Question: Am I bad luck? Because as Tim and I realized this week, whenever I ask for something to happen in an anime, it never ever happens, even if it would be self-evidently awesome and the writers are nuts for not going wi... | subscribe
The release for the long-awaited Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD collection is just a month away now, landing March 18th and 21st for North America and Europe respectively. Perhaps you're a big fan of the series and you're currently ...
At yesterday's NIS America press event, the game localizer announced four new titles for 2014 for the US and European markets. If you're a Vita owner, then you've got two sequels to look forward to: Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Des...
The God Eater 2 official blog revealed their collaboration with Tiger & Bunny. Coming in the version 1.3 patch on Valentine's Day are Kotetsu and Barnaby's power armors as alternate costumes. As you can see in the photos,...
Those of you who follow me on Twitter have probably read my tweets hyping up Sega's new crossover puzzle game, Puyo Puyo Tetris. A few folks have expressed confusion toward my excitement, going so far as to wonder if I'm just being sarcastic.
The reality is much more simple than that.
Puyo Puyo Tetris has kept me glued to my Vita screen for over 20 hours at this point. It's just that damn good.
I'll be honest with you. Before playing Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc for the first time, I had to dust off my PS Vita, charge it up for a few hours and install a stack of updates. Unfortunately, this isn't the first time I've gone through these motions in order to play a game on this handheld, as the software library just hasn't been that appealing to me. To give you some perspective, the last game I played was Persona 4: The Golden. According to my Backloggery page, I finished it on April 5th, 2013.
Of course, this is just how I've fared, and I'm sure there are loads of games out there that many others have had a good time with. Saying that, there are a fair few titles coming out soon that have my interest, including Mind Zero, Project Diva F 2nd and of course, Danganronpa.
But would this odd-looking bear and his devilish personality ultimately win me over, or would my Vita find itself banished back to a dark corner to patiently await the next game? You're just going to have to read on and find out.
Welcome to another riveting, awe inspiring, and emotionally draining edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games and some masochistic idiot.
This week, the game of all generations hits store shelves.
Ok, maybe that might be a wee bit hyperbolic, but the reality is that I'm super duper hyped. We also have a handful of other important-ish releases for pretty much all of the major consoles, so hang onto your butts.
Yesterday, Sega announced what we've all been eagerly waiting for: Project Diva F is coming to the PS Vita in March! After the release of the PlayStation 3 back in August, Sega has been hard at work getting the PS Vita versio...
This probably shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but Atlus has officially announced that they'll be publishing Conception II in Europe as a digital-only title, skipping retail. I suppose that isn't so bad, but it might be ...
Remember Mind Zero? It was an RPG released by Acquire in August of last year, though it never made it out of Japan. Nothing to lose hope over, as games like Bravely Default continue to demonstrate, but news of the game and po...
Every now and then a game comes along that changes the way you think about entertainment. It flips conventions on their head, and tackles common tropes in a way that completely alters the gaming experience.
Video games have the power to elicit a lot of emotions out of players through a combination of both gameplay and narrative. At their best, they can provide memorable and entertaining experiences that stick as time passes. At their worst, they have the power to make you angry and annoyed, perhaps even vengeful.
After spending ten hours with it, I can now confirm, without a shadow of a doubt, that FuRyu's Exstetra is a game that definitely made me feel very strong emotions. [Editor's Note: put on your flame-retardant gear folks, this is going to get rough.]
By no means am I great at them, but there's something undeniably appealing about putting a comfy pair of headphones on and getting in the zone. I've always been big on the genre when playing handheld consoles, and fortunately for me Sega seems to feel the same way. Last year they released Project Diva f for the Vita, and this year they have a sequel ready to go already.
That's not all though. Sega recently released Utakumi 575, a brand new original rhythm game with a unique take on the genre. Is it any good though?