Review: Niffelheim

Grinding. In video games, it typically refers to repeating the same action over and over. Sometimes its for a player's benefit, spending some time fighting trash mobs repeatedly in order to make your character stronger. For others, they may see it as a source of relaxation, chilling out and watching numbers go up without having to exert themselves. Read More

Review: Oninaki

Tokyo RPG Factory is Square Enix's arm apparently dedicated to bringing classic style RPGs and action RPGs into the modern age. Up to this point, they've had somewhat mixed results, with some mediocre titles with great ideas that didn't quite pan out. So far, one thing I can say about all of their work is that it always looks and sounds beautiful. Read More

PAX West 2019 Hands-on: N1RV Ann-A: Cyberpunk Bartender Action

A few years ago, a little indie visual novel called VA-11 Hall-A popped on to my radar. A cyberpunk tale told through the eyes of a bartender, this first release from Venezuelan studio Sukeban Games quickly made it into my list of favorite visual novels. The game was heavily character driven, mostly focusing on the day-to-day life and issues facing the people living in the game's dystopian setting, rather than the world itself. Read More