Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Video Game Review] Lapis x Labyrinth

Lapis Lab box

Prepare for wondrous sights, relentless beast, and brave dangerous hazard all for the chance at untold riches. Get ready to enter the Labyrinth!

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Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Visual Novel Review] World End Syndrome

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An unforgettable summer story of romance and mystery begins to unravel into something so much more.

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Anime Reviews

[Anime Review] Eago no Daika – The Price of Smiles

Eago no Daika - The Prince of Smiles Cover

There is a price for everything, but how much will it cost to purchase a smile amid the sorrowful echoes of war?

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Otaku Alcove: May-July 2019 Schedule

Game: King’s Raid | Artist: chibi Vanille | Source: https://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=6814480

Attempting to at least have these updates done near the beginning of week (or 2nd day of the month), the opportunity still gives me chance to greet the month of May. Hard to believe we are almost at the halfway point of the year and with my birthday being on the 8th, it is a harsh, but clear reminder that time waits for no man. So what is on the docket for this month? Well, a lot actually….so might as well make this for June and July as well.

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Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Video Game Review] Moero Chronicle Hyper

As the Nintendo Switch continues to expand its game library with ports and remastered versions of older games, Moero Chronicle is one I was not expecting, but seems obvious. With the dungeon crawling RPG from Compile Heart getting released on the PlayStation Vita as an Asian English deal and an official English release on PC via Steam, one more console never hurts. With everyone that was looking to play it already having done so, Moero Chronicle H or Moero Chronicle Hyper would have to be the most definitive edition for any hold outs that might be left rather than those that have already partook in this mischievous misadventure.

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Anime Reviews

[Anime Review] Yagate Kimi ni Naru – Bloom Into You

For the longest time, most works under the yuri genre have always left me with an impression of being on the idealistic and shallow side. With nothing wrong enjoying the rose-colored and floaty relationship of maidens or intense latticework dramas, sometimes a down-to-earth approach is appreciated.  Well, just about as close as you can get to down-to-earth. Viewing Bloom Into You (Yagate Kimi ni Naru), an entry for the Fall 2018 anime season, not only is it an exceptional addition to the yuri subgenre, but great romantic tale with a keen eye for interpersonal relationships and inner growth.

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Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Video Game Review] Akashicforce – ∀kashicforce

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As someone that enjoys games that don’t always fall into a neat genre category, it is something of a wonder to see what most creators come up with. Up for almost anything that doesn’t completely force to put my ineptitude on display, developer Endless Shirafu takes no such mercy with their title: Akashicforce (∀kashicforce). Being one part puzzle and one part rhythm game, it turns out to be a fun test of reflexes and mental poise rather than outright skill and wit. Lacking heavily in the latter rather than former, maybe my ineptitude will not be such a factor. Just maybe….

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Otaku Alcove: April 2019 Schedule

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Anime: Idolmaster Cinderella Girls (Miku Maekawa)| Artist: hasumi (hasubatake39) |  Source: https://www.pixiv.net/member_illust.php?mode=medium&illust_id=68498785

The month of March seems like it lasted forever, but we are finally entering April! It is a time for unexpected rain showers, allergies, and for many, Spring Break! Well, all except for me. After getting my two day job schedules shifted yet again, most of my plans have slightly changed, but largely remains the same. What is in store for this month? Find out after the jump!

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Anime Alcove List Tuesday 03.26.2019: Top 5 Anticipated Anime Of Spring 2019

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As the curtain drops on yet another season of anime titles and April signaling the advent of the Spring 2019 crowd, now seems like a good time as ever on my part to take a cursory glance at what is in store. After falling behind and getting caught up on the Winter season, what will be on my list for Spring? Time for the return and 4th entry of Anime Alcove List Tuesday.

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Video Game & Visual Novel Reviews

[Video Game Review] Agartha & Agartha-S

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Thinking back on 2018, the Japanese indie game scene has been somewhat mute for me. In fact, the only noteworthy title I can remember would be the sandbox action-rpg Hakoniwa Explorer Plus by Suxa (suxamethonium). Looking forward to getting my hands on something just as charming and crazy, pixel puzzle platformer Agartha (and Agartha-S for the Nintendo Switch) seems to be as close to the description as I could get. Hopefully, I won’t be wrong in that assessment…?

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