Tag Archives: PS Vita

I Am Setsuna review
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I Am Setsuna review

[Reviewed on PS4] Imitation, so the proverb goes, is the sincerest form of flattery. So if the JRPG veterans that are Chrono Trigger and the early Final Fantasies had faces, they’d almost certainly be blushing. Tokyo Game Factory’s debut game makes its mimicry clear from the outset – and there...

Severed review
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Severed review

Beautiful, bold and eerily haunting, Severed puts us in the samurai shoes of Sasha, a young warrior who we meet as she staggers home, clutching the bloodied stump that was her right arm. To add insult to injury she finds her house in ruins and family missing, the fate of...

Nuclear Throne review
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Nuclear Throne review

[Reviewed on PC] Nuclear Throne is psychological torture in game form. All it wants to do is punish you, yet you’ll keep coming back for more. It’s like reeling at the smell of a particularly pungent cheese, but you can’t help but have just one more sniff. Nuclear Throne is...

Sword Art Online: Lost Song review
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Sword Art Online: Lost Song review

[Reviewed on PS4] To label Sword Art Online: Lost Song as one of the most generic JRPGs out there would be to do the term ‘generic JRPG’ an injustice. That would make SOA:LS peers with, say, Tales Of Zestiria, and at least there’s some fun to be had from that...

Persona 4: Dancing All Night review
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Persona 4: Dancing All Night review

There’s a simplicity to Persona 4: Dancing All Night that treads the line between choreographic genius and rhythm game fury. The presentation of the game is impeccable – you’d be forgiven for thinking this was a ‘full’ console release, rather than for a handheld console: the character models (remade specifically...

Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1: The Order Of The Stone
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Minecraft: Story Mode Episode 1: The Order Of The Stone

Minecraft: Story Mode is another triumph for Telltale Games, and it’s a surprising one. It should never have worked, which is essentially the unofficial company line for Telltale. The studio takes concepts you could never imagine being draped over its aging adventure game skeleton, and transforms the covered bones into...

J-Stars Victory VS+ review
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J-Stars Victory VS+ review

A breezy and mechanically simplistic offering that occasionally entertains almost despite itself, J-Stars Victory VS+ is fan service at its loosest and laziest. Part meandering, low-stakes adventure game and part rambunctious brawler, it’s an outing defined by its incessant stop-start nature; a facet that illustrates that its ideal home is...

Steins;Gate review
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Steins;Gate review

The visual novel is an interesting style of game – an ostensibly Japanese curio that’s increasingly gaining traction in the mainstream (that is to say, outside of the hardcore JRPG/anime audience). The terribly stylised Steins;Gate is a prime example of this – offering up enough of the genre’s bizarre storytelling...