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Two Shallies are better than one
January 21, 2017 - Now that last year's journey with the delightful Sophie is behind us, it's a good time to revisit the final chapter of the Atelier series' Dusk trilogy. Atelier Shallie is now available as a portable adventure so let's see how this plus-sized tale holds up.
Read more: Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Review
Kiryu and Majima's far from humble origin story
January 19, 2017 - Sega's Japanese mafia series has found a welcome home in the west ever since its debut over a decade ago. Now that we've seen five games and a few spin-offs, it's time to finally visit the series' origins.
Read more: Yakuza 0 Review
A puzzle platformer stuck in limbo
January 18, 2017 - There are a handful of game genres that indie developers seem to constantly gravitate towards. Toby: The Secret Mine is yet another 2D puzzle platformer so let's put on our helmets, grab a pickaxe, and head to the mine.
Read more: Toby: The Secret Mine Review
Fate meets Dynasty Warriors
January 17, 2017 - Hacking and slashing away at hundreds of enemies who rarely have the courage to actually fight back has provided hours of mindless fun over the years. However, does Fate/Extella have what it takes to stand out in such a crowded genre?
Read more: Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review
Nina knows how to Bust-A-Move
January 16, 2017 - When it comes to innovative puzzlers, Taito's Bust-A-Move is one of the greats. Supermagical may have borrowed heavily from the classic bubble-busting franchise but does it do enough to forge its own identity?
Read more: Supermagical Review
A 2D action-filled tropical paradise
January 15, 2017 - When it comes to fast-paced retro platformers, very few games stand out in my memory as being as enjoyable as Adventure Island. Pull up your grass skirt, grab a stone axe, and let's eat as much fruit as our stomachs can handle!
Read more: Revisiting Adventure Island
Three new puzzles to enjoy on the go
January 13, 2017 - The latest head-scratching puzzler for 3DS has a nifty level editor and after playing around with it, I ended up creating 3 puzzles that I think are pretty cool. So, if you're looking to solve some extra stages then you've come to the right place.
Read more: Shift DX: QR Code Levels
Some things are black and white
January 13, 2017 - Playing a portable mind-warping puzzle platformer is a great way to pass the time. Shift DX is bursting with loads of satisfying puzzles but are you a worthy test subject? Get ready to turn your world upside-down and find out.
Read more: Shift DX Review
Will Gamearth's hero Rise to the occasion?
January 12, 2017 - Notoriously difficult games are almost always divisive. Rise & Shine may be one of the toughest 2D shooters ever created but does it provide a satisfying challenge or does the difficulty rise too high to shine?
Read more: Rise & Shine Review
A laidback labyrinthine experience
January 11, 2017 - The simplest video game concepts are often overlooked by developers in today's gaming world. Mega Maze has you try to escape a series of first-person labyrinths and it's actually quite addictive so let's get lost and give it a try!
Read more: Mega Maze Review
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