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‘Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair’ Review

Platforms PlayStation Vita Developer NIS America   Publisher SpikeChunsoft Genre Visual Novel/Puzzle Maybe I am the weird one, but there is something really captivating about a high-stakes game trope. I never get tired of it; the struggle for life, the want of hope, the reality of despair – it is fascinating! Even though it’s a [...]
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‘Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair’ Releases this September

NIS America confirmed today that Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair will release in both North America and Europe on September 2 and September 5, respectively. It will release both retail and digitally in both regions for the Playstation Vita. In addition, NIS America released character portraits for your viewing pleasure. It seems to be a completely new class, [...]
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‘Child of Light’ Review

Platforms PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii UDeveloper Ubisoft Montreal   Publisher UbisoftGenre RPG   Platform Played On PS4 There is an argument to made be made every year that video games can and should be considered art. While it is never certain what game will be able to make that statement year to year, when it does become certain, [...]
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‘Demon Gaze’ Review

Platform PlayStation VitaDeveloper Kadokawa Games   Publisher NIS AmericaGenre JRPG   Platform Played On PS Vita If there is one thing the PlayStation Vita can never have enough of, it is JRPGs. Anyone keeping an eye for a new title will likely have Demon Gaze under their radar, but should they? As an old school dungeon crawling RPG at its heart, it [...]
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‘Soul Sacrifice Delta’ Confirmed for North America, Coming May 15th

After much speculation, Soul Sacrifice Delta has been confirmed for release in North America. This version sees a bevy of new content added, with a new option added to the mix: “neutral.” The Grim faction joins the Avalon and Sanctuary, adding a new dynamic to both the story and the play style. Touted as the [...]
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‘Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines’ Announced for the PS Vita

Sony has announced that Ore no Shikabane wo Koete Yuke 2 (roughly translated: [Go Forth] Over My Dead Body 2) will indeed be coming over seas. Aside from the new localized title, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines, there are very few details regarding the role playing title. What is known is that the game takes place in ancient Japan, where a clan is [...]
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‘Freedom Wars’ Confirmed for Western Release in 2014

A new hunting RPG has been confirmed for the PlayStation Vita. From Sony’s JAPAN Studio comes Freedom Wars, an action RPG that is “set in an dystopian world which harbors prisoners, each with a million-year sentence set from birth.” In order to reduce this sentence, player must fight for their freedom by completing mission based around rescuing [...]
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‘Dark Souls II’ Review

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC Publisher: Bandai Namco Games Developer: FromSoftware Genre: RPG Platform Played: PlayStation 3 When the original Dark Souls came out in 2011, it was the talk of the town. Brutally difficult yet extremely rewarding, the spiritual successor of Demon’s Souls on the PlayStation 3 was considered one of the best games that year, and is even argued as one [...]
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Square Enix’s Recent Successes and Failures are Making Them Rethink Their Global Approach

Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda recently had an interview with Nikkei Trendy and when asked asked about the global titles coming to smartphones, he responded by stating “regardless of whether they’re for smartphones or consoles… we’ll be making [games] without focusing too much on the ‘global’ aspect.” He goes on to say that the company had seemed [...]
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‘Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII’ Review

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 Publisher: Square Enix Developer: Square Enix Genre:  JRPG Platform Played: PlayStation 3 If you had told me Final Fantasy XIII would end up being a trilogy back when the original game was announced in 2006, I would have said, “You’re crazy!” But here we are, seven years later with Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, the third [...]
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‘Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc’ Review

Developer Spike Chunsoft / Publisher NIS America Genre Visual Novel, Adventure / Platform PS Vita What would you do if you found yourself in game of life and death? Would you actually kill? It is impossible to know unless you’re in that situation. It may be exceedingly visited topic, but it is one that always seems to be interesting. But with [...]
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PS3 Action RPG ‘Battle Princess of Arcadias’ Coming to NA & Europe

NIS America revealed today that they are bringing the side-scrolling RPG, Battle Princess of Arcadias, to the West. The game will release exclusively on PlayStation 3 through the PSN network – as such, it will only be available digitally. The game features a familiar set-up, a once peaceful kingdom is suddenly overrun by monsters and its [...]
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Tales of Zestiria is Official; Coming to PS3 Worldwide

This is sure to please the JRPG masses out there; the PlayStation 3 has got another big-title game to cap off its twilight years. In celebration of 20 years of Tales of games, Namco Bandai unveiled the 15th [main] entry to the franchise: Tales of Zestiria. The game had been teased for over a week now [...]
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VGx: Game of Thrones From Telltale Games Announced

VGx is bringing the heat when it comes to world premieres, and this next game is a very welcomed one. Now here is a game that has been rumored, and speculated upon for weeks. But its official – Telltale games is officially creating a Game of Thrones game. The game is very early in development [...]
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VGx: Telltale and Gearbox Team-Up to Make Tales from the Borderlands

Well, the first bit of announcement from VGx is out! And rarely does a host say “No one saw this coming” and actually mean it. But low and behold – Telltale and Gearbox bring pull a fast one and reveal Tales from the Borderlands. Its an interesting choice that I’m sure many of us really didn’t see coming. [...]
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