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New monsters, characters, and weapons oh my!
I put a sizable chunk of time into the original God Eater 2 on the Vita late last year. It was a solid entry in the long line of recent hunting action games, but certainly not without its fair share of issues. It suffered fro... read feature

Rolling hills and clashing swords
Ask most Tales fans what game has their absolute favorite version of the Linear Motion Battle System (LMBS), and you're likely to get a wide variety of answers. Some prefer the 2D combat from the Tales of Destiny PS2 remake a... read feature

Tales of Zestiria footage

Offscreen Tales of Zestiria footage shows rolling hills and fierce battles


It also looks like a Tales game
Sep 19
I had the chance to go hands on with the latest in Bandai Namco's flagship RPG series, Tales of Zestiria. I came away from the demo feeling pretty excited for the fast paced combat, but I also managed to get a couple of offs... read
Weighty and janky, just how I like it
Fun fact. When I was a child, my mother sat me down in front of Godzilla films and subsequently burned them into my brain. As a result, I ended up learning Japanese and moving to Japan as an adult. It's not a stretch to say t... read feature

The product of its lineage
It's become exceedingly easy in recent years to point the finger at any four player cooperative game in Japan and call it a Monster Hunter clone. I'm not particularly fond of this way of thinking. Despite my love of ... read feature

Like the PSP game, only more pretty
I adored Final Fantasy Type-0 when it first released on the PSP in Japan a few years back. It took me a whopping 75 hours to clear the game my first time, and while it undoubtedly had its fair share of problems (weird RTS sec... read feature

New Ys for PS4/Vita gets a brand spankin' [not so] new trailer


Jumping has returned
Sep 17
[Update: So apparently this is mostly the same trailer as before, only they just released it again for TGS. Whoops!] With Japanese JRPG developer Falcom on the cusp of releasing their latest game here in Japan (Sen no Kiseki... read

Bravely Second is shaping up quite nicely


Time to go save the world again
Sep 17
Square Enix's latest traditional 3DS JRPG, Bravely Second, was playable on the Tokyo Game Show floor this year, and I had a chance to go hands on with it. This is the first time the game has been released to the public, so I ... read

It's hard to describe just how popular Capcom's Monster Hunter series really is over here in Japan. It's no small feat considering how hardcore the games actually are. I find it fascinating that they've managed to find such m... read feature


I've put somewhere around 70 hours into the PC version of Phantasy Star Online 2. Despite being free to play, it's a fun and complex multiplayer title that's been getting a steady stream of updates since release. Having playe... read feature


Released in arcades on March 1 here in Japan, Persona 4: Arena is a game I'm not sure anyone could have ever anticipated. Marrying the popular JRPG franchise with Arc System Works' fighting game prowess, you'd be forgiven for... read feature







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