I think it’s pretty well known by now that SEGA is none too shy about how much they’re leaning into all aspects of the Yakuza franchise. Which is great, because lately the main franchise and now the Judgment side of things were supposed to have split off into two separate playstyles. Last year’s Yakuza: Like
I love Tetris. It’s among my favorite video games of all time. Puyo Puyo…. isn’t too bad either. But I really liked the idea of Tetris colliding with another puzzle game franchise, even if it wasn’t one I was that familiar with at the time. And so I bought Puyo Puyo Tetris. It was a
Today during the Xbox Games Showcase, a trailer was shown for Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis. Called the “ultimate PSO2,” Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis is a redesign of the original game which launched earlier this year on Xbox One and PC in North America.
I’ve been a fan of the Project Diva series of rhythm games for nearly a decade now, ever since I picked up the PS3 release of Project Diva F back in 2013. I’d never even heard of Vocaloid or Hatsune Miku at that point, picking the game up on a whim as I wanted another
A trip to Japan accompanied by demon-fighting mechanical suits and an all-female theatre revue just became a lot easier for the first time in around ten years thanks to Sakura Wars.
Let’s be honest here. Were it not for writing for Gamer Escape, I probably wouldn’t have fell as hard for the Yakuza franchise as hard as I did after I started off with 0 and had the chance to review Kiwami afterwards. Mind you, it’s obviously not my first exposure to open world games or
We don’t need to delve into the…complicated history of the Blue Blur, but it’s safe to say that 2020 has been shaping up to be a decent year for him. He made his way to American cinemas in a halfway decent (and unsurprisingly immature at times) manner, and the movie is doing quite well at
Arcade classics have been making the great voyage to the Nintendo Switch for what feels like forever at this point. In fact, you’d probably have better luck at guessing which popular arcade titles aren’t on the Switch than listing those with ports, or off-shoot battle royale remakes.
PlatinumGames – a name that has come to be associated with quality action games, occasionally known for their difficulty. Founded by some well-known developers formerly of Clover Studio, the company’s output has become a favorite of gamers from all walks of life.
It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise to core Switch players how convenient it is to track down and fire up an increasing number of classic/classic-styled titles that have and continue to flood the plucky little handheld. I’m no angel in this scenario either, as I have downloaded my fair amount of classic titles
Gaming is funny sometimes. In one era, you’re thinking that two of gaming’s most recognizable mascots would never appear on the same console. Later on, they’re competing with each other in Olympic events in near-regular installments for over ten years. Having survived The Great Mascot Wars of the 1990s, the mere notion that there would
I grew up back during the times of the Super Nintendo and Nintendo 64, and it's an era that I have much nostalgia for...despite never owning either system. Before I turned 13 or so, my parents did not allow any video games in our home ("They aren't educational."), so I got most of my gaming memories from time spent at friend's houses.
Dueling Dragons Kazuma Kiryu has seen quite a bit of exposure over the last couple of years. Recently, we’ve seen the end of his story with the release of Yakuza 6: The Song of Life. It’s honestly safe to say that this franchise has been experiencing a bit of a resurgence thanks to these solid
A Light on the Past Sega’s Shining series is an interesting one – a long-running series of often wildly different games that are only really connected by having the word “shining” in the title. The series jumps between genres constantly, starting off in 1991 as a first-person dungeon crawler with Shining in the Darkness on
Today, Sega announced that Shenmue I & II will be launching on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on August 21st. This re-release will contain new modernised features including scalable screen resolution, classic and modren control schemes, PC graphics options, and updated UI, and both Japanese and English voiceovers. Those who pre-order the digital
Everybody’s Doing It The Neptunia series has been one of the more intriguing (or unusual, if you rather) concepts to hit gaming in recent years. Turning the idea of console wars into a JRPG, and anthropomorphizing said consoles, along with other gaming-related companies, into cute anime girls.
A game’s aesthetic can make or break it. A game could be made that has absolutely everything that a gamer might be looking for and more – perfect engine, fun and engaging gameplay, involved story, etc – but put all that into a graphical style that people don’t find appealing, and many wouldn’t bother to
Much like Champions Online, Sega is taking advantage of Steam’s MMO support by allowing their 2009 free-to-play title Spiral Knights available on the popular Valve service. As a huge perk, you can use your Steam account to play – No registering with Spiral Knights itself required. I haven’t had a huge chance to play the
Guardian Heroes was originally released on the Sega Saturn back in 1996. More recently, it was announced that the game would be coming to Xbox Live sometime later this year. Now Sega is asking players if they’d purchase the game if released on the PlayStation Network. So far its an overwhelming “yes” but if you
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