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Black Rock Shooter (PSP) Review

Black Rock Shooter (PSP) Review

Released nearly two years after the original Japanese release with barely any stateside marketing and for a woefully underloved handheld, Black Rock Shooter comes as one of the last role-playing games for the PSP. With its anime origins, does... Read More »

Site Score
8.3
Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection Review

Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection Review

Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection is the sixth entry in a long running RPG series from Idea Factory (and only the third to make its way across the ocean to USA). This latest role-playing game comes by way of... Read More »

Site Score
8.4
Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Review

Corpse Party: Book of Shadows Review

Taking place not before or after the events of the first Corpse Party but rather a retelling of the final days of the students of Kisaragi Academy, Book of Shadows seeks to scribe its way into a library of ever-growing... Read More »

Site Score
6.1
Clan of Champions Review

Clan of Champions Review

Clan of Champions, known overseas as Gladiator Vs, is the third entry in a long running gladiator simulator from the Japan. The series is rife with brutal combat and not much else, and this latest entry is no exception.... Read More »

Site Score
4.1
Ragnarok Tactics Review

Ragnarok Tactics Review

Filling out XSeeD’s previously untitled ‘Thirty Days of Ragnarok‘ (my words) comes a new strategy role playing game based loosely upon the lore and aesthetics of Ragnarok Online. Between an arrival by Ragnarok Odyssey last week and new updates to the... Read More »

Site Score
7.2
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Review

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Review

It’s been a while since North American RPG fans received a new Growlanswer title. After five years waiting Atlus has finally brought over the previously Japan exclusive Growlanser IV(PS2). Remade for the PSP, Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time is an... Read More »

Site Score
8.1
Unchained Blades Review

Unchained Blades Review

As time passes we tend to lose things down the road. In terms of video games, we’ve seen several genres die off or continue on in a new direction. Sometimes the change is necessary and other times it’s confusing... Read More »

Site Score
7.2
Gungnir Review

Gungnir Review

While everyone is talking about the Vita, that doesn’t mean the PSP has been forgotten about. With a few titles set to release, PSP owners can further delay their Vita purchase. One of these titles is the interesting strategy... Read More »

Site Score
5.0
Hakuoki: Demon Of The Fleeting Blossom Review

Hakuoki: Demon Of The Fleeting Blossom Review

In the last few generations, the world has finally started to embrace the video games as a way to convey messages and tell a story. From classics like Bioshock and Shadow of the Colossus to newer indie entries like... Read More »

Site Score
6.0
Sonic CD Review

Sonic CD Review

For ages it seemed like Sega had forgotten about its short lived Sega CD and with it Sonic CD. Having only seen a PC re-release, in addition to having a spot in the Sonic Gems Collection; it appeared as... Read More »

Site Score
9.0
Corpse Party Review

Corpse Party Review

If you haven’t heard of Corpse Party (Corpse Party: Blood Covered, Repeated Fear in Japan), you’re not the only one. A part of the immensely popular Visual Novel genre in Japan, it essentially plays as a 16-bit adventure game... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Cars 2 Review

Cars 2 Review

With the PSP Vita on the horizon and the original PSP fading into obscurity Sony seems to be going for a younger target audience with their stripped down, budget version of the console, the PSP E-1000. Cars 2 was... Read More »

Site Score
4.0
Fate/EXTRA Review

Fate/EXTRA Review

Fate/stay Night is a visual novel that’s fairly popular in Japan. It deals with deeper themes such as the self as an ideal and the importance of ambition and sincerity. Visual novels, by definition, are games that have very... Read More »

Site Score
5.0
Persona 2: Innocent Sin Review

Persona 2: Innocent Sin Review

America finally got its hands on Persona 2! Expect pure JRPG here, there is no genre blending, no wild deviations from the norm, save for a few interesting and unique mechanics, but otherwise it is all stat building and... Read More »

Site Score
6.0
ClaDun X2 Review

ClaDun X2 Review

ClaDun X2 is the sequel to Nippon Ichi Software’s retro dungeon crawling RPG, ClaDun: This is an RPG! Cladun X2 takes place in the world of Arcanus Cella. It follows in its predecessor’s footsteps with charm and is currently... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
The 3rd Birthday Review

The 3rd Birthday Review

It's been over a decade since the last Parasite Eve game debuted on the Sony platform. Back when both Parasite Eve games were released on the PSOne, it was an unusual RPG to tackle due to its survival-horror nature... Read More »

Site Score
9.0
Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy Review

Dissidia 012: Duodecim Final Fantasy Review

Although the PSP is starting to lose its shine as the Next Generation Portable is coming later this year, there are still games out there worth picking up for the PSP. To name a few, The 3rd Birthday and... Read More »

Site Score
8.0
Ys I & II Chronicles Review

Ys I & II Chronicles Review

When the name Ys is mentioned in video games, most of you will probably just scratch your head wondering just what exactly it is. I mean, the title doesn't really tell you that much, does it? Ys I&II is... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Lord of Arcana (UK) Review

Lord of Arcana (UK) Review

Lord of Arcana is a fantasy action title set in the world of Horodyn. The premise behind the game is that only one with power can obtain the power of Arcana, which of course players set out to get.... Read More »

Site Score
5.0
Lord of Arcana Review

Lord of Arcana Review

"Lord of Arcana" is a JRPG in the Monster Hunter form that places you in the boots of a warrior in the land of Horodyn. In this land, there is an ancient stone known as "Arcana" that holds great... Read More »

Site Score
5.0
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