Iris School of Wizardry: Vinculum Hearts shows a sense of progress in mobile-to-Switch otome ports

We are seeing a sense of growth, when it comes to Nintendo Switch otome games. The system is starting to find a niche for itself, especially with companies like D3 Publisher, Idea Factory and Digimerce porting over existing titles to the system. The OperaHouse and Digimerce titles are ones that may give some pause. If you play in Japanese and can understand the language, things are fine, but the English localizations range from adequate to difficult to understand. There are sometimes trappings left over from the mobile versions, such as a UI that relies on touch-screen controls or preset routes. But with Iris School of Wizardry: Vinculum Hearts, the company’s latest worldwide Nintendo Switch otome release, we are seeing some positive growth.

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Review: Warriors Orochi 4 can be a godsend

Good news! Koei Tecmo and Omega Force finally decided they are done porting and updating Warriors Orochi 3. Which is great, because the companies were running out of words to append to it. (It already had Special, Hyper and Ultimate.) This means everyone finally gets to move on to Warriors Orochi 4. Which is largely a good thing. While it is not some massive renovation, it makes some positive changes that shake things up after Warriors Orochi 3’s many ports and results in a more solid game.

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Why The Legend of Zelda SP is so important for Nintendo Switch owners

Nintendo Switch Online is here, which means subscribers have access to an array of NES games that can play on their new console. This is a fantastic move, but the October 2018 update brought with it something extra exceptional. Nintendo has offered people an official, hacked version of a game. The Legend of Zelda Special version that starts you off with all sorts of good things is now available in the list as its own distinct and special entity, and that is pretty great.

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Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden is a good fit on the Nintendo Switch

The Nintendo Switch finally is giving people a chance to play older games on it. Those who subscribe to Nintendo Switch Online can play an array of NES titles. However, Bandai Namco has also giving folks a similar opportunity. The company has, as a Dragon Ball FighterZ pre-order bonus and offer for joining the Bandai Namco Latinoamérica email newsletter, doled out digital copies of Dragon Ball Z: Super Butoden. While this is an older game, it fits really well on Nintendo’s newest console.

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What do you need to know about the Yomawari game series?

Companies seem to relish the opportunity to bring older games to the Nintendo Switch. One of those companies is NIS America, as it has already brought Disgaea 1 Complete and Disgaea 5 Complete to the platform. Now, it is doing the same thing in October 2018 with Yomawari: The Long Night Collection, a compilation containing Yomawari: Night Alone and Yomawari: Midnight Shadow. But what are these games? What should you know about them?

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Dragalia Lost is good at being goofy

Dragalia Lost is a game where some people might be tempted to skip through the story. The action-RPG elements are pretty good, and it is so easy to click a button, get a summary of what happened, then move along. There is nothing wrong with that, but taking the time to actually read through what is going on can be a good thing. Why? Because Dragalia Lost is a game that has a sense of humor. There are plenty of lighthearted, funny and downright silly moments to savor. Each one can help make the game more interesting.

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What else has Cygames made?

Cygames is a company that if you don’t know, you should. Recently, it has gotten a bit of attention due to the worldwide launch of Dragalia Lost, an action-RPG it made with Nintendo. But that is not all the company has been working on. It has been taking over Japan with its mobile games, easing its way into console titles and other projects. If you are not paying attention yet, you should be.

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Review: Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD knows what is important

Final Fantasy XV is a game that spent 10 years in development. Once it launched in 2016, Square Enix seemed determined to put as much effort as it possibly could to ensure the gaming world knew its name and went through the game. Part of this involves a DLC plan that extends its influence into 2019 with Ardyn, Aranea, Luna and Noctis add-on episodes, but the more interesting element is Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition, which is essentially the Reader’s Digest Condensed Book version of the console game. With the debut of Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, players are seeing the most economical and time-friendly adaptation of a game Square Enix is trying to ensure everyone sees.

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Which Steins;Gate version is best for you?

Steins;Gate has really exploded in popularity over the years. What once was an Xbox 360-exclusive visual novel has seen worldwide success. Even its sequels and other media projects are available outside of Japan. It is a big deal. But, you also have to consider how many platforms it is or will soon be available on. Which release might be best for you? How should you be playing it? Well, let’s look through the different versions and help you decide.

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