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Clannad Side Stories review

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What is the concept? When Clannad was originally released in 2004, the visual novel resonated with quite a few Japanese readers. Although identifying with a standoffish delinquent might seem like a lofty hurdle, the storyline ...

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Rogue Stormers review

Rogue Stormers

Despite the advent of indie developers and a resurgence in several genres which had fallen out of style, it seems short, difficult action-oriented games similar to classic series like Metal Slug or Contra have yet ...

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Stranger of Sword City review

Stranger Sword City

With opposing trajectories and estranged timetables, Wizardry never got to make the acquaintance of its overseas-residing brethren. While Sir-Tech’s franchise helped to translate table-top tenets into computer role-playing game principal, its reign did not last ...

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WASTED review


A popular saying tells us imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but if that is to be believed, where would one place parody? This is how WASTED chooses to introduce itself, by making it ...

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One Piece: Burning Blood review

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Interactive adaptations to other forms of media are rarely easy. But when your foundation stems from a mammoth amount of manga or over 700 episodes of anime, you’re facing an extraordinary challenging endeavor. Such is ...

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Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus PC review

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Just a few years ago, enjoyment of Japanese role-playing and action games meant a compulsory console or portable purchase. But gradually, publishers like SEGA, Nippon Ichi Software, Koei-Tecmo, and Bandai-Namco began porting their titles to ...

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Total War: Warhammer review

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Videogame developers often tend to take established franchises and direct them towards new grounds, sometimes this is achieved by implementing spin-offs or adding new gameplay features. Of course, reactions and expectations will vary wildly, ranging ...

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Koihime Enbu review

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With over a thousand characters spread across 120 chapters, Luo Guanzhong’s Romance of the Three Kingdoms is one of East Asia’s essential epics. Beyond inspiring cinematic works like Red Cliff or The Assassins, as well ...

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htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary PC review

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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 ...

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