Nintendo Switch

Review: Disgaea 5 Complete

Last March Nintendo’s new console the Switch was released. The unique feature with the Switch is that it is a hybrid between home and mobile console. Most of the early games released to the Switch seem to be ports of previous games. NISA joined in on this and brought the strategy RPG Disgaea 5 over to the Switch console. The Switch version comes with all the DLC along with the PS4 version in tow. Will all this content satisfy people new to the series, or will it just overwhelm them?

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Fate/Grand Order (Re)launches June 25

After a two year wait, the release of an English Fate/Grand Order is close at hand. On June 25th, players from across the world (many of which have likely already been playing in Japanese) will finally get the chance to fully enjoy this Free-to-play hit. In honor of the game’s English launch, Fate/GO will be giving it’s early adopters a special bonus… Continue reading

PlayStation Vita

Review: The Caligula Effect

Have you ever wished that you could live in a virtual world? With the recent launch of VR gaming, this fantasy has run rampant across various games and anime series. From Sword Art Online and Log Horizon, to .hack// and Fate/EXTRA, each series has had its own interpretation of this fantasy. Joining the ring is Atlus’ latest JRPG, The Caligula Effect. Written by Persona veteran Tadashi Satomi, the game traps players in a world essentially ruled by Hatsune Miku. While it isn’t actually the Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- protagonist, it still brings to life such fantasy. But is this Persona clone worthy of its spiritual successors, or is this VR-inspired fantasy destined for the virtual bargain bin? Continue reading

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Review: Persona 5

Just over 20 years ago, Atlus changed the game of Role-Playing Games with the release of Revelations: Persona. Rather than taking place in a medieval fantasy world or a galaxy far, far away, Revelations: Persona brought the dark themes of Shin Megami Tensei to a high school setting. This twist made Revelations: Persona, and its sequel(s) Persona 2, novelties of the Shin Megami Tensei greater. With the release of Persona 3, the winds of change blew yet again. Now with the inclusion of social links and life simulation, Persona 3, and its indirect sequel Persona 4, killed the time of players in the best way possible. Fast forward to 2017, and Atlus is at it yet again. Persona 5 is finally here! But is this Persona the definitive role to play, or should the series go back to school? Continue reading

PlayStation Vita

Review Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds is an upcoming visual novel for the PlayStation Vita. The story takes place in Feudal Japan where players follow around the Shinsengumi in Kyoto. While most games today have a story focused on a male protagonist, Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds features a female protagonist in search of her dad. Will she ever find the one she seeks, or will she meet her demise in Kyoto?

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