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By Kem Alily, March 22, 2013 0 VG Review

Death is inevitable and it is that fear which aids progression and deters stagnation. At least that’s what I tell myself as I patter through each battle sequence in Fire Emblem: Awakening, hands braced on L+R+Start, ready to avert grave… Read More »

By Kem Alily, December 21, 2012 0 VG Review

Kart Racers are an endeavor in refinement, innovation and distinct individuality. No matter what the final product resembles, it will inevitably be compared to Mario Kart. Nintendo’s monolithic franchise casts a large shadow, reducing most competitors to wayward clones in… Read More »

By Kem Alily, November 26, 2012 0 VG Review

SpellForce 2: Faith in Destiny wants to be the true RPG-RTS hybrid. It wants to evoke a story that transcends its gameplay and rewards players for deeply exploring the world. These aspects that Nordic Games strived to achieve have been miserably… Read More »

By Kem Alily, September 23, 2012 0 VG Review

Rainbow Moon is a hybrid. This PSN downloadable title successfully combines explorative dungeon crawling like Diablo with strategy RPG elements similar to Fire Emblem. Despite the combination’s cohesion, SideQuest Studios’ opus fails to delve into either genre completely; its limited narrative… Read More »

By Kem Alily, July 9, 2012 0 VG Review

Over the past year, a flurry of open-world RPGs have flooded the gaming marketplace. Games like Skyrim— known for its vast world, 200-plus hours of gameplay, and organic storytelling— and Kingdom of Amular: Reckoning— acclaimed for its God of War… Read More »

By Kem Alily, April 26, 2012 2 VG Review

Naruto is arguably the most popular anime/manga of the past decade, and it enjoys a large and loyal fan base. CyberConnect2 has produced two previous iterations in the Ultimate Ninja Storm series, which did well to placate the fanatics. However,… Read More »

By Kem Alily, April 10, 2012 1 GN, Videos

Pandora’s Tower, the last of the epic Wii JRPGs, is set for European release this Friday the 13. Nintendo of Europe has released a launch trailer to wet the appetites of potential consumers. The last of the Operation Rainfall triumvirate, Nintendo of… Read More »

By Kem Alily, March 15, 2012 0 Features

Every day on my way to work, I see a fellow commuter on their smartphone. They are checking their email, updating their Facebook or tweeting; more often they are gaming. The gaming community has grown because of this brand new… Read More »

By Kem Alily, February 9, 2012 0 GN

Confirmed two days ago, Alex Seropian has resigned as senior vice president and general manager of core games for Disney Interactive’s game division.  Bill Roper – formerly of Blizzard – is set to replace him, Disney announced. Seropian co-founded Bungie… Read More »

By Kem Alily, February 8, 2012 1 GN

Earlier today, Sony announced that North American gamers will be unable to transfer UMD PlayStation Portable games to the PlayStation Vita. In Japan, however, PSP owners have had the ability to transfer physical titles to the PS Vita since December…. Read More »