Finding a good JRPG to play nowadays isn’t as easy as one would imagine. Although there’s no drought of games to dive into, it’s still relatively hard to find a franchise to stick to. Especially one that consistently puts out quality entries, games that are not only fun, but also give enough reason to keep… Continue reading Set your sails to a great action JRPG experience in Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana
… and no, there’s nothing wrong with the Earth’s gravitational pull. Nostalgia has been “in” for a long while now, and it’s no news that games, especially the indie kind, have been shamelessly dipping their toes into it. Be it old movies, books, or even games themselves, the subject of recalling the rose-colored memories of… Continue reading Crossing Souls weighs heavy on nostalgia
Iconoclasts sure lives up to its name. As a Metroid/Castlevania Symphony of the Night-inspired game, it’s totally serviceable: you explore a large grid-based map and use new equipment to help unlock new paths that take you further into the world. But it’s the way that it approaches your development that really sets it apart from… Continue reading If things aren’t going your way in Iconoclasts, throw a wrench at them
Severed might just be the best implementation of cutting I've seen in a game so far. Then again, I have zero experience with this type of game in the mobile scene, but as it stands, Severed is impressive enough just for how far it takes the concept of slashing with its surprisingly deep gameplay, cooky visuals… Continue reading Severed Review – A cut above
The biggest surprises of this year's E3 came in form of impromptu interview opportunities that popped up during our appointments at the show. One of these happened when we stopped by Square Enix's spacious booth for a showing of their JRPGs. Instead of the usual demo and information overload that everyone who writes about games at… Continue reading E3 2016: I Am Setsuna Hands-off Impressions – A deeper meaning
Within a couple hours of starting the PS4 version of Downwell, I got to the final level for the first time. I put several hours in on the PC version last year and never got even close to reaching it, always foiled by the swarms of stuff in the penultimate level. Upon making it to… Continue reading Downwell Review – Watch your step
Odin Sphere was a late era PlayStation 2 game that saw incredibly positive reviews and have since garnered a faithful following as a cult classic. Unfortunately, due to how close it came out to new and more powerful hardware, it didn't get the same public awareness as the titles coming out at the time for PlayStation… Continue reading Odin Sphere Leifthrasir Review – A story for the ages
Day of the Tentacle is perhaps the greatest adventure game of all time. It's been well over twenty years since it made its debut on PC, and since then, the genre has seen its ups and downs, with newer and more modern titles making use of the fundamentals set by golden age Lucasarts and Sierra… Continue reading Day of the Tentacle Remastered Review – Back to the Mansion
Have you ever read Roger Ebert's Pokemon: The First Movie review? He succinctly states that "there are times here on the movie beat when I feel like I'm plain in over my head." I'd like to echo that in regards to Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star. When starting this review, I was well aware that this title was a… Continue reading Hatoful Boyfriend: Holiday Star Review – Groooo grooo!
First rule of storytelling: Is this the most interesting part of your protagonist’s life? If it isn’t, why aren’t you showing us that? Persona 4 way back in 2008 was a fairly fresh RPG with an eclectic and timeless cast. Then Atlus followed up a few years later with Arena and its fantastic sequel, and… Continue reading Persona 4: Dancing All Night Review – Stretch, stretch, stretch your franchiiise!