Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold Preview: Let’s go on a Picnic

The 3DS retellings of Etrian Odyssey are unique not only because they give a sense of structure in the form of a defined stories and precreated characters, but also because they take substantial steps to make the series more accessible to people who would find the games too punishing otherwise. Thus people too put off more »

One Amnesia Memories LE doesn’t come with the game

Amnesia Memories is going to give Vita and PC owners another way to (virtually) fall in love again come August 25, 2015. It’s good news for otome fans, and has the potential to be even better. See, Idea Factory International realizes people enjoy special editions of games, and has announced a Remnants of Love Keepsake more »

Shantae: Half Genie Hero Preview: Shantae shows her moves

Shantae Half Genie Hero appears to be coming along nicely. WayForward provided a preview build featuring three playable levels to early-access level Kickstarter backers. The demo is brief, and specifically adjusted to avoid any possible spoilers, but its contents are solid. Shantae Half Genie Hero will feature platforming action as the titular Shantae runs, jumps, more »

You Must Build a Boat Review: Wet, wild fun

You Must Build a Boat Price: $4.99 System(s): PC (Also available on Android and iOS) Release Date: Month Date, Year Publisher (Developer): EightyEightGames (EightyEightGames) ESRB Rating: N/A Match-3 games tend to be a guilty pleasure. The problem is, it’s difficult to find one that really stands apart. Distinctive endeavors are difficult to find, given how more »

Eitr Preview: Expect great things

I’m looking forward to Eitr, and you should be as well. I had the opportunity to sit down with Eitr’s indie developers during E3 2015. Their prior meeting ran late, as did mine, for reasons I would come to understand through meeting them. Eneme Entertainment is comprised of two people, artist and designer David Wright more »

Terraria’s 1.3 update changelog revealed

The Terraria 1.3 Changelog has been released, and it’s expansive, impressive, and purposefully incomplete so not to spoil all of the new surprises. Following is the full list, but some of the highlights include: 800 new items to discover Expert Mode, featuring increased challenge and new rewards New Underground Desert biome New Tax Collector NPC more »


Undead Darlings Preview: Former NIS staff wants you to fall in love with zombies

There’s new Kickstarter online and, I must admit, I’ve been keeping a secret from you all. I’ve known about Mr. Tired Media’s Undead Darlings, from former NIS America staff Ryan Phillips and Nick Doerr, for about two weeks now. My apologies – I know secrets aren’t good for relationships, but I’m sure you understand. I more »

Pokemon Shuffle headed from 3DS to Android, iOS

Everyone’s favorite Pokemon-based, matching addition is going to get a larger audience. It turns out Nintendo and The Pokemon Company have decided Genius Sonority’s Pokemon Shuffle is ready for the big time. Not that it wasn’t “big” on the 3DS. Millions of people are playing it on Nintendo’s handheld after all. But the companies feel more »

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser Review: Go Go! Vulkaiser!

Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser Price: $4.99 System(s): PC Release Date: June 4, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Nyu Media (ASTRO PORT) ESRB Rating: Not Rated (Likely E for Everyone for mild cartoon violence) I’m about to give you a full review of this game in one sentence. Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser is exactly what you think when you hear more »

Make Amnesia Memories on August 25, 2015

There’s good news for people who are fans of visual novels and dating sims. Amnesia Memories is going to be coming out very soon. As in, you’ll be falling in love with five virtual men before summer ends. It will be available on August 25, 2015. That release date applies to both versions of the more »

Serafina’s Crown Review: Small part of a bigger picture

Serafina’s Crown Price: $7.99 System(s): PC, Android and iOS Release Date: December 16, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Woodsy Studios (Woodsy Studios) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for strong language Visual novels are all about the story, right? Well, I’ve never seen such an elaborate story as the one told Serafina’s Crown. It’s the official sequel to a game called Serafina’s Saga, but there is so more »

Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara is everything I remember from childhood

For a variety of reasons, I spent a lot of time in hotels when I was growing up. They were always the nicer hotels, the ones with pools and “entertainment rooms” that would have a few arcade games and maybe a pool table. By and large, I never had the disposable income to drop a more »