Ever since I was a wee lad, the concept of coding has been fascinating to me. The prospect of speaking in a way that a machine can understand, teaching it to perform tasks in certain patterns, only inhibited by your own logical view of the system. Of course, like most…
Lapis x Labyrinth on the surface is an overwhelming and somewhat repetitive experience, but if you allow yourself to dig a little deeper you'll find an incredibly satisfying gameplay loop filled to the brim with cute designs, vibrant visuals, and an interesting dungeon-crawling system. However, for those looking for a…
It's the second day of Amazon's Prima Day 2019 and there's still a lot of different deals coming in across a range of their products for the shopper looking for a bargain. Customers have looked at a range of categories so far from food, make-up and video games with technology…
With the absence of Sony, Microsoft had big shoes to fill this year. Out of the big two contenders for the console marketplace, only one had come to E3 with something to show, and Microsoft didn't disappoint. They showed a massive amount of games this year, so we'll break down…
Nintendo hasn't been showing a traditional press conference at E3 for many years now, but the Nintendo Direct and Treehouse format have become familiar to us as they move to a more digital and personal format than before. Like always, they had quite the show in store for us this…
The Caligula Effect Overdose is a rerelease of a PlayStation Vita game from a few years ago. When the original Caligula Effect released, it was met with a lukewarm response from reviewers, prompting this more fleshed out and prettied up version of the game to seek a chance for redemption.…
The concept of an endlessly replayable game has become somewhat of a trope in the gaming industry as of late, more particularly within the indie scene. While a game that lasts precisely as long as the player would like is an inviting concept, there tend to be sacrifices made within…
Remaking a fan-favorite game is a dangerous endeavor. Millions of voices will clamor that they want it to happen, that they don’t want it to happen, that they want this or that. Some of these remakes are lost to the times, forgotten as an unfortunate business venture that didn’t pay…
Metal Max is a relatively unknown series in the west, as it's pretty uncommon for one of these titles to leave Japan. While Xeno may be the sixth title in the series, it's only the second title to make it westward. Luckily, Xeno isn't connected to the previous titles in the…
Some of the best video game gifts aren't even gifts at all, they're some sort of fancy figure or licensed merchandise featuring some aspect from the game they hail from. It may be hard to think of a game that your gamer friend hasn't already purchased, but there's almost certainly…
Consoles are temporary, but the PC is forever. With plenty of games and fancy peripherals, there is plenty of options to fill the stocking of the PC gamers on your Christmas list this year. With our Holiday gift guide for PC gaming gifts, you can find the perfect present for yourself…
Dragon Quest has been and still is a great representation of a classic JRPG, and this formula can still be seen in Dragon Quest XI. As a result, XI becomes a strange mishmash of extremely old cliché plot pieces and some genuinely neat advancements. Starting from the story, it's hard…
For those unacquainted with the series, Touhou can be somewhat of a confusing beast to understand. Ranging from bullet-hells to fighters, RPGs to platformers and now even dungeon-crawlers, it can be a little intimidating to figure out where exactly everything starts and ends in the Touhou Project. For the backstory…
Another year, another slew of Warriors games from our pals at Koei Tecmo. If you’ve played any one of the Warriors games in series past, you’ll already get the idea of what you’ll be doing in Warriors Orochi 4, but that doesn’t diminish the pure dumb fun it has to…
The first-person Dungeon Crawler is a genre that has seemingly been lost to the ages. A few sprout up now and again, but the fruitful era seen on older PCs has since been forgotten. Nonetheless, a quality entry in the genre surfaces to help scratch that itch, and incite some…
After nearly a decade since the previous entry in the Blue Bomber’s franchise, Mega Man has finally returned with Mega Man 11. Unlike previous entries in the classic series, 11 makes the jump to a gorgeous 3D side-scroller, feeling like a truly modern entry in the classic Mega Man lineup.…
Presented by Ryu ga Gotoku Studio, the development team behind the beloved Yakuza series, Fist of the North Star: Lost Paradise is now available in North America and Europe on PlayStation 4, giving fans the chance to experience more of Kenshiro's life as part of an alternate universe of the original series…
Hailing from a line of greats such as King of Fighters and Fatal Fury, SNK Heroines had big shoes to fill. As one of the most lighthearted entries in the company’s history, Heroines deviates rather strongly from the norm of SNK’s previous fighters, with all the good and bad that…
The Yakuza series has come back to the West and in a big way. Following the releases of Yakuza 0 (read our review of the PC version here) and Yakuza Kiwami comes Yakuza Kiwami 2, a remake of the original Yakuza 2. The biggest alteration made in this newest entry…
Fallen Legion: Rise to Glory is a combination of two other Fallen Legion titles that were previously available on PS4 and Vita. Two storylines that take place in the same world, Sins of an Empire and Flames of Rebellion, now conveniently packaged together to be enjoyed side by side as…
Yakuza 0 initially marked somewhat of a comeback for the Japanese series. While there was a slight following in the West, many including myself had never been acquainted with the series. Standing as a prequel to all other games in the series, and being the first Yakuza game playable on…