Author: Aileen Coe

  • Review: Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven (Nintendo 3DS)

    Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven Developer: Marvelous/Neverland Publisher: XSEED Genre: SRPG Release Date: 06/02/2015 Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is a swan song for Neverland, who also developed the Lufia and Rune Factory games. It almost never came into fruition due to the company filing for bankruptcy and closing after Rune Factory 4 was released. […]

  • Review: Dreamfall Chapters – Book 2: Rebels (PC)

    Dreamfall Chapters – Book Two: Rebel Developer: Red Thread Games Publisher: Red Thread Games Genre: Adventure Release Date: 03/12/2015 Dreamfall Chapters – Book 1: Reborn was a long awaited return to Stark and Arcadia. It reintroduced us to Zoe and Kian, along with introducing new characters into the mix. After a six month wait, a […]

  • Review: There Came an Echo (PC)

    There Came an Echo Developer: Iridium Studios Publisher: Iridium Studios Genre: RTS Release Date: 02/24/2015 There Came an Echo started off as a Kickstarter project. The prospect of voice commands seemed a bit spurious at first, though the fact Wil Wheaton was on board from the start was a point of interest (to say the […]

  • Review: Citizens of Earth (PC)

    Citizens of Earth Developer: Eden Industries Publisher: Atlus Genre: RPG Release Date: 01/20/2015 Citizens of Earth started off on Kickstarter. It looked promising, with clear Earthbound influences and the ability to recruit everyday citizens as party members, but sadly it ultimately didn’t meet its funding goal. It seemed like that would be the end of […]

  • Review: Dreamfall Chapters – Book One: Reborn (PC)

    Dreamfall Chapters – Book One: Reborn Developer: Red Thread Games Publisher: Red Thread Games Genre: Adventure Release Date: 10/21/2014 It’s been eight years since Dreamfall: The Longest Journey first came out. Likewise, there was a six year gap between The Longest Journey and Dreamfall. After a successful Kickstarter campaign that exceeded the original $850,000 goal, […]

  • Review: A Bird Story (PC)

    A Bird Story Developer: Freebird Games Publisher: Freebird Games Genre: Adventure Release Date: 11/07/2014 Telling a story without using any words presents a special challenge, because that precludes any dialogue or narration to carry the characters and plot and convey them in a manner that’s understandable to the audience. That’s exactly what A Bird Story […]

  • 10 Thoughts on… the Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire Demo (Nintendo 3DS)

    Of all the games that might need or benefit from a demo, probably one of the last games that would come to mind are main series Pokemon games. After all, the series has been around since 1996, and there’s a whole bevy of previous games if someone just jumping into the series wanted to get […]

  • Review: The Sacred Tears TRUE (PC)

    The Sacred Tears TRUE Developer: AlphaNuts Publisher: Nyu Media Genre: RPG Release Date: 09/25/2014 Nyu Media has brought quite a few doujin games over from Japan, primarily shooters like the eXceed games and GIGANTIC ARMY. They also released the visual novel Cherry Tree High Comedy Club (and are working on the sequel). The Sacred Tears […]

  • Review: Abyss Odyssey (PC)

    Slowly enter the abyss that was made for you.

  • 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 a homage to Chrono Trigger (and Final Fantasy), my interest was […]

  • Review: Momodora III (PC)

    Momodora III Developer: rdein Publisher: rdein Genre: Action Release Date: 07/01/2014 Momodora III is the first in the series to make it onto Steam after it was Greenlit. It’s also the first in the series to not be free to download, and bears a strong visual resemblance to

  • Fancy Pattern Vivillon Now Available in Celebration of 100 Million Pokemon Traded Via GTS

    The Pokemon Company announced that a Vivillon with a Fancy Pattern is now available via Wi-Fi in Pokemon X/Y. This Vivillon is being distributed to commemorate 100,000,000 Pokemon traded via the Global Trading Station. The Fancy Pattern does not normally appear in-game, so it’s only available through this event. To get this Vivillon, get your […]

  • Review: Broken Age Act 1 (PC)

    Broken Age Act 1 Developer: Double Fine Publisher: Double Fine Genre: Adventure Release Date: 01/28/2014 Broken Age (initially called Double Fine Adventure) is perhaps one of the biggest Kickstarter success stories that demonstrated the viability of crowd funding as a means of allowing developers to produce niche video games that would stand little chance of […]

  • Review: Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (Sony PlayStation 3)

    Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi Developer: Idea Factory Publisher: Aksys Genre: Visual Novel Release Date: 05/06/2014 It seems pretty feudal samurais have become a franchise for Aksys. When they released Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom, it seemed like a bit of a risky move, given it’s a visual novel and an otome. However, it […]

  • Capcom Working On New Ace Attorney Game

    In Friday’s Japanese Nintendo Direct, Capcom announced that Shu Takumi, the original creator of the Ace Attorney series, is working on a new Ace Attorney game. He had previously announced that he was working on a new game at the end of last year, but until today had not announced the title of that game. […]

  • Pokemon Bank Comes to North America

    After a month long delay caused by the implementation of Nintendo Network IDs on the 3DS and the resultant flood of new NNIDs, Pokemon Bank is now available to download in North America. Users can download and try the application for free for 30 days if they download it by March 14. After the free […]

  • Shadowrun: Dragonfall Launching February 27

    Harebrained Schemes, the developers of Shadowrun Returns (which won four awards in Diehard GameFAN’s video game awards, including Game of the Year), has announced the release date of the expansion pack, Shadowrun: Dragonfall. It will take place in Berlin with a new team of shadowrunners. There will be new weapons, enemies, and cyberware, as well […]

  • Review: The Banner Saga (PC)

    The Banner Saga Developer: Stoic Publisher: Versus Evil Genre: Strategy RPG Release Date: 01/14/2014 The Banner Saga can be considered one of the biggest Kickstarter success stories. The Kickstarter for this game raised more than seven times the initial goal with its promises of a grand epic featuring Vikings where choices you make significantly affect […]

  • Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection! Debut Trailer Released

    A debut trailer for Ace Attorney 123: Wright Selection!, the 3DS version of the original trilogy, has been released. It features a preview at what the game will look like (it sort of resembles the iOS/Android HD ports of the trilogy), as well as some nice remixes of some of the themes from the series. […]

  • Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars Teaser Trailer Released

    Atlus has released a teaser trailer for Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars. It shows off the battle system, character art, anime cutscenes, and children being conceived (don’t worry, it’s safe for work). You can watch it below: Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars will be released in North America on April 15th […]