01 / 31 / 2020
"Yeyeye catfight!" - Cosmo Kramer. Don't expect the animu ladies to make out with these titles, though, it's all about very serious sporting competition. Fighting Angels
(PS2, 2/5) is from our old friends D3 Publisher and their "budget" line of salacious games that only came out in Europe and Japan. Seifuku Densetsu: Pretty Fighter
(SNES, 1/5) sees anime girl stereotypes from the 1980s and early '90s go at it in clunky one-on-one fighting style.01 / 26 / 2020
It's rough out there these days, even Lu Bu needs a side hustle. We'll charge headlong into the enemy camp today with Dynasty Warriors 3
(PS2, 3/5) and the SRPG-ish spinoff Dynasty Tactics
01 / 20 / 2020
An animu kid with an orange bandana / backwards cap thing emerges, makes a submissive harem out of a bunch of monsters and saves the world. It's a tale as old as time.
Two versions of this popular folk legend today with Dragon Quest VIII
(PS2, 3/5), our first semi-positive review of 2020, and Monster Rancher 2
01 / 14 / 2020
We have just received word that MONSTER IS ATTACKING TOKYO
. We'll have to fight off the mutated rage of Demolition Girl
(PS2, 1/5), possibly the only "giant woman in bikini" game ever made, and King of the Monsters 2
(Arcade, 2/5), SNK's follow-up to the neat-looking but very cheap and clunky kaiju brawler.
01 / 10 / 2020
We're getting off to a hot start in this newest of years by giving negative reviews to two cult favorites - Breath of Fire: Dragon Quarter
(PS2, 2/5), which was essentially the final entry for the series and took it in a real weird and dark direction, and Vandal Hearts
(PS1, 2/5), Konami's awkward attempt to horn in on strategy-RPGs that has a surprisingly based story but also just godawful map design. Obviously my new years resolution was to get more fun fan mail and DMs!