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March 16, 2017 - We've played an action RPG, a shmup fighter, a Mystery Dungeon game, and now we have a brand new 2D Metroidvania adventure. The question is; do the ladies of Touhou have what it takes to traverse a complex storybook world?
Read more: Touhou Double Focus Review
Stealth can be ugly business
March 15, 2017 - Sneaking past enemy guards while accomplishing devious missions is an often rewarding premise for a game. As a follow-up to 2014's Master of Shadows, Styx: Shards of Darkness continues the titular goblin's tale but is it any good?
Read more: Styx: Shards of Darkness Review
Mystery Dungeon fun with maidens
March 14, 2017 - No genre in gaming is as love-hate as the roguelike. One second, you're kicking butt and the next, you're dead. Touhou Genso Wanderer is a love letter to the classic Mystery Dungeon series so let's see if these shrine maidens were built to survive.
Read more: Touhou Genso Wanderer Review
Sandbox fun with everyone's favourite blocks
March 13, 2017 - When it comes to enjoyable laidback entertainment, nothing beats a Lego video game. Worlds may be the most open-ended Lego game yet so get ready to explore a galaxy full of blocky planets inhabited by helpful chums, cute critters, and dastardly foes.
Read more: Lego Worlds Review
Six degrees of roguelike
March 12, 2017 - There's nothing quite like soaring through stages and shooting robots in space. Sublevel Zero Redux blends six degrees of freedom flight controls and RPG elements in a unique roguelike package so suit up and get ready to shoot the core.
Read more: Sublevel Zero Redux Review
Friends can be real cut-ups
March 11, 2017 - Nintendo's Switch launch lineup last week was surprisingly mediocre. Snipperclips was their only first-party eShop-exclusive title so let's see if this cooperative puzzler cuts the mustard.
Read more: Snipperclips Review
A brilliant recreation of a Metroidvania classic
March 9, 2017 - Back in 1988, a phenomenal Metroidvania game released for NES. Now, gamers can enjoy Blaster Master in an updated iteration that's much more accessible than the original. So, let's chase that frog and see how Jason's holding up almost 30 years later.
Read more: Blaster Master Zero Review
Did Noel Fielding make a turn-based strategy game?
March 9, 2017 - It's hard not to love kooky off-the-wall British humour. Loot Rascals is one of the strangest and funniest games that I've ever played but does it combine turn-based strategy and puzzle elements well or are you better off in the hands of The Thing Below?
Read more: Loot Rascals Review
The adorable JRPG series goes open-world
March 8, 2017 - When it comes to delightful carefree JRPG fun, no series tops Atelier. Firis is the star of the second Mysterious game so let's see if she has what it takes to become a certified alchemist.
Read more: Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey Review
Take on the Covenant in real-time
March 6, 2017 - Halo's original real-time strategy spin-off just celebrated its eighth anniversary a few days ago. Now that the Definitive Edition is out on Xbox One, let's see if it still holds up in 2017.
Read more: Halo Wars: Definitive Edition Review
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