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Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Review

A Tactical RPG for People Who Hate Tactical RPGs?

Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time Screenshot

HIGH Executing a flawless plan of attack in an important story battle.

LOW Sitting through the first ten hours or so as the game sets up its predictable story.

WTF Do I really want to find and try on different outfits for my bad anime-inspired helper?

Persona 4: Arena Review

Old Friends Return in a Most Unexpected Fashion

Persona 4: Arena Screenshot

HIGH Labrys' elegant, touching story.

LOW The white story text can sometimes be hard to read.

WTF I forgot how much I missed these characters until Arena reminded me.

Gungnir Review

Your Myths! I Must Have Them All! No Symbolism There.

Gungnir Screenshot

HIGH Landing that perfect AoE spell attack!

LOW I have to break open chests over multiple actions? With a rogue in the party?

WTF That's what you call a tutorial?

The King of Fighters XIII Review

Beauty in Motion

The King of Fighters XIII Screenshot

HIGH Absolutely gorgeous animations and figures.

LOW Bosses that combo cheap moves over and over.

WTF As a newbie to the series, some of the female animations. Srsly?

Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Review

The Devil (Survivor) is in the Details

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Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor Overclocked Screenshot

HIGH Fusing a kick-ass demon after 30 minutes of planning and multiple steps.

LOW The voice actress for Midori has as much appeal as listening to chalkboard scratching.

WTF So God imposed different languages on humanity as punishment for not living virtuously? Mind blown.

The Cursed Crusade Review

A Good Metaphor Spoiled

The Cursed Crusade Screenshot

HIGH Wow, this history is really accurate!

LOW One terrible boss fight is bad—but the exact same boss four times in a row?

WTF Um... where's the ending?

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin Review

The Holy Grail of JRPGs Finally Comes to America

Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 2 Innocent Sin Screenshot

HIGH The game's story and characters are engaging and sure to hold players' interest.

LOW Battles can be very slow.

WTF How did they ever get away with calling the villain Joker? I guess no one told DC Comics...

Catherine Review

He's Dreaming of Electric Sheep

Catherine Screenshot

HIGH: How Vincent finds out the antagonist's identity.

LOW: The cathedral bell won't stop ringing. EVER.

WTF: What the heck is the Stage 3 boss supposed to represent? No, wait, don't tell me.

Radiant Historia Review

Chrono Trigger's Spiritual Successor?

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HIGH Figuring out how to change a timeline in order to save one of your allies from permanent death.

LOW Skipping through the same story scenes for the fifth time.

WTF The main character was originally supposed to be a sword...thank God they changed that.

3D Dot Game Heroes Second Opinion

Pull Out of Console, Blow onto Connectors

3D Dot Game Heroes Screenshot

HIGH My face lit up at the prospect of appointing the Saving of The World to a walking taco.

LOW Replaying four hours of progress after a freeze really hurt.  (Save your game!)

WTF Just because an old game once had an invisible warp point doesn't mean a game released this decade needs an invisible warp point!

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