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Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei – Review | Embers of Passion

Set during the final decade of the Heian period, Birushana: Rising Flower of Genpei is a historical fantasy otome visual novel developed by Otomate, Idea Factory, and RED Entertainment. Originally released as Birushana Senki ~Genpei Hika Musou~ in September 2020, the game was localized into English by publisher Idea Factory International in June 2022. Available for the Nintendo Switch, Birushana: […]

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Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters – Review

Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters puts not our normal pudding-loving protagonist in the lead position this time, but the goddesses make way for the next generation. Nepgear and the other goddess candidates take the lead here, in a Gamindustri under lockdown. A Changed Gamindustri The story starts with Neptune and the other goddess setting off to […]

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Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters – Hints and Tips

Neptunia Sisters VS Sisters can be somewhat of a confusing Action RPG. Leaving the player to explore the systems and figure things out for themselves beyond the very basics, the game can be frustrating at times. While this isn’t a full guide or walkthrough, it should provide some useful hints and tips for playing Neptunia […]

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Dusk Diver 2 – Preview | Hack’n’Slash in Taipei

Dusk Diver 2 is finally hacking and slashing its way to consoles in the West later this year. Following the events of the original Dusk Diver, this Action RPG has you take control of Yang Yumo, fighting the forces of chaos and protecting Taipei. To set your expectations, this is merely a preview – not […]

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Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani – Review | A Kiss Under the Fujizakura Tree

Developed by Otomate, Idea Factory, Dairoku: Agents of Sakuratani is a fantasy otome visual novel that brings players into a world packed with Japanese mythology and folklore, supernatural encounters, and love. Originally released in May 2020 in Japan, this Nintendo Switch title has subsequently been localized into English and published by Aksys Games in December 2021.    […]

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Cupid Parasite – Review | Philosophy of Love

Romance is an essential ingredient in all otome visual novels, but I have yet to play one that examines the concept of love and relationships as holistically as Cupid Parasite does. Developed by Otomate, Idea Factory, and published by Idea Factory International, Cupid Parasite is a fantasy romantic comedy (rom-com) otome visual novel that is as fun as it […]

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Anime Hack'N'Slash Review

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars – Review

Neptunia x Senran Kagura: Ninja Wars has our favorite pudding-loving protagonist Neptune take the lead once again in this crossover event. Bringing much of the cast of both the Neptunia and Senran Kagura games, it restyles them as ninja. Fighting for the honor of their countries and shares, soon a bigger threat appears. Mechanical Ninja […]

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Neptunia ReVerse – Review

Here we are again – back where it all started. The first Hyperdimension Neptunia game has been remade. Now, this isn’t the first time the game has come over to more modern hardware. Heck, it’s not even the second. It could actually be the fourth. Maybe the fifth. Regardless of how many times this game […]

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Neptunia Virtual Stars – Review | A Nep Letter to VTubers

I have a problem, one which I think I should share with you all… I am obsessed with the Neptunia franchise. Why is that? I’d say it’s the same reason I like Super Smash Brothers; it’s a love letter to gaming’s history! It’s not just that though; it also has a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor […]