Preview: Little Friends: Dogs & Cats captures the spirit of Nintendogs + Cats

Pet simulators on Nintendo platforms have a rather high bar to clear. This is a company that has given the world Nintendogs, then Nintendogs + Cats. Both games give people the chance to play with many adorable animals from an array of different breeds. The second one even manages to make cats, animals that sleep about 12 hours each day, interesting. Little Friends: Dogs & Cats has big shoes to fill. Fortunately, if the Japanese demo is any indication, it seems like it is going to do its best to attempt to embody the spirit of Nintendo’s iconic pet simulation series.

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Review: The Princess Guide helps you turn princesses into capable rulers

What happens when the fight leaves an old soldier? They’ve done all they can do for their troop and are searching for a new goal. Well, in The Princess Guide, the next step is to try and help make the world a better place by sharing their knowledge and skills, rather than stepping onto the field to fight. The result is a spiritual successor to Penny-Punching Princess that gives people more princesses to follow and additional control over their actions and growth.

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Review: Fate/Extella Link offers more ways to connect and fight with Servants

The Fate/ series can be overwhelming. There are different storylines to follow, even though certain characters may appear in multiple installments and timelines. Fate/Extella has attempted to be one of the more accessible spin-offs, at least in gameplay, if not story, and now Fate/Extella Link is here to continue the story that began in Fate/Extra. Fortunately for both newcomers and returning fans, this entry both fixes problems from Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star and tries to help people wade into the depths of its lore.

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The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince showcases a realistic relationship

The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince is a very story-heavy game. After all, it even lets you skip through levels so you can keep seeing what happens with the wolf, aka the Liar Princess, and the Prince. It works really well for it, and a big part is because this showcases a realistic relationship. Which might sound odd to say, considering it involves a human prince and a man-eating wolf. Yet the progression here is so authentic as it looks at how two very different people become comfortable together and grow closer.

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Preview: Daemon x Machina looks at the sacrifices players have to make

Daemon x Machina is going to be Nintendo’s major mech game for the Switch. In it, players get to create a pilot who will act as a mercenary and fight to protect innocent people. Well, part of it is to make the world a better place. It is also about becoming strong enough to survive and earning some money along the way by defeating the Immortals AIs that decided to consider humans enemies after the moon fell. But what the demo is good at even pointing out early on is how the game shows the sacrifices made in the name of power.

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What do you need to know about Nippon Ichi Software’s 2D games?

There is a whole line of NIS games people might not know about. They don’t have any specific designation and header. However, each one is a 2D game focused on stories and puzzles, and people who enjoy one will likely love the others. Have you heard of them? Well, with this guide, you definitely will know all you need to about getting into these 2D affairs.

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Review: The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince tells a simple, but sweet, story

Sometimes, games are more about telling a story than anything else. The mechanics and elements revolve around the things the developer needs to make the title come to life. Enter The Liar Princess and the Blind Prince. People from two very different worlds meet, an unfortunate incident binds them together and the player goes through levels that highlight their newfound bond and interactions.

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