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Test Your Codebreaking Skills In First Person Cryptography Puzzler Cypher

February 6, 2018 9:38 PM | Christian Valentin

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Puzzles tend to revolve around learning and applying rules, whether those rules are spatial or physics-based or word-based and so on. Learn and understand the key information and you can piece together a solution. Cypher, the upcoming game from Matthew Brown of Hexcells fame, is all about applying rules, for the purest form of puzzle-solving: code-breaking.

Find Beauty, Destruction In The Depths Of The Aquatic Adventure Of The Last Human's Console Release

February 6, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human, a striking, yet endlessly lethal journey into the undersea graveyard of humanity's fall, is now out on PS4 and Xbox One, letting console players try to fight back against the powerful underwater beasts that have overtaken a sunken Earth.

Arthurian Legends Gives Medieval Action An Old-School Twist

February 5, 2018 9:49 PM | Christian Valentin

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First person melee has gotten its fair share of iterations and styles in games large amd small, from Dead Island to Chivalry. Currently in development for PC, Arthurian Legends' approach to melee is decidedly more 90's, harkening back to the fast-paced action of Witchhaven and Hexen.

Kick Some Goblin Butt And Rebuild A Kingdom In Regions Of Ruin

February 5, 2018 8:00 AM | Thomas Faust

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Ah, to be a dwarf. Living underground with your dwarven pals, doing whatever dwarves do, and not caring about those weird people on the surface. And then, one day, you take a trip up there and everything is a mess. Monsters roam the world. Ruins everywhere. Oh, well. Time to do what dwarves do best: time to rebuild.

Adventure Game Foto Flash Wants Players To Save A Pin-Up Magazine

February 3, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Do you have what it takes to save an ailing magazine? Foto Flash poses this challenge to players and doesn't shy away from the comedic value posed by it. With an upbeat soundtrack to jam out to while you try to work on your charm with a variety of potential models, players will have be able to groove out as they try their best to get the pictures they need.

Mortal Manor Is A Metroidvania Of Science Gone Bad

February 3, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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A scientist has up and made a ton of monsters AND a fog that is steadily consuming the world, yet somehow doesn't seem to see any problems with this. That's where our long-haired, poorly-equipped hero comes in, one who players will guide while exploring the countryside and the scientist's hideout and arm with the items they find along the way in Mortal Manor.

Explore The Colorful, Open World Of RPG WeakWood Throne

February 2, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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With a wide, open world to discover, WeakWood Throne offers many things for an aspiring wizard, knight, or archer to get up to. Players will be able to choose from a few different classes (or try to be a jack of all trades) while taking on the various enemies of the world, as well as delving into the story behind a troubled king and his citizens.

Artifact Adventure Gaiden Teaches You To Prepare For The Worst

February 2, 2018 8:51 AM | Thomas Faust

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The end is nigh! The cataclysm is almost upon the world, and only you can save us! But you have to venture out into the wilds, become a hero, and help the people. Maybe you can prepare for the end of all things, after all...

Strikers Edge Is Dodgeball With Weapons And Spells

February 1, 2018 8:00 PM | Julia Couture

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Medieval dodgeball is a pair of words I didn't know I needed to come together until now. Strikers Edge puts together a fast-paced challenge of dodging attacks from opponents and whipping back your own in a single player campaign or against your friends and the masses in local or online multiplayer.

Shotgun Legend Brings Firearms, Co-Op To Zelda

February 1, 2018 8:00 AM | Joel Couture

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Shotgun Legend is an homage to The Legend of Zelda, to be sure, but one that brings portals, aliens, truck rims, shotguns, and co-op pals into the dungeon-delving, world-exploring formula.

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