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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 7:36 pm
 
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Topic: News: Shin Megami Tensei V ~ Vengeance Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch, PS4, And PS5! Releasing This Summer!
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News: Shin Megami Tensei V ~ Vengeance Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch, PS4, And PS5! Releasing This Summer!


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Taste Sweet Vengeance On The Switch This Summer!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Shin-m10

Atlus announced that a new updated version of Shin Megami Tensei V will be releasing on Switch, PS4, and PS5 on June 21st 2024 during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase! This is essentially the "Golden or Royal" equivalent of the game and will have new characters, locations, and story scenes throughout the game as well as an entirely new epilogue chapter. Unfortunately it likely means that the new content will only be available if you purchase this version of the game rather than as DLC for the original Shin Megami Tensei V. You can watch the announcement trailer below!



What do you think of this exciting announcement? Would you prefer this to be offered as traditional DLC instead of a separate release? As always, be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Atlus #SMTV #Nintendo #Switch #Retail #eShop #PS4 #PS5 #PSN #JRPG

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 6:33 pm
 
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Topic: News: Super Monkey Ball ~ Banana Rumble Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Out This Year!
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News: Super Monkey Ball ~ Banana Rumble Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Out This Year!


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Banana Rrrrrrruuuuuummmmmmble!

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During this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, SEGA announced a new Super Monkey Ball game! The game is titled, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Rumble and is the third entry in the long-running series available on the Nintendo Switch. The game will feature over 200 stages, four player local and online multiplayer, and 16 player battle mayhem in certain modes online! The announcement trailer can be watched below!



What did you think of this announcement and are you looking forward to more banana rolling multiplayer mayhem that this series is known for? As always, be sure to leave us a response in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #SEGA #SuperMonkeyBall #Switch #Retail #eShop #Party #Multiplayer

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 6:24 pm
 
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Topic: News: Microsoft Will Be Releasing Grounded On Nintendo Switch Later This Spring!
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News: Microsoft Will Be Releasing Grounded On Nintendo Switch Later This Spring!


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Don't Let Those Bugs Ground You!

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Microsoft's Xbox Game Studios announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase, that their multiplayer survival adventure title Grounded will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on April 16th 2024! The announcement trailer can be watched below if you're interested in learning more about this game!



What do you think of this announcement? Also did you think that this would be one of the games Microsoft would bring over to the Nintendo Switch? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Microsoft #XboxGameStudios #Grounded #Switch #Retail #eShop #Survival #Adventure #Multiplayer

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 6:15 pm
 
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Topic: News: Surprise! A Unicorn Overlord Demo Is Available Now!
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News: Surprise! A Unicorn Overlord Demo Is Available Now!


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The Overlord of All Demos!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Unicor10

It was revealed during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that a free demo of Atlus and Vanillaware's strategy RPG Unicorn Overlord would be made available today! The demo has since been made available on the Nintendo eShop so if you want a taste of the game early you can try it out now!

Do you plan to purchase this title, and have you tried out the demo yet? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Atlus #Vanillaware #Switch #Retail #eShop #Demo #Strategy #RPG #SRPG

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 3:30 pm
 
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Topic: News: Disney Epic Mickey ~ Rebrushed Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Releasing This Year!
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News: Disney Epic Mickey ~ Rebrushed Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch! Releasing This Year!


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Repainted Adventure!

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A remaster of Disney Epic Mickey was announced earlier today during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase! Titled Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed the remaster boasts enhanced visuals, reworked controls, and new skills and reworked levels that are sure to greatly enhance the game's overall experience when compared to its Wii original release! You can also watch the official reveal trailer below!



What do you think of this upcoming remaster? As always, feel free to leave your feedback in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #Disney #MickeyMouse #Adventure #Switch #Retail #eShop #Remaster #Port

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:28 pm
 
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Topic: News: Sword Art Online ~ Fractured Daydream Announced For Nintendo Switch!
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News: Sword Art Online ~ Fractured Daydream Announced For Nintendo Switch!


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Death Game Daydream!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Sword-13

Bandai Namco announced during today's Nintendo Direct that a new Sword Art Online game will be dropping onto the Nintendo Switch later this year! You can watch the announcement trailer below to find out a bit about the game, not much else is known except that this game will heavily focus on dungeon raids.



What do you think about this upcoming title? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #BandaiNamco #SAO #JRPG? #Switch #Retail #eShop

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:15 pm
 
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Topic: News: Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Release Date Announced For October!
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News: Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time Release Date Announced For October!


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Time Piracy!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Gg3oab10

Level 5 has announced during this morning's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that Fantasy Life i: The Girl Who Steals Time will be releasing on Nintendo Switch on October 10th 2024! You can watch the new trailer below!



What do you think of the October release of this title? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments below!

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#NintendoDirect #Level5 #Switch #Retail #eShop #JRPG #Simulation #Casual

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:08 pm
 
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Topic: News: Monster Hunter Stories 1 Is Dropping Onto Nintendo Switch This Summer!
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News: Monster Hunter Stories 1 Is Dropping Onto Nintendo Switch This Summer!


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Ride-On...To Nintendo Switch!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Monste10

It was announced in today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase that Capcom will be releasing the original Monster Hunter Stories on the Nintendo Switch this Summer! The game will have revamped graphics, full English and Japanese voice acting, and will include the previously Japan exclusive title updates from the 3DS version of the game! You can watch the announcement trailer below:



What do you think of this announcement? Will you be getting this title when it drops on Switch this Summer? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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#NintendoDirect #MHS #Switch #Port #Remaster #JRPG #eShop #Retail

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by KeAfan7
on February 21st 2024, 1:02 pm
 
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Topic: News: Endless Ocean ~ Luminous Set To Launch On Nintendo Switch This May!
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News: Endless Ocean ~ Luminous Set To Launch On Nintendo Switch This May!


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Swimming With The Fishies!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Endles10

Nintendo announce during today's Nintendo Direct Partner Showcase presentation that the third entry in the Endless Ocean series, titled Endless Ocean: Luminous will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on May 2nd of 2024! The game will feature over 500 different aquatic animals and will have 30 player co-op online which will require a Nintendo Switch Online subscription to access.

The announcement trailer can be watched below:



What do you think of this announcement? Let us know in our comments below!

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#NintendoDirect #Nintendo #EndlessOcean #Switch #Retail #eShop #Simulation #Casual

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by KeAfan7
on February 12th 2024, 12:51 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Octopath Traveler (Switch Retail)
Replies: 10
Views: 633

Review: Octopath Traveler (Switch Retail)


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Eight Paths One Exciting Journey!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Octopa10

Developed by Acquire Corp on behalf of Square Enix and published in the Western hemisphere by Nintendo, Octopath Traveller is an open-ended sandbox JRPG with 2D-HD visuals that has you play as one of eight protagonists and experience the game's world through their point of view with all eight stories intersecting at various points in the game in any order you desire! Is this enough to make this title a timeless classic? No, but it's a very fun game in its own right and here's why:

Topics tagged under retail on  Large_83

The story in Octopath Traveler may not be the most thrilling as a game like Final Fantasy, but the interconnected storylines of all 8 main cast members is still quite enjoyable to watch unfold and will definitely make you love each and every one of the protagonists! The gameplay is excellent with a similar battle system to Bravely Default's except a bit more simplistic.

Octopath Traveler's open-endedness is one of its greatest strengths though seeing the prologue and ending of every story requires 8 playthroughs which is a bit much and left a bit of a sour taste in our mouths, but otherwise the 100+ hours we spent with this game was an absolute blast! The controls are unsurprisingly intuitive and easy to learn, and the game's difficulty is fairly balanced, but does see a difficulty spike in the final chapter of each protagonist's story.

Topics tagged under retail on  Large_84

The audiovisual-presentation in Octopath Traveler is absolutely breathtaking with gorgeous character and enemy designs, beautiful backgrounds in the world's many locations that pop in HD, and superb weather, lighting, and spell effects that look simply amazing on an HDTV!

The voice acting is also pretty enjoyable and the sound effects are quite nicely done as well, while the music is quite varied and fits the mood of the game like a glove! Overall we think this is by FAR the game's strongest point!

Topics tagged under retail on  Octopa11

Bottom-Line: With an enjoyable interwoven story, excellent gameplay, intuitive controls, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Octopath Traveler for the Nintendo Switch is an amazing JRPG that is not to be missed, however having to play the game 8 times to experience everything is a bit too much work and as such we did dock the score a tiny bit, but overall we highly recommend the game to all fans of the genre!

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by KeAfan7
on October 30th 2023, 11:17 am
 
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Topic: Review: Company of Heroes Collection (Switch Retail)
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Review: Company of Heroes Collection (Switch Retail)


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Heroes Making A Splash On The Other Side of The "Big Pond"!

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Developed by Feral Interactive and published by SEGA, Company of Heroes  for the Nintendo Switch is yet another so-called impossible port for the Nintendo Switch, but in a different way than usual. Having been initially a PC game, the UI, hotkeys, and much more had to be optimized for the Nintendo Switch's array of controllers, did Feral Interactive hit the mark with this port? We think so and here's why:

Topics tagged under retail on  Review10

The story in this real-time SRPG is great and seems to be a fairly accurate representation of war which is what you'd expect from a veteran development team. The gameplay is fantastic with a ton of strategic options at your disposal which can make or break your bid to survive the game's challenging battles victorious! The game has tons of content with dozens of hours of challenging stages.

The game is also quite challenging at times so don't expect the game to be a cakewalk. The controls are actually pretty good and made the transition from PC to controller quite well with great button-mapping and responsive feedback. Overall this aspect of the game is near-flawless!

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The audiovisual-presentation in Company of Heroes: Collection is pretty good for such an old title, with good world design, and fantastic special effects for a game of its time. The character models are a bit low-poly, but that's to be expected. The battlefields are also quite large and look nicely detailed. As for the audio-presentation? The sound effects and voice overs are excellent, and the soundtrack is pretty good as well if a bit limited.

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Bottom-Line: With accurate and enjoyable story-telling, great gameplay, superb controls, and an excellent audiovisual-presentation, Company of Heroes: Collection for the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic Real-Time SRPG that no adult gamer should miss out on and as such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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by KeAfan7
on October 24th 2023, 11:44 am
 
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Topic: Review: Disgaea 7 ~ Vows of The Virtueless (Switch Retail)
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Views: 1377

Review: Disgaea 7 ~ Vows of The Virtueless (Switch Retail)


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It's Prinny Making A Splash d00d!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Disgae11

Developed by Nippon Ichi Software and published by NIS America, Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless is the latest entry in the long-running Strategy RPG series and is a return to greatness for the franchise with great gameplay and a story that will have fans grinning from ear-to-ear. Is this enough to recommend the game? Absolutely, and here's why:

Topics tagged under retail on  Disgae12

The story in Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless is amazing with tons of references to past entries in the series and a strong cast of quirky and lovable characters causing mischief and mayhem in their wake! The gameplay is also fantastic with tweaked battlefield features as well as gigantification which allows your characters to grow to unimaginable sizes to wreak havoc on the battlefield for a limited time.

The controls are responsive and easy to learn and the game is a time-sink to complete! While you can beat the story in a couple dozen hours if you try to power through the game, in order to do everything it'll take players upwards to hundreds of hours!

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As for the audiovisual-presentation of Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless? They are fantastic with gorgeous story backgrounds, gorgeous 3D characters, and eye-popping special effects. While there are some slight fram-rate dips, the game runs quite a bit better than Disgaea 6 did on the Nintendo Switch!

As for the audio side of things? The voice acting is great in a 90's Saturday morning cartoon sort of way which fits this kind of game perfectly! The music and sound effects also hit the right notes and give this game a lot of character!

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Bottom-Line: With and amazing story, awesome gameplay, flawless controls, and a fantastic audiovisual presentation, Disgaea 7: Vows of The Virtueless is one Strategy RPG on the Nintendo Switch that is an absolute must for all fans of the genre and as such we give the game a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¾ 9.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on October 9th 2023, 9:37 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Taito Milestones II (Switch Retail)
Replies: 22
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Review: Taito Milestones II (Switch Retail)


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An Impressive Milestone Has Splashed Onto Switch!

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Developed by TAITO & Hamster Corporation, and published by ININ Games, with public relations by PR Hound, Taito Milestones II is a fantastic collection of Taito arcade classics that were classics in their heyday! But do these titles and this collection as a whole still hold up as great games today? We think so and here's why:

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Taito Milestones II has a wide-array of enjoyable arcade games from Taito's back-catalogue including hits such as New Zealand Story, Metal Black, and Darius II, which as a whole are a much better selection than what we saw in the previous Taito Milestones collection. The games are perfectly emulated and run just as they did back in the arcades, but are quite bare-bones with very little bonus features and content which is a shame, but certainly not a deal-breaker by any means.

The controls are quite responsive and easy to learn which is always a good thing while the menus and UI are easy to navigate and read. The games on offer should give players dozens of hours of gameplay value, more if you like going for the highest scores you can!

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As for the audiovisual-presentation, everything looks crisp and are well-emulated with a great frame-rate and no artifacting or screen-tearing which obviously is what you'd hope for in a premium retro game compilation title like this. The menu sounds are great as are the the sound effects and music in most of the titles. We feel the audiovisual-presentation in Taito Milestones II deserves a nearly perfect grade as it's exceptional for sure!

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Bottom-Line: With a great selection of classic arcade titles with superb gameplay and excellent emulation, responsive controls, and an overall amazing audiovisual-presentation, Taito Milestones II for the Nintendo Switch is a good arcade game compilation and as such we give the software a good level of recommendation to all fans of retro arcade games!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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by KeAfan7
on September 12th 2023, 2:36 pm
 
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Topic: Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails Into Reverie (PS4 Retail)
Replies: 41
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Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails Into Reverie (PS4 Retail)


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A Perfect Feeling of Reverie!

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Developed by Nihon Falcom Games and published by NIS America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie is the continuation and ending point for the main plot from the Sky trilogy, Crossbell dualogy, and Cold Steel quadralogy, and boy does it live up to its hype! Continue reading our review to find out why we think Reverie is by far the best game in the entire series thus-far!

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The story in Trails Into Reverie is peak fiction in so many ways, but without spoiling things or going into crazy details about the insanity that is this game's crazy-good plot, but we can tell you the way that it's handled is radically different from previously released titles in the series in the most interesting ways possible in our opinions!

The game's story is split into three split paths that converge at points which leads to some extremely stellar plot-twists and storytelling unlike anything we've seen before in the Trails series! The gameplay has several new nuances as well including a roguelike dungeon called The True Reverie Corridor as well as a new group skill feature that allows all party, reserve, and guest characters attack, use arts, or heal all at once! These new features add a new layer of complexity to the series' already brilliant combat which is fantastic to say the least!

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The game also has self-contained minigames and fully voiced side-stories in the form of Daydreams, these mysterious tales must be unlocked later on in the game's story, but to detail how, where, and why would be delving into spoiler territory so we'll leave it up to you to find out!

The controls in the game are pretty snappy and easy to use which is always a good thing, of course and the game's difficulty is much more challenging than previous games in the series "especially at higher difficulty levels" so expect to struggle at times if you try to play on Nightmare or Abyss difficulty! The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie is also a fair bit shorter than other Trails games, clocking in at around 60 hours in length, however doing all of the side content, minigames, and post-game as well, will likely take 150-200 hours to complete making this a rather beefy game to say the least!

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The visuals in Reverie are a HUGE step-up from the previous games in the series, with a better frame-rate, better lighting and shadow effects, vastly superior special effects, a decent jump in texture quality from Trails of Cold Steel IV. There's also a cutscene in the game that showcases Kuro No Kiseki's graphics engine which looks insanely good and pushes the PS4's capabilities much further than any previous game in the series that has been localized so far!

As for the soundtrack? It's filled to the brim with banger after banger of absolute ear candy and each and every track fits the game's mood perfectly! The voice acting is also superb as usual and most of the VA's from Trails of Cold Steel IV have returned with the exception a two. Both of the new VA's did a spectacular job as well, so we give the voice acting a perfect grade!

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Bottom-Line: With an amazing story, flawless gameplay, superb controls, and a top-tier audiovisual-presentation, The Legend of Heroes: Trails Into Reverie will leave players in a state of reverie as it's easily the best game so far in the series and that's saying a lot! As such we give the game a perfect level of recommendation on the PS4!

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by KeAfan7
on July 12th 2023, 1:22 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Ray'z Arcade Chronology (Switch Retail)
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Review: Ray'z Arcade Chronology (Switch Retail)


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Ray'z Your Hand'z In Excitement!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Rayz-a10

Developed by TAITO and M2, published by ININ Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Ray'z Arcade Chronology for the Nintendo Switch is a faithful port of three legendary TAITO arcade shmups that are among the best games in the genre as well as HD Remasters of two of the included games! Have these ports withstood the test of time, and how good are the two included HD Remasters? As always, continue reading our review to find out the answers to the all-important questions!

Topics tagged under retail on  Rz10

The overall UI presentation of the menus and in-game gadgets for the included games are clean and very informative which is a given if you know how TAITO arcade shmups operate, and we couldn't be more thrilled! The gameplay of all of the included games are faithful to their original arcade releases and still feel wonderful to play all of these decades later!

The games are quite action-oriented, but not bullet hell in nature, rather more in line with TAITO's other major Shmup series Darius, which we also reviewed the ININ collections for that series extremely favorably! The games also feature built-in achievements which is a nice touch for sure. The games also vary in length from about 30-45 minutes long to a whopping 3 hours in-length with multiple paths easily giving this collection 30+ hours of replay value for completionists!

The only downside to this collection is that it lacks bonus features such as artwork and other extras that other collections from ININ possessed, but it doesn't really negatively affect our opinions of the game all that much.

Topics tagged under retail on  Rz_210

The games control amazingly well and feel as fluid as they did in the arcades way back when! As for the visuals? The games range from 2D to 3D, and look gorgeous with excellent enemy and ship designs, flashy and awe-invoking special effects, and gorgeous scrolling effects that have aged like fine-wine! The HD Remasters included really pop in HD with sharper image quality, and vastly improved backgrounds and special effects that look fantastic even by today's standards!

And lastly the games' soundtracks are as exceptional as they are varied and they fit the mood of what's going on on-screen extremely well. Overall the audiovisual-presentation is absolutely top-notch!

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Bottom-Line: With flawless gameplay, excellent replay value, great controls, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Ray'z Arcade Chronology for the Nintendo Switch is a must-have collection for any/all fans of the SHMUP genre and despite lacking some of the bonus features you'd expect from a collection of arcade classics such as this one, the games are so well-done that this one gripe just barely lowered our score of this otherwise perfect collection! As such we give Ray'z Arcade Chronology a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¾ 9.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on July 9th 2023, 11:28 pm
 
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Topic: News: Nintendo Has Announced That Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass Wave 5 Is Set To Release On July 12th!
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News: Nintendo Has Announced That Mario Kart 8 Deluxe's Booster Course Pass Wave 5 Is Set To Release On July 12th!


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Pass A Booster!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Mario-11

It's been a longtime coming, but fans of Mario Kart 8: Deluxe can rejoice as Nintendo has finally announced the release date for Wave 5 of the Booster Course Pass which releases on July 12th 2023 which is this Wednesday in Japan, but Tuesday July 11th at 9:00PM EDT / 6:00PM PDT in America! You can watch the official announcement trailer below!



The new courses are as follows:

Feather Cup:

  • Athens Dash (Tour)
  • Daisy Cruiser (GCN)
  • Moonview Highway (Wii)
  • Squeaky Clean Sprint (Nitro)


Cherry Cup:

  • Los Angeles Lap (Tour)
  • Sunset Wilds (GBA)
  • Koopa Cape (Wii)
  • Vancouver Velocity (Tour)


Characters:

  • Petey Piranha
  • Wiggler
  • Kamek


What do you all think about the new courses and characters? Which ones are you most excited for? Also what are your hopes for the final wave of the Booster Course Pass and do you think there will be a second Booster Course Pass releasing for Mario Kart 8: Deluxe in the future? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below and be sure to make your voice heard in our poll above!

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#News #Trailer #Poll #MK8D #BCP #MarioKart #Switch #Retail #DLC #NSOPlusExpansionPack #Racing #eShop #Nintendo

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by KeAfan7
on June 30th 2023, 7:45 am
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Air Twister Heads To The Nintendo Switch And PS4/PS5 Later This Year!
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News: Air Twister Heads To The Nintendo Switch And PS4/PS5 Later This Year!


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A Brilliant Shmup Making Waves Later This Year!

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Topics tagged under retail on  Unname17

ININ Games and PR Hound have announced that Air Twister, their upcoming 3D shoot em up with a touch of Kid Icarus Uprising flair will be releasing on November 10th! Pre-Orders are set to begin on July 18th! Here's what PR Hound had to say about the upcoming game:

PR Hound wrote:In Air Twister, embark on an epic quest with Princess Arch as she fights to save her planet from imminent destruction. Armed with arrows that trace graceful arcs of light, she confronts bizarre invaders in her path. With more than 20 unique enemies to conquer and beautifully designed stages to explore, Air Twister promises an unforgettable gaming experience.

To evoke a sense of nostalgia for traditional arcade games, Yu Suzuki designed Air Twister with varying levels of difficulty, providing an authentic old-school arcade feel.

The game’s challenging gameplay is amplified by an epic musical score by Valensia that will take you on a nostalgic and thrilling journey. It is a one-of-a-kind gaming adventure that no player will soon forget!

Game Features:

12 artfully crafted stages with unique and new experiences each time you play. Embark on a fantastic journey, resembling that of Alice down the rabbit hole.

Over 20 Vanguard creatures and 10 unique bosses to challenge your skills and simple controls for a fun and easy play experience.

An epic soundtrack by Valensia, a Dutch music composer, known for over three decades of keeping the musical rock and opera heritage of Queen's greatest hits alive.8

High replayability by unlocking Challenge Games in the Adventure Map with different modes like Arcade, Turbo, Boss Rush and more!

Many fantastic Minigames with surprising elements.


And lastly, the announcement trailer can be watched below:



What do you think of this announcement? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 21st 2023, 9:00 pm
 
Search in: Latest Nintendo News
Topic: News: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch
Replies: 5
Views: 1534

News: Super Mario Bros. Wonder Has Been Announced For The Nintendo Switch


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Into The Wonderful Depths of Mushroom Eating!

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Nintendo announced their next 2D Super Mario Bros. game during this morning's Nintendo Direct. The game seemingly is an evolution of the New Super Mario Bros. series and looks like it'll be a fresh trip down psychedelic mushroom lane. As strange as it looks the game looks like it might be the best 2D Mario title in decades! Super Mario Bros. Wonder releases on October 20th 2023! The official game description and trailer can be seen below:

Official Overview: wrote:The next evolution of 2D side-scrolling Super Mario Bros. games is headed to Nintendo Switch! When you touch a Wonder Flower in the game, the wonders of the world unlock – pipes could come alive, hordes of enemies may appear, characters might change their looks, for example – transforming the gameplay in unpredictable ways. Excitement and different surprises await in each course. Super Mario Bros. Wonder features Princess Peach, Princess Daisy and Yoshi as playable characters, in addition to familiar characters like Mario, Luigi and Toad. Plus, Super Mario Bros. Wonder sees the debut of Mario’s newest power-up, which allows him to transform into Elephant Mario! What other wonders could this game contain? More details will be shared at a later time, so please look forward to it!




What did you think of this announcement? Will you be pre-ordering Super Mario Bros. Wonder? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 21st 2023, 8:36 am
 
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Topic: News: Nintendo Announces Super Mario RPG Remake During This Morning's Nintendo Direct!
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News: Nintendo Announces Super Mario RPG Remake During This Morning's Nintendo Direct!


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Geno Makes A Cannonball Splash During Today's Direct!

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Nintendo has announced that a full-blown Super Mario RPG Remake for the Nintendo Switch is in the works and will be released on November 17th 2023! You can watch the announcement trailer below:



Our very own @Amufungal predicted that this would be announced in our Staff Viewpoint Feature here. What do you think of this announcement? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on June 20th 2023, 11:10 am
 
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Topic: News: Ray Z Arcade Chronology Releases On Nintendo Switch Next Week!
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News: Ray Z Arcade Chronology Releases On Nintendo Switch Next Week!


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Rays The Waves!

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ININ Games and PR Hound have announced that the Ray Z Arcade Chronology collection will be releasing on the Nintendo eShop on June 30th! The collection features two HD remakes and the original trio of games in the series, RayForce, RayStorm, and RayCrisis. The game will retail for $50. What do you think of this upcoming collection of classic TAITO arcade titles? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on May 29th 2023, 3:11 pm
 
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Topic: News: RPG Sky Oceans: Wings for Hire announced for Switch
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News: RPG Sky Oceans: Wings for Hire announced for Switch


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Skies of Arcadia, Is That You?

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PQube and Octeto Studios has announced a new Skies of Arcadia inspired JRPG, appropriately titled, Sky Oceans: Wings For Hire will be coming to the Nintendo Switch in the future! The game will have you recruiting fellow sky pirates to strengthen your crew and you'll surely take on epic missions to gain notoriety.

Here's The Official Description of The Game:
Sky Oceans: Wings For Hire is a homage to JRPG classics! Set in the open skies, experience adrenaline-filled turn-based dogfights as you take the role of captain and unite a party of rag-tag sky pirates setting upon an unforgettable, touching journey.

Relive the charm of classic RPGs with a touching story about the search for purpose. Take the role of Glenn Windwalker as you assemble your team of sky pirates and fight against the ‘Alliance’.

Fight adversaries within the open skies in strategic turn-based dog fights. Tactically plan attacks and adapt your strategy to the ever-changing scenarios! Unlock new special moves & equipped your team with the best possible chance of victory!

Assemble a party of rag tag air pirates and upgrade airships with new special abilities as you progress through a winding narrative! Manage resources and expand your airship departments strategically. Do you have what it takes to be captain?

Stunning Studio Ghibli-inspired visuals make for diverse environments and memorable character design. Discover new towns, cultures and help solve local problems to gain their support and loyalty.


What do you think of this upcoming Nintendo Switch JRPG and will you be purchasing it when it launches? As always, be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

Source: Nintendo Everything.

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by KeAfan7
on May 28th 2023, 8:47 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell (Switch Retail)
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Review: Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell (Switch Retail)


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Shinobi Hero!

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Developed by City Connection, published by ININ Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle + Hell is a fantastic arcade-platformer that is a true sequel in the long-running JaJaMaru series in every sense of the word, while staying true to the series roots. Is this enough to make the game a true masterpiece? We think so, but you'll need to continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why!

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The gameplay in Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle + Hell for the Nintendo Switch is hectic action-packed goodness for players of all ages and is so much fun that we had trouble willing ourselves to put down our controllers! The game features a ton of stages and bonus stages on top of a whole lot of characters and other bonus goodies to unlock in the in-game store!

The controls in the game are simple and easy to use while the game's difficulty is challenging, but fair which is always a good thing. As for the replay value? With tons of unlockables as well as content the game will likely give players around 20+ hours of arcadey goodness which is a decent value for a game in this genre. There is also a +Hell mode featuring remixed stages that are far more difficult for added content and another 10+ hours worth of replayabilty!

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As for the audiovisual-presentation in Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell? The graphics are simple yet gorgeous with an 8-bit art style that really pops in HD with flashy and breathtaking special effects that give the game a modern feel. The sound effects are well done, while the soundtrack not only fits the game flawlessly, but is quite memorable as well!

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Bottom-Line: With amazing gameplay, excellent controls, a decent amount of content, and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, Ninja JaJaMaru: The Great Yokai Battle +Hell for the Nintendo Switch is a fantastic platforming arcade game that is well-worth the cost of admission! As such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¼ 9.25/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 24th 2023, 12:22 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Cannon Dancer ~ Osman (Switch Retail)
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Review: Cannon Dancer ~ Osman (Switch Retail)


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Steel Yourself For A Solid Adventure And Have A Blast!

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Developed by Mitchell Corporation and Ratalaika Games, published by ININ Games, and with public relations by PR Hound, Cannon Dancer: Osman is the unofficial sequel to Strider made by several members of the same crew when they parted ways with their parent company. The game is part platformer, part beat 'em up, and a solid good time, for sure. Does it live up to its official predecessor? We don't think so, but it's definitely a worthwhile experience in its own right! Continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why:

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The gameplay in Cannon Dancer: Osman is top-notch with tight controls, excellently varied enemies and bosses, and fun stages that will have you wanting more, unfortunately the game is quite short, clocking in at under 2 hours in-length and the 5th stage has a rather frustrating difficulty spike which hurts the overall score of the game.

Also unlike previous ININ retro releases, Cannon Dancer: Osman is lacking in any meaningful bonus content, however the screen filters are still plentiful which is at least something, eh? As for the game's difficulty, it starts out SUPER easy for the first four stages, however it then rackets up to absurd levels of difficulty starting on stage five, which is rather unfortunate as it blemishes the game's otherwise superb gameplay.

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As for the audiovisual-presentation, Cannon Dancer: Osman looks absolutely amazing, with super detailed 16-bit graphics that are not only detailed and vibrant, but hold-up remarkably well even by today's standards! The enemies and bosses in particular look fantastic with clearly a lot of attention being put into them by the developers and it really shows! The soundtrack is also top-notch and fits the mood of the game like a button. The sound effects are also quite good for a 1996 Arcade title which was a pleasant surprise for sure!

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Bottom-Line: With fantastic gameplay, tight controls, and a flawless audiovisual-presentation Cannon Dancer: Osman for the Nintendo Switch had the possibility of being a perfect game, however the steep price tag without many bonus features, a sudden difficulty spike in stage 5, and a VERY short playtime hold this game back, but the game itself is so fantastic that the hit to its score was mostly mitigated, as such we give Cannon Dancer: Osman for the Nintendo Switch a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by KeAfan7
on March 19th 2023, 7:31 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Ninja Jajamaru ~ The Lost RPG's (Switch Retail)
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Review: Ninja Jajamaru ~ The Lost RPG's (Switch Retail)


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Lost, But Now Found, Solid Attempt, Or "Lost" On The Masses?

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Developed by City Connection, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Ninja Jajamaru: The Lost RPG's are a duo of Famicom RPG's localized in the West for the first time and are definitely similar to earlier Dragon Quest games, but does this equate to a good duo of games? We think so, but you'll need to continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why!

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The gameplay of both included games is decidedly old-school and feels like a throwback of the older Dragon Quest games in many ways. Both games are a tad on the shorter side clocking in at 20-30 hours each, but with the blessings, rewind feature, and cheats it's not too challenging to beat. What IS challenging, however is how abstract and convoluted the instructions on where to go next are and with literally no guides to help you out with the game, suddenly these 20-30 hour games can balloon into 60 hour games as is what happened to us during the reviewing process and is why our review took so long "apologies to PR Hound  for the wait".

Despite all of this though, the games are extremely enjoyable with fun mechanics and challenging battles "if you don't use blessings, cheats, or abuse the rewind feature anyway". There are some bonuses in the menu as well, such as shaders, and ample screen options, a gallery, and more which is what we've come to expect from the masterminds at City Connection and ININ Games! The controls are straightforward and easy to learn as expected since the games were originally released on the Famicom exclusively in Japan.

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The audiovisual presentation is kind of mixed, the first RPG in this collection was a somewhat earlier Famicom title, so it obviously doesn't match some of the late-life RPG's that the console got in-terms of the graphics as it looks similar to Dragon Quest 1, but definitely not as polished visually. The audio in the first game in the collection is what you'd expect from a Famicom RPG in the 80's, very pitchy and loud, though the battle and boss BGM's were catchy a fun to listen to.

The second of the two RPG's in the collection looks really good for a Famicom game with vibrant visuals, interesting character and enemy designs, and some great special effects for that era. The soundtrack is also vastly improved over the first game, with not a single bad song in the entire game! Overall between both games this compilation has a good to great audiovisual presentation!

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Bottom-Line: [With fun gameplay that can be confusing at times, flawless controls, and tons of options and content for both games in this collection, we had a favorable experience overall, while the catchy soundtrack "in both games" and amazing visuals in the second game we do recommend this to fans of the genre! Overall we give Ninja Jajamaru: The Lost RPG's for the Nintendo Switch a solid level of recommendation!

https://www.iningames.com/games/ninja-jajamaru

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Score: ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10

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by KeAfan7
on March 5th 2023, 8:09 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Clive & Wrench (PS4 Retail)
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Review: Clive & Wrench (PS4 Retail)


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Clever & Wholesome Fun!

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Developed by Dinosaur Bytes Games and published by Numskull Games Clive & Wrench is a 3D platformer crafted by a one-man team 10 years in the making, but was the wait worth it? We think so, but you'll need to continue reading the remainder of our review to find out why!

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The gameplay in Clive & Wrench is quite solid, if not a bit floaty in-terms of its physics which actually helped us on many occasions so it's not something we saw in a particularly bad light. The characters have some great moves that will feel familiar to those who grew up in the 90's and played 3D platformers of that era such as Super Mario 64, Banjo Kazooie, and Donkey Kong 64. The game's level design is great with exceptionally creative layouts and world themes as well as some puzzles thrown in to spice things up and the enemy variety and unique bosses were amazing, and all required some strategy to defeat which was a fun challenge for sure.

The game was decent in length with well over a dozen worlds and clocking in at around 20 hours to beat and 35 hours to complete, it has more than enough content to warrant its $29.99 price. Meanwhile the controls were pretty good, certainly not perfect, but definitely serviceable. The only issues we had were a lot of technical ones in the form of bugs. None impeded our progress, but did hamper our enjoyment a bit, dropping a point or two off our score for the game. Things like falling through a specific platform or hitting a specific enemy and getting hurt yourself. These issues don't happen everytime and aren't too common, but all seem to be related to issues with the game's collision detection.

The overall enjoyment we had far outshone the issues we experienced on the gameplay front.

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The visual-presentation in the game is exceptional with gorgeous worlds brought to life with an absolutely insane amount of detail, AAA quality special effects, and varied enemy, boss, and character designs that all stand out as unique and charming! As for the audio side of things? The soundtrack is really catchy and fits the game's mood like a glove, and the sound effects are well-done and don't get grating at any point. Overall the audiovisual-presentation was exceptional!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay that is somewhat hindered by some minor technical issues, a decent amount of content, an exceptional audiovisual-presentation, and serviceable controls, Clive & Wrench is a good game that has a lot going in its favor, but some technical issues hold it back just enough to deny the game a 9/10 or 10/10, but regardless the game as still fun and well worth its price and as such we give Clive & Wrench for the PS4 and Switch a good level of recommendation!
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Score: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8/10

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by KeAfan7
on March 2nd 2023, 10:33 am
 
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Topic: News: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4 Set To Release On Mar10 Day in Japan And March 9th In The West!
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News: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 4 Set To Release On Mar10 Day in Japan And March 9th In The West!


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Celebrating Mar10!

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Nintendo has just announced the release date of Wave 4 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BCP and it's likely MUCH sooner than you'd expect! The DLC will be officially releasing on Mar10 Day in Japan, which is March 9th in the West, well unless you live down under or are a Kiwi, but we digress. The official tracks are as follows:

  • Singapore Speedway (Tour).
  • Bangkok Rush (Tour).
  • Amsterdam Drift (Tour).
  • Yoshi's Island (Nitro).
  • DK Summit (Wii).
  • Riverside Park (GBA).
  • Mario Circuit (DS).
  • Waluigi Stadium (GCN).


That's it folks! The only thing to note is that if the previous track list leak is to be believed then Mario Circuit is the final DS track coming in the BCP which as fun as it looks, is a bit of a disappointing note to end on since Shroom Ridge and Waluigi Pinball already released in earlier waves and are arguably MUCH better DS tracks, but other than this the next wave is looking it'll be a fun one to ride!

Anyways what do you you think of the courses in Wave 4 of the BCP? Be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on February 13th 2023, 7:10 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Wonderboy Anniversary Collection (Switch Retail)
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Review: Wonderboy Anniversary Collection (Switch Retail)


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The Waves of Wonder & Adventure!

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Developed by Bliss Brain, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Wonderboy Anniversary Collection is the definitive collection of Wonderboy titles currently available on any platform. Despite missing several of the best versions in the series such as Dynastic Hero on the Turbographx CD, it's well worth its price and here's why:

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This "Wonder"ful collection of Wonderboy games comes complete with several different versions of each of the six included games, ranging from Sega Master System, to Genesis, to Game Gear releases, to Japanese exclusive versions, each emulated perfectly with tons of goodies such as artwork, manuals, and much more. The games all run as they should with no apparent bugs or frame-rate dips that weren't present in their original releases which of course is always a huge selling point for any worthwhile retro games compilation!

Filter, shading, and rewind features are also included to increase the immersion and ability to up your skills as we'd expect from any collection published by ININ games!

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The collection has a fantastic and fluid UI that feels so good to navigate and the games themselves look great even on a modern TV. The controls for the games are great and work well with the Switch Pro Controller as well as the Joycon control scheme. As for the individual games? We'll be delving into some of them in an exclusive feature sometime during the first half of 2023 listing our top 10 retro Wonderboy games and versions!

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The adiovisual-presentation in this collection is top-notch, with fluid animations and few if any performance issues and flawless recreation of the retro games. You can tell a lot of love went into making these games look and feel just as they did on their original hardware, and the developer succeeded spectacularly in every regard!

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Bottom-Line: With excellent gameplay, amazing UI and bonus content in the form of artwork and more, many versions of the included games, a rewind feature to improve your skills, and flawless emulation and audiovisual-presentation, the Wonderboy Anniversary Collection is a timeless collection that we highly recommend any and all Switch owners to check-out! We give this collection a perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by KeAfan7
on December 20th 2022, 11:49 am
 
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Topic: News: Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters Are Headed To Switch/PS4 In Spring of 2023!
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News: Final Fantasy Pixel Remasters Are Headed To Switch/PS4 In Spring of 2023!


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Pixel Extravaganza!

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Square Enix has finally announced Switch and PS4 ports for their Final Fantasy Pixel Remaster titles and they are releasing in a physical collection in both a Standard Edition ($74.99 / £64.99) and Collector's Edition ($259.99 / £244.99). Below is what comes with Collector's Edition of the game.

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Both versions of the physical release will be exclusive to the Square Enix Store. The Standard Edition is already sold out as of the time this article was written. We'll let you know if or when it's back in-stock! The games will also be made available digitally together or individually on both the eShop and PSN.

As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on December 3rd 2022, 3:34 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch Retail)
Replies: 27
Views: 1475

Review: Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Switch Retail)


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Feel The Power of The Monado!

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Developed by Monolithsoft and published by Nintendo, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the epic conclusion of the first story arc of the Xenoblade franchise and is easily the darkest game in the entire series so far. Does Xenoblade Chronicles 3 hold-up against its predecessors? We think so, but you'll need to continue reading the rest of our review to find out why!

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So going in we knew this game was going to have a massive world and dark story, but we honestly weren't expecting the story to be as dark as it is. There's a lot of British swearing compared to previous games, but the world the game is set in is literally worse than hell on earth, without going into huge spoilers everyone in the whole world basically has to kill to live and the level of brutality you see on a number of occasions left us wondering how the game didn't receive an M rating. Honestly I would not recommend this game for kids under 16, that said the story-telling is brilliant and without being held back by trying to aim for a T rating, which it still managed but barely.

The game is huge spanning 6-8 different regions each with multiple cities and or colonies and vast wildlands filled with dangerous monsters, enemy soldiers, and much more. It took us upwards of 200 hours to complete and we still wanted more, which certainly isn't a bad thing and has us hyped for the story expansion that is scheduled to release sometime next year!

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The battles use a refined version of the system seen in Xenoblade Chronicles 2, but with several twists such as transformations and a much more in-depth chain attack system that allows you to use exclusive moves and finishers only available during chain attacks to rack-up huge amounts of damage on unsuspecting enemies. The hero system allows you to unlock new classes for your characters as well as fight alongside the master during combat which is a great feature with a lot of flexibility in customization which is fantastic! Also unlike in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 each class has 8-12 arts so you aren't stuck using 4 preset moves on your pallet, which was something we really didn't like in XBC2.

The world is filled with quests including missable Hero Quests so be diligent if you want to unlock everything on your playthrough. The only negative aspect of XBC2 that has returned in Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the lack of weapons and armor to equip so your strength and defense are mostly tied to your class and level, but can be slightly boosted with accessories and the returning gem system from XBC1 which allows you to boost stats or add effects to your characters which is certainly better than the pouch items in XBC2 for sure!

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The controls are intuitive and easy to learn which is always good, of course and as for the audiovisual-presentation? This game looks absolutely amazing with detailed environments chock full of life and breathtaking landmarks this game might have the best graphics of any game currently on Switch and looks like something even the PS4 would have difficulty topping. As for the music, it is unique and really quite charming, but isn't quite as good as 1 & 2 in this regard mainly because we weren't digging the wind instruments as much as the guitars, violins, and drums that were more prevalent in the other games in the series. It still was amazing overall.

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Bottom-Line: With amazing gameplay, a dark and intriguing story, tons of content, great controls, and graphics that truly push the Nintendo Switch to its absolute limits, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the best JRPG's of the generation and as such we give the game a perfect level of recommendation for all fans of JRPG's and open world games in-general!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by KeAfan7
on December 2nd 2022, 1:22 am
 
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Topic: News: Chained Echoes Releases on Nintendo Switch on December 8th!
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News: Chained Echoes Releases on Nintendo Switch on December 8th!


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Echo of A Splash!

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PR Hound has announced that the highly anticipated JRPG, Chained Echoes will be releasing on the Nintendo Switch on December 8th! The game is by Deck13 the same team that brought us CrossCode and Lunastice so you know the game will be top-notch!

As always be sure to leave us a comment in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on December 2nd 2022, 12:54 am
 
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Topic: News: Jitsu Squad Splashes Onto The Nintendo Switch On December 9th!
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News: Jitsu Squad Splashes Onto The Nintendo Switch On December 9th!


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Bring Your Taijitsu On!

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We could never have enough of fast-paced beat’em up action, but this is a special one: Jitsu Squad, developed by Tanuki Creative Studio, is a classic beat ‘em up inspired, four player co-op TAG TEAM with epic character transformations and fast paced, down and dirty combat.

Paired with an awesome hand-drawn cartoon look and 2D animations, the game stays true to the age-old retro arcade gaming rule: easy to learn, hard to master. Be the first one to control the entire Jitsu Squad in single-player mode, play with up to four people in local couch co-op, or use the Tag Team Mode to save the galaxy from Origami’s evil plans! But be aware, there will be tons of unique enemies to slay and eight different planets to save.

Also take a look into Gamesrocket’s Collector's Edition and grab a Japanese-style hand fan as well, the situation will be hot!

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Get ready to channel your inner animal, Jitsu Squad is coming to the Nintendo Switch on the 9th December!

As always be sure to let us know your thoughts in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on November 21st 2022, 11:21 am
 
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Topic: News: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 Crosses The Finish Line On December 7th!
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News: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass Wave 3 Crosses The Finish Line On December 7th!


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Boosting Towards Mid-Race!

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Nintendo has officially announced Wave 3 of the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe BCP and it's a REALLY good wave featuring London Loop, Berlin Byways, and Merry Mountain from Tour, Rock Rock Mountain and Rainbow Road from Mario Kart 7, Boo Lake from Super Circuit which is the first course in the BCP to utilize the underwater racing mechanic. And the last two courses are Peach Gardens from DS and Maple Treeway from Wii!

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The DLC is scheduled to drop on December 7th globally. What do you think of the courses included in Wave 3? Also what are your hopes for future waves of the DLC? As always be sure to let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on October 4th 2022, 10:25 pm
 
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Topic: Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails From Zero (Switch Retail)
Replies: 18
Views: 2670

Review: The Legend of Heroes ~ Trails From Zero (Switch Retail)


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Trails From Tio-Tot!

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Developed by Nihon Falcom Games and published in the West by NIS America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero is the first game in the long-awaited and previously skipped story arc in the series "at least outside of Japan" starring Lloyd Bannings, Elie MacDowel, Randy Orlando, and Tio Plato formally known as the Special Support Section A.K.A. the SSS. Their job is to restore the Crossbell PD's broken reputation and help civilians in need, but things aren't always so simple. There's a HUGE reason why the Crossbell games are so well-loved and are necessary to understand the series' overarching story in both Cold Steel III & IV as well as in Reverie, and Kuro I & II. Singularly Crossbell's storyline might be the most important one to the series' story as whole. While we obviously can't spoil major story content, we can at least give context as to why. As always continue reading our review to find out why and we hope you enjoy it!

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The story in Trails from Zero is absolutely amazing, taking the storytelling of the Sky games and upping the bar several fold. It's an extremely important chapter for giving context in future installments of the series as well such as Trails of Cold Steel III & IV and it is recommended you play this and Azure first if you haven't played anything past Trails of Cold Steel II yet. The gameplay is quite interesting and differs quite a bit from the Cold Steel arc, but is also a bit different from the formula seen in the Sky arc as well.

The battles are also much improved over the Sky Trilogy's, but uses the same engine with grid based movement. There are a bunch of new nuances, but the UI and targeting are far better in Zero. It's really just a ton of small changes that culminate into a much better experience overall. The game even features a trophy system that pops a notification when you earn a trophy and is a nice touch for sure, something we'd like to see used more often in Switch games. The game also features a speed mode to increase gameplay speed from 2-8x normal speed which is a HUGE time-saver for sure, especially when the game itself clocks in at around 100 hours in length give or take 40 hours depending on your pacing.

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The audiovisual presentation is really good in this remaster with sharp high quality HD textures, character models, and enemies, gorgeous special effects with equally good lighting and shadowing effects. It is honestly hard to imagine at its core it ever was a PSP title. And the music is exceptional as well with loads of bangers that fit the game like a glove! Overall the game's presentation is a HUGE step-up from the Sky games and looks gorgeous in this remaster!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay and a ton of content, an amazing story, and a masterpiece of an audiovisual presentation, The Legend of Heroes: Trails From Zero is a nearly flawless game from start to finish, and just barely fails to reach the heights of the Cold Steel games "with the exception of Trails of Cold Steel I which we gave a 7/10 for being a SUPER slow burner in-terms of how quickly or lack thereof the story pacing was in the game". Overall we give this game a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

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by KeAfan7
on August 26th 2022, 1:07 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Prinny Presents ~ NIS Classics Volume 3 (Switch Retail)
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Review: Prinny Presents ~ NIS Classics Volume 3 (Switch Retail)


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A Classic Masterpiece Roars Onto The Nintendo Switch!

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Developed by Nippon Ichi Software and published by NIS America, Prinny Presents Volume 3 is a collection of two amazing strategy RPG's from NIS's back catalog of classic titles that really have withstood the test of time and are still excellent games today! How excellent you ask? Continue reading our review to find out!

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The UI in the main menu of the collection is pretty basic, but sleek, however there's no bonus materials such as artwork or anything else of the sort whic is a tad disappointing, but no real biggie. The actual games are where the real draw lies, especially the never-before-released in the West PSP version of La-Pucelle Tactics, A.K.A La-Pucelle Ragnarok which has loads of bonus content including all DLC released in the PSP game and newly voiced lines from the original VA's from the English release of the PS2 version of the game "or at least VA's that pull off sounding exactly like the original VA's" either way the voice acting is pretty good and the new voiced lines add to the already enjoyable audio presentation. The controls are smooth and work well as expected while the isotopic 3-D camera works remarkably well compared to other games in the genre.

The gameplay plays almost exactly like Disgaea including an item world and geo panels which are called something else, but work similarly, with the caveat of being able to be purified. Purifying these panels actually plays a HUGE role in getting not only a good ending in a chapter, but also the good ending of the entire game. Which is important because failing to get the good will be terrible for the protagonists and the world while the worst ending makes the world of Disgaea look warm and fuzzy in comparison. You'll have to play the game if you want to know what happens in the bad endings, but it's bad in a good way! Overall La-Pucelle Ragnarok is a worthwhile game that fans of Disgaea fans and fans of tactical RPG's is general should thoroughly enjoy and as such receives a score of 9.5/10

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The gameplay in Rhapsody A Musical Adventure is fun, with dungeon exploration, fun tactical battles, and a unique puppet mechanic that allows you to speak to and bring puppets to life. The main mechanic of the game is its musical scenes which are pretty well-done even if you play the game with the English voice overs.

The battles are more simplistic than La-Pucelle Ragnarok's was, but still is fun enough to keep most players engaged. The audio-visual presentation of Rhapsody A Musical Adventure is amazing, with great voice overs, top-notch retro visuals, and amazing music! Overall we give Rhapsody A Musical Adventure a good to great level of recommendation. The game receives a score of 8.5/10!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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by KeAfan7
on August 21st 2022, 9:23 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Pokemon Sword And Shield (Switch Retail)
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Review: Pokemon Sword And Shield (Switch Retail)

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Gotta Gigantamax Em' All!

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Pokemon sword/shield is full of adventure as you travel through the Galarian Region discovering the mythicals and Pokemon this area has to offer! Your adventures will include trainer battles, gym battles, new enemies, Gigantamax Pokemon and more! Your journey starts off like all the others meeting your newest professor and picking your starter Pokemon. The three wonderful pokemon you may choose from this time include: Scorbunny (Fire type) that some people say looks like a fire Trix Rabbit, Sobble (Water type) which seems to have varying moods, and then Grokey (Grass type) a cute little monkey that’s ready for adventure! Once you choose your Pokemon you head into the focus of the Galarian Region where you can explore the different areas containing all the different types of Pokemon from ice to steel, to dark, and more! Be careful though as some of these Pokemon are too high level for you to fight or capture first so pay attention to what you do!

Also a new feature you are introduced in this game is Gigantamax Raids, this is found in the town center also. If you choose you can ride your bike or walk up to one of the wishing wells that have red lights coming from them. Once you enter the well you began a Gigantamax battle, but not to worry your friends can help! A time counts down to where other trainers or friends can join you, if successful you get the chance to catch an oversized and overpowered version of the said Pokemon using a special Gigantamax version of the pokeball!

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Story mode wise your journey is to pursue the different paths and areas to earn gym badges to become a Pokemon master and impress Chairman Rose so that you may enter the ultimate Pokemon tournament! Along your journey you may uncover some new mysterious Pokemon from this region so keep your eyes open and have plenty of pokeballs ready at all times! There is a twist to the story mode end, but that I will leave for you to unfold! Your overall goal is to capture the legendary for the game, these include: Zacian (sword) and Zamazenta (shield) and then head into the tournament to prove your worth! The story mode is overall pretty fun, and depending on which version of the game is what will determine the path and Pokemon you will come across so choose wisely and make sure to work with friends to trade towards a full Pokedex!

The last feature of this game that we’d like to highlight is that Nintendo has also released DLC that will unlock two new regions onto your Galarian map! Again this will depend on what version you have, but either way this brings two new regions to life for you and lots of new local Pokemon! Along with new gyms to battle and badges to claim! This is exciting as these are the first ever Pokemon games to get DLC so make sure to take full advantage of these awesome add ons trainers!

One negative side to this game that trainers around found was that there was no regional Pokedex, but trainers around the world have come together to find ways to work around this! So keep your eyes posted and connections sharp!

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Overall I’d give these games a great level of recommendation as the graphics are amazing, the story play is well thought out and fun, and overall this is a great addition the Pokemon collection I do feel!

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by KeAfan7
on August 21st 2022, 12:51 pm
 
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Topic: Review: R-Type Final 2 (Switch Retail)
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Review: R-Type Final 2 (Switch Retail)

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The Final Frontier...TWO!

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Developed by Granzella and published by NIS America, R-Type Final 2 is the latest game in the long-running R-Type series with updated gameplay mechanics and fresh new visuals. Is this new game as good as its predecessors? No, but it is a solid game in its own right and here's why:

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The gameplay in R-Type Final 2 is fantastic even by sidescrolling Shoot em' up standards. There are plenty of game modes and options to give players quite a few ways to play the game. The game itself is more refined than its predecessors with additional upgrades, more responsive controlls, and more which makes the game feel fresh, and while the game has a decent amount of content, a huge chunk is also locked as paid dlc, which is rather unfortunate. The game also suffers from a bit of stuttering and several second loading times between deaths which is a bit jarring and lowers our overall score of the game by a bit.

As for the audio-visual presentation the game looks amazing with gorgeous level backgrounds, excellent ship and enemy models as well as great looking UI's and menus. The soundtrack is also absolutely incredible and fits the mood of the game well as do the myriad of sound effects in the game!

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Bottom-Line: With good gameplay, excellent controls, and a top-notch audio-visual presentation, R-Type Final 2 is an enjoyable romp through a new entry in a beloved series, however technical issues and long loading times hold this game back quite a bit. We still give R-Type Final 2 a solid level of recommendation despite its flaws!

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by KeAfan7
on December 16th 2021, 9:10 am
 
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Topic: Nintendo News: Strictly Limited Pre-Orders For Aearo On Switch Set To Go Live Soon!
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Nintendo News: Strictly Limited Pre-Orders For Aearo On Switch Set To Go Live Soon!


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Windy Sailing!

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PR agency PR Hound has once again announced another upcoming pre-order on behalf of Strictly Limited Games, this time the announcement is for Aaero a rather interesting looking and stylish indie title that looks like a blast to play! Here's PR Hound's announcement:

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Go on an exhilarating, EDM-infused joyride with acclaimed indie music shooter Aaero

- Limited boxed versions available for pre-order -
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Stuttgart, Germany - December 16th, 2021 - Strictly Limited Games, in partnership with two-man developer team Mad Fellows are proud to announce that the indie-hit Aaero: Complete Edition will receive a much deserved, limited boxed release on the Nintendo Switch. This rhythm rail-shooter synergizes high-speed sci-fi shooting action with an incredible licensed EDM soundtrack, to deliver a uniquely exhilarating audio-visual experience that received much praise from press and players at launch.

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Aaero: Complete Edition contains all DLC content in one package and will be available as a boxed Limited Edition and Special Limited Edition, with pre-orders kicking off on Sunday, December 19th, at 12 AM CET (midnight), only at Strictly Limited Games here:

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About the Game

Speed through stunning, futuristic environments in a stylish spacecraft, tracing ribbons of light that visualize the EDM songs while evading obstacles, eliminating approaching enemies and overcoming epic boss battles. The game controls like a twin-stick shooter with the left stick controlling the ship, which has to grind along the musical ribbon and the right stick for targeting enemies. If you play well, your score multiplier will build up and you can chase that high score on the leaderboard, for an extra dose of adrenaline.

Dazzling action!
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Key Features

Pilot your spacecraft through dynamic environments, negotiating obstacles and battling enemies and monstrous boss creatures, all synced to a banging soundtrack.

Experience a unique sensation of speed and tunnel-vision as the levels warp and twist around you, perfectly combining music, gameplay and visuals.

Vibe with licensed music from superstars of the EDM genre, including Noisia, Flux Pavilion, Katy B, Neosignal, Astronaut, Barely Alive and many more.

Soar through 21 different levels, each painstakingly crafted to match the music.

Four game modes - Normal, Advanced, Master, and Chill-out (a relaxed, practice-focused mode).

Aaero: Complete Edition for Nintendo Switch includes all additional DLC content in one package: the 1000DaysWasted: Drum & Bass Pack, the Monstercat Pack as well as the Comet, Phaser, and Sol ship skins.


Giant spider mech awaits!
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Strictly Limited Editions for musical speed-demons
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Strictly Limited Games is giving Aaero the immortal, boxed legacy it deserves, with two unique limited editions, available for pre-order exclusively via the Strictly Limited Games online shop.


The Limited Edition includes the Nintendo Switch game and a colorful game manual for 29.99€, limited to 2,200 copies.

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The Special Limited Edition is limited to 1,800 copies for Nintendo Switch at a price of 49.99€, including lots of cool EDM-festival themed collectibles:

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Special Limited Edition Box

Colorful Game Manual  

Stylish spaceship acrylic standee

EDM-festival-style wristband

EDM-festival-style ticket (replica, individually numbered)

EDM-concert-style poster (DIN A3)

Aaero logo fabric patch  

Bottle opener


Special limited edition contents
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What do you think of this pre-order announcement and limited edition release? As always be sure to leave us a comment below!

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by KeAfan7
on December 15th 2021, 10:30 am
 
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Topic: Nintendo News: Boulder Dash ~ Ultimate Collection Boxed Edition Now Available For Pre-Order On Switch!
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Nintendo News: Boulder Dash ~ Ultimate Collection Boxed Edition Now Available For Pre-Order On Switch!


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Boulder Dash Makin' A Splash!

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PR agency PR Hound has announced that Strictly Limited Games has opened pre-orders for its physical release, Boulder Dash: Ultimate Collection! You can read the announcement below:

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The legendary action-puzzler is back!

Boulder Dash® Ultimate Collection now for pre-order

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Stuttgart, December 14th, 2021: ININ Games and BBG Entertainment are truly excited to announce a collection of all time classics in gaming history. The Boulder Dash® Ultimate Collection will release a boxed version of this bygone gaming experience that captivated the hearts of many gamers. The action puzzle retro classic will be available for Nintendo Switch in North America and Europe.


The Boulder Dash® Ultimate Collection delivers both, the fresh 2021 relaunch, Boulder Dash® Deluxe™ and Boulder Dash® 30th Anniversary™ -




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Simply Devious…


Boulder Dash® Deluxe™

The original Boulder Dash® set a milestone in interactive gaming back in the ‘80s. For many players, regardless of age, the action puzzle adventures with Rockford™ were a challenge but also a delight to master. Loyal fans of this classic and new players alike can now take up the challenge again - Rockford™ is back in the awesome 2021 relaunch of this action-puzzle digging and collection game!


Grabbing the loot!


Boulder Dash® Deluxe™ comes with some amazing new content, features and fresh graphics:

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180 all-new levels with advanced features!

Includes 20 levels from the original 1984 Boulder Dash® version

9 exciting new worlds with high-end graphics, having their own, unique textures, go to Macmarnua Sea or Urath Castle – or back in time to the classic 1984 world with its caves

15 new special opponents like Octopus, Shark Polar bear, and Snow tiger will keep your mind agile and you on your toes.

Full character customization of your game character Rockford™, e.g. shirt, pants, shoes, eyewear, headgear, hair, and facial hair

Retro version screenshot

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Boulder Dash® 30th Anniversary™

Guide Rockford™ and help him dig his way through spectacular caves and collect as many diamonds as required whilst avoiding the many dangers that surround you. Watch out for falling boulders, discover treasure chests, collect potent power-ups and unlock 9 other playable characters.

Coming with family-friendly, pretty pixel-art style, it seems like a nice puzzle experience, but beware! One wrong move could end in disaster. Boulder Dash® offers an all encompassing challenge for all gamers - from newbies to hard-core players!


HD screenshot

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280 all-new levels with advanced physics!

12 Never-before-seen worlds, with new creatures with 3D animations!

Premium world by videogame legend Peter Liepa - with 20 of the most mind-bending levels yet!

New multicolored gem combos, treasure chests, rare collectibles and spectacular power-ups!

Play as Rockford™ or unlock 9 other playable male and female characters including Crystal™!

First Boulder Dash game ever to include diagonal walls and movement!


With this Collection, players get the ultimate Boulder Dash® experience - more than 400 levels across both games waiting to be mastered. There are several different beautiful game worlds to discover, created by the video game legend Peter Liepa, making his return to the game he created 30 years ago.

For more information about the game, visit https://www.iningames.com/games/boulder-dash-ultimate-collection/


What do you think of this collector's set? As always be sure to leave us a comment below!


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by KeAfan7
on November 18th 2021, 5:22 pm
 
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Topic: Review: G-Darius HD (PS4 Retail)
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Review: G-Darius HD (PS4 Retail)


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Space Fish In 3-D!

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Developed by TAITO, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, G-Darius HD for the PS4 is a 3-D Polygonal arcade space shoot em' up in the long-running Darius series and the first one that was in 3-D. The original arcade release back in the 90's was amazing and while the PSOne port wasn't quite as good, it was still quite an enjoyable experience. Does this HD remaster live up to the previous iterations of the game? We think so, and we'll tell you why, so continue reading our review to find out!

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The gameplay in G-Darius HD, is jam-packed with a robust power-up system, dozens of types of enemies, branching level paths, and epic bosses and mid-bosses that are sure to provide a challenge to all players. The games' zones vary widely and add a ton of replayabilty to an already content rich game, which is always a good thing. The game also features alien ship capturing allowing players to capture enemies or even mid-bosses and add them as an ally!

The difficulty can be challenging, but is fair and as for the controls, they work exceptionally well. The game also features loads of cabinet settings, screen settings, and an assortment of widgets that can display various information regarding the game on-screen which is a nice touch!

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The audiovisual presentation is fantastic with detailed environments, gorgeous 3-D enemies, and crazy special effects that are actually quite impressive for a game released back in the late-90's. The soundtrack is also extremely enjoyable and fits the game like a glove! The sound effects and other audio is just as pleasing to the ears as well!

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Bottom-Line: With excellent gameplay with tons of replayabilty, great controls, and a top-notch audiovisual presentation, G-Darius HD for the PS4 is a superb remaster of one of the first 3-D scrolling shmups released in the arcades and the amount of customization adds to the replayabilty of the game! Overall we give G-Darius HD for PS4 a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

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by KeAfan7
on November 9th 2021, 2:10 pm
 
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Topic: News: Augmented ~ Faraday Protocol Releases on PS5 And Nintendo Switch!
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News: Augmented ~ Faraday Protocol Releases on PS5 And Nintendo Switch!


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Augmented Reality Ahoy!

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PR Hound has announced that Augmented: Faraday Protocol has been released on PS5 and Nintendo Switch! Here's the official announcement from the PR firm:

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Faraday Protocol

-       Breaking the Rules       -        

  Power Launch after Low Profile Release Switch/PS5

Publisher Deck 13, who last year released the globally acclaimed RPG blockbuster CrossCode, delivers another genre breakthrough with a redefined and enhanced first-person puzzler & explorer with a mysterious backdrop story to intrigue. Faraday Protocol is an experience that is not to be missed. - Out Now! - PS/XB/NSW - $24.99/€24.99/£20.99 - PC Steam $19.99/€19.99/£15.99.

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Emergence  / Evolution

After a low profile soft launch and focused feedback from the gaming community, a number of major updates have been initiated in Faraday Protocol. With its unique and challenging gameplay, which adds that extra spark to ensuring it shines brightly, this game reemerges  on Microsoft Xbox, Steam PC, Nintendo Switch and Sony PlayStation 4 /5 with a triumphant boost of creativity.

The first puzzle pyramid awaits

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Setting New Boundaries

This beautifully crafted first person puzzle journey conjures up intrigue, mystery, and a number of unsettling moments as you experience the atmospheric delights as an interstellar archaeologist who researches the abandoned space station OPIS and its enigmatic governing A.I. IRIS. Developed by the talented Italian developers, Red Koi Box, utilizing the Unreal Engine 4, they have crafted and designed methods unique to this game genre.


Brainy Stuff

All of the mechanics rotate around the Bia-Tool, an original object capable of absorbing and re-distributing specific types of energy. The simple mechanics  evolve over time and allow for increasingly complex and mind-bending puzzles.



Doors open and puzzlement awaits

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Breaking New Ground

“Faraday Protocol moves from the traditional ways and follows rules and uses mechanics never used before, and will challenge the grey matter of the player to lateral and logical thinking. The unique puzzle elements combined with the linear game and story progression make this game enjoyable for almost everyone.”, Giacomo Sala, Red Koi Box.

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The Story Unfolds and Scene setting - The Challenge
Set in a sterile and futuristic world, you are soon thrust into an organic forest-like environment after leaving your spacecraft. In this strange unnerving environment the player will see three Ziggurats (pyramid buildings) and will be led into one, where your intuitive powers of logic and expertise will start. The first building looks clean, sterile and in very good condition, with strong tones of black and gold. Here the player will learn the basic mechanics, and will experiment with them until he will reach the top of Ziqqurat One. Outside night has now come, and more, new mechanics will be introduced. The next building will be decaying, and will comprise a combination of all the player has previously learned. He will then face two other environments, with different tones and feels, which will bring him to the end of the game. Throughout the game, the storyline will progressively grow, as in the beginning it is limited to pre-recorded messages, it will unfold into full conversations with multiple choices.

Ziggurat


Features - Outside the Box

Multiple Solutions to succeed.

Hidden Collectables - Deviously Hidden

Immersive Soundtrack

Puzzle your way through a number of “Escape Room”- like puzzle rooms

Absorb and redistribute energy using the Bia-Tool

Unravel the mysteries of the abandoned space station OPIS

A unique blend of retrofuturism


Faraday Protocol - Its Essence - is a first person puzzler that will test your wits and intelligence. Use the Bia-Tool, an ancient pistol-like relic of an alien civilization, to solve puzzles by bending energy and manipulating enigmatic machinery. Explore the mysterious and abandoned space station OPIS and unravel the mysteries of its governing A.I. IRIS, which slumbers deep at the core of the station.


Adapting the Rules to Deliver an Ambient and Absorbing Experience for All!


What do you think about the announcement? Will you be purchasing this fantastic looking first person puzzler/exploration title? Let us know in our comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on October 25th 2021, 9:28 pm
 
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Topic: Review: YS IX ~ Monstrum Nox (Switch Retail)
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Review: YS IX ~ Monstrum Nox (Switch Retail)


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Monstrous Fun!

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Developed by Nihon Falcom Games and published by NIS America, YS IX: Monstrum Nox is the ninth main installment in the long-running YS series, ten if you count Ys Origins, but is this darker brother of the series worth a purchase? We think so and here's why:

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The game has all the typical action-rpg goodness you've come to expect from the series with fast-paced battles, interesting and unique bosses, and a diverse cast of likeable characters. The formula is mostly intact including the raid battles from Ys VIII, but the puzzle-solving has been watered down quite a bit which isn't a good thing, but doesn't hurt the game that much either, much to our surprise. The story is incredibly dark this time around so expect some really sad moments during the game's 8 lengthy chapters!

The game is also a fair bit shorter than its predecessor clocking in at around 30 hours in length if you know what you're doing. The controls are quite responsive and easy to learn which is always a good thing, and the difficulty is fairly challenging even on the normal setting.

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The audiovisual-presentation in YS IX is quite good with lush open-world regions, and fantastic special effects and character designs. The only downside visually is that the game doesn't quite look as impressive as its predecessor, YS VIII, but overall it's a really nice looking game. On the audio side of things, the voice acting is superb and the soundtrack is as good as you'd expect from a Nihon Falcom game, which is nothing short of perfection!

The Switch Difference:

There are two big things to take note about the Switch version of the game, and neither are particularly positive. First the frame-rate is quite bad on Switch, sometimes dropping to sub 20 FPS, but aside from those there are frequent smaller dips the cause the game to frequently stutter which is not great to be honest. The other issus is battery life in handheld mode which is quite bad. We only managed to get a paltry 1 hour and 35 minutes of play-time off of a full charge. These two issues definitely hurt the game's overall score, but it's still a worthwhile purchase if you don't own a PS4 or PS5.

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Bottom-Line: With a dark and amazing story, excellent gameplay, solid controls and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, YS IX: Monstrum Nox is a nearly flawless action-rpg that is an absolute blast to play, however the Switch version has frame-rate issues and drains the battery quickly in handheld mode and as such We give the Switch version a good level of recommendation!

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by KeAfan7
on October 25th 2021, 9:26 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Space Invaders ~ Invincible Collection (Switch Retail)
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Review: Space Invaders ~ Invincible Collection (Switch Retail)


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Invincibility = MC Squared!

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Developed by TAITO, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Space Inviders: Invincible Collection is the definitive collection for any fan of the nearly 45 year old franchise and has all the bells and whistles that arcade aficionados could possibly ask for! While the collection is super pricy, we do think it's well worth the cost, and here's why:

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Hot on the heels of Space Invaders: Forever, is the fantastic follow-up collection, Space Invaders: Invincible Collection which is a massive collection of the earlier Space Invaders titles, including Majestic Twelve and Space Invaders '91! The first game is included in both black & white as well as in color with the same gameplay between the two, and yeah it HASN'T aged well at all with extremely slow-paced gameplay, but it's sequel Space Invaders II is much better and is also included in the collection. Majestic Twelve and Space Invaders '91 are the cream of the crop and will be what most players will sink their time into with unique missions, more action-oriented gameplay, and much more responsive controls than the previously mentioned games in this collection!

A few additional games are available that were also in the Space Invaders: Forever collection so there's no real need to mention them here as we already reviewed that collection. As for the menu and options, Space Invaders: Invincible Collection is loaded with cabinet options, including difficulty and screen settings, A.I. settings, cabinet backgrounds, and much, much more!

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As for the audiovisual presentation, the games look and sound authentic and exactly how they did in the arcades which is definitely a nostalgic trip down memory lane if you grew up around arcades in the 80's and 90's! Each game also plays as it should with every little flaw and or detail displayed correctly so the emulation is spot-on!

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Bottom-Line: With an excellent line-up of games with great gameplay, and a ton of nostalgia if you're a gamers from the 70's, 80's, or 90's. The U.I. is intuitive, with a ton of options allowing for a highly customized experience while the faithful audiovisual presentation will transport you back to simpler times when gameplay was king! Overall we give Space Invaders: Invincible Collection for the Nintendo Switch a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★¼ 9.25/10

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by KeAfan7
on October 10th 2021, 3:36 pm
 
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Topic: Review: WitchSpring 3 Re:Fine (Switch Retail)
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Review: WitchSpring 3 Re:Fine (Switch Retail)


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Witchtastic!

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Developed by KiwiWalks and Ikina Games, published by ININ, and public relations by PR Hound, WitchSpring 3 Re:Fine is an RPG that feels a lot like a Atelier series title, but more simplistic. For better or worse the game is short at around 12 hours in length, but is that a turn-off to recommending purchasing the game? Yes, but it's mostly due to the price and there are a myriad of reasons why you should at least consider this game if it's discounted.

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The gameplay is simple enough, but has quite an addictive curve to its formula in much the same way an Atelier game does with a robust item creation system that is heavily integrated into the story itself. The battles are also quite unique with the golem like puppets that you fight battles with. Overall this is where the game shines the most.

As for the controls the can be somewhat cumbersome at times, but aren't bad overall, the game is also a bit on the easy side and the length of the game is VERY short at around 12 hours in length as we already said. The audiovisual presentation is also merely adequate while it's not bad, nothing really struck us as being memorable in that department.

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay with a fun and addictive alchemy system, WitchSpring 3 will draw players in with its charm, however a short story length, overly easy difficulty, somewhat cumbersome controls, and unremarkable audio presentation really hold this game back, as does its $40 price tag. It's not without its merits and is definitely enjoyable for fans of the Atelier series so we do give the game a decent to solid level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★¾☆☆☆ 6.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on September 19th 2021, 10:45 am
 
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Topic: Review: Spelunker HD (PS4 Retail) (Mini Review)
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Review: Spelunker HD (PS4 Retail) (Mini Review)

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Spelunking Ahoy!

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Developed by Tozai Games, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Spelunker HD Deluxe for the PS4 is an action-platformer from the NES era that has been revived on PS4 with optional enhanced graphics, leaderboards, online multiplayer, and several enjoyable new game modes. Is this enough to make the game enjoyable for modern audiences? We think so and here's why:

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The gameplay is straightforward enough, collect treasure, avoid enemies and traps, and DON'T FALL! Seriously elevation is deadly in this game and while frustrating at times it isn't unfair. You'll never feel like a death was undeserved, which is a sign of a well-designed game. The myriad of game modes adds a ton of replayability to the game, especially the Championship Mode and the roguelike mode exclusively available on this re-release.

The controls are easy to learn and are quite intuitive while the multiplayer is a ton of fun for players of all ages! The audiovisual presentation is also extremely well-done with great visuals and superb music that fits the game like a glove!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay, excellent controls, and a superb audiovisual presentation, Spelunker HD for the PS4 is a quality remaster of a forgotten retro gem that we highly recommend to all PS4 owners as such we give the game a good to great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★¾☆ 8.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on September 6th 2021, 5:54 pm
 
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Topic: Review: Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX+ (PS4 Retail)
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Review: Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX+ (PS4 Retail)


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Bursting The Waves of Adventure!

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Developed by TAITO, published by TAITO and M2, with PR by PR Hound, Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX+ is a console port of the arcade title Darius Burst: Another Chronicle, and while it might not have as much content as Chronicle Saviors, it's every bit as enjoyable! Continue reading our review to find out why!

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The gameplay in Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX+ is split into several different modes, these include Original which is a traditional arcade experience through three branching zones. While fun, this mode is extremely short and has a limited number of zones, which means very low replay value can be found in this mode. Then EX mode which is basically a more challenging remix of Original Mode and is quite enjoyable if not a tad too similar to Original Mode.

Another mode is Chronicle Mode which has many missions and custom zones with specific goals that must be met. This mode is quite beefy and adds many hours of gameplay to the game. We highly recommend playing through Chronicle Mode for the best experience. Finally there's event mode which features all of the limited time Chronicle Mode events from the arcade release of the game which is exceptionally fun to play and quite difficult to boot. The only downside is that there are only around 20 missions in this mode so don't expect much replayability here.

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The gameplay will be familiar for those who are longtime fans of the Darius series, with challenging waves of enemies, tough as nails bosses, and tight controls that are very responsive which is always important in Shoot 'em up titles! As for the audiovisual presentation, the game looks fantastic despite its age with impressive special effects, detailed enemies and backgrounds, and a rocking soundtrack that fits the hectic mood of the game!

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Bottom-Line: With many fantastic and fun game modes, excellent gameplay, and a superb audiovisual presentation that has aged extremely well, Darius Burst: Another Chronicle EX+ for the PS4 is one whale of a shmup that no fan of the genre should let get away! We give the game a perfect level f recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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by KeAfan7
on August 26th 2021, 6:26 am
 
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Topic: Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (Switch Retail)
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Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV (Switch Retail)


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The End of A Saga!

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Developed by Nihon Falcom Games and published by NIS America, The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel IV is the final game in the Erabonian storyline in the long-running series and has been highly anticipated by fans, but does the game deliver the quality that fans have come to expect? We think so and here's why:

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In-terms of story and gameplay, Trails of Cold Steel IV picks up where the third game left off, and while it doesn't immediately get you into the meat of the gameplay, it does quickly recap what happened at the end of ToCS III, just in more detail. Once you do gain control you'll quickly notice that the battles are a good deal more challenging this time around with orders taking a massive drop in efficacy, but aside from that most of the changes in gameplay are pretty minimal outside of the new minigames and few new features that were added in this game.

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The game is quite the beast in-terms of length as well, clocking in at between 100 and 150 hours to beat even on the easiest difficulty. The game has a host of missables as usual which can make earning the platinum trophy quite difficult to obtain without some sort of assistance, such as a guide or walkthrough. The controls in the game are intuitive and easy to learn if you're a newcomer, though we highly recommend playing the games in order to avoid spoilers.

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The audiovisual presentation is absolutely breathtaking as the visuals have seen a increase in detail and the cutscenes in particular look amazing with higher quality special effects than the previous game possessed. The new locations are quite enjoyable and look a good deal better than the returning locations, which still look great and the characters new looks are quite fantastic!

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The soundtrack also is one of the best in video game history in our honest opinions, it easily has the best soundtrack we've heard since ToCS II and possibly even eclipses the soundtrack of the original Xenoblade Chronicles!

The Switch Difference:

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There are a few noteworthy differences between the PS4 and Switch versions of Trails of Cold Steel IV. The first is obviously the portability allowing players to play on the go which is always a great feature no-doubt, however that's the only positive difference. The game is surprisingly harsh on the analog sticks on the Switch Lite so we'd imagine it might spell doom for any Joycon controlers on a standard Switch Model. The second issue is a significant downgrade in the graphics which felt much closer to those seen in the first two Trails of Cold Steel games, which while not terrible, feels like a big step backwards. And the last issue are frame-rates that occasionally drop below 20 FPS with more frequent drops to around 25 FPS which REALLY hurts the game's audiovisual rating.

Bottom-Line: With challenging yet amazing gameplay with a ton of content, excellent story, and a fully portable experience if desired, JRPG fans and fans of RPG's in-general will certainly fall in love with this charming and epic role-playing game. The only downside is that the audiovisual presentation has taken a HUGE hit on the limited power of the Switch hardware. Overall we give the game a good to great recommendation to all Switch owners who love a great JRPG!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★¾☆ 8.75/10

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by KeAfan7
on July 28th 2021, 3:57 am
 
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Topic: Review: Cotton Reboot (PS4 Retail)
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Review: Cotton Reboot (PS4 Retail)


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Cottonly Smooth Shmup Experience!

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Developed by Success, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Cotton Reboot is an absolutely adorable shoot 'em up game from a series previously not available in the Western Hemisphere, but is this game worth checking out? We think so and here's why:

Cotton Reboot is as its name suggests a reboot of the popular Japanese "Witch 'Em Up" series Cotton, which is a bullet hell shooter series known for its cute graphics and challenging gameplay and this reboot delivers both in spades with silky smoth gameplay regardless of how much chaos is on-screen at any given time, a wide array of power ups and challenging enemies and bosses with sophisticated bullet patterns.

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Cotton Reboot is quite challenging and will really test your skills, however the intuitive controls will make it possible even for novice bullet hell fans to eventually beat the game. The audiovisual presentation is breathtaking with gorgeous level backgrounds, detailed characters and enemies, and great anime cutscenes between the levels! The soundtrack is also catchy and fits the game's setting perfectly!

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay, challenging yet fair difficulty, intuitive controls, and an amazing audiovisual presentation, Cotton Reboot is one retro-style shoot 'em up series that can stand up to modern games in genre in-terms of features, while staying faithful to the charm and tried and true design of the golden age era games of the genre. It isn't the best shoot 'em up out there, but its charm and utter lack of any flaws whatsoever make it a great game to add to your PS4 library of games!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★½☆ 8.5/10

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by KeAfan7
on June 1st 2021, 2:21 am
 
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Topic: Review: Wonderboy ~ Asha In Monster World (PS4 Retail)
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Views: 1743

Review: Wonderboy ~ Asha In Monster World (PS4 Retail)


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Shakin' That Treasure Booty!

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Developed by STUDIOARTDINK and the digital version published by STUDIOARTDINK with the physical version published by ININ Games and public relations by PR Hound, Wonderboy: Asha In Monster World is a platforming RPG and a remake of the fourth game in the long-running Wonderboy series and "Boy" is it an amazing game! Continue reading our review to learn just how amazing we feel this remake is, along with our recommendation score!

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The classic sidescrolling gameplay with smooth combat, puzzle solving, and zelda-esque progression is mostly intact in this remake of the legendary fourth installment of the Wonderboy series, however several new sections have been added to the game as have completely reworked 3-D sections that add a whole new dimension of gameplay to the already enjoyable Platforming-RPG.

The game is much easier than the original version that was initially localized in the west on the Wii and PS3, but still provides a challenge that will test many gamer's skills. The controls are intuitive and easy to learn which is always a good thing in our opinions! In-terms of length, Wonderboy: Asha in Monster World will take most first-timers around 15-20 hours to beat, though to complete 100% expect to spend an additional 10 hours of time sinking into the game!

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The audiovisual presentation in the game is absolutely amazing with cute chibi 3-D characters, detailed towns and areas, and special effects that really pop. As for the soundtrack, it's quite charming and oh so catchy and will draw players into the game's whimsical world.

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Bottom-Line: With great gameplay, intuitive controls, and a top-notch audiovisual presentation, Wonderboy: Asha in Monster World is a fantastic game worthy of being in any gamer's video games collection, and the additions in this remake make this an absolute must-have for any fan of the genre and as such we give this game a nearly perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★½ 9.5/10

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by KeAfan7
on May 5th 2021, 7:19 pm
 
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Topic: Switch News: Wonderboy ~ Asha in Monster World Releases May 28th on Switch/PS4!
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Switch News: Wonderboy ~ Asha in Monster World Releases May 28th on Switch/PS4!


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WunderGurl!

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It's been a longtime coming, but Wonderboy: Asha In Monster World's release date has been announced by PR Hound and ININ Games! You can read the press release below:

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ININ Games and STUDIOARTDINK are delighted to announce the official release for Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World for the Western retail release for both physical and digital Nintendo Switch and PS4 versions will be on May 28th 2021 for North America, Europe and Australia.


The retail editions for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 will be available for €39.99 / $39.99 / £34.99 and include the original Monster World IV exclusively.

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The digital Switch and PS4 versions, by STUDIOARTDINK, will be available in EU and US through the online stores for €34.99 /  $34.99 / £31.49 (GBP to be confirmed). Furthermore the Steam version will release a month later on June 29th. The game will be available for €34.99 /  $34.99 / £31.49 (GBP to be confirmed) on Steam. The digital versions won’t include the original game.

Two friends saving the world

Asha, with her companion, Pepelogoo, must free the four spirits confined by evil forces whose origin she discovers throughout her journey. While the story remains true to the original 1994 game it is a full remake of Monster World IV, with cell-shaded 3D graphics and 2D gameplay that stays close to the beloved original, including enhanced visuals and refined play content.

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Limited and exclusive physical editions

Three limited editions for Switch and PS4 can exclusively be pre-ordered at Strictly Limited Games. All three editions include the original Monster World IV:

The Limited Edition is available for €39.99 and includes exclusive color manual & reversible box art.

The Collector’s Edition includes terrific items like the Monster World Map, 2x soundtrack (Original & Remix), Artbook, a Squishy Ball Pepelogoo and more (€99.99).

The Mega Collector’s Edition celebrates the origins of the game and includes everything from the CE and even more fantastic items like the Asha and Pepelogoo Figurine (18cm / 7.1"), Asha Pixel Pin, a Vinyl Sticker for your console and more (€179.99).

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Are you looking forward to the game's release later this month? As always be sure to leave us a comment in the comments section below!

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by KeAfan7
on March 7th 2021, 8:29 pm
 
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Topic: Review: YS IX - Monstrum Nox (PS4 Retail)
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Review: YS IX - Monstrum Nox (PS4 Retail)


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Monstrous Fun!

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Developed by Nihon Falcom Games and published by NIS America, YS IX: Monstrum Nox is the ninth main installment in the long-running YS series, ten if you count Ys Origins, but is this darker brother of the series worth a purchase? We think so and here's why:

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The game has all the typical action-rpg goodness you've come to expect from the series with fast-paced battles, interesting and unique bosses, and a diverse cast of likeable characters. The formula is mostly intact including the raid battles from Ys VIII, but the puzzle-solving has been watered down quite a bit which isn't a good thing, but doesn't hurt the game that much either, much to our surprise. The story is incredibly dark this time around so expect some really sad moments during the game's 8 lengthy chapters!

The game is also a fair bit shorter than its predecessor clocking in at around 30 hours in length if you know what you're doing. The controls are quite responsive and easy to learn which is always a good thing, and the difficulty is fairly challenging even on the normal setting.

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The audiovisual-presentation in YS IX is quite good with lush open-world regions, and fantastic special effects and character designs. The only downside visually is that the game doesn't quite look as impressive as its predecessor, YS VIII, but overall it's a really nice looking game. On the audio side of things, the voice acting is superb and the soundtrack is as good as you'd expect from a Nihon Falcom game, which is nothing short of perfection!

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Bottom-Line: With a dark and amazing story, excellent gameplay, solid controls and a top-notch audiovisual-presentation, YS IX: Monstrum Nox is a nearly flawless action-rpg that is an absolute blast to play and as such we give the game a perfect level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★★ 10/10

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