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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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Never heard of this game but it seems pretty good, only thing that would turn me off is if you drop souls/expreience on death and have to pick them just find that a pointless mechanic that makes it more akward to leave a game when you want/need

 
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Had a Xmas in July thing for work at a I ordered the Katsu Sandwich it was

 
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Really great video for all you geographic/architecture nerds out there explaining why we Londoners complain about the heat so A large city retains heat, the underground traps heat, our homes trap There is no

 
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ShadeOfLight

Im loving the writing in Great Ace Attorney already, even just in the first Several giggle-out-loud moments already, most of them related to Ryunosuke being a bundle of nerves in his first He even has an animation for a wimpy desk

 
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used to have infinite On the plus side I knocked out time trials and intense training in Episode Just need to take out the Kaiser

 
Lord Spencer

Weekly Update, here are the games I am currently I am going to review those within brackets once completed: - -Ys VIII(Switch) -Hollow Knight (Switch) -Persona 5 R (PS4) -Monster Hunter Rise (Switch)

 
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The thing about Stray is that the concept of playing a cat inside any big city setting wouldve been But then they went and made it a futuristic, cyberpunk-esque sci-fi dystopia because I guess they really, really wanted to get my

 
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