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Touhou Mystia’s Izakaya – Review

Touhou Project occupies an unusual niche in indie gaming.  Unlike most franchises, its creator (ZUN/Team Shanghai Alice) is comparatively looser with allowing/licensing games using its world and characters. As a result, the catalog of Touhou games is as massive as it is diverse. Although the original series is predominantly known for bullet hell games about […]

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Game Of The Year 2023 – Staff Picks

We’ve seen plenty of titles released in 2023, from major ones like Final Fantasy XVI, niche titles such as Crymachina, and even a few ‘new to us’ releases like The Legend Of Nayuta: Boundless Trails. As a team, we’ve played quite a lot of them and would like to highlight our favorites. As with our Yearly Top Visual Novels […]

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Fashion Dreamer – Review

Fashion Dreamer is the latest release from Syn Sophia, developers of the popular Style Savvy series. Despite sharing the core dress-up gameplay of Style Savvy, Fashion Dreamer is a new IP with its own identity. Fashion Dreamer has a laser focus on its core gameplay loop, supplemented by a substantial online element that encourages players […]

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Pupperazzi – Review | So Many Doggos, So Little Film!

Developed by Sundae Month and published by Kitfox Games, Pupperazzi is a short and casual dog photography game. This indie title was released for the PC (Windows and macOS), Xbox One, and Xbox series X|S on 20 January 2022 and more recently, for the Nintendo Switch on 6 April 2023. Amid the freely explorable areas […]

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Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly – Review

Would you like to visit a city where you can find anyone from elves to aliens? Coffee Talk Episode 2: Hibiscus & Butterfly takes us back to a small coffee shop in an alternate world — A relaxing place where a diverse clientele can tell their stories. Three Years Later Coffee Talk Episode 2 takes […]

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Idol Manager – Review | Cash, Fame, and Treachery

Long a staple of Japanese media, idol culture has continued to grow its presence in the West. Series like BanG Dream and Love Live have grown in popularity due in large part to catchy songs and eye-catching outfits. And in Idol Manager, developed by GlitchPitch, you take the role of the producer of your very […]

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Arcade Paradise – Review

Is there anything more deliciously 90s than a Laundromat slash Arcade? Growing up in the UK, I can’t personally back this claim up. That said, from various nostalgic forum posts, films, TV shows, and the developers’ Nosebleed Interactive idea I think that statement could be correct. The question remains; Will this be an Arcade Paradise […]

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Pups & Purrs: Animal Hospital – Review | Healer Vets Healing Pets

Published by Numskull Games and Aksys Games in November 2021, Pups & Purrs: Animal Hospital — the English version of Wan Nyan Doubutsu Byouin: Pet o Tasukeru Daiji-na Oshigoto released in July 2020 in Japan — is a vet simulation game developed by Nippon Columbia for the Nintendo Switch. While Pups & Purrs: Animal Hospital’s conspicuous kawaii aesthetics and even cuter pets […]