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As hardcore as dungeon RPGs get
April 11, 2016 - Over the decades, RPGs have evolved into an entirely different beast. Whereas epic stories, stylish characters, and breathtaking cinematics are now the norm, the concept of carving your own path in a mysterious world is much harder to come by nowadays.
Read more: Stranger of Sword City Review
Don't eat the titanium cheese
April 8, 2016 - It's hard to know what to think of a game called Super Robo Mouse. Do you play as a robotic mouse with a cape who tries to save the world? No. That actually might have been pretty cool.
Read more: Super Robo Mouse Review
Don't judge a bear by its dumpster
April 8, 2016 - Some games look just plain awful. However, Epic Dumpster Bear's unexpectedly tight 2D platforming gameplay is actually quite impressive. So, get your head out of the dumpster and let's carry out some grizzly vengeance.
Read more: Epic Dumpster Bear Review
Warning: bullets are more dangerous than they appear
April 7, 2016 - Two of the most hardcore genres in gaming are twin-stick shooters and roguelikes. Enter the Gungeon combines these in one over-the-top arcade-like experience, so grab your favourite firearm and let's explore the Gungeon.
Read more: Enter the Gungeon Review
Baller action with a side of Danish
April 6, 2016 - If there's one sport that's underrepresented in gaming, it's dodgeball. Stikbold may not aim to reinvent the genre, but its wacky and simple gameplay is definitely worth taking a few balls to the face for.
Read more: Stikbold! A Dodgeball Adventure Review
Ten years and two demos later
April 5, 2016 - For nearly a decade, Final Fantasy fans like me have been eagerly observing the development of one of Square Enix's most elusive RPGs. Now that we've got our hands on two playable demos, how does the future look for the series?
Read more: Final Fantasy XV: Fabula Nova Crystallis Revived
A game that's worth a thousand words
April 4, 2016 - From Bookworm to Alphabear, games where you spell words have definitely found an audience. Now that Grimm has put his scythe in the ring, let's see how Letter Quest fits into the genre.
Read more: Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey Remastered Review
Shoot 'em up and rock it out!
April 4, 2016 - With so many shmups on the market, it takes a lot to make one that's worth playing. Thankfully, Steredenn offers solid gameplay and a killer soundtrack that makes exploding your enemies all the more satisfying.
Read more: Steredenn Review
Spring Equinox arrives later than usual
April 2, 2016 - If you've been gaming for as long as I have then you're probably familiar with isometric adventure games. Although they haven't been popular since the '80s, this new title looks very promising for the genre's future.
Read more: Hands-On Lumo: Bringing Back the Isometric Adventure
A literal food fight
April 1, 2016 - You should never play with your food, but the fruits and vegetables here sure are fun. Organic Panic combines many gameplay mechanics to create one crazy formula so tuck in and get your thumbs ready for a feast.
Read more: Organic Panic Review
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