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“Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” Review

“Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana” Review

With all the positivity JRPG lovers have been throwing at Nihon Falcom’s way thanks to the superb Legend of Heroes games, it’s easy to overlook the series that put the developer on the map in the first place–an action RPG by the name of Ys.

SmashPad Talkies – Cosmic Star Heroine  

SmashPad Talkies – Cosmic Star Heroine

We check out the latest RPG from Zeboyd Games in Cosmic Star Heroine, which is out now for PS4 and PC and Vita in the near future. Note: This copy of the game was provided via backing the game’s Kickstarter.

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PS4, Vita)

“Garou: Mark of the Wolves” Review (PS4, Vita)

SNK’s recent revitalization has been a very successful one, not just due to the brilliance of their comeback game, The King of Fighters XIV, but in their ability to open their back catalogue to new and old fans alike on modern platforms.

“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II” Review

“The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II” Review

Finding out how a story continues after a cliffhanger is often after going through an agonizing wait, and in the gaming industry, that wait tends to be longer than most other forms of entertainment media. So you can bet we were shocked to hear about how soon The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II would come out, especially since the original game was released less than nine months ago.

“Odin Sphere Leifthrasir” Review

“Odin Sphere Leifthrasir” Review

With the release of the fantasy beat-em-up tribute Dragon’s Crown in 2013, Japanese developer Vanillaware finally became a major name in gaming, with the title going on to sell almost a million copies worldwide and in-turn outselling every other Vanillaware release up to that point. Its gorgeous art direction, surprisingly challenging gameplay, and old-school sensibility attracted both seasoned and younger gamers alike, creating a truly cross-generational hit in the process.

SmashPad Talkies – Neon Chrome  

SmashPad Talkies – Neon Chrome

We check out the spiritual successor to Crimsonland from 10tons, which is out for Steam right now, PS4 on May 31, and Xbox One on June 8 for $14.99. Vita and Mobile versions are TBA at the moment.

“Day of the Tentacle Remastered” Review

“Day of the Tentacle Remastered” Review

Point-and-click adventure games have a tremendous history. In the early days of PC gaming, this genre was at the forefront offering up some of the most exciting and memorable romps available. LucasArts and Sierra Entertainment were two studios on the cutting edge bringing us classics like Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Space Quest. Indeed, through the first two decades of computer gaming, story driven adventures were among the pinnacle of the artform.

Danreb’s Top 10 Games of 2015

Danreb’s Top 10 Games of 2015

My name is Danreb Victorio.  After more than 11 months of gaming, I post here with only one goal: to tell you about 2015’s best games.  I’ve played many games during this year’s crusade, but there were ten I believe were better than anything else.  They were something else.

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