Review: Time and Eternity

Controversial game... but we loved it

Review: Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly

The greatest horror game ever hits the Wii

Review: Lollipop Chainsaw

Juliet's so hot right now

Review: Dragon's Dogma

There's not a spark of creativity in this wyrm

Review: Pandora's Tower

Tragic beauty

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

More information on Record of Agarest War 2

The Story:
One day, the world was enveloped by a mysterious blinding light. The destruction it caused was terrible, even as the light itself was sublime in its beauty, and it made those who witnessed the awesome display think of the unrestrained rage and fury of the divine.

Screens: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy

Square Enix is preparing a title called Bravely Default: Flying Fairy for the 3DS.  It is an RPG title out of Japan that looks interesting and makes use of the AR functionality of the 3DS.


Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Worth looking into: Record of Agarest War 2

This was unexpected but interesting news.  While scouring Amazon earlier today for various video game deals, a title popped up on my suggested items page: Record of Agarest War 2.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Review: The Last Story (Wii)

The Last Story Review
The Last Story is the most confusing game I’ve ever played – not for the game itself, but the sheer hype behind it. When we didn’t think it was being translated to English, I imported a copy from Japan, and proceeded to be bemused as Operation Rainfall and the like managed to elevate it to legendary status.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Persona 4 Arena announced for North America

The Persona series has a long history - as RPGs.  This spinoff is a fighter being published by Atlus and developed with ARC System Works.  The visuals have an anime-inspired hand-drawn look to them and the combos have an over-the-top look to them that initially reminds me of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.  While no specific date was given, the launch is in the United States is slated for this summer on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 4.  Here's a handful of screens to tide you over until then.

Details for Final Fantasy XIII-2 DLC episode

Square Enix has given us some details of the downloadable episode called Sazh: Heads or Tails for Final Fantasy XIII-2.  As Final Fantasy is not a series known for DLC like this, it should be interesting to tsee how long and good these updates are.  The basic story takes place in Xanadu when Sazh arrives searching for Dazh.  

Friday, February 24, 2012

RPG Maker VX Ace has a release date

If you are a fan of RPG games, you have no doubt spent time imagining your own storylines and systems.  RPG Maker has been around for some time now, on a handful of different platforms.  It is most prominently represented on the PC and every time there i a new release, it is something of a big deal to their community of dedicated users.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Trailer: One Piece: Kaizoku Musou

The newest trailer for the Tecmo Koei/ Bandai Namco collaboration One Piece: Kaizoku Musou show why it might be one of the best games in the Warriors series to date.

Review: Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater 3D (3DS)

Konami is really pushing Metal Gear Solid: Snake Eater right now. As the best game in the series (that’s not even up for debate), it was the poster child of the excellent HD Collection on the PS3. And now the very same basic game has been brought to the 3DS, with 3D replacing the HD visuals.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Screens: Ninja Gaiden 3

Tecmo Koei's onto another hit with Ninja Gaiden 3, and it knows it.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Serah channels FFX-2's Rikku with her swimwear DLC

Anyone remember FFX-2? More specifically, remember the rather flattering costume that Rikku wore in the game?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Trailer: Little King's Story on the PlayStation Vita

If nothing else, here's a good reason to get a PlayStation Vita. This game looks incredible.

Screens: Lollypop Chainsaw is delightfully demented

Credit where credit is due: Suda and his team at Grasshopper Manufacture know how to be insane in the best possible way.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Ni No Kuni confirmed for European release in early 2013

Rejoice everyone, for what should be the greatest JRPG of the generation is going to get a full European release in Q1 2013, courtesy of Namco Bandai.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing 2 announced

Given the original game was about as close as a legitimate competitor to Mario Kart's throne as any other game, it's no surprise that Sega has formally announced a sequel to its own all-star racing mash-up.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Review: Mario and Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games (3DS)

It’s a tough gig designing a minigame compilation. Game developers need to find a balance between variety of events, and find some way to encourage players to come back to play each minigame multiple times.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Four reasons Guild 01: Crimson Shroud will rock

The 3DS is a little short on the JRPG genre right now. Here’s why I expect Guild 01: Crimson Shroud to singlehandedly correct that imbalance.

New Love Plus a hit with Famitsu

A bit of a joke in the west (very unfairly so), Love Plus is a major release for the 3DS in Japan. And, according to popular magazine, Famitsu, Konami didn't fail its fans.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Review: Final Fantasy XIII-2 (PS3)

It’s hard to go into a Final Fantasy game without any expectations – be those good, or bad. Going into the sequel to the most controversial game in the series, even more so.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hello Kitty's friend, My Melody, teams up with Monster Hunter

Capcom and Sanrio, the character studio responsible for Hello Kitty, have teamed up to produce collaboration goods between Japan's very popular My Melody character and Japan's current flavour of the month, Monster Hunter.

Screens: Gendo Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki

While there's not a whole lot of PSP games to look forward to in the West, with the Vita on the way and all, there's still a number of JRPGs that will be worth looking at in the coming months.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

PS Vita gets back into top three selling consoles in Japan

The Vita has, so far, experienced much the same lack of market enthusiasm that plagued the 3DS' early days.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Trailer: Electric Wave Human RPG; the strangest 3DS RPG yet

We're not expecting this game to make it out of Japan, but boy it would be nice if it could.



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