With an annual onslaught of sequels, remakes, and derivative copy-cat titles, it’s easy to become cynical during E3. But look past the assurance-promoting pressers or the ostentatious showfloor booths, and you might find the rare ...Read More »
With a rich history that spans almost four decades, dungeon-based role...
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Since its 2011 debut, the Senran Kagura franchise has been remarkably ...
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Given Bomber Crew’s bubble-headed, cutesy squad-mates, you might assume that the game is a light-hearted interpretation of aerial warfare. But in execution, the game plays like Memphis Belle reimagined with a cast of Fisher-Price Little ...Read More »
According to psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, ‘flow’ is the mental state a person reaches when they are fully immersed in a task. Commonly known as being ‘in the zone’, Csikszentmihalyi isolated nine elements that occur when ...Read More »
From a subtle tweet to role-playing tradition in Octopath Traveler, a double-dose of Touhou delight, as well as Jeff Minter’s latest foray through digital psychedelia, a number of notable titles arrives this week. Beyond that, ...Read More »
At first glance, Way of the Passive Fist might resemble just another side-scrolling brawler. But the game’s moniker signals how an offensive takes a backseat, as the game’s protagonist fights by wearing down his opponent ...Read More »
What is the concept: Following the devastation of earth, signs of life start to reemerge, as arid wastelands slowly turn green. From these embryonic lands, a multitude of mushrooms are sprouting. But distressingly, they seem ...Read More »
With a body of work that includes salient efforts such as the Zero Escape series, scenarios for visual novels like Ever 17: The Out of Infinity and Remember 11: The Age of Infinity, as well ...Read More »
Between Shining Resonance Refrain’s Yuma Ilvern, School Idol’s Haneko, as well as the appearance of Two Crude Dudes (no, not Robert and Ryan), this week’s new releases offers a multitude of interesting protagonists. Fortunately, for ...Read More »
Arcade-style titles were once the foundation for the games industry; today they have nearly grown exctinct. Long lapsed is an era when a twenty-five-cent wager could be converted into a coveted spot on the leaderboard, ...Read More »
Distressingly, tower defense games seem to be experiencing stagnation. Arguably, the genre’s last requisite effort was 2014’s Defense Grid 2. While the title didn’t deliver much in the way of innovation, it did give players ...Read More »