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Fire Emblem Fates review

Birthright? Conquest? What now? Aside from sharing a brief introduction (which you can skip on subsequent playthroughs) and the same cast of characters (which appear in totally different contexts), both Birthright and Conquest are unique, full adventures – expect to spend at least 30 hours in each. You can download ...

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Street Fighter 5 review

Free market Holding out for Super Hyper Ultra Street Fighter 5: Turbo Wonder Edition? Don’t. There will be no traditional expansions this time. Instead, Street Fighter 5’s additional characters will be drip-fed into the roster as incremental updates. And in theory, you won’t have to pay for any of them. ...

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Layers of Fear review

Anything can make you jump. A loud noise and a sudden movement? That’s brute force horror and takes no real skill. Easy. Try it with a friend (maybe one you don’t like that much). However, to make you doubt yourself? To be left afraid because you can’t trust your own ...

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Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia review

Killer style Though it may look a little monochrome at first glance, Chronicles Russia’s version of the mini-series’ watercolor art style fits gorgeously with the setting it’s trying to create. Giving the entire world a stark, dreary look with vibrant splashes of red for drama (and built-in path guidance), Chronicles ...

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Unravel review

Put a string on it Unravel creator Martin Sahlin actually crafted Yarny when he was on a camping trip in the Swedish countryside with his family. In a tale so indie it hurts, he built the character from wool and wire. “I wanted to share a piece of home I ...

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Firewatch review

Turt Reynolds? There’s a turtle that you can adopt and name – I chose Turt Reynolds from the list of options because of course anyone would. I actually found two of them, which did live in the same box in the watchtower, but whether there are any more (or if ...

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Lego Marvel's Avengers review

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Spoken like a true hero For the most part, Lego Marvel’s Avengers uses lines of dialog lifted from the movies to further its plot along, but when that’s not enough, it enlists the aid of Agent Phil Coulson and Peggy Carter to help out. Their sparkling delivery highlights how drab ...

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This War of Mine: The Little Ones review

Is stealing food from one person wrong if it’ll feed three more? What about taking bandages from a (currently) healthy person to save a wounded dweller? Playing with a heart of stone can depress some survivors (check the diaries regularly – you’ll see who’s willing to get their hands dirty), ...

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Gravity Rush Remastered review

Doesn’t it miss Vita’s controls? Nope. If you tilt the DualShock 4, you can tilt the layered comic book cut-scenes, which is neither a bonus or a hindrance. As for the game itself, you play it with the sticks and buttons, like a proper game. And the lack of a ...

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Final Fantasy: Explorers review

The big bad Summons (Eidolons in FF: Explorers vernacular) such as Ifrit and Shiva are well known in the Final Fantasy universe as powerful allies, but here they’re the beasts you should be most afraid of. They’re far more powerful than anything else in the game, and have dedicated arenas ...

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