Tag Archives: NIS

Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star Plus coming this Summer!

The PlayStation Vita is getting another role-playing game in the form of Ar Nosurge: Ode to An Unborn Star Plus. It is set to hit the Vita on July 1st in Europe and July 2nd in North America.

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The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Review

NOT-SO-ROGUELIKE

What if God was one of us? It’s been 20 years since the question was asked in that one-hit wonder song by Joan Osborne, and now we finally have the answer! Turns out it involves God crawling through a series of randomly-generated dungeons, bludgeoning the life out of a legion of creatures too cute to be called monsters. At least, that’s how it seems in the new RPG from Nippon Ichi Software, The Awakened Fate Ultimatum. Does it blaspheme the name of the great roguelike genre, or will it convert you to a true believer? Continue reading The Awakened Fate Ultimatum Review

htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Review

FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION

When it comes to developing and planning video games, the puzzle genre is arguably the hardest to nail. It requires balancing the intellect of your audience with the difficulty of the puzzle — a proper puzzle will give players the pieces needed, challenge them, and bring an “Aha!” moment to tie everything together. While nearly all puzzle games make or break it based on the puzzles, htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary for PlayStation Vita is made artificially difficult by the plodding controls, making for one of the more painful games in recent memory. Continue reading htoL#NiQ: The Firefly Diary Review

Disgaea 5, Danganronpa: Another Episode and Rodea: The Sky Soldier Announced for the West

JRPG fans, it’s time to get excited!  Continue reading Disgaea 5, Danganronpa: Another Episode and Rodea: The Sky Soldier Announced for the West

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

MONOKUMA IS BACK AND NOTHING IS SAFE!

 

The beach is super nice this time of year.  Nothing’s better than attending a school trip with 15 of your friends at an oddly abandoned beach resort and trying to connect with each other… YEA RIGHT! Continue reading Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review