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Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS - Week in Review 8/15 (Metaknight, Smash Run)

Big week - Metaknight returns! MK was one of the most anticipated Brawl veterans to return, and Mr. Sakurai took his time revealing him. In fact, he teased it on Monday. In other news, details on setting your powers for Smash Run. »»

Review: Mysterious Stars: A Fairy Tale (Nintendo 3DS)

The stars didn't align for this game either. »»

Review: Mysterious Stars: The Samurai (Nintendo 3DS)

The stars didn't align for this game. »»

10 Thoughts on… Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Sony Playstation Vita)

This probably won't come as any sort of a surprise considering I wrote a huge strategy guide for the first game, but I've been eagerly awaiting the release of Dangan Ronpa 2 ever since NIS announced it was coming stateside. That NIS announced their i »»

Don't Miss This: GenCon 2014 Poker Game

Flying Buffalo created a neat poker deck in 2008 called the "Origins Poker Deck," which features four famous game designers as the king cards and ads from various game companies, conventions, and stores as the rest of the deck. The original deck was »»

Anime Review: Cardcaptor Sakura Blu-Ray Premium Edition

Cardcaptor Sakura Complete Series: Premium Blu-Ray Edition Publisher: Nippon Ichi Cost: $199 (133.97 or Standard Edition) Runtime: 1,750 minutes Release Date: 08/05/2014 Get it Here: Nippon Ichi's Website. Right after I had graduated college »»

Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS – Week in Review 8/8/14 (Daybreak, Trophies, Gameboy)

Another new assist trophy, another new stage for the portable version and a new (likely very powerful) item. Sakurai is vague but productive. We're just about inside of a month until the Japanese release of SSB for 3DS so we can expect some interesting updates as we draw closer. »»

Review: Abyss Odyssey (PC)

Slowly enter the abyss that was made for you. »»

10 Thoughts On... Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1 (Sony PlayStation Vita)

Nep Nep makes her return on the Vita. But this time, not as a pop idol. »»

Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS - Metaknight Returns to the Battle

The long-missing frenemy of Kirby is back in Super Smash Bros - Metaknight returns! »»

Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (PC)

"Why is my present a BOY?!" »»

Tabletop Review: Dungeons & Dragons, Fifth Edition Player's Handbook (D&D 5e/D&D Next)

Dungeons & Dragons, Fifth Edition Player's Handbook Publisher: Wizards of the Coast Cost: $49.95 ($29.97 at Amazon.com) Page Count: 320 Release Date: 08/19/2014 Get it Here: Amazon.com Well here we are. After months of reviewing beta 5e prod »»

Review: Risen 3 - Titan Lords (PC)

Risen 3: Titan Lords Developer: Piranha Bytes Publisher: Deep Silver Genre: Action Adventure RPG Release: 08/12/2014 Frustration, enjoyment, confusion and disappointment. These are the range of emotions I went through as I marched my way thro »»

Tabletop Review: Spooks: Welcome to the Great Beyond

Spooks: Welcome to the Great Beyond Publisher: Nightingale Publishing Cost: $19.99 Page Count: 362 Release Date: Nightingale Press Get it Here:DriveThruRPG.com Like many new RPGs these days, Spooks: Welcome to the Great Beyond is a product o »»

Tabletop Review: Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition/D&D Next)

Hoard of the Dragon Queen (Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition/D&D Next) Publisher: Wizards of the Coast/Kobold Press Cost: $29.99 ($23.94 at Amazon.com Page Count: 95 Release Date: 08/19/2014 Get it Here: Amazon.com Hoard of the Dragon Queen is »»

Interview with James Edward Raggi IV and Rafael Chandler about No Salvation For Witches (Lamentations of the Flame Princess)

Although it's not one of the more mainstream gaming brands like Shadowrun, World of Darkness or Pathfinder, Lamentations of the Flame Princess has an ever growing and pretty damn devout following. Amongst the DHGF staffers, it's a personal favorite o »»

Tabletop Review: The Strange: Player's Guide (Cypher System)

The Strange: Player's Guide (Cypher System) Publisher: Monte Cook Games Cost: $10 Page Count: 98 Release Date: 08/06/2014 (Preorder PDF and Kickstarter Backers)/TBD (Everyone Else) Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com (eventually) Back in late 2012, »»

Ten Things You Might Not Know About the Dungeons & Dragons Fifth Edition Player's Handbook (Dungeons & Dragons/D&D Next)

Although the Player's Handbook doesn't come out until August 19th for most people, we here at Diehard GameFAN have out hands on one, and we thought it would be fun to show you a preview of what to expect. Now, we know that other sites, and even Wizar »»

Preview: Shadows: Heretic Kingdoms (PC)

The sequel to Kult: Heretic Kingdoms has hit Steam's Early Access. »»

Diehard GameCAST: Episode 54 - Destiny Beta, The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky, The Darkness II, and more!

We dissect EA's new subscription service, the concept of love in The Last of Us, and the merits of unobtainable achievements. »»

Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS - Week in Review 8/1/14 (Takamaru, Paper Mario, Pokemon)

Two new stages for 3DS, a new Assist Tropyh, a space version of the Beetle item and an explosive new mode? Quite the productive week for Mr. Sakurai's release schedule. »»

Review: Northmark: Hour of the Wolf (PC)

A year later, and this game has only gotten less impressive. »»

10 Thoughts on… The Destiny Beta (Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox One)

When Bungie decided they were more or less tired of making Halo and opted to hand off the franchise to Microsoft so they could go do something else, it should probably come as no surprise that their next venture would be a futuristic FPS (though I wa »»

Review: The Walking Dead Season Two Episode Four: Amid The Ruins (PC)

Less on rails than episode three, but still heavy handed. »»

Review: Memories of a Vagabond (PC)

Memories of a Vagabound Developer: DarkElite Publisher: DarkElite Genre: RPG Release Date: 07/07/2014 It's no secret I'm a Chrono Trigger fan - I even nominated it for the Hall of Fame way back when. So when Alex said a game came in that was »»

Tabletop Review: Age of Cthulhu 8: Starfall Over the Plateau of Leng (Call of Cthulhu)

Age of Cthulhu 8: Starfall Over the Plateau of Leng (Call of Cthulhu) Publisher: Goodman Games Cost: $7 (PDF)/$24.99 Physical) Page Count: 66 Release Date: 07/18/2014 (PDF to Kickstarter Backers)/TBD (Everyone Else) Get it Here: Goodman Games »»

Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS - Week in Review 7/25/14 (Robin, Starfox, Tomodachi)

Admittedly slow week in Smash news. We're coming down to the wire - It's just over two months until the 3DS launch and we can expect to know almost anything by then! »»

Review: OlliOlli (PC)

OlliOlli Genre: Skateboard/Score Attack Developer: Roll7 Publisher: Steam Release Date: 7/22/2014 I’m going to make a terrible analogy to start off this review because why not. There was a time when junk food was created, processed and »»

Review: Strike Force Foxx (Nintendo 3DS)

It's silly and monotonous, but can still be fun in short bursts. »»

Tabletop Review: Dungeon Crawl Classics #83: The Chained Coffin

Dungeon Crawl Classics #83: The Chained Coffin Publisher: Goodman Games Cost: $7 (PDF)/$10 (physical)/$30 (Kickstarter Boxed Collector's Edition) Release Date: 07/23/2014 (PDF to Kickstarter Backers)/TBD (Everyone else) Get it Here: Goodman Games »»

Preview: Frozen State (PC)

I’m generally all about horror games; while the majority of games that can be considered as thematically “horror” oriented tend to fall into the survival horror or adventure genre, not all of them occupy these two genres, and those that don’t »»

Anime Review: Toradora! Premium Edition (Blu-Ray/DVD Combo Pack)

Toradora! Premium Edition Publisher; Nippon Ichi Runtime: 617 minutes Cost: $129.99 Release Date: 07/01/2014 Get it Here: NISAmerica Store It's hard to believe that it was a little over four years ago that I reviewed one of Nippon Ichi's firs »»

Review: Amazing Princess Sarah (Xbox 360)

Amazing Princess Sarah Publisher: Haruneko Developer: Haruneko Genre: Platformer Release Date: 7/9/2014 When you look at the cover image for Amazing Princess Sarah, you might be led to think this is just another stupid indie game with fan »»

Review: Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers (PC)

Gain deck construction and bugs, lose 2 headed giant and a good campaign »»

Review: The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 4 - Amid the Ruins (Sony PlayStation Vita)

The Walking Dead keeps pulling the same old tricks. It's officially old at this point. »»

Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS Week In Review - 7/18/14 (Robin, Lucina)

A huge start to the week with a double Fire Emblem character reveal, the returning Captain Falcon and details on the newcomers. »»

Tabletop Review: Forever Summer

Forever Summer Publisher: Chronicle City Cost: $4.99 Page Count: 58 Release Date: 06/27/2014 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com So, back story. I saw Forever Summer come up in late June and the concept sounded interested, but I just didn't have ti »»

Review: Evil Pumpkin: The Lost Halloween (PC)

This game is a bit too early thematically and mechanically. »»

Tabletop Review: Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying Game

Valiant Universe: The Roleplaying Game Publisher: Catalyst Game Labs Cost: $9.99 (PDF)/$39.99 (Physical)/$54.99 (LE) Page Count: 210 Release Date: 07/16/2014 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com or Battlecorps Well, it's finally here. After four Qui »»

Review: Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Sony Playstation 4)

Valiant Hearts: The Great War Genre: Adventure Developer: Ubisoft Montpellier Publisher: Ubisoft Release Date: 6/24/14 We don't really see a lot of games that take place during World War I, if you think about it. Not that it's really a good id »»

Tabletop Review: Ripples From Carcosa (Call of Cthulhu)

Ripples From Carcosa (Call of Cthulhu) Publisher: Chaosium Cost: $10.95 (PDF) Page Count: 135 Release Date: 07/15/2014 Get it Here: Chaosium.com Ripples From Carcosa originally started life as a Monograph, which is a Call of Cthulhu piece usu »»

Tabletop Review: Age of Cthulhu: Transatlantic Terror (Call of Cthulhu)

Age of Cthulhu: Transatlantic Terror (Call of Cthulhu) Publisher: Goodman Games Cost: Free (To Kickstarter Backers)/TBD (Everyone Else) Page Count: 12 Release Date: 07/18/2014 Although currently unavailable to everyone else, Goodman Games rele »»

Tabletop Review: Castles & Crusades: A Shattered Night

Castles & Crusades: A Shattered Night Publisher: Troll Lord Games Cost: $4.99 Page Count: 26 Release Date: 07/08/2014 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG.com A Shattered Night is the latest adventure in the "F" series for Castles & Crusades. These adve »»

Review: Divinity: Original Sin (PC)

Divinity: Original Sin Developer: Larian Studios Publisher: Larian Studios Genre: RPG Release Date: 6/30/14 Larian Studios did something I never expected; they went far beyond the expectations for Divinity: Original Sin, the latest game in the »»

Review: The Wolf Among Us - Episode Five: Cry Wolf (PC)

Bigby's final romp for this series puts a lot of control in player hands. »»

Review: Abyss Odyssey (PC)

Stare into the abyss and you'll be surprised at what stares back. »»

Tabletop Review: Cathulhu: Velvet Paws on Cthulhu's Trail (Call of Cthulhu)

Cathulhu: Velvet Paws on Cthulhu's Trail (Call of Cthulhu) Publisher: Sxitystone Press Cost: $8.95 (PDF)/18.99 (Physical) Page Count: 69 Release Date: 04/14/2014 Get it Here: DriveThruRPG or Chaosium.com Cathulhu originally appeared several y »»

Diehard GameCAST: Episode 53 - Divinity: Original Sin, Spec Ops: The Line, South Park: The Stick of Truth, Abyss Odyssey, and more!

Are indie games on the verge of collapse? Should they be? How about AAA's? We butt heads on these very topics and more. »»

Tabletop Review: Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck

Pathfinder Adventure Card Game: Rise of the Runelords: Spires of Xin-Shalast Adventure Deck Publisher: Paizo Cost: $19.99 ($17.50 at Amazon.com) Release Date: 01/15/2014 Get it Here: Amazon.com Well here we are with the sixth and final deck fo »»

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