A new Taiko Drum Master game is out in English! Taiko no Tatsujin: Drum Session! is playable in our native tongue in both its Japanese and “Asia” editions, and while an American release would be better, this is… still quite an improvement! Let’s check it out.Read more
There are many great reasons to get into retro imports: the games are generally less text-intensive, the tech’s usually easy to overcome and there’s little risk that you’ll be burned by importing something that gets localized later. So what are your best bets on the SNES? Read on!Read more
As the 3DS moves into its retirement years, it’s an intriguing time to jump into the world of its imports, as it’s clearer than ever to see which games will never see Western release. Sadly, it’s not region-free, but if you take the plunge on the hardware (or explore other options), there are a lot of compelling Japan-only experiences to try, even if you don’t know the language!Read more
Summon Night 6 is such a pleasant-looking game. It has such a nice pastel palette, and it’s a refreshing break from the usual fare. There’s nothing grating or eye-straining about the aesthetics of the game, and that’s definitely worth applauding!
That’s a weird thing to lead off with, we know, but frankly a scrappy, unlikely localization like Summon Night 6 deserves some optimism and praise for what it does right. And… that was what we had.
Let’s get into it.Read more
Like your Mario games with a bit more story and progression? You’re not alone! Here’s our guide to the many permutations of Mario RPGs, from the SNES days to now.Read more
We finally have our first look at Nintendo’s much-anticipated Animal Crossing smartphone game! We’re here to break down the information from the Animal Crossing Mobile Direct and provide context for exactly what you should expect from Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.Read more
It’s weird to review a game like Culdcept Revolt, because it’s not like a standard video game. Its nature — and appeal — is much more like that of a collectible card game, with its sets and formats and variants. And on that level, it succeeds, though it’s a bit difficult to unpack. Let’s try!Read more