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Ten Minutes with NISA President Souhei Niikawa


Prinnies, Rhapsody, Evil Protagonists, and More... 

A Game Of Thrones: The Lost Lords Review

Slow Burn

Game of Thrones

HIGH: The dialog is top-notch and frames the upcoming episodes nicely...

LOW: ...but very little actually happens here.

WTF: Saying "I'm going to kill him" moments before a character said the same thing.

Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy Review

Now with more pixels in each aggressively-pointed finger

Phoenix Wright

HIGH One of the best trilogies in handheld history preserved in a new, definitive edition

LOW Old translation errors and typos persist through two remasters

WTF Seriously, we haven't spellchecked the script through two remasters?

Hatoful Boyfriend Review

By the pigeon, for the pigeon

Hatoful Boyfriend

HIGH Dating pigeons

LOW Dating pigeons

WTF Dating pigeons

Tales From The Borderlands: Zer0 Sum Review

Pandora's Jack-in-the-Box

Tales Of The Borderlands

HIGH Perfectly nails the humor of a Borderlands game.

LOW Telltale games still control awkwardly.

WTF Just how many games will feature Troy Baker this year?

Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit Review

Foodservice Fanservice

Senran Kagura: Bon Appetit

HIGH Hanzo's reactions to perfect meals are way over the top.

LOW Good god, the music sucks.

WTF Half the characters are held back as DLC.

Heavy Bullets Review

A Most Dangerous Game

Heavy Bullets

HIGH The luminescent, low-poly visuals and a glitchy soundtrack create intense gunplay.

LOW The harsh economy and random shop placement lead to no-win scenarios too often.

WTF If a company gives their janitors firearms as a part of their standard equipment, what are they cleaning up?

XBlaze - Code: Embryo Review

A game as meaningful as its title

XBlaze

High High production values for a visual novel

Low TOi

WTF Yet another harem of girls fawning over an unlikeable male protagonist

An Interview with Ice-Bound Developers Aaron A. Reed and Jacob Garbe

For anybody who has ever read the post-modern horror novel House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, few other contemporary novels compare. However, the next evolution of the post-modern novel might just be the interactive novel slash indie game Ice-Bound, a unique experience that combines player-driven narrative choices through an iPad app with the experience of reading and exploring an augmented reality-enabled physical book. Here's my conversation with the two men who made this magic possible.

Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Review

Goodbye? Or hello?!?

Danganronpa 2 Review Screenshot

HIGH The last chapter is amaaaaaaazing.

LOW Getting stuck on a super-simple puzzle in Chapter 4.

WTF I was actually happy to see Monokuma. What the hell is wrong with me?

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