Madoris R runs with its apartment theme

One of the foundations of puzzle games involves blocks. Lining up falling blocks. Matching blocks of similar colors. Getting the correct shapes into the proper space is a big deal. This might make someone look at a game like Madoris R, one of the latest puzzle games released on the Nintendo Switch eShop in Japan, and wonder what sets this one apart. Except here, developer Caerux has done something special. it has taken the blocks and applied it to the idea of an apartment complex, making the puzzle game a little more appealing.

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Review: Feasting on the foodie feedback loop in Marenian Tavern Story

There are certain sorts of games that are compelling and enjoyable because of the patterns they provide. Players fall into a routine that is fulfilling because each time we go through this activity loop, we make a little more progress and grow a little bit stronger. Marenian Tavern Story: Patty and the Hungry God is a game that lives and dies by its virtual way of life. Players participate in certain actions, see their world expand, then have an opportunity to keep doing so and growing stronger.

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Let’s look at Fire Emblem’s transforming races

There are a lot of animal-people in the Fire Emblem series! These are different races who transform into actual animals in battle, while occasionally maintaining some of these features while in their humanoid forms. Hearing about laguz or taguel can be confusing, especially since these races are not universal and may only be present in a few select entries.

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Daoko makes Dragalia Lost better

When people talk about what makes Dragalia Lost most attractive, they might stop to gush about the music. The soundtrack for the game is quite catchy and has garnered quite a few fans. Those who really get into it may discover that all of the most appealing tracks come from an artist named Daoko. But what do you need to know about her and which songs appear in Dragalia Lost? Well, it is pretty easy to enjoy the music in and out of the game.

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Hands-On: Langrisser Mobile aims to revive the franchise and make it a global strategy hit

The Langrisser series has had something of a spotty track record outside Japan, but it was a long-running series domestically, and its fans have been seeking a worthy follow-up for nearly two decades. 2019 is set to be a big year for the Langrisser, with two big projects pushing the franchise back into the spotlight: a remake of the first two titles and an ambitious mobile installment launching worldwide soon. We’ve spent some significant time with the mobile game before its closed beta starts this week, and we’re ready to tell you all about it!

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Review: Persona 3 Dancing and Persona 5 Dancing re-fuse rhythm with Persona and refuse to quit

Rather than follow Persona 4: Dancing All Night with a release covering the music of another mainline release in the franchise, Atlus instead opted to make titles for two games simultaneously: Persona 3: Dancing in Moonlight and Persona 5: Dancing in Starlight. What’s more, the games expand from Vita-only origins to PS4 releases that still make one last cameo on the handheld. It’s an ambitious sort of plan, one that seeks to disappoint fewer by pursuing as many possibilities as it can.

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Which Waku Waku Sweets is right for you?

The time has come for Nintendo gamers to make a big decision. Which system is right for making sweets? Waku Waku Sweets has made its debut on the Nintendo Switch outside of Japan. But, Waku Waku Sweets: Happy Sweets Making is already available on the Nintendo 3DS in every region. Those names sound awfully familiar, right? And those characters look pretty similar too. What’s going on? Which one of these games might be the right fit?

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Nintendo Switch imports guide: the best Japan-only games to play

The Nintendo Switch has made it easier than ever for Western Nintendo fans to enjoy import-only games, and it’s a good thing, too, because there’s some fun stuff to check out! (Even if, due to so many localizations about which we will not complain, the options are still a bit slim.) Here’s your guide to what you should be playing that hasn’t made it to Western eShops.

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Mercenaries Saga Chronicles is a solid strategic compilation

It certainly seems like 2018 has been a good year for people who love strategy games! Valkyria Chronicles 4 was released, Disgaea 1 Complete made a comeback and we’re even seeing lots of Mercenaries Saga games. Something like Mercenaries Saga Chronicles, for the Nintendo Switch, could easily be buried. Especially if someone didn’t notice it when it immediately appeared digitally in February 2018 or physically in September 2018. But, people should pay attention for a number of reasons. This is a collection people should not skip.

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