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Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians Review

Rhythm is but an everyday part of life in Beatbuddy: Tale of the Guardians. Plants and wildlife perpetually create music while the citizenry speak through vaguely melodic gibberish, some even moving in in time with the beat. Beatbuddy is hardly a full-on rhythm game – more exploration with occasional action phases – but it permeates everything around you, creating an electric, inventive mix between play and tempo. Music sustains the land of Symphonia. Three ethereal beings – Melody, Harmony, and Beat – known as “buddies,” both provide and govern over it, ensuring balance is maintained. A monarch by the name of Prince Maestro, however, wants to harness their power for his own dastardly machinations. Beat and company are awoken in the process, each setting out to put a stop to him and reestablish order. A simple tale, but an enjoyable one. It sticks to the...
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Ibb & Obb Review

Depending on how you play Ibb & Obb, it will either be a delightful game of jolly cooperation or an exercise in multitasking hell. Despite its inviting looks, Ibb & Obb is a deceitfully challenging game. It’s cooperative-based platforming requires coordination on a grand scale, as well as extreme dexterity should you play solo. Guiding the two protagonists through their treacherous world is a tall order, but an immensely rewarding one should you prevail. Ibb & Obb follows, well… Ibb and Obb, a couple of cute, rounded creatures on a quest to remove the strange, spikey black monsters infesting the land. Or so I assume – the game doesn’t have an actual, defined narrative. It simply drops you into the game with nary a hint of context or background. You’re left to piece the situation together yourself, the game seeing no need to justify mechanics...
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Race The Sun Preview

Race The Sun is a sort of open-world take on the endless runner. In it, you control a solar powered hover-craft and attempt to collect as many tris – blue, wireframe pyramids – as you can to get the highest score possible before the sun sets. The game is currently in open beta, so I decided to check it out, and so far Race The Sun’s looking like a winner. Race The Sun has only one main track, but with a catch: every 24 hours, it remakes itself. Procedurally generated levels provide a constant challenge, everything from the lay of the land to the placement of tris changing with each regeneration. User-created levels are available as well for a change of pace. The expanses before you are endless, always generating a new region (consider them stages within the larger level) to race through until you...
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