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Sekiro speedrunner beats the game blindfolded

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice speedrunner Mitchriz pulled off an impressive playthrough of the game earlier this week, beating FromSoftware’s notoriously challenging game blindfolded. Mitchriz, already an accomplished speedrunner with multiple records in Sekiro, managed to pull off his blindfolded run in just four hours and 35 minutes. It was his second attempt. If you’re wondering how the hell anyone could […]

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The VR Drop: Brutal Parkour Golf

It’s currently raining which makes for a perfect excuse to not go outside and enjoy some virtual reality (VR) gaming instead. July has been an awesome month for new videogames, and as we welcome in August here’s a selection of titles that have caught VRFocus’ eye on the release schedule. Everslaught – MobX A hardcore action RPG designed for veteran […]

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Death’s Door may look like Dark Souls, but its learning curve is much kinder

A simple screenshot of Death’s Door evokes its Dark Souls influence without you even needing to know it’s the follow-up to Acid Nerve’s previous top-down boss-killer, Titan Souls. Death’s Door captures that FromSoftware gloom in an instant, but it’s a far more forgiving experience than its inspiration. Where Soulsborne games build seemingly impossible walls for you to break down from […]

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The Ascent Review – Mindless Mechanical Mayhem

From the iconic works of Philip K. Dick to the seminal table-top RPG by Mike Pondsmith, fans of the cyberpunk genre are familiar with the theme of characters in search of an identity and purpose. The Ascent suffers from a similar identity crisis in its attempts to pull from dungeon-crawling RPGs and twin-stick shooters, but it never ascends to the […]

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NEO The World Ends with You is a fun, stylised Japanese RPG on Switch and PS4

Anyone unfamiliar with the original Nintendo DS game of 2007 or the more current Japanese Anime cartoon around this franchise is going to be initially bewildered by this game. It’s a brain-busting swell of hard-rocking 100mph soundtracks, colourful frantic visuals, self-obsessed storytelling and difficult-to-break references for the newcomer. But underneath it all what we ultimately have is a very decent […]

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Skyward Sword deserved the Final Fantasy 7 Remake treatment

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD made a bad game good. But Skyward Sword deserves even more than it got. Skyward Sword HD gives me the chance to throw my Wii Remotes in the garbage where they belong, in exchange for analog stick controls on Switch. The result is a far more precise, relaxing, and fun experience than the […]

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Samurai Warriors 5 does what Warriors games do well, again

I’ve been a fan and player of Musou games (or “Warriors games,” if you’re a dubs instead of subs person) since they were brand-spanking new — 20 years at this point. I’ve been with them from 2000’s Dynasty Warriors 2, the very first, right up to now. After a week and a half with Samurai Warriors 5, I have a […]

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Tribes of Midgard: Early Game Impressions

Tribes of Midgard gets a release tomorrow. The multifaceted title makes you an Einherjar, a warrior carried to Valhalla after death, sent to Midgard to protect the Seed of Yggdrasil. Tribes of Midgard borrows from the action, role-playing, and survival genres while offering a campaign-style Saga mode and an endless Survival mode. Having played about five hours split across both […]

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