Author: Aileen Coe

  • Review: Collar x Malice (Sony PlayStation Vita)

    Review: Collar x Malice (Sony PlayStation Vita)

    Collar x Malice Developer: Idea Factory Publisher: Aksys Games Genre: Visual novel Release Date: 07/28/2017 Aksys has brought over a bevy of otome games in the past few years. They include the PSP, 3DS, and PS3 version of Hakuoki, Sweet Fuse, Code:Realize, and Norn9. Just this year, they’ve released Period Cube and will be releasing […]

  • Review: Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (Sony PlayStation Vita)

    Review: Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds (Sony PlayStation Vita)

    Hakuoki: Kyoto Winds Developer: Idea Factory Publisher: Idea Factory Genre: Visual novel Release Date: 05/16/2017 Hakuoki has gotten prolific in its releases since it was first brought over here on the PSP. It also got a 3DS version and PS3 version (the latter of which I considered the definitive version until Kyoto Winds), and even […]

  • Review: Miniature Garden (PC)

    Review: Miniature Garden (PC)

    Miniature Garden Developer: Muzintou Publisher: Fruitbat Factory Genre: Visual novel Release Date: 03/30/2017 I tend to be a voracious consumer of visual novels and a sucker for anything with mystery and/or horror elements to it. So when Miniature Garden came in as a review copy, I was curious enough to take it. Let’s see how […]

  • Review: Chase: Cold Case Investigations – Distant Memories (Nintendo 3DS)

    Review: Chase: Cold Case Investigations – Distant Memories (Nintendo 3DS)

    Chase: Cold Case Investigations – Distant Memories Developer: Arc System Works Publisher: Aksys Games Genre: Visual novel Release Date: 10/13/2016 When Cing closed its doors in 2010, I was sad because I loved their games (even if Again didn’t quite live up to Cing’s other games). Hotel Dusk remains one of my favorite DS games, […]

  • Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs (PlayStation Vita)

    Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs (PlayStation Vita)

    Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs Developer: Toybox Inc. Publisher: Aksys Games Genre: Visual novel/SRPG Release Date: 09/20/2016 When Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters originally came out last year, it was something that sort of pinged my radar, but I didn’t get around to picking it up at the time. That turned out fortuitous since […]

  • Review: Dreamfall Chapters – Book Five: Redux (PC)

    Review: Dreamfall Chapters – Book Five: Redux (PC)

    Dreamfall Chapters – Book Five: Redux Developer: Red Thread Games Publisher: Red Thread Games Genre: Adventure Release Date: 06/17/2016 Here we are at last, the end of this long journey. The Longest Journey came out in 1999, Dreamfall: The Longest Journey came out in 2006, and then we didn’t see another entry in this series […]

  • Review: Selenon Rising Episode 1 (PC)

    Selenon Rising Episode 1 Developer: Fastermind Games Publisher: Sekai Project Genre: Visual Novel Release Date: 04/29/2016 I’m always up for a good murder mystery and visual novel (even better when the two combine), and I tend to devour games like Ace Attorney, Dangan Ronpa and Cing’s works. Upon hearing this game described as a mix […]

  • Review: Dreamfall Chapters – Book 4: Revelations (PC)

    Dreamfall Chapters – Book Four: Revelations Developer: Red Thread Games Publisher: Red Thread Games Genre: Adventure Release Date: 12/04/2015 With this penultimate chapter comes some answers, though naturally the rest will come in the final book. Like any good penultimate chapter, it progresses and ties up some of the plot threads woven by the previous […]

  • Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC) Announces First Standalone Event in November 2016

    Expanded focus on games, entertainment, brand experience, and innovation after sold out inaugural event at GDC Call for Submissions Opens Today – Deadline: July 8 [22-June-2016] SAN FRANCISCO, June 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – The Virtual Reality Developers Conference (VRDC), the premier event for creators of immersive VR (and AR) experiences, today announced dates and location […]

  • Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Releases on PS4 This Fall

    Title: Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity Publisher: XSEED Games Platform: PS4 Release Date: 2016 Genre: Action RPG Players: 1 player ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Immortality is boring. While one would imagine an all-powerful vampire has a lot to do, such is not the case for Remilia Scarlet. After 500 years, the Scarlet Devil is desperately searching for something new to […]

  • Mobile Suit Gundam Extreme Vs-Force is Coming to PlayStation Vita on July 12, 2016; Get Ready For a New Battle System and New Characters to be Revealed

    BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announced that its latest Gundam Extreme video game, MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM EXTREME VS-FORCE is launching in the Americas on July 12, 2016. The game will be released in digital form exclusively for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system via the PlayStation Network. In additional to the ship date annoucement, we are […]

  • Get a load of the Gal*Gun Double Peace Limited Edition and Pre-Order Bonuses!

    PQUBE, Bristol UK June 15th, 2016 – If a Standard Edition just doesn’t do it for you, Inti Creates and PQube has just the thing! Feast your eyes on the Gal*Gun Double Peace Limited Edition, available on July 15th in Europe and July 19th 2016 in North America for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita! The […]

  • Mastiff and Nihon Falcom Team up to Bring “Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure” to Nintendo 3DS This Summer

    Colorful 3D action-RPG invites players to join Parin and her monstrous friends as they set out to rid their world of evil phantoms SAN FRANCISCO – June 16, 2016 – Get ready to embark on an epic adventure! Video game publisher Mastiff, in partnership with Nihon Falcom, today announced that the action-RPG, Gurumin 3D: A […]

  • Monster Hunter Generations Demo Available This Month

    Demo codes for Monster Hunter Generations have started going out to some lucky My Nintendo members. Two codes will be in that email. one for you and one to give away to a friend. The demo will be available to the public on June 30, but if you’re impatient and unlucky you can snag a […]

  • Review: Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish (PC)

    Magical Eyes – Red is for Anguish Developer: Pomera Studios Publisher: Fruitbat Factory Genre: Visual Novel Release Date: 03/30/2016 I tend to be a voracious consumer of visual novels. My Steam wish list is flowing to the brim with them (and flowing to the brim period, but that’s neither here or there). I’m also a […]

  • Review: Norn9: Var Commons (PlayStation Vita)

    Norn9: Var Commons Developer: Idea Factory/Otomate Publisher: Aksys Games Genre: Visual Novel Release Date: 11/03/2015 The first I’ve heard of Norn9 was this track. Upon looking up more information about the game, it looked like an interesting premise with some nice artwork and (obviously) music. Of course, it being an otome meant it was right […]

  • Steam Game You Might Have Missed – Momodora 3

    Looking for something to get on Steam? Having trouble sorting through everything that’s in the store? We have you covered through our Steam curator list, where we post recommendations of games we’ve reviewed here on DieHard GameFAN or have played through on our own time. Additionally, once a week we’ll be posting recommendations for games […]

  • Steam Games You Might Have Missed – The Banner Saga

    Looking for something to get on Steam? Having trouble sorting through everything that’s in the store? We have you covered through our Steam curator list, where we post recommendations of games we’ve reviewed here on DieHard GameFAN or have played through on our own time. Additionally, once a week we’ll be posting recommendations for games […]

  • Review: Amnesia: Memories (PC)

    Amnesia: Memories Developer: Idea Factory Publisher: Idea Factory Genre: Visual Novel Release Date: 08/25/2015 Visual novels have been gaining more momentum, with more of them making their way outside of Japan. Along with that, otomes, an underserved niche, have also gotten more in the way of releases, with Amnesia: Memories being among the latest (Norn9 […]

  • Review: Dreamfall Chapters – Book 3: Realms (PC)

    Dreamfall Chapters – Book Three: Realms Developer: Red Thread Games Publisher: Red Thread Games Genre: Adventure Release Date: 06/25/2015 Here we are at the halfway point of this tale. The last book ended with a bang (literally) and a cliffhanger (kind of a given since there was still three more books to go). After that […]