Reviews

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 21, 2015 at 4:22 pm ADD COMMENTS

The original Toukiden released a year ago in the West, and it unfortunately had become obsolete, as a trademark for Kiwami had been filed. And sure enough, not even a month later, it was officially announced. And the result is a game with more content, only it may not be enough for early adopters.

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 14, 2015 at 3:11 pm ADD COMMENTS

Metal Slug 3 has a long history of being ported to pretty much every console since its original 2000 arcade release. And while there’s no shortage of ways to play the game, this port has a few extra features that could entice the hardcore Metal Slug fans. But, it’s still Metal Slug 3. And it’s […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On April 7, 2015 at 1:29 pm ADD COMMENTS

It hasn’t been a terribly long time since Winged Cloud released their Kinetic and fan service-laden visual novel Sakura Spirit. Thankfully its new follow-up Sakura Angels is an improvement; although the improvements are only slight.

Posted By Michael Leparc On April 2, 2015 at 2:14 pm ADD COMMENTS

With how perennially popular dinosaurs are among kids (and even adults like me), it’s a wonder there aren’t more games designed to exploit that fact. Fossil Fighters is a series that debuted here on the DS back in 2009, but mostly slipped under the radar despite some decent reviews. It’s back now as a 3DS […]

Posted By Justin Lee On April 2, 2015 at 11:30 am ADD COMMENTS

Oreshika is a game I almost though wouldn’t make the trip across the sea. But the digital platform of PSN, and Sony’s localization and marketing teams have convinced SCEA to bring the title to western audiences. And the game is a solid JRPG experience with a great visual flair, so it was worth the wait.

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 26, 2015 at 11:00 am ADD COMMENTS

Dead or Alive 5 has gone through quite a few changes since its initial 2012 release. The first updated was Dead or Alive 5+, then that version was ported and further upgraded on PS3 and 360 as Dead or Alive Ultimate, and now, with the latest port job and added features, you have Dead or […]

Posted By Michael Leparc On March 24, 2015 at 2:15 pm Comments Off

Ever since the Wii U’s gamepad was announced with a touch screen, we’ve been expecting some of the ideas spawned on the DS to make their way to the console format. Kirby and the Rainbow Curse is actually builds off of the DS hit, Kirby: Canvas Curse. In some ways it’s a game that would […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 20, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments Off

The Dynasty Warriors Empires series has always tried to marry the action from the main series while incorporating the strategy elements from games like Koei’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms series. While some of them have been hit and miss, this one can be counted among those which are a miss. And perhaps this series […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 20, 2015 at 2:45 pm Comments Off

The Dusk series of Atelier games has been pretty interesting. It’s tried to make a slightly darker story line where the world’s outlook is a bit bleak, while still being cute and adorably light-hearted. And it’s succeeded in that endeavor, and even addressed some long-running issues regarding gameplay mechanics and balance. Each entry saw improvements […]

Posted By Eric Kelly On March 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm Comments Off

Twin-stick shooters are always a fun time, but what if one was made with the following concept: Be the bad guys, and spread ‘democracy’ to the indigenous lifeforms of various planets, all for the glory of the Earth and imperialism. Sound Good? That’s Helldivers in a nutshell, but there are some nice twists to the […]