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There's Nothing Sweet Or Gentle About The Firefly Diary

Aww, look at the cute little Japanese puzzle platformer with the adorable little waif and her firefly friend. Right. This adorable little puzzle platformer has been a massive source of frustration since I started playing.


Evolve Impressions: 'Just One More Round'

Evolve can be simplified in many ways, and you’ve probably heard them all before. It’s a first-person shooter. It’s like Left 4 Dead, four players banding together, but you’re up against a Tank — played by a fifth player — each round. It’s one big boss battle, over and over. But the details that go into the new game, which comes out on Tuesday, a year since we first saw it, actually make it a lot more complex than that.


The Hottest New Game On Steam Sure Lives Up To Its Name

It can’t be all that fun to be a character in a game called Darkest Dungeon. You spend all your time in caves and ruins, risking your life while fighting horrible monsters, watching your friends suffer and even die. The emotional toll must be high.


Ubisoft's Surprise Game Is Worth Your Time

The most pleasant surprises from Ubisoft seem to be coming in downloadable forms. Child of Light, Valiant Hearts, Assassin’s Creed: Freedom Cry. We can now add Grow Home to the list, an utterly charming experimental platformer about climbing higher and higher and higher.


I Like That The Witcher 3 Treats Me Like An Adult

Like Nathan, I played a good four or five hours of The Witcher 3 the other week, and like him, I’ve been oddly preoccupied by it ever since.


You Should Play This Episodic Supernatural High School Game

Max isn’t a stereotypical outcast teenager; she’s a rather quiet, intelligent girl, just trying to get by. Also, she can rewind time at will.


My First Few Hours With Dying Light

I wasn’t sure what to expect from Dying Light, a new open-world zombie game from a studio known for making the regrettable open-world zombie series Dead Island. Imagine my pleasant surprise, then, when I discovered some cool ideas during my first five hours with the game. Maybe you can teach an old zombie new tricks.


Indie Take On Super Mario Galaxy Is Pretty Good

It’s common to think of structural considerations like physics simulations in games like Gravity Ghost. They send you spinning around little planets, after all. But in Erin Robinson’s new game, the physics don’t feel like physics. They feel like emotions.


Hands On With The New Ace Attorney Demo

Capcom had a playable demo of the latest Ace Attorney game, The Great Ace Attorney: The Adventures of Ryunosuke Naruhodou at this year’s Jump Festa that highlighted the game’s new addition to the series, the “collaborative deduction” system.


Dragon Quest Heroes May Be My Favourite Warriors-Style Game Ever

For the playable demo of Dragon Quest Heroes, I went in expecting just another Warriors-style game with a Dragon Quest skin over it. What I got was much more.