Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana Review

If you locked me in a room and told me I couldn’t leave until I chose a favorite series that Falcom is responsible for… I’d most likely end up answering with Ys. It’s a tough call between this and The…

Trails of Cold Steel Review

It’s been a long time since a Japanese roleplaying game as refreshing as The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel has been released in North America. Granted, it’s been available on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita since December…

Collar X Malice Review

Collar X Malice is one of those visual novel games that offers you a new and exciting twist on your normal love based visual novels. With most visual novels you play more as a damsel in distress who is always…

Akiba’s Beat Review

Akiba’s Beat is a follow-up to the 2014 release Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed, which was more or less a beat ‘em up set in Akihabara. Akiba’s Beat, however, is diving more into the realm of being an actual roleplaying…

The Caligula Effect Review

The Caligula Effect is one of those games that you begin having high hopes for as the start of something amazing. Probably because at first glance the gameplay makes you think of the beloved Persona series that we all fell…

Valkyria Revolution Review

Valkyria Revolution does an excellent job pulling me in two different directions at the same time. On one hand, I thoroughly enjoyed the game for what it was, being a fan of similar combat systems found in Kingdom Hearts, Star…

Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls Review

Danganronpa is a franchise that is very near and dear to me. I fell in love with Trigger Happy Havoc when it released on the PlayStation Vita here in North America in 2014. The follow up, Goodbye Despair, was equally…

Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception Review

Sometimes, it takes a while for western audiences to get even the most popular of franchises from Japan. This is the case with Utawarerumono, which released almost fifteen years ago. The only reason we knew of its existence here was…