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Power Hour Review: The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville

“Metroidvania,” Defender, and three super powered little girls. These were the ingredients chosen to create the perfect nostalgic side-scroller. But Radian Games intentionally added an extra ingredient to the concoction: classic animation. Thus The Powerpuff Girls: Defenders of Townsville was born. Using their ultra-superpowers, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup have dedicated their reboot to fighting evil […]

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Power Hour Review: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

In the opening cinematic of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the titular character Claire “Lightning” Farron stands atop a clock tower, the glow of a fantastical city below her. She dramatically removes the sunglasses off her face, announcing her return not only to the fictional world that has progressed 500 years since her last appearance […]

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Power Hour Review: Grimm

American McGee has added another game to his portfolio of delightfully twisted fairy tales in Grimm, an episodic series recently debuted on Steam. The game is split into twenty-three individual parts. Each edition follows a traditional story from Grimm’s Fairy Tales, the first of which is currently available for free download. Much like his interpretation […]

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Power Hour Review: The Cat Lady

**Trigger warning: suicide, violence** Thanks for nothing, goodbye. Unlike the haunting message that introduces the tone of The Cat Lady, a side-scrolling horror game developed by the UK based company Harvester Games, even what small portion I have played thus far proves that this statement certainly doesn’t describe this narrative-driven adventure. Through its artistic visuals […]

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Power Hour Review: Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (3DS)

Let me start by saying the it has long been my secret shame that I have never finished a Legend of Zelda game. There, I said it, I feel better now. It’s out in the open. I feel that I can now move on with my recovery. It’s not that some of the Zelda games […]

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Power Hour Review: Long Live the Queen (PC, Mac, Linux)

Pink hair, frills, magical girl powers and lots and lots of death; this is certainly how I would describe Long Live the Queen, a visual novel role-playing game created by Hanako Games. Originally debuted last year, it was only recently released on Steam to a larger public as a result of a successful Steam Greenlight […]

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Power Hour Review: Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)

Power Hour Reviews are a new NYMG feature in which we spend one intense hour playing newly released games in order to get a sense not only of the game’s mechanics and characterization, but its narrative as well. Let us spend our time first, so that you don’t have to waste yours. After both figuratively and […]

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Power Hour Review: Disney Infinity Starter Pack (360)

Power Hour Reviews are a new weekly NYMG feature in which we spend one intense hour playing newly released games in order to get a sense not only of game mechanics and characterization, but narrative as well. Let us spend our time first, so that you don’t have to waste yours. I pre-ordered Disney Infinity when […]

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Power Hour Review: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons (XBox 360)

Power Hour Reviews are a new weekly NYMG feature in which we spend one intense hour playing newly released games in order to get a sense not only of game mechanics and characterization, but narrative as well. Let us spend our time first, so that you don’t have to waste yours. Here is the second review […]

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Resident Evil: 6, Another Capcom Failure

This past Tuesday (Oct. 2) marked the release of the much anticipated Resident Evil: 6 and the internet was immediately flooded with reviews claiming RE:6 to be the worst in the series yet. One review on Destructoid by Jim Sterling even said, “If any consistently good thing can be said of Resident Evil 6, it’s that […]