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Caladrius Blaze Review

Caladrius Blaze Review (PlayStation 4)

Strip 'em up

August 16, 2016 - If the idea of a hardcore shmup where characters' clothes can't seem to stay on their bodies appeals to you then here's a game for you. Although it sounds cheeky, Caladrius Blaze's tight gameplay is sure to please any old-school shoot 'em up fan.
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Momentum Review

Momentum Review (Xbox One)

Mass x velocity = frustration

August 11, 2016 - Guiding spheres through stages has been enjoyable ever since the 1984 arcade classic Marble Madness. Here we have a new take on the genre so let's see how it lives up to its ancestors.
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Blade Ballet Review

Blade Ballet Review (PlayStation 4)

More dangerous than The Nutcracker

August 10, 2016 - It's fantastic that indie developers keep coming up with clever multiplayer experiences. Blade Ballet's battles involve up to four spinning sword-wielding robots but is its simple gameplay enough to make you dizzy?
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Brutal Review

Brutal Review (PlayStation 4)

From roguelike to Rogue

August 9, 2016 - When it comes to addictive gameplay, simplicity goes a long way. Brut@l features basic and responsive controls in its roguelike dungeon crawling world but does it offer enough to keep you coming back for more?
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Headlander Review

Headlander Review (PlayStation 4)

Headroidvania

August 8, 2016 - There are so many Metroidvania games releasing nowadays that innovation goes a long way. Thankfully, Headlander is bursting with uniqueness from its wacky premise to its gameplay, so let's get started. Off with your head!
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Marvel Ultimate Alliance Bundle: A First-Timer's Perspective

Marvel Ultimate Alliance Bundle: A First-Timer's Perspective

Excelsior!

August 7, 2016 - Although Marvel Ultimate Alliance has been around for nearly a decade and found its way to plenty of consoles, I have never played it. Recently, I had the opportunity to enjoy the most recent iteration of the original and its sequel (thanks to Activision) so here's my take on these two cooperative hero-filled adventures.
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Gal Gun Double Peace Review

Gal Gun Double Peace Review (PlayStation 4)

Panties, potshots, and perverts

August 5, 2016 - When you see an enemy, shoot it! That's how video games are played, right? Well, not this one. Gal Gun has you fend off swooning girls with pheromone shots to make them collapse in ecstasy so they leave you alone. Wait... what?
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Overcooked Review

Overcooked Review (PlayStation 4)

Cooperative culinary fun

August 3, 2016 - Cooperative on-the-couch multiplayer games are a great way to bond with friends. Overcooked's rewarding gameplay forces you and your pals to work together like a well-oiled machine so let's head to the kitchen and have some fun!
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Blue Rider Review

Blue Rider Review (PlayStation 4)

All my friends know the Blue Rider

August 2, 2016 - Sometimes, all a game needs to do to stand out is provide solid gameplay. Blue Rider may not have many bells and whistles but it's a competent and brutally challenging shooter that's very satisfying to master.
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Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Review

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate Review (PlayStation Vita)

Mystery Dungeon triumphantly returns

August 1, 2016 - Roguelikes are a new fad in gaming but they've been around longer than you'd think. Shiren the Wanderer returns for some old-school dungeon crawling so sharpen your blade and get ready for one epic adventure.
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