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The Fancies 2021: Michael Higham’s 10 Favorite Games That Aren’t FFXIV Endwalker

Trust me, there are other games I play besides Final Fantasy XIV. Still, I’m predictable as hell, but I know what I like. Life isn’t all catgirls and bunny boys, crystals and aether, or calamity and Primals — though many of my favorite games share similar themes. I think for…

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The Fancies 2021: Some of Imran’s Top Games of the Year

I don’t think we have enough appreciation for how weird 2021 has been for video games — or really anything. That anything came out this year is a small miracle; that enough really good things came out this year to fill a list, much less the list of 50 games…

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The Fancies 2021: LB Hunktears’ Games of the Year

Game of the Year, Period, 2021: Wildermyth The reason Wildermyth is my game of the year is pretty simple: it does nothing I don’t like. It’s beautifully balanced. Tonally, it’s the perfect fantasy adventure game — the stakes feel high, but not stressfully so. Sad things happen, and they feel…

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Shin Megami Tensei V Has The First Demon From Philippine Folklore For The Series, And It’s DARK

One of the most fascinating things about the Shin Megami Tensei franchise isn’t just its wild compendium of demons to use in battle, but also the lore and mythologies they come from. Almost every demon (or persona in the Persona series) draws from cultures and folklore around the world, and…

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Shin Megami Tensei V Tips Guide – 23 Things the Game Doesn’t Tell You

Shin Megami Tensei V doesn’t mess around. We recommend you don’t, either if you plan to survive more than literally one turn of combat in the aggressive new JRPG. Sheer bad luck will almost certainly kill you regardless, but there’s no reason not to stack the deck in your favor…

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Shin Megami Tensei V Has No Mercy for a Fool Like Me

Shin Megami Tensei V pulls no punches. Except, of course, for your punches. The turn-based role-playing game must have looked at the recently re-released SMTIII: Nocturne and decided “Yeah, physical attacks were too strong in this game from nearly 20 years ago.” So we’re left with a brutal seesaw — one where you…

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Nintendo Direct Mini Showed Shin Megami Tensei and Other Stuff, Maybe?

As we established earlier this month, Nintendo has a problem with keeping hype in check with its announcements. That’s probably not its own fault in the grand scheme of things, but clarity is one way to help avoid situations where small updates on smaller games don’t get misconstrued as possible Metroid…

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