Developer: Spike Chunsoft Publisher: NIS America Platform: PC (Steam) Price: $29.99
Danganronpa was reviewed due to a code received from the publisher, NIS America.
Danganronpa does something truly fascinating. It features such brutality mixed with utterly goofy antics spliced with various genres including social sims, murder mystery along with a bit of Phoenix Wright courtroom drama for good measure. If this is how good visual novels can be then it should come as no surprise that more titles are making their way across the ocean.
I’ll fully admit to being entirely new to Visual Novels. It is an oddity considering how many video games from Japanese [...]
Title: Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance Developer: Nippon Ichi Software, Inc. Publisher: NIS America, Inc. Release Date: October 6, 2015 (NA) | October 9, 2015 (EU) Price: $59.99/£59.99 Platform: PlayStation 4
A review code was provided by the publisher, for the purposes of this review.Let’s Take A Trip to Grind Town
Disgaea, the long-standing Strategy RPG series that has roots going all the way back to the PlayStation 2 days, puts its players through the wringer. Few gaming experiences are quite as unique as the one that the original provided me long ago. In a time when I wasn’t dealing with multiple jobs, hard pressed to find even the time to [...]
Developer: Experience Inc. Publisher: NIS America Platform: Playstation Vita Price: $39.99
A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of this review by the publisher.
The Wizardy franchise is one near and dear to my heart. It, along with the Ultima series, helped to shape the entire roleplaying genre in the medium for years to come. The first-person dungeon crawling of the former stuck around well into the 1990’s even with the star of the CPRG genre fading into obscurity. Both series developed slavish following across the seas in Japan, though, and helped to influence an entire generation of developers. The beginnings of my other great love, JRPGs, can be [...]
The sixth entry in the long running Disgaea series is coming to the PS4 later this year. But for those of you who can’t wait to experience the series usual blend of clever gags and hellish combat, we’ve got you covered with a round of character profiles showcasing the game’s oddball cast of demons.
First up, we have Disgaea 5‘s main character, the revenge-seeking demon, Killia.
Next we have the beautiful and haughty princess Seraphina of the nation of Gorgeous, the richest land in all the world.
Do you like bunny girls? Because Nippion Ichi sure does, as we can see as we move on to Usalia, the heir to the Toto Bunny who is [...]
Nippon Ichi’s post-apocalyptic dungeon crawler Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy hits stores today with both a digital and physical release for the Playstation Vita. In this first person sci-fi adventure, players take on the role of a member of the Xth Squad—a group of teenagers modified to fight against genetically engineered monsters known as Variants. In addition to the monsters flooding the world, these brave adventurers will also have to contend with portals opening all over the city that lead to a strange dimension known as the “Abyss.”
What’s a species to do in the face of all of these horrors? Well, of course we assemble the above-mentioned [...]
The hit visual novel series from Spike Chunsoft known as Danganronpa branches out into the action genre this September with Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls. In this spinoff, you will play as both Komaru Naegi and Toko Fukawa as they attempt to escape from the deadly depths of Towa City. It seems the city has been overrun by a group calling themselves the Warriors of Hope. The only way out? Slash your way through a seemingly endless supply of the bear-like creature known as Monokuma. Along the way, you must uncover the truth behind the mysterious forces that have taken hold of the city, and hopefully survive while you’re at it.
Aside from your trusty blade, players [...]
Title: Criminal Girls: Invite Only Developer: Imageepoch Publisher: NIS America Platforms: PS Vita, Playstation TV Price: $39.99 Release Date: February 3, 2015
A copy of the game was provided for the purposes of this review.
The first day on the job can be brutal. Most jobs aren’t quite this tough, though. You’re in Hell. Literally. No. You’re not dead, man. You’re just in a sort of slumber. Now dust yourself off and report for duty. First impressions are a big deal and, well, the delinquents in your charge aren’t too impressed. They’re all insubordinate in some form or fashion though a few are much more vocal than the others. Your [...]
Game: htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Platform: PS Vita (PlaystationTV compatible) Price: $19.99 Release Date: February 24, 2015
A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review.All Alone in the World
A girl awakens on December 31, 9999 to a broken world. The meek have not inherited the Earth. The shadows do not linger quietly any longer. Nightmarish creatures inhabit them now. But the light isn’t gone yet, for it seeks to lead this sliver of a human through the ruins of Man’s folly. This mere waif, with branches sprouting from her head, not only seeks to find out just [...]