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Moero Chronicle review

2014’s Monster Monpiece garnered attention when publisher Idea Factory International was obligated to omit eighteen card images for the stateside and European releases. While some rancorously objected to the edits, this was a necessary evil, ...

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Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni review

Russians say three things can be watched endlessly: water running, a fire burning, and a starry night. Over the years, Japan has contributed their own indispensable addition: watching nubile young women engage in playful pugilism. ...

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NEKOPARA Vol. 3 review

Spend the day strolling through Akihabara, and you’ll inevitably be invited into a multitude of maid cafes, each promoting their own unique theme. Beyond the frilly French maid costumes at Maidreamin or the cosplay ninjas ...

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Senran Kagura Estival Versus (PC) review

Critics assail Michael Bay’s films for their daft dialog and preference for bombastic special effects over subtle storytelling. But there’s no debating the director’s talent for visual sophistication. Bay is known for dynamic shots that ...

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Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni review

Despite apathy from its manufacturer and a constrained retail presence, the PS Vita endures. While other platforms might have gone gently into that good night, Sony’s portable continues to have a remarkably passionate following. At ...

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Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors review

If you’re an ardent role-playing aficionado, you’ve probably liberated dozens of lands and exterminated dozens of humanity-threatening enemies. Tales of epic heroism are ubiquitous in interactive entertainment. Developer Nippon Ichi Software understands this, and with ...

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MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies review

2011’s Hyperdimension Neptunia offered an allegorical battle between four anthropomorphized consoles, who fought to become the reigning goddess of a realm called Gamindustri. The franchise mushroomed in popularity, spurring a secession of sequels, remakes, and ...

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Gun*Gal Double Peace review

Although games often flirt with wish fulfillment, few games devote their entire premise around pure fantasy. But the PC release of Gun*Gal: Double Peace is hardly an ordinary game, with a premise that’s preposterously comical ...

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