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Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Review

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When the original Ragnarok Odyssey was released in October of 2012, the PS Vita’s library lacked a Monster Hunter-esque game. Now that consummate contenders such as Soul Sacrifice and Toukiden: The Age of Demons have been released for Sony’s portable ...

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Deception IV: Blood Ties Review

Deception IV Blood Ties Review (1)

One prevalent trend in contemporary gaming is the revival of once-popular retro titles. Mercifully, the practice has proved successful enough to spur the revitalization of several lesser-known properties. Built around a premise where players constructed sequences of sadistic, violent traps, ...

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Toukiden: The Age of Demons Review

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Although the PlayStation Vita library lacks an original Monster Hunter game, stalk-and-slay supporters have been able to take solace in several viable alternatives. From Soul Sacrifice to Ragnarok Odyssey, a number of developers have adeptly aped Capcom’s formula- each adding ...

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Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

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While Japanese gamers have enjoyed the virtues of visual novels for over thirty years (purportedly 1983’s Hito de Nashi no Rakuin ~Fukei Kankin Inukan Choukyou~ is the medium’s inaugural entry), the genre has only recently began to gain traction in ...

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Sorcery Saga: Curse of the Great Curry God Review

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Most players will attest to the visual superiority of Compile Heart’s dialog sequences. Across an array of titles such as Record of Agarest War, Hyperdimension Neptunia, and Mugen Souls character portraits are painstakingly drawn and astonishingly animated- showcasing elements like ...

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Rainbow Moon (PS Vita) Review

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Players are forgiven for assuming SideQuest Studios are based out of Japan. Much like their compatriots Shin’en Multimedia, SideQuest is a German development house whose painstakingly polished output echoes the sensibilities of Nippon’s golden age of gaming. Söldner-X Himmelssturmer and ...

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Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

Ys Memories of Celceta Review (1)

Across the twenty-six year legacy of the Ys franchise, reoccurring protagonist Adol Christin has witnessed a multitude of remarkable events during his succession of globe-trotting expeditions. In many ways, the series has shared a similar fate. While the Ys titles ...

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Can I Get an Amen, Too? A-Men 2 Review

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These are exciting times for gamers. Sony’s PlayStation 4 launched just over a week ago, becoming the first true “next-gen” console. On top of that, Microsoft’s Xbox One has been on store shelves for only a matter of hours. Understandably, ...

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Valhalla Knights 3 Review

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While Valhalla Knights 3‘s moniker implies that the game is the tertiary entry in K2’s action/role-playing franchise, it’s actually the fourth installment. Two PSP iterations as well as 2008’s Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga for the Nintendo Wii each inched the ...

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