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Shin Megami Tensei IV Review

For role-playing aficionados, the 3DS has become an obligatory purchase. From Nintendo’s own Fire Emblem: Awakening to Atlus’ output of Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked, SMT: Soul Hackers, and Etrian Odyssey IV: Legends of ...

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Time and Eternity Review

For decades, games have strove to duplicate the visual appeal of anime. Over the past few years, a number of titles such as One Piece: Pirate Warriors and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 have ...

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Project X Zone Review

I try to keep my monthly gaming budget regulated, lest I spend the last week of the month dining on instant ramen. But that wasn’t always the case. In 2005, Jump Super Stars for the ...

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Class of Heroes 2 Review

Long before Atlus and NIS America spoiled stateside gamers with sumptuous special edition packages, Working Designs established precedent. Take, for instance Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete for the PlayStation, which offered an unprecedented bundle of ...

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Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Review

In concept, Hyperdimension Neptunia’s allegory of anthropomorphized consoles reconciling their differences to fight a common enemy might have been one of role-playing’s most creative themes. Yet, once players immersed themselves in 2010’s inaugural entry and ...

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Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk Review

Look past the coquettish DLC swimsuits and intermittent instances where ditziness serves as comic relief, and the Atelier franchise reveals its principal virtue: it’s a series that focuses on female empowerment.  From Rorona’s efforts to ...

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Review

Back in 2008, when Famitsu first announced a collaboration between Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, expectations were understandably lofty. Considering the pedigree of both publishing houses- the former delivering acclaimed games such as Jeanne d’Arc as ...

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Persona 4 Golden Review

Even for enthusiasts of other Japanese role-playing games, the Shin Megami Tensei series can be initially off-putting. From the pistol-like evokers which teen protagonists point to their heads in SMT: Persona 3 to the Jungian ...

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