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Sword & Fairy 6 Review

Sword & Fairy 6 felt like I had binge-watched 64 half an hour-long episodes of a Chinese fantasy drama TV series. Productions values may have been low and effects cheesy but the actors and actresses were beautiful and the story so gripping that I couldn’t stop myself.

Sword & Fairy 6 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

The Caligula Effect: Overdose Review

In many ways, The Caligula Effect: Overdose is refreshingly low-key and intelligent within its genre. It turns its obvious paragons into a personal drama of its own kind, choosing subtle while others swag, and going surprisingly deep while others pretend.

The Caligula Effect: Overdose Review

The Shapeshifting Detective Review

In the end, The Shapeshifting Detective will give you a solid mystery to solve with some unique story mechanics behind it. As a bonus, the game also has some great replayability as well, and it can be entertaining to see how one playthrough changes from the next.

The Shapeshifting Detective Review

The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Review

Enveloped in a nightmarish world and a gruesome gameplay gimmick, The Missing manages to tell a surprisingly human story about a young person’s search for identity.

The Missing: J.J. Macfield and the Island of Memories Review

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Review

Chamber of Time is slow-paced, looks a bit drab and it can be repetitive and awkward to play. In a way, it’s much like Akko herself. She’s far from perfect but spunky and open-hearted, making her irresistibly disarming. There’s a strong positive vibe going on that rubs on you, and it helps in overcoming the game’s shortcomings.

Little Witch Academia: Chamber of Time Review

The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones Review

I've always been a sucker for a good mystery story, no matter what type of media it comes in. Trying to figure out the various players and "whodunit" ahead of time is a thrill, and I always enjoy seeing a good mystery come together. That's why I took an interest in The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones, a new episodic story-based game from freshman developer Big Bad Wolf.

The Council: Episode 1 - The Mad Ones 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

Fe Review

Playing through Fe, it's clear pretty early on what the developers were shooting for. With its pastel polygonal landscape, hippy-dippy story elements and anthropomorphic animal leading character, Fe is supposed to hit many of the same notes as Journey, Ori, or a half dozen other indie darlings that tug at the heartstrings while we overlook some of the more underdeveloped mechanics.

Fe Review

Last Day of June Review

Imagine yourself being caught inside a lovely impressionist watercolor painting, where the denizens wordlessly tell a heart wrenching, emotionally charged story. With that in mind, you get the basic premise of The Last of June, a narrative-focused adventure game from the developers Ovosonico.

Last Day of June Review

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows Review

it doesn't have the deepest combat system out there, and its isometric graphics aren't what anyone would call top-notch (although both those things are solid for an indie title). But what it does have is a lot of HEART. The story is intriguing and well told and the audio is just fantastic. If you're looking for a song to get lost in, Maquerada may be just what you're looking for.

Masquerada: Songs and Shadows 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

Herald: An Interactive Period Drama Review

Fans of historical themes, story-rich adventures, and compelling characters need to look no further than Herald for a great new experience.

Herald: An Interactive Period Drama Review