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Ragnarok Odyssey Review

With no confirmation of a Monster Hunter iteration and Phantasy Star Online 2 nebulously assured for ‘sometime in 2013’, PS Vita owners eager for a creature-killing time sink have been forced to remain stalwartly optimistic. ...

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Mugen Souls Review

“It seems like an NIS game”, is a common, albeit reductive comparison for both Japanese role-playing devotees and detractors. Under scrutiny, Nippon Ichi’s publishing efforts share some broad similarities, but upon deeper inspection, their output ...

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Way of the Samurai 4 Review

The concept of bushidō is often crassly articulated in gaming. Action-based titles such as Samurai Shodown and Brave Fencer Musashi- typically forgo the tenets of honor and loyalty to focus on the thrill of sword ...

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Legasista Review

For some, 2010’s ClaDun: This is an RPG! and its sequel- 2011’s ClaDun X2, capably indulge the dungeon exploring urge, offering an engaging blend of Rogue-like exploration with real-time combat reminiscent of early entries in ...

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Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Review

It’s a known fact: fans of Japanese role-playing games rarely arrive at a consensus. Whether it’s a disagreement over how combat should be articulated, the delicate balance of grinding, or even if amnesia still retains ...

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Dishonored Preview

Going into the 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo, I had high hopes for Dishonored. Fellow podcasters SeanNOLA and DesertEagle jokingly speculated that title seemed made exclusively for me; after getting some playtime in, I’ve have to say ...

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Planet Crashers Review

What is the concept? Capitalizing on the current dearth of role-playing titles for Nintendo’s autostereoscopic handheld, recent eShop release Planet Crashers sends players on an eccentric expedition in an attempt to salvage a weakening sun. ...

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Ys Origin Review

Given my wide-reaching dismissal of the anime aesthetic this generation, it’s hard to believe that I’ve let the Ys series wriggle its way into my heart. I was more or less ambivalent toward the series ...

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Game of Thrones Review

As intellectual properties go, George R. R, Martin’s A Song of Fire and Ice series might seem like an unlikely candidate for adaptation into a traditional Western role-playing title. Admittedly, previous conversions of A Game ...

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