Since its 2011 debut, the Senran Kagura franchise has been remarkably prolific. Beyond five different manga series, two anime, and five mainline games, the property has prompted a number of interactive spin-offs. From a Japan-only ...Read More »
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From Lara Croft’s latest outing, a new Senran Kagura spin-off, as well as a double dose of Scribblenauts, this week has a number of notable new releases. Disney diehards will be happy to know that ...Read More »
With ports of Deathsmiles, DoDonPachi Resurrection, and Mushihimesama, PC owners are privy to a number of excellent danmaku (often referred to a ‘bullet hell’ games). Switch owners don’t have it quite as good. Beyond Ikaruga, ...Read More »
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For the last two decades, fighting games have been climbing a foothill of complexity. Long-running series like Guilty Gear, BlazBlue, and Tekken are built to the tastes of hardcore fans, adding new intricacies to each ...Read More »
Ideally, we’d receive new mainline entries in the Dragon Quest franchise every few years. The property has one of the richest legacies in console role-playing, with the original NES game laying down a foundation for ...Read More »
From performing the Kessel Run with a steel orb to balancing ‘great power with great responsibility’, a few of this this week’s releases are born from cinematic inspiration. Yet others, with titles that range from ...Read More »
Even the most passionate fan of visual novels must admit the medium often clings to several conventions. Many of us are drawn to the works because of their manga-inspired aesthetic, which routinely depicts characters like ...Read More »
The Nineties were a glorious time for the strategy role-playing genre, with SEGA crafting the Shining Force series, while Quest Corporation earned critical acclaim with the Ogre Battle franchise. Later, key Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together members Yasumi Matsuno, ...Read More »
Last June, de Blob was ported to the Nintendo Switch, bringing one of the highlights of the Wii’s third-party library to a new audience. Challenging players to revitalize dreary, monochromic backdrops into vibrant cities, the ...Read More »