Remember the concern that the Nintendo Switch’s post-launch months would mimic the Wii U and have a scarcity of software? This week those worries should be put to rest, as the platform hosts seventeen different ...Read More »
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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 ...Read More »
Much like artists like Peter Paul Rubens, Francisco Goya, and Édouard Manet, Senran Kagura creator Kenichirō Takaki is obsessed with the female form. But unlike the painters of yesteryear, Takaki-san’s canvas is a console connected ...Read More »
In one of Hollywood’s best meta-analyses, Scream 2 explained the difficulties of crafting a slasher film sequels. Identifying larger body counts, more elaborate and gruesome death scenes, and the apparent immortality of the franchise’s bad ...Read More »
As an indie title that captured the polish and effervescent charm of a first-party Nintendo game, 2013’s SteamWorld Dig was a rarity. For a follow-up, Image & Form crafted SteamWorld Heist, which was based in ...Read More »
With everything from water-gun toting ninjas in Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, Blue Reflection’s contribution to the magical girl role-playing genre, as well as a visit from everyone’s favorite psychotic robotic bear, Monokuma in Danganronpa ...Read More »
Once upon a time, a boy held captive inside a living Jail manages to escape his cell… only to be preyed upon by monsters called “Nightmares.” Escape from the Nightmares and you’ll escape from the ...Read More »
Following the success of 2010’s Hyperdimension Neptunia, developer Compile Heart’s output drifted toward the formulaic. Beyond a structure split between visual novel-based storytelling and turn-based combat, the Toshima-ku based studio integrated a copious amount of ...Read More »
Dedicated Japanese gamers might be familiar with the Senko no Ronde series. Originally released in arcades back in 2005, the franchise spurred a trio of follow-ups, with sequels like Senko no Ronde Rev. X and ...Read More »
What is the concept? Since the 1978 release of Space Invaders, players have persistently protected the Earth from alien attack. But with X-Morph: Defense, the tables are turned, with gamers playing the role of intergalactic ...Read More »