Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Version Exclusives: Which To Buy

screenshot: The Pokemon Company Vulpix or Growlithe? Zangoose or Seviper? Ever since Arceus made the world in its image, Pokemon fans have had to grapple with a huge choice: which version to get. That quandary will remain in place for the latest games, pokemon scarlet and Purple. Every generation of Nintendo’s zeitgeisty monster-hunting RPGs splits … Read more

Digimon Survive Is A Painfully Boring TRPG

Digimon Survive Is A Painfully Boring TRPG

The kids aren’t alright.Image: Witchcraft Co., Ltd. / Hyde Digimon Survive, the new video game made in celebration of the anime’s 25th anniversary, attempts to juggle being both a visual novel and a tactical role-playing game. The result is a slog of a game that’s 70 percent visual novel, 20 percent tactical role-playing game, and … Read more

You Should Play ‘Xenoblade Chronicles 3’ in First-Person

You Should Play 'Xenoblade Chronicles 3' in First-Person

screenshot: Brendan Hesse Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is one of the year’s best-reviewed Nintendo Switch games, thanks to its deep combat, sweeping story, and giant world that’s fun to explore. The game is engrossing from the moment you start, but there’s a way to get even more immersed in this epic JRPG. As pointed out by … Read more

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

The Best Time To Play Nier: Automata Is Right Now

screenshot: Square-Enix Nier: Automata spent the last week in the headlines, the result of a secret door that sent the community into a scramble. The mystery itself may have come to a sudden, surprising conclusion, but that doesn’t mean the base game it was part of should drop off your radar. In fact, it’s all … Read more

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

New Octopath Traveler RPG Is Better Than The Switch Original

Image: Square-Enix Octopath Traveler: Champions of the Continent, newly available on mobile, is a worthy sequel to the original 2018 Switch role-playing game. I had expected a watered-down combat system and a menu hell like many other gacha games on mobile devices. Square Enix proved me wrong. Champions retains the visuals and music that made … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin's Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

Nier Automata Secret Door Hunt Ends In The Wildest Possible Way

Nier Automata Secret Door Hunt Ends In The Wildest Possible Way

gif: Square Enix / Sadfutago It all started with a question: “How do you get into the church?” The answer, it turns out, is simple: You don’t—at least not yet. Yes, Nier: Automata‘s baffling secret door was all just an intricate mod. If you haven’t been following along, Nier: Automata‘s secret door had all the … Read more

Fired Assassin’s Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Fired Assassin's Creed Director Now Working For Tencent

Image: Ubisoft It’s been two years since a workplace reckoning over sexual misconduct at Ubisoft led to numerous departures, resignations, and firings. Now one of the people investigated has resurfaced. Ashraf Ismail, previously creative director on the hit Assassin’s Creed Valhallais now working for competitor Tencent, Axios reports. More specifically, Ismail is working for TiMi … Read more

Xbox Is Getting 3 Great PlayStation Exclusives From Annapurna

Xbox Is Getting 3 Great PlayStation Exclusives From Annapurna

Image: Annapurna Interactive You thought not-E3 was over? Ha! A month after Geoff Keighley summoned the entire gaming industry to Los Angeles for a week of marketing, Annapurna Interactive, a bit late to the party, hosted its annual showcase. Today, over the course of 30 minutes, the indie publisher gave a look at what’s in … Read more

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

The Nier Automata Secret Door Nobody Can Figure Out Got Weirder

screenshot: Square Enix / Kotaku factions. Infighting. The whispers of a bounty. For the past few days, the Nier: Automata community has-been tearing itself apart over a secret chamber no one knows how to enter, which could be anything from a prank to cut content to a well-executed spot of viral marketing. Only one thing … Read more