April2016

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    3DS eShop

    Review Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in suburbs #1 Vol.4

    Running out of steam

    Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 4 is – like its predecessors – one of those games that's either loved or hated. That being said, this niche genre is not best represented by this fairly half-baked train sim. The gameplay is mindless and the real world footage is below acceptable quality standards, leaving us...

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    3DS eShop

    Review Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in suburbs #1 Vol.3

    Quite the trainwreck

    The oddly named Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 Vol. 3 is finally here, promising more train driving action to all who are interested. For better or for worse, this entry in the series is virtually indistinguishable from its predecessors; none of the flaws have been improved upon, nor have any of its strengths been...

August2015

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    3DS eShop

    Review Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto

    This train has gone off the rails

    Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto is the sequel to Journey in Suburbs #1, which was released in June of this same year. Just like its predecessor the title centres around the idea of playing the role of a train conductor in Japan, in this case the city of Kyoto; unfortunately this title fails to change the...

  • 11

    3DS eShop

    Review I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita

    Not clear for takeoff

    Usually the world of video games takes players to far off fictional lands filled with magic and wonder. I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Narita (yes, that's its actual name) does not take place in such a location. If one couldn't tell from it's exceedingly long and descriptive title (which is going to be referred to...

July2015

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    3DS eShop

    Review Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1

    Yes, that's actually the title

    Every once in a while you play one of those games where it just makes you ask, "Why?" This isn't necessarily because the game is bad, as such, but occasionally one wonders what compelled the developer to make a game so decidedly perplexing. Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey in Suburbs #1 is one of those games. While it more...

July2014

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    DSiWare

    Review Anonymous Notes Chapter 4 - From the Abyss

    Four-ev-urrr

    The Anonymous Notes series is pretty meta, in a way. For games about eternally slaying monsters in dungeons, they never seem to stop emerging from the eShop themselves. If you’ve been following along with our reviews, it probably won’t surprise you to know that Anonymous Notes Chapter 4 - From the Abyss is very much like Chapter 3,

June2014

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    3DS eShop

    Review SKYPEACE

    Doesn't soar, but not quite a bore

    SKYPEACE is a stage-based runner that finds you surfing it up in the in the sky, high above the clouds. As runners generally go, players will be aiming for a high score by collecting as many coins and significant pickups as they can, while avoiding incoming obstacles. Existing in a genre that overpopulates the...

April2014

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    3DS eShop

    Review I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Hawaii

    Come fly the frazzled skies

    All right, let’s address the 500-ton jumbo jet in the room: I am an Air Traffic Controller Airport Hero Hawaii is a long and silly name. Although IAAATC is actually an established series in Japan, it’s not the kind of title that tends to inspire great confidence in the West. That’s too bad, in a way, as Airport Hero...

December2012

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    DSiWare

    Review Anonymous Notes Chapter 3 - From The Abyss

    Return of the Abyss

    Things have been quiet on the Anonymous Notes front — after a year and a half the series returns for a hat trick with Anonymous Notes Chapter 3 - From The Abyss. Not much has changed in that time, really: save for a new protagonist, Chapter 3 is still the same mechanically sound and somewhat aimless dungeon crawler as Chapter 2...

May2011

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    DSiWare

    Review Anonymous Notes Chapter 2 - From The Abyss

    Second verse, same as the first

    Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From the Abyss turned out to be a mechanically sound albeit slightly aimless dungeon crawler with a couple of interesting ideas up its sleeve. Save for a different main character, this is the exact same game as before. Not that we were expecting anything else — both games selectively pull...

April2011

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    DSiWare

    Review Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From The Abyss

    Non-stop grind

    There's nothing quite like a good dungeon crawler to waste away an afternoon. All that hacking and slashing and magicking and looting and leveling — when these gel together, why, yes, please. These are all traits found in Anonymous Notes Chapter 1 - From The Abyss, but sadly the glue keeping the game together lacks a very vital...