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Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection review

Gamers didn’t always have it so good. For years, only a fraction of Japanese titles made the journey West, leaving first-rate efforts like Secret of Mana 2, Mother 3, and Valkyria Chronicles III accessible only ...

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Etrian Odyssey V: Beyond the Myth review

Computer-based role-playing games have automated many of the analog-based labors of traditional pen-and-paper based games. That can be a beneficial, permitting players to concentrate on elements like storyline. But streamlining also obscures many of the ...

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Blue Reflection review

Since 1997, Gust has crafted eighteen entries in the acclaimed Atelier franchise. Almost all of them have focused on a young women’s journey toward self-actualization, as she grows from kind-spirited klutz to an accomplished alchemist ...

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Fallen Legion: Sins of an Empire review

Like many Otaku-Americans, my upbringing had a strong Japanese influence- with video games, manga, and tokusatsu occupying the bulk of my recreational hours amidst the 80’s and 90’s. Moments along the way pointed to a ...

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Tokyo Xanadu review

In the West, Nihon Falcom’s output is tarnished with the rare blemish. Notably, The Legend of Heroes: A Tear of Vermillion and Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch– the first two entries in the Gagharv Trilogy ...

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Dark Rose Valkyrie review

Sporadically, a team of renowned developers unite, and the results are splendidly synergistic. Largely, that’s the case with the PlayStation 4 release of Dark Rose Valkyrie. As a title that brings together scenario writer Takumi ...

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Victor Vran: Overkill Edition review

Diablo III’s 2012 launch didn’t exactly go over smoothly. The decision to require a constant online connection meant the game’s inauguration was tainted by overloaded servers, making play impossible for many. The inclusion of an ...

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Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada review

After eleven iterations of Samurai Warriors, the specter of stagnancy lurks over Omega Force’s famed franchise. While successive installments might have injected new characters, content, or even a bit of variation, each effort largely adopted ...

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