Six tips for surviving Princess Maker 3

If you are here, then you might not have read our review of Princess Maker 3: Fairy Tales Come True. Then again, maybe you did and love the series enough to look past this installment’s issues. In any case, you have bought this game and are about to brave your way through it. You have both my sympathies and offer of aid. This can be a very difficult and unintuitive installment, but I have a few tips that will help get you through this.

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The weird world of Danganronpa: a starter guide

2017 is a big year for the Danganronpa series. The first two games made their way to the PlayStation 4, Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls showed up on the PlayStation 4 and PC, a tech demo made its way to the PlayStation VR worldwide and the third installment is showing up everywhere in every region this year. This means it is a good time to consider enrolling in Hope’s Peak Academy. School is in session!

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The proliferation of Persona-likes

When Atlus released Persona 3, it hit upon a formula that resonated with people. Players were doing the typical “save the world” thing, but in a modern environment that required them to also interact with other people and maintain something of a normal life when they weren’t involved in dungeon-crawling and life-or-death battles. In the years since, we’ve seen multiple games that attempt to capture the magic of the Persona series.

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Review: Princess Maker 3 abdicates its throne

Some series don’t age well. Even if they belong to a genre that remains rather timeless, certain aspects and elements keep it from being as attractive as it once was. Couple that with an unfriendly user interface, translation that is atrocious and occasionally incomplete and issues that keep it from running properly or at all and you get Princess Maker 3: Fairy Tales Come True. It’s a dark spot on an otherwise-bright series.

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How to add dating sim elements in RPG Maker Fes

RPG Maker Fes is a versatile piece of software. While there are some limitations, such as an inability to create custom sprites for use in your games, there are other ways in which the game completely opens itself up so you can play around. For example, it is incredibly easy to build relationships into the game. Whether you want to make an RPG with dating sim elements or put together a visual novel, it is absolutely possible.

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What’s new in Cave Story+ on the Switch?

Cave Story has found its way to yet another platform. Nintendo Switch owners can follow Quote and, if they meet the right conditions, Curly as they attempt to save the Mimiga and stop the doctor and his minions in Cave Story+. While cooperative multiplayer is going to be added later this summer, potential players might be wondering what different and new things they can enjoy while waiting for that co-op update.

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