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After achieving plenty of success with the stellar Sine Mora, it only makes sense that Digital Reality and Grasshopper Manufacture would team up again. This time around, the result of this pairing is Black Knight Sword, a 2D action-platformer that features some of the best art design of the year. Unfortunately, the same level of enthusiasm can’t be used to describe the game’s... Read Review

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