SEGA treated us to an unlikely cult classic when Valkyria Chronicles hit the shelves all those years ago. A decade later, I’m playing what feels like a planned content expansion that got discovered just now after mysteriously vanishing in the archives. Is that bad? Let’s find out.
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These events would tell a story of tragedy hidden in the mists of time. A story of courage and trust, of persecution and hate… and of love blooming, even through the face of war. What follows is a record of this conflict, and of those who fought, lived, and died.
With Mario Party 9, the iconic couch PvP series ditched the ruthless winner-takes-all gameplay in favor of making everyone feel like a loser in a crappy wagon mode that nobody asked for. I’m pleased to report that Super Mario Party is a return to form with proper boards, classic rules, and plenty of 4 player shenanigans.
Nintendo went above and beyond porting Mario Kart 8 to the Switch, and despite the impressive amount of polish I can still clearly recognize the game I fell in love with all those years ago. This is without a doubt the definitive Mario Kart experience: Pure, simple and fun.
The third and final chapter of the Wright & Co. Law Office adds absolutely nothing new to the established formula, but unlike Justice for All it doesn’t have to because the game delivers on what it tries to accomplish. The heavily character-driven story told within the context of the entire trilogy elegantly ties up every […]
Justice for All continues with Phoenix’s bizarro legal shenanigans about a year after Maya left the law office in order to train as a spirit medium. When the two finally reunite, tragedy strikes and Phoenix is once again tasked with defending Maya against impossible odds. Sounds like a recipe for success, so what went wrong?
Law school is dry, attorneys are anti-fun and trials are boring. Or so you thought. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney is an adventure title without the busywork involved and does not concern itself with trifling matters such as accurately portraying legal proceedings. Instead, it’s a bizarre courtroom drama where you team up with a spirit medium […]
It’s the year 1985. The tensions between the two superpowers nearly escalate when rogue Soviet forces invade the NATO controlled island of Malden. David Armstrong is a soldier fresh out of bootcamp when he is sent to the front lines, and it quickly becomes apparent that war rarely goes as planned. Indeed, there is little […]
Let’s get one thing out of the way: Is it realistic? No. Is it authentic? Absolutely. Careful attention to detail makes all the difference, and Warhorse managed to create a believable reinterpretation of medieval Bohemia. What the game lacks in the supernatural, it makes up for with fierce political intrigue, interesting characters and wonderful quest design.