• Zone Of The Enders: The Fist Of Mars

    Unfortunately, Konami “ended” this series too soon… Ah, Zone of the Enders. The lovable mech-based action games from the PS2 era which time (and Konami) has forgotten. As fate and/or luck would have it, this series also happened to received a GBA entry. However, being a fan of the action based PS2 titles does not necessarily translate to being a fan of this entry. It is common knowledge that the GBA is nowhere near as powerful as a PS2, and because of this Konami took a different approach to the series: a tactics based strategy RPG. While this is a wild deviation from the formula that fans loved, elements of…

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Reshef Of Destruction

    Reshef of Destruction? Damn near destroyed the franchise… Reshef of Destruction is an odd game in the sense that it shouldn’t exist in the form that it does. This game and the game that came before it (The Sacred Cards) are strange anomalies that can only be explained by sheer laziness and/or somebody at Konami having a really big nostalgia-gasm at their early attempts at Yu-Gi-Oh! simulators. Nobody asked for these games, at all…Ever. From what I remember of the fanbase at the time, everybody was in love with Duel Monsters 5 and 6 (Eternal Duelist Soul and World Championship Edition). With the GBA Konami finally had the processing power…

  • Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc

    How does one review a game like this? To tell you the truth, I’m really not sure. I’m limited in what I can say because so much of the game relies on the player not knowing exactly what’s going on. It’s not exactly the type of game most people will play through multiple times unless you’re the type that watches anime seasons multiple times. You see, at it’s heart, Danganronpa is a Visual Novel with real-time exploration and investigation and courtroom battles similar to those found in the Ace Attorney games. At the request of the publisher, I will not discuss anything beyond the first chapter, but I will try to…

  • Golden Sun: The Lost Age

    In 2001, Camelot brought us a splendid little gem of an RPG known as Golden Sun to the Game Boy Advance. Among the GBA’s slew of RPG adventures, it was arguably one of the better turn-based outings the genre had seen in a while. It was also rather lengthy for a GBA game, clocking in at an average of about 22 hours to finish to completion.

  • Brave Story: New Traveler

    We all know what it takes to make a good RPG. It’s really not that hard. Make the character models look unique, the dungeons varied, and throw in some level grind goodness but don’t make it too tedious or too frequent. Take this, coupled with a story that captivates the game playing audience, and you’ve got something that will satisfy most RPG nerds.

  • Black Rock Shooter

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCOX4Y7bykI&w=540&h=304] I never watched the Black Rock Shooter anime prior to playing the game. I didn’t know what to expect, so going by the name alone, I thought it would be a bad first person shooter with a generic anime paint job. By playing the game, I discovered the show, and now I’m hooked. I’m also a bit hung up on the game. I started the game with only the intent to review it, but as I played it, I got caught up in the gameplay. I really don’t know how to review this. Is it an RPG, an action game, or a 3rd person shooter?