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Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX+

2021 seems like a strange time to release a game based on the career of Pop Idol bronze medallist Darius Danesh. Whilst he’s had great success in musicals, he hasn’t been a mainstream concern since 2002’s Colourblind… [Actually, Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX+...
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Out of Line

The first thing you’ll notice about Out of Line is that it looks beautiful. It has a hand-painted look that absolutely astounds, and it looks great in motion. The soundtrack, too, is eerie and subtle, picking its moments to swell without being...
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Ys IX: Monstrum Nox (Switch)

Even though Monstrum Nox is the latest entry in Falcom’s long-running Ys series, there’s no need to worry if you haven’t played previous entries. Monstrum Nox happens to be an ideal point to jump in, with a (mostly) self-contained story and mechanics...
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Rising Hell

Despite being mathematically made of 1s and 0s, quite often the difference between a game that works and one that doesn’t is the way it feels. That difficult to articulate gut sensation. Rising Hell feels great. The combat is satisfying, fun and...
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The Skylia Prophecy

Remember Castlevania and Metroid? Indie developers certainly do. From Hollow Knight to Dead Cells, you can’t move for modern takes. The Skylia Prophecy is another in the burgeoning genre of Metroidvanias, however, it skews a lot closer to the ‘vania side, taking...
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Bezier: Second Edition

This twin-stick shooter is beyond great, and you should buy it as soon as possible. It’s a fun, neon-drenched affair with spaced-out Jeff Minter vibes, as quick as it is brutal. We’ve always lamented the lack of Geometry Wars games on Switch,...
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John Wick: Hex (Switch)

Funnily enough, the John Wick films seem to be both perfect and impractical video game material. Set in a heightened fantasy version of the real world, they involve an assassin coming out of retirement to gun down goons while rival assassins argue...
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