Author: Aileen Coe

  • Diehard GameFAN Hall of Fame Nomination: Chrono Trigger

    This week’s Hall of Fame nomination is an RPG plenty of people feel is timeless. But did enough of us feel the same way for it to be inducted?

  • Review: Sonic Wings Special (Sony PS3/PSP)

    Sonic Wings Special has flown into the Import Classics section of the PSN. Is it something special, or is its name a misnomer?

  • Review: Heathcliff Frantic Foto (Nintendo DS)

    A familiar orange rotund cat (no, not Garfield) starring in his own video game, with others to follow. Will it bring up nostalgia, or just leave you frantic to chuck your copy?

  • Review: Ys: The Oath in Felghana (Sony PSP)

    Ys: The Oath in Felghana finally gets an official release stateside, using a polished version of the fan translation. Was it worth the wait?

  • Review: Jewel Master: Cradle of Athena (Nintendo DS)

    A match-3 puzzle game set in Greece…wait, haven’t we seen this before, only with pyramids and mummies?

  • Review: Professor Layton and the Unwound Future (Nintendo DS)

    The first trilogy of the Professor Layton series draws to a close. How did the last game in the trilogy fare?

  • Persona 2: Innocent Sin Headed To The PSP

    This week’s Famitsu brings what will likely cause much rejoicing among Shin Megami Tensei fans: Persona 2: Innocent Sin will be ported to the PSP in the same way that Shin Megami Tensei: Persona was. This was confirmed through a scan of the magazine posted by a user on NeoGAF. Both Innocent Sin and Persona […]

  • Review: Phantasy Star Portable 2 (Sony PSP)

    Phantasy Star Online has been around for nearly a decade. How did the latest PSP iteration do?

  • Review: Valkyria Chronicles II (Sony PSP)

    The original Valkyria Chronicles was Diehard GameFAN’s Game of the Year for 2008. After a curious move to the PSP, does the sequel hold up? Aileen Coe played the sequel, and found yet another GOTY contender.

  • First Look: Battle vs Chess

    At our most recent meetup with Southpeak, in addition to our hands on time with nail’d and Two Worlds II we got a look at Battle vs Chess. It was described to us as chess with animations akin to Chessmaster and Battle Chess. It uses the Fritz 11 chess engine and is fully licensed, which […]

  • Hands-On Preview: Two Worlds II

    The first Chris and I heard of Two Worlds 2 was back in May, where we got to see an early build of nail’d and the PSP version of TNA Impact, where Aubrey Norris of Southpeak talked enthusiastically about it and extolled its improvement from the original. At our most recent meetup with Southpeak, we […]

  • Review: Arc Rise Fantasia (Nintendo Wii)

    Arc Rise Fantasia Developer: Image Epoch Publisher: Ignition Entertainment Genre: Turn Based RPG Release Date: 07/27/10 To some, the developer and publisher attached to this game (and combination thereof) don’t seem to be particularly auspicious ones. Image Epoch was the same developer behind Sands of Destruction (which Alex did not look kindly upon) and the […]

  • Review: Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Nintendo DS)

    Sorcerer’s Apprentice Developer: Disney Interactive Publisher: Disney Interactive Genre: Action Release Date: 07/13/2010 The story of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice has seen many incarnations. When Disney adapted it in the original Fantasia, it was such a hit that it was featured in the second Fantasia movie. Now they’ve put another spin on it and placed it […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for June 28th, 2010

    Welcome to another week of Nintendo downloads, of which you’ve got plenty of options (especially on the DSiWare). First, let’s look at this week’s Virtual Console release starring our favorite mustached plumber… Mario Tennis Developer: Camelot Publisher: Nintendo Original System: Nintendo 64 Original Release Date: 08/24/00 Price: 1000 Points/$10 Chris Bowen: I’ve never been a […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for June 14th, 2010

    E3 is well underway, and Nintendo’s press conference is due to occur today. The staff there will be posting E3 updates here (and presumably on their Twitters) all week, and you can also follow the announcements as they unfold here. In the meantime, there’s a big batch of Nintendo downloadables up for perusal. First off […]

  • Review: Trauma Team (Nintendo Wii)

    Trauma Team Developer: Atlus Publisher: Atlus Genre: Puzzle Release Date: 05/20/10 From the first time I picked the first Trauma Center: Under the Knife, I was hooked to the series. With subsequent releases would come additions, including the introduction of another Healing Touch and a new character in Second Opinion and co-op in New Blood. […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for June 7th, 2010

    Things were looking up last week with a solid Virtual Console release in Wild Guns (and if you haven’t snagged that yet, what are you waiting for?), but alas, the Virtual Console’s time in the limelight was short lived. At any rate, let’s take a look at what’s new in the world of Nintendo downloads. […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for May 31, 2010

    Even though today was a holiday, Nintendo still managed to put out its standard amount of downloadables, including a Virtual Console title that’s nigh impossible to get a copy of elsewhere of these days… Wild Guns Developer: Natsume Publisher: Natsume Original System: Super NES Original Release Date: July 1995 Price: 800 Points/$8 Chris Bowen: Wild […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for May 24th, 2010

    Here we are with another lovely batch of downloadables…except that the poor Virtual Console got left out in the cold again. Man, it can’t catch a break, can it? However, the other two services were busy enough to make up for it. One name that might catch some people’s eyes this week on the WiiWare […]

  • Nintendo Download Wrap-Up for May 17th, 2010

    Another week arrives and lo and behold, the Virtual Console did not have to suffer through another week of neglect. But was it worth the wait? Let’s take a gander… Kirby Super Star Developer: Hal Publisher: Nintendo Original System: Super NES Original Release Date: 09/20/96 Price: 800 Points/$8 Chris Bowen: This is a great collection […]