Browsing all articles from June, 2014.

Idol Eyes: A Review Of Hyperdimension Neptunia PP: Producing Perfection

Idol Eyes: A Review Of Hyperdimension Neptunia PP: Producing Perfection 

Frankly, I wasn’t even aware that idol simulators were “a thing,” as they’d say, and as such Hyperdimension Neptunia PP: Producing Perfection represents my first foray into the realm. In it, the player acts as a manager guiding a fresh-faced ingenue in her efforts to become an international singing sensation. …

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Breaking Down the Destiny Beta

Breaking Down the Destiny Beta 

Reid and I have had plenty of time to sink our teeth into the Destiny Beta since it began last week. There was plenty about it that we both loved, but questions about how much the game’s story will actually matter, and how much more complex enemy encounters will eventually …

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RPG Club Plays Golden Sun: Week 2

RPG Club Plays Golden Sun: Week 2 

This week Ethan and Mike take a closer look at Golden Sun’s writing, and whether the game’s call and response dialogue gets in the way of players enjoying a simpler, less cluttered narrative.

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RPG Club Plays Golden Sun: Week 1

This month, the RPG Club takes a look back to the turn of the century when a small game on a little handheld made a big splash. Mike shares his reservations about revisiting his first RPG love while I vow to make this encounter with Golden Sun a more fruitful …

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Baby Steps: A Reivew of Among The Sleep

Baby Steps: A Reivew of Among The Sleep 

I know that I can really get into horror games, so after my first playthrough I was curious to try out Among the Sleep on some friends. I had ‘em over, we set up the projector, and we waited until it was dark. The game doesn’t have enough content to …

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Unnecessary Mountain: A Review of Battle Princess of Arcadias

Unnecessary Mountain: A Review of Battle Princess of Arcadias 

Sometimes less is more.
It’s an adage that can be applied to pretty much any creative pursuit, be it writing, cooking, or fashion. Videogames have begrudgingly acknowledged its importance due to technical limitations – the diminutive storage space of old school cartridges and other physical media a silicone vice on their …

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