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Ever Oasis

Action JRPG meets city-building in this charming game by the creator of the "Secret of Mana" series.

Build your own role-playing game on the go with RPG Maker Fes for the Nintendo 3DS.

Hey, you got a roguelike in my shmup!

Super punch out: ARMS

No, it's not a magical "kitsune." But Nintendo's new ARMS game is still magical in its own right and features one of the best instances of motion controls yet.

Valkyria Revolution

A beloved franchise returns with a polarizing twist.

Superhot VR

Wanna feel like Neo in the Matrix? Superhot VR’s got you covered with what some consider the definitive experience in the budding virtual reality genre.

Mech souls: The Surge

Hey, you got Dark Souls in my sci-fi game! Here's a look at an interesting Souls-like game with a robotic flair.

MidBoss

You're not the boss of me!

All in the family: Tekken 7

The dysfunctional Mishima family saga reaches its climax in Tekken 7, which features lots of drama, tight combat and, uh, volcanoes. I mean, we’re talking about Heihachi and Kazuya Mishima after all.

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception

People with dog and cat ears. Bath house scenes. A protagonist with amnesia. If that doesn’t sound like the ingredients of an otaku-friendly Japanese narrative, then I don’t know what does.

Disgaea 5 Complete

The devils are in the details, literally and figuratively as the most feature-packed entry in the popular tactical RPG series Disgaea hits the Nintendo Switch.

Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers

Revisit the arcade king of the 1990s with upgraded graphics or classic mode for old-school purists. Does this iteration hold up?

Twofer: Fire Emblem Echoes Shadows of Valentia

Boy meets girl. Or is it girl meets boy? Two childhood friends find themselves in the middle of a royal powder keg as two warring kingdoms threaten to tear apart the land. A modern take on 1992's "Fire Emblem Gaiden" for the Nintendo Famicom, "Shadows of Valentia " is a remake done right.

Prepare to die: Dead Cells

Prepare to die again and again in this Metroidvania game with Roguelike elements and classic 8-bit charm.

Switching gears: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Smart steering and auto-acceleration make Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch the most accessible and family-friendly racing game yet. Plus the return of a full-fledged Battle Mode.

Super frenemies: Injustice 2

NetherRealm Studios’ unique take on DC Comics combat returns with a meaty story mode, solid mechanics and a Multiverse’s worth of extra features to keep players busy in Injustice 2. And yes, Superman and Wonderman are still insufferable.

Alien syndrome: Prey review

An isolated space station. Hostile aliens that wanna get 'cha. What could possibly go wrong? On the plus side, you at least start out with a wrench and the world's best glue gun.

Smells like teen spirit: The Caligula Effect

Ah, yes, youth and their youth-angsty problems. Battle a virtual idol’s minions as you try to escape the “perfect” world in this JRPG with classic Persona vibes.

The fat and the furious: Little Nightmares 

Gaming bliss comes in a bright yellow raincoat in this suspense-horror platformer that will delight fans of Limbo and Inside. Just watch out for those gluttonous guests. They’ll literally eat you up.

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Past year reviews

Hey, where's the older stuff? No worries, we've got those, too. Here are links to the 2015 Technobubble Video Game Review Vault and the 2014 Technobubble Video Game Review Vault:

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