Puyo Puyo Chronicle follows in genre-mix footsteps

The latest in the Puyo Puyo series strays far from its pure puzzle roots in many ways, but it does so by drifting into a burgeoning arena in its own right: the puzzle-RPG hybrid. Puyo Puyo Chronicle borrows liberally from 3DS peers Puzzle & Dragons X and Monster Strike (and progenitor Puzzle Quest before them), knowing that its distinct fun lies in the fact that, at the end of the day, you get to play some Puyo.

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Preview: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir addresses the aging issue

Some games age well; others don’t. It’s always a gamble, wondering how well your favorite will or won’t hold up 5, 10, maybe even 20 years later. The original Odin Sphere was released in May 2007 and seems as though it’s transitioned well. Vanillaware’s Odin Sphere Leifthrasir feels like it goes out of its way to modernize a classic by transcending former limits.

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