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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.
Read more: Get Your Rage on with Furi
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.
Read more: Grand Kingdom: A Fresh Take on Strategy RPGs
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?
Read more: Nioh Could Be Team Ninja's Dark Souls Killer
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?
Read more: Final Fantasy XV: Fabula Nova Crystallis Revived
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.
Read more: Hands-On Lumo: Bringing Back the Isometric Adventure
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.
Read more: Bravely Second: Layers of RPG Greatness
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.
Read more: Rocketbirds 2: The Evolution of a Hardboiled Chicken
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.
Read more: Rare Replay: Reasons to Get Excited