[REVIEW] White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

White Day: A Labyrinth Named School
Developer: Sonnori
Publisher: PQube
Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Steam
Release Date: August 22, 2017
Price: $29.99 USD

When White Day: A Labyrinth Named School released on PC in Korea way back in 2001, it was widely considered one of the scariest horror games of all time. As Lee Hui-min, a new transfer student returning to school after hours to return a girl’s lost journal, you find yourself trapped on campus with a few of your fellow students. The school itself was once a hospital used during the Korean War and rumored to be a concentration camp for political prisoners during the occupation, which, of course, resulted in torture.

With nasty spirits said to be haunting the halls of Yeondu High School, and a violent janitor stalking the halls with a baseball bat, Lee and company have their work cut out for them if they hope to survive the night.

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[REVIEW] Final Fantasy XV: Episode Gladiolus

Episode Gladiolus pairs the endearing, Cup Noodle-loving oaf with Cor the Immortal shortly after getting beat down by Ravus at the end of chapter 6. Now unsure of his ability to protect Noctis as the Shield of the King, Gladiolus and Cor set off to a mysterious cave that serves as a proving ground of sorts for previous members of the Crownsguard.

Thus far, Cor has been the only person to make it out alive (hence “the Immortal” nickname) so he serves as Gladio’s Sherpa until the final showdown with Gilgamesh, the Blademaster.

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Let’s Discuss E3 2017, Shall We?

We’re less than a week away from arguably the biggest gaming event of the year. Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo will take the stage (more or less), along with a few third-party publishers, and reveal to the world their plans for the future.

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I’m Addicted to Horizon: Zero Dawn’s Photo Mode

All games should have a photo mode, this much we know. But after taking a two-month break from open-world games, I’m finally back in the driver’s seat with the insanely gorgeous PlayStation 4 exclusive, Horizon: Zero Dawn. And man, let me tell you, my Share button is getting quite the workout.

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

Friday! Video games! Let’s talk!

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[REVIEW] Akiba’s Beat

Akiba’s Beat
Developer: Acquire
Publisher: XSEED, PQube
Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Vita

Where Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed centered around brawling vampire-types and ripping their clothes off in a more action-focused, fan-service approach to gameplay, its spiritual successor, Akiba’s Beat, revamps its style completely as a mostly standard JRPG. While I applaud developer Acquire’s attempt at shifting gears, and publishers XSEED and PQube for taking a chance on localizing an under-the-radar role-playing game that failed to make waves in its native Japan, the end result is extremely underwhelming and hard to recommend.

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