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Contest: Win Really? Really! from MangaGamer! photo
Contest: Win Really? Really! from MangaGamer!
by Josh Tolentino

[Update: Contest's over! Thanks to everyone who joined up!]

Have you had enough of Navel's visual novel sensation, Shuffle!? That's a silly question. Of course you haven't!

But what isn't silly at all is the fact that we're hooking up with MangaGamer to give away a bunch of copies of Really? Really! (link NSFW), the sequel to Shuffle!.  for the low, low, price of absolutely free!

Check out the details on how to enter the contest below!

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Review: World End Economica Episode 1 photo
Review: World End Economica Episode 1
by Brittany Vincent

[Originally posted at Destructoid.]

Visual novels are a finicky medium. It's difficult enough to drum up interest because of their exotic origins, and harder still to find an audience due to their nature -- it's a bunch of reading. And you can't always be sure that the story you're reading is going to be one that you'll want to invest dozens of hours in. On one hand, you've got a menagerie of engaging tales that capture the imagination and ensnare the reader until the very end. On the other, you've got a set of stories with dull, flavorless dialogue and uninteresting protagonists.

Why waste time on a less-than-stellar adventure when there are juicier ones at your disposal? I find myself asking this question and others when it comes to World End Economica Episode 1, Spice and Wolf author Isuna Hasekura's three-part visual novel series that follows a teenager who runs away from home and attempts to make a living for himself in the world of day trading. It's ambitious in scope, but ultimately ends up failing due to a lack of interactivity and a protagonist that's difficult to root for.

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8:00 PM on 04.27.2014

MangaGamer announces Lapis Gunner and more

MangaGamer has two new wriggly titles to please its fans: Lapis Gunner and Milles, Knight of Anal Tyranny. Lapis Gunner is the sequel to Ruby Striker, where the title character goes back to save her friend from tentacle ...

Brad Rice

4:00 PM on 04.18.2014

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends coming to PCs near you!

The last time I wrote about the PC version of Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends, it was under the assumption that it would probably never be localized for the west and resigned myself to possibly picking up a console version...

Dae Lee

8:00 AM on 04.12.2014

Black Desert might be the prettiest MMO I've ever seen

And yes, I'm aware that this is technically a Korean game, and that this site is called Japanator, but dammit, this game is too pretty to not be worth a mention. And this isn't the first time we've highlighted a Korean game,...

Josh Tolentino

5:00 PM on 04.04.2014

Final Fantasy XIV now in open beta on PS4

If you've been waiting to experience Final Fantasy XIV on PS4, now's your chance. From now until April 7th, the game will be made available as an open beta using live servers, allowing you to venture into to the world of Hyda...

Tim Sheehy

6:30 PM on 03.21.2014

Attack on Titan invades Monster Hunter Frontier G

Those titan hunters sure get around, don't they? It's pretty impressive actually, considering their species is essentially trapped in one place. This time they've managed to dodge harms way outside the city walls long enough ...

Chris Walden

3:00 PM on 03.17.2014

Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends is coming to PC

Tecmo Koei recently announced that Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends will be getting a PC release in Japan on May 23. The PC version comes with the ability to adjust the graphics quality (like good PC ports should), includin...

Dae Lee

6:30 PM on 03.14.2014

New trailer shows off Final Fantasy XIV 2.2 update

With the PlayStation 4 release just weeks away, Square Enix shared a video detailing some of the changes being made in the upcoming version 2.2 content patch for their flagship MMORPG, Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn. Titl...

Tim Sheehy

10:30 PM on 03.08.2014

17-Bit's Galak-Z headed to PlayStation Vita

In a recent posting on PlayStation.Blog, developer 17-BIT revealed plans to port their upcoming 2D shooter Galak-Z: The Dimensional to PlayStation Vita -- the game had been previously confirmed for PlayStation 4 and PC....

Tim Sheehy

9:00 AM on 02.21.2014

Killer is Dead headed to PC

If you're a fan of the series Killer is Dead, and you're a PC kind of person like yours truly, then I have some good news: On May 9th, the game will be available for purchase on PC. For $19.99, not only do you get the game, b...

Amber Hunt







Review: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst photo
Review: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst
by Chris Walden

Don't worry, you're not suffering from a case of deja-vu! In a trend that is becoming increasingly common, we have a Game of the Year equivalent for Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3, rolling up the DLC and re-releasing it to those of us that passed it up the first time around. Or the fans that are happy to double-dip, I suppose. 

Unlike most other games, Full Burst actually comes with some new content that wasn't made available as DLC, so there's incentive for owners of the original game to check this out. You can either upgrade your current copy for a small fee, or go all-out and purchase a physical copy at a lower price than your typical game. Not bad.

But I've already talked about Ninja Storm 3, so this review is going to focus on what Full Burst brings to the table. Hit the jump to check out what I made of it, but let's just say that the $9.99 upgrade is pretty reasonable indeed.

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