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

Back in December of 2015 -- well into the current generation of consoles -- The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel released on the PS3 and PlayStation Vita. Many folks championed the game as one of the best JRPGs on their respective consoles, but some, like myself, never got around to it until recently. … Continue reading [REVIEW] The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel (PS4)

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[REVIEW] Worldend Syndrome (PS4)

In the small Japanese town of Mihate, a local legend claims that the dead may revive every 100 years as a Yomibito and bring deadly misfortune to those around them. As you arrive as part of a high school relocation, it just so happens to be that wonderful time of the year. Sucks to be … Continue reading [REVIEW] Worldend Syndrome (PS4)

[REVIEW] Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP isn't very new by video game standards, but it just released on the Nintendo Switch at the end of last month -- and just so happened to be the first time I'd ever played it. What's been described as an interactive prog-rock album is a wonderful adventure heavily rooted in … Continue reading [REVIEW] Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP

[REVIEW] Nidhogg 2

The original Nidhogg escaped me entirely, so I went into Messhof Games' sequel on the Nintendo Switch with zero expectations. All I knew was that it was a one-on-one "fencing" game where the objective is to reach the opposing side of the screen. Nidhogg 2 is essentially more of that, I suppose, but forgoes the … Continue reading [REVIEW] Nidhogg 2

[REVIEW] Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4)

Disgaea 1 Complete Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Nintendo Switch Price: $49.99 USD Fifteen years ago Disgaea: Hour of Darkness introduced Nippon Ichi Software's brand of dark-humored role-playing games to the PlayStation 2 audience. It was a new take on the strategy RPG formula popularized by the likes of … Continue reading [REVIEW] Disgaea 1 Complete (PS4)

[REVIEW] Punch Line (PS4)

Punch Line Developer: 5pb (Steins;Gate, Corpse Party) Publisher: PQube Available on: PS4 (reviewed), Vita Price: $49.99 USD (PS4), $39.99 USD (Vita) From the writer of such acclaimed adventure visual novels as 999, Zero Escape, and Zero Time Dilemma comes Kotaro Uchikoshi's latest tale of... a hero that threatens the extinction of humanity every time they … Continue reading [REVIEW] Punch Line (PS4)

[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] Fire Pro Wrestling World (PS4)

Fire Pro Wrestling World Developer: Spike Chunsoft, ZEX Corporation Publisher: Spike Chunsoft Release date: August 28, 2018 (PS4) Price: $49.99 USD, $89.99 USD for the Deluxe Edition w/ Season Pass Much like the world of professional wrestling, the sports entertainment's mainstream video game offerings have been nothing short of abysmal for quite a while. They … Continue reading [REVIEW] Fire Pro Wrestling World (PS4)

[REVIEW] Even With its Familiar Flaws, ‘Detroit: Become Human’ is Quantic Dream’s Best, Most Ambitious Game Yet

I mostly enjoyed Heavy Rain but loathed Beyond: Two Souls, so Quantic Dreams’ games have been hit or miss for me. Needless to say, I wasn’t exactly excited to play Detroit. However, I found a copy for rent at a local Red Box kiosk and since I wasn’t in the middle of anything else (having … Continue reading [REVIEW] Even With its Familiar Flaws, ‘Detroit: Become Human’ is Quantic Dream’s Best, Most Ambitious Game Yet