Articles by Kazuma Hashimoto

Rune Factory 4 Special Review Rune Factory 4 Special Review

Rune Factory 4 Special arrives on the Switch, proving to be a worthwhile Farming Simulator/Dungeon Crawling hybrid.

review by Kazuma Hashimoto on 25 February, 2020

Summon Majima and company into battle in Yakuza: Like a Dragon Summon Majima and company into battle in Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Use the Delivery Help system to call forth powerful allies.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 09 January, 2020

Kingdom Under Fire II Review Kingdom Under Fire II Review

After ten years of development Kingdom Under Fire II is finally here, but arrives riddled with performance issues and untranslated text.

feature by Kazuma Hashimoto on 03 December, 2019

Yakuza: Like a Dragon demo releases on Japanese PSN, Famitsu details on the Battle System [Update: Screenshots] Yakuza: Like a Dragon demo releases on Japanese PSN, Famitsu details on the Battle System [Update: Screenshots]

The Dragon of Dojima and the Koi-Ryu of Ijincho meet face to face.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto and Kite Stenbuck on 21 November, 2019

Yakuza 4 Remastered Review Yakuza 4 Remastered Review

Yakuza 4 receives an HD remaster but still suffers from bloat and series fatigue.

feature by Kazuma Hashimoto on 02 November, 2019

Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Tokyo Game Show story and gameplay trailers, character profiles Yakuza: Like a Dragon - Tokyo Game Show story and gameplay trailers, character profiles

See how turn-based combat looks in the latest Yakuza title.

news by Adam Vitale and Kazuma Hashimoto on 12 September, 2019

More details about Yakuza: Like a Dragon surface in Famitsu More details about Yakuza: Like a Dragon surface in Famitsu

Learn more about the battle system, scenario, and the city of Ijincho.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 05 September, 2019

Cyberpunk 2077 Interview: Exploring the Environment with Senior Concept Artist Marthe Jonkers Cyberpunk 2077 Interview: Exploring the Environment with Senior Concept Artist Marthe Jonkers

We sat down to talk about Senior Concept Artist Marthe Jonkers about creating and designing Night City.

interview by Kazuma Hashimoto on 29 August, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Interview: Sitting down with Naoki Yoshida and Banri Oda Final Fantasy XIV Interview: Sitting down with Naoki Yoshida and Banri Oda

We sat down to talk about lore, game mechanics, and community issues with Final Fantasy XIV's Director and Producer, and the man responsible for Shadowbringer's main scenario quest.

interview by Kazuma Hashimoto on 28 August, 2019

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Review

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 proves itself as an enjoyable, if not straightforward, isometric RPG that doesn't strive to be more than it is.

review by Kazuma Hashimoto on 04 August, 2019

Astral Chain Hands-on Astral Chain Hands-on

Astral Chain looks to be PlatinumGames' most ambitious original IP yet with a new unique combat system and numerous other features.

preview by Kazuma Hashimoto on 22 July, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Review Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Review

Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers is, mechanically, the strongest entry in the franchise but the narrative falls short of being truly great.

preview by Kazuma Hashimoto on 15 July, 2019

Judgment Review Judgment Review

Judgment brings new levels of narrative and mechanical intricacies to the familiar setting of Kamurocho in Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio's latest title.

review by Kazuma Hashimoto on 20 June, 2019

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Switch Review Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Switch Review

Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age soars onto the Nintendo Switch, proving itself to be another successful and highly entertaining port of a Square Enix classic.

review by Kazuma Hashimoto on 29 April, 2019

Dragon Dogma: Dark Arisen Switch Review Dragon Dogma: Dark Arisen Switch Review

Discover the world of Gransys on the go in this great port of a cult classic.

review by Kazuma Hashimoto on 28 April, 2019

Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD Remaster Switch Review Final Fantasy X & X-2 HD Remaster Switch Review

Another fantastic Final Fantasy port arrives on the Nintendo Switch.

review by Kazuma Hashimoto on 16 April, 2019

Yakuza Kiwami 2 announced for PC Yakuza Kiwami 2 announced for PC

Pre-purchase now and get free DLC.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 11 April, 2019

Caravan Stories' open beta for PlayStation 4 is now available in Japan with English language option Caravan Stories' open beta for PlayStation 4 is now available in Japan with English language option

The PlayStation 4 version of this cross-platform MMORPG hits it's open beta period today.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 11 April, 2019

Sega Japan holding actress auditions for next mainline Yakuza title Sega Japan holding actress auditions for next mainline Yakuza title

Ichiban Kasuga is looking for a friend.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 20 March, 2019

Yakuza 5 HD to release in Japan June 2019 Yakuza 5 HD to release in Japan June 2019

A new trailer accompanies this announcement, showing off Yakuza 5 for the PS4.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 20 March, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Data Center expansion to take effect this April Final Fantasy XIV Data Center expansion to take effect this April

With Shadowbringers on the way a new data center is also on the way.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 28 February, 2019

Red Hook announces sequel to Darkest Dungeon with Darkest Dungeon II Red Hook announces sequel to Darkest Dungeon with Darkest Dungeon II

Dive back into eldritch inspired turn-based horror with Darkest Dungeon II.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 19 February, 2019

Kingdom Hearts III Review Kingdom Hearts III Review

Kingdom Hearts III is a masterful game when it succeeds and a mediocre one when it simply doesn’t.

review by Kazuma Hashimoto on 07 February, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV FanFest shows off new job, playable race, and announces release date for Shadowbringers expansion Final Fantasy XIV FanFest shows off new job, playable race, and announces release date for Shadowbringers expansion

Get your gunblades ready, we're going to Garlemald this summer.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 02 February, 2019

Final Fantasy XIII's Snow joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT Final Fantasy XIII's Snow joins Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Snow joins the fight as his Lightning Returns incarnation.

news by Kazuma Hashimoto on 28 January, 2019

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