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[Game Review] One Piece: Romance Dawn (3DS)

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Anime titles have always translated well into games, especially those in the shonen genre with their inclusion of rivals and grunts that make memorable boss fights and perfect waves of grunts. Already, we’ve seen this in action in One Piece: Pirate Warriors from Namco Bandai Games and it seems that they are trying to reproduce that success with the 3DS’s …

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[Game Review] Black Rock Shooter: The Game (PSP)

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Originally conjured up on Japanese art community Pixiv, Black Rock Shooter has extended far past its humble roots and adapted into everything from songs using famed vocaloid Hatsune Miku to a dedicated anime series. With the level of fandom it has gained, its 2011 PSP adaptation was an inevitability. Though it’s been a long wait for western gamers, the title …

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[Game Review] Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection (PSP)

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In gaming, we always strive for change, looking for the next new project that seeks to turn a genre on its head or an adventurous developer who is willing to try something new. Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection rids itself of the series’ trademark large-scale battles and instead embraces five-unit teams in bite-sized battles, which could potentially scare off older …

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[Game Review] Growlanser Wayfarer of Time (PSP)

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The beauty of games that boast well designed gameplay over technologic prowess is the game’s longevity. Play any strategy RPG or fighting game from a decade or more ago and it would be just as fun, if not more so, than its contemporary competitors. Though released a whole console generation ago in Japan, Growlanser Wayfarer of Time has finally been …

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[Game Review] Gungnir (PSP)

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With the Vita out and outshining the original PSP in almost every way imaginable, it’s obvious that the previously powerful portable is on its way out. As with every outgoing Sony system before it, the PSP still has a few tricks up its sleeves and shines with games that are gameplay, rather than graphically, centric. While already more than a …

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[Game Review] Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (PSP)

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Visual novels, by design, feature little interactivity in comparison to mainstream games and are engaging as far as their stories pique interests. Immersion could become an issue if the protagonist is someone that players simply couldn’t identify with. This was the issue I had come across in my time with Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom. For the first time, …

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[Friday Five] Good Reasons to Import

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Back in the days of cartridge converters and illegal modifications all for the purpose of playing imported games, most American gamers only heard about elusive Japanese games and could only find out about them from rare magazine articles or word of mouth. With the internet and a greater interest in gaming, not only is more information making it to western …

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[Eye for Imports] Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX

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Although the series has made it over to American waters once during the PS2 era, it has since been absent and Taiko enthusiasts have had to resort to overpriced imports for their Japanese drumming thrills. With the yen all but kicking the American dollar’s ass, players have to wonder if it’s worth the game’s price and expensive shipping. The time to …

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[Eye for Imports] SD Gundam G Generation World

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Eye for Imports is a new section we’re starting to inform you guys of some of the interesting games in Japan right now. If we’re lucky, they may even come shore side and we can snag a copy at domestic prices, albeit coupled with ear-rape voice acting. This week, we introduce a PSP game with a long pedigree before it: …

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