Jeff Pannell

Staff Writer

Defender of waifus. Fighting game aficionado. Nearly 100% anime nonsense at this point. IT Specialist for the US Government by day but by night? JRPG/MMORPG addicted, constantly grinding in the lab to get better at Street Fighter and spending his time thinking critically about the medium he adores so.

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Scintillating RPG Visual Novel, Pure Heart Chronicles Out Now on Nutaku

The newly formed Arkamsoft studios have released their first game, Pure Heart Chronicles, into the wilds of Nutaku. It features the story of a hapless young priest named Quinn who seeks out…

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Monster Monpiece Review – Crush Rub Battler

The mythic realm of Yafanir plays host to humans, demi-gods and all manner of monster girls. Humans and moe monster ladies live together, side-by-side, in a tacit peace. The focus…

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Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea Review – Alchemy Remix

The Atelier series is one that a lot of folks have either never heard of or outright dismissed due to the moe sensibilities that helped shape it. They’re missing the point,…


World of Final Fantasy Review – What the Honk

World of Final Fantasy is a labor of love from a team that clearly cares about the franchise as much as longtime Square fans do. It is a saccharine love letter…

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God Eater 2: Rage Burst Review – Anime Apocalypse

Humanity has been pushed to its very limit. They came with such ferocity and without warning. These beasts of unimaginable strength with such a disdain for everything we stand for.…

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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk dated for Western release

Koei Tecmo’s upcoming Berserk musou, now known to be officially titled Berserk and the Band of the Hawk for the West, was shown off at the Tokyo Game Show.  The Omega Forces’…

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Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse Review – Deicide Ahoy

Everything went to Hell so fast. My first mission as a Hunter and it was so simple. Forage for supplies with Nikkari and Manabu while Asahi and myself got a…

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Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness Review – Dark Justice

Dystopian future stories are a dime a dozen. Alternate futures where transhumanism is the norm, technology woven into the fabric of the soul of humanity and then some are certainly appealing…

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King of Fighters XIV Review – Fighter’s Resurrection

There was a time when the fighting game scene was defined by two companies: Capcom and SNK. Street Fighter is far more well known by the mainstream gaming audience, but SNK’s King…

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FGC Recap – Furia Tica, Well Played Cup, Super Smash Con

The FGC Recap returns this week to a look back at the weekend that was in the fighting game community. Another big Capcom Pro Tour weekend along with a Smash major? So…

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