February 19, 2016

Word Puzzles by POWGI | Review

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Jason Nason

I enjoy puzzle games, though most of my puzzle solving comes from puzzles built into other game genres. From problem solving and deduction like the Ace Atorney games, or figuring out a logic puzzle in Resident Evil, puzzles are usually relegated to mini-games in other titles. With Word Puzzles by POWGI for the Wii U and 3DS, they take centre stage.

Word Puzzles by POWGI is a bare bones word puzzle game. The game has a very simple presentation, with minimalistic visuals and some subtle background music to keep you going. The game has a very black and white look to the game, which is very reminiscent of a pen and paper puzzle game.

Word Puzzles by POWGI is a fun game to play.

Word Puzzles by POWGI contains six different pen-and-paper style word puzzles which are solved using the stylus and touch-screen controls. For the Wii U version of the game, the same information is displayed on both the television screen as well as the GamePad, meaning that the game fully supports off-TV play. This is very handy for the puzzler who wants to sit and figure out some brain teasers without taking over the family tube.

Since the game is broken into six separate puzzle games, I’ll go over them one at a time.

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Game Reviews Done Quick: Crypt of the Necrodancer

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Kyle Scarboro


Crypt of the Necrodancer is *breathe* Hardcore, Turn-based, Rogue-like, Dungeon-crawling, Rhythm-based game. *exhaaaallleeee*

This game has you battling your way through a crypt full of smooth groovin, high flyin, street jivin, monsters ranging from skeletons, zombies, bats, dragons, and more.

Crypt of the Necrodancer is a game that clearly had a great idea for a game and then they tacked on a story. Usually that is not the way to go, but this game offers a lot in such a small package that it is hardly the focal point.Read More


First trailer for Sadame Released

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Jason Nason

Sadame comes to the Nintendo 3DS eShop next week, and developers Rising Star Games have published a video trailer for the upcoming action-RPG title.

Rooted in the duty, discipline, and honor so entrenched within the way of the warrior (bushido), the Samurai is an absolute master of sword wielding and melee attacks. As one of four playable characters, the Samurai is closest to the warrior or “tank” character archetype – lots of health and the ability to deal lots of up-close damage. The Samurai is capable of two types of attack disciplines: using massive individual swords to inflict high amounts of damage upon the hordes of enemies in front of him, or learning the art of dual wielding and equipping swords to each hand.

Set in an alternate version of the historical Sengoku, or Warring States, Period in ancient Japan that saw a near constant amount of war and political upheaval, Sadame is a frenetic and imaginative hack-and-slash action/adventure title for the Nintendo 3DS that will have players fight wave after hellish wave of demonic enemies and huge, daunting bosses. Skillfully defeat the evil hordes in front of you with a variety of combos and moves to gain experience – level up your character, improve your weapons and armor, and strengthen yourself to take on the fearsome final foes once and for all!

The samurai, as well as the three other character types, features its own unique play style and will feature items and upgrades exclusive to that class. The story of Sadame and the gamer’s encounters along the main quest will vary depending on the character class chosen as well.

Rising Star Games plans more character reveals for Sadame in the coming days, and we’ll bring them to you. In the meantime, take a look at the latest trailer for the game.



Packaged Version of Pokémon Rumble World on the Way

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Jason Nason

Pokémon Rumble World, the free-to-start game for the Nintendo 3DS, is coming to stores in April. The game will be sold in a packaged retail version starting April 29th, 2016. Originally released as a downloadable game on Nintendo eShop in April 2015, the retail boxed version will include all accessible content in the world of Toy Pokémon.

In the packaged version, you’ll obtain 3,000 Poké Diamonds and a Poké Diamond Digger at the in-game shop right after the tutorial ends. The Poké Diamond Digger will give you 40 Poké Diamonds every day.

Additionally, you’ll be able to pick up Pokémon VIP Cards in the in-game shop. The Balloon VIP card lets you inflate any hot-air balloon for just one Poké Diamond. The Timing Stop VIP Card lets you use the Timing Stop to pick which stage you’d like to visit for only one Poké Diamond, too. (You’ll need to get the Timing Stop before acquiring the Timing Stop VIP Card.)Read More


Nekopara Volume 2 is released on Steam

Posted on February 19, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Return to La Soleil patisserie in this romantic catgirl comedy and satisfy that sweet tooth with 10% off NEKOPARA Vol. 2 on Steam for the first week. Nekopara the adorable cat girl VN is BACK! Sekai Project, a publisher and licenser of Japanese new media and electronic entertainment, today announced that NEKO WORKs’  visual novel, NEKOPARA Vol. 2 is now available on Steam and Denpasoft for Windows-based PCs.

To celebrate the Steam release of NEKOPARA Vol. 2 on Steam, Sekai Project is also treating fans to a limited-time 50% off discount on NEKOPARA Vol. 0 andNEKOPARA Vol. 1, which are also available on Steam. So if you love catgirls, and Visual novels, go ahead and pick those up. The steam versions are safe for work, having had all nudity scrubbed from them.


In NEKOPARA Vol. 2 players join Kashou Minaduki and his sister, Shigure as their shop, La Soleil, continues to flourish! Since the opening of its doors, the patisserie has come to be known as the “Catgirl Patisserie” and is an absolute town favorite. Thanks to Shigure’s business-savvy management skills the patisserie has been drawing big crowds and is in need of more help to satisfy customer demands. This is where catgirls, Azuki, Coconut, Cinnamon, and Maple come in to cat scratch that itch…though sometimes it would seem that these catgirls could use some training, and not just of the culinary type.

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