SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI V
In Shin Megami Tensei V, things move fast. Here we are sitting in a lesson in a Japanese school, and after a few minutes we find ourselves in an alternative,…

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BLUE REFLECTION: SECOND LIGHT
The Blue Reflection dilogy is somewhat similar to Persona - here, too, a lot is built around emotions and inner experiences, the characters enter worlds created by memories, fight demons…

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HOW GOD OF WAR WORKS ON AVERAGE PC
Testing a new product on the most powerful PC is boring, and in the era of a shortage of video cards, this looks like a mockery, because not everyone can…

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WHY CARD SYSTEMS ENLAVE THE INDUSTRY
Simple and clear Card games are over 600 years old, collectible games are almost 30 years old. Everyone has ever played cards or at least seen how it is done.…

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TROUBLESHOOTER: WE MISSED
As you know, recently I love anime. And I love turn-based tactics for a very long time. And in such a situation, how could you miss Troubleshooter: Abandoned Children -…

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suspicions begin

DEMON TURF

We control Bibz, a demon girl who wants to become the queen of the underworld. She is hindered by the demon king (his name is Demon King) and his four minions, who control different regions of hell. To defeat them and deprive the king of protection, you need to go through test levels, then defeat the boss and gain access to the next pack of entertainment.

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FIGHTS IN TIGHT SPACES

Secret agent on style
It is clear that it should be bright and stylish even externally. In this sense, Fights in Tight Spaces is reminiscent of another tactic – Frozen Synapse (Mode 7 studio had a hand in both projects), as well as the Superhot shooter – the same minimalism, where even the objects of the environment in the rooms are depicted schematically, the same primacy of the black and white palette with splashes of red and other bright colors. Continue reading

BURIED STARS

How is almost any anime different, whether it’s an RPG, a TV series, or a visual novel? Excessive pop-eyed characters, frilly outfits / hairstyles, hints of sexual perversion and, in principle, bulging eroticism? Yes, including. But also – and this is much more important – they are very often distinguished by bright, colorful characters and an exciting, rich in surprises plot that can unfold in non-trivial places and circumstances. Like, for example, in the visual novel Buried Stars, which recently came out on PC. Continue reading

FATAL FRAME / PROJECT ZERO: MAIDEN OF BLACK WATER
Many devoted PC-boyars have probably heard something about the Japanese horror series Fatal Frame (known in their homeland as Project Zero), which was once almost on an equal footing with…

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ASPIRE: INA'S TALE
Almost immediately after the announcement of Aspire: Ina's Tale, they began to compare with Gris. And that was a game, as you know, not only devastatingly beautiful, but also capable…

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SANDS OF SALZAAR
Sands of Salzaar attracts primarily with its concept: it mixes oriental flavor (the game is made in China, and the action takes place in the desert), a classic RPG with…

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