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Natural Doctrine Preview: Thought Provoking

I was in awe of Natural Doctrine at E3 2014. I wasn’t actually able to play it, and spent the press session watching a more knowledgeable NIS America employee repeatedly attempt to meet what appeared to be rather demanding victory conditions in an intimidating battle. Yet despite the difficult battle going on before me at more »

Hyperdimension Neptunia RE;Birth 1 Preview: Goddesses again

“Breasts are symbolic of maturity and fertility… qualities of a Goddess” These words echo in my mind as I feel myself plummeting. Plummeting where? From where? Who spoke those words again? What words? Who am I? Everything is slipping away. I woke from a dream, a dream of someone speaking to me. I remember her more »

Crypt of the NecroDancer Preview: Love those beats

This is one of the hardest previews I have ever had to write, because I don’t want it to be one. I want this to be a Crypt of the NecroDancer review, partially because this Early Access title already feels so complete, but also due to all these feelings and opinions I have on a more »

Danganronpa 2′s virtual pet is making me neglect the story

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair has a virtual pet. Which may seem really odd, seeing as how this is an adventure game about students trapped on a deserted island, usually killing one another in an attempt to survive a class trial without being identified as the killer, so they can go home and everyone else will more »

Spacecom Preview: In space, no one can hear you crunch numbers

Things are cyclical in this industry. For a long time, developers and publishers lost interest in spacefaring games. Now you can’t fire up the warp drive without coming across another game putting you in the captain’s chair. Spacecom, a title on the way from 11 bit Studios,has gotten the Steam Greenlight and is slipping the more »

Danganronpa 2 Preview: These kids aren’t all right

I’ve just finished the second trial in Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair and I have a sinking feeling. Something doesn’t seem right. Of course, that’s only natural for a game in the Danganronpa series. Don’t worry, as this is a spoiler-free preview, but you have to expect some unsettling notions as you play through an adventure more »

Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Preview: No Loss of fidelity

You can’t imagine how hard it is to do a preview of a Vita port of a game. Especially when it’s a game like Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited, a game you just previewed at E3 2014. So insead of retreading things I already discussed last month, or dare risk this sounding like a review, more »

Indie Game Maker Contest’s 10 Best Games

Created by RPG Maker and Humble Bundle, the Indie Game Maker Contest is a competition that pits indie game against indie game. Cash prizes are up for grabs so developers and individuals alike have put their creative hats on, and submitted their best ideas. The “People’s Choice” winner is decided by how many votes a more »

Destiny Beta Impressions: Through the Borderlands, darkly

It’s impossible for me not to compare Destiny to Borderlands. There are countless similarities, from the numbers you see when enemies bleed health to the shape of the icon surrounding the pickups they drop. The Ghost robot that guides you around is not unlike a more serious version of Claptrap. The whole affair feels like more »

Lenna’s Inception Preview: Oh those Archangels

Such a beautiful day out: sunny, warm, gentle breeze. Perfect weather to leave the front door open in the classroom. Class is almost over, the kids, as usual, have been simply great. One of those days where you really feel like you’re making a difference in the world, making children’s lives just a little bit more »

Video Game Critic Simulator is good for a few laughs

My parents raised me to realize that sometimes you really need to just laugh at yourself. Sometimes making others happy at your expense is as good for you as it is for them. There’s a reason I always say “Hump Day!” at least once every Wednesday. I don’t care if people laugh at me, at more »

Black The Fall Preview: Shadowy men on a shadowy planet

Black The Fall is a forthcoming black and white game where players wander a ruined landscape populated by sadistic machinery and zombies. In spite of being a 2D side scroller Black The Fall isn’t a platformer, but a kind of survival horror game with some light puzzle elements. The game doesn’t provide you with speed more »