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Iron Crypticle Review

Iron Crypticle Review (PlayStation 4)

Twin-stick mayhem that kicks axe

July 13, 2017 - There have been many games throughout the decades inspired by the classic arcade hit Robotron. Iron Crypticle has a medieval spin on the formula so sharpen your axe and let's get ready for one crazy adventure.
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Partial Backwards Compatibility Just Doesn't Cut It

Partial Backwards Compatibility Just Doesn't Cut It

A look at the feature's history

July 12, 2017 - Ever since the Atari 7800, backwards compatibility has been a very cool hardware feature. Now that console manufacturers are striving to expand their compatible libraries, is partial backwards compatibility good enough or should we just keep our old consoles?
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Top 10 Series That Began on PlayStation 1

Top 10 Series That Began on PlayStation 1

Debut titles that achieved greatness

July 11, 2017 - The original PlayStation took gamers by surprise as it featured one phenomenal library of games. In this list, I'll take a look at the ten most influential series that began on Sony's debut console. Let's get to it; greatness awaits!
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AereA Review

AereA Review (PlayStation 4)

An imaginative yet underdeveloped adventure

July 10, 2017 - Action RPGs come in many forms yet few allow you to play cooperatively with friends. AereA offers a promising music-themed premise but do you have what it takes to reclaim the nine primordial instruments?
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Tokyo 42 Review

Tokyo 42 Review (Xbox One)

Isometric Metal Gear

July 10, 2017 - Blending stealth and action elements is a formula built for success. However, does Tokyo 42's unique take on the genre result in a worthwhile isometric open world adventure?
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Kirby's Blowout Blast Review

Kirby's Blowout Blast Review (3DS)

It blows indeed

July 9, 2017 - Nintendo sure loves giving their little pink puffball plenty of bite-sized spin-offs. Blowout Blast puts classic Kirby gameplay in the third dimension but is that enough to warrant downloading to your 3DS?
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Micro Machines World Series Review

Micro Machines World Series Review (PlayStation 4)

Actual toy cars are more fun

July 6, 2017 - Racing around overhead tracks in virtual toy cars has been enjoyable since the early '90s. Now that Micro Machines is back after a long hiatus, does it keep the fun-filled spirit of the original games alive?
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Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Review

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Review (PlayStation 4)

A dizzying collection

July 4, 2017 - Sony's promising mascot platformer debuted over two decades ago and now he's finally back to delight (and frustrate) new audiences. Containing three visually revamped games, Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy is surely a collection that gamers shouldn't overlook.
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Ancient Amuletor Review

Ancient Amuletor Review (PlayStation 4)

Defending crystals has never felt so satisfying

July 3, 2017 - Although PlayStation VR is still in its infancy, there has been a surprising amount of variety so far. Ancient Amuletor is an addictive arcade-style shooter but is it worth making yourself look like a goof to play it?
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Tokyo Xanadu Review

Tokyo Xanadu Review (PlayStation Vita)

Ys meets Trails of Cold Steel

July 1, 2017 - Nihon Falcom have been creating some of the most memorable JRPGs for decades. Now that they've brought back their lesser-known Xanadu series, do they still have what it takes to make a worthwhile RPG?
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