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Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory Review

Pretty Soldier Nostalgia

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HIGH The finale video taking the characters through a brief history of video games.

LOW Stumbling without warning into one (of many) dungeons full of one-hit-kill enemies.

WTF The bonus condition requiring characters to walk 1/8th the circumference of the earth.

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side Review

My Heart Goes Boom, Boom, Boom

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side Screenshot

HIGH Character designs by Phoenix Wright artist, Tatsuro Iwamoto!

LOW Typos in a game that focuses on text.

WTF Wakasa's Japanese voice actor is the same person who voices Eren Jaeger in Attack on Titan?!

Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 Review

So Much to Not Like, and Yet...

Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 Screenshot

HIGH "Crap. I thought NIS America's plan was to keep that fourth wall up."

LOW Forgetting the skill commands for a new character so she can't do anything during a battle.

WTF Licking "nubile maidens" who are, like, seven years old? Robot-dude, I think this game's M rating is mostly your fault.

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Review

More than Just Eye Candy

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Screenshot

HIGH Gorgeous illustrations and plenty of heartthrobs for all persuasions.

LOW A little lacking in the romance department for an otome game.

WTF Since when did Hijikata of the Shinsengumi swear like a sailor?

Hyperdimension Neptunia Review

The Console Wars Get Literal

Hyperdimension Neptunia Screenshot

HIGH The satirical cameos by unnamed game stars.

LOW Waiting for a minute for my hammer to recharge.

WTF Seeing the bruised heroine treated with "bondages" (not a typo!)

Trinity Universe Review

Hoarding: Netheruniverse Edition

Trinity Universe Screenshot

HIGH Engaging and seldom-tedious role-playing game combat.

LOW Being buried alive under an avalanche of loot.

WTF An extended debate over whether yelling the name of a special attack increases its effectiveness.

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Trinity Universe

Game Description: In the vein of "Cross Edge", Trinity Universe combines the Atelier and Disgaea universes into a massive RPG mashup.Two different scenarios. A "Goddess" side featuring Gust characters and a "Demon Lord" scenario with NIS stars. The first time popular Disgaea characters Etna, Flonne and Prinny are presented in full 3D. Fully customize your character and weapons. Depending on how you decorate it the ability and strength will change. Combat skills are assigned to three different action buttons. Input a set sequence to deal more damage. Magic blasts, weapon strikes, and ground shaking blows can be performed by one champion or by the entire team. Time is also an important element in Trinity Universe. Players have to destroy a gravitation field and escape a dungeon before time runs out.

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Review

Pretty Girls and Mechs? Not as Awesome as it Sounds

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love Screenshot

HIGH: The dating simulation "Adventure Mode."

LOW: Long battles, followed by even longer boss fights, without a break. (Or a save point).

WTF: The dating simulation is the high point. In a game about giant mech fighting.

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love

Game Description: Sakura Wars: So Long My Love is a single player strategy role-playing game (SRPG) and the first game in the popular Japanese Sakura Wars franchise to be released in North America. The game features both an exciting and fast-paced mech/air battle system and a unique, sim-based storyline. This in-depth storyline allows for character interaction that plays a major role in the progression of game action as interactions with various characters in the game can ultimately change the story content and even the final outcome.

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