Disgaea 4 Epic Interview: RPG Land + Nippon Ichi

By Heath | October 10, 2010 at 8:30 am

The lights on and the TGS party over, we pulled some chairs up to what was once a table and talked straight with Nippon Ichi about the next main-series Disgaea title.  We learned about some game systems, the reasons behind certain decisions, and just exactly where some of the character and theme inspirations came from. 
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2010 Tokyo Game Show RPG Awards

By Heath | September 30, 2010 at 9:19 am

We went, we saw, we played. We came back, we slept off and on writing impressions, and now…we present the Best of the Tokyo Game Show 2010, broken down by system and with one overall standout. Here we go….
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Ni no Kuni: 2 hands-on impressions

By Heath | September 28, 2010 at 9:54 am

Both Heath and Janelle played the Level-5 PS3 title Ni no Kuni at length. The booth featured two different demos, with Janelle tackling one and Heath jumping on the other. Both impressions are here.
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Fable III hands-on impression

By Janelle | September 28, 2010 at 9:13 am

Fable III‘s demo set the Hero near the entrace to a dungeon set in a ruined temple, or a cave, or a crypt, or something. At first, it felt like Fable III played much like Fable II. The dog was there, the golden fairy dust quest trail on the ground was there, the magic aiming system was there. I started off into the dungeon, rifling through some bookshelves, admiring the scenery and playing with the dog.
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Trinity Zill O’ll Zero TGS hands-on, 5-minute gameplay video

By Heath | September 26, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Trinity Zill O’ll Zero is a must-play for action RPG fans with a PS3. The demo at TGS was fabulous and only left me wishing I could play more.
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Shining Hearts TGS hands-on impression + screens

By Heath | September 24, 2010 at 9:46 am

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Arms’ Heart TGS hands-on impression

By Janelle | September 21, 2010 at 11:27 am

Developed by Hamster and shown at the Konami booth, Arms’ Heart was touted as a “Dark Steampunk RPG.” While the demo showed that Arms’ Heart is at least one of those things, it only offered a clear picture of the game’s battle system. I didn’t walk away from the demo feeling like I had a good grasp of the game. If I had, I might be less inclined to compare it to the Shadow Hearts series.
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Parasite Eve: The Third Birthday TGS hands-on impression

By Heath | September 20, 2010 at 7:07 am

Aya Brea is back in her long-awaited third game, The Third Birthday. While not technically going under the Parasite Eve moniker, let’s be honest, everyone knows that’s what this is.
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Kingdom Hearts RE: Coded TGS hands-on impression

By Heath | September 19, 2010 at 8:48 pm

Kingdom Hearts RE: Coded is the DS version of a game that was originally released for cellphones. And it shows.
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Yakuza New Chapter – TGS hands-on impression

By Heath | September 18, 2010 at 7:40 am

Sega has been taking some of its best-selling console titles into handheld territory recently, from Valkyria Chronicles II earlier this year, to Kurohyo: Yakuza New Chapter, due out this month in Japan.  One of the biggest differences in the VC transition was that the huge battlefields had to be broken up into several smaller chunks; something similar was required for Yakuza‘s PSP debut.
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