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Feb 6, 2017

Yesterday Origins is a classic adventure that tries to be modern - with detailed investigation system and consoles/tablets support, but gets stuck somewhere at the end of the last century with outdated game mechanics, ugly cutscenes and sometimes boring plot. And it's really sad.

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Feb 6, 2017

World of Final Fantasy is probably the best Final Fantasy in the last few years with lots of gags, sometimes silly sense of humor, almost perfect role-playing system and careful treatment of favorite characters. Hunt elements with the local pokemons only adds freshness to the gameplay. The only thing that might confuse is a low level of difficulty. However, the sense of simplicity instantly disappears during fights with secret bosses. If you missed the World of Final Fantasy due to strange humor and art design or just finished Final Fantasy XV, it's time to change your mind and buy the game.

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Vadimeys
Feb 6, 2017

Despite a few flaws, Sid Meier's Civilization VI is a competent development of ideas of the cult series. Sid Meier's team made the right emphasis on the diversity of opportunities that allowed us to avoid one-sidedness of Beyond Earth. Each element of gameplay is organically intertwined with others, increasing the depth and leaving a pleasant aftertaste. As a result, we've got the best PC game of 2016.

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6 / 10 - XCOM 2
Feb 6, 2017

XCOM 2 on PS4 and Xbox One is a great tactical game with interesting mechanics and deep atmosphere that can drag you for many hours of gameplay. Unfortunately, the constant struggle with glitches and bugs spoils the final impression. It's also surprising that the developers have not released an update that would have fixed the most critical errors. If Firaxis manages to deal with all problems, you can easily add a couple of scores.

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Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide on PS4 and Xbox One is an excellent project which was unlucky with the release date. It should have come out during an off-peak period - a decision to release it in fall was fateful and negatively reflected on the community and, accordingly, on the gameplay in general. If you like Left 4 Dead and have friends, willing to go on journey with you, then you can feel free to buy the game. Otherwise it is better to save the money for something else.

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Feb 6, 2017

Beautiful cover hides a boring lacking interesting ideas dummy. Maybe for the next game Flying Wild Hog will take into account and fix the numerous plot flaws, and we get more than a fancy benchmark or the ten minute time killer after a hard day.

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Feb 6, 2017

Final Fantasy XV is a game of lost opportunities which, once again, proves that Square Enix had to change something a long time ago. Neither of the project elements, except the music, is completely processed, and the game is released raw and incomplete, what is particularly seen after the ninth chapter. If you are ready to stop your progress at the tenth episode, suffering monotonous tasks in a beautiful open world and if you like a simplified clone of Monster Hunter then you can add one score to the total. But if you go further then there are all the chances to be disappointed. Unfortunately, the further we went the more we learnt about all the rawness and incompleteness of Final Fantasy XV. It becomes even more disappointing after watching gorgeous trailers of Final Fantasy Versus XIII. It's too bad we certailny won't see that game ever.

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7 / 10 - The Sims 4
Feb 6, 2017

The Sims 4, just like the other games in the series, uses the imagination as the main resource for its sandbox. The game may successfully entertain players for hours or even years -- depending on the creativity fuse of the player. EA's policy for the distribution of DLC materials will likely scare the average user, but even the basic version of the game is enough for fun.

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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a great opportunity to look at what players can expect in Kingdom Hearts III due to A Fragmentary Passage and partly χ Back Cover.

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Feb 9, 2017

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers is a good game, which partly suffers from the same old problems of the series. Poor graphics and repetitive missions blends with interesting tactical mechanics. The imbalance can ruin the final experience, but it worth playing especially if you are a fan of tactical RPGs.

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Feb 13, 2017

Sniper Elite 4: Italia is the most beautiful and comprehensive game in the series, which offers a well-executed sandbox, modern graphics and really interesting tactical gameplay. The problems with AI and hitboxes can ruin the experience, but there is hope that all issues will be fixed with the patch. But even in this state it delivers the engaging gameplay of cat-and-mouse with sabotage operations against superior forces of infantry and military equipment. If you liked Metal Gear Solid 5 and want more tactics and sandbox stealth gameplay, Sniper Elite 4 is the best option to buy.

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8 / 10 - Semispheres
Feb 15, 2017

With all advantages Semispheres has a significant drawback – the game is too easy even in the later stages, and a combination of different skills rarely can be quite a serious challenge even for a beginner. The developers simply do not use a whole range of mechanics to make the game harder and more interesting. Still there is some hope for a DLC, which has not been even announced yet. However, as a means for relaxing before going to sleep or an opportunity to rest between big projects this game from a small indie-studio is almost indispensable.

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Feb 16, 2017

Skylanders: Imaginators is a very beautiful and a well crafted game that combines action, adventure, role-playing and platformer. While remaining understandable to the children's audience, it will be interesting even for adults thanks to the variety and replay value. The main thing is not to forget to detach your credit card from the profile, otherwise there is a chance that your child will quickly pull all of the savings out on new item chests.

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6 / 10 - For Honor
Feb 17, 2017

For Honor feels like a Free-to-play title that deliberately was turned into a retail product, but kept the elements of a Pay-to-win system. Unfortunately, except for graphics and animations, the single-player mode cannot offer pleasant revelations and the multiplayer mode, instead of beautiful battles, reminds only white trash street fights. The problem with an imbalance of characters in duels makes the situation even worse, but we hope that most errors will be fixed with future updates. If this happens, you can give the game a chance, but for now we recommend postponing the purchase or waiting for discounts to devote time to other more worthy projects.

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Feb 20, 2017

Horizon Zero Dawn is one of the most exciting games of the year. The story is amazing and touches the most delicate strings of the soul. The journey of Aloy absorbed all the best from the industry and with unique design of the robotic animals created something completely new. The developers managed to maintain the magic that makes you come back to this shattered world again and again to explore the beautiful scenery, collect ancient artifacts, or just hunting for the rare creatures.

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8 / 10 - Halo Wars 2
Feb 21, 2017

Clearly there is no attempt to revolutionize the genre, but still Halo Wars 2 is a really great game, which should be interesting to every fan of strategies. It works great on the controller - a real achievement for the genre. Just keep in mind that the focus of Halo Wars 2 is still placed on the multiplayer and the story campaign with all its pros feels pretty poor.

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9 / 10 - Nioh
Feb 24, 2017

Now we have a wonderful Action/RPG, able to draw Soulsborne and Ninja Gaiden fans' attention for hundreds of hours and leave tons of positive memories in their souls.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - Road to Boruto is a great addition to the the most beautiful fighting game based on the anime, which expands an already huge roster of available characters, but suffers from a crumpled story and the same type of side quests. The empty and uninteresting city is pulling the game down, but the situation is partly corrected with an impressive epic scale battles, which should please all fans of the series.

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Miyamoto and Aonuma are never tired of repeating, that the main thing in The Legend of Zelda games is that absolute feeling of discovery. Breath of the Wild reveals this emotion better than any part of the series. It's amazing how the developers have managed to bring so many different concepts, mechanics and stories together and offer them in a form of an open, organic, and natural world.

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Mar 7, 2017

Night in the Woods is like a book with a bright cover, but filled with old newspapers. You can compare it with Oxeenfree, but the last one was more solid and in many ways better. However, if you like that story about the lighthouses, you can try this - story about the city full of animals with human problems.

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