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Pop-Up Pilgrims Review

Pop-Up Pilgrims Review (PlayStation 4)

Floating Cloud God strikes again

February 14, 2018 - Dakko Dakko have been making challenging and innovative games for years. However, does their debut VR offering live up to the legacy of The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character and Scram Kitty and His Buddy on Rails?
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Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Review

Mercenary Kings: Reloaded Edition Review (Switch)

Run 'n' gun with chums

February 13, 2018 - Contra and Metal Slug have stood the test of time as a couple of the best co-op shooters. So, how does this newly upgraded version of Mercenary Kings compare to the classics? Get your trigger finger ready and let's head to battle!
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Atomik: RunGunJumpGun Review

Atomik: RunGunJumpGun Review (Switch)

Jetpack Joyride: LSD Edition

February 12, 2018 - Holding a button to control your altitude while flying through confined environments has been fun for years. The question is; does Atomik: RunGunJumpGun do enough to make this simple premise fresh in 2018?
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Dandara Review

Dandara Review (Switch)

A Metroidvania worth its salt

February 12, 2018 - There may be a ton of indie 2D action games but they keep managing to innovate on established gameplay formulas. Dandara is a mix of Gravity Rush and Metroidvania but is that blend a little too salty?
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The Longest Five Minutes Review

The Longest Five Minutes Review (Switch)

A Flash Back RPG

February 10, 2018 - There are so many retro-inspired JRPGs nowadays that it's hard to tell which ones are worthwhile. The Longest Five Minutes definitely has a unique story premise but does it offer a satisfying flashback-filled adventure?
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Aegis Defenders Review

Aegis Defenders Review (PlayStation 4)

A clever cooperative concoction

February 8, 2018 - Blending genres to create interesting gaming experiences usually has mixed results. However, Aegis Defenders' combination of 2D platforming and real-time strategy is an absolute blast that you can enjoy with a chum so let's start hunting for relics!
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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] Review

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] Review (PlayStation 4)

The visual novel fighter returns

February 7, 2018 - Not many genres stand the test of time as well as 2D fighting games. French Bread's Under Night In-Birth has already seen a console port in the form of Exe:Late so can this Latest iteration put up a fight?
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Marooners Review

Marooners Review (PlayStation 4)

Hyperactive fun for the whole family

February 6, 2018 - Party games aren't as plentiful as they once were so here's a game that'll help fill the void. Marooners is a simple and silly party game that's sure to delight fans of fast-paced bite-sized mini-games so invite your chums over and let's try it out.
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Wulverblade Review

Wulverblade Review (PlayStation 4)

Keep calm and beat 'em up

February 5, 2018 - Indie interpretations of classic arcade brawlers don't always result in enjoyable experiences. However, Wulverblade brings the genre back to its roots with a fresh modern coat of paint that'll have you and a pal dismembering hordes of dastardly foes for hours.
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Strikers Edge Review

Strikers Edge Review (PlayStation 4)

Dodgespear: a nifty new sport

February 5, 2018 - Once in a while, an indie releases that has promise to be the next big competitive multiplayer game. Strikers Edge certainly fits this description but does its simple gameplay have enough longevity to offer a satisfying experience?
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