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    Review Night Trap - 25th Anniversary Edition

    An impressive re-vamp

    “In the past years, some very violent and offensive games have reached the market, and of course I’m speaking about Mortal Kombat and Night Trap.” It was 9th December 1993, and the then-president of Nintendo of America, Howard Lincoln, was giving a statement at a US congressional hearing on violent video games. Mortal...

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    Review Cosmic Star Heroine

    A JRPG that moves at light speed

    Agent Alyssa L'Salle is the kind of peppy, grown up, consummately capable protagonist we so rarely seem to get in JRPGs these days. She's not the type to wallow in melancholy or self-doubt, or even to stick around in one place for too long. In fact, she's the perfect front for Cosmic Star Heroine - a game that pays a...


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    Review Saturday Morning RPG

    Role player one

    The whole point of a role-playing game is, quite obviously, to play a role. To pretend to be someone - or something - else. It's a mystery, then, why so many RPGs ask you to play minor variations on the same part. There are only so many times you can put yourself in the shoes of an amnesiac swordsman, adopted prodigy or mysterious...