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Preview: Melancholy Republic

by Rachael Wardon March 29, 2015
The path to power is a steep and dangerous one, even more so for individuals who attempt to follow it with integrity. But even once that power is secured, how do you wield it? Or will having it even make a difference? These are the questions that the up coming JRPG style video game Melancholy […]

Review| Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

by Rachael Wardon October 8, 2014
When the beloved Persona series of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise made the jump from RPG to fighting game in 2012, fans like myself were both excited and a bit hesitant. Not only was Persona 4 Arena a complete genre shift, but P4A promised the meeting of the cast from both Persona 4 and 3. […]

Can the Wii U benefit from HD remakes?

by Rachael Wardon July 28, 2014
In the aftermath of Nintendo’s E3 showing, it is clear that the company is in the process of delivering on its most popular franchises, with Super Smash Bros, the new Zelda games and even the recently-successful Mario Kart 8. At long last, Nintendo fans may finally get what they have been hoping for since the Wii […]

Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire at E3

by Rachael Wardon June 17, 2014
Nintendo was able to provide fans with a plethora of information at this years E3 on what to expect later this year. Particularly some more elaboration on their next pair of Pokemon titles, Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire (remakes of the classic Ruby and Sapphire games) that are set to release November 21, 2014. From […]

Super Smash Bros: The Wii U’s savior?

by Rachael Wardon June 4, 2014
Its no secret that Nintendo’s Wii U sales have been less than stellar since its release in late 2012. The reason? Not having enough games in the initial release that would keep both die hard nintendo fans or the general audience interested. I have stated in an earlier article that it is a shame that […]

Nintendo plans a public tournament at Super Smash Invitational

by Rachael Wardon May 31, 2014
With the anticipation for the latest installment of the Super Smash Bros. Series continuing to build, Nintendo doesn’t seem to be wasting any time in giving fans a chance to see the game in action. With all the spectacle that Smash Bros fans have come to expect. On June 10, during the E3 expo in […]

Should Gamestop be worried about Walmart?

by Rachael Wardon March 21, 2014
When it comes to the used games market, Gamestop has long been the reigning champion over other electronic stores, such as Best Buy and even Amazon. However with the recent announcement that Walmart will be stepping into the ring as of March 26, Gamestop might have a real fight on their hands. With their new […]

Review: Home Town Story (3DS)

by Rachael Wardon March 10, 2014
As a spin-off of the popular farming simulator, Harvest Moon, Home Town Story attempts to break away from the field and plow to see if managing a small town’s general store can be just as engauging. With a large cast of quirky townsfolk to interact with (some of which you can eventually marry) it is […]

Inazuma Eleven (DS) Review

by Rachael Wardon February 20, 2014
Level 5, developers of the Professor Layton series and Ni no Kuni, released their sports RPG called Inazuma Eleven for the DS in 2008. After picking up steam in Japan, it was translated and released in both Europe and Austrailia approximately three years later. Gaining enough popularity, the game franchise has gone the way of […]

Top Ten Fan Arrangements

by Rachael Wardon February 16, 2014
There is little dispute to how much awesome music has come out of the video game industry in this past two decades. Music that has gotten us ready for battle, created a unique atmosphere or even made us cry like little babies. From epic RPGs to high octane first person shooters, there is something for […]

What is the appeal of character customization?

by Rachael Wardon January 29, 2014
With video games, there are always those certain genre’s or certain features that gamers are drawn to. With first person shooters its the weapon types, for RPG’s its the classic turn based system, and for fighting games it is the ease of combos and activation of special moves. However, I’ve noticed that there is one […]