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Ryu’s Musings – Dragonar Academy vol01-08

Posted on April 11th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

dragonaracademy_vol1Language: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: RAN (Story) / Shiki Mizuchi (Art)
Publisher: Seven Seas Entertainment
Type: Series
Genre: Harem, Shounen, Ecchi
Availability: Volume
Synopsis:

Learning to ride and tame dragons comes easy to most students at Ansarivan Dragonar Academy—except for first-year student Ash Blake, who is known by his fellow classmates as the “number one problem child.” Poor Ash is the laughingstock at school because, despite his unfashionably large star-shaped brand that marks him as a future dragon master, he has nothing to show for it. His dragon has never appeared.

Until now, that is. One fateful day, Ash’s dragon awakes in full glory, but appears different than any dragon ever seen before—in the form of a beautiful girl! What’s worse, Ash soon discovers that this new dragon has attitude to spare, as she promptly informs him that she is the master, and he, the servant. Ash’s problems with dragon riding have only just begun.

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Game Review – Mind=0 (PC)

Posted on March 27th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

mind-zero-recensione-boxartLanguage: English
Developer: Acquire, Zerodiv
Publisher: Aksys Games
Format: PC
Type: JRPG, Dungeon Crawler
Demo Box: Gaming PC, AIO PC & Laptop
Synopsis:

Mind Zero is an action-packed dungeon-crawler RPG. Play as Kei, a high school student whose life turns upside down when he forms a contract with a “MIND,” a weapon/being with deadly powers. With the government and other forces trailing him and his friends, Kei will need to discover the secret behind “MIND.” Will these newfound powers help him or ultimately be his doom?

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Ryu’s Musings – Rosario + Vampire Box Set

Posted on March 14th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

rvcbsLanguage: English
Direction: Right to Left
By: Akihisa Ikeda
Publisher: Viz Media
Type: Series
Genre: Drama, Seinen, Romance
Availability: Volume/Collectors/Digital

Synopsis:

Average human teenage boy Tsukune accidentally enrolls at a boarding school for monsters—no, not jocks and popular kids, but bona fide werewolves, witches, and unnameables out of his wildest nightmares! On the plus side, all the girls have a monster crush on him. Especially far-from-average cute vampire Moka. On the O-negative side, she also has a burning, unquenchable thirst for his blood… 

Now, can Tsukune and his unlikely group of friends and rivals save humanity from the evil members of monsterkind?

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Ryu’s Musings – Stardew Valley

Posted on March 4th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

SDV_twitch_boxartLanguage: English
Developer: ConcernedApe
Publisher: ChuckleFish
Format: PC
Type: Farming Sim

Synopsis:

You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home? It won’t be easy. Ever since Joja Corporation came to town, the old ways of life have all but disappeared. The community center, once the town’s most vibrant hub of activity, now lies in shambles. But the valley seems full of opportunity. With a little dedication, you might just be the one to restore Stardew Valley to greatness!

For a long time many PC gamers have wanted a Harvest Moon styled game on the PC, a dream that finally looked like it would be fulfilled in 2016; when Harvest Moon would be ported to PC. However before it even had a chance to be released another game arrived on PC that is being lauded as the best Harvest Moon game to date: Stardew Valley.

The question however is, is it really that great a game? The short answer is: Yes it is. The long answer is below the cut! Read the rest…

box-art-300x239Language: English
Developer: Epics
Publisher: Marvelous (EU) / Marvelous USA (US)
Format: 3DS
Type: JRPG/Farming Sim

Synopsis:

A new game based on the Japanese PopoloCrois Story comic book series, and a new entry in the wildly successful Bokujo Monogatari farming and life simulation series, now known as STORY OF SEASONS in the West. It features classically-styled turn-based combat and towns full of lively and interesting NPCs who contribute to a heartwarming narrative that veterans or newcomers to either franchise can enjoy. Ample farming and life simulation elements such as crop-raising, bug-catching, rock quarrying, item synthesis and more round out the experience.

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Ryu’s Musings – Xenoblade Chronicles X

Posted on January 20th, 2016 by Ryu Sheng |

xbxLanguage: English
Developer: Monolith Soft
Publisher: Nintendo
Format: Wii U
Type: JRPG

Synopsis:

Fight for survival while exploring the vast expanses of an unknown planet where anything you see is reachable in your weaponized mech, called a Skell. Customize a lethal skill set of combat and defensive skills, called Arts, to strengthen your strategies and defeat enemies efficiently. Attack your enemies from multiple directions using melee weapons, guns, and your greatest asset—your tactical mind.

The next massive sci-fi role-playing game from Monolith Soft, the creators of Baten Kaitos and Xenoblade Chronicles, comes exclusively to Wii U. A terrible intergalactic war leaves just a handful of Earth survivors trying to live in a beautiful yet hostile environment. Players engage in battles against powerful creatures of all forms and sizes using the deep battle system that builds on the triumphs of Xenoblade Chronicles for Wii.

Features:

  • Riding and controlling a weaponised mech, players can explore every inch of the massive open world displayed in gorgeous high-definition graphics. The world is filled with strange and imaginative creatures, from small bugs to giant dinosaurs.
  • As characters improve in different classes, they will learn new combat and defensive skills, or Arts. Players can customise the Arts palette as their characters learn new Arts. All Arts have a ‘recast’ time – once cast, the player must wait out a ‘cooldown’ period before that Art can be used again.
  • Players can customise everything about the main character’s appearance, including gender, shapes, height, skin colour, voice, and tattoos.

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