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RPG

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Dragon Quest IV Review

by Tyler Burt

It’s Square Enix mobile port season again, and this time the game getting the Google Play treatment is Dragon Quest IV. Dragon Quest IV was released for the NES in 1990 and brought over to America ... Read More


Board Game

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Talisman Review

by Matthew Byrd

Like many people, I have a to do list. While it includes the usual day to day tasks there are more macro-like goals on there as well. Things I want to accomplish in the grand scheme ... Read More


Board Game

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Thug-Opoly Review

by Sam Riedel

I was running for the train when I passed a woman with a Public Enemy pleather tote bag. In that moment, I thought well, now I’ve seen the lowest point of rap music’s slide into mass ... Read More


Adventure

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Traps N’Gemstones Review

by Claire Donner

The Swedish company Donut Games is a prolific casual gaming developer known for satisfying, single-minded apps with simple concepts. Typically, you master one skill—sidescrolling through an obstacle course, catapulting characters toward targets, strategic pathfinding through tile-based ... Read More


RPG

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1Quest Review

by Will McCool

One of the reasons roguelikes are surging in popularity these days are their crushing difficulty. These are games you’ll have to play dozens of times before you even get a glimpse of victory. 1Quest sits right ... Read More


RPG

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Pixel Quest

by Tyler Burt

I really wish indie developers would hurry up and start fetishizing N64/PS1-era games, but until that day comes, we have games like Pixel Quest and its cousins. From just reading the title, Pixel Quest sounds like ... Read More


RPG

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Dragon’s Dungeon Review

by Tyler Burt

Ten years ago, nobody could have predicted that the word “roguelike” was going to turn into a buzzword. Now, in hindsight, it actually makes sense. For game developers working with limited budgets, making a randomly-generated, infinitely ... Read More


RPG

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Rogue’s Tale Review

by Katie Woodruff

The Rogue’s Tale, by GLHF Games, is a roguelike dungeon crawler rife with nostalgia and very little else. Though shallow and repetitive, it’s initially strangely addicting, perhaps due to the variety of characters one can experiment ... Read More


Adventure

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Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake Review

by Tom Hoefner

  Years before Diablo, Star Craft, and World of Warcraft, an early iteration of Blizzard known as Silicon & Synapse released a cross-platform title called The Lost Vikings, an adventure-puzzler that gave the player control over ... Read More


RPG

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Lanterna Review

by Matthew Byrd

There is no rough too deep or too dark that we at Hardcore Droid will not dig into to find an Android gaming diamond. While many are satisfied perusing the top 100 downloads section of the ... Read More


RPG

Swipe Quest for Android

Swipe Quest Review

by Sharang Biswas

  The heart of any good puzzle game are the mechanics. Everything else is secondary. With Swipe Quest, a 2048-esque, grid-based puzzle game, Polish game development studio Evil Indie Games overlooks this essential point: what should be secondary is pushed ... Read More


Adventure

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Soul Historica Review

by Sam Riedel

The JRPG factory known to us as Kemco just keeps on trucking. Every month, they’ve got a new mediocre-to-good game out, which is pretty impressive in itself. The fact that all these games look pretty much ... Read More


Core Review

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The Word Ends With You Review

by Matthew Byrd

Like many gamers who grew up during the SNES era, I hold a certain fondness for the JRPG. However, since the golden age of the JRPG during the 16-bit era, the genre has suffered some rough ... Read More


RPG

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Star Nomad Review

by Will McCool

Mobile gaming enables independent developers in a fashion that is unprecedented for the industry. With a huge existing install base and a distribution network already in place the only tasks an independent developer has are creation ... Read More


RPG

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Tales Of The Adventure Company Review

by Tyler Burt

The most popular, and sometimes the most effective mobile games are the ones that know they’re on mobile devices. Oftentimes, successful mobile games have more in common with browser-based Flash games from 2004 than they do ... Read More


Best Of

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The Most Hardcore Android RPGs Ever Made

by Matthew Byrd

Let’s face it. Android RPGs, by and large, tend to suck. It’s sad but true. Between ill-conceived ports, uninspired original efforts, games that feel like they belong on Facebook and the usual microtransaction laden mess, there ... Read More


RPG

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Dragon Quest VIII Review

by Tyler Burt

First released in 2005 and old-fashioned for its time, Dragon Quest VIII is a lot of things that modern games aren’t: subtle, earnest, uncynical and unafraid to be small. Your character is silent and nameless and ... Read More


Horror

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Mental Hospital: Eastern Bloc 2 Review

by Melissa M. Parker

In some ways, I think that mobile games can lend themselves to horror even better than console games. With headphones on, all the creaks and groans filter directly into your ears. When you bring the device ... Read More


RPG

Wasteland

Wasteland Survivor Review

by Matthew Byrd

Following the success of Fallout 3, I was surprised we didn’t immediately get many more post-apocalyptic survival games from all manners of developers, similar to the Word War II game craze of the early 2000s. Actually ... Read More


RPG

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Crystal Story Review

by Melissa M. Parker

Ever since I started playing Crystal Story, I’ve been searching for the right way to describe how intensely addicting it is. I’m sure you’ve already seen the headlines—“Woman Loses Job, Spouse, Little Sparkle of Life in ... Read More


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