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Ark: Survival Evolved Still Needs to Evolve

Ark: Survival Evolved Still Needs to Evolve

Hands-on with online dino survival

December 10, 2016 - After extensive early access periods on both PC and Xbox One, Ark: Survival Evolved finally comes to PlayStation 4. Is this still-unfinished game worth picking up ahead of its final release date in the spring?
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Hands-On We Happy Few: Toss Your Joy in the Bin

Hands-On We Happy Few: Toss Your Joy in the Bin

Surviving a drug-fueled dystopia

July 28, 2016 - Compulsion Games' We Happy Few has already established itself as a unique experience that has captured many gamers' imaginations. Now that I got to play through an early build of it, I'll outline what to expect from this very strange tale.
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Get Your Rage on with Furi

Get Your Rage on with Furi

Prepare to test your mettle

May 28, 2016 - If the concept of intensely challenging one-on-one arena combat entices you then Furi's a game to keep on your radar. I recently played through a short demo so let's explore this grueling world and see if it puts up a fair fight.
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Grand Kingdom: A Fresh Take on Strategy RPGs

Grand Kingdom: A Fresh Take on Strategy RPGs

Finally, some genre innovation

May 10, 2016 - When it comes to JRPGs, you'd think that it's all been done before. However, Grand Kingdom is here to prove you wrong. With inventive tactical battles set in a wondrous world, get ready for one immersive strategic experience.
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Nioh Could Be Team Ninja's Dark Souls Killer

Nioh Could Be Team Ninja's Dark Souls Killer

Prepare to die as a samurai

May 4, 2016 - Now that gamers have sunk their teeth into Dark Souls III, here's a new IP to get excited about. After playing Nioh's alpha demo, it's clear that this game is going to be incredible. However, does it have what it takes to convert dedicated Souls fans?
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Final Fantasy XV: Fabula Nova Crystallis Revived

Final Fantasy XV: Fabula Nova Crystallis Revived

Ten years and two demos later

April 5, 2016 - For nearly a decade, Final Fantasy fans like me have been eagerly observing the development of one of Square Enix's most elusive RPGs. Now that we've got our hands on two playable demos, how does the future look for the series?
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Hands-On Lumo: Bringing Back the Isometric Adventure

Hands-On Lumo: Bringing Back the Isometric Adventure

Spring Equinox arrives later than usual

April 2, 2016 - If you've been gaming for as long as I have then you're probably familiar with isometric adventure games. Although they haven't been popular since the '80s, this new title looks very promising for the genre's future.
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Bravely Second: Layers of RPG Greatness

Bravely Second: Layers of RPG Greatness

The epic tale is now a series

March 19, 2016 - Fans of Bravely Default who fell in love with its incredibly immersive battle and job systems are now invited to see more of what the upcoming sequel will deliver. Thankfully, this demo makes the future look very promising for the series.
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Rocketbirds 2: The Evolution of a Hardboiled Chicken

Rocketbirds 2: The Evolution of a Hardboiled Chicken

Get ready for a cluckin' good time

March 16, 2016 - After almost five years, Rocketbirds is finally getting a sequel. I recently had the opportunity to play through the first three chapters as well as a cool new mode so let's see what the birdbrains at Ratloop have been up to.
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Rare Replay: Reasons to Get Excited

Rare Replay: Reasons to Get Excited

Three decades of fun in one collection

June 22, 2015 - Rare sure has a long history of developing fantastic games. I must say that it came as a surprise when they announced that a compilation of thirty games will soon come out. In fact, last month I wrote An Obituary for Classic Game Compilations, but I was mistaken. Compilations are far from dead. Not only is Rare Replay on its way; Mega Man Legacy Collection was recently announced, too. Anyway, I figured I'd highlight some Rare titles that I'm most looking forward to, so hopefully this helps whet your appetite.
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