3 months ago
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Review: Granblue Fantasy Versus: Rising

Granblue Fantasy is a mobile browser-based gacha JRPG that has probably already provoked some reactions in you just by placing those words adjacent to one another. What is slightly more surprising, however, is that this is a game that has been running since 2014 with a dedicated fanbase and a design ethos that has even
8 months ago
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Preview: Double Dragon Gaiden: Rise of the Dragons

I might not speak for everyone when I say this, but some would agree that the recent visibility of the beat-’em-up genre bodes well for fans of local multiplayer games. It’s a genre that I’ve found myself covering a lot in those same days, and I can’t say that I’m not enjoying its time in
2 Mar 2020
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Review: Granblue Fantasy: Versus

It’s no secret that mobile games are a massive industry. It seems like we can’t go a day without some news story talking about how Fate Grand Order or Fire Emblem Heroes has broken some new user count or profit record. Putting aside the money-making-machine aspect of many of them, just the fact that they’re
22 May 2019
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Review: World End Syndrome

I really shouldn't like visual novels. I have no idea why I do, looking back at many that I consider my favorites. For as much weight as I put on quality storytelling, the VNs I remember fondly don't seem like they would hold up.
3 Oct 2011
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Gamer Escape Exclusive Interview: ‘Fighting Is Magic’ Devteam

I recently had the chance to work with the Mane6 team to bring together this – what turned out to be – Particularly amazing interview. Mane6 are currently developing the My Little Pony-based fighting game Fighting Is Magic, which has caused quite a stir not only in it’s own fandom, but also with the fighting
16 Sep 2011
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Over 10 Whole Minutes Of Persona 4: Ultimate Arena Gameplay

Running on the Blazblue engine, the game seems to be more like an homage to JoJo’s rather than Blazblue. Then again, considering that Relius Clover plays much like a JoJo’s character, one has to wonder if Persona had an influence on his final design. Or vice versa? Trailer below.
31 Aug 2011
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Just Too Much Fighting: Now Persona 4 Is In On The Action

Persona 4 The Ultimate In Mayonaka Arena is soon to be released in Japanese arcades, with an Xbox 360 / Playstation 3 release pending for 2012. The game is being developed by the Blazblue team, so chances are it won’t suck – Question is, is there a market for another anime fighter? Between this and
19 Jun 2011
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Blazblue: Finally, Your Own Squirrelgirl

Forget catgirls, it looks like pre-orders are now up for Makoto Nanaya, the Squirrelgirl character from Arc System Works’ HD 2d fighter Blazblue. Arcsys, also known for the Guilty Gear franchise, have this release slated for October through Good Smile Company, and sculptor ‘FREEing’. Hopefully your pockets are deep, since the pre-order price comes in