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Dujanah is a gorgeous and bizarre indie game full of glitch cats, existential spider-men, and death. With key narrative moments and a small arcade of games that focus on death and dying, it imparts an important lesson of acceptance. We take a look in this critical video.

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The Switch is such a familiar part of the gaming landscape now that it's strange to consider that Nintendo's hybrid device is about to head into its first holiday season. What's even stranger is that for Baby's First Christmas, Nintendo's lineup is overloaded with deep single-player fantasy adventures: Role-playing games Skyrim and Xenoblade Chronicles, and the RPG-tinged action of Fire Emblem Warriors.

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By the time it was Final Fantasy 7's turn on the Summer Games Done Quick schedule, the trio of runners were already tired. A mixture of nerves and anxious excitement had kept them from getting a full night's sleep, and starting at 1:00AM, they were about to steer the graveyard shift through eight solid hours of Final Fantasy.

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The sad decline of the Mana series has been difficult to watch, and it's equally unfortunate that its spiritual successor Ever Oasis suffers from similar problems — solid action RPG mechanics and moments of creative brilliance hampered by an experimental gameplay structure that drags everything down with it.

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Aethera is a new sci-fi campaign setting for the tabletop role-playing game Pathfinder that lets you dungeon-crawl on asteroids. It was released last week and looks amazing. Its 500-page book spreads "cult mysticism, space opera and diesel punk" across six worlds.

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Getting into Dungeons & Dragons can be intimidating. You need maybe three or four other nerds to play with, some pricey tomes full of numbers and tables, ample free time, and several dice with as many as 20 sides. It's a lot to fathom, and even more to set up. How will you find D&D-curious friends? How will you decipher the ruleset? What are the best D&D snacks?

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Mass Effect: Andromeda sprawls and sprawls, eagerly offering you so much to see and do, that it nearly loses itself in the process. In this massive and uncertain voyage into an alien galaxy, the best way to center yourself is to hold on to other people, and trust that the mission will accomplish at least some of its ambitious goals.

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Bandai Namco's Tales action role-playing series is normally pretty formulaic — a plucky group of colourful heroes joins together to save the world from some dire threat. Tales of Berseria's protagonist just really wants to murder a guy, and her companions are happy to help.