Review: Tokyo Tattoo Girls

Author: Seth Hay
Categories: Reviews, Vita

Tokyo Tattoo Girls isn’t your typical strategy game – the core concept is that you power up your female characters by adding tattoos to their backs. Using the power of these tattoos, your goal is to take over all 23 territories (wards) in a demolished Tokyo. That said, while it’s…

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Review: Demon Gaze II

Author: Seth Hay
Categories: PS4, Reviews, Vita

Despite being a dungeon crawler with great ideas, Demon Gaze II isn’t perfect. A sequel to the PlayStation Vita original released in North America and Europe in 2014, which itself was a follow-up to the 2010 PC title Students of the Round, Demon Gaze II will release for both the…

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Review: Assassin’s Creed Origins

Author: Tyler Beyer
Categories: PS4, Reviews

After many years of annual releases, and even a double release year, Ubisoft took its own leap of faith by taking a break between Assassin’s Creed games. Starting in the middle east during the crusades and eventually ending up in London during the Industrial Revolution, we have been able to…

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Review: Yomawari: Midnight Shadows

Author: Seth Hay
Categories: PS4, Reviews, Vita

Just in time for Halloween, Yomawari: Midnight Shadows, the sequel to 2016’s spooky Yomawari: Night Alone, releases for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC. That first installment was bundled with the PlayStation Vita game HtoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary when released in October of last year, whereas this latest entry…

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Review: South Park: The Fractured But Whole

Author: Tyler Beyer
Categories: PS4, Reviews

DISCLAIMER: A review copy of this game was provided by Ubisoft After 20 seasons of the show, South Park fans know the type of antics to expect when creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker want to make a statement. In 2014 the creators’ collaboration with Ubisoft, The Stick of Truth,…

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Review: Cyberdimension Neptunia: 4 Goddesses Online

Author: Seth Hay
Categories: News, PS4, Reviews

The Neptunia franchise has been a main staple for Compile Heart ever since its first installment launched in Japan back in 2010. There’s been a game in the series just about every year; whether it be a spinoff, remake, mobile app or anime series, the franchise shows no slowing down….

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Review: Dishonored: Death of the Outsider

Author: Tyler Beyer
Categories: PS4, Reviews

The idea of a first-person stealth game may not entice too many modern game developers but Arkane Studios embraces the challenge of making one where the player wouldn’t constantly get infuriated by enemies spotting you from behind, while maintaining solid combat options if you do get caught. Both Dishonored and…

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Review: Destiny 2

Author: Tyler Beyer
Categories: PS4, Reviews

After its beta earlier this summer, many gamers were concerned that Destiny 2 was not a full fledged sequel as it was an updated expansion. And from the small glimpse that the beta allowed players, their thoughts were justified. The crucible was not very different at all from its predecessor,…

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Review: Knack II

Categories: PS4, Reviews

While the vibes around the 2013 launch of the PlayStation 4 were all kinds of positive, there was a definite sour note when it came to the one of the new console’s exclusives – Knack. The game was a widespread disappointment, even more so than the usual launch-title mediocrity since…

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Review: Mary Skelter: Nightmares

Author: Seth Hay
Categories: Reviews, Vita

The latest PlayStation Vita exclusive from Idea Factory, Mary Skelter: Nightmares is a first-person dungeon role-playing game (DRPG) with turn-based battles. With co-development from Compile Heart (known for many Japanese RPGs), the game finally heads to North America and Europe on September 19 and September 22 respectively, following an October…

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Review: Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth

Author: Seth Hay
Categories: PS4, Reviews, Vita

Utawarerumono, a Japanese adult visual novel mixed with a tactical role-playing game, was originally released for Windows back in 2002. The game was later ported to the PlayStation 2 and PSP, but only in Japan. That said, during the mid-2000s, Utawarerumono received a manga and TV series which were eventually…

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Review: Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana

Author: Seth Hay
Categories: PS4, Reviews

Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana was initially released in Japan during June 2016, and now, just over a year later, the game is making its way west. While the action RPG takes place after the events of Ys: Memories of Celceta, VIII can be enjoyed fully without playing earlier entries….

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