Articles by Cullen Black

moon Review moon Review

After 23 years the cult classic "anti-RPG" moon is finally leaving Japan. Does it live up to it's legacy?

review by Cullen Black on 09 September, 2020

The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Switch Review The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel III Switch Review

The Trails series makes an exciting return to portable consoles.

review by Cullen Black on 26 June, 2020

Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Review Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition Review

A modern classic reborn on Nintendo Switch, this is the best version of the best game from Monolith Soft.

review by Cullen Black on 27 May, 2020

War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Preview War of the Visions: Final Fantasy Brave Exvius Preview

War of the Visions leaves a good impression, but its staying power is uncertain.

preview by Cullen Black on 20 March, 2020

Persona 5 Royal Review Persona 5 Royal Review

Persona 5 Royal isn’t just my favorite Atlus re-release, it might just be my new favorite Atlus game of all time.

review by Cullen Black on 17 March, 2020

Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Review Atelier Dusk Trilogy Deluxe Pack Review

The best way to play the best Atelier games to date, now on a system you actually own!

review by Cullen Black on 12 February, 2020

Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace Review Steins;Gate: My Darling's Embrace Review

This light-hearted spin-off of Steins;Gate offers fans something they never knew they wanted.

review by Cullen Black on 11 February, 2020

Hands-On with the Steins;Gate 0 on Nintendo Switch Hands-On with the Steins;Gate 0 on Nintendo Switch

Steins;Gate's divisive sequel finally hits the switch, but this port didn't make the transition entirely unscathed.

feature by Cullen Black on 11 February, 2020

YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Review YU-NO: A Girl Who Chants Love at the Bound of this World Review

The remake of the incredibly innovative 1996 classic has finally come west, but sadly doesn't live up to its tremendous legacy.

review by Cullen Black on 03 February, 2020

Decade Memoir #4: Cullen Black - NieR Decade Memoir #4: Cullen Black - NieR

Expectations were subverted time and time again these past 10 years, but few did it as well as Yoko Taro with NieR, which celebrates its 10th anniversary next year.

feature by Cullen Black on 28 December, 2019

Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars Review Conception PLUS: Maidens of the Twelve Stars Review

Spike Chunsoft's latest revival of their old PSP dungeon crawler/dating sim hybrid unfortunately ends up unmemorable despite it's incredibly outrageous premise.

review by Cullen Black on 19 November, 2019

Disgaea 4 Complete + Review Disgaea 4 Complete + Review

Another great and content-packed SPRG lands on modern platforms.

review by Cullen Black on 25 October, 2019

How The Alliance Alive HD Remastered Brings a 3DS Gem Back To Life How The Alliance Alive HD Remastered Brings a 3DS Gem Back To Life

The Alliance Alive was massively underappreciated upon its original release, but now it's finally getting a chance to reach a wider audience.

feature by Cullen Black on 04 October, 2019

Hands-on with Dragon Quest I, II, and III on Nintendo Switch Hands-on with Dragon Quest I, II, and III on Nintendo Switch

Alongside the release of Dragon Quest XI S, Square Enix surprised us all by with Switch ports of the first three games in the series. The question is though, do they stack up?

feature by Cullen Black on 29 September, 2019

AI: The Somnium Files Review AI: The Somnium Files Review

AI: The Somnium Files is a surreal new murder mystery game by Kotaro Uchikoshi, and might just be his finest work yet.

review by Cullen Black on 18 September, 2019

Hands-on with Final Fantasy VIII Remastered Hands-on with Final Fantasy VIII Remastered

Although it came around a little later than its franchise brothers, Final Fantasy VIII gets a re-release on new platforms. We take a look at its modern makeover.

feature by Cullen Black on 02 September, 2019

Grandia HD Collection Review Grandia HD Collection Review

The highly anticipated remaster of the first two Grandia games is finally out, but did it live up to expectations?

review by Cullen Black on 20 August, 2019

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