Post 442223

Samurai Warriors 4: Still Not Terribly Well Optimized

By Anthony . October 29, 2014 . 5:31pm

Samurai Warriors 4 attempts to do away with some of the issues these games have had in the past on the PS Vita, but whether or not it succeeds is another matter.

Post 441940

Pokémon Art Academy: Everyone Can Be An Artist

By Laura . October 27, 2014 . 5:31pm

Like its sister game, Art Academy, Pokémon Art Academy starts with the very basics.

Post 441920

The Evil Within Is A Horror Game That Lacks Any Horror

By Thomas . October 27, 2014 . 1:01pm

The combat in The Evil Within is really well done, and honestly a lot of fun. Sometimes too fun.

Post 440754

Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day: A Short, But Utterly Bewildering Ride

By Anthony . October 26, 2014 . 5:06pm

I hope you’re in the mood for bewildering insanity.

Post 441340

My Fantasy Life: Forced Back Into The Story

By Jenni . October 25, 2014 . 5:03pm

Some time after pursuing my own path, I was eventually forced back into Fantasy Life’s narrative.

Post 440316

My Fantasy Life: Living All The Lives

By Jenni . October 23, 2014 . 5:01pm

The second Life I pursued was the way of the forge. I became a Blacksmith.

Post 440297

My Fantasy Life: "Suited" To Be A Tailor

By Jenni . October 22, 2014 . 5:29pm

I love being a tailor. I chose the Life because I wanted a challenge. I haven’t seen a job like this in an RPG since I experimented with Mabinogi.

Post 440415

Fairy Fencer F: One Of The Better Efforts By Its Developer

By Anthony . October 21, 2014 . 5:00pm

This may sound like a backhanded compliment, but I’m glad Compile Heart didn’t reuse dungeon layouts more than twice, aside from the abandoned city layout (used four times).

Post 439905

My Fantasy Life: I Spent A Half Hour Making “Me”

By Jenni . October 17, 2014 . 5:33pm

It took me 30 minutes to create a character in Fantasy Life.

Post 440257

Bayonetta 2: Action Adventure At Its Finest

By Clark . October 17, 2014 . 12:30pm

Bayonetta 2 feels like an action-adventure more than a pure action game. Yeah, it sounds like a petty distinction, but there’s a big difference.

Post 438509

Ar nosurge Requires Real Dedication If You Want To Get Anything Out Of It

By Thomas . October 12, 2014 . 5:06pm

Given that Ar nosurge is connected to another series, Ar tonelico, and is also a direct sequel to the Japan-only Vita game Ciel nosurge, you’re looking at a game that builds upon four other past games and their mythologies.

Post 437192

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS’ Online Multiplayer Lacks Options, But Works Well

By Clark . October 2, 2014 . 1:02pm

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS’s online is spartan, but it works surprisingly well.

Post 436910

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS: A Delicious Appetizer

By Clark . October 1, 2014 . 5:31pm

While I love what Super Smash Bros. for 3DS has in store for me as I play more of it, it’s still kind of hard to shake the feeling that this isn’t the main event.

Post 436128

Natural Doctrine: Survival of the Fittest

By Thomas . September 29, 2014 . 5:30pm

The story is actually quite engaging once it gets going, which was a genuine and welcome surprise to me, as NIS America said almost nothing about it, prior to release.

Post 436090

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax: Taking It A Step Further

By Jack . September 29, 2014 . 12:32pm

While the story mode is a bust, Ultimax still offers a bounty of extra modes from the typical arcade mode and combo challenges to more unique offerings like the Golden Arena.