Review: Kitty Love: Way to Look for Love has a good concept, but poor execution

It isn’t uncommon for Japanese forms of media to showcase a story where humans transform into animals. Ranma 1/2 has a number of cast members who bounce between bipedalism and quadrupedalism. Fruits Basket is a series where its cast needs to be careful when hugging other people. Kitty Love: Way to Look for Love is an otome novel offer its own take on that sort of situation. It is an absolutely pleasant thing, though some technical issues and translation errors keep it from being something fans of the genre need to play.

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What do you need to know about Date A Live?

During the 2018 Idea Factory International Press Event, there was a rather surprising game announcement. Date A Live: Rio Reincarnation is coming to the PlayStation 4 and PC outside of Japan. It will give people another romantic visual novel to enjoy on multiple platforms, which is good for people who have been hoping for a new dating sim. But, it might also be a bit overwhelming, since it has three games in one compilation and comes from an established series. Let’s see if we can make things a little less confusing!

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Gal Metal’s life sim elements offer a sweet look at high school friendships

Gal Metal is a music game. It is also a life sim. On top of that, Gal Metal keeps track of a player’s relationships with other characters. For a game where motion controls are king and someone is basically waving Joy-Cons around in the air, there is a lot going on. While music is the main focus, these other elements help build up the world and enhance the experience.

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What might Onion Games’ Black Bird mean?

Black Bird, Onion Games’ latest title, is a bit mysterious. The game does not flat out tell you what happens in it. All people know for sure is that a little girl died from unknown circumstances. As a result, she somehow transformed into a black bird that goes to shoot up cities. It is also established that the black bird is a feared and almost legendary beast. But, on someone’s first playthrough, some meanings could be inferred.

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Review: Gal Metal is an ambitious cacophony

There exist in this world games that have appealing concepts and flawed executions. Gal Metal is one such game. The idea of a rhythm game that focuses on drumming is a good idea. Bandai Namco has a successful series based on that very concept. One that also introduces a storyline and character building could be exciting, but Gal Metal falters when it comes to making everything work together.

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Review: Black Bird is a feather in Onion Games’ cap

Onion Games’ Black Bird and Sega’s Fantasy Zones feel like the sort of creations that come from fever dreams. Both have otherworldly spaces, unconventional characters, strange enemies and leave players wondering about the premise behind them as they shoot through scrolling worlds. The difference is that one is a more colorful flight of fancy, while the other might have you wondering about the dark implications and undertones of its nearly monochromatic world.

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