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GE2: Rage Burst preview

What's new in God Eater 2: Rage Burst?

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 from a lack of con...   read

 
 
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Tales of Zestiria preview

Tales of Zestiria's combat is fast and furious

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 and its sequel, ...   read

 
 
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Tales of Zestiria footage
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Offscreen Tales of Zestiria footage shows rolling hills and fierce battles

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 offscreen videos of...   read

 
 
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Godzilla preview

Godzilla: Walking in the shoes of the king of monsters

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 that I'm where I...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Explorers

Final Fantasy Explorers feels like Crystal Chronicles meets Monster Hunter

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 Monster Hunter...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Type-0 HD plays as well as ever

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 sections, poor gro...   read

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

[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), it's time fo...   read

 
 
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Bravely Second is shaping up quite nicely

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 was eager to se...   read

 
 
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Monster Hunter 4 is a fast and ferocious beast

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 mainstream succe...   read

 
 
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TGS: Phantasy Star Online 2 on the Vita is a great fit

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 played since the Jap...   read

 
 


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Preview: Persona 4: Arena reaches out to the truth

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 thinking that ...   read

 
 
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Tap my Katamari quick revuew: tap anywhere over and over as you move right and pick something up every now and Basically zero 0/10

 
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Yeah, Im 100% playing as the female trainer This is the cutest thing Ive seen all

 
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I just woke up, and whats this about what presidential debate? Who roasted who? Was Hillary able to escape the shadows of her father? Did Trump ever wise up during the arguments? (Terrible at politics here, but being curious about it)

 
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