Playing Critic (September 2016)

Playing Critic (September 2016)

Dogma central to riveting "Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse"

“Shin Megami Tensei IV: Apocalypse” continues the Japanese role-playing series’ take-no-prisoners approach to incorporating humanity’s varied religious beliefs into a work of fiction in ways the devout would likely see as offensive and heretical.

"Oceanhorn" a polished, playable "Zelda" clone

I’m not going to mince words: “Oceanhorn: Monster of Uncharted Seas” blatantly rips off the structure, concepts and mechanics of “The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.”

From the heart motif of the health bar to the main character’s sailboat voyage around his island world, the awkwardly named “Oceanhorn” is a “Zelda” clone through and through.

It's not puzzling why the latest "Ace Attorney" is fun

Imagine, if you will, a world where murder trials seem to happen within a day after a victim is discovered; where prosecutors are allowed to spring surprise witnesses and evidence on the defense in the middle of the trial — and, in fact, are allowed to make countless misrepresentations of the evidence they possess unless the defense catches on; and supernatural practices — including seances and

Put your rhythm skills to the test

You don’t have to be into vocaloid music to enjoy “Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X” — but it helps.

It also helps to be into rhythm games, but that’s not purely necessary. If you pick up a controller and play this one, you might very well walk away with an appreciation of both genres at the end of the day.