In NIS America’s new, localized 3DS release, RPG Maker Fes, players can, well, make their own RPGs! And share them with others. This is our third and final video, in which we let the world see what we’ve made!Read more
In NIS America’s new, localized 3DS release, RPG Maker Fes, players can, well, make their own RPGs! And share them with others. In this second video, we look at the game’s event scripting, build out our party and begin to fill our game’s world.Read more
The summer months are a great time for a comfort food game, something reassuring in its familiarity and willingness to revel in its repetition. Japanese games are especially good at this, and NIS America’s new tactical RPG, God Wars: Future Past, seems well-positioned to be that game for many. Does it deliver on its aims?Read more
Have you ever looked at or played through a game and thought, “Maybe I can do better than this?” People who have had such thoughts may have gone on to grab one of the various programs available for their PC to make those dreams come true. But what if you want to do that, only with a handheld console? Enter RPG Maker Fes, a program published by NIS America that allows you to create your own games.Read more
In NIS America’s new, localized 3DS release, RPG Maker Fes, players can, well, make their own RPGs! And share them with others. In this first of a three-part video series checking out just what you can do with the title, we jump in blind and see how accessible and user-friendly the game’s tools can be.Read more
If there’s one thing I’ve noticed about visual novels in my various playthroughs, I’ve found that it is very easy to treat them in the same way I do books. That is, I play them until I am done, because once I start reading anything, I have to finish. (It’s a blessing and a curse, really.) That means it can be easy to swiftly speed through such games.
For people like me, there is a resource you can turn to. It is actually Steam!Read more
Graham: Hi Jenni! As this year’s E3 wraps up, I can’t help but shake the feeling that, as a fan of Japanese games, the show’s just not what it’s used to be.
Jenni: Hi Graham! I concur. In previous years, I always felt like there were welcome surprises at each media briefing. Nintendo aside, I didn’t feel like there was that same sense of import localization anticipation.Read more
Listen: probably don’t import a Wii U. Unlike most consoles we cover, there’s not a huge depth of Japan-only titles to explore, and it looks like its days of getting releases in general are over. Still, we’re the crazy people who import one anyway, and if you’re like us, you might as well check out our sage advice. Onward!Read more
What place does humanity have in a post-apocalyptic world? In Giga Wrecker, thousands of robots known as Ajeet have taken over the planet. Most humans are eliminated, enslaved or forced to resort to desperate means as they fight back. The ones we see are our heroine, Reika, who become a cyborg when near death, the mad scientist Koutaro Kouzuki, who made her what she now is, and Amane, a girl that threatens her before being abducted. Yet, even though situations are so bleak, humanity’s best (and worst) traits shine through.Read more