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The Room VR: A Dark Matter Review – An Atmospheric Powerhouse

The Room VR: A Dark Matter Review – An Atmospheric Powerhouse

In 2012, a group of ex-Criterion developers who had worked on the Burnout series formed Fireproof Games. They released The Room, a moody puzzler that had players manipulating a virtual puzzle box with a nearly endless supply of hidden compartments. The Room was a mobile hit and spawned several sequels that took full advantage of …

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Panzer Dragoon: Remake review - flawed revisit to an off-kilter masterpiece • Eurogamer.net

Panzer Dragoon: Remake review – flawed revisit to an off-kilter masterpiece

Panzer Dragoon is a strange game. Otherworldly would probably be a more elaborate way of putting it: Sega’s 1995 original overcame the more limited technology of the Saturn to transport players to a faraway fantasy touched by Frank Herbert’s Dune and Hayao Mayazaki’s Nausica of the Valley of the Wind. It’s a wonderfully alien place, …

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Persona 5 Royal Review – Revealing Its True Form

Persona 5 Royal Review – Revealing Its True Form

When it launched in 2017, Persona 5 represented the next evolution of the Persona formula. Persona 5 Royal amplifies the stellar turn-based combat and masterful social mechanics, as well as the complex systems surrounding them. But it also adds new characters, story arcs, and a meaty post-game palace that ventures even deeper into the world’s …

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In Other Waters review - an ocean sanctuary for the meditative explorer • Eurogamer.net

In Other Waters review – an ocean sanctuary for the meditative explorer

It begins with one of the loveliest interfaces I’ve ever handled, a fluorescent origami puzzle of panels, dials and buttons, at once tactile and ethereal, vintage and high-tech, like a holographic astrolabe. At its centre, a circle of ocean rendered in the style of an old-time sea chart, its delicately nested contours travelling beyond the …

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Warhammer 40,000 aerial combat tabletop Aeronautica Imperialis has a turn-based strategy game • Eurogamer.net

Warhammer 40,000 aerial combat tabletop Aeronautica Imperialis has a turn-based strategy game

The Warhammer 40,000 video games keep on coming! This one is based on the aerial combat tabletop Aeronautica Imperialis. Unlike Dakka Squadron, an action-focused Warhammer 40,000 aerial combat game that gives Orks a starring role, Aeronautica Imperialis: Flight Command is a turn-based strategy game. You play as a Flight Commander in the Imperial Navy or …

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