Final Fantasy Tactics series’ job systems beautifully intertwine

Final Fantasy Tactics is a gorgeously intricate game. It’s not only one of the best installments in the Final Fantasy series, but one of the best tactical titles ever released. It’s a beautiful game. But, it isn’t just the graphics and storyline that are so impressive. Even the job system is delicately designed in such a way that, while it may seem complex and intimidating, is pretty in its own right.

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Splatoon stays true to all of Nintendo’s philosophies

When you think of Nintendo games, certain things come to mind. No matter what the genre or franchise certain things stand out. Games tend to be family-friendly, even when they involve serious concepts like bounty hunting and war. Many times, they explore gameplay concepts that aren’t often explored in games. They have a colorful and definitive style, keeping them from looking like other games on the shelf. They’ll also have hidden depths to them. Splatoon is a masterpiece that ticks all of these boxes.

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Review: Giga Wrecker perfectly falls into place

There’s a charm to Game Freak games. Each one tends to look very distinctive while offering unconventional gameplay. Pocket Card Jockey, HarmoKnight, Tembo the Badass Elephant, Drill Dozer and even Smart Ball all revel in lavish areas with bright color palettes, memorable character designs and unexpected motivations. I’m happy to report that Giga Wrecker is continuing that tradition. Again we’re presented with a title that doesn’t look or play like anything else out there.

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Preview: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns offers multiple fast travel options

When it comes to map sizes, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns gives us quite a bit of space to work with. Each of the three towns is made up of two areas. There’s a crossroads section to traverse. Your farm is even quite substantial. Getting from point A to point B takes quite a bit of time. Especially if you’re trying to make it to certain stores on time. Fortunately, there are means of quickly getting around beyond just using your feet or eventually hopping on a horse.

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Review: Disney Magical World 2 is still the happiest (virtual) place on Earth

There are times when we need a distraction. Safe spaces are essential for everyone. We want somewhere to go where we can enjoy ourselves, relax and forget about anything else troubling us. Games like Disney Magical World 2 fill this niche. It is a virtual respite. While such a thing is welcome, it would be even better if it offered more variation than the original game.

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Review: Goodbye! BoxBoy! squares everything away

Qbby, we hardly knew ye. Two years after his exceptionally entertaining debut, our favorite cube is cutting out. Goodbye! BoxBoy! is forcing us to bid you adieu; what a send-off it is! This puzzle game tasks us with traversing levels using all sorts of new mechanics. Far from a pointless endeavor, this game squares everything away quite tidily, giving us a wonderful adventure that never leaves us feeling boxed in.

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Kurayami no Hate de Kimi wo Matsu follows bonds born from fear

A long time ago, let’s say eight years in the past, D3 Publisher decided to release a rather dark otome game. Kurayami no Hate de Kimi wo Matsu began with a hiking trip and ended with murder. Yes, it was a point-and-click horror game where you happened to romance dudes while dealing with a serial killer. It was not only an unexpected sort of dating sim, but not exactly the sort of thing you’d expect on a Nintendo platform.

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