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

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

It’s Worth Walking Over a Few Corpses To Play This Classic JRPG

Before the 128-bit era, many Japanese games, especially RPGs, never left Japanese shores. But over the years, many of these classic, never-before-localized games have been released in English on consoles and handhelds. Walk Over My Corpse (Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke) » 6/01/12 6:00am 6/01/12 6:00am, however, remains one of the few great JRPGs…

Traditional Japanese Art Makes For Beautiful Games

While playing the remake of classic JRPG Walk Over My Corpse » 5/29/12 8:00am 5/29/12 8:00am on the PSP, I couldn't help but be dazzled by its traditional Japanese "Sumi-e" art style.

Classic Japan-Only RPG Remaster Looks Beautiful on the PSP

Walk Over My Corpse (Ore no Shikabane wo Koeteyuke) » 5/29/12 6:00am 5/29/12 6:00am is one of the great Japanese RPGs of the PS1 era that was never released outside of Japan. With its Sumi-e style graphics, complex class-based battle system, and in-depth breeding mechanic, missing out on it is truly a loss for RPG fans the world over. Luckily,…