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King and Queen agree: Kingdom Come: Deliverance is an ambitious rhapsody

Kingdom Come: Deliverance is a game that showed lots of promise right from the very first time I checked it out at E3 2016. Even at that point in time, where developer Warhorse Studios was only had a few concept renders to visually show it off, it was clear that Deliverance was a deeply ambitious project. From the multi-layered character armor equipping to the direct approach to how combat would play out, I made a point to include this game in my watch list. The next year’s E3 came around and I finally had a chance to check out Kingdom Come in playable form. I came out of the demo impressed, but I was worried that while the combat proved to be complex, there wouldn’t be much story to neatly wrap around all the conflict that the time period and locale Warhorse picked provides. In...
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Save the world in 60 seconds or die trying in Minit

You have only 60 seconds to live. What do you do? How do you spend that brief minute before you die? Perform various odd jobs? Go on a boat ride to a distant island? Wander around an endless desert? Save the world? How about all the above? That’s the idea behind Minit, a series of 60 second adventures from developers Kitty Calis, Jan Willem Nijman, Jukio Kallio, and Dominik Johann. It all begins one day when you head down to the beach and pick up a sword that washed ashore. Unfortunately, the sword is cursed. Whoever holds it is doomed to live their life in 60 second chunks, the wielder dying once time expires. This is your life now — until you find a way to destroy the sword, anyway. From there, you set off to find some way to rid yourself of the curse,...
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Secret of Mana HD: The more things change, the more they stay the same

The year was 1993. It would be two years until Chrono Trigger would enthrall many gamers with its spell of time traveling adventure and discovery. But a more whimsical fare had just been released. A game that was light and bright and snappy, as were its graphics, gameplay, and soundtrack. Landing a coveted spot on the cover of Nintendo Power, Secret of Mana would spin its own web of adventure, built on a foundation of charm, simple gameplay, and a story that will take you from a small village to the skies, and beyond. Secret of Mana HD brings us back to that charming world of 1993, perhaps a little brighter yet somehow still as familiar as it once was. The gameplay, for better or worse, is largely unchanged since its original inception. The gameplay revolves around your three active main characters who can be...
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