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. Released out of order, both ...Read More »
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One year ago, many were uncertain if the Nintendo Switch would be successful- especially after the middling sales for the Wii U. But now, the hybrid might be the hottest device around, ushering in a ...Read More »
One of the core causes of PC elitism is rooted in the availability of cutting-edge hardware. Even Windows-based machines with a mid-range GPU can outperform the current generation of consoles. But Sony and Nintendo’s systems ...Read More »
While players might associate platforming games with plumbers and hedgehogs, the genre has a disproportionate number of entries that take place in prehistorical eras. From B.C.’s Quest for Tires, Joe and Mac, Chuck Rock, Bonk, ...Read More »
In modern media, the skyscraper frequently hosts an inverted voyage to the underworld, with heroes scaling their way toward the malicious forces on the uppermost level. Whether it’s the original Die Hard, The Raid, Dredd, ...Read More »
December’s chilly temperature often mean it’s time to bundle up. And with the re-release of Horizon Zero Dawn, Dead Rising 4, and Steep, its also the approach that publishers are taking. Each has been repackaged ...Read More »
Gaming has an affinity for spectacle, with an output that often seems influenced by Hollywood’s procession of summer blockbusters. If there’s an opportunity to make the explosions bigger, the villains more malevolent, or the scope ...Read More »
With PlayStation VR systems discounted for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, it’s great to see new titles for the platform. This week’s Sony virtual reality peripheral gets two new games, Radial-G and VR Karts, ushering in double ...Read More »
With the reduction of cinematic censorship and the erosion of societal taboos, the exploitation film rose to popularity in the late 1960s, trailing the rise of drive-ins and grindhouse theatres. And while the genre’s popularity ...Read More »
Years ago, rhythm games infiltrated arcades and living rooms, where titles like Guitar Freaks, Taiko: Drum Master, Dance Dance Revolution, Guitar Hero, and Rock Band dominated recreational spaces with their hulking cabinets and faux plastic ...Read More »