Tengami (Nintendo Wii U)

A beautiful, emotional experience.

My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU (Anime)

This one will surprise you.

Disney Infinity 2.0 (Nintendo Wii U)

Unlimited possibilities indeed.

Disney Magical World (Nintendo 3DS)

Disney takes on Animal Crossing.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Review: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f 2nd (Sony PlayStation 3)

Review by Matt S.

The first Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f kickstarted a new obsession for me. I loved the game so much that I bought a load of Miku CDs and goods on my recent trip to Japan. I've even gone and purchased the Miku software, and if I ever find the time I'm going to create some music of my own.

Review: Senran Kagura Bon Appétit! (Sony PlayStation Vita)

Review by Clark A.

Senran Kagura is a franchise known for its busty women justas much as its frantic, fast-paced brawls. The series has raised many an eyebrow for reasons you can decipher within seconds of viewing just about any screenshot, but it has always struck me as being fully aware of how over the top it is and embracing that.

Review: Grand Theft Auto V (Sony PlayStation 4)

Review by Nick H.

Grand Theft Auto V is a title that, like The Last of Us Remastered, was ahead of its time. And because of this they are much more at home on the PlayStation 4, despite not having been initially designed with the current generation of consoles in mind. Instead of being a quick cash-in, Grand Theft Auto V on the PlayStation 4 has new features and soundtrack that make the sordid adventures of Trevor, Michael and Franklin a guilty pleasure worth indulging in all over again.

Gadget Review: iHome iB14 FIT Earbuds

Review by Nick H.

Gaming-on-the-go. It goes hand-in-hand with audio-on-the-go as well. The iHome iB14 FIT Earbuds are not necessarily meant for gaming, but they can certainly be used in that capacity. They are more interested in hanging on during active travel or exercise, being very portable and sounding good. By and large, the iB14s succeed on those fronts.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Review: Dragon Age: Inquisition (Sony PlayStation 4)

Dragon Age: Inquisition Review
Review by Matt S.

I love genuine RPGs, of the kind developed by a studio with a passion for recreating the classic pen-and-paper Dungeons & Dragons experience. These kinds of projects are sadly rare now, as the industry has gradually moved towards more linear narrative storytelling and action-based gameplay, but there are a couple of holdouts for which I am very grateful. The Elder Scrolls, for instance, continues to aim towards an open ended RPG experience, and while Dragon Age II suggested BioWare was sliding the wrong way towards 'modern' gaming trends, Dragon Age: Inquisition came to us with a promise that lessons had been learned and it would be a 'classic' BioWare project.

DDNet has a Steam curator page. We'll tell you what games to like!

News by Harvard L.

We've been a little slow to create our own Steam Curator page, but we're up on there now! Our Curator page joins our Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest pages as we slowly get on board with all this social media stuff.

Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl gets standard edition

News by Clark A.

I'll readily admit I've never actually watched this show, but it's a prime contender for the "Most Captivating Anime Name" award I just conjured up three seconds ago. The snappily titled Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl was originally released by NIS America early last year. This was exclusively done through a premium bundle containing various bonuses such as a bulky display box and a 36-page handbook, however.

Anime Review: Mayo Chiki! Series Collection (DVD)

Anime reviews
Review by Matt S.

Cross dressing is literally one of the oldest tricks in a the book for people looking to bring the laughs. After all, Shakespeare himself used cross dressing to brilliant effect in Twelfth Night.

Bladestorm: Nightmare's western release date no longer haunts us at night

News by Clark A.

Pair up a game that has cultural or historical value with a developer suited to the task like Tecmo Koei and you've got a killer combination in the eyes of many at Digitally Downloaded. Based on that criteria, the last console generation's criminally overlooked Bladestorm: The Hundred Year's War became one of our absolute favourites, as you can read about in our review. It sure took its sweet time getting to digital platforms in 2013 after a release way back in 2007, but boy did that seemingly unceremonious re-release remind us how great a legitimate revival would be.

Review: Tales of Hearts R (Sony PlayStation Vita)

PlayStation Vita ReviewsReview by Nick H.

Tales of Hearts R is a classic JRPG in every sense of the word. From its endearing if overly familiar characters, through to a story arc that is less than fresh, random battles and a somewhat mash-happy combat system that could have used greater strategic nuance.

However, where Tales of Hearts R succeeds is in telling a story that is more intimate than some of the grander fare we have seen from the series in the past and creates an experience that is a sum greater than its parts.

Gadget Review: iHome iDL100 Lightning Dock Triple Charging Clock

Review by Nick H.

Most of the iHome products do a great job of delivering solid sound with a variety of options, ranging from portable speakers to headsets. One of the recent clocks I got to try, the iB180 alarm clock, had some cool features but underperformed in the sound department and just did not quite provide the same bang for the buck I usually see out of iHome products. With the chance to try the similarly themed iDL100, I found myself wondering if yet another clock/speaker would underwhelm or surpass my expectations. I am happy to say it was the latter.

Trailer: Final Fantasy XV Tech Demo Vol. 1 is rather luminous

News by Jedediah H.

With all eyes ecstatically focused on the development of Final Fantasy XV, Square Enix has released a demo that shows a montage of the technology behind one of the studio's most important creations of all time.

 
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