• The Longest 5 Minutes

    The Longest 5 Minutes should have just been a visual novel, full stop. I guess I can expand on that thought. Let me start by what I feel the game sets out to do and build from there. The Longest 5 Minutes is a traditional JRPG told in such a way that you, the player, are experiencing memories of the main character who has lost his memory during the final fight with the game’s final boss, the Demon King. These memories take the form of micro dungeons and specific encounters. In each of these, the characters have a set starting level, gear, and money. Each of these memories have anywhere…

  • The Deadly Tower of Monsters

    We don’t usually do PC games here, but I got the chance to play The Deadly Tower of Monsters a few weeks ago, and I thought I’d give my thoughts on it. Right from the moment the game boots up, you’re treated to the game’s vocal flavor. The “Director” of a would-be old B movie starts talking about the splash screen. The first time you hear it, it’s funny, but the second, third, fifteenth, etc time you boot it up, you just want to skip it. Beyond that, there are numerous chuckles to be had due to the director’s commentary. Sometimes, the interviewer will even chime in, making it seem…

  • Now Playing 9/6/2015

    My list of games to review keeps growing, but when it comes to Vita reviews, I’m kind of solo here. Jason is working on Hatsune Miku: Project Mirai DX and from what he tells me, it’s a real charmer. As for me, I’m playing way too many anime games. If you’re a fan of Japanese oddities, the Vita, like the PSP, really is a great system. I’m currently playing two separate games of Amnesia: Memories (One on Vita and one on Steam) because depending on the world you choose, the game’s story is VERY different. It really does warrant 4 separate plays, but I’m only doing the two for the…

  • XSEED To Bring Trails In The Sky SC West

    I received an email today which is rather important for fans of the PSP RPG series The Legend of Heroes. There’s so much good stuff, I’ll just post the email contents for you. The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky SC, digitally to PC and the PSP┬« (PlayStation┬«Portable) system (including compatibility with the PlayStation┬«Vita handheld entertainment system) in 2014. The first chapter, previously released for the PSP system as The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, will also be released for PC this winter.