[REVIEW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (PS4)

There aren't many series in the realm of role-playing games that feature titles with continuous narratives. Final Fantasy, Persona, Dragon Quest... most, if not ALL of the new releases from these major players typically arrive as stand-alone experiences. Therein lies the rarity of The Legend of Heroes universe -- which contains three unique series under … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III (PS4)

[REVIEW] Langrisser (PS4)

When NIS America published a pair of Langrisser remasters in a single package, I debated whether or not I wanted to review them together since it's the only way they can be purchased. However, they're two different games, so here we are. For those unaware, Langrisser is a series of strategy RPGs that initially released … Continue reading [REVIEW] Langrisser (PS4)

It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What Are You Playing?

With SeaBed out of the way (and reviewed here *nudge nudge*), my free time has been absolutely consumed by two different JRPGs. Langrisser I & II (PS4) This remastered collection of the first two games in the strategy RPG Langrisser series (the first was released in English under the name Warsong on the Sega Genesis!) … Continue reading It’s the Freakin’ Weekend! What Are You Playing?

[REVIEW] The Alliance Alive HD Remastered

Barring a handful of games, I was admittedly distant from the Nintendo 3DS library -- even more so once the Switch released. Even as a fan of JRPGs, the handheld's bread and butter, I barely paid attention to it since I was already buried under the backlog of my PlayStation Vita. So it goes without … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Alliance Alive HD Remastered

[REVIEW] The Lost Child (Switch)

The Lost Child Developer: Crim Publisher: NIS America (NA), Kadokawa Games (JP) Available on: Nintendo Switch (reviewed), PS4, Vita Price: $49.99 USD In a world unknowingly inhabited by gods, angels, and demons, you're Hayato Ibuki; journalist of the occult magazine LOST. During a routine investigation at the Shinjuku Station, a black shadow pushes him in … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Lost Child (Switch)

[REVIEW] A Rose in the Twilight

A Rose in the Twilight Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Available on: Vita (reviewed), PC Price: $19.99 A Rose in the Twilight is a dejected and atmospheric fairy tale surrounding the unlikely pairing of a cursed girl and her stone giant companion, as they attempt to flee the castle in which she's held captive. Its … Continue reading [REVIEW] A Rose in the Twilight

Anima: Gate of Memories – Beyond Fantasy Edition Features Impressive Extras

The folks at NIS America were kind enough to send me a physical copy of Anima: Gate of Memories to review on PS4, but what I didn't expect is that it would be the Beyond Fantasy Edition. So, again, to be clear, this was provided by NIS America for the purpose of a review. Before … Continue reading Anima: Gate of Memories – Beyond Fantasy Edition Features Impressive Extras

REVIEW: Stranger of Sword City

Stranger of Sword City Developed by: Experience Inc. (Demon Gaze, Ray Gigant, Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy) Published by: NIS America Available on: PlayStation Vita (reviewed), Xbox One, PC via Steam Price: $39.99 USD (Vita), $40.49 (Xbox One) In a nutshell: A first-person dungeon crawler grindfest RPG with highly detailed character and monster designs, an … Continue reading REVIEW: Stranger of Sword City