The Latest

Author Archives: Robert Allen

With over 35 years of gaming experience, Robert 'DesertEagle' Allen is Tech-Gaming's resident worrier/warrior who spends his days teaching at three colleges and his nights devoted to JRPGs.

New Releases: March 26th-April 1st

From appearances from the Phantom Thieves of Hearts and The Straw Hat Pirates, this week’s new releases offer much needed simulations of socialization. Beyond Persona 5 Royal and One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4, classic titles ...

Read More »

Kemono Heroes review

With an intriguing mix of sixteen-bit style and the inclusion of Japanese folklore, Kemono Heroes is a distinctive and appealing action-platformer that can support one to four players.  Recently, NIS America acted rather uncharacteristically. Known ...

Read More »

SeaBed review

Despite a pace that periodically plods along, SeaBed’s multiple perspectives and explorations of relational complexities delivers distinction. It’s always refreshing when an upstart defies the rules of convention. And that’s exactly the case for Japanese ...

Read More »

Flower Power- A First Look at Sakura Wars

Will the Latest Entry in SEGA’s Charismatic Franchise Finally Be the One to Win Over Western Audiences?  In Japan, Sakura Wars remains a dominant property, with Oji Hiroi’s manga spurring five main games, a multitude ...

Read More »

La-Mulana 1 & 2 review

Tougher than a Four Dollar Steak ‘Trial and error’ based gameplay isn’t for everyone. For some, approaching a puzzle and attempting new techniques until a solution is found can be frustrating. If you’re the type ...

Read More »

Dezatopia review

Every Great Shooter Needs a Hook Nearly all revered shoot ‘em ups have at least one signature mechanic. Defender’s bi-directionally scrolling battlefield brought area management to the genre, while Bangai-O’s incorporation of gravity and dual ...

Read More »

New Releases: March 19th-25th, 2020

Sure, we are all going through tough times right now, but releases like Doom Eternal, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and Half-Life: Alyx are poised to raise spirits. Beyond those titles, a number of re-releases are ...

Read More »

Persona 5 Royal review

The Phantom Thieves Are Back With a slew of sequels and spin-offs across its twenty-four year legacy, the Persona series remains remarkably relevant. Much of this vitality is rooted in the franchise’s ability to balance tradition with ...

Read More »