VITA Reviews

All in a day’s work — Atelier Escha and Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky review

by 8 months ago

When you are a kid, it is fun to play pretend jobs, like playing “restaurant” or “doctor” or “cement mixing yard foreman's convention organizer.” Feeling like a grown up is …

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Heroes don’t take notes — The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel review

by 8 months ago

The turn-based RPG of my day is having a sort of crisis moment.  2016 could very well decide the future and fate of this genre now mired with tasteless clones, …

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A sluggish march forward — Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires for Vita review

by 10 months ago

The Dynasty Warriors experience is one that seems best-suited to portability. It thrives in quick bursts of action, occupying your hours with numbing yet cathartic chaos, and tons of replayability …

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Animation Pinball-ination — Zen Pinball 2: Balls of Glory review

by 11 months ago

There may not be many of you out there, but if the things you cherish most in this life are digital pinball machines and Fox Entertainment’s animated programming, life just …

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Bubblegum fighter — Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax review

by 12 months ago

All-star fighting games are nothing new to the genre, because they’re fairly easy to conceive and create. Take any number of cameo characters, define their fighting style (create one if …

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Dance your own dance — Persona 4: Dancing All Night review

by 1 year ago

Never has a game put a smile on my face faster than Persona 4: Dancing All Night. While it’s hard to deny this rhythm spin-off of the RPG series is …

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Tale as odd as time — Steins;Gate review

by 1 year ago

Everyone has that moment in their life they wish they could undo. It can be as major as burning that final bridge with a friend or as minor as not …

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Kiss with a fist — Amnesia: Memories review

by 1 year ago

As easy as it would be to call Amnesia: Memories a simple dating sim, Idea Factory’s visual novel takes out a lot of the catering flirtation expected from the genre …

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Cruisin’ round in space in my 6-4 — Xeodrifter review

by 1 year ago

Lost out in the cold grippings of space, left with only a laser pistol and a limited health support system, most beings would crumble to frightened pieces and remain there …

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Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls — This queenless kingdom

by 1 year ago

Now that Spike Chunsoft has taken players outside of the walls of Hope’s Peak Academy, one would expect a third-person shooter Danganronpa game to feel less enclosed, and for the …

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One flew over the pigeon academy — Hatoful Boyfriend review

by 1 year ago

I once heard the saying, “Love is for the birds,” and interpreted it as a dismissal of the idea that human interaction and emotions could create anything of value. However, …

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This is (not) the end — Lost Dimension review

by 1 year ago

Lost Dimension is, in many ways, a testament to the changes made in JRPG design over the past few years. Madness, paranoia, and a little bit of reading. Unassuming heroes …

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