Dreamscaper is a dream-delving, monster-slaying, character-building, friend-making action RPG/rogue-lite, and it is a heck of a thing. The main story follows Cassidy, an enigmatic young woman who lives alone and seems to be dealing with some serious baggage. By night, she journeys into her subconsci… Read More »
Peter Triezenberg Final Fantasy X-2, as a story, is such an anachronism. It is both too weird to be a sequel to Final Fantasy X, and also not weird enough to stand on its own. There are glimmers of potential scattered throughout the game’s plot, such as themes of civil unrest, rebuilding in the wake… Read More »
On this episode of Random Encounter, Greg and Quinton discuss their adventures in the latest Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC, The Crown Tundra, which has proven to be a solid addition to the game. Jono had a storied experience with Yakuza: Like a Dragon, but has completed this gem that you oughta play!… Read More »
(Editor’s Note: The following review will contain spoilers for both Steins;Gate and Robotics;Notes ELITE) For a long time, I’ve had a complicated relationship with the SciADV series. After the apex of the series, Steins;Gate, things have steadily moved in the wrong direction. This started with the o… Read More »
Final Fantasy X-2. Great job system, great battle system, well-made pop songs. But how about the rest of the game? Our panel has some criticisms about the side quests, main story, and overall presentation of FFX-2, but they try to balance the bad with some good in the newest Retro Encounter.… Read More »
The majority of JRPGs we’ve played, including the iconic classics, could theoretically boil down to this basic formula: A ragtag party of adventurers saves the world from an evil god-tier supervillain and everyone lives happily ever after. This is just like the childhood stories we were told th… Read More »
When someone’s perceptions become accepted as facts to the majority at large, is it better for the truth to remain buried, or should it be forced out into the light of day no matter how painful? That is just one of the many fascinatingly insightful questions posed by Buried Stars, a Korean visual no… Read More »
Ah, the end of November. It can mean many things in many different parts of the world. Here in the United States, for example, it means Black Friday is near. It used to mean the American holiday of Thanksgiving, too, but in recent years Thanksgiving has been pushed into a smaller and smaller bubble… Read More »
Depending on the time of day and given the stresses of everyday life, a simple cup of coffee can take on a magical, perhaps even otherworldly quality. This is especially true if the location where you get such a brew happens to be equally special and accommodating. Café Enchanté is an otome visual n… Read More »
In the vast majority of games, failure is the end of the journey. We’re met with Game Over screens filled with sombre music while our cursors hover over the option to try again, load our last save, or quit to the main menu. In Othercide, failure is a core mechanic. Rather than an abrupt end to the s… Read More »
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