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 »

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 »

Project X Zone 2 Interview: Kensuke Tsukanaka talked about the SRPG at E3

During E3 2015, I had the opportunity to sit down with Kensuke Tsukanaka, Production 2 Chief at Bandai Namco, about the upcoming release of Project X Zone 2 for the 3DS. Mr. Tsukanaka, who fielded my questions through a translator, gave me the scoop on the crossover game that combines a cast of characters from 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 »

The Fallout 4 Pip-Boy won’t fit large phones like iPhone 6+ and sold out in North America

The wearable Pip-Boy included with the collector’s edition of Fallout 4 can’t accommodate the largest phones on the market. The model includes foam inserts sized for iPhone 6, iPhone 5/5, iPhone 4/4, Samsung Galaxy 5 and Samsung Galaxy 4, Bethesda wrote on its blog. Smartphones similar in size to these models will be just fine, but anything 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 »


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 »

Fallout fan does indeed order Fallout 4 with bottle caps

It’s been going around for a while now that a Fallout fan sent Bethesda a gigantic shipment of bottle caps in the hopes that he could use them to pre-order Fallout 4. Well, because he was the first person to do it, dear old Bethesda has answered positively. The fan, Seth, will be getting a more »

Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance release date confirmed

The PS4 exclusive Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance now has an official U.S. release date. Strategy RPG fans can begin their quest for revenge on October 6, 2015. That’s pretty fast! Disgaea 5, the first in the series to appear on Sony’s current-gen system, features an Overlord named Void Dark conquering numerous Netherworlds. A demon more »

Fire Emblem Fates’ avatar customization is impressive

Fire Emblem Fates’ avatar customization is impressive Like Fire Emblem Awakening, Fire Emblem Fates allows a player to adjust their avatar to their liking. This time, however, it goes beyond two female options and two male options, though. Instead, Fates takes a cue from BioWare and Bethesda games, allowing people far more control over their more »