While 1987’s Double Dragon wasn’t the first beat ‘em up game (Irem’s Kung Fu Master arrived two years earlier), it did help to push the genre forward. Instead of feeling like a stiff side-scroller, Double ...Read More »
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Japanese role-playing games are often criticized for following formula too closely. But all too often, the person making this claim hasn’t played an entry in Gust’s Atelier series. After nineteen iterations across a twenty-year span, ...Read More »
With an Atari collection showcasing games that are nearly forty years old to VR-powered lewdness, this week’s collection of new releases demonstrates the full breadth of interactive entertainment, whether you’re a purist or seeking a ...Read More »
The twilight era for gaming systems routinely brings about a software schism. On one side, there’s an abundance of shoddy shovelware that has curiously eluted quality control standards. Prompting by the size of the install ...Read More »
While many games might suffer a misfortune or two, 2014’s The Witch and the Hundred Knight faced a perilous number of tribulations. Development of the title was anticipated to take a year and a half. ...Read More »
With appearances by alchemists, doomsday cultists, cat people, and witches, this week’s list of new releases offers a delightful cross-section of gaming’s most interesting personalities- and that’s omitting Pikachu in a deerstalker cap. Pleasingly, for ...Read More »
Over the past thirteen years, the Yakuza franchise has produced seven main entries, an equal number of spin-offs, and a trio of re-releases. Such an abundant output would have sapped the creative energy from most ...Read More »
In film, auteur theory contends that the director is the primary ‘author’ of a motion picture, responsible for overseeing and uniting the entirety of a movie’s aural and visual elements. As such, a film symbolizes ...Read More »
With everything from the eponymous Bad Dudes, an attack of Titans, to the pilfering pirates that run amok in Sea of Thieves, this week’s schedule of new releases is dominated by a rowdy assortment of ...Read More »
Although the conflict only lasted for four days, the Battle of Toba-Fushimi was a pivotal moment in Japanese history. Following the forced opening of the Hakodate and Shimoda ports by Commodore Matthew C. Parry, tensions ...Read More »