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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Review

Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Review

Some of the most absurd concepts can make interesting narratives. Be it microwaves that spend messages to the past or just finding freedom though the corpses of others, success lies in the execution. For the past three entries Danganronpa... Read More »

Site Score
6.5
Valkyria Revolution Review

Valkyria Revolution Review

Established franchises face different issues than new series. Fans might flock to a franchise, but they go in with certain expectations. How the story is approached, tone, gameplay and so forth. Even if it is easier to be successful,... Read More »

Site Score
6.5
God Wars Future Past Review

God Wars Future Past Review

One advantage to releasing a niche game, is you can essentially make the game you want. Unlike, say, Destiny, developers are free to add weird mechanics, goofy stories and unique experiences, because they’re not trying to capture a large... Read More »

Site Score
5.0
The Caligula Effect Review

The Caligula Effect Review

Games can be exciting for a number of reasons. Some come from an established franchise, where as others look to do something different. In the case of The Caligula Effect, it’s a bit of both. With the writer of... Read More »

Site Score
4.5
A Rose in the Twilight Review

A Rose in the Twilight Review

Arguably one of the trickiest genres in gaming is the puzzle game. Not only do developers need to come up with ingenious ways to implement the mechanics, but it also has to be done in a way that doesn’t... Read More »

Site Score
9.5
Toukiden 2 Review

Toukiden 2 Review

Fans love to comment on what direction their favorite franchise should take. Countless people talk about how great a Pokemon MMORPG would be or how there should be an open world monster hunter game. In the case of Toukiden... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Atelier Firis ~The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey~ Review

Atelier Firis ~The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey~ Review

Change can be a good thing. In the case of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, it brought new life to the series, though it can also spell death, such as Lost Planet 3. While Atelier has... Read More »

Site Score
7.5
Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers Review

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers Review

While Dynasty Warriors is typically associated with the fairly straightforward hack and slash game, the franchise has tried to be more than that. We’ve seen different takes on the core concept, cross-overs and, of course, spinoffs. The latest spinoff,... Read More »

Site Score
6.5
Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Review

Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization Review

For many, the dream is for video games to hit a point where virtual reality can match reality. This is a scary concept for some and something explored in a number of anime/manga series. Among the most recent is... Read More »

Site Score
6.5
World of Final Fantasy Review

World of Final Fantasy Review

Over the years since the first Final Fantasy game was released on the Nintendo platform, fans of the series have seen how the franchise has evolved. Starting as being a JRPG we all loved, the series has received all... Read More »

Site Score
9.0
Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Review

Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls Review

Over the years, Neptunia has evolved from its humble beginnings to a fairly popular series. With new characters constantly being added, the series going in various directions and a combat system that keeps improving, it’s easy to see why... Read More »

Site Score
8.0
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors Review

Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors Review

Over the years there have been a lot of unique takes on the turn-based RPG genre. Some try to make it simpler, others more complex, a few added randomness to it and Criminal Girls tossed in adult themes. Even... Read More »

Site Score
5.0
MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death Review

MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death Review

Idea Factory/Compile Heart have done a good job of branching out. Instead of sticking with one style they know really well, they keep releasing different kinds of RPGs. So the move to a dungeon crawler was both expected and... Read More »

Site Score
5.0
God Eater Resurrection Review

God Eater Resurrection Review

When Monster Hunter first released it was something else. It had depth, plenty to do, RPG elements and so much more. In light of its success, a number of companies attempted their own take on the genre. Among them... Read More »

Site Score
8.0
Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review

Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review

The past has many great or at least well known games, but many of them have aged quite poorly. Seemingly okay systems were later seen as terrible, frustrating, poorly designed and other negative things. These choices have resulted in... Read More »

Site Score
9.5
MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies Review

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies Review

Neptunia U was an interesting, but logical choice for a spin-off. Since the main games could be played like an action game, it wasn’t hard to imagine what it would look like as an action game. Despite sounding good... Read More »

Site Score
5.5
Trillion: God of Destruction Review

Trillion: God of Destruction Review

One of the advantages for small studios is the ability to try new and different things. Instead of asking focusing on profits, mainstream appeal and other important marketing factors, some games come up with a neat idea and see... Read More »

Site Score
6.0
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Plus Review

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Plus Review

Following in the footsteps of the PSP, the Vita has been the go to place for remakes/updated ports of popular JRPGs. These range from titles like Disgaea to more niche series such as Neptunia. Among the more surprising choices is... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Review

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3 Review

Over the years, Omega Force has found a lot of success applying the Dynasty Warriors formula to other series and franchises. This worked fairly well for Mobile Suit Gundam and Hokuto no Ken, but not so much for One... Read More »

Site Score
7.0
Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Review

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Review

Spin-offs can be a lot of fun because the new title doesn’t have to meet the expectations of the original. In the case of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls, it allows the visual novel to try its hand... Read More »

Site Score
6.0
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