Preview: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns offers multiple fast travel options

When it comes to map sizes, Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns gives us quite a bit of space to work with. Each of the three towns is made up of two areas. There’s a crossroads section to traverse. Your farm is even quite substantial. Getting from point A to point B takes quite a bit of time. Especially if you’re trying to make it to certain stores on time. Fortunately, there are means of quickly getting around beyond just using your feet or eventually hopping on a horse.

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Preview: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns fosters a sense of community

The Story of Seasons and Bokujo Monogatari series have always placed a very strong emphasis on ensuring the player feels like he or she is part of the community. As a farmer, your actions matter. From participation in festivals to befriending people to see special events, the goal has been to make sure there’s no “us” and “them.” It attempts to create the illusion that you are all in this together. With Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns, this has never been more evident.

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Preview: There’s a lot for Sega fans to enjoy in Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva Future Tone is a heaping helping of songs, bringing the robust lineup of the arcade version of the game to Western PS4s next week. As part of that, it’s a deep repository of the series’ crossovers with other Sega franchises! We’ve seen a bit of this stuff here and there in the games that made it here, but gathered like this? It’s really cool.

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Puyo Puyo Chronicle follows in genre-mix footsteps

The latest in the Puyo Puyo series strays far from its pure puzzle roots in many ways, but it does so by drifting into a burgeoning arena in its own right: the puzzle-RPG hybrid. Puyo Puyo Chronicle borrows liberally from 3DS peers Puzzle & Dragons X and Monster Strike (and progenitor Puzzle Quest before them), knowing that its distinct fun lies in the fact that, at the end of the day, you get to play some Puyo.

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