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Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection – Review

Atlus is mostly known for their work on the Shin Megami Tensei and Persona franchises, but during the mid-2000s, one humble series was born. The Etrian Odyssey games are a series of dungeon-crawling RPGs harkening back to the days of playing computer RPGs with pen and paper. The series has spawned many games since then, all for the DS […]

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Persona 3 Portable – Review | Returning Remaster

Persona has turned into one of the most widely celebrated JRPG franchises of all time, and for good reason. Its eclectic blend of tight turn-based gameplay, dungeon-crawling, and social simulation can’t be found elsewhere. The series as we know it now owes much of its current identity to Persona 3, released 16 years ago. Today, […]

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13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim – Review | 13 is Lucky for Some

Vanillaware is one of those rare developers that seem to constantly produce gold but with a real niche appeal. Ranging from RPGs to beat ’em ups, Vanillaware has now shown their hand with a real-time strategy meets visual novel title. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to look at 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. All Equal Measures […]

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax – Review | A Beary Good Time

Anime, JRPG, and fighting game fans can rejoice. The P-1 tournament is back. Grab your tarot card or evoker, strengthen your social links, and have a great day at your Junes. It’s time for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. Persona has become a little bit of a household name since Atlus released the enhanced port of […]

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Shin Megami Tensei 5 – Review | This Ain’t Pokémon

Shin Megami Tensei is a series of games that has grown in popularity at an alarming rate. Whether it was the excellent Nocturne/Lucifer’s Call on PS2, the stellar Persona 4 on Vita, or wonderful spinoffs like Strange Journey on DS, the series has gone from strength to strength. Of course, I will mention Persona 5, […]

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Persona 5 Strikers – Review | A Hack’n’Slash JRPG

Is Persona 5 Strikers what you think it is? Judging by talking with friends, colleagues, and people online, you might be surprised. Many have likened it to the Warriors series of games, focusing almost solely on hack and slash battles against thousands of enemies. While there is some similarity, there’s a lot more to it […]