I'm a huge fan of Japanese games and an aspiring game designer. I play literally every game genre. I also like retro games and miss the challenge that they once had. This is the reason why I love doujin games because they bring back that challenging aspect of retro games while innovating upon it.

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

Review: The Witch and the Hundred Knight

on April 16th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Until the release of Diablo III late last year, console gamers didn’t exactly have a lot of similar titles to choose from. Brought by NIS America…

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Natural Doctrine getting a western release

Natural Doctrine getting a western release

on April 14th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Out this month in Japan Natural Doctrine has an interesting take on the classic tactical RPG genre. You are allowed free movement of your characters reminiscent…

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New Trailer for Hotaru no Nikki

New Trailer for Hotaru no Nikki

on April 10th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Nippon Ichi Software brings us another interesting title called Hotaru no Nikki, or Firefly’s Diary. Hotaru no Nikki takes place on December 31 in the year 9999….

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Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties

Review: Deception IV: Blood Ties

on March 31st, 2014 | No Comments

Released as Kagero: Dark Side Princess in Japan, Deception IV: Blood Ties come from a very unique lineage of trap games. Here instead of directly attacking…

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Half-Minute Hero 2 Western release incoming

Half-Minute Hero 2 Western release incoming

on March 28th, 2014 | No Comments

Its been over four years since the original Half-Minute Hero made its way to the west. Japan got the sequel in 2011. but because of the…

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Review: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

Review: Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z

on March 21st, 2014 | No Comments

This game starts with our protagonist, Yaiba, facing off against Hayabusa and shortly after getting sliced in half. This is an excellent foreshadowing of what you…

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Review: Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

Review: Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

on March 17th, 2014 | No Comments

Released by Tecmo Koei exclusively for the PlayStation 3, Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the fifth Atelier title in the series…

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Mugen Souls Z coming on 20th May

Mugen Souls Z coming on 20th May

on March 10th, 2014 | 39 Comments

The original Mugen Souls was an interesting game. While it had its fair share of issues, the silliness of the whole plot combined with a deep…

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Akiba’s Trip finally coming to the West

Akiba’s Trip finally coming to the West

on March 5th, 2014 | 52 Comments

Akiba’s Trip or Akiba Strip, as I like to call it, is finally getting a western release. Akiba’s Strip 2 was released last November in Japan for…

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The Guided Fate Paradox gets a sequel

The Guided Fate Paradox gets a sequel

on March 4th, 2014 | 54 Comments

Nippon Ichi Software just announced “The Guided Fate Cross Thesis” in this month’s Famitsu magazine. The game will be out in Japan on the 24th of July, exclusively…

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