The Dragon Quest Builders games have twists to them. Each one has a story that pulls something from a past Dragon Quest game and uses it for the base of its story. The first installment of Dragon Quest Builders pulled from the original Dragon Quest. Dragon Quest Builders 2 further developed a critical character who didn’t get much attention in Dragon Quest II. So, what could happen with Dragon Quest Builders 3? Presuming it follows the same pattern, we might be able to think about some ideas of how things could go.Read more
Some anime series can make a huge impact on the world of games. They find an audience, people identify with the characters and, the next thing you know, a company like Bandai Namco is releasing titles based on it. My Hero Academia is pretty much already stepping into that role. Some games have been released. Bandai Namco is on it. They’re even being localized! Which means now is the perfect time to start learning about this new breed of superheroes.Read more
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.Read more
For many years, who Umihara Kawase is was a mystery. Past games established her as a traveling sushi chef. They never explained how she ended up in a strange world with doors leading to nowhere and bipedal fish. Instead, it offered a “just go with it” approach. Yet now, suddenly new games are adding unprecedented context. By refreshing the series with Umihara Kawase Fresh and bringing her in as a crossover character for games like Blade Strangers, we have more substance.Read more
The Nintendo 3DS has entered its sunset years. Nintendo had nothing to announce for it at E3 2019. There don’t appear to any new games on the horizon in any region. It seems time to bid a fond farewell. However, for a system at the end of its lifespan, it is quite a fortunate one. Those gathering around to bid it goodbye will find a number of games that, well, are intended to be played for not only days, but perhaps even weeks or months. It seems like a rather positive send-off for a handheld that greatly deserves it.Read more
The first Dragon Quest Builders was a successful adaptation of the crafting game to the world of Dragon Quest, adding structure, aesthetic and narrative to its gameplay. That said, it was definitely a first effort, and there were clear areas in which it could improve in a sequel.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 goes so much further than we were expecting.Read more
I never really cared for Virion. In Fire Emblem Awakening, I found him obnoxious. His attitude was too over-the-top. It seemed like he was hitting on all of the female units. The only thing I ever felt like he had going for him is that he was an early game archer in both Fire Emblem Awakening and Fire Emblem Heroes, games where you otherwise may have to wait a bit to get another neutral, ranged unit.
Then, I was forced to use Virion.Read more
Now that Evangelion is easily accessible by a wide audience, thanks to Netflix putting it up for streaming in 2019, a whole new audience is discovering the anime. This might get people wondering if there are games to go with it. The answer is yes. But, unfortunately, none of them are available in English. They were only available in Japan. Which is a shame, because some of them were really weird in a very interesting ways. In addition to the action games you would expect from the series, odd stuff showed up. I’m not just talking about the Mahjong games either. I’m talking about things like Princess Maker-style simulations and rhythm games.Read more
Hey, there’s a new Dr. Mario game! But perhaps you’d be more interested in checking out the classic gameplay than its mobile spinoff? Here are the Dr. Mario games to play.Read more