Review: The Lost Child finds its place

There comes a point where people develop certain expectation when they hear a game is a first-person dungeon crawler. Long slogs into labyrinths to map out their intricacies, character management, devious traps and hours spent exploring all come to mind. But this is not necessarily the case with The Lost Child. This game mixes in elements from other genres, like visual novels. It inhabits the same world as El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron, Director Takeyasu Sawaki’s previous game. It even factors morality into party building. It is an interesting blend that helps stave off monotony and offer additional intrigue.

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What do you need to know about Tales of Vesperia?

Tales of Vesperia is making a comeback! As part of the E3 2018 announcements, a definitive edition of the game was announced during Microsoft’s media briefing. This remaster will be the complete version of the game for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The first trailer shows the formerly PlayStation 3 exclusive characters and offers a glimpse at a crisp world filled with familiar characters. But what do you need to know about this game before its Winter 2018 debut? Let’s review!

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Choju Giga Wars is a more artistic The Battle Cats

There is a certain sort of real-time strategy game out there that offers an interesting experience to players. Popularized in games like Swords & Soldiers and The Battle Cats, players see a 2D playing field in front of them, with their base on one end and an opponent’s on the others’. The goal is to send units out in real-time, as resources allow, so you can defeat the enemy and destroy everything it holds dear. Choju Giga Wars for the Nintendo Switch and 3DS does this, but in a far more stylish way than its contemporaries.

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Preview: How’s Musynx changed on Switch and PS4?

Have you ever heard of Musynx? Or maybe you would know it as Musync. This is one of those situations where, “I’ve heard it both ways” would work. Musynx is coming to the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on June 19, 2018. But, the game has already been around for quite a while! In fact, it was a part of the PlayStation Mobile library, when it was a thing, and its Android and iOS versions are regularly updated. It may make you wonder why you may want to pick up the game. Well, I have been playing the Switch version and have some answers!

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What do you need to know about Vanillaware?

2D games are great, right? If there is one Japanese developer that has embraced the idea of them and ran with it, it is Vanillaware. The company is committed to the idea of games that are incredibly artistic and totally flat. Just recently, Dragon’s Crown came back into the spotlight with a PlayStation 4 release. But what do you need to know about this developer? Let’s go over some of the more important details.

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Preview: Sushi Striker is fast food

Nintendo and indieszero have a new game in the pipeline! Sushi Striker: The Way of Sushido, a title involving matching colored sushi plates and flinging them at opponents, will be coming to both the 3DS and Switch. Now that a demo for the console version is on the eShop, it is possible to get a glimpse of the first chapter. While it only allows us to see Musashi’s first few matches as a Sushi Striker, it gives a good idea of the game’s structure and pace.

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Review: Sakura Momoko no Ukiuki Carnival

Sometimes, first-party Nintendo games do not manage to get a worldwide release. Sakura Momoko no Ukiuki Carnival is one of those games. An adventure game with input from Sakura Momoko, the mangaka behind Chibi Maruko-chan, Shigeru Miyamoto, Indieszero and Nintendo, it tasked people with throwing a carnival using the power of the internet. It was unquestionably charming and odd, offering an aesthetic not often seen in the medium. It is also to the rest of the world’s detriment that it never appeared outside of Japan.

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The ins and outs of Sanrio Characters Picross

Sanrio Characters Picross is here, giving people another opportunity to solve puzzles and see classic, cute characters as a reward. This is not the first time this has happened, but it is the first time Jupiter has been the developer behind it. Considering this is a nonogram game from a company that is known for them, Nintendo 3DS owners should have a good idea of what to expect. But just in case this is all new information, here are some things to know about Sanrio Characters Picross.

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What do you need to know about Style Savvy?

Know what is amazing? There are actually four Style Savvy games now! This Nintendo and Syn Sophia series has given Nintendo DS and 3DS owners opportunities to run stores, put together outfits, participate in contests, create clothing, decorate rooms and even help pop stars find their way in the world! The series has exploded over the years, but people unfamiliar with them might mistake the games as something for children. But really, it is so much more than that.

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