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AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative Review

AI: The Somnium Files - nirvanA Initiative Review

As a follow-up to a 2019 cult classic adventure game, this surprise sequel is full of heart and blows past expectations.

by Cullen Black on 22 June, 2022

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Elex II Review

Elex II Review

Elex II is an initially promising but ultimately disappointing RPG that fails to be better than the original.

by Bryan Vitale on 30 May, 2022

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The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Review

The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story Review

This high-budget FMV Japanese mystery adventure is an exceptional game in almost every way, but its tedious "gameplay" sections are its largest Achilles' heel.

by Josh Torres on 14 May, 2022

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Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden Review

Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden Review

The Forsaken Maiden is too similar to its predecessor to declare it as being significantly improved, with the greater difference lying largely in its narrative. It is a complementary experience that fans of the first are likely to enjoy just as much.

by Paige Chamberlain on 14 May, 2022

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Weird West Review

Weird West Review

Despite its unique narrative and intriguing premise, Weird West is often a frustrating experience that is difficult to enjoy playing.

by Bryan Vitale on 08 May, 2022

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Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Review

Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising Review

Rising is a respectable introduction to the world of Eiyuden Chronicle, with great characters, writing, and art. However, the game structure and combat have a hard time standing on their own.

by Adam Vitale on 10 May, 2022

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Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Review

Chrono Cross: The Radical Dreamers Edition Review

The Radical Dreamers Edition brings back two classics for the first time since their debut, but the Switch version leaves a lot to be desired.

by Cullen Black on 05 April, 2022

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Switch Review

13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim Switch Review

Vanillaware has handled 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim's Switch port with the utmost care and, with some of the changes, may even be better than the PS4 version. If you love RPGs, have an affinity for excellent stories, are in the mood for some good brain exercise, or just looking for a nice 30-hour experience in gaming, look no further than 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.

by Nathan Lee on 05 April, 2022

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Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files Story Expansion DLC Review

Lost Judgment: The Kaito Files Story Expansion DLC Review

Kaito's solo adventure is a thrilling side story to Lost Judgment and explores a new side to Yagami's sidekick with a new, compelling storyline.

by Josh Torres on 31 March, 2022

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The Cruel King and the Great Hero review

The Cruel King and the Great Hero review

Despite all its charm, The Cruel King and the Great Hero is hard to recommend.

by James Galizio on 29 March, 2022

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Relayer Review

Relayer Review

With a compelling ensemble and intriguing world to build off of, Relayer has the building blocks of a promising new IP, but too many key flaws hold it back from being truly great.

by Josh Torres on 21 March, 2022

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Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Review

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Review

Atelier Sophie 2 manages to synthesise old and new in a way befitting improvements to the franchise while leaving it comfortably with the rest of the Mysterious games. It doesn’t quite reach the heights of Atelier Ryza 2, but will still definitely keep most Atelier fans quite happy.

by Paige Chamberlain on 18 March, 2022

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Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Review

Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin Review

Despite some narrative stumbles, Stranger of Paradise Final Fantasy Origin is undoubtedly a fun chaotic romp that will delight number crunchers and action RPG aficionados.

by Scott White on 14 March, 2022

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Elden Ring Review

Elden Ring Review

Elden Ring deftly refines and boldly reimagines FromSoftware's tried and true formula.

by Bryan Vitale on 23 February, 2022

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Monark Review

Monark Review

Although the combat system is a highlight, the madness stirs in this repetitive and dull RPG.

by Scott White on 16 February, 2022

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Horizon Forbidden West Review

Horizon Forbidden West Review

Thematically rich and bursting with content, Horizon Forbidden West is a beautiful and bloated behemoth of a game.

by Quinton O'Connor on 14 February, 2022

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The Good Life Review

The Good Life Review

Despite an interesting setting, tedious gameplay and poor performance makes The Good Life a disappointing outing for Swery.

by Cullen Black on 11 January, 2022

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Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Review

Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars Review

More experienced gamers might bemoan the straightforward gameplay or lack of difficulty, but those who are interested in the charm and humour only need bring their cards to the table in Voice of Cards: The Isle Dragon Roars.

by Paige Chamberlain on 04 January, 2022

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Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Review

Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker Review

Endwalker concludes Final Fantasy XIV's decade-long story - and what a story it has been.

by James Galizio on 06 January, 2022

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Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars Review

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars Review

This crossover will please fans of both series, but accomplishes little else.

by Nathan Lee on 27 December, 2021

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Super Robot Wars 30 Review

Super Robot Wars 30 Review

It only took 30 years, but a brand-new mainline SRW with a nice handful of recognizable anime IPs got an official worldwide simultaneous release and, it's pretty damn good.

by Josh Torres on 21 December, 2021

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Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi Review

Undernauts: Labyrinth of Yomi Review

Undernauts offers a nearly perfect entry point for folks looking to get into DRPGs.

by James Galizio on 16 December, 2021

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Dungeon Encounters Review

Dungeon Encounters Review

Dungeon Encounters is a certain type of RPG for a certain type of person. If you are a numbers-nerd who favors battles over story, this might be for you.

by Adam Vitale on 05 December, 2021

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Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Review

Ruined King: A League of Legends Story Review

Ruined King is an imaginative and comfortable RPG, even for players unfamiliar with League of Legends, but a lack of polish drags down the experience.

by Bryan Vitale on 01 December, 2021

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Blue Reflection: Second Light Review

Blue Reflection: Second Light Review

Blue Reflection: Second Light is a laid-back JRPG and a great improvement from its predecessor that makes several refinements across the board.

by Chao Min Wu on 08 November, 2021

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