Category: Features

  • Bravely Second: End Layer Collector’s Edition Unboxing

    Bravely Second: End Layer is the much anticipated sequel to Bravely Default, a game which was on some staffers’ top ten lists for 2014. Bravely Second released today, alongside a Collector’s Edition. I took a break from my grad school studies to pick up my preorder of a perfect example of what Collector’s Editions should be. Someone on […]

  • 10 Thoughts on… Prison Architect (Microsoft Xbox One)

    Prison Architect is a game that’s constantly popping up in my discovery queue on Steam for one reason or another, so when the game was announced for release on the Xbox One my interest was piqued. I’ve always been a fan of building and management simulators, from SimCity to Jurassic Park: Operation Genesis to Theme […]

  • Unboxing of Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun LE (US release)

    Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun Limited Edition Premium Box Set Publisher: Sentai Filmworks Runtime: 300 minutes Release Date: March 29, 2016 Available Editions: Complete Collection – DVD – Blu-Ray – DVD & BD If One Punch Man was the anime of 2015 (because let’s be real here), then Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun would be my top anime for […]

  • 10 Thoughts on… Stranger of Sword City (Sony Playstation Vita)

    Experience Inc. came out of nowhere in the US in 2013 with the surprisingly solid Demon Gaze, a dungeon crawling RPG featuring some very strong and unique elements. It was a bit over the top in its aesthetic (IE there were lots of boobs), but it managed to stand on its own as a game […]

  • Unboxing: Deathwatch: Overkill (Warhammer 40,000)

    On February 27th, Games Workshop releases its newest Warhammer themed board game with Deathwatch: Overkill. Similar to the 2014 re-release of Space Hulk, Deathwatch: Overkill pits a squad of Space Marines against an army of Tyranids. Of course, instead of Blood Ravens, this time around the Space Marines are the Deathwatch, a crew of warriors […]

  • Unboxing of One Punch Man Volume 2 DVD (Japanese Import)

    Unboxing of One Punch Man Volume 2 DVD (Japanese Import)

    Importing anything can be painful. Which is the more the reason to do so if you want to support the official release while waiting for it to come out for your region. In Japan, home releases for anime are handled differently compared to what we see for the West. They tend to go nuts with […]

  • Unboxing of Final Fantasy Explorers Collector’s Edition

    Did you ever find yourself playing Monster Hunter and think to yourself “I wish I was doing this but with Final Fantasy characters and monsters”? Me neither, but knowing that it’s actually a thing makes it sound really appealing. So when a collector’s edition of Final Fantasy Explorers was announced, I was all in. It […]

  • Diehard GameFAN’s 2015 Video Game Awards

    So here we are, at the end of 2015, looking back on the accomplishments, good and bad, in gaming for the year. It seems, to many, that 2014 was an uneven year for gaming, with some feeling the year was a terrible letdown and others feeling it was a triumph, and it’s not hard to […]

  • God Eater 2: Rage Burst is Coming to the US, and Here’s What You Need to Know

    Well, after ten long months of hints and teases, it’s official: God Eater 2: Rage Burst has been announced for a Western release (literally less than a week after I imported it, not that I’m bitter), courtesy of Bandai Namco (Namco Bandai in the US, but I’m just going to use Bandai Namco for simplicity) […]

  • Diehard GameFAN’s 2015 Year in Review Staff Commentaries

    So here we are, a few days before the end of 2015, and as usual, several of the Diehard GameFAN staff have sat down and written up their own personal “Top Ten Games of the Year” list. This gives you, the reader, a chance to see each of our own specific tastes and preferences. It […]

  • Five Reasons Why The Persona 4 Arena Stage Play Was A Gift

    AKA the review of a play I watched four months ago and forgot to coherently write about also this post has spoilers It’s no surprise that Japan loves live stage plays and musicals. But seriously who doesn’t? Seeing characters in amazing costumes break into serious songs about friendship at the most crucial of times. It […]

  • Review: Sublevel Zero (PC)

    Sublevel Zero Genre: Action, Indie Developer: Sigtrap Games Publisher: Mastertronic Release Date: 10/08/2015 Please enjoy our video review for Sublevel Zero!

  • Yakuza 5: What It Is and Why You Should Care

    We’re finally on the eve of the release of the US Version of Yakuza 5, a game that many have been patiently waiting for. Whether you are a fan of the series or someone who is curious what all the fuss is about for a digital game being released on the PS3 I figured I’d […]

  • Unboxing of Xenoblade Chronicles X Special Edition

    There was a time where I doubted the original Xenoblade Chronicles would ever get a western release, much less a potential sequel. Yet, here we are with a special edition to boot. At approximately $30 more than the MSRP for the regular edition, you can have a long box containing an art book, art print […]

  • The Art of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Review (Book)

    The Art of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Publisher: Titan Books Author: Paul Davies Release Date: 10/27/2015 The Art of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate starts with a typo on the first paragraph of the first chapter. That is not a good way to set the pace. While the writing is never anything special, the art is the reason […]

  • Steam Link – Unboxing and Review

    The Steam Link has finally been released, after many delays, along with the Steam Machine to usher in a new era of PC gaming. The Steam Link was actually released a couple months ago in limited quantity to those that pre-ordered it. I didn’t purchase mine until it was available to the general public on […]

  • Unboxing: Fallout 4 Pip-Boy Edition and Vault Dweller’s Survival Guide Collector’s Edition (PC)

    As we all know, Fallout 4 came out today. Unfortunately for a lot of people that wanted the Pip-Boy Edition, supply fell WAY short of demand. Since I had a copy coming from Amazon (via points, so I got the thing for free), along with the Survival Guide (I collect Fallout guides, but I never […]

  • 10 Thoughts On… Call of Duty: Black Ops III (Sony PlayStation 4)

    I have logged a handful of hours in the newly released Call of Duty: Black Ops III. I have fiddled with single player and bot matches, and am having quite a bit of fun. Below are ten quick impressions of the game so far. 1. It is a bad idea to punch a robot in […]

  • Kickstart This: Funk Unplugged

    Funk Unplugged is a new adventure game available for funding on Kickstarter. Vamped Games‘s goal is $25,000 to cover funding for the development and testing of the game. They say the game will be available for Mac and PC. The developers describe Funk Unplugged as “a love letter to the golden age of N64 platforming games.” The game is described […]

  • Sony PlayStation Press Conference at Paris Games Week 2015

    Paris Games Week Sony PlayStation Press Conference Event Date: 10/27/2015 This year marked the 6th annual Paris Games Week, held at the Paris expo Porte de Versailles in Paris, France. It is currently the second largest video game trade show, after Germany’s Gamescom. This is Sony’s first press conference at PGW, having opted to skip […]