NS Review – YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls (3DS)

Although the Nintendo Switch is now out and slowly building up a respectable library of games, the 3DS is still going pretty strong this year, with the most recent games being YO-KAI WATCH 2: Bony Spirits & Fleshy Souls. The YO-KAI WATCH games are a series of monster collecting RPGs, featuring spirits called Yo-kai, which … Continue reading

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NS Review – Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King (3DS)

First review of 2017, and what a surprise, it’s another JRPG. After the incredible remaster of Dragon Quest VII on 3DS, which you can find my (overwhelmingly positive) review of here, now I have have the joy of playing Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King. Originally released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, … Continue reading

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NS Review – Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past (3DS)

The other day I was having a somewhat heated discussion with a work colleague about the rise in remaster culture recently, or more specifically the tendency towards releasing remakes instead of new titles. As much as I agreed with him on various points, I held the point that sometimes players will not have played the … Continue reading

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NS Review- YO-KAI WATCH (3DS)

YO-KAI WATCH is an RPG on the Nintendo 3DS that is finally being released to the west after Japan having it for years. It sports bizarre and eccentric creatures called Yo-kai that inhabit our world and have strange effects on people, and upon discovering and (begrudgingly) befriending a spoopy Yo-kai named Whisper, your character (who … Continue reading

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NS Review – Bravely Second: End Layer (3DS)

We’re now in March and Nintendo’s Year of the JRPG keeps on rolling through, next up … Bravely Second: End Layer, a game that I wanted to take a little more time with before I posted a review; so, 20-odd hours in, here are my thoughts on it. Evidently, and with good reason, the first … Continue reading

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Sega are actually localising a game!

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Breaking news!!! Sega are actually going to localise a very Japanesey (yes it’s a word) game. Fans around the world unite and rejoice because Phantasy Star Online 2 is finally com… wait its not Phantasy Star Online 2? Sega are finally localising and it’s not one of their biggest games of last few years. No … Continue reading

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NS Review – Project X Zone 2 (3DS)

In my first review of the year, I exclaimed that 2016 was the Year of the JRPG and I was not wrong. They’re actually coming faster than I can review them, but I’m making sure that the biggest titles will be spoken about and have the attention they deserve. So, next up for critique is … Continue reading

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NS Review – Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight (3DS)

We’re one month in to 2016, and what I’m dubbing JRPG Fever has already gripped the Nintendo 3DS. We’ve already had Final Fantasy Explorers (review will be posted soon), and there are plenty more on the horizon like Project X Zone 2 and Bravely Second: End Layer. So, how does the latest dungeon crawler from … Continue reading

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NS Review – Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U)

Let’s be brutally honest, something disastrous would have had to happen for me to not enjoy Xenoblade Chronicles X. With it being made by the same team that brought us the joyously well-made original game, and supposedly having a much larger game world, I was almost guaranteed to love it. Now, a few years after … Continue reading

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NS Review – Etrian Mystery Dungeon (3DS)

For those of you that might not know, I am a sucker for a JRPG with an anime aesthetic. Games like Chrono Trigger and The Worlds End With You rank as some of my favourite games of all time for their gameplay, art style, music and many other factors. As the genre is running a … Continue reading

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