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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD

Unfortunately, the chief interest of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is not the game itself, but the demo for Final Fantasy XV that it comes bundled with.

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'Band on Tour' Is an iOS App Developed by Musicians to Help Book Shows

While going to individual venue websites and finding booking information was usually a hassle before the advent of mobile apps, searching for that same information took less time than using this particular app.

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Hohokum

The game plays like it belongs in a museum, one of those interactive displays that invites people to navigate the art rather than stare at it.

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'Transistor': 'Bastion' Has a Little Brother

Attempting to copy-and-paste what made Bastion powerful misses the point behind its influence and presents new complications for Transistor.

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Supergiant Games

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'Fez': Revisiting Exceptional Design

Curiously, getting lost in Fez's pixelated world becomes the game's greatest pleasure.

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Polytron Corporation

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Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition

Tomb Raider is no longer the platforming, puzzle solving adventure that it, as a series, built a legacy on. What this iteration does do is transform the franchise into the ever pervasive cinematic action thriller that has grown increasingly familiar in the medium.

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Madden NFL 25

Using Barry Sanders on the cover of Madden 25 welcomes unflattering comparisons. Sanders is regarded as a great who retired well before his prime and never reached his full potential, often a criticism of the Madden series.

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Dishonored: The Brigmore Witches

The Brigmore Witches acts as a fitting end to one of the most original IPs of 2012.

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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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Dishonored: The Knife of Dunwall

Daud's change of heart is disingenuous and a tool used to force the moral system into the downloadable content. Daud is an assassin and an agent of extreme chaos in the world of Dunwall. Players shouldn't feel guilty or be punished for acting as such.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14

At its best, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14 reminds you how skilled professional golfers are. At it's worst, however, the latest Tiger Woods title is the glitchiest iteration of a long-running, stagnant EA Sports property.

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Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

In Runner 2 the story acts as a way to add comedy to the game's otherwise impeccable and impeccably frustrating gameplay.

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NASCAR The Game: Inside Line

Inside Line confidently performs the most challenging feat confronting a game in which you simply drive in circles: build a realistic sense of speed.

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'Far Cry 3' Is One of the Greatest Games of This Console Generation

The islands themselves are Far Cry's breakout stars, and what makes the game so enthralling is the constant sense of fear that exploring them provokes.

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Battlefield 3: Aftermath

There's a certain rhythm that permeates a well-designed Battlefield 3 level.

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Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD

Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD is the same game that came out in 1999: intuitive gameplay, small-but-interactive levels, and oozing with personality. It just hasn't aged particularly well.

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NCAA Football 13

EA's football series is kind of stuck, a problem largely brought on by the rules of football more so than any failing of the developer.

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Sniper Elite V2

The game’s greatest draw is its glut of kill porn presented through a now antiquated kill cam, but though it’s late to the party, Sniper Elite V2 may be the perfection of this all-too-common device.

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The Splatters

The basic conceit -- fling things at other things and watch them go boom -- cops the appeal of a certain mobile game phenomenon exactly.

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Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13: The Masters Collection Edition

Rarely are sports games afforded massive overhauls or noticeable changes. With Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, EA has finally done something a little different.

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Grand Slam Tennis 2

Playing without the fear of the side and endlines makes Grand Slam Tennis 2 much more like Checkers than Chess.

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A Single Player Tutorial: Single Player Mode in 'Battlefield 3'

After settling into the competitive, online playing field of some games, I find all other functions of the game superfluous, especially single player mode.


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