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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
23 Nov 2020
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Preview: Override 2: Super Mech League

You know what’s kind of weird? Virtual On hasn’t gotten any kind of re-release on Steam or anything of the sort. There have been re-releases of the games on newer platforms in Japan, but apparently the franchise has slipped into the “no export for you” territory, which is kind of a shame. You’d think I
14 Oct 2020
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Review: Onee Chanbara Origin

So here’s your Japanese lesson for the day. “Onee-chan” is an affectionate term for an older sister. “Chanbara” means swordfighting. Thus, the title of this particular game series is a play on words. It’s an older sister swordfighting! It can also be written as “Oneechanbara” or “Onee Chanbara” depending on localization; we’re going with Onee
31 Mar 2020
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Review: Treachery in Beatdown City

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by three separate but equally important groups: the slow-moving grappler who bodyslams street punks, the quicker but weaker character who is almost always a woman, and the average character who does a little bit of everything competently. That would be Law & Order: Belt-Scrolling Brawler Unit,