Review: Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Definitive Edition – On the go

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Dynasty Warriors 8 XL Definitive Edition has landed on the Switch, bringing with it all the DLC and expansion content previously released for the core title, but also some new content that made its way around with both the Empires and Legends versions of the game. However, does it work and does it give us a worthwhile experience?

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Review: Warriors Orochi 4 – The romance of franchises begins again

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Since the establishment of the Dynasty and Samurai Warriors games, the Warriors franchise remains one of the most renowned Musou franchises in the world. Bringing the best of both worlds together once again comes Warriors Orochi 4, a title that holds a Guinness World Record and aims to be the best the series has to offer yet. But does it accomplish the goal? Let’s find out in our review.

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Review: Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

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Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is now available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Along with its release in the past few weeks, our review now follows, giving an idea of what to expect of the game. Is it worth playing? Let’s take a look.

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Review: Attack on Titan 2 – A Titanic Amount of Fun

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Pros:
+Extremely beautiful graphics
+Framerates are consistent at all times
+Follows the anime, but also offers a new insight into pre-existing events
+Character creation while simple is top notch
+An amazing and highly enjoyable soundtrack that never seems to get old.

Cons:
-Difficulty changes can be, at times, a bit overwhelming
-Seeing the inside walls of Wall Maria does get a bit old after quite a bit of time


Just when you’d think that Attack on Titan had begun to grow irrelevant, there’s always someone, somewhere, that wants to remind you just how great the series can actually be by any means necessary. This time around, it just happens to be Koei Tecmo and Omega Force, the minds behind the Warriors franchises, and even the minds behind spin-off franchises Hyrule Warriors and Fire Emblem Warriors.

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Review: Dynasty Warriors 9 – Warriors Gone Wild

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Pros:
+Controls have been simplified for better ease of use.
+Massive open worlds that are ever-changing as the game progresses.
+Level scaling is done quite well, emphasizing the need for side-quest completions.
+Every character has open access to all weapon types.

Cons:
-Problematic framerate spikes and character pop-in.
-Horrific English voice tracks that could have been left out entirely.
-Framerate dips do become problematic and take away from the experience the game has to offer.


In one way or another, there’s little to no doubt that you’ve some way encountered a Dynasty Warriors style game. In many ways, the franchise has been the quintessential experience within the very genre the games have created. Even if not a direct Dynasty Warriors title, there’s no doubt there may have been a chance you’ve played through games such as Fire Emblem WarriorsHyrule Warriors or even Berserk and the Band of the Hawk.

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Review: Blue Reflection – Staring off into the Deep Blue Sea


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Pros:
+Absolutely beautiful character animations and character growth
+Absolutely stunning visuals and use of sound designs
+A solid combat system that grows as the game gets underway
+The school is an absolutely joy to explore
+Lacks Gusts previous time restrictions from the Atelier series

Cons:
-Offers absolutely little challenge in combat
-Enemies variate very little outside of bosses and offer almost no change
-NPC dialogue changes very little and remains almost the same throughout the game


Have you ever wondered what the daily life of a Japanese school student was like? What if it involved taking on a spot as a video game successor to the smash-hit anime series Sailor Moon? That’s where Gust’s latest title comes into pay. Players take on the role of first-year student Hinako Shirai as she begins to attend Hoshinomiya High School.

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