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Interested in a physical copy of Summon Night 5?

If you’re unfamiliar with Summon Night 5, don’t feel bad. It was never actually released in North America. In point of fact, no major release of the miaSummon Night series has been released in North America. But that shouldn’t stop you from wanting a physical copy of a game you may never have played, right? more »

A brief primer on the convoluted Ys release chronology

I love the Ys series. I haven’t played any entry older than the recently-reviewed Ark of Napishtim, but each one has been a largely pleasant experience. With the occasional frustration. But, frankly, the series is confusing. Not so much plot-wise. They tend to be fairly simple, breezy affairs with a few characters connecting them to each more »

Getting lost in Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth

Jenni does her best to guide Graham into the world of one of her favorite games: Valkyrie Profile. This PSP remake of a PS1 game puts together Norse mythology and JRPG trappings in an adventure full of… well, bad jumping, if Graham’s at the controls. Valkyrie Profile, developed by Tri-Ace and published by Enix in 2000, more »

Important Importables: Let’s visit the Marl Kingdom

One of the greatest shames in gaming is that Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure never got its proper due. The first installment in NIS’ Marl Kingdom series, the premise was poised to be a perfect, campy hit. A young girl with a fairy friend uses an army of dolls she’s magically able to communicate with to more »

The PSP lives: Gaijinworks bringing Summon Night 5, Class of Heroes 3 to the West

Gaijinworks announced today that two PSP role-playing games, Summon Night 5 and Class of Heroes 3, will be localized and released in the West. Both will be released digitally for play on Vitas (or ), but once again the company’s planning on physical UMD releases for collectors if there’s enough demand. Summon Night 5, a 2013 more »

Who knows if we should be excited about Star Ocean 5

If anyone asked me if I enjoy the Star Ocean series, I will proceed to talk to them for hours about how wonderful a game Star Ocean: The Second Story is. I love that game so much, I will chain you to a radiator in my basement in order to explain to you how the more »

5 (10?) Games you must (should?) buy from Sony’s Under-A-Buck PSN Flash Sale

Happy Spring, folks! Unless you’re living in the southern hemisphere and are busy welcoming in Autumn instead. Or reside in the north-eastern United States and are celebrating your vernal equinox with (yet another) out-pouring of powder. In any case, celebrate your respective seasonal situation with Sony, who has been gracious enough to kick off a more »

Free Mighty Flip Champs DX for PlayStation Plus now

We usually know what to expect from PlayStation Plus updates. 2 PS4 games, 2 PS3 games, 2 Vita games, often with some overlap due to cross-play capabilities. But sometimes, we get a surprise. Like this week, we ended up getting Mighty Flip Champs! DX. It’s part of WayForward’s 25th anniversary celebration. The free Mighty Flip more »

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The 3rd Birthday Turned Parasite Eve Into A Run And Gun

I mentioned recently that I discovered there was a third game in the Parasite Eve franchise. Since I absolutely adore the first game, and enjoyed the second game well enough, I figured I would pick it up. I immediately found a copy on ebay and bought it, and as soon as it came in, I more »

I’m finally playing the first Star Ocean

Star Ocean: The Second Story is, hands down, one of my absolute most favorite games. I think it’s a better game than Final Fantasy VII, I think it’s a better game than Kingdom Hearts, and the only game I own that rivals my love for it is Skyrim, and given how I feel at any more »

No one told me there was a third Parasite Eve

For those of you who don’t know, Parasite Eve was an interesting hybrid action RPG game released by Square in 1998. I call it a hybrid action RPG because combat was based on the Active Time Battle system, but you had free movement around the battle field and could even dodge enemy attacks if you more »

Brandish: The Dark Revenant Review: A Perfectly Serviceable Time Waster

Brandish: The Dark Revenant Price: $19.99 System(s): PSP/PS Vita Release Date: January 13, 2015 Publisher (Developer): XSEED (Nihon Falcom) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Violence, Blood, Suggestive Themes, Partial Nudity, Mild Language, and Use of Tobacco As you might have guessed by the fact that I write under the name “Elf Princess”, I’m a huge fan more »