Robert Scarpinito

Staff Writer

When I'm not talking about my love of Persona, I'm probably playing or writing about games. I'm waiting for the day I can be proud of the DC cinematic universe. Catch me on Tadaima: A Terrace House Podcast for some insights on the best reality TV show on Netflix.


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Localizing Judgment: Go Big or Go Home

Tomorrow, Westerners will finally get their hands on Judgment, the most recent venture from Ryu ga Gotoku Studio. The game follows attorney-turned-private-investigator Takayuki Yagami as he investigates a series of…

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Builds upon its Predecessor

Dragon Quest built a legacy for itself in the past few decades. With a slew of acclaimed JRPGs and spin-off titles under its belt, the series has had a celebrated…

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Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin Puts a Twist on Farming

Have you ever played a game like Harvest Moon or Stardew Valley and wondered what it’d be like to smack enemies with your farming tools? Sounds like you’re looking for…

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Catherine: Full Body Reveals a Richer Story

Back in 2011, Sega threw a quirky curveball at everyone called Catherine. Now, eight years later, Sega’s back at it with Catherine: Full Body. This new title tells an upgraded…

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Sayonara Wild Hearts Presents a Wild Experience

Very few games reach the point where they’re better described as “experiences,” and Sayonara Wild Hearts just might fit the bill. Its reveal during The Game Awards 2018 left us…

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Judgment Presents a Familiar yet New Take on Kamurocho

Ryu ga Gotoku Studio made a name for itself with the Yakuza series, which reached more critical acclaim in the West in recent years. The condensed take on the open-world…

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Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot Tells the Story Between the Fights

Dragon Ball started in Japan back in the ’80s, and since then, it maintained a dedicated worldwide fan base. It continues to spawn all sorts of anime, movies, and games.…

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Contra: Rogue Corps Revives a Konami Classic

Out of all the Konami games that could make a comeback in 2019, a Contra title definitely comes out of left field. Yet, in today’s Nintendo Direct, Konami announced Contra: Rogue Corps, a…

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Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth Review – All-out Fan Service

The Persona series has been around the block when it comes to spin-off titles. From dancing to fighting, everyone’s favorite persona users have shown off a variety of unexpected talents.…

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Pokémon Press Conference 2019 – Nintendo Announces Pokemon Go Plus+

In Tokyo today, Nintendo held a press conference to announce new updates in the Pokémon franchise. After revealing Pokémon Sleep, Nintendo followed up by showcasing a new piece of hardware: the Pokémon…