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Review – Rune Factory 5

Few games these days still have to make “the great 3D leap” — transitioning into a whole new plane of view with camera work and controls. While discussion of the process is well-found amongst the game critic intelligentsia (“Sonic…

Review – Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

The Persona series is in the midst of its 25th anniversary year, and while many fans are clamoring for the chance to play Persona 5 on Switch, Atlus has instead turned things back even further. Not to a “main” game, mind you, but…

Review – Triangle Strategy

It’s been awhile since I’ve played a strategy game that wasn’t part of the Fire Emblem franchise, so it’s safe to say that Square Enix’s announcement of Project Triangle Strategy last year left me incredibly intrigued. I liked what I…

Review – Mario Party Superstars

When Super Mario Party shindigged its way onto Switch in 2018, I figured it was the start of a new chapter in the series’ legacy. While familiar, it was fairly distinct in its approach to boards and minigames, and managed to be a…

Review – Shin Megami Tensei V

The Shin Megami Tensei series is a fascinating corner of its genre rooted in theology, philosophy, and an Ars Goetia worth of demons. While each entry’s scenario and characters change, the commonalities remain consistent. This is…

Review – Chocobo GP

Final Fantasy is a franchise well-suited to spin-offs, so it’s no surprise that it received the kart racer Chocobo Racing way back in 1999 for the PlayStation. Surprisingly, despite being a solid concept, that game was the only time…

Review – Pokemon Legends: Arceus

To take a franchise like Pokémon and make it feel new again likely felt impossible. Efforts like Colosseum gave it a try before having those concepts drop away, and while GO redefined what Pokémon is to many, it really hasn’t changed…

Review – The Artful Escape

“Style over substance” is a common turn of phrase across multiple fields of criticism, punchy and powerful in how it can immediately declare a work to be fluffy and vacuous beneath its flashy veneer. I don’t like the term much…

Review – Windjammers 2

When it comes to wacky sports action, we are well past the genre’s prime. Gone are the days of over-the-top games like NBA Jam, SSX, and Blitz 2000. It seems like big companies are only interested in making realistic sports titles…