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Toukiden: Kiwami Review

Toukiden: Kiwami Review

Much like fighting games, a lot of monster hunter titles get expanded/updated versions before they get a true sequel. This was true for Monster Hunter, Soul Sacrifice, God Eater and now Toukiden. Much like the aforementioned titles, Toukiden: Kiwami... Read More »

Site Score
8.5
Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Review

Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart Review

Spin offs can be a tricky thing. At their core people want something that is familiar, but if you make it too familiar, then it starts to feel like a cash grab. This is the problem Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess... Read More »

Site Score
6.8
htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Review

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Review

If you had told me about htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary a year ago, I would have been completely onboard. NIS America-published platformer with a cute handdrawn motif to match? I’m in. Now, after getting my hands dirty with quite... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Criminal Girls: Invite Only Review

Criminal Girls: Invite Only Review

NIS America’s latest RPG for the Vita, Criminal Girls: Invite Only, is no stranger to controversy. A frequent topic of discussion about the game was whether or not a game focused on reforming school-age girls through various forms of... Read More »

Site Score
7.9
Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS Vita) Review

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk (PS Vita) Review

With the Arland trilogy officially wrapped up, it was only logical for Koei Tecmo to start releasing the updated Dusk trilogy for PlayStation Vita. The first title, Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk, revisits the classic PS3 rpg... Read More »

Site Score
9.1
Neptunia RE;Birth 2

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation Review

Neptunia Re;Birth is everything you could have asked for in a remake. Instead of porting the critically unsuccessful and somewhat disliked original games, they instead updated the original to include various improvements from the sequels, in addition to fixing... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Citizens of Earth (PS4) Review

Citizens of Earth (PS4) Review

There was a time in gaming when nearly any conceivable idea for a game would be considered fresh and there was no such thing as paying homage yet. Clones were commonplace in the industry. With the success of Super... Read More »

Site Score
8.6
Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd Review

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd Review

More than one year since Miku’s debut title came to North America, Project Diva F 2nd sees the vocaloid starlet return to fame with a new selection of tracks and costumes to keep any rhythm fan happy. Whether you... Read More »

Site Score
8.6
Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit (PS Vita) Review

Senran Kagura: Bon Appétit (PS Vita) Review

The third and most recent Senran Kagura title has finally left japan to invade the American Vita market and it’s quite different from what one would expect. The ninja women of Homura’s Crimson Squad and Hanzo Ninja Academy have put... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Tales of Hearts R Review

Tales of Hearts R Review

For quite sometime, the PlayStation Vita has seen a drought of quality JRPG games ever since Persona 4 Golden came out. Since then, many fans of the genre are hoping that a good JRPG game will be released soon... Read More »

Site Score
7.2
Freedom Wars (PS Vita) Review

Freedom Wars (PS Vita) Review

Ever since Capcom decided to move Monster Hunter to Nintendo platforms, gamers have been waiting for a suitable replacement to release on the Vita. At first it was thought to be Ragnarok Odyssey, then Soul Sacrifice and then Toukiden,... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (PS Vita) Review

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus (PS Vita) Review

Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus takes places in an alternate world, where the T&A is more than just eye candy and instead embodies life and hometown, something the series’ creator feels very strongly towards. Those that have strong moral objections... Read More »

Site Score
8.0
Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD (PS4) Review

Pier Solar and the Great Architects HD (PS4) Review

Touted as the first Sega Genesis/Mega Drive game in 20 years, Pier Solar and the Great Architects (referred to further as simply Pier Solar HD) dips more than just its toes into the wading pool of nostalgia. From its... Read More »

Site Score
9.0
NAtURAL DOCtRINE (PS4/Vita) Review

NAtURAL DOCtRINE (PS4/Vita) Review

The PlayStation 4 has undoubtedly been lacking in role-playing games since its launch. Now, one of the first to make its way to American shores, has arrived but it’s not traditional by any means. Part X-Com, part Stella Deus,... Read More »

Site Score
5.5
Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PS4/Vita) Review

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (PS4/Vita) Review

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is the latest and last iteration of Warriors Orochi 3 to grace consoles. With each release in the Warriors series, Koei Tecmo includes a great deal of extra modes and content to keep gamers coming... Read More »

Site Score
9.1
Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Danganronpa 2:Goodbye Despair follows right on the tail of Trigger Happy Havoc’s release from earlier this year. A new cast of sixteen students is thrust into a game of life-and-death as they try to survive a peaceful summer vacation... Read More »

Site Score
9.5
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Review

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 Review

Back when Neptunia originally released, it was something of gaming’s equivalent of a B movie. There were a lot of interesting ideas, such as making an RPG devoted to the game industry, but the final product was a mess.... Read More »

Site Score
8.0
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Review

Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment Review

It’s rare for a game based off of movies or television shows to stray far away from the source material. Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment is quite an exception to the rule as it effectively acts as a sequel... Read More »

Site Score
7.6
Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Review

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Review

Back when Disgaea 4 originally released, it was a big change for the series. Not only was it the first Disgaea title with HD sprites, it also expanded upon the magichange system, implemented the punishment system and finally incorporated... Read More »

Site Score
9.7
Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed (PS3) Review

Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed (PS3) Review

Akihabara is a place of wonder. For many, it’s a mecca of everything otaku-centric. Music, animation, gaming, and food. Beyond that is an entire subculture that foreigners rarely get to see outside of media (Genshiken, Comic Party, etc). XSeeD... Read More »

Site Score
9.3
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