How slightly weird dice make Culdcept Revolt a much more tactical game

Culdcept Revolt is the latest in a line of board-based strategy games that, while tactically deep, have generally kept to their particular method of doing things for two decades. Revolt certainly changes some things around elsewhere, but its biggest contribution to the series is what would seem at first to be a simple, inconsequential change to how players move around.

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What do you need to know about PopoloCrois?

Something really weird happened last year. A PopoloCrois game was released outside of Japan. Well, to be fair, it was simultaneously a Story of Seasons. That helped its odds quite a bit. But while everyone is (or should be) rather familiar with that series of farming simulations, the same may not be able to be said for PopoloCrois. Michibiku to the rescue! Let’s learn more about this charming RPG series.

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Review: Mononoke Forest is a soothing strategic simulation

Every once in a while, you come across a game where the whole reason for its existence seems to be as cute as it can possibly be. Maybe, if you are lucky, the rest of the game will have a sense of purpose and offer actually engaging gameplay. With Mononoke Forest, we have a game that nails that balance. This eShop exclusive is absolutely precious, but it also has compelling gameplay. It is a thoroughly pleasant thing.

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Examining the Zero Escape series’ many rooms

August 2017 is a big month for the Zero Escape series. This marks the first time that every entry in the trilogy is available on the PlayStation 4. Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma has made its way to the console for the first time. Which means it is a perfect time for someone to begin playing these thrillers. But where are can someone find them and how do they get started?

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The 3DS is at home in the slow life

Lazy summers. Low-key evenings. Quiet breaks. Games have long existed to be best at these times, reveling not in excitement and epic consequences but in the smaller things. It’s a few minutes here to customize your home, some optimization or upkeep as you make small but steady progress. And never has a system been as good at this sort of low-stakes play as the Nintendo 3DS.

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Review: Ever Oasis shines, subsists in shifting sands

Ever Oasis‘ release timing is ideal for what it’s trying to do: be, much as its name implies, a respite from the hot, dry days of summer. To be a tale about rallying and working together to keep on living and fight away the darkness that pervades our world. To bring refreshment through familiarity and sustenance, seeking not to wow you with style and taste but to quench a more primal, nostalgic thirst.

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy makes Picross feel RPG-like

When it comes to nonogram games, there’s one name you can’t escape. It is Jupiter Corporation, the developer behind games like Mario’s Picross, Mario’s Super Picross, Picross DS, Club Nintendo Picross, Picross e, Pokemon Picross, My Nintendo Picross: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and now Pictlogica Final Fantasy. The studio is no stranger to themed puzzles, to be sure. It has even taken time to implement elements from the original series into the games, with Pokemon Picross allowing you to take a team of Pokemon you have unlocked into battle with you and make use of their abilities. With Pictlogica Final Fantasy, they do it again. Except this time, it makes the game feel a bit like an RPG.

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