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June 1, 2017 - Aquaplus' adult-oriented visual novel / strategy RPG hybrid has finally made its western debut. Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception is an intriguing game indeed but is it held back by its limited niche appeal?
Read more: Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review
Bite-sized dungeon fun
May 31, 2017 - System Prisma's charming little classic dungeon series is back with a brand new third title after more than five years since the previous one. However, does the simplistic dungeon-based action RPG gameplay hold up in 2017?
Read more: Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! Review
Get ready for a paddlin'
May 30, 2017 - Hitting balls with paddles has been around since the beginning of gaming. Paddle Vs. Paddle is a new spin on the classics as it incorporates aspects of different retro games to form an intriguing take on the genre but is it any good?
Read more: Paddle Vs. Paddle Review
Classic JRPG gameplay that feels fresh
May 29, 2017 - Compile Heart have made some fantastic RPGs over the years and now they're at it again. Dark Rose Valkyrie is a rewarding and unique take on the genre yet it retains enough classic elements to make it an overall familiar experience.
Read more: Dark Rose Valkyrie Review
2D platforming with a twist
May 27, 2017 - Being able to swap characters on the fly is such a cool mechanic. Unit 4 is a tough-as-nails 2D platformer that allows you to choose from a variety of four unique chums so get ready to battle some evil alien conquerors with style.
Read more: Unit 4 Review
Revelator rocks a new update
May 25, 2017 - Arc System Works' 2016 fighter just received a fresh coat of paint with this latest update. However, it may be difficult to decide if it's worth the asking price so allow me to break down all the new content.
Read more: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2: A Look at What's Included
Shoot the core in 3D
May 25, 2017 - Although it doesn't feature an extensive library of shmups, the PlayStation 2 still has a handful of fantastic titles. Here, I'll take a look at five that were released in North America so put your seatbelt on and get ready for some awesome shooting action!
Read more: PlayStation 2 Shoot 'em Ups: Five Must-Have Titles
Mama's sweeter than ever
May 23, 2017 - Over 10 years after her debut, Mama's still serving up delicious treats. This entry in the long-running series has you help Mama make a variety of goodies for her bakery so pick up some flour and sugar and let's get baked!
Read more: Cooking Mama: Sweet Shop Review
May 23, 2017 - Games that task players with spelling words can be quite addictive if done right. Spellspire may be a simplistic take on the genre but will it cast a spell on you? Grab your magic wand and let's find out.
Read more: Spellspire Review
One cool cat/owl combo
May 21, 2017 - 3D buddy platformers seem to be making a resurgence lately. Skylar & Plux may not be as famous as Yooka-Laylee but they seem like capable adventurers so let's see if their journey is one worth taking.
Read more: Skylar & Plux: Adventure on Clover Island Review
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