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Apr 4, 2016

Dark Souls 3 combines all the knowledge and experience that From Software has accumulated since the release of Demon's Souls and the recent Bloodborne,and creates an amazing adventure that will test you for strength and patience.

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Zellel
Feb 6, 2017

The Sims 4 Vampires - nicely filled and stylistically rightly sustained addition. Fans of the vampires and grim gothic themes are likely gonna be absolutely delighted, but more conservative players may be seriously annoyed by unceremonious invasion of evil in their personal lives. So, if you are not a supernatural forces fan club member, you can easily skip this DLC, especially considering its relatively high price.

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Batman: The Telltale Series - Episode 5: City of Light ends the first season with an attempt to create a noisy blockbuster, but the most part of it looks like an Indian movies parody, where characters do strange things, trying to hide the bad acting and plot behind bright flashes of drawn explosions. And even usually saving a story Joker resembles a drunk cosplayer who has fallen asleep alone on the floor at a closed game show, clutter by schoolchildren. Of course, the nonlinearity could pull the story out, but having tried both variants of events development, it never happened, which is particularly sad due to the weak script and characters.

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The Walking Dead: The Telltale Series - A New Frontier Episode 2: Ties That Bind Part Two is weaker than the first episode, but still successfully keeps the attention of the players, telling interesting story. The ending creates suspense, but if you never played the original project and not a fan of the genre, comics and the television series, you can reduce the final grade at one point.

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The first episode of a New Frontier promises a really interesting game where the main danger are not insanely wandering zombies, but people itself. Sharp dialogues, Clem's memories, a strange weed episode, taking care of children, with an unexpected ending and the impending love triangle give the story deep feeling, which is missed in season two.

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ASarafanov

Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS is a great game for platformer fans thanks to an interesting set of episodes and a deep level editor. Test of Super Mario Mode will be the outlet for the hardcore audience. Besides, the game is just perfect in order to pass the time in between daily activities and trips.

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Feb 6, 2017

Tales of Berseria is a great role-playing adventure game with a complex inventory system and one-button combat, where your success depends on correctly chosen tactics and equipment. Fans of the genre will not be disappointed. All the rest can wait for discounts.

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Zellel
Feb 6, 2017

City Living does not correct many of the shortcomings of the original Sims 4, however, brings some fresh ideas. The project begins to shine with new colors. Of course, it's not even close to amazing cities from The Sims 3, but not those small locations, which were introduced in Sims 4 at launch. If the base version of the game seems to be too small, it is the first candidate to be added to the shopping list.

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6 / 10 - Root Letter
Feb 6, 2017

Root Letter is not the worst example of the modern visual novel, that suffering from a lingering story, routine, almost zero interaction and stereotyped characters. Of course, if you love Japanese culture, then you will be pleased to experience all facets of local life. But to be honest Root Letter is too similar with Telltale games only without pathos and with static cute graphics.

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5 / 10 - Earth's Dawn
Feb 6, 2017

Earth's Dawn has an unusual visual style and an enjoyable role-playing system, though a boring plot, poorly developed characters and a hundred of silly side quests reducing all efforts to zero. It is a good game for killing your time, but the developers forgot to release a portable version, with which its short sessions would be much more appreciated.

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5 / 10 - DEXED
Feb 6, 2017

Unfortunately, Dexed even with its arcade mode looks like a half an hour fun, which you can easily forget after. There is no feeling of adrenaline at high levels of difficulty, simplistic graphics, and the level of 3D immersion is insignificant. However, the price refers to the budget category. Given the fact that the Steam game is two and a half times cheaper in Russia, it can be assumed that in the future PS4 owners can expect a very nice discount. So, if you still want a cheap game for kids and parties, you can wait a bit.

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Feb 6, 2017

Mantis Burn Racing is a small, but exciting project, which brings us back to the childhood, in the era of the old school arcade racing games, supplanted by popular simulators and modern arcades. Affordable price and nice graphics (especially on PS4 Pro) will be an additional motivation for gamers.

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10 / 10 - Yakuza 0
Feb 6, 2017

Yakuza 0 - one of the most beautiful, detailed and exciting stories in the multi-volume series about life in Japan and its shadow side. Detalization of rituals and complicated hierarchical system of relationships, coupled with romantic image of "bad boy" character, give us an idea that the game is being sponsored by one of the yakuza's tops -- how else to explain so much attention to the way of life of the japanese criminal authority? And, of course, Yakuza 0 is currently the most polished (excluding bad controls in mini-games section) and best game in the series, with which you shoud start discovering the amazing world of Japan. Especially since Yakuza 1 remake, Yakuza Kiwami, that uses Yakuza 0's battle system and many of its characters, is on the way.

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Feb 6, 2017

Gravity Rush 2 is way more beautiful and bigger in world structure and in a number of side quests than the original game, but it's significantly behind from it concerning the story. Camera problems appear very seldom, but significantly irritate, and stealth missions can be a serious obstacle for newcomers. Nevertheless, having spent tens of hours on the game and experiencing minutes of wild anger, disappointment and admiration after, I can assure you that besides some of the side quests Gravity Rush 2 leaves a positive impression. And if you are a fan of the original game and can deal with the camera difficulties and quests of the same kind, then you can add one point to the final score.

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7 / 10 - Seraph
Feb 6, 2017

Seraph is an unusual mix of several genres that will appeal to the fans of high difficulty. Stream and speedrun modes are demonstrate a special relationship of creators and their audience. So, if you're a fan of the genre, Seraph is one of those games that are worth to try, at least during the winter break.

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Zellel

Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse took everything the best from the series and corrected mistakes of SMTIV, making the game relatively beginners-friendly and generally more engrossing. This is an excellent present for all Nintendo 3DS owners and fans of the Japanese role playing games genre, which is definitely must not be skipped. Especially because it is still several month left before a release of the long awaited Persona 5, and Tokyo Mirage Sessions has long been completed.

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9 / 10 - Silence
Feb 6, 2017

Silence: The Whispered World 2 is a magnificent adventure with stunning graphics, great russian adaptation, thoughtful game design and interesting characters, that exciting all your attention. You are worried for Noah, Renie and their friends, who wanted to save another dimension. And this is the best recommendation for touching story about the children, who are trying to hide from the horrors of war in a world of fantastic characters and incredible adventures.

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Gauwoof
Feb 6, 2017

At first 7th Dragon III Code: VFD can scare you away with its silly bright style, a strange plot, ordinary graphics, lack of 3D mode and occasional frame drops. Though it becomes obvious a little after that a party creation system with a variety of classes looks pretty fresh, characters match an unusual locations design, the music sets the right pace, and battles, together with deep mechanics of co-op attacks, fail to become boring that fast, still there are some animations which you'd want to skip. Nevertheless, this game will hit taste of classic JRPG fans. It is definitely worth giving it a try.

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Feb 6, 2017

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard with no doubt is the revolutionary game if you decide to play it on VR platform, but if you don’t have the VR - doesn’t worry. You still can receive a lot of positive emotions from basic version. Please borrow in mind that it’s not a classical Resident Evil and not even the RE6. It’s something new that you can’t describe, only feel on a deep emotional level. It’s just a different game that moving the industry forward that will not have any competition for the long time.

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Feb 6, 2017

God Eater 2: Rage Burst could have been much more interesting if the developers had paid more attention to mechanics and variety, worked on locations and plot, cut all filler scenes and better revealed the setting. Perhaps a next God Eater will meet our expectations, but for now it is very average series, which will disappoint sophisticated fans of the genre.

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