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Review: Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World

Wonder Boy is a bit of a wonderful mess. The series never seems to stick to one style, developer, or nomenclature. Here we have a remake of Monster World IV, which is a sequel to Wonder Boy in Monster World, or, as it’s known in Japan...

 
 
 
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KeyWe, a kiwi mailroom game built for co-op, is out August 31

[Update: KeyWe's summer launch window has been narrowed down to August 31, 2021.] I'm always on the lookout for charming co-op adventures, and for a while, I've had my eye on KeyWe, a puzzle-platformer about two bumbling birds who must som...

 
 
 
 
 
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Huntdown for Steam is slicker and sicker than ever before

[Update: Huntdown is now live on Steam, early purchases will bag a 20% price discount.] There's no denying 2020 was an explosive year for video games. But among the mega-bucks, mega-marketed, mega-sellers of the industry, smaller titles wer...

 
 
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Obscure fantasy The Astyanax returns on PS4 and Switch

After going a little shmup-happy in recent weeks, the retro-loving folk over at Hamster have returned to the world of fantasy platformers for this week's Arcade Archives release, having re-released Jaleco's hack 'n' slash adventure The Asty...

 
 
 
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Delphine classic Flashback is getting a sequel in 2022

In real out-of-the-blue news, retro-lovin' publisher Microids has announced that the 16-bit adventure classic Flashback is to receive a sequel. The new game, tentatively titled Flashback 2 is scheduled to launch on PC and consoles sometime ...

 
 
 
 
 
 
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Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart trailer introduces Rivet

Sony Interactive Entertainment, alongside Insomniac Games, have released a brand new — and very impressive — gameplay trailer for the upcoming platformer Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, which will see the steampunk duo return f...

 
 
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It Takes Two just hit a well-earned one million sales

Since launching on March 26, Hazelight's co-op adventure game It Takes Two has sold a million copies across PC and consoles, and it's "still going strong," according to the developer. You love to see it. As a bigger, bolder, and more inven...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Fez is back with a Nintendo Switch version out today

Has it been long enough that you could go through Fez again with fresh eyes? I'm at that point and then some — it's been years! The perspective-shifting platforming adventure is coming to Nintendo Switch... today! I love when they're ...

 
 
 
 




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Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World"Now with 100% less boy"

 

Miitopia"Miis are back"

 

Knockout City"We built this city on balls and holes"

 

Biomutant"Old world underground, where are you now?"

 

Shin Megami Tensei III Nocturne HD Remaster"The demon who wore tennis shoes"

 

Path of Exile: Ultimatum"Patch 3.14 brings the blood, sweat, and more blood"

 

Subnautica: Below Zero"A frigid new standalone story that can't quite fill the original game's flippers"

 

Assassin's Creed Valhalla: Wrath of the Druids"It's more Valhalla, for better or worse"

 

Famicom Detective Club"Murder, Yoshio Sakamoto Wrote"

 
 
 

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Dr Mel

Just seeing this type face makes me think of RPG And the older Mincho font definitely reminds of the old Resident Evil

 
Seymour

No! Jon Cartwright is far too aware of his excellent narration skills! HE CANT KEEP GETTING AWAY WITH THIS!!!

 
CycloneJoker

After a month or so of use, I do have one complaint about the 8bitdo The texture on the back of the grips is a dirt/dust Pretty noticeable on a white Wonder if its safe to use hand wipes on those

 
Gajknight

Game of the year

 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

Double post but I would also want to mention this indie game that only came out a few days Looks very It is called your Only move is Basicaly a 2D fighting game but turn Hard to explain but looks novel and its only €5

 
Seymour

Say hello, Corpsy! >

 
SlimeyBearXXL979990

Hey, I just posted a mini blog there of cool looking indie games due out in 2023 and included trailers and steam links for every game I mention and a description of them so you can easily wishlist it a look if your interested!

 
medicamecanica

Star ocean 6 has a triple triad-style mini game where you challenge townsfolk and earn new pawns who double as play pieces and as powerful Of course theyre all heroes and villains from previous star ocean (and maybe other tri Ace?)

 
Spaceloaf

I dont usually try to get 36 stars, not because Im not able to, but because it usually takes a couple hours of grinding to do But hyperbloom Raiden is insanely good this time around; it trivialized the 1st half so I could concentrate on the

 
 

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