Originally a Japan-only PSP game released in 2012, the game now formally known in English as The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails was Falcom's final release for Sony's underappreciated handheld - and it shows. Shockingly gorgeous to look at and crafted with the sort of confidence that only comes with hands-on experience and a specific, single, … Continue reading Review: The Legend of Nayuta: Boundless Trails
Sword and Fairy, AKA Xian Jian Qi Xia Zhuan, AKA Chinese Paladin, AKA The Legend of Sword and Fairy, is a Chinese RPG series that's been running - almost exclusively on PCs - since 1995. It has found not only success within its own sphere of entertainment but outside of it as well, the stories … Continue reading Review: Sword and Fairy 7
There's no point pretending otherwise - this box of delights is damned expensive. Even if you can read every last word in the two included books as well as you do your native tongue, and the DVD's contents are everything you ever dreamed of, and you're desperate for an accurately modelled 1/6th scale range of … Continue reading Review: SEGA hard historia
Shin-chan has been his oddball little self for over thirty years now, the manga and anime star headlining games on just about anything and everything going all the way back to the Game Boy and Famicom. The public reception of these titles has generally ranged from mild apathy to active dislike, something created because the … Continue reading Review: Crayon Shin-chan: Ora to Hakase no Natsuyasumi
R-Type tried to say goodbye for the first time eighteen years ago, the PlayStation 2's R-Type Final intended to be one last hurrah for a relic of a bygone age. Two portable Tactics games came and went after that heartfelt farewell, but apart from that little experiment R-Type was considered a closed book. Or so we thought. The crowdfund-supported R-Type Final … Continue reading Review: R-Type Final 2
Densha de GO! has always been as encouraging as it is exacting, and if anything this latest game in the series (also available on PlayStation 4) is even more so, making a real effort right from the start of its colourful intro to feel welcoming and accessible regardless of any feigned disinterest in the subject … Continue reading Review: Densha de GO! Hashirou Yamanote Sen
Before we get stuck into this game's future it's worth taking a quick look at its past: Cotton: Fantastic Night Dreams was an arcade game first, Success' success followed by home ports to the PC Engine, PlayStation, Neo Geo Pocket Color as well as an even-better-than-the-real-thing semi-remake for Sharp's powerful X68000 home computer. After that … Continue reading Review: Cotton Reboot!
The original Puyo Puyo Tetris is one of those games I have to keep coming back to just to make sure it actually exists: Puyos... and Tetriminos? In the same game? And there are a good selection of different ways to mix the two together and they all work? You're kidding, right? That'd be as … Continue reading Review: Puyo Puyo Tetris 2