Disclosure: the author was provided with a review code of this game by Koei Tecmo America Publisher: Koei Tecmo Developer: Gust Co. Ltd. Platform: PlayStation 3 (Japan only), PlayStation 4 (review platform), PlayStation Vita. JRPGs tend to be overlooked a lot nowadays. Beyond its niche, the genre is often considered past its prime and it’s rare to see a JRPG receive ...
Publisher: SEGA Developer: SEGA Platforms: Playstation 3 Yakuza 5 is a fighting/driving/hunting/dancing/karaoke simulation/action-RPG game by SEGA. The Yakuza series, (known as Ryu Ga Gotoku in Japan) which has won excellence awards in its home country with practically every new release, is basically the Grand Theft Auto of Japanese gaming. Yakuza 5 was originally released in December 2012 but Western audiences ...
As predicted by pretty much everyone, fans of the Persona series will have to wait a little bit longer for the next flagship title from Atlus. Originally slated for a 2015 launch in Japan and North America, Persona 5 will now hit the shelves in the Summer of 2016. This news comes from the Tokyo Game Show accompanied by a ...
Disclosure: the author was given a European review code for the game by NIS America Publisher: NIS America (EU), Atlus (NA) Developer: Lancarse Platforms: PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3 (review platform) The End. Not my closing words, no. That’s the name of the mysterious villain who threatens the world in Lost Dimension. The game opens with an anime cutscene that sets up ...
Forget the change in graphics, hell forget the skateboards and the [pro] skating altogether, we all know that one of the main components to the popular Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater series is the music and the series’ eclectic selection of rock, rap, hip-hop and ska as part of its official soundtrack. Well Activision have today revealed which songs will be ...
Atlus and Vanillaware have announced an Odin Sphere HD Remake for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Vita. The remake, entitled Odin Sphere: Leifdrasir, will be “very different” to a straightforward remaster of Odin Sphere according to the developers, and will feature evolved gameplay systems alongside a ‘Classic Mode’ presumably for those who want an experience closer to the action 2D RPG ...
The fifth entry in the popular Pro Skater series, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 5, has just been given a new gameplay trailer appearing to show in-game footage of the upcoming current-gen title. A cast of varied individuals and odd-ball stand-out’s aside, it’s been confirmed that one of the series’ recent staples – the ability to create your own skate park, ...
Star Ocean 5‘s producer Shuichi Kobayashi has revealed that the studio behind the game, Tri-Ace, will not be making any form of downloadable content or accompanying expansion packs post-release. Talking to IGN after E3, Kobayashi explained working on additional content, he believes, ‘does not really satisfy [consumers]‘ “We’d like to invest all we have into the game and make it ...
Sega of America have released part one in a three-part developer diary for Yakuza 5. In this episode, Gio Corsi of Sony – director of Third Party Production – sits down with series director Toshihiro Nagoshi and Yakuza 5 producer Masayoshi Yokoyama, to discuss the influences of the Yakuza series, what drives them to craft the world of Yakuza and what ...
Disclosure: The author of this article was given a code for the game through Frogmind for the purpose of this review Developer: Frogmind Publisher: Frogmind Platform: Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, Wii U More than likely, no less than a title and introductory sentence in and you’re already curling your nose at that dreaded sub-title, right? The strawberries to ‘Remastered’s ...