Reviews of Koei Tecmo Games

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Atelier Ryza 3: Alchemist of the End & the Secret Key Review

The first Atelier Ryza was an interesting entry in the franchise, taking what Gust had learned from the previous trilogy and crafting a more beginner-friendly Atelier experience. Now the finale is…

March 23, 2023 | 07:00 EDT

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Fatal Frame: Mask of The Lunar Eclipse Review

While the Resident Evil 4 and Dead Space remakes takes up everyone’s time and money for their big expensive returns to generational statements, spare a thought for the boy in blue. 2008’s Fatal Frame…

March 8, 2023 | 08:00 EST

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Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty Review

The original Nioh was a surprise hit for me, taking the generally punishing and fast-paced nature of Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden franchise and mixing it with some Soulslike mechanics and a whole lot of…

March 2, 2023 | 06:00 EST

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Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes Review

I see a lot of moaning and groaning over Omega Force's musou games, but the company clearly has a winning formula. Persona 5 Strikers condensed the deep and rich RPG gameplay of the Shin Megami…

July 11, 2022 | 11:30 EDT

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Monster Rancher 1 & 2 DX Review

Whenever anyone brings up games about raising and training monsters, most people immediately think about Pokemon. While it’s true that Pokemon has pretty firmly cemented its reputation as the king of…

December 8, 2021 | 06:00 EST

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Blue Reflection: Second Light Review

It’s a shame when a game that you enjoy doesn’t do that well. Any hopes of a sequel seem dashed when the game underperforms both in terms of sales and scores. There is a rare occasion where, despite…

November 8, 2021 | 06:00 EST

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Ninja Gaiden Master Collection Review

Although Nioh has done well to tide us over, it’s been a long time since anything remotely Ninja Gaiden related came to our screens. Now, with the Ninja Gaiden Master Collection, we get to re-…

June 9, 2021 | 09:00 EDT

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Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy Review

Looking for a colorful, cheerful JRPG to enjoy while we're all stuck at home? Then look no further than Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy, the latest in Gust Co's long-running series…

January 26, 2021 | 09:00 EST

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Fairy Tail Review

Trying to adapt a game from source material like Fairy Tail can be a difficult process. There's a balancing act to find that perfect mix of themes while making compelling gameplay. Already this year…

August 18, 2020 | 11:00 EDT

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Dead or Alive 6 Review - Fame, Without Love

In the lead up to the release of Dead or Alive 6, there was a lot of talk about this entry trying to become "serious". Devs talked about toning down the sexier aspects of the characters and focusing…

March 1, 2019 | 10:00 EST

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Attack on Titan 2 Review - One Small Step on Man

It's never been a better time to be an Attack on Titan fan. With the series crushing sales records and a third season of the anime coming this summer, you've got plenty of options if you like small…

March 25, 2018 | 12:00 EDT

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Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey Review - Bigger on the Inside

The second installment in GUST’s “Mysterious” Atelier series, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey returns gamers to the world of cute girls living slightly magical but otherwise…

March 22, 2017 | 09:00 EDT

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Berserk and the Band of the Hawk Review - Tell Me Why

I love Berserk. For years, it's been my favorite fantasy franchise of all time, a constant inspiration to me in any creative endeavor, and it's not hard to explain why. Kentarō Miura's dark fantasy…

February 25, 2017 | 01:00 EST

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Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers Review - Tactical Bliss

In 206 BC, the Han Dynasty took control of Imperial China. For the next 400 years, the country would see a time of peace and prosperity. This was a time of inventions and significant advances in…

February 18, 2017 | 09:00 EST

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Atelier Sophie Review - Alchemical Stagnation

The Atelier series comprises an impressive seventeen games that spawn almost twenty years and four console generations. The latest game from developer Gust is Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the…

June 23, 2016 | 12:00 EDT

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Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate Review

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate is the latest release in Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors/Samurai Warriors spinoff series. An updated version of the 2012 Warriors Orochi 3, it follows the same hack-and-slash…

September 30, 2014 | 01:00 EDT