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Fun 2D platforming with kooky virtual pals
June 4, 2017 - There are so many side-scrolling platformers out there that it's hard to keep up. Thankfully, Shu provides a unique twist on the typical formula and now that it's available for Vita, let's take a look at how it holds up in such a crowded genre.
Read more: Shu Review
Finally, a Power Rangers RPG
June 2, 2017 - Some game premises are simply built for success. Chroma Squad is a strategy RPG that is clearly inspired by Mighty Morphin Power Rangers so let's see if this combination adds up to a morphin' good time.
Read more: Chroma Squad Review
For fans only
June 1, 2017 - Aquaplus' adult-oriented visual novel / strategy RPG hybrid has finally made its western debut. Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is an intriguing game indeed but is it held back by its limited niche appeal?
Read more: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review
Bite-sized dungeon fun
May 31, 2017 - System Prisma's charming little classic dungeon series is back with a brand new third title after more than five years since the previous one. However, does the simplistic dungeon-based action RPG gameplay hold up in 2017?
Read more: Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! Review
Get ready for a paddlin'
May 30, 2017 - Hitting balls with paddles has been around since the beginning of gaming. Paddle Vs. Paddle is a new spin on the classics as it incorporates aspects of different retro games to form an intriguing take on the genre but is it any good?
Read more: Paddle Vs. Paddle Review
Classic JRPG gameplay that feels fresh
May 29, 2017 - Compile Heart have made some fantastic RPGs over the years and now they're at it again. Dark Rose Valkyrie is a rewarding and unique take on the genre yet it retains enough classic elements to make it an overall familiar experience.
Read more: Dark Rose Valkyrie Review
2D platforming with a twist
May 27, 2017 - Being able to swap characters on the fly is such a cool mechanic. Unit 4 is a tough-as-nails 2D platformer that allows you to choose from a variety of four unique chums so get ready to battle some evil alien conquerors with style.
Read more: Unit 4 Review
Revelator rocks a new update
May 25, 2017 - Arc System Works' 2016 fighter just received a fresh coat of paint with this latest update. However, it may be difficult to decide if it's worth the asking price so allow me to break down all the new content.
Read more: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2: A Look at What's Included
Shoot the core in 3D
May 25, 2017 - Although it doesn't feature an extensive library of shmups, the PlayStation 2 still has a handful of fantastic titles. Here, I'll take a look at five that were released in North America so put your seatbelt on and get ready for some awesome shooting action!
Read more: PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles
Mama's sweeter than ever
May 23, 2017 - Over 10 years after her debut, Mama's still serving up delicious treats. This entry in the long-running series has you help Mama make a variety of goodies for her bakery so pick up some flour and sugar and let's get baked!
Read more: Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop Review
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