The Latest

Koihime Enbu review

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 ...

Read More »

X-Tactics review

While there’s a healthy supply of solid turn-based strategy games for dedicated handhelds, Android and iOS users aren’t quite as lucky. A few titles like XCOM and Final Fantasy Tactics have attempted to make the ...

Read More »

New Game Releases: May 19th-25th, 2016

From the return of the Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles and Pikuchu, this week’s schedule of new game releases has a number of luminaries from gaming’s golden era. Hell, even Bill and Lance’s descendants make an ...

Read More »

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary PC review

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 ...

Read More »

The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth review

Rogue-likes typically task us with delving into dangerous dungeons filled with enraged foes and just enough assistive loot to sustain the whole expedition. Undoubtedly, 2011’s The Binding of Isaac challenged the blueprint. Although the action-based ...

Read More »

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered review

Remasters are marketed as definitive editions that harness the power of newer hardware. But all too often, they’re disappointingly slapdash ports intended to do little more than pad a publisher’s coffers. From the Jak and ...

Read More »

New Game Releases: May 12th-18th, 2016

Remasters, re-makes, and returns of beloved properties continue to dominate this week’s schedule of new game releases. With familiar titles like Doom, Homefront: The Revolution, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, Wild Arms 3, and The Legend of ...

Read More »

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies review

2011’s Hyperdimension Neptunia offered an allegorical battle between four anthropomorphized consoles, who fought to become the reigning goddess of a realm called Gamindustri. The franchise mushroomed in popularity, spurring a secession of sequels, remakes, and ...

Read More »

Aliens vs. Pinball review

Few cinematic monsters are as fearsome as H. R. Giger’s Alien. Originally conceived for Ridley Scott’s eponymous film, the creature was a nightmarish amalgam of snake and skeleton, outfitted with lethal claws and a dagger-like ...

Read More »