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Minecraft: Slime Edition
November 28, 2016 - This latest Dragon Quest spin-off is heavily inspired by the popularity of Minecraft. However, does it do enough to entice players who aren't as interested in the open-world block-building genre?
Read more: Dragon Quest Builders Review
One day pen pal, next day detective
November 16, 2016 - I was intrigued by Root Letter as soon as I saw it being compared to the Phoenix Wright games. As a visual novel that prides itself on its similarities to such an awesome series, how well does it live up to its promise?
Read more: Root Letter Review
A hollow afterlife
October 29, 2016 - It's always interesting to experience a new JRPG franchise. On the surface, Exist Archive boasts beautiful looking environments with an eclectic cast of characters but does the gameplay live up to its imaginative world?
Read more: Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky Review
Prepare to be condescended to
October 17, 2016 - A detective novel by the developers of Hotel Dusk and Last Window sounds promising. But how does it hold up with so many similar titles that are also available for 3DS?
Read more: Chase: Cold Case Investigations - Distant Memories Review
A grand ghostly adventure
October 11, 2016 - Jibanyan and Whisper pair up yet again to bring a brand new fantastical tale set in a colourful world to your 3DS. However, does Level-5 do enough to ensure the formula doesn't become repetitive?
Read more: Yo-Kai Watch 2: Fleshy Souls Review
A trip to Tokyo that'll make you smirk
September 21, 2016 - Flynn and friends are back with a second title set in the world of Shin Megami Tensei IV's post-apocalyptic Tokyo. The war continues between Merkabah and Lucifer and it's up to you to play through the new protagonist's story and find out who will reign supreme over the desolate world.
Read more: Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review
Keep Faith alive
September 16, 2016 - Now that Mirror's Edge is a series, I replayed the original and cataloged all of the differences in the two games. Here, I outline what I think the original Mirror's Edge got right and how Catalyst took a few too many steps backwards.
Read more: Mirror's Edge Needs to Go Back to Its Roots
Steering the ship off course
August 13, 2016 - This latest Star Ocean game has been highly anticipated given its seven year gap since the previous installment. Seeing as it's the series' first release on the PlayStation 4, how well does the established franchise hold up against other recent JRPGs?
Read more: Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness Review
Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem is finally here and it's awesome!
July 30, 2016 - Shin Megami Tensei returns in this spin-off JRPG complete with a new world and cast of characters unlike any in the series. But how engaged will it keep loyal fans and does it do enough to set itself apart from the main franchise?
Read more: Tokyo Mirage Sessions FE Review
A semblance of a game
June 26, 2016 - Konami's PT popularized a new game genre; one filled with puzzles that gaming communities work together to collectively figure out. Asemblance is in the same vein, but does it manage to deliver a satisfying experience once all's said and done?
Read more: Asemblance Review
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