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On June 28th 2023, Sega hosted a live streaming event on their official YouTube channel to update players on the future kf their new gacha game 404 Game Re:Set. During the show, the publisher announced that they will launch a new Ridge Racer x Daytona USA scenario event, starring the Sega franchises of the same… Continue reading 404 Game Re:Set Reveals Galaxy Force, Daytona USA, and Ridge Racer characters
Like in most gacha games, after completing a stage chapter in 404 Game Re:Set, players will be rated between one and three stars based on their performance. Getting three stars in a stage will grant extra rewards to the player, and as such, most players will aim to 3 star every main story stage and… Continue reading 404 Game Re:Set 3 Stars Guide
Earlier this month, Frogwares released their reimagining of Sherlock Holmes: The Awakened. This was my most anticipated game of 2023, and I've been following it ever since the Kickstarter project for its development began. Frogwares' Holmes series is one of the most underrated game franchises out there, and I have been a fan of them… Continue reading Sherlock Holmes The Awakened Review: A love letter to Holmes and Lovecraft
Shin Sakura Wars was always destined to be a controversial entry in the Sakura Wars series. It was a perfect combination: The first new title in a long dormant series being headed by an entirely new creative staff. The writing of the game in particular gets highlighted among the fanbase. Without returning staff like scriptwriter… Continue reading Why Azami is the Best Written Shin Sakura Wars Character
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
In Yakuza 6 RGG Studios introduced Oni Michio, a cute mascot character for the small town of Onomichi. This character was an instant success and as such RGG began to put him in every game from Kiwami 2 to Like a Dragon. However, an instant issue began to arise with including Ono Michio in every… Continue reading Yakuza Mystery: Kamulop’s Real Identity
The 2022 Game Awards was proving to be the longest show yet with a runtime of over 4 hours due to an excess of celebrity appearances and Crash Bandicoot skits. I and a large amount of my friend group were getting very bored and were about to fall asleep when suddenly a bizarre chain of… Continue reading Some Random Kid just Hijacked the Game Awards
Do you all remember Toontown? That Disney MMO from the early 2000s that shut down back in 2013? I never played it myself but those who did insist it was a very fun time. The game's premise had you create a disney-esque animal avatar and go around the various areas to fight corporate enemies known… Continue reading What the heck has been going on in Toontown?!
A little while ago, WB Games Montréal released their Superhero Action RPG Gotham Knights. I got the game on release date and while it wasn't as good as I wanted it to be, I still had a fun time with it (You can read my review for my full thoughts here).Today though, I don't want… Continue reading Gotham Knights has a Barbara Gordon problem
About 2 weeks ago at the time of writing this article, RGG studios revealed that they would be remaking Yakuza Ishin and would be bringing it to the west for the first time, causing us all to rejoice! It's safe to say that a majority of Yakuza fans, myself included, were very excited over this… Continue reading Every Change Like a Dragon: Ishin is making (That we know of)
In celebration of RGG announcing that not only would they be remaking Yakuza Ishin, but also localizing it into English, I have begun to play through the game in Japanese for the first time.As I have been playing through the game I have been shocked at how many gameplay mechanics I had previously falsely claimed… Continue reading How Yakuza Ishin completely changed the franchise
One month ago on the subreddits r/NieRFanart and r/NieRAutomataGame reddit user u/sadfutago made two posts labeled "How to access the church?". The posts' contents were simply, only two sentences that read "Hello, I'm new to Reddit. I was wondering how to access the church in Nier Automata."People in the replies asked for more info as… Continue reading The Mystery of the Hidden Nier Automata Church
In 2019 and 2020 two popular manga that get games all the time coincidentally tried out the same genre: Open World Action RPG. In 2019 we got One Piece World Seeker from Ganbarion and in 2020 we got Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot from CyberConnect2.On the surface it would be obvious which of these games would… Continue reading Dragon Ball Z Kakarot vs One Piece World Seeker: Transforming Anime to RPG