Author: Josh Tolentino

Aragami Review

Mork of the Ninja

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HIGH Old-school stealth with gorgeous modern art

LOW Old-school pacing issues/mission design with modern finicky controls/incoherence

WTF For a shadow ghost ninja, this guy runs awfully slowly…


Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review

 Highly Receptive to Fan Service

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HIGH Crisp combat and solid boss design

LOW An inscrutable story for all but the already-converted

WTF There are now more Touhou fan games published in English than core releases. What’s up with that?


7 Days to Die Review

Hell Week

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HIGH An interesting microcosm of all the things that make survival sandbox games a good time…

LOW …as well as the things that make survival sandbox games a tedious, buggy chore.

WTF This game is nowhere near complete, but is being sold as final!


A.W. Phoenix Festa Review

Festa or Famine

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HIGH It will be enjoyable for people who liked The Asterisk War

LOW What fool would admit they liked The Asterisk War?

WTF If only Asterisk War fans would like this, why change its title?


Brigador Review

Mechs. Warriors. Mercenaries.

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HIGH The frosty-cool cyberpunk mood and glorious synth soundtrack

LOW Tougher than a cyborg’s titanium codpiece, and not always for the right reasons

WTF Am I wrong for wanting a mission or two during daytime?


Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review

Götterdämmerung like it’s 2007

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HIGH Vanillaware’s best game looks and plays better than ever

LOW The changes don’t quite mask some of the repetition

WTF Experiencing Vanillaware’s glorious food/cooking obsession in glorious HD


P.O.L.L.E.N. Review

It’s in the atmosphere

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HIGH A gorgeous sci-fi aesthetic wrapped in a great sense of atmosphere…

LOW …that can’t disguise a slight and inconclusive story.

WTF That ending, man.