Below Review: The Long Way Down

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Below, Capy’s long-in-development roguelike, has cultivated a sense of mystery across the course of its entire gestation. The question of what Below is, exactly, doesn’t go away once you’re playing it–the game offers minimal instruction beyond the occasional button prompt, and much of the first few hours is spent figuring out how everything fits together. […]

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Battle Princess Madelyn Review – Halfway There

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Few games wear their inspiration on their sleeve as proudly as Battle Princess Madelyn does. From the moment you lay eyes on its detailed pixel artwork and see the titular armor-clad Madelyn throwing lances at the creeping undead in a murky marsh, you’ll immediately have flashbacks to the classic Ghosts ‘n Goblins series. That’s not a knock […]

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Desert Child Review – Burning Fuel

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Desert Child is a game of modern ambitions and sensibilities wrapped up in a retro aesthetic. It looks like an early-’90s DOS game rendering of a future where humanity has colonized Mars and built a city that feels like a mix between a Cowboy Bebop planet and modern-day Australia. The game’s unique look, chilled vibe, […]

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Gris Review – Seeing In Color

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Painting Gris as a beautiful adventure is almost too obvious. Even amid the crumbling ruins that hint at better days, every element of this platformer emphasizes its undeniable loveliness. From the wide-angle shots and the ethereal music to the delicate way in which you glide gracefully to a far-off platform, Gris is enrapturing in ways […]

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Earth Defense Force 5 Review – Another Bug Hunt

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Earth Defense Force 5 is a clear culmination point for a series that’s been around since the PlayStation 2, reaching a scale that could surprise even the most hardened of EDF veterans. While it retains many of the familiar tropes from the franchise–four player classes, a huge variety of missions, unlockable weapons and items, and […]

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Monster Boy And The Cursed Kingdom Review – Fit For A King

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It’s difficult to talk about Monster Boy and the Cursed Kingdom without discussing Wonder Boy III: The Dragon’s Trap and its 2017 remake, because despite being produced by an entirely different development team, this game is, in fact, an official successor in the Wonder Boy series. But even though its history might be confusing, Monster […]

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