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Bloodstained The Next – Level Video Game

Five years is a long time, and the metroidvania genre has grown substantially in that period, but sometimes you don’t want a variation on a familiar theme. You want the same game in a new package. Rejoice, because with Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, that’s exactly what you’re getting.It should, considering that was the whole pitch of the Kickstarter back ...

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Hades Review | Ocean Of Games

A cross between Aesop’s Fables and Hollyoaks, Greek myth forms the basis of every story ever told. Scarface, King Lear, that episode of Hey Duggee where they find a dead body in the woods, all of them are essentially rehashes of the time Zeus and his pals got up to some mischief around the pantheon.Hades, an isometric beat-em-up from developer ...

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Roller Coaster | Review Just Is One Line

As black screens go it’s a very good one, the kind of fathomless void you’d expect Lovecraftian horrors to float around in. In fact, I briefly wondered if this was Rollercoaster Tycoon World’s new, avant-garde direction, a theme-park sim set in a dimension where the rides drive you insane.Rollercoaster Tycoon World has so much potential. All of the base pieces ...

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Review : Shenmue 3

In 2001, Shenmue II earned its creator, Yu Suzuki, endless plaudits. It was hailed as a masterpiece among the greatest games ever made. Sadly, it also saddled its publisher, Sega, with a titanic loss – lavished with a budget somewhere upwards of $50 million, it arrived just as Sega (following various marketing debacles) was about to withdraw the console it ...

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Review : Pokémon Sword and Shield

Sword and Shield introduce players to the new Galar region. Inspired by the UK, this region is characterful and utterly full of personality. It has a cohesive identity that affectionately caricatures British pop culture and speech, while each town and city that make it up still manages to have its own utterly distinct look, resulting in a region that’s a ...

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Amid Evil Review | Ocean Of Games

Amid Evil, another retro FPS game inspired by the likes of Heretic and HeXen, proves that DUSK wasn’t a fluke. Amid Evil is chaotic, beautiful, and fiendishly clever. It has the same understanding for its source material as DUSK did and manages to sidestep most of the issues that classic FPS games were plagued with.There are also power-ups, like Invisibility ...

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Fire Emblem: Three Houses | The 40 Hrs Game | Review

Fire Emblem: Three Houses has finally returned to the living room on the Switch, and it’s better than ever. With a vast and open base hub to explore, new ways to turn the tide of battle with your chosen band of colorful characters, and a story that’s as brutal as the choices you’ll have to make on the battlefield, Three ...

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