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Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart review

Hyperdevotion Noire Goddess Black Heart

Mirroring the moniker of their parent company, Idea Factory, developer Compile Heart has been consistently proficient when it comes to conceptualization. Record of Agarest War introduced an intriguing “Soul Breed” system into the SRPG genre, permitting characters to sire playable ...

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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary review

htoL#NiQ The Firefly Diary (1)

While Nippon Ichi has enjoyed sustained success with the Disgaea franchise, the Gifu-based publisher/developer has often struggled to cultivate another hit. Sure, Spike Chunsoft’s Danganronpa games has earned critical and commercial acclaim and NIS America gradually nurtured stateside appreciation for ...

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Total War ATTILA review

Total War ATTILA (1)

Creative Assembly has become a staple in the world of grand strategy games through their Total War series. The game’s mix of historically accurate Civilization-like strategy with tactical RTS battles allowed Creative Assembly carve its own market niche, one which ...

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Ace Combat Assault Horizon Legacy+ review

Ace Combat Horizon Legacy+ (1)

Since the Nintendo 3DS’ launch in 2011, the portable has amassed a prolific library of games. And while the role-playing, platforming, fighting, and racing genres have each earned a substantial number of entries, aeronautical antagonism have been largely overlooked on ...

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Podcast 14-5 Beseige My Beating Heart

Beseige My Heart

Three hour marathon episodes too long for your busy schedule? Episode 14-5 of the Tech-Gaming Podcast has been hitting Wii Fit hard, slimming down its mighty girth to an easily digestible duration. While the running time might be reduced, there’s ...

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Kirby and the Rainbow Curse review

Kirby and the Rainbow Curse  (1)

Much like the pink protagonist’s aptitude for shapeshifting, HAL Laboratory’s Kirby games have adapted a variety of forms. Beyond the platforming mechanics of Kirby’s Dream Land, Kirby’s Adventure, and Kirby: Super Star, the character has employed his transformative abilities to ...

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New Game Releases: February 19th-25th, 2015

Hyperdevotion Noire Goddess Black Heart

For many, this week’s schedule of new releases is bound to elicit elation. Between the release of htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary, Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late, otaku have a number of reasons to rejoice. ...

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Hand of Fate review

Hand of Fate (1)

Since their inception, games have struggled to offer a seamless simulation of reality. Visual representation has evolved from blobs of blocky pixels to near photorealism, while audio has advanced from simple chirps into convincing, multi-channeled high-fidelity soundscapes. Likewise, input schemes ...

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