Danganronpa Another Episode is a Dark Tale Where Children Kill Adults

Danganronpa has never been a "happy" series—as it centers around imprisoned high schoolers whose only means of escape is to kill a classmate and get away with it—but Zettai Zetsubo Shoujo: Danganronpa Another Episode takes it a step further by making its backdrop a city where children are mass murdering adults. » 12/16/14 8:00am 12/16/14 8:00am

That Anime Crossover Fighter is Actually Pretty Darn Fun

Over the past few weeks, we've taken a detailed look at specific aspects of Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, a fighting game where characters are pulled from across some of the most popular anime of the past few years to battle it out. And if nothing else, Fighting Climax certainly delivers on that premise. » 12/05/14 5:00am 12/05/14 5:00am

With Some Work, Freedom Wars Could Be The Vita's Next Big Game

In Freedom Wars, you are a prisoner living in a dystopian future where simply existing is a crime worth a million-year sentence. The game is basically another mission-based multiplayer hunting game, a la Monster Hunter, but it's got enough originality going for it that it still managed to catch my heart despite some… » 7/11/14 6:40am 7/11/14 6:40am

Persona Q is a Mixture of Old School Gameplay and Fanboy Joy

I love Persona 3 and Persona 4. They are easily among my favorite JRPGs. So a game that mixes together the characters of both games in an all new adventure seems right up my alley—which it is for the most part. But when it comes down to it, Persona Q lives or dies based on how much you enjoy being pandered to. » 6/24/14 8:00am 6/24/14 8:00am

The New Theatrhythm is Everything I Want in a Final Fantasy Music Game

I have already talked at length about how the music of Final Fantasy has affected me, so you can probably guess that I enjoyed the original Theatrhythm—though that's not to say it didn't have its problems. Luckily, the sequel, Theatrhythm: Curtain Call, has done a great job addressing these problems. » 6/06/14 7:40am 6/06/14 7:40am

The Sword Art Online Game Is a Boring Slog, Unless You Are a Fan

Sword Art Online is an anime about 10,000 gamers trapped in a VR MMORPG where if they die in the game, they die in real life. So of course it was only a matter of time before they made a game about it. Unfortunately, if you aren't already a fan, there is little in this game for you but boredom. » 5/20/14 4:00am 5/20/14 4:00am

Project Diva F 2nd is More of the Same (And That's Not a Bad Thing)

It's no exaggeration to say that Hatsune Miku is the most popular virtual idol in the world; so it's not surprising that a new iteration of Project Diva was recently released in Japan. And while Project Diva F 2nd isn't vastly different from its predecessors, it is a welcome addition for anyone who enjoys music games. » 4/22/14 8:00am 4/22/14 8:00am

Cowboy Bebop on the PS2 is a Bad 3D Brawler, But a Decent Episode

Over the past few weeks I have looked at both the series and movie of popular classic anime Cowboy Bebop. And as the PlayStation 2 game Cowboy Bebop: The Serenade of Reminiscence never left Japan, I just knew I had to play it as well. Unfortunately, it's a pretty terrible game—though its cutscenes make for a decent… » 3/25/14 7:50am 3/25/14 7:50am