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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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Fire Emblem: Awakening Review

There are a handful of compelling reasons to explain why Intelligent Systems’ exemplary Fire Emblem franchise hasn’t made a comprehensive impact on Western players. Whereas the series’ inaugural title, Fire Emblem: Ankoku Ryū to Hikari ...

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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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XCOM: Enemy Unknown Review

Too often, death is little more than an irksome impediment in gaming. Amidst the coin-op era, the manacles of mortality could be undone by an additional quarter or token. At home, a visit by the ...

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PS2 Classic- La Pucelle: Tactics Review

What is the concept? Hoping to duplicate the unanticipated success of 2003’s Disgaea: Hour of Darkness, publisher Mastiff swiftly secured the rights to Nippon Ichi’s previous game. Released stateside the subsequent year, La Pucelle: Tactics ...

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Pokémon Conquest Review

In an era marked by escalating game budgets and an aversion to risk, the crossover title has become increasingly fashionable. While the concept isn’t new- the idea dates back to 1990’s Alex Kidd in Shinobi ...

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Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten Review

Although the subtitle of Disgaea 4 explicitly refers to the protagonist’s unwavering devotion to his word, it also symbolizes Nippon Ichi’s tacit commitment to series supporters. With an assembly of beguiling and eclectic characters, depth ...

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