Battleheart Legacy (iOS, Android) has a trait all too rare in RPGs: focus. The game eschews team building, exploration, grand moral choice, complex equipment systems and more in service of its engaging battle system. It ultimately excises too much, but what’s left is a worthy strategic exercise, if not a fully…
It’s been a long time since I’ve chimed in with a review, but it’s a disservice to give Cho Dengeki Stryker anything less. What started as a fun action story ended with an incredible world and an even more powerful message. This is Overdrive’s finest hour.
I don’t know what it is about Gust games that I just love so darn much. I know they are filled with loads of anime cliches and bland lead heroes, but I am just such a sucker for their moe themed, goofy RPGs. I originally bought Ar Tonelico II a while ago on a whim, which turned out to be a good idea because shortly…
I am impatient. After 35 years on this planet, I can say that with surety. Consequently, this article is a little premature. I have one (or maybe two) bosses to go in order to complete the Bloodborne campaign, but it feels like the right time to express my final thoughts on the game, so here goes.
Dexomega: Hi guys. Today Rockmandash and I are talking about a visual novel together (a first for us!). This particular VN is eden* by minori and published by Mangagamer in English. Those familiar with minori know that it shares a lot of literary similarities to Makoto Shinkai's work. eden* is no different.
What would you do if you, tied to the fates of four other strangers, suddenly received a massive amount of power? With no direction given to you, what would you use it for? How would others like you use it? Would you be a hero? A villain? A power broker? Would you build yourself a kingdom? That's what the visual novel…
Ayakashibito is an action visual novel by Propeller that takes place in an alternative version of present-day Earth, one where a minority of humans possess supernatural abilities. Our story follows Kisaragi Soushichi, a human with the ability to bend metal, as he escapes from captivity.
Deardrops is a music romance visual novel developed by Overdrive that follows the protagonist Suganuma Shouichi. Once a world renowned violin prodigy, circumstances have forced him to give up the instrument, leading him back to his hometown.
If My Heart Had Wings is a romantic visual novel that follows the main character Aoi in his life after he returns to his hometown after years away. It's a very, very textbook visual novel plot that happens to have just the right amount of refinement to become something special.
I originally was going to skip reviewing this visual novel because I realize that these reviews are a constant thing, but I just can't hold back. This visual novel is almost required reading for any troper or lover of Japanese media. It's satire and a trope-fest of epic proportions on Japanese games.
Today I'm taking on the, apparently, much loved visual novel Grisaia no Kajitsu to see how it holds up. After my rather scathing random thoughts article, I'm here to take a more level-headed approach to the game and pick it apart objectively.
Today I'm reviewing Muv-Luv Alternative; the third part of the Muv-Luv visual novel saga that began with the two-part Muv-Luv. It's a story of self-discovery, loss, and, most cliche of all, love. It's also, hands down, one of the greatest masterpieces in storytelling I've ever experienced.
From the developers who brought us 999, comes Dangan Ronpa. The story follows Makoto Naegi as he starts his first day into Hope's Peak Academy, the most prestigious high school, filled with Ultimate (Super High School Level in Japanese version) students. Each student has a special talent/skill that makes them the best…
Valkyria Chronicles is a strategy-RPG for the Playstation 3 developed and published by SEGA. You take control of the Welkin Gunther, Alicia Melchiott and the Gallian Militia, experiencing the story of an extraordinary group of average people coming together to save their homeland.
Persona 4 Golden is an RPG-Simulation title for the Playstation Vita made by Atlus. You're the voiceless protagonist whom gets together a team of normal kids that investigates mysterious deaths around an unassuming rural town. Can you find the killer?