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Inazuma Eleven Review

Across the past few seasons, the FIFA and Pro Evolution franchises have gradually integrated light role-playing aspects into their football simulations. However, this alluring amalgam is hardly new- developer Level-5 has been deftly blending the ...

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII Review

Not long ago, hardware and software developers were given near-absolute creative freedom. But over the years, the cost of game production escalated, thereby increasing the involvement of risk-avoidant publishers. The proliferation of game journalism has ...

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Bravely Default Review

Robert’s Take: For many, the 16- and 32-bit eras represented the golden age of Japanese role-playing games. Although modern entries in the genre may exhibit cutting-edge visuals and nuanced play mechanics, there’s a large constituency ...

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Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

Across the twenty-six year legacy of the Ys franchise, reoccurring protagonist Adol Christin has witnessed a multitude of remarkable events during his succession of globe-trotting expeditions. In many ways, the series has shared a similar ...

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The Guided Fate Paradox Review

One of the more underappreciated entries in the PSP’s oft-beguiling software library is Nippon Ichi Software’s Z.H.P. Unlosing Ranger VS Darkdeath Evilman. Paying homage to tokusatsu tenets, players took the role of an unassuming everyman, ...

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Valhalla Knights 3 Review

While Valhalla Knights 3‘s moniker implies that the game is the tertiary entry in K2’s action/role-playing franchise, it’s actually the fourth installment. Two PSP iterations as well as 2008’s Valhalla Knights: Eldar Saga for the ...

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Rune Factory 4 Review

In the real world, those days where outstanding duties outstrip daylight hours can be exasperating. In the Rune Factory franchise, the onus of being overburdened cultivates a completely contrasting sentiment. Deciding whether to nurture crops, ...

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Tales of Xillia Review

Ironically, the same principles which stimulate adoration for Japanese role-playing games are also the reasons why the genre has a constituency of critics. Much like haiku, the beauty of the JRPG stems from the scope ...

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Mars: War Logs Review

What is the concept? While EuroRPGs such as Venetica, Risen, Arcania: Gothic 4, and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga might lack a bit of polish, few can criticize these games for a deficiency of ...

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