Getsu Fuma Den : Undying Moon

What can be said about Getsu Fuma Den : Undying Moon? Successor to the 1987 Konami game Getsu Fuma Den, a game that never came to North America and was never translated to English. How does a game so detached from its predecessor fair? Quite well in fact. You play the game as Getsu Fuma…

Tunic

When I first booted up Tunic, I was briefly back in my bedroom in the mid 90s first booting up A Link to the Past on my SNES. The game looks like a classic Zelda game, it moves like a classic Zelda game, and the hero even looks like someone who could not decide between…

The Cruel King and The Great Hero

If Ni No Kuni turns a child’s movie into a game, then The Cruel King and the Great Hero does the same with a child’s book. This simple, story centric RPG is as family friendly as a game can come, and it doesn’t take long to see what makes it appealing. From a gameplay standpoint…

Martha is Dead

Martha Is Dead tells the story of Giulia after finding the lifeless body of her titular twin sister floating in a lake. Through a case of mistaken identity, their parents believe Giulia to be the one who has drowned, and in a state of shock young Giulia does not correct them. Now, assuming the role…

Monark

If there is only one thing to take from this review, it is if you play Monark expecting it to be Persona, you will not get what you expected. Monark feels like a PSX era RPG in most regards, and at a glance the comparisons to the famous series are obvious. It’s a grim RPG…

Alwa’s Legacy

Alwa’s Legacy is the sequel to a game we reviewed in 2018, Alwa’s Awakening. The original was a fun, 8-bit styled adventure that stayed true to the era it was emulating. Alwa’s Legacy evolves and makes steps into the 16-bit era, but does not fully advance in the ways I was anticipating. The adventure begins…

UnMetal

UnMetal by Fran Games is, at first glance, a Metal Gear parody. Released in 1987 on the Nintendo Entertainment System, Metal Gear was a pioneer of stealth/action gameplay. The series is celebrated to this day, and is one of my personal favourites. The basic premise involves starting off with no equipment, focusing on stealth to…

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII

It’s here, Xuan-Yuan Sword VII at long last, and thankfully you don’t need to have played the first six to know what’s going on. At its most basic, this is a fairly generic action RPG with linear storytelling and something adjacent to skill based combat. While Sword has plenty of mediocrity about it, it still…