Last week, Sega and RGG Studios released Like a Dragon Ishin, an Unreal Engine 4 remake of 2014's Ryu Ga Gotoku Ishin. This remake was one of my most anticipated titles of the year as I am a huge fan of the original Ishin. I bought the remake on day 1 and like every other… Continue reading Why I Am Disappointed In Like A Dragon Ishin Kiwami
Saber vs Illya: Which Fate girl Is In More Games?
A Thorough List of Changes In Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Early this week, Sega released Like a Dragon Ishin, a remake of a game by the same name. I absolutely love the original Ishin, I played through the game twice and 100%ed it despite not knowing any Japanese other than the words used for saving the game. Because I'm such a huge Ishin fan, when… Continue reading A Thorough List of Changes In Like a Dragon: Ishin!
Like a Dragon Ishin DLC Practices Causes Fandom Uproar
While some fans were able to play the game a few days early, today marked the launch of Sega's newest title in their renowned Like a Dragon franchise: Like a Dragon Ishin, a remake of a PS3/4 game of the same name. Fans of RGG studio's games flocked to the title for its fast paced… Continue reading Like a Dragon Ishin DLC Practices Causes Fandom Uproar
A Semi-Comprehensive List of Canceled Sakura Wars Projects
Sega's Sakura Wars franchise is larger than a lot of people think. While there are only six main games (which are all masterpieces that you should play), there have also been a myriad of side material like OVAs, stage shows, manga, and even spin-off games. This side material expands the world of Sakura Wars and… Continue reading A Semi-Comprehensive List of Canceled Sakura Wars Projects
Magical Games You Can Be Playing Instead of Hogwarts Legacy
Hello, I'm Skeith, and welcome to The Story Arc. This site will not be posting any reviews of Hogwarts Legacy, nor will we ever mention its existence after this article. I am also the most frequent contributor to this site and the most likely to review games on release date in a desperate attempt to… Continue reading Magical Games You Can Be Playing Instead of Hogwarts Legacy
A Deep Dive Look into Fishing Minigames
SpongeBob SquarePants The Cosmic Shake Review: Different, but Great
It's been a long, long time since we got a proper Spongebob platformer. Two years ago, Purple Lamp Studios released a remake of the classic platformer Battle for Bikini Bottom. This remake was met with mixed reception as it was riddled with glitches and performance problems such as horrendously bad pop in. It didn't help… Continue reading SpongeBob SquarePants The Cosmic Shake Review: Different, but Great
Fire Emblem Engage Review: Rebuilding the Foundations
Three days ago, Nintendo and Intelligent System released the seventeenth entry in their ever popular Fire Emblem franchise: Fire Emblem Engage. I had fallen off of Fire Emblem years ago as my interest in the franchise began to wane with the release of games like Three Houses, however something about Engage grabbed my interest so… Continue reading Fire Emblem Engage Review: Rebuilding the Foundations
The English Sakura Wars Community Is Going Through a Renaissance
Tell me if you've heard this story before. A franchise becomes super popular in its home country and is beloved by fans there for years. However despite this popularity there the rest of the world only gets a few scraps translated here and there. Despite this though the franchise gains a small worldwide fanbase who… Continue reading The English Sakura Wars Community Is Going Through a Renaissance
What is the Worst Possible Sakura Wars GB Playthrough?
Sakura Wars GB is one of the most unique spinoffs in the entire Sakura Wars franchise. Not only did it release on the handheld of Sega's rival, Nintendo, in an era where Sega was still producing consoles but it's also the only game in the franchise where you play as a self-inserted character interacting with… Continue reading What is the Worst Possible Sakura Wars GB Playthrough?
A Deep Dive Into Every Yakuza Minigame
Two years ago I embarked on a quest to platinum every single Sega game available on PS4 (and now PS5). Anyone who would undergo this task knows the biggest roadblock in doing that: The Yakuza franchise. The Yakuza games are known for having some of the best side content in gaming and having an absolute… Continue reading A Deep Dive Into Every Yakuza Minigame
The Wonder of Fire Emblem Heroes’ First Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a…scantily clad festive Tharja masquerading as an armored unit? Fire Emblem Heroes is no stranger to seasonal celebrations and alts. Let it be brides in springtime or (curiously) pirates in the twilight days of summer, the game has… Continue reading The Wonder of Fire Emblem Heroes’ First Christmas
Evolution of Yakuza Mechanics: Inventory
Hello and welcome back to the Story Arc. Three weeks ago I began an adventure where every other day in December of 2022 I examine a minor mechanic in the Yakuza franchise and look at how it has evolved game by game. In the previous articles I looked over how super small mechanics like locker… Continue reading Evolution of Yakuza Mechanics: Inventory
Sega Has a Monopoly on Christmas Games
Merry almost Christmas everyone! It's almost time for people around the world to celebrate the holiday's most common tradition: Sitting home during a snowstorm and playing a video game! But what video game should you play? Well, why not celebrate the season even more by playing a game with a Christmas aesthetic?Ever since the medium… Continue reading Sega Has a Monopoly on Christmas Games