The Prettiest Game I Saw at the Tokyo Game Show

Among my personal Japan-only favorites is the PlayStation RPG Walk Over My Corpse (Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke). It took sumi-e style graphics, turn-based combat, and a breeding system to make an infinitely replayable classic. Now, a decade-and-a-half after its release, the sequel was playable at this year's TGS. » 9/27/13 7:00am 9/27/13 7:00am

One of Metal Gear Solid's Most Iconic Tropes Was Almost Axed

Looking at its gameplay, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and its prologue, Ground Zeroes capture the spirit of the Metal Gear series despite worries arising from director Hideo Kojima's announcement that the game would be open world. However, a staple of the series—the exclamation point—was almost not included… » 9/21/13 10:30am 9/21/13 10:30am

The New Theatrhythm is More of the Same

Undoubtedly one of the best features of the Final Fantasy series is its amazing soundtrack—hence the creation of last year's music game Theatrhythm Final Fantasy. Of course, even with over 70 songs in the game, that was just the tip of the iceberg: hence the creation of its upcoming sequel, Theatrhythm Final Fantasy:… » 9/21/13 2:30am 9/21/13 2:30am