On Gal*Gun Double Peace and satire: It’s smarter than you think


Let’s get something clear, right off the bat: Gal*Gun: Double Peace is a lewd, hypersexualised, fanservice-riddled game, and it never pretends to be anything else. At the same time, it has a level of self-awareness and subversiveness that also makes it a rather brilliant satire of such games and of…

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Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed (Sony PlayStation Vita)


Tamsoft, the developer of Hyperdimension Neptunia U: Action Unleashed, is in some ways the perfect match for Compile Heart’s premier franchise. But in other ways the licensing of the franchise to the developer has resulted in a confused title that doesn’t quite know what it wants to be. Related reading:…

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Review: Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2: Sisters Generation (Sony PlayStation Vita)


Review by Matt S. A PlayStation Vita re-release of the original Hyperdimension Neptunia made a lot of sense. The original game, released way back in 2010 on the PlayStation 3, was a great concept but a terrible game. And that remake, Re;Birth 1, was a very good game indeed. However,…

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Review: Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed (Sony PlayStation Vita)


Review by Clark A. Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed surprised me and likely not for the reasons you suspect. Yes, in a game where the player is permitted to indiscriminately shred the clothes off strangers in broad daylight, my biggest takeaway was not the liberty to don the stat-boosting panties…

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