Katana Zero – the fine line between samurai and a man in bathrobe

Devolver Digital’s somewhat cerebral 2D ninja game encourages you to battle and rage against the seemingly inevitable outcomes of a violent life, to refuse to succumb to madness itself by embracing the idea of being a noble ninja, even if just a man in a bathrobe, in an imperfect world.

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Of gods and monsters: Smash Brothers Ultimate – the greatest, most terrifying Pokemon game ever made

In Smash Brothers Ultimate, Pokemon are not just rivals fighters, but something unknowable, untouchable and even god-like with their terrifying ability to weaponise the sun or literally turn a world on its head, regardless of one’s skill.

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Human Fall Flat and Bound – The mundane wonder of movement in videogames

One is a charming and intentionally plodding physics-based experiment in 3D platforming, the other a balletic and otherworldly exploration of someone’s mind. Human Fall Flat and Bound are world’s apart as gaming concepts, yet both marvel in the fluidity, invention and human fascination with movement, dance and overcoming physical limitations.

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