Mostly because it's kind of boring
While Japan is exoticized elsewhere as a land of weird sex stuff, Criminal Girls 2 doesn't feel that foreign, given that the original game got a western release. And it's probably the perviest game I came across (not literall...
It's nothing special so far
When Spike Chunsoft and tri-Ace announced Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky, I was supremely impressed with the visual style. As it turns out it looks even better in person, as I witnessed during my hands-on time with the TGS build.
From a gameplay standpoint though I have some concerns, mostly stemming from the repetitive nature of the flow.
I can dig it...wait
Much like Shovel Knight, the Plague of Shadows expansion was pretty top-notch.
Since the new anti-hero controls rather differently than the titular hero, I figured I'd share a few tips in regards to the changes.
Other than that, it's par for the course
I had mixed thoughts on Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment last year, but ultimately I came away happy. Funnily enough, as someone who absolutely hated the second arc of the anime, I actually found the follow-up, Lost Song, to be a little more enjoyable based on my hands-on session at TGS.
As it turns out, flying around in the world of ALfheim Online is quite a bit of fun.
As am I
Sega's Miracle Girls Festival borrows from all over the place. The rhythm game features girls from a number of different anime, and it employs the same engine as Project Diva titles. If you're familiar with all of t...
I can't believe it's been over a year since Shovel Knight released -- time flies, right?
Over the course of that year, I've beaten it on every conceivable platform outside of the PC edition, playing it over and over...
With no explanation
Final Fantasy Agito+ is no longer coming to PlayStation Vita, Square Enix just announced.
The publisher has ceased development on the role-playing game, after already postponing its release, which was initially scheduled for ...
Arriving for PS4 and Vita in early 2016
Back at E3, Square Enix teased something called "Project Setsuna," a console RPG in development at a brand-new studio, Tokyo RPG Factory. Apart from having nice concept art, it was a mystery.
Well, today during Sony's Tokyo G...
Except when it's busy being a Pixar film
Today at Sony's Tokyo Game Show media event, Square Enix showed off World of Final Fantasy, a new spin on the popular franchise that aims to appeal to children in just about every way possible.
In addition to sporting a...
Dragon Quest meets Minecraft
Square Enix showed off the opening cinematic for Dragon Quest Heroes and its director proceeded to explain block-building games as if Minecraft isn't also huge in Japan (it is). Builders is an in-house Square Enix projec...
They said very little
Square Enix has announced SaGa Scarlet Grace at the Tokyo Game Show, a new series due for release in 2016 for the PS Vita.
You can view the trailer up top. We still don't know much about it other than what you can see.
Yo-ho-ho he took a bite of gum-gum
Bandai Namco has announced One Piece: Burning Blood at the Sony portion of the Tokyo Game Show for PS4 and PS Vita. It'll be developed by J-Stars Victory Vs. developer Chunsoft.
The fighting game aims to make a recreation of ...
Flying anime girls, cats, and apples!
A PS4 port of the popular Vita game Gravity Daze (known in the West as Gravity Rush) has been announced at the Tokyo Game Show.
The game appears to be all about total freedom of movement, letting you fly all over the place with an Arkham-style combat.
It’ll be released December 10 for the PS4.
On top of that, Gravity Daze 2 will be released on 2016.
Digimon World: Next Order
How many Leomon will die this time?
Dang, Digimon World: Next Order is looking really pretty. Bandai Namco has released a whole load of new screenshots for the upcoming (currently Japan-exclusive) Vita game. The screenshots show off the two lead protagonists an...
Curious about Criminal Girls 2? This newer trailer is a bit more lengthy than the previous entries, and provides quite a bit of gameplay footage. As you'd expect it's similar to the original entry, with plenty of RPG-like combat, and risque visuals and minigames.
Criminal Girls 2 will launch on November 26 in Japan on Vita.
To all platforms and regions
Yacht Club Games just announced Shovel Knight: Plague of Shadows is coming to, "all existing platforms and regions on September 17, 2015." The free expansion is a completely remixed story mode starring Plague Knight and featu...
I agree that 20 years of PlayStation in 20 seconds would've been more apropos, but, hey, I don't run the PlayStation Twitter account. And for good reason. It would just be full of tweets like this. Or like this. And no one wants that (clearly).
Anyways, here's that thing I was talking about earlier.
It's here for one week
Sony is running a 20th anniversary sale on PlayStation Network and you probably aren't interested in the reason for the event so much as the deals themselves. You can find them here.
There are discounts on more than 100 PSP, ...
On your marks, get set, go, go, go!
Game designers rarely go off-road when creating racing games and eschew lesser-traveled paths in favor of more established, familiar routes. Not Gordon Midwood, though; the one lone developer at indie studio Different Cloth i...
Clerks has a scene where Randal Graves, an irresponsible and indifferent video store employee, tells a customer that he finds it best to stay out of other people's affairs. The laissez-faire approach isn't a noble a...
Choice Provision's great goldfish shmup
Just last week, we were graced with the release of Shutshimi: Seriously Swole on PC, PS4 and Vita. In this bizarre tribute to classic shooters, players take control of a team of gun-toting goldfish with memory issues as they ...
Looks like all the youngest leading
Dead or Alive Xtreme 3, which may come west and will feature women in bikinis playing volleyball on the beach, is filling out its swimsuit roster by way of fan vote. And, perhaps surprisingly, fans of the series known for its...
Two more weeks
Wow, just a few more weeks until I'm eating curry twice a day and peeing in sexy anime nurse urinals. Also, playing video games over at the Tokyo Game Show (September 17-20). This list is likely missing some super secret game...
Only at GameStop
After following a link to this aqua blue PlayStation Vita, I had to double check the time stamp -- what year is it? Oh, 2015. It is new. I'm as surprised as you are to see Sony acknowledge the handheld.
It's a GameStop exclusive in the United States releasing this November. It'll be $199.99.
An ESRB rating has popped up for X-COM: Enemy Unknown Plus, which is being listed as a Mature game for the PlayStation Vita. It's important to note that the listing is for "Unknown," which is the base game, and not the "Withi...
Sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that
Woah Dave! was a pretty big success, though it's looking like the next title on the Dave! series won't be content to simply give us more of the same. While Dave's first adventure was heavily influenced by the 1983's Mario Br...
A Vita pouch and a charm
Although it's only been announced for Japan so far, Amazon has a pre-order listing up for Odin Sphere package for 3,298 yen, and it looks great. In short, it comes with a PlayStation Vita pouch, lens cloth, and a materia...
From Straw Hat to Dressrosa
I haven't kept entirely up to date with One Piece, but I do read the summaries, and have caught most of the earlier arcs. It's a daunting task (the series has been running since 1997) in terms of the anime, and there's lots o...
Great story, odd gameplay loop
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Goodbye Despair have been some of my favourite Vita games in recent years. A pair of murder mystery visual novels, the games melded puzzle solving, courtroom drama, and murdered school kid...
Volgarr the Viking, released in 2013 on the PC and Xbox one, is one of my favorite platformers in years -- and it's set to hit the PS4, Vita, Wii U, and 3DS platforms in the near future. Developer Kris Durrschmidt recently sh...