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The Last Story

This is good old fashioned swords and sorcery gaming focused on action, tactics, and frantic, fast paced, intense battles in which one mistake can cost you dearly. Winning here feels rewarding for both the brain and the reflexes.

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Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker

This generation of consoles has become more and more obsessed with multiplayer. This wouldn’t be a problem if single and multiplayer were kept separate, but the unnatural breeding of the two result in offspring like Peace Walker where playing alone is an option, just not a viable one.

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Lunar: Silver Star Harmony

Cashing in on nostalgia is a lucrative business, and while I’m sure that long term fans have their rose-tinted glasses surgically attached to their faces, newbies such as myself will be wondering: what’s the fuss?

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Metal Slug XX

For all its wackiness, Metal Slug XX's prehistoric gameplay eradicates any good will that its sense of fun may have generated.

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Space Invaders Extreme 2

While many rightfully credit Super Mario Bros. as the saviour of the games industry following the crash of ’83, Space Invaders influence on popular culture and on the modern shooter should not be forgotten.

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Shin Megami Tensei: Persona

Seen in retrospect, a Persona title stripped of its highly acclaimed social link gameplay is a soulless, characterless, frustrating, and (quite frankly) often boring experience.

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Crimson Gem Saga

A typical young, brutish, yet highly intelligent man (who is looking for direction in life) meets a busty, feisty, manipulative, maybe too naked woman.

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Suikoden Tierkreis

If the world really is about to end as the numerous cutscenes keep telling me, shouldn’t all these concerned heroes want to get their hands dirty?

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Blue Dragon Plus

Hopping along playfully without a care in the world completely defeats any urgency that the narrative may have created. You’re saving the world man, get a move on!

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MadWorld

Any game that can piss off both the left and right wing without breaking a sweat needs to be in your collection.

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