, gushing review of one of my favourite …

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Grandest Finale: A Review Of Blackwell Epiphany

Grandest Finale: A Review Of Blackwell Epiphany 

So this is what years of making adventure games gets you, huh? This is what the culmination of a well-written series of games looks like? In a time when the sparkle and shine of technical prowess is touted above content, this is what happens when you focus on narrative?
Well, that’s …

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The Breasts: Another Review Of Conception 2: Children Of The Seven Stars

The Breasts: Another Review Of Conception 2: Children Of The Seven Stars 

It could be said that I didn’t much care for The Battle elements of Conception II. But there’s a whole other half to the game: the relationship simulation. Should you slog through the game just to see the character archs play out?
That depends on whether or not you want to …

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The Battle: A Review Of Conception 2: Children Of The Seven Stars

The Battle: A Review Of Conception 2: Children Of The Seven Stars 

Part relationship simulator, part clone, part porn. Most people would stick with the cliched “mixed bag” descriptor, but that’s not only sophomoric, it’s kind, too.
There’s good to be had, but a better word for Conception II: Children of The Seven Stars is schizophrenic.

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Banger: A Review Of LUFTRAUSERS

Banger: A Review Of LUFTRAUSERS 

Vlambeer’s Jan Willem Nijman did a talk recently about what makes games enjoyable. Aimed at developers, the talk was designed to show how, through design tricks, you can get more Bang For Your Buck out of the gameplay. It’s interesting to see that talk, but it’s down right fascinating to see how …

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One Player Only: A Review Of 10 Second Ninja

One Player Only: A Review Of 10 Second Ninja 

I’m going to do it. I’m going to review 10 Second Ninja without mentioning that game.
And don’t be so daft as to ask, “What game!?” It’s clear–very clear–from the first screen what game will immediately spring to everyone’s mind. This is completely understandable, though. The setup is similar, and the …

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Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY

Pretty But Flat: A Review of Wooden Sen’SeY 

Wooden Sen’SeY follows the hero, Goro, as he tries to reclaim all the booze (or water, or lighter fluid!?) that has been stolen by a bad guy in a spaceship (Robotnik-esque machine of some sort, hopefully powered by small woodland creatures, no one’s sure). It’s set up like an arcade …

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The Secret Of Style: A Review Of Secrets Of Rætikon

The Secret Of Style: A Review Of Secrets Of Rætikon 

Super Meat Boy’s flawless controls wouldn’t have made a splash without its quirky, hilarious characters. Braid’s interesting mechanics would have been reductively described as a two-dimensional Sands of Time without its stylized aesthetic. Antichamber could have looked like Portal. The Dream Machine could have been made with pixels instead of …

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