Reviews (Page 32)

Yakuza 0 Review

Yakuza 0 Review (PlayStation 4)

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.
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Toby: The Secret Mine Review

Toby: The Secret Mine Review (Wii U)

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.
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Sylvio Review

Sylvio Review (PlayStation 4)

Another bad ghost-busting game

January 18, 2017 - Sylvio seems like quite an interesting proposition: a horror game that has you recording spooky messages from beyond the grave in order to unravel their mysteries. Unfortunately, the finished product is neither scary nor compelling.
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Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review

Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star Review (PlayStation 4)

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?
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Supermagical Review

Supermagical Review (PlayStation Vita)

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?
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Shift DX Review

Shift DX Review (3DS)

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.
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Rise & Shine Review

Rise & Shine Review (Xbox One)

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?
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Mega Maze Review

Mega Maze Review (Wii U)

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!
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Lego Dimensions: Ghostbusters Story Pack Review

Lego Dimensions: Ghostbusters Story Pack Review (PlayStation 4)

Bustin' makes me feel good!

January 10, 2017 - The first of hopefully many Story Packs that build on the Lego Dimensions universe is centered around the antics of the gals from 2016's Ghostbusters movie. However, does this blocky adaptation deserve a score better than its movie counterpart?
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Final Fantasy XV Review

Final Fantasy XV Review (PlayStation 4)

A tedious tale ten years in the making

January 9, 2017 - Seeing as it's been a decade in development, Final Fantasy XV is one of the most ambitious games ever created. Now that it's out, has this ambition steered the team in the right direction or did it get the best of them?
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