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Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed (PC)

On console, the Hyperdimension Neptunia series has provided a consistently engaging experience, blending amusing allegory, comical banter, and engaging play mechanics that are rooted in role-playing convention. But far more remarkable are the Console Patron ...

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XBlaze Code: Embryo (PC) review

Not long along, its was rather difficult for Westerners to play a localized visual novel. As former Nippon Ichi Software president (and now CEO of Idea Factory International) Haru Akenaga once explained, Sony Computer Entertainment ...

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Nekopara Vol. 2 review

What is the concept? 2014’s Nekopara Vol. 1 introduced readers to Kashou Minaduki, an aspiring chef born into a long line of confectioners. Hoping to cultivate his own brand of success, he moves out of ...

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Deathsmiles (PC) review

While new STG coin-ops might be distressingly rare, PC owners are experiencing a bullet-hell renaissance. At least some credit for this resurgence should be given to Tokyo-based Degica- who have published a succession of top-notch ...

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Lucy -The Eternity She Wished For- review

Ruminations on robotics are hardly new. In 1939, Isaac Asimov began writing about the Positronic Brain, a reoccurring narrative device which endowed machines with human-like sentience. 1968’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? was another ...

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Rabi-Ribi review

What is the concept? For those bored by the melodrama faced by Castlevania’s dour Belmont clan, Rabi-Ribi offers a refreshingly cheery alternative. In this PC release, players assume the role of Erina, who was once ...

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No One But You review

2015 was the year the visual novel reached a tipping point in the West. Thanks to the efforts of publishers like Aksys Games, Idea Factory International, MangaGamer, and Sekai Project, the medium has finally fostered ...

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