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Fire Emblem Awakening Hands On Preview

Don’t sleep on Nintendo’s latest strategy game.

The Nintendo 3DS is getting its fair share of great looking games in 2013. With games like Luigi’s Mansion 2, Animal Crossing, and Pokemon X and Y all coming out this year, there will be plenty for 3DS owners to get their hands on. Sooner than all of those comes the niche, but respected strategy game Fire Emblem: Awakening, the latest in a long series of strategy titles exclusive to Nintendo’s consoles. What I can tell you from my hands-on with the game is that not only is there a great game on the horizon, but it might just be one of the best 3DS games yet. 

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Orgarhythm Review

A unique concept that fails in execution.

Aside from ambitious, the only other word that can be used to describe Orgarhythm is disappointing. Given that Tak Hirai of Space Channel 5, Shenmue, and Meteos fame was behind the unique blend of action, strategy, and rhythm gameplay, I couldn’t help but be excited. However, the execution of these concepts simply doesn’t match up to the ambition of the idea.

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Human Tanks, Charge! War of the Human Tanks Review

D’awwww, wook at the widdle corpses!

We all know that war is ugly.  But what if someone found a way to make it so freaking adorable that any moral qualms you might have about the whole concept went out the window?  Well, War of The Human Tanks sure does its best by making battles across the oh-so-fictionalized land of “Japon” into a cute-fest on a game board. It's a game board with fun mechanics if you can endure the painfully boring and long-winded story that stands between you and each match.

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Skulls of the Shogun Preview

Samurais have honor, even in death.

Skulls of the Shogun is a new 2D turn based strategy game from first time developer 17-Bit. Comprised in part of former employees of EA LA (responsible for the Command and Conquer series), the game aims to please fans of titles like Shining Force with a light-hearted presentation and skull collecting. I know those two don't go together but trust me, it will  all make sense.

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Monolith Software is Project X Zone Developer

Xenoblade developer taking on Sega/Namco Bandai/Capcom crossover

Project X Zone may be one of the most ambitious crossover titles to date.  The strategy-RPG-fighter is poised to set iconic characters of major Japanese publishers Capcom, Namco Bandai and Sega against each other in a battle for supremacy.  With three behemoths coming together and mixing their IPs in this lovely video game soup, one begins to wonder exactly who would get developer duties on the project.  Would it be Capcom?  Namco Bandai?  Sega? 

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Defenders of Ardania Review

Venture into a fantastical world that will bore you beyond anything you’ve ever imagined!

The visuals in Defenders of Ardania are pretty OK.  And thus ends the discussion of the good things about Defenders of Ardania. Everything else about the game is frustrating, boring, and annoying.  You’d be excused for being drawn in by the concept, though.  Defenders of Ardania tries to grab some attention in the jam-packed tower defense genre by adding a few elements normally seen only in real time strategy games, but the implementation of these additions make the game a slog. 

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Pokemon + Nobunaga's Ambition Coming to US

The unlikely crossover will be known by western audiences as Pokemon Conquest.

Back in December, Nintendo and Tecmo Koei revealed one of the oddest crossovers in video game history. Pokemon and Nobunaga's Ambition were to be combined into a unique turn-based strategy game for the DS. Today, Nintendo of America announced plans to bring the unlikely title to western audiences as Pokemon Conquest.

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Dillon's Rolling Western Review

Rollin', rollin', rollin', rawhide!

When I first started playing Dillon's Rolling Western, I was pleasantly delighted. Delivering several different gaming ideas into one neat, stylistic experience, Rolling Western didn't offer anything new all to itself, but initially, it provided a nice mix of exploration and real-time battles with some light tower defense mixed in.

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Two Former EA Tiburon Developers Establish New Studio

Their new strategy game will be titled BlackSpace.

Ex-EA Tiburon senior developers Volga Aksoy and Jerry Phaneuf have founded PixelFoundry, occupying the roles of technical lead and creative lead, respectively. The two have also announced their new studio's first game, BlackSpace. In a change from their sports game roots, BlackSpace will be a real-time strategy game for the PC.

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Rise of the Martian Bear Review

What has a bear, a beard, two-legged mechs, and flies? Iron Brigade: Rise of the Martian Bear.

Last year, I praised and criticized Double Fine's Trenched before it received a new name. My verdict? It played and worked well, but didn't offer enough variety and versatility to last as long as a proper tower defense game should. Fortunately, Rise of the Martian Bear provides a lot of content, weapons, and towers that resolve many of the issues the original Iron Brigade faced.

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