NEKOPARA Vol. 1

NEKOPARA Vol. 1

If you are looking for something cute, lighthearted, polished and filled to the brim with catgirls then NEKOPARA Vol. 1 is the obvious choice. Even without the h-scenes, the Steam version is an enjoyable, albeit slightly short, romp. The E-mote system works quite well and the artwork by Sayori is absolutely gorgeous. It is not as long or as involving as some other kinetic novels, but serves as a very polished and enjoyable introduction to the genre.

Gameplay: NEKOPARA Vol. 1 is a kinetic novel, so gameplay is restricted to simply clicking through the story.

Graphics: Beautiful artwork by Sayori and the animation is a lot livelier than what is the norm for the genre thanks to the E-mote system.

Sound: Full Japanese voice acting for the catgirls, plenty of sound effects and some very nice tunes

Technobabylon – A New Cyberpunk Thriller from Wadjet Eye Coming In Spring 2015

Technobabylon – A New Cyberpunk Thriller from Wadjet Eye Coming In Spring 2015

Whether dealing with spirit mediums, ghosts, secret vaults or even the Miami real estate market, Wadjet Eye Games have a reputation for creating classic point & click style adventures with unique storylines. While their previous title, A Gold Wake, was set in the roaring twenties, their next adventure will be take place much further in the future. Teaming up with indie developer Technocrat, Wadjet Eye will release Technobabylon for PC in Spring 2015

Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Perfecta

Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Perfecta

Girlish Grimoire Littlewitch Romanesque: Editio Perfecta is absolutely the definitive edition of this great game and an essential purchase for fans of the raising sim/visual novel genre. The plot might not be very epic, but it makes up for it with wonderful characters and gameplay that is a bit more involved than simply clicking through lines of dialogue. With titles such as this and the equally superb Steins;Gate JAST USA is really on a roll.

Gameplay: Some great scenes, characters and a very addictive dice mini-game.

Graphics: Excellent artwork from the very talented Oyari Ashito.

Sound: Great tunes, sound effects and the original Japanese voice acting

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 01: Iron From Ice

Game of Thrones – A Telltale Games Series – Episode 01: Iron From Ice

Previous attempts at turning game of Thrones into a traditional gaming experience has had mixed results, but this adventure from Telltale Games hits all the right marks. It’s got a cast of intriguing characters, gripping storyline and plenty of drama to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout its two hour runtime. Interaction is rather limited, but the overall experience is very true to the source material.

Gameplay: Basically a few quick time events and dialogue choices.

Graphics: The game uses a stylish painterly look for its characters and locations.

Sound: Great music and top notch voice acting especially from the television show actors reprising their roles

Assetto Corsa Teaser Trailer Unveils Lamborghini Automobili License

Assetto Corsa Teaser Trailer Unveils Lamborghini Automobili License

Some good news for Lamborghini Automobili fans as KUNOS Simulazioni recently announced a new licensing agreement with this prestigious Italian car manufacturer. This means that Assetto Corsa players can look forward to seeing some of the iconic car models from this brand soon appearing in the game. Assetto Corsa already features a great selection of vehicles from the likes of Toyota, Nissan, Alfa Romeo, Ford and Audi and the Lamborghini roster is sure to have the same attention to detail

The MangaGamer 72 hour XXXmas flash sale has begun! -Now Over-

The MangaGamer 72 hour XXXmas flash sale has begun! -Now Over-

The MangaGamer Winter Sale is still in full swing, but for something a little extra naughty over the festive period they now also have an XXXmas flash sale. Between now and December 26 2014 you can grab some of their nukige titles at a discounted price. Check out the links below for more information about these titles (obviously VERY NSFW!)

Kriophobia By Fira Soft

Kriophobia By Fira Soft

Kriophobia claims to be a new take on Survival Horror which, while inspired by the core concepts of the genre, isn’t afraid to pull out a few surprises. The game made it through the Steam Greenlight process in only 13 days, but its Kickstarter campaign could do with a lot more attention. The game will allow players to take control of a geologist named Anna who got herself stuck on an island in northern Russia. Her study of seismic activity brought her to this remote area, but it is a solitude that she has sought out herself. It would appear that Anna is haunted by events from her past which is why she shuns civilization. However, when she falls into a sealed military complex by accident Anna has to save her colleagues while also confronting whatever it is lurking in the dark

Loren The Amazon Princess + The Castle Of N’mar DLC

Loren The Amazon Princess + The Castle Of N’mar DLC

The storyline in Loren the Amazon Princess really sucked me in and the cast of memorable characters kept me hooked. The turn based combat also turned out to be surprisingly fun and the game has a ton of replay value. Hopefully with the Steam release the game will receive the attention that it deserves and open the flood gates for more Winter Wolves titles.

Gameplay: A very nice fusion of visual novel and role playing.

Graphics: Although there is no animation the artwork is beautiful.

Sound: Good sound effects and some very memorable tunes

Mechs & Mercs – Black Talons (Camel 101)

Mechs & Mercs – Black Talons (Camel 101)

With games such as Mechs & Mercs: Black Talons from Camel 101 looming on the horizon it would seem that 2015 is going to be another bumper year for gaming. I certainly can’t think of a much better way to kick things off than a real-time strategy game featuring mercenaries and giant mechs. Set to release early in January, Mechs & Mercs aims to offer an extensive campaign mode where players get to take control of the Black Talons mercenary company