• Released: May 2017
  • Time to beat: ~26 hrs

Linear visual novels aren't the most appealing form the genre to me, but Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception delivers a compelling story and some "actual" videogame sections which lessen the disappointment of the lack of player choice.

Like many in the ge...

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  • Release Date: September 2017
  • Time to complete: ~1hr

When done right, "belt scrolling beat'em up"s (that's games like Final Fight, or Streets of Rage), are a classic arcade-y experience that are a lot of fun, especially with a 2nd player. Fight'N Rage is up there with the best, with great feeling...

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  • Release date: Jan 2017
  • Time to complete: ~40 hrs

I'm not sure if Berseria is a good entry point to the Tales series, for even after 40 hrs of gameplay, I still didn't have a handle on the combat mechanics. Sure, I won my encounters, but I didn't REALLY understand what caused me to gain certain a...

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  • Release date: August 1995
  • Time to complete: ~20 mins (once you know what you're doing).

Late-era Mega Drive, what a wonderful time. There's something awesome about seeing games pushing consoles to their limits, and the Mega Drive received some doozies.

Comix Zone has some of the best and most...

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  • Release Date: March 2017
  • Time to complete: ~45 hrs

I went into Breath of the Wild somewhat reluctantly, being in general completely tired of "open-world" games, and also considering my only other experience with a 3D Zelda title being Ocarina of Time, which I gave up on at the first boss - I cou...

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