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Review: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters Daybreak: Special Gigs

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Trying Something New When jumping between different games within the same genre, most gamers have come to expect similar mechanics to be used between them. Most popular FPS titles use the same basic controller layouts, classic-style JRPGs have the same basic commands to drive menu-based combat, and so on. Most games will put their own unique spin on things, but will stick close to some kind of predetermined formula to offer a sense of familiarity. It’s not too often that …

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Naoki Yoshida Discusses NA Server Relocation

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At the end of the PAX East panel, Naoki Yoshida took a moment to announce that the North American data center would be relocating. This week, Yoshida-san took to the forums to talk about the move in further detail. The current plan is to have the relocation occur in mid-May and there should only be a maximum of 48 hours downtime. They’re also looking at extending all active service accounts by one day because of this. Read on for Yoshida’s …

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Review: Senran Kagura: Estival Versus [PC]

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[Note: Due to the fanservice-heavy nature of this game, some of the images in this article may be considered NSFW.] For the Many or the Few Nearly every creator of entertainment media is going to hope and wish to reach the largest audience they possibly can. Not only because more sales equals more money and attention (for most creators), but also for the satisfaction of knowing that millions of people are experiencing the work they spent so much of their …

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PAX East 2017 Interview With Naoki Yoshida

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At this year’s PAX East, we had a chance to sit down with Final Fantasy XIV Director/Producer Naoki Yoshida. During our interview session we were also joined by the folks over at r/ffxiv– we’ll make sure to include a link to their questions once they’re posted. (Edit: Here is the Reddit interview) If you haven’t already, make sure to check out the Q and A panel from this year’s event as well.

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Review: ChronoClock

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Let’s Get Cute Like pretty much every genre of every medium, the gaming genre of the visual novel has a number of subgenres to help further classify the games that fall into it. Being a mostly Japanese exclusive genre until recent years, most of these subgenre titles are abbreviations or portmanteaus of Japanese words, with many being popular fan terms rather than “official” genre titles. As such, the western fandom typically uses these Japanese titles as well.

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Review: NieR: Automata

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Foreword You should know that I took my time with this review, and not just because it’s my first “real” review for Gamer Escape, or because we’re comfortably between the PS4 and Steam releases. Being no stranger to director Yoko Taro’s previous games (a bit more on him later), it felt safe to assume that a review based on a superficial blitz would let too much slip away. (Even the handy-dandy review guide warned me not to presume the game …

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Review: Stage Presence

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Future Goggles We are just about a year into the so-called VR revolution. Both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift have been on the market for nearly a year now, and PlayStation VR will be hitting its six-month mark soon. With the format still in its infancy, the kinds of games launching for them are all over the place. Full VR games such as the recently released Resident Evil 7 on PSVR are still, unfortunately, few and far between. …

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Review: Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

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Forcing a Fit When it comes to licensing a property to create a video game, there’s one important question the game developer should ask themselves: “Would this property even really work as a video game?” All too often, we see horrifying games churned out with various licenses slapped on the game’s box. Has there ever been a passable Barbie video game? Does Deal or No Deal work well when played alone in front of a television? Why does Home Improvement …