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Nintendo Warrior. Fan of pretty much all game genres.

Carmageddon Reincarnation – Stainless Games Interview

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At this year’s EGX Rezzed (Eurogamer Expo) in Birmingham, I managed to sit down with Neil Barnden and Jason Garber of Stainless Games, a pair of gents who are well mannered, but hiding a deliciously dark sense of humour that becomes apparent in their games. We talked about Carmageddon Reincarnation, the fourth Carmageddon game, the [&hellip Read more

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Review – Soulless

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Tecmo‘s Ninja Gaiden series is long-running and well loved,  thanks mainly to a high difficulty level and emphasis on speed and combos. Ryu Hayabusa however takes a backseat and the protagonist this time is the anti-hero Yaiba, a ninja fuelled more by anger and revenge than anything else. Yaiba meets with Ryu in the game’s [&hellip Read more

The Witch and the Hundred Knight Review – Bewitching

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NIS America have been faithfully bringing us some of the most niche and unusual games Japan has to offer for years now and The Witch and the Hundred Knight is just another gem in the collection. A 3D dungeon crawler RPG, bursting with personality and a nice action-combat system, is one of the better dungeon [&hellip Read more

Suda 51′s Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day EU release date announced!

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In a press release this morning Bandai Namco announced that the highly anticipated action side-scroller Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day will be available from April 18th in Europe. Suda 51 has been producing this title, which is looking to be one of the more exciting 2D action titles of recent memory. Short Peace: RTLD [&hellip Read more

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Review

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Atelier is one of those game series’ that rarely ever makes its way to Europe, so seeing Atelier Escha & Logy on store shelves may come as a surprise to some. Well, don’t let the shock take you aback for too long because Atelier Escha & Logy is a cute JRPG about collecting, battling and [&hellip Read more

Tales of Symphonia Chronicles Review – Worth Telling

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It’s been over a decade since Tales of Symphonia was first released on the Gamecube and it is still the favourite JRPG of thousands of gamers worldwide, as many who have played it know. But the game industry has changed significantly in the last ten years, and gamer’s tastes have changed with it. Can Tales [&hellip Read more

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Review

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Let’s make one thing clear: the Donkey Kong Country series is one of the most unforgiving yet addictive 2D platformers ever to grace a console. Since the SNES days, this series has been showcasing graphical fidelity, incredible soundtracks and solid gameplay. This is Retro Studios’ second game in the series and it proves that they [&hellip Read more

Ys: Memories of Celceta Review – Ys, it’s great

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The cult phenomenon Ys is an odd one. Even some JRPG fans haven’t heard of it, despite the series stretching back to 1987, making it one of the oldest JRPG serieses which is still alive today. Ys: Memories of Celceta is an action-heavy JRPG, all with real time combat, dungeon exploration and your usual JRPG [&hellip Read more

Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z Review

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The Dragon Ball series has spawned near countless games, even more you’ve likely never heard of when it comes to Japan-exclusive titles. Luckily for Dragon Ball fans we get most of the games localised now, and Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z is the latest title in a long-running series of popular fighting games, only [&hellip Read more

DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc Review

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The somewhat obscure genre of “interactive novel” doesn’t come along very often, and we see translations of Japanese titles in this genre even less. Well, as luck would have it, DanganRonpa: Trigger Happy Havoc has finally hit Western shores, and it is a devilishly addictive story about school life, murder and knowing who to trust. [&hellip Read more

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