Review: The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (Sony PlayStation 3)


Review by Matthew C. Note: This review contains spoilers to the first game, and you should play the first game before playing this. This is your advanced warning, if you don’t want the plot to the first game spoiled going in (though why you haven’t played it already is beyond…

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Review: Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star (Sony PlayStation Vita)


Within the complex dual-narrative science fiction epic structure that marks Ar nosurge’s story lies something so gentle, delicate and vulnerable that it’s almost uncomfortable to witness. As easy as it is to get distracted by the anime game tropes, frequent comedy digressions and genuinely unique combat system, this is a…

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Review: Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (Sony PlayStation 3)


Gust’s conclusion to its Dusk trilogy is certainly as downbeat as it starts. The world is slowly dying as an encroaching ‘dusk’ expands, takes over and corrupts everything. Oceans have replaced water for sand, the ground is littered with bleached bone, vegetation is scarce and communities are shrinking as they…

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