Review: Fate/EXTELLA LINK – Linked together, save the world together

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Fate/EXTELLA LINK is here and with it comes an entirely new approach to the Musou experince that Fate/Extella: Umbral Star had to offer. With enhanced visuals, story-telling elements, and gameplay mechanics, Fate/EXTELLA LINK is sure to leave a solid mark for fans both new and old.

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SENRAN KAGURA Burst Re:Newal gets a January release date for PS4 and PC

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Originally released as a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, SENRAN KAGURA Burst; XSEED Games has revealed the classic beat ’em up port will be released on PlayStation 4 and PC starting January 22, 2019. Here’s what you need to know.

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Fate/EXTELLA LINK to launch on Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam

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In a surprise announcement, XSEED Games has revealed that Fate/EXTELLA LINK will be releasing on both PC and Nintendo Switch alongside the previously announced PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of the game.

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Polish those drums off, XSEED Games releases Gal Metal for Nintendo Switch

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XSEED Games and indie-studio DMM Games officially release their drum-focused beat-rhythm title Gal Metal for the Nintendo Switch. Limited Edition and DLC now available while supplies last.

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Review: Senran Kagura Reflexions – Reflecting on what went wrong

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Senran Kagura Reflexions is the latest entry as a side-story game, one where players will take on the role of being a masseuse for the hard-working all-female cast of the Senran Kagura universe. Find out what we thought about giving these ladies a massage and if it’s something to enjoy.

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XSEED Games unveils a massive line-up for 2018

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It’s not often you get an email, one that’s filled to the brim with exciting information regarding both games new and old. Luckily for us, all of these games look exciting, are exciting, and the franchises they are from are some of the most renowned around the world by XSEED fans both new and old. With a new lineup featuring many of their famed franchises, XSEED Games has announced that Marvelous will be kicking off their offerings starting on April 25, 2018 with a PC re-release of the once Xbox 360 exclusive Bullet Witch.

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Review: Zwei: The Arges Adventure – A Short Lived Adventure

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Pros:
-Nice and cute, very friendly feeling dungeon crawler
-Not too much complexity to the game

Cons:
-Distracting mouse placement in chats
-Not much to the game
-Very fast paced with little-to-no guidance or tool-tips


I was given the wonderful opportunity to review this game which I had heard a little bit about before in the past. I looked more into it and found out that it was originally a game on PlayStation 2, which I thought was really cool and made wonder how good it would be on PC. From the first bit of the game, I played I liked it!

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Review: Senran Kagura Peach Beach Splash – Summer Makes One Last Splash

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Pros:
+Amazingly well done combat mechanics
+All-star cast offering different views to similar stories
+Tons of customizations ranging from weapons, clothing, and ability cards
+DLC is moderately priced and completely optional. The addition of new outfits and characters is welcomed.

Cons:
-Grope simulator 2017 is a minor drawback, but can be ignored
-Higher difficulties are locked behind progression based upgrades
-Modes don’t vary outside of deathmatch or king of the hill


 

Six years ago, I was first introduced to the ladies of Marvelous’ Senran Kagura seies. A lackluster beat ‘up title that sold itself on its cookie cutter fan service in order to help move copies. The series itself wasn’t well inspired or even designed at the time of release. Just as anything else, things can sometimes get better or worse with time. For Senran Kagura things have gotten a little weird. Why did it get weird? Because the series has actually gotten better. Even it’s six years of main-entry titles and a spin-off’s have done the series a bit of justice.

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Review: Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns – Where You Learn Why Friends Matter

Pros:
-Characters are uniquely developed during the games story
-Farm upgrades feel like they take a bit, which adds prolonged playability
-Plenty of side adventures to complete such as friendships, relationships, fishing, etc.

Cons:
– The game is very slow starting out
-Tends to take control from the player during tutorials
-Tutorials lasted roughly 20 hours, which is a bit much
-Story progress is slow to start, sitting between 5 to 10 hours before unlocking other chapters.


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Ever wondered what a game would be like where repetition, time management, and a lot of tutorials would be like over the span of between 15-20 hours? This is the welcoming players are in for with this Harvest Moon spiritual successor. If it hadn’t been for my curiosity, it’d been easier said than done to shut down my Nintendo 3DS, and simply walked away for any other title of the genre.

Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns is a coming of age progression title. One that offers multiple options for you to explore as you play. In the game, you start out at odds with your characters father. In effort to prove him wrong, you step out into the world in order to become a great father, and set the record straight in this dispute.

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Review: Fate/EXTELLA: The Umbral Star – When Shooting Stars Seal Fates

Pros:
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North American copies will detect the Japanese version’s save file and allows for Data Sharing across both.
+Extremely smooth frame-rates and performances.
+Phenomenal gameplay mechanics for a first-time Musuo style entry.

Cons:
+Story may be confusing some due to Fate/Extra CCC having not come to North America.


Spoiler Warning: This review will spoil parts of Extella’s narrative and other parts of the Fate lore. If you actually want to avoid these, please check out the import preview, otherwise please read this awesome summary of the events of Fate/Extra and Fate/Extra CCC by nrvnqsr poster, mewarmo990.


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For nearly the last month, I’ve had a chance to play through Extella and I’ll be honest, even I’m still trying to properly sum up the events in a way that make sense to me. If there’s one thing I can say about the Nasuverse, it’s got quite the lore to pull from much less the historical components from which Type-Moon has liberally taken from. Extella takes itself no less serious, and if you approach the game without basic knowledge of the series, it will go right over your head.

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