Bright Shades of Grey: Yakuza Like a Dragon’s Heart and Shine + GIVEAWAY

That magical time is here, y’all: Yakuza: Like a Dragon has arrived! And what a magical time it is, because Like a Dragon cast a captivating spell on the masses that has them hooked on the game. Even when I went to Target to run some necessary errands, they were sold out of the game, which is something I haven’t seen any other Yakuza game do (at least in my neck of the woods). Everyone’s hooked, and there’s a convincing reason for that: the game’s just THAT good! I’d already played a bit of the

Preview: Yakuza: Like a Dragon Is a Fun & Addicting Quest

Ah, there’s nothing quite like strolling down the streets of Kamurocho while armed with a bicycle, ready to unleash some mayhem to the poor fools who were itching for a fight. For friends and long-time followers, the fact that I love the Yakuza series is no secret; I’ve built most of my streaming history playing the games, starting with Yakuza 0 and working my way through the series since. Last year I even had a chance to review Judgment, and really enjoyed the chance to see the world of Kamuroc

Vanillaware’s 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim is a Love Letter to Sci-Fi

What time is it? What day is it? What year is it? The passage of time really is a tricky thing. That’s especially true today more than ever as we’re still mostly working and studying from home in this pandemic. Putting around 10 hours into playing 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, I realized something: this game is a love letter, written by Vanillaware on behalf of science fiction, and sent directly to me personally. This is a love letter for me, to remind me of the things I love about my favorite scienc

Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore Is Sweet Music to Our Ears

When the collaboration of Shin Megami Tensei and Fire Emblem was originally announced for the Wii U, no one really seemed to expect what we got: an idol based role playing game featuring Fire Emblem characters as pseudo-Personas! Unfortunately, the game was first released at the end of the Wii U life cycle, meaning it didn’t get the attention it deserved. Curious if you should grab Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore for the first time, or play it again? Hit the jump to find out!

Sega Ages Brings the Arcade Glory Days to Your Switch

If you happened to miss out on the heyday of arcades, or simply just want to revisit old classics, the SEGA AGES line has you covered. But don’t expect these modern renditions to go easy on you; you’ll get the full arcade experience, but for far less quarter munching and eye strain! Curious to know how Space Harrier and Puyo Puyo fare on the Switch and if it’s worth your time and money to pick up these classics?

Fantastic Fighting Action in Arc System Works’ Granblue Fantasy Versus Closed Beta

When I was a kid, one of the most fun ideas around the lunch table was talking about who would win in a fight between favorite characters from various TV shows, anime, and other media. After discovering my love of fighting games, I started talking with people not just about who would win, but how would they play in a fighting game based around their property; who would have what types of moves, what would the system be like, all of those conversations of what-ifs and if-onlys seemed totally fanciful. After all, fighting games were usually original properties, and the history of most licensed fighting games was generally pretty grim. That all changed when Capcom branched out into their VS. series, bringing comic book characters and video game characters to their fighting game engines, giving us amazing titles like Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Nintendo gave us even more food for thought with the Smash Bros. series, pitting fan favorite Nintendo characters against each other in four player brawls. NetherRealms followed suit, giving us the Injustice series, and recently Arc System Works got in on the action with the Persona 4 Arena titles. The rebirth of fighting games seems to be now, and what better time to reignite those debates of “who would win” than with a game filled to the brim with colorful, unique characters: Granblue Fantasy!

Puzzle Combat Brawls Await in Puyo Puyo Champions!

Puyo Puyo is perhaps one of the longest running puzzle franchises aside from Tetris, but it has never had an easy path to popularity and success outside of Japan. One of the first iterations of the game got renamed to Doctor Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine, and releases of the series have been somewhat sporadic ever since, finding its home with maniac puzzle game fans who enjoyed a challenge and battling with their friends.

Hold it!! Ace Attorney is Back, and We’ve Updated the Court Records!

When Capcom offered me a chance to review Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, I have to admit that I did a little fist pump at my desk. Ace Attorney is a series that’s very dear to me, and in many personal ways is responsible for where I am today; without it, I would have probably never met many of the important people in my life, or maybe even be working here! So it was with excitement that I jumped back into the original trilogy of games on the PS4 to take a look at how the games have held u
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