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  • Blog Post: Replay – Rogue Galaxy

    Classics from yesteryear are suddenly new again on PlayStation 4. Our Replay mailbag is overflowing with requests to revisit the PlayStation 2 games Sony is re-releasing on PlayStation 4. We already took a look at the excellent stealth game Mark of Kri , today we're revisiting Rogue Galaxy, an ambitious... More
  • Blog Post: Three Ways Yo-Kai Watch Is Just Like Pokémon (And Three It Isn’t)

    Yo-kai Watch released yesterday and as we stated in our review , it’s a great Pokémon competitor. It doesn’t shy away from wearing its inspiration on its sleeve, but it does plenty of things to establish its own identity. Here are a few of the ways the two games overlap, as well as... More
  • Blog Post: Learn All About Yo-Kai Watch From Level-5 President Akihiro Hino

    Tomorrow marks the debut of Yo-kai Watch in North America (you can read our review here ). The franchise has already caused a stir in Japan, becoming a worthy rival to Pokémon. It has spawned a television show, manga, films, and toys, but will it cause the same fanfare Stateside? We spoke with... More
  • Blog Post: Opinion – Why Dragon Quest’s Future Looks Bleak In North America

    Lately, I've been thinking a lot about Dragon Quest. The traditional RPG franchise crafted the foundation for console RPGs, and even to this day, it evokes charm and nostalgia with its art style and famed slimes. I'm still captivated by it, even though the series hasn't gone through much... More
  • Blog Post: Top 50 Challenge – Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

    As a fan of both JRPGs like the Final Fantasy series and Studio Ghibli’s work, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch seemed like a no brainer for me. Yet when the game came out earlier this year it continued to slip off my must-play list. After setting aside my shiny new PlayStation 4, I finally... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch

    Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch launches today. With plenty of name recognition behind it with Level-5 and Studio Ghibli at the helm, we wanted to give you a deeper look at the game. In the video below, Andrew Reiner hosts and shares his love for Studio G and Level-5, Jeff Cork discovers the battle... More
  • Blog Post: What's Next For Professor Layton?

    Now that Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask is out in North America, it's time to look ahead to the puzzle scholar's upcoming projects on 3DS, iOS, and Android. Before you get too excited, keep in mind that none of these projects have a North American release announced yet. I reached out to... More
  • Blog Post: Experience Ni No Kuni's Gameplay In Our Video Preview

    In Ni No Kuni, battles are fast and frantic. Ordering around your familiars, canceling attacks, and running around to collect special glims to restore HP and MP easily keeps you on your toes. But just describing this isn't enough - we wanted you to see it in action. So as part of our celebration... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Professor Layton And The Miracle Mask

    Would you like to see a guided tour of Level-5's new game, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask? You've got it, in this all-new Test Chamber. In this episode, Bryan Vore and I start from the beginning and see a few puzzles, a horse chase, and new eye-popping 3D visuals (you'll have to take... More
  • Blog Post: Level-5 President Talks Ni No Kuni And Studio Ghibli

    In our latest issue (#235), we celebrate some under the radar games. Today, we’re continuing the trend with an interview about Ni No Kuni: The Wrath of the White Witch, the collaboration between Studio Ghibli and Level-5. We spoke to Level-5’s president and CEO, Akihiro Hino about what to... More
  • Blog Post: Video Preview: How Ni No Kuni's Story Begins

    Celebrating our five under the radar games worth watching, we're taking today to look at the story in Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch. For those who don't know, Ni No Kuni is the collaboration between the famed Studio Ghibli and RPG developer extraordinaire, Level-5. In the video below,... More
  • Blog Post: Professor Layton And The Eternal Diva Is Out Today. How Is It?

    Yes, there is a feature-length Professor Layton animated movie. If you already knew that, you probably also knew that the film has taken two long years to make the jump from Japan to North America. The wait is finally over! Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva originally released in Japan in late 2009... More
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