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… Bionic Commando?   Rarely has a franchise left audiences so persistently unconvinced. You probably reacted to this review as incredulously as players did when Capcom initially unearthed the property as a would-be seventh generation franchise. Counter to the prior success stories of Dead Rising and Lost Planet, Bionic…

Throwback Review: Touhou…

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It’s springtime, and while life should be reclaiming its place after the deathly winter and cherry blossoms should be in full bloom, instead snow continues to fall and the world remains ever encased in ice. Who better to solve this problem than a flying maid, an “ordinary magician”, and…

Throwback Review: Danganronpa:…

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Cult classics are thankfully making a comeback in the industry, and one of the series that skyrocketed into post-launch success and notoriety is the Danganronpa series. Created and developed by Spike Chunsoft, Danganronpa strikes a familiar chord of Japanese oddities in the gaming market with franchises such as Katamari…

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When it comes to the classic-style Castlevania games, often referred to as Classicvanias, there are two games that many fans consider to be the best: Super Castlevania IV on SNES and Castlevania: Rondo of Blood on the PC-Engine. Rondo of Blood was originally not released outside of Japan, however.…

Spooktober 2018 —…

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For the past throwback reviews this Spooktober, we discussed titles that dabbled in horror as a mere component of their multifaceted tones. Shadows of the Damned was laced with gonzo humor and sophomoric erotica to offset the Resident Evil 4 informed action-horror at the center of it. Alice Madness…

Spooktober 2018- Throwback…

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Puppeteer is a fascinating game for many reasons. It launched in September 10th, 2013 in the States, one week before Grand Theft Auto V, which went on to become the most profitable entertainment product of all time. As you can imagine, Puppeteer didn’t sell that great. In fact, even…

Spooktober 2018 –Alice:…

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2011 was a wild, weird, positively mad year for EA. You had your pre-requisite disappointing entry in the Need for Speed franchise; you had an entry in the Harry Potter video game franchise that failed to meet your basement-dwelling expectations; you had numerous FIFA games for the same console.…

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Spooktober 2018 Entry #6 Erotic Grotesque Nonsense is an artistic movement stemming from Japan that focuses on… exactly what the title implies. The absurdity of eroticism and the grotesque are realized to the extreme, compared, and subverted; decadence and deviancy are embraced and questioned at once. The ethos of…

Throwback Review: Mother/EarthBound…

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Eighty years ago, George and Maria disappeared without a trace. George returned two years later, but died alone, his wife Maria never found. You play as his great-grandson Ninten, a seemingly ordinary all-American boy living a seemingly standard life until one morning, two lamps and a doll in his…

Throwback Review: Sonic…

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Live and don’t learn, that’s me, because after having an absolutely miserable time with Sonic Adventure, I came right back for more with Sonic Adventure 2. While I’m sure both games were plenty entertaining in their own time (despite looking and playing worse than SM64, Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, and dozens…

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