The premise of Gabbuchi may seem simple. Players control a little monster with a ravenous appetite for bits and blocks. You have to figure out which ones to eat to fill the character up, while also reaching the heart-shaped cookie that represents the goal. Everything about the game is about appetite and block management. This means people have an opportunity to enjoy a game that constantly forces them to think ahead.Read more
There are a lot of pool games out there and frankly, it can be difficult for some to find a place for themselves. Especially in the case of the Game Boy and Game Boy Color. You have games with generic titles like Billiard Club, Championship Pool, Pocket Color Billiard, Pro Pool and Side Pocket. The lone exception was a strange little game called Pocket Billiard: Funk the 9-Ball. In a world where lots of games tried to sell themselves by just showing billiard balls on the cover, this one gave us a dog boy named Break and a frog girl named Rack.Read more
Etrian Odyssey Nexus releases next week, closing out the series’ 3DS era and, in many ways, the 3DS era in general! We’re taking a look at what the game has to offer in this two-part video preview. Here’s the first one!Read more
Shadows of the Tusk a rare breed of import-only game: one that doesn’t shy away from using lots of text but remains import-friendly anyway. And that’s because most of that text is already English! Watch our video and check out a cool distilled strategy game.Read more
Sometimes the world can be truly awful.
Not all the time. Often, and possibly even usually, participating in the chaos of existence that surrounds you can be rewarding and even life-affirming. Occasionally, though, it’s not, and in those moments, it’s helpful to be able to escape. To withdraw. To distract and recuperate and wait until you’re prepared to return. There’s value in this respite, and for some, it can be the difference between getting through the day and… well, not.Read more
In the years since Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom made its English debut in 2012, otome games have enjoyed a surge of popularity worldwide. The genre went from an unknown to one that received multiple releases on various platforms each year. Sony handhelds have long been a haven for such titles, with people who own a Vita enjoying the fruits of this bevy of releases.Read more
With the release of Fire Emblem Echoes and Fire Emblem Heroes, and Warriors on the way, this year has given Fire Emblem its time to shine. So where do you start if you want to get into the series? What’s the next step if you enjoy Heroes, and where do you go after that? We’re here to help you answer those questions.Read more