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Discuss every aspect of the game. (Gameplay, Control, Story, Sound, etc..)
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At least one or two Similar Games Liked. Similar Games Disliked is optional, but encouraged.
Official Trailer Links: Include a link to the official trailer on YouTube. Only use the developer/publisher channel. Don’t use other game review site’s channels.
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Bow to Blood: Last Captain Standing - April 3, 2019 HTC Vive, Oculus, PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One - Steam
CryoFall - April 3, 2019 Entering Steam Early Access PC - Steam
Hell is Other Demons - April 18, 2019 PC and Switch - Steam
Katana ZERO - April 18, 2019 PC and Switch - Steam
Sigma Theory: Global Cold War - April 18, 2019 Entering Steam Early Access PC - Steam
The Padre - April 18, 2019 Exiting Steam Early Access PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One - Steam
Mortal Kombat 11 - April 23, 2019 PC, PS4, Switch, and Xbox One
Havocado - April 25, 2019 Entering Steam Early Access PC - Steam
Days Gone - April 26, 2019 PS4
Yoshi's Crafted World (Switch) [Review]
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Supraland (PC) [Review]
Moss Destruction (PC) [Review]
CryoFall (PC) [Track This Indie Game]
Super Crome: Bullet Purgatory (PC) [Steam Early Access Report]
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