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Mind Zero Review

Is ‘Personalike' a genre yet?

Mind Zero Review Screenshot

HIGH The combat system is fresh and fantastic.

LOW High encounter rates turn it into a grind too quickly.

WTF Why is there no quick and easy way out of a dungeon?

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?!

Muramasa Rebirth Review

Hack and Snooze

Muramasa Rebirth Screenshot

HIGH Saving courtesans from the clutches of evil.

LOW Not skipping the long and mostly pointless tutorial.

WTF Did I just do a 37-hit combo with two button presses?

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi Review

No Love on This Battlefield

Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi Screenshot

HIGH More screen time for the Hakuoki hunks.

LOW The gameplay.

WTF The best thing I can say about the game is that it has nice character designs.

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Review

A Joyful Noise

Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien Screenshot

HIGH The perfect build and delicious release of "Only a Man."

LOW Hitting a retro cartridge by accident during a perfect run on high difficulty.

WTF Please, please tell me that those aren't Reverse Merman's balls.

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Review

Meow to Tail a Story

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward Screenshot

HIGH Witty dialogue and great voice acting make the characters more personable.

LOW Getting stuck because I couldn't see the one object I needed to interact with.

WTF How every character seems to possess advanced knowledge of quantum physics.

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?

Fate/Extra Review

Read All about It

Fate/Extra Screenshot

HIGH Getting through an entire dungeon without taking a single hit.

LOW Accidentally missing one item and destroying my hopes of 100% completion.

WTF Is up with that clown?

Gladiator Begins Review

Swords, Sandals and Stats

Gladiator Begins Screenshot

HIGH Improving my favorite sword and killing an opponent in two strikes.

LOW Taking humbling beatdowns from the Egyptian fighters.

WTF Why aren't there more bull, tiger and elephant battles?

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Review

Second Verse, Worse Than the First

999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors Screenshot

HIGH The game's climax, which does a magnificent job of tying its plot and its relationship arc together.

LOW Completing the game for the third time and realizing I'd have to do the first puzzle again again.

WTF Lady, we are about to die of hypothermia. I do not need to hear about ice-9.

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