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February 12, 2017 - Game developers constantly try to provide visceral and challenging experiences yet there's a fine line between that and frustration. 8DAYS features an interesting blend of gameplay mechanics but do they add up to fun?
Read more: 8DAYS Review
Souls without much soul
February 10, 2017 - Team Ninja definitely wear their influences on their sleeves in this latest tough-as-nails action RPG. Although it borrows heavily from a familiar franchise, does Nioh offer enough fresh gameplay to solidify its place in gaming history?
Read more: Nioh Review
Cheeky fun that's rarely a drag
February 6, 2017 - If you ever wanted to run your own dating agency then here's a game for you. Kitty Powers' Matchmaker may look gaudy and tasteless but it's quite an engaging experience that'll shoot Cupid's arrow straight into your heart.
Read more: Kitty Powers' Matchmaker Review
Have you played with your blobs today?
February 6, 2017 - It seems like there's a new 2D puzzle platformer every single day. So Many Me is a charming little adventure that'll make you think outside the box to solve its complex stages so let's step into a cloning machine and see what it's all about.
Read more: So Many Me Review
A poor man's Bust-A-Move
February 5, 2017 - It's a shame that we live in an era where some developers prefer to reinterpret classic games rather than come up with original creations. Adventure Pop is a modern take on Bust-A-Move but does it do enough to form its own identity?
Read more: Adventure Pop Review
Wipeout without racing
February 3, 2017 - If you find the idea of soaring through arenas while piloting a hovercraft and shooting online opponents appealing then here's a game for you. Crash Force definitely has a solid premise but does it deliver the goods?
Read more: Test Driving Crash Force: Promising Hovercraft Combat
A genius yet minimal puzzler
February 3, 2017 - Whenever you see a puzzle game with a minimalist aesthetic, it's easy to assume that it'll be zen-like and possibly boring. However, Linelight provides a unique approach to the genre as it's filled with challenges that'll push your brainpower to its limit.
Read more: Linelight Review
Bimmy and Jimmy are back, baby!
February 2, 2017 - Beat 'em ups don't get much more classic than Double Dragon. Seeing as its now 2017, is the genre still as fun as it was back in the '80s? Let's take it to the streets and see if this retro series was worth resurrecting yet again.
Read more: Double Dragon IV Review
The Milk Mine Defender is back
February 1, 2017 - It's been decades since Williams' arcade classic Defender first released in arcades. Thankfully, its spirit has nine lives and Aqua Kitty's back again to prove it. This time around, the little furry fellow has a lot more than milk mines to defend!
Read more: Aqua Kitty UDX Review
Jyn turns from rebel to wizard
January 31, 2017 - The collection of pinball tables featured in Zen Pinball 2 (AKA Pinball FX 2) is quite impressive. Zen Studios are masters at crafting thrilling pinball experiences but does their new Star Wars: Rogue One table live up to their reputation?
Read more: Star Wars: Rogue One Pinball Is Far from Zen's Best
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