Review – Risk Legacy

Risk and I never really got along. It’s highly luck-based, prone to long-lasting stalemates, and has a brutal elimination mechanic that often forces one or more players to sit idly by for hours waiting for their friends to finish playing. After playing through this nightmare multiple times, I was sure I was done with Risk for good. Risk Legacy changed all that.

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First Impressions – Kokoro Connect

Kokoro Connect is a summer 2012 anime about a group of friends who find themselves randomly switching bodies with one another. The premise sounds interesting, but is it enough to carry the show?

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Review – Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective

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I am a big fan of the Ace Attorney series, so how I managed to avoid Ghost Trick: Phantom Detective for so long is truly a mystery. Ghost Trick is a narrative driven adventure/puzzle game released on the Nintendo DS in early 2011 in North America, and on iOS this past February.

I’ve had an interest in Ghost Trick since I heard Shu Takumi, the main developer of the core Ace Attorney series, was also in charge of it; however, I never got around to picking it up on the DS. As time went on, Ghost Trick became harder and harder to find, and I had all but put it on hold indefinitely. Enter the iOS port of the game, featuring the first two chapters of the game for the low, low price of free, with subsequent chapters available in a bundle for $9.99! Needless to say, I bit.

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First Impressions – Sword Art Online

Sword Art Online is an adaptation of a light novel series, by Reki Kawahara, about an MMORPG set in the near future, wherein players become stuck in the game world, unable to log out. Sound familiar? How does SAO stack up?

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