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Valkyria Chronicles Review

In the very first title in Sega's Valkyria Chronicles series, it's the Second Europan War in the year 1935 and a conflict has broken out between the Atlantic Federation and Imperial Empire. A small neutral nation Gallia is caught up between the war for a resource known as "Ragnite" and now its people must help fend their homeland...


Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty Review

Been a long time since I played a decent RTS and I'm glad Blizzard's brought one back. I never really got into the story for the original game but, this first part of the trilogy Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty takes place 4 years after the events of the Brood Wars the first expansion pack. Jim Raynor is out to start a revolution to release...


Last Ranker Review

Right, British slang joke aside... In the story of Last Ranker written by Kazushige Nojima (FFVII, FFVIII, FFX, Kingdom Hearts etc.), Zig is tired of following the seemingly pointless traditions in his home town of Gantala. Seeing no future in staying there, he decides to leave and enrol in the city's "Rankers", an organisation...


Fire Emblem: New Mystery of The Emblem, The Hero of Light and Shadows

In Fire Emblem, Shin Monsho no Nazo, Hikari to Kage no Eiyuu, a year has passed since The War of Shadows. The Kingdom of Alkania has been re-established under the new ruling of Emperor Hardin who had fought along side Marth. A rebellion occurs and Marth, Prince of Altea is asked for his aid to suppress it. However, he soon begins to...


Xenoblade Review

In the world of Xenoblade, there were two gods - one of machine and one of flesh once locked in an seemingly endless battle. After their battle came to an end, lifeforms appeared on each of these dormant gods and a brand new war began between living creatures and machine. When Shulk's home Colony-9 is attacked, killing many of the...


Trauma Team Review

It's been almost two years since the last Trauma Centre game on the DS and to be frank, the fictional operation game that made me buy both of Nintendo's consoles was feeling a bit stale. So how does this latest title in the series, Trauma Team play? Almost amazingly well actually. The story begins when CR-S01, a prisoner who was allegedly...


Fiesta Online Review

If you've played enough fantasy MMORPGs, you'll probably know the drill now. After downloading the 700MB install file, I had to wait perhaps about an hour before the game got patched further... So make sure you download the right version for your region or you won't be able to login to play and have to re-download again. In the Korean...


Splinter Cell Conviction Review

Feels like it's been a long time since I last played a Splinter Cell game and that was Chaos Theory so I've probably missed out on some of the story since then. In this latest title Conviction, Sam Fisher is out to find out what happened to his daughter who he had expected dead. However, he is contacted by an old friend Grim and learn it's time...


Tokyo Monoharashi Karasunomori Gakuen Kitan Review

I'm sure Atlus are well known for their Persona and Trauma Centre games in the West by now but what about their other titles? In Tokyo Exorcists - Tales of Karasunomori Academy, you play as senior high student Kazuki Shichidai who just like a number of other students. experienced an odd phenomena at the library. They all answered an odd...


Runaway - A Twist of Fate Review

After 4 years since the sequel's cliff hangar, we finally get to learn what happened to Brian Basco in this third instalment of the Runaway adventure game series, Runaway - A Twist of Fate. He is accused of murder and is sent to the mental hospital of Happy Dale due to the possibility that he's crazy. However, he manages to escape and now...