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Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS3) Review

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Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is the latest game in the Atelier series by Gust and Tecmo Koei. Atelier Shallie follows the journey of two alchemists, named Shallie, that are searching for the secrets of the Dusk Sea in order to find a way to stop the droughts that are plaguing the villages of the sea. The games biggest differences in comparison to most in the JRPG genre is that it allows players to choose to follow to story of either Shallistera or Shallotte, the two Shallies that the game is named after, although the plot does converge at some point. It’s definitely an interesting game to follow. The story in Atelier Shallie starts out as a kind … Continue reading

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LA Cops Review

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What do you get when you mix characters from a 70s cop show with stylish cel-shaded graphics and an over the top action game? You get LA Cops. LA Cops is the isometric action game from Team 17 and developer Modern Dream. The game has players assuming the role of two police officers as they take on criminal scum in the land of LA. It’s set in what appears to be a 70s cop show reality, only with a lot more carnage. The story in LA Cops takes place in what appears to be a 1970s LA. Players assume the role of two selected police officers out of a variety of officers each with their own personalities as highlighted in … Continue reading

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Bladestorm: Nightmare Review

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It’s the 14th century. Two of Europe’s most powerful kingdoms, England and France, are locked into battle. Normanday, the Flanders, Brittany see more bloodshed by the day. For 120 years, as one century passes into the next, these two kingdoms fight for control of France. This is the setting for Bladestorm Nightmare, the latest game from Koei Tecmo and Dynasty Warriors developer Omega Force, available for the Playstation 4, PC and Xbox One. It is a remake of Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 but with additional features, including a second story mode entitled Nightmare. The meat of the game revolves around the legendary conflict. However, instead of taking control of key figures, such as … Continue reading

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Armed Seven Review

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Armed Seven is a sidescrolling mecha shooter game from developer Astro Port and publisher Nyu Media. Astro Port are the developers behind Gigantic Army and have come out with this particular title. The game sees players taking on the role of a mech in the year 1989 against an invading force of aliens known as the Gogoh Army. The game itself is a level based side-scrolling shooter, much like any arcade game involving the game panning from right to left with the player being railroaded through it. The story in Armed Seven follows the player character piloting a mecha suit after the Gogoh invasion of Earth and a militant group called the ‘Neo Loran Order’ has stolen a bunch of … Continue reading

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Why Don’t You Play In Hell Review

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Japanese cinema has come out with some pretty strange movies over the years, especially the films by Sion Sono. His latest film, Why Don’t You play In Hell, is a Yakuza movie with a bit of a twist. The film focuses on a war between rivaling Yakuza gangs while also focusing on a group of budding filmmakers and their passionate need to film the greatest masterpiece of all time. The two stories intersect at multiple points to create one of the most interesting and hilarious movies that I’ve seen. One part Kill Bill and another part every filmmakers dream, Why Don’t You Play In Hell is a pretty engaging film. The Fuck Bombers are a group of young filmmakers that … Continue reading

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Jormungand Complete Collection Review

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Has there ever been an anime series in your life that you thought that you would never like? Is there a series out there where you’ve read the synopsis, looked at the art and looked into the story and figured that it’s something that you couldn’t enjoy no matter what? Have you ever been wrong about those assumptions? Jormungand from Madman Entertainment here in Australia is the anime series that I was wrong about in my assumptions. Jormungand is an excellent series about an Arms dealer named Koko Hekmatyar and her bodyguards as they travel the world and get into all kinds of danger selling weapons to various buyers. The story of Jormungand begins with Jonah, a child soldier, joining … Continue reading

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I Couldn’t Become A Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided To Get A Job Subtitled Edition Review

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I Couldn’t Become A Hero, So I Reluctantly Decided To Get A Job – Yusibu is the anime series licensed and released by Madman Entertainment about an ex-hero in training named Raul that had to drop his dreams of becoming a true hero and work in a normal store in a normal life. The series is based on the Light Novel by the same name, written by Jun Sakyou. The anime adaptation is done by the anime studio Asread and Kadokawa. The series is best known for its fantasy setting that’s reminiscent of a RPG and it’s harem elements. It is a comedy series. Raul was living a normal life as a hero in training in an era where heroes … Continue reading

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