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‘Saints Row IV’: I Want to Be All the Clones

Saints Row has always been known as a Grand Theft Auto. But now it wants to be the clone of pretty much everything, ever.

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19 Aug 2013 // 12:00 AM

Tales of Xillia

The slow beginning eventually builds to a crazy mid-game twist that puts the world at stake and rockets the plot forward.

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16 Aug 2013 // 12:00 AM

The Night of the Rabbit

The Night of the Rabbit is essentially Harry Potter via Rupert Bear.

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Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

A Realm Reborn is Square Enix's chance at winning back an audience that had turned Final Fantasy XIV into a punchline.

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Guacmelee: El Diablo’s Domain

El Diablo’s Domain is just jumping and fighting on a tight timer. Only one challenge stands out for its uniqueness. It’s absurd and dumb and so much fun.

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From the Tabletop to the Screen, ‘Shadowrun Returns’

Now I know that Shadowrun has transitioned to the video game console before, but I haven't played a video game that has so reminded me of the structure of tabletop role-playing games as Shadowrun Returns in, well, maybe ever.

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5 Aug 2013 // 3:00 AM

Hotline Miami (PS3)

Hotline Miami is an introspective surrealist dive into the mind of a maniac who lives within the neon gloss of the late '80s.

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The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief - Episode 1

The Raven is a wonderful little mystery that doesn’t skimp on the dark undertones, but it doesn’t revel in them either.

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‘Rogue Legacy’: Old Money and Better Living through Dungeon Delving

You have potentially hundreds of generations available to help you to get this game done. No big rush. Just relax and storm that dungeon again.

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The Walking Dead: 400 Days

The general absence of zombies in the new game never struck me as odd. They do exist, but overall, they never feel like a threat. At the same time, there seems to be no time in the game when you don’t feel threatened.

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22 Jul 2013 // 4:40 AM

Scourge: Outbreak

After a few hours it’s hard not to feel like Scourge: Outbreak actively hates you. The game seems to delight in wasting your time.

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17 Jul 2013 // 12:00 AM

GRID 2

GRID 2 is not fun. It's immaculately produced, tense, and occasionally exhilarating, but it is not fun.

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15 Jul 2013 // 3:50 AM

NCAA Football 14

The game’s lack of realism shines through as strongly as ever. Perhaps these are the disillusioned words of a seasoned NCAA player. Those new to the series will likely find much to enjoy in NCAA 14, but for anyone who has played the series year after dutiful year, this may be the breaking point.

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12 Jul 2013 // 5:15 AM

Scurvy Scallywags

The news that the creator of The Secret of Monkey Island has made a new comedy pirate game should bring joy to any gaming enthusiast’s ears.

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‘Combo Crew’ Is Yet Another Brawler

The idea of a touch screen brawler featuring a quick intuitive control system is a good one. At least, the idea is good.

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‘Leisure Suit Larry Reloaded’: Antique Raunch

In 1987, to boys of a certain age, playing Leisure Suit Larry felt like an act of encountering some sort of forbidden fruit that had been earned at great risk and was to be consumed with secret shame and interest. In 2013, it feels a bit less transgressive.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara

When the softening touch of nostalgia is absent, when you have none of the pleasant memories of chaotic arcades or experiences with friends, the game needs to speak for itself.

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‘Remember Me’: Come for the Combat, Check Out for the “Subtle” Profundity of the Amnesiac

I really like the core combat mechanics of the game. I just wish they were featured in a context that seemed less stupid and more thoughtful about the ideas that it wants to grapple with.

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Steve Jackson’s Sorcery!: Episode 1

I’m not going to claim that Sorcery! has reemerged from the mists of time to deliver us. But then again, maybe it has.

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Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance: Blade Wolf

Blade Wolf isn't the sharpest cyborg in the drawer.

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