[REVIEW] Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms Developer: Otomate Publisher: Idea Factory Reviewed on: PlayStation Vita Price: $39.99 I began playing and reviewing otome over the last few years and one of the first to really grab my attention was last year's supernatural samurai tale Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds. You can read all about it here in my review, but … Continue reading [REVIEW] Hakuoki: Edo Blossoms

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[REVIEW] Mary Skelter: Nightmares

  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBQ2ruWT8dU Mary Skelter: Nightmare Developer: Idea Factory/Compile Heart Publisher: Idea Factory International Available on: Playstation Vita (reviewed), Playstation TV Price: $29.99 USD For fans of: Light-hearted dungeon crawlers, JRPGs Brad: Hey Kayla, I got a game from Idea Factory that needs reviewing. It's a dungeon crawler. Me: (Internally screaming with excitement) Me: Sure, I got some time. … Continue reading [REVIEW] Mary Skelter: Nightmares

[REVIEW] Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Developer: Otomate Publisher: Idea Factory Available on: Vita (reviewed) Release date: May 16 (NA), May 19 (EU) The PlayStation Vita's library of visual novels is set to expand next month with the arrival of Otomate's latest otome, Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds, courtesy of publisher Idea Factory. If the thought of romancing pretty samurai boys and uncovering … Continue reading [REVIEW] Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds

Toukiden 2 Carry-Over Demo Available Now on PS4 & Vita

I never got around to playing the original Toukiden on the PlayStation Vita, but Toukiden: Kiwami was my obsession on PS4. Essentially acting as PlayStation's answer to Monster Hunter's newfound Nintendo exclusivity, Toukiden is a multi-player "hunting" game where you and your friends slay demons, craft gear, and fuse the souls of legendary figures to … Continue reading Toukiden 2 Carry-Over Demo Available Now on PS4 & Vita

Letter Quest Remastered is Quite Good, Despite Personal Issues on Vita

Letter Quest: Grimm's Journey was one of the first mobile games to successfully hold my attention, with its neat gameplay hook, cute characters, crisp graphics, and steady stream of rewarding upgrades. I'm a firm believer that just because a game exists on a mobile device doesn't necessarily make it bad, and I looked forward to checking out Letter … Continue reading Letter Quest Remastered is Quite Good, Despite Personal Issues on Vita

VVVVVV Was the Perfect Travel Distraction and a Great PS Plus Freebie on Vita

Whenever I travel, I like to bring along my Vita to pass time during bouts of insomnia. I'm a terrible sleeper, so it's not uncommon to be wide awake at odd hours while every normal human is sound asleep. I recently found myself in this exact situation while out of town for the holidays, but thankfully found solace … Continue reading VVVVVV Was the Perfect Travel Distraction and a Great PS Plus Freebie on Vita

Let’s Discuss the World of Final Fantasy Demo, Shall We?

Set to release on October 25th for the PlayStation 4 and Vita handheld, World of Final Fantasy saw its first playable demo on both consoles earlier today (EDIT: The Vita version doesn't actually release until Friday. Sorry!). Without focusing on any form of storytelling, the "dungeon demo" instead walks the player through the game's various … Continue reading Let’s Discuss the World of Final Fantasy Demo, Shall We?

Want to Win Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls on PS Vita?

The fine folks at Idea Factory were kind enough to provide me with one additional code for their upcoming PlayStation Vita release Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls. Naturally, I don't need two copies of the game. Maybe you'd like it instead? If you're interested, head on over to my Twitter feed and follow the directions … Continue reading Want to Win Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls on PS Vita?

REVIEW: Claire: Extended Cut

Claire: Extended Cut Developer: Hailstorm Games Publisher: Hailstorm Games Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Vita (cross-buy!), Xbox One Price: $14.99 Horror games are notorious for offering copious amounts of gore, relentless waves of zombies, and intense jump-scares, but few have managed to delve in to the human psyche and deliver a nightmarish atmosphere quite like Silent Hill. The … Continue reading REVIEW: Claire: Extended Cut

Crawl Dungeons and Customize Robots in MeiQ: The Labyrinth of Death

Compile Heart and Idea Factory have been showing the PlayStation Vita lots of love lately, supporting the handheld with numerous games in the Neptunia series, as well as the otome (and one of this month's PS Plus titles) Amnesia: Memories. Their upcoming dungeon crawler RPG MeiQ: The Labyrinth of Death hits the Vita the 13th of this … Continue reading Crawl Dungeons and Customize Robots in MeiQ: The Labyrinth of Death