Tag: Aksys Games


BlazBlue: Central Fiction (PS4) Review

BlazBlue: Central Fiction (PS4) Review

 |  Ana Valens
Seven years ago, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger hit PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in the West. Developed by Arc System Works and published by Aksys Games in North America, the game was received quite well by both critics and players, effectively turning BlazBlue into a major Japanese fighting game franchise. Eight years later, Arc System Works’ […]
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PS Vita) Review 1

Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PS Vita) Review

 |  Bella Lara Blondeau
Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters is one of the many criminally overlooked gems in the Vita library. While it’s a far from perfect game, and against typical gaming conventions by design, there’s nothing quite like it out there. It’s a weird game that revels in its own idiosyncrasies, breaking conventions of how you’re “supposed” to make […]
Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Brings 999 and Virtue's Last Reward to PS4

Zero Escape: The Nonary Games Brings 999 and Virtue’s Last Reward to PS4

 |  Kenneth Shepard
Aksys and Spike Chunsoft are bringing the first two games in the Zero Escape series to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as part of a double pack called Zero Escape: The Nonary Games. News of this comes from a post on the PlayStation Blog, which reveals that the collection will include Zero Escape: Nine Hours, […]
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (PS4) Review 3

Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (PS4) Review

 |  Derek Heemsbergen
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The departed souls of supernatural warriors, bound together by fate, arrive in an ethereal otherworld to do battle with a seemingly-omnipotent foe.
Mind Zero (PS Vita) Review

Mind Zero (PS Vita) Review

 |  Zoya Street
JRPGs used to dominate my gaming time. Then something changed. Maybe I changed, but I think it’s fair to say that JRPGs changed as well. There was a cultural divergence perhaps 10 to 15 years ago. Japanese games increasingly embraced lengthy narrative exposition, often without even offering the player options for how to respond. In […]
Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) Review 2

Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma (PS3) Review

 |  James Griffin
Fighting game aficionados must be genuine masochists. After playing Street Fighter IV, Persona 4: Arena, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2, my confidence reaches an all-time low whenever the term “online” is mentioned. While this is not the case for all (champions, enjoy it), many can attest to the steep learning curve […]
Virtue's Last Reward and the Lack of Visual Novels

Virtue’s Last Reward and the Lack of Visual Novels

 |  Reid McCarter
Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward is a frustrating game. It’s frustrating because, even as I failed to become invested in its mystery-themed storyline, it made me understand the appeal of an underserved genre. Virtue’s Last Reward is a visual novel, a type of game that has never quite penetrated the mainstream for obvious reasons—a lot […]
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (XBOX 360) Review 1

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift (XBOX 360) Review

 |  Erika Szabo
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift likes to take risks.  For a series willing to bend the fighting genre’s core concepts to their breaking points, BlazBlue offers what few fighting games do nowadays: an experience to think and play in new and interesting ways.


©2010-2021 CGMagazine Publishing Group