Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Is a Throwback to Classic JRPGs

Tied together by a beautiful Japanese watercolor art style, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines mixes RPG dungeon crawling and multi-generational breeding to create a gaming experience that will have classic JRPG fans giddy with joy. » 8/15/14 8:00am 8/15/14 8:00am

Why Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Is a Game Made of Memories

Let me tell you a story. There once was a girl name Hiko. She was the first child born under her family’s curse. Her father was, well, me. Her mother was a low level fire goddess. In her first few months of life, I trained her to use my own weapon: a naginata. » 8/15/14 5:30am 8/15/14 5:30am

Watch Us Play Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a turn-based JRPG with an amazing-looking traditional Japanese art style. But that begs the question, does it play as good as it looks? » 8/12/14 6:00am 8/12/14 6:00am

Playing in a World of Japanese Watercolors

Back at the Tokyo Game Show last year, I got some hands-on time with Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines. At that time, I said it was the prettiest game I saw at the show. And now, as I play through the full version, I find myself loving the art style more and more. » 8/08/14 4:00am 8/08/14 4:00am

This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Much like the Miis on the Nintendo 3DS, the new JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines allows you to create a character by taking a picture of yourself with the Vita's camera. Of course, why limit it to being based on your face when there are so many pictures of famous people out there? » 8/05/14 7:20am 8/05/14 7:20am

New JRPGs For Vita Make Me Unreasonably Happy

Between PS1 Classics and newer games like Persona 4 Golden, the unheralded PlayStation Vita has become an essential beast for JRPG fans and today brings news of more cool Japanese stuff for western gamers. » 4/14/14 4:00pm 4/14/14 4:00pm