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Seasons of the Wolf Review: Gorgeous, Extensive, and Dull

Tales of Aravorn: Seasons of the Wolf Price: $24.99 System(s): PC Release Date: November 15, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Winter Wolves (Winter Wolves) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for violence and suggestive themes I’m a huge fan of visual novel games. I think it stems from the fact that I’ve always been an avid reader, and visual novels are just that, visual novels! more »

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Review: A Little Taste of Phantom Pain

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes Price: System(s): PC (also available for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One) Release Date: December 18, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Konami (Kojima Productions) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Violence, and Strong Language Games like Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes remind me of when I was a kid. I more »

Squirreltopia Review: Twitchy Fun

Squirreltopia Price: $3.99 System(s): PC Release Date: January 12, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Surreal Distractions (Surreal Distractions) ESRB Rating: N/A Squirrels are twitchy, tricky creatures. It’s actually quite odd that they haven’t really starred in many games until now, aside from say Acorn Assault, because they’re a natural protagonist. Especially for gut-reaction, muscle memory platformers. Cue more »

Brandish: The Dark Revenant Review – A Perfectly Servicable 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 »

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation Review: Sisterly Love

Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation Price: System(s): PlayStation Vita Release Date: January 27, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Idea Factory (Compile Heart) ESRB Rating: “Teen” for Fantasy Violence, Language, Partial Nudity, and Suggestive Themes Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2: Sisters Generation comes to the PlayStation Vita as a remake of the PlayStation 3 original. One of my colleagues has more »

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Review: Mash it out

Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds Price: $11.99 System(s): PC (Also on 360 and Vita) Release Date: January 23, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Degica (5pb/Mages) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence and Suggestive Themes The world needs more arcade-style beat ‘em ups. Straight up. There’s just something about dashing down some grungy city streets, by yourself or especially more »

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Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Review: Time Has Been Cruel to the King

Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition Price: $9.99 (currently fee with PlayStation Plus) System(s): PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita Release Date: March 20, 2013 Publisher (Developer): Devolver Digital (Abstraction Games) ESRB Rating: “Mature” for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Sexual Themes, Partial Nudity, Strong Language, Crude Humor. Like most teenagers in 1996, Duke Nukem 3D was a more »

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Sword of Asumi Review: Proving oneself

Sword of Asumi Price: $15.99 System(s): PC Release Date: January 8, 2015 Publisher (Developer): AJTilley.com (AJTilley.com) ESRB Rating: N/A. I’d say it’s okay for players ages 13 and up. More and more crowdfunded games are finding their way to market, and each one released is further proof that sometimes, it’s okay to take a chance more »

Citizens of Earth Review: New man in charge

Citizens of Earth Price: $14.99 ($11.99 within week of release on Steam) System(s): Vita (Also available on PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS, PC) Release Date: January 20, 2015 Publisher (Developer): Atlus (Eden Industries) ESRB Rating: “Everyone 10+” for Fantasy Violence, Tobacco Reference, and Simulated Gambling Atlus sure does have an eye for talent, doesn’t more »

Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Perfecta Review

Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Perfecta Price: $39.99 System(s): PC download Release Date: December 20, 2014 Publisher (Developer): JAST USA (Littlewitch) ESRB Rating: Adult Only Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque is a Japanese visual novel set in a place and time of wizards, elves, kingdoms, and magical creatures. The game is interspersed with simulation elements and more »

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Review: Betraying the target audience

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal Price: System(s): 3DS Release Date: November 11, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Sega (Sanzaru Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Comic Mischief and Mild Cartoon Violence At a basic level, there is something vaguely fulfilling about controlling Sonic the Hedgehog in the opening moments of Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. And why shouldn’t there be? more »

Flyhunter Origins Review: Why you Buzzin’?

Flyhunter Origins Price: $6.99 System(s): PS Vita (IOS, Android, Steam) Release Date: December 9, 2014 Publisher (Developer): Ripstone (Steel Wool Games) ESRB Rating: “Everyone” for Fantasy Violence I am willing to overlook certain sins for a game hampered by the imprecision of a touch screen. Frustrating or not, sometimes you can just chalk it up to more »