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Go West! Sixty-Five: A Surge of Sacrifices

Welcome back to Go West!, your [yet again not] weekly column about Japanese video games, sushi, and longingly gazing outside at the soon-to-blossom cherry trees. This entry is coming to you folks a bit late, but at least there were two big-...

 
 
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Go West! Sixty-Four: You got Puyo all up in my Tetris

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.&...

 
 
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Go West! Sixty-Three: Gundam in your Gundam on the Gundam

Welcome to the latest and greatest Go West!, your [why-do-I-even-try-to-be-timely] column about Japanese games, life in Japan, and Idea Factory.  Ladies and gentlemen, this week is actually a very special one. The latest in one of Band...

 
 
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Go West! Sixty-Two: Put Your Guns On

Welcome, dear readers. Today is Saturday, January 25; a very special day by all accounts. Why is it so special you ask? The answer is as simple as understanding the universe. Today is the 62nd edition of Go West!, your [pretend this is accu...

 
 
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Go West! Sixty-One: Elliot's Longest Day

After approximately four hundred bajillion hours of travel across the world, I'm back in Japan. I'm still alive. That's right folks. Welcome back to Go West!, your one and only [insert-time-frame-here] column about new Japanese video games,...

 
 
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Go West! Week Sixty: Lightning Returns to Arland

Greetings ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 60th edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games, a foreign guy in Japan, and Idea Factory.  When I first started Go West! nearly two years ago,...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty-Nine: Eating Gods All Day Everyday

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another edition of Go West!, your [running out of ways to imply not-weekly] column about Japanese video games, a man who has forgotten how to love, and Idea Factory. This week we feast on ...

 
 
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Go West! Fifty-Eight: I Hate Everything

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another riveting edition of Go West!, your [not-at-all] weekly column about new Japanese games, Idea Factory, and a writer who continuously makes bad decisions. This week I opened myself up to ...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty-Six: Root of Blue Equals More Commas

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another riveting edition of Go West!, your [occasionally] weekly column about Japanese video games, an insane man, and awful names. This week? A somewhat depressing handful of games. To be fair, next week i...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty-Five: Fairy Fencing Tales

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening. Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another rousing edition of Go West!, your [sometimes] weekly feature about Japanese games, Idea Factory, and a man quickly losing his sanity. A tremendously p...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty-Four: The Legend of Heroes

Long time no read, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome back to the one and only Go West!, your [not-at-all] weekly column about Japanese import games and the geniuses at Idea Factory. I know, it's been nearly two months since GW! 53 went live, an...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty-Three: Killer is Zero

Fifty three weeks, ladies and gentlemen. Do you know what this means? Absolutely nothing at all. Huzzah! Welcome to another edition of Go West!, your [sometimes] weekly column about new Japanese import games, Idea Factory, and high school k...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty-Two: OBJECTION!

Welcome to Go West! 52, the latest and greatest edition of your favorite [not] weekly column about Japanese video games. The middle of summer should mean a lack of good games to play, but alas, this week we have a few huge releases. Like dr...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty-One: The Floodgates Open

I feel like this is some kind of divine retribution for letting me off the hook over the past few weeks. Hello folks, and welcome to the 51st edition of Go West!, your (not) weekly column about Japanese import games. This week? Way more gam...

 
 
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Go West! Week Fifty: Video Game Idols and Walking Fish

The big fifty.  We did it, ladies and gentlemen. We made it to number fifty. That's a whole lot of Japanese games, and a ton of Idea Factory. Thanks guys and gals. I love you all very muchly. In more important news, Japanese games! Huz...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Nine: All the Shmups

Come one, come all! Welcome to the latest edition of Go West!, your [occasionally] weekly column about Japanese games that probably won't ever be released out west. This week? Uh... well, some games I guess.  In any case, let's make li...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Eight: A Tale of Angels and Demons

Welcome to Go West!, the weekly column about Japanese video games, cute 2D boys, and trying to overcome Idea Factory Stockholm syndrome. It's time to party! Why the jovial atmosphere you ask? The answer is rather simple, my dear Watson(s). ...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Seven: Summoning some Muv-Luv

Good day, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to the 47th edition of Go West!, your [not-so-weekly] column about Japanese import games and Idea Factory.  With the Golden Week rush having come and gone, Japan has once again settled into a mor...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Six: El Psy Congroo

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to a new edition of Go West!, your [almost] weekly column about the latest Japan-only games!  After nearly a month of light releases, we're finally back to normality this week with a whoppin...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Five: Slaying Dragons and Friendship

After a brief hiatus, Go West! is back to supply you with your [almost] weekly dose of Japanese games coverage! This week? Well... not a whole lot actually. At least my dear friends at Idea Factory give me some company. Yeah, it's been kind...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Four: Fate/Ninja Moon Types

Salutations, and welcome to Go West! 44, your [sometimes] weekly column about the latest games to hit store shelves in Japan. I'm your host, Elliot, and I'd like to take you on a magical journey into the deepest, darkest abysses of the Japa...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Three: Gotta go, gotta go

Welcome to the 43rd edition of Go West!, your weekly (sort of) column about Japanese video games, importing, Idea Factory, and one writer's love/hate relationship with the latter. This week, we've got another load of new releases that are b...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-Two: The Meaning of Life

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Go West!, Japanator's column about Japanese video games, imports, Idea Factory, and self inflicted pain! We've hit week 42, which means I should probably say something profound here. Video games sure are fun...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty-One: Professor Phantasy Boob Ninjas

Welcome back to Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games, Idea Factory, and boob ninjas. This week? Lots of games! Feels like it's been a while since we've had such a packed week. Edition 41 brings with it a host of big releases th...

 
 
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Go West! Week Forty: Hands on with Dragon Quest VII

Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 40th edition of Go West!, the weekly column about Japanese video games and self inflicted mental pain. I'd like to tell you that for this joyous milestone, there are dozens of Japanese game...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-Nine: So many visual novels

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese video games, and Idea Factory concoctions. While I'm sure you beautiful people noticed a lack of import love last week, fear not! I have returned from my deadly ba...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-Eight: Digimon are the champions

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to 2013's first edition of Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese video games, Idea Factory, and the guy suffering through it all. After a long holiday hiatus, I'm back with a meager list of new releases....

 
 
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Go West! The top import games of 2012

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a very special edition of Go West!. It's the holiday season, which means it's time for me to drop a list of the top five import games of the year. 2012 hosted a massive list of Japan-only games, many of whi...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-Seven: Trails in the Sky HD

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome back to another insanity filled edition of Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games and Idea Factory. This week sees a modest number of games hit store shelves, so there's plenty to talk about. Unfortu...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-Six: Games, games, games!

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to a jam packed edition of Go West!. Week 36 is practically leaking games from every single orifice, due in no small part to there being no Go West! last week. As a result, here I am buried under a metric ton ...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-Five: E.X. Chaos Troopers

Welcome back, ladies and gentlemen, to Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games and a man slowly descending into insanity. We've hit week 35, which means I'm one step closer to the edge, and I'm about to break.  Bad music...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-Three: Visual Novels for all

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another massive edition of Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games that will probably never get released out west.  This week saw a whopping bajillion visual novels hit store shelves, a few o...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-Two: A return to zero

Welcome to a ridiculously barren edition of Go West!, in which I go to the store and buy Tokitowa so that I can give you folks the coverage you want. We're talking about a three game kind of week, folks. That's not to take away from these r...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty-One: Image Epoch bravely tries again

Welcome folks to yet another edition of Go West!, in which I talk about the latest and greatest (worst) Japanese games on the market.  After taking a break last week due to a slim release schedule, we're back in full force with a stron...

 
 
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Go West! Week Thirty: Everybody wants a piece of Adol

Long time no read, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome back to the one and only (almost) weekly column about Japanese games, Go West!. With Tokyo Game Show behind us, I can finally move on with my life. Sort of. Huzzah! Fortunately, I picked a he...

 
 
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Go West! is on vacation

Normally this is the part of the post in which I'd be welcoming you all to Go West!. Unfortunately, as some of you might have noticed, the column still isn't up.  There's a reason for that. Tokyo Game Show is next week and we've been b...

 
 
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Go West! Week Twenty-Nine: Boob Ninjas & Divas

Welcome to yet another mind blowingly awesome week of Go West!, the only column in which you can read about one man's slow descent into insanity. And Japanese video games I guess. After weeks of slow releases, things have finally picked up....

 
 
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Go West! Week Twenty-Eight: Den Den Town

Long time no see, ladies and gentlemen! Welcome to another edition of Go West!, your weekly column about Japanese games and the poor fool who writes about them.  This month has been super light on releases, so this week in addition to ...

 
 
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Go West! Week Twenty-Six: Weirdest party ever

Welcome ladies, gentlemen and inanimate objects that have felt left out over the last 24 weeks! This is Go West!, your weekly column about new Japanese games and enjoying Elliot's pain and suffering.  This week is pretty slim on big re...

 
 
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Go West! Week Twenty-Five: Trails of Persona

Welcome ladies and gentlemen to another action packed week of cynical Japanese game commentary via your friendly neighborhood Go West!.  This week is a big one folks. Two fan favorites hit shelves on Thursday and are both guaranteed to...

 
 




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