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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 »

Lego Jurassic World Review: Cashing in

Lego Jurassic World Price: System(s): PS4 (Also for 3DS, PS3, Vita, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii U, Vita, PC) Release Date: Month Date, Year Publisher (Developer): Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment (Traveller’s Tales) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Cartoon Violence and Crude Humor Given the 14 year gap between Jurassic Park III and Jurassic World, it’s more »

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Jet Set Radio tags its 15th anniversary

Jet Set Radio is a game remembered fondly by many a Sega fan for its slick artstyle, gameplay and futuristic setting. It’s no surprise, that fifteen years after the game’s release, fans of JSR’s composer, Hideki Naganuma, praise him daily on Twitter. Crossover fanart with games as recent as Splatoon can be found easily, and more »

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That Idolmaster Cinderella Girls trademark may be related to new mobile game

Back in February 2015, Bandai Namco did something rather unexpected. It trademarked Cinderella Girls in Europe. This is notable as the company has a mobile game called The Idolmaster: Cinderella Girls involving the collecting and battling of various idols. It seemed as though the trademark could be tied to a localization of that title, but more »

Kill Strain could be the next Dead Nation, Helldivers

There’s a certain connotation that’s paired with free-to-play games. As promising as a title could be, one always has to wonder if there’ll be a catch, or if it will still be desirable when the hook fades and reality appears. After trying Kill Strain at E3 2015, I can’t help but wonder if its Dead more »

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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 »

Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash doesn’t feel right

Have you ever seen a game, thought it was a good idea, tried it and then discovered something was amiss? You couldn’t put your finger on it exactly, but it didn’t exactly feel right. I had one of those experiences myself, earlier this month, upon playing Chibi-Robo! Zip Lash for the first time. I’m a more »

F-Zero’s simple design rejects complex solutions

I don’t have a lot of experience with F-Zero. I’ve only played F-Zero X and F-Zero GX, and of those, I only own F-Zero X. What I enjoy most about the game is the fast pace and simple mechanics: you can speed up at the cost of your vehicle’s health from lap two and on, more »

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Review: Sure, why not

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Price: System(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC Release Date: June 23, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Capcom ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood, Language, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes and Violence Devil May Cry is in a weird spot. The last game didn’t do so well. For reasons that may or may not be more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation Preview: Mixing it up

Man, I feel like I just played one of these things! Oh right, I totally did. Yet somehow, my interest in these silly games feels stronger than ever before. I’m pretty sure it isn’t Stockholm Syndrome, either. Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth3: V Generation is hot on the heels of the previous title’s Steam release, which itself was more »

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Butlers and maids will be your new favorite Fire Emblem Fates class

I wasn’t going to marry Joker, also known as Jakob in Fire Emblem Fates, in Fire Emblem If. To be honest, I wasn’t sure who I was going to make my princess marry in the game. I only began playing it on June 24, 2015, and figured I’d get a feel for characters as I more »

Beyond Eyes didn’t surprise me

One of the most conceptually unique indie games at E3 2015 was Beyond Eyes, the story of a blind little girl who loses her cat and must leave the safety of her home to find it. I was as surprised as everyone else that a game like this was being made, but the entire concept more »