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[Video Game Review] Lapis x Labyrinth

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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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[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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[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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[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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[Video Game Review] The Caligula Effect: Overdose

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Even with the lack of support, high cost accessories, and performance issues, the PlayStation Vita managed to have something of an impressive lifespan and equally impressive library of titles. Still being no match for the Nintendo DS family or even its own predecessor, PlayStation Portable (PSP), having multi-platform entries and even its own exclusives, some going on later to become ports is something of a highlight. Developed by Aquria, The Caligula Effect, an RPG spawned from the mind of Tadashi Satomi (writer for the first 3 games in the Persona franchise), is a perfect example as it highlights a group of disenfranchised characters trapped in the idyllic world of Mobius, with the main character and the “Go-Home Club” seeking a way back to reality while clashing with their own inner demons and opposition from the creator “μ” and Ostinato Musician group that wants to protect the existence of Mobius. However, thanks to some performance issues and game itself seeming rather short-sighted in scope, it didn’t get the best results when came to exposure nor reception from those that stumbled upon it. Getting a major overhaul and released in May 18, 2018 for Japan, The Caligula Effect: Overdose was aimed to rectify most of the glaring problems. However, with the Nintendo Switch added to the list of platforms alongside the PlayStation 4 for the English release, does it manage to do enough and then some to gain it a place of worth?

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Creator Corner Spotlight

Creator Corner Spotlight: Eternal Radiance

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From the developers behind Anime Studio Simulator and Ascendant Hearts, grab your sword and shield for a classic fantasy adventure. Join Celeste in her journey to become a true knight in the JRPG inspired Eternal Radiance. Want to learn more? Full details due after the jump in this first edition of the “Creator Corner Spotlight”.

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[Video Game Review] God Wars: The Complete Legend

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Kadokawa Games 2017 tactical role-play game is no doubt charming, but is it worth your time?

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[Video Game Review] Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded

Touhou Genso Wanderer Reloaded offers players a trip to Gensokyo for a round of rougelike adventures. However, for returning players and newbies alike, is this bizarre journey worth the effort?

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[Video Game Review] Penny-Punching Princess

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In a world where cash is king, one little princess is certainly not sparing any expense against her enemies.

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