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SideArc Reviews – Persona 5

A masterclass presentation of JRPG style and substance that is not to be missed

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Let me just get this out of the way as soon as possible: Persona 5 was one of my most-anticipated games of all time from the moment I finished playing Persona 4 Golden, even though it wasn’t even officially announced yet. I love this series. As such a big fan, I had a ridiculously high […]

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How I Think Naughty Dog Could Improve With The Last of Us Part II

Let's take a great game and make its sequel even better.

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There’s no denying that The Last of Us is a beloved game. An honestly great game, one that is considered by many to be a masterpiece. Yet for me, as much as I did truly enjoy the game, there were flaws and inconsistencies that dragged the overall experience down just a notch. Let me just […]

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Final Fantasy IX Retro Review

I can't believe I played a part in this debacle!-Adelbert Steiner

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Story “Final Fantasy IX ’s plot centers on a war among nations. Players follow a young thief named Zidane Tribal, who joins with others to defeat Queen Brahne of Alexandria, the one responsible for starting the war. The plot shifts, however, when the characters realize that Brahne is working with an even more threatening person called Kuja.”–Wikipedia […]

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Persona 4 : Golden Review A Look Back At The Classic

Re-reviewing my love for a modern JRPG classic

| Categories: Anime, Featured Posts, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Retro, review, SideArc, Video Games | 26 Comments »

Welcome back In case you hadn’t heard, Persona 5 has had the best opening week for the series in Japan, and is coming out soon in the West. At least if you consider February to be soon. Even though this is a few months away for most of us, this seemed like a great time […]

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Tackling My Backlog – “Resident Evil 4”

My first pensive steps into a classic horror game

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“Resident Evil 4.” A well-loved classic of the GameCube which has since been ported to more systems than any other game that I can remember. And yet somehow here I am, having never played it until just a short while ago. I spent about an hour trekking through its opening chapter and then slightly past, […]

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Intro to “Tackling My Backlog”

One lifelong gamer's quest to finally play through all of those games that he's purchased

| Categories: 3DS, Entertainment, NX, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, Retro, SideArc, Technology, Video Games, Wii U, Xbox 360 | 29 Comments »

Hello. My online persona is “Ryuuga Hideki” and I have a problem… I have bought way too many video games, making my backlog truly frightening. They say the first step to recovery is admitting that you have a problem and, well, with some 500 games in my Steam library alone – never mind my ever-growing […]

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Keep Your Most Important 2016 Video Game Releases in Mind with These Desktop Wallpapers (Part 1)

Cause you know you always forget...

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It is 2016 and it’s set to be one of the biggest years for gaming yet, with a few titles that have been in development for as much as 8 years may be released this year. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these games could face delays despite them having confirmed dates. […]

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