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Legacy can be a difficult thing to deal with when a video game series hasn't been around in a very long time. The Odd Gentlemen stepped into the ring with the monumental task of bringing the King's Quest series back after a very long break. I'm pleased to report that they've knocked it out of the proverbial park with King's Quest: A Knight to Remember. Sporting a gorgeous art-style, a lovable cast of characters, stunning music and a lot of heart, this game is the return to form that the King's Quest series deserves.

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The deeper I get into Telltale's Game of Thrones adaptation, the more I'm convinced I'm being set up for disaster. Just when I thought that House Forrester finally had an upper hand -- after spending the majority of the time

In spite of what others might tell you, the real use of graph paper has always been scrawling out maps of dungeons for a plucky group of explorers to investigate. Since its inception in 2007, the Etrian Odyssey series has drawn upon this concept. Tasking players with not only traversing a mysterious labyrinth, but also drawing the map from scratch as they go. After a series of games in the series, Atlas has started releasing remakes of the original titles with one major addition: an official story mode. Etrian Odyssey 2 Untold: The Fafnir Knight is the second of these remakes and adds some great new features to an already fun game.

America has gone six years without an Onechanbara game, not since the series hit the Wii and Xbox 360 simultaneously. Both had its charms, with the former showcasing some decent graphics and some fun stabby gameplay and the latter being

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I'm a fan of strategy games, and action RPGs. I'm also a fan of anime. So Lancarse's new game (published in the West by Atlus), Lost Dimension, seems to be made for someone like me. Lost Dimension is about a military group with special abilities, or Gifts. A mysterious structure appears, and regular defense forces are powerless to stop the malevolent being who seems to be responsible for this catastrophe. He is known as The End, and the the structure is known as the Pillar. So far, The End is responsible for the destruction of most of the world. SEALED, this special team of individuals with Gifts, enters the Pillar to confront The End; but once they enter, The End has the upper hand. SEALED can save the world- if they participate in a game of death.

Lost Dimension, like the Shin Megami Tensei: Persona games, plays out its plot in a fashion akin to a visual novel. Early on, there are a few cut scenes which look like they are from an anime. It's a shame that these scenes are so poor. These anime-style cutscenes were a mistake, and I'm glad that most of the story is told in the style of 2d, partially animated dialogue. It appears that the production did not have enough of a budget to create scenes that were better animated.

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In my life I've seen and heard elephants march, fly, create works of art, help back a swinging jazz ensemble, and consume Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig for his own greedy reasons. But being a hero of justice and thwarting

The concept of Padaone Games' Roving Rogue is a nice change of pace. Starting at the end of one's journey and working their way back to the start gives you the chance to see how things came to be, and

The Spring season is nearly over, so I think it's more than fair to declare what stood out amongst the new shows. I wont be talking about returning shows, save the ones I love and continue to watch.

Returning Favorites

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders (Egypt arc)

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure Egypt 2

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure wont be stopping any time soon, and that's great for me. JoJo's is funny, ridiculous, unique, and, yes, bizarre! I'm so glad that we will finally get to the fight between the JoJo's crew and the nefarious Dio. I've never known how this conflict ended, even though I played the Dreamcast game, so you can say I've been in suspense for about a decade.

I Can't Understand What My Husband is Saying

I Can't Understand husband S2

This is a little comedy gem that's less than 5 minutes, and, in my eyes, its the greatest success of its type. Yeah, I love it that much. You have this otaku guy and the woman who loves him, and you learn exactly why she would come to marry a guy who says stuff that's alien to her. Plus you have all the side characters, the friends and family with all their quirks and stories. It's a great show to watch in between all the longer shows you watch.

The Runners-Up

Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches

If I worked at a game development company and I was tasked with making a new and fresh first person shooter, I wouldn't know where to start. Maybe I'd make a game with anime-styled characters and wacky weapons? I do

Last year Kingston Technology subsidiary HyperX unleashed its very first headset: the Cloud. For its debut in the pro gaming headset industry it was a home run, thanks to its comfort, pristine sound, and a surprisingly good mic.