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Senran Kagura Peach Ball Review

Senran Kagura Peach Ball is one of those “You got chocolate in my peanut butter/You got peanut butter in my chocolate” moments you don’t see often in video games. It combines the unapologetic lewd and silly nature of the franchise with the thrill and unpredictable excitement that I love about pinball.

Senran Kagura Peach Ball Review

Fate/EXTELLA LINK Review

Despite the general low budget feel and repetitive gameplay, I enjoyed my time with Fate/Extella Link. The game provides a solid, streamlined experience worth playing for fans of the series.

Fate/EXTELLA LINK Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

The game remains as strong as it has been and comes strongly recommended for any JRPG enthusiast looking for a cracking yarn to spend time with.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Review

In many ways, Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal presents a win-win situation; it’s undoubtedly the best game in the franchise and as it happens, also an excellent introduction to the wacky world of sexy shinobi girls.

Senran Kagura Burst Re:Newal Review

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

In the intro cutscene of Ys: Memories of Celceta, however, the first thing we see is a ridiculously badly animated low poly cat, passing the series mainstay Adol who drags himself through box-headed, expressionless NPC characters. Oh no, I thought. Not a very good first impression at all.

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review

Scarlet Curiosity is the video game equivalent of comfort food. It is an experience with little substance, but I still wholeheartedly enjoyed it.

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Review

Bullet Witch Review

I found Bullet Witch refreshing among modern games that are so polished to the perfection that they have lost all personality in the process. Sure, Bullet Witch can be seen as camp by today’s standards, but that’s the gist of it - or maybe I just have better resilience as a veteran player.

Bullet Witch Review

Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash Review

The improbably large-breasted shinobi girls from Senran Kagura series are back, but not wielding swords or ninja arts. Instead, they grab water guns for some frenzied water tagging in a tournament after a promise of winners getting anything they could possibly want. The premise is just as silly as it sounds and a good excuse to flash the girls’ expanded funbags, almost bursting out of their teeny-weeny bikini tops. But really, under excessive boobs galore of Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash, there’s actually a cool and addictive game and not just something to ogle at. Even though it’s most definitely ogle-worthy too!

Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IIis a heavyweight JRPG with plentiful narrative, detailed plot, rich characterization and intricate combat system.

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II Review

Zwei: The Arges Adventure Review

After releasing Nihon Falcom’s action JRPG Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection to the western audience late last year, XSEED is back with another iteration of Zwei. The funny thing is, Zwei: The Arges Adventure is actually the first game in the two-part series and dates way back to 2001 in Japan for home computers.

Zwei: The Arges Adventure Review

Ys SEVEN Review

But above all, Ys SEVEN hooks in with its simple and blistering fast gameplay, ensuring it’s always fun to do the necessary grinding to keep up with the numerous boss fights. I enjoyed every minute - and there were lots of those minutes - with Adol and his friends.

Ys SEVEN Review

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

What The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel may lack in production values, it makes up for in the richness and depth in its unpretentious and diverse narrative. That makes following Rean and his friends during their year of study uncannily engaging entertainment. I can’t think of any better way to get acquainted with The Legend of Heroes series than this. The only thing bothering me right now is how long I have to wait for the second part!

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel Review

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity

This is the story of Remilia and her faithful assistant, Sakuya. It’s not exactly fun, but it’s mildly entertaining for at least a little bit of your time. With such a demanding price tag though, there is very little reason to pick up Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity.

Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

With its attitudes towards sex and the female form, it is clear that Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus won’t be for everyone. While there is no nudity to speak of (any accidental glimpses behind censored filters reveals Barbie doll-like anatomy), it’s bawdy sense of humor more than justifies a Mature rating. 

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus brought a lot of change to the series by integrating a 3D world into the experience. Many of the old problems that were previously seen in Burst are still present however, including things like repetition and performance issues. The camera in Shinovi Versus also creates some problems when it comes to the gameplay, and those complications should have been ironed out before the release of the title. Even though Shinovi Versus has some issues it still remains fun to play thanks to all of the unique characters, combat system, and amount of collectibles. If fan service and beat-‘em-ups are up your alley, then Shinovi Versus is a game worth checking out.

Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus