[Guides] Blood Stone

A little-appreciated gem that was one of the last efforts from the talented team at Bizarre Creations.

[Guides] Afro Samurai

A relatively short game still manages to offer challenging roadblocks along the way. And so there is a guide...

[Guides] 3D Dot Game Heroes

A detailed guide for a challenging Zelda clone that recalls that franchise's glory days.

Guides
Disgaea D2: A Brighter Darkness

If you'd ever like to challenge yourself, try to write a comprehensive review for a Disgaea game and spend less than 1000 words in the effort. It can be done, as I and others have proven, but it's quite difficult. You have to gloss over stuff. You have to gloss over so. Much. Stuff.

Fans of the Disgaea series know about all that stuff, though. They've probably played most or all of the previous games in the series--as I have--and really they just want to know what makes this latest trip to the Netherworld so special. I think many of them are just looking for an excuse to return to that world, because let's face it: the Netherworld rocks!

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX

As I was spending a few last minutes goofing around with Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX before sitting down to write my review, my PlayStation 3 unexpectedly powered down and left me staring at a blank television screen.

"That's not good," I said to myself. "That's not good at all."

I was playing on my trusty old 60GB system because my newer 500GB unit--which I had recently purchased to serve as an eventual replacement for the backwards-compatible model--was being sent out to Sony a second time for in-warranty repairs.

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Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F

There seem to be two sorts of people in the world: those who dig the Vocaloid characters that play a starring role in Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F on PlayStation 3, and those who really hate them. I haven't found a lot of people who fall anywhere in the middle of those two extremes.

Myself, I thought the Vocaloids were quite charming. I also thought the game in which they appear is a real treat. SEGA didn't have to take a chance localizing such a title, but I'm glad it did because there's not a lot else like it available in North America. Typically, you'd have to resort to an import shop.

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Touch My Katamari

What exactly is a Katamari? I've played through a number of games in the series at this point, and I'm still not sure. Neither are other gamers, it would seem.

"I didn't even read the review," one reader wrote in the comments area at the bottom of my Touch My Katamari review at GameSpot. "I just came here for the comments."

Normally, such a comment would irritate me because it amounts to someone ignoring those words I labored over and rubbing my face in it, but in this case I get where that reader is coming from. The title of the game is funny, and that was surely the whole point.

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