The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, for the Nintendo Switch, is an incredibly faithful remake of a decades-old game, with all the charm of the original, plus gorgeous art and sound, and a variety of quality of life improvements. I confess I came to this game highly biased. Link’s Awakening, the old black and white… Read More Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Switch) Review
Utawarerumono Zan is a an action-adventure game based on two other entries, Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth. A reimagining of Haku’s story, the game is also part visual novel, a surprising element that adds more dialogue to the story. It takes place in country reminiscent of ancient Japan and features many characters… Read More Review: Utawarerumono Zan (PS4)
This article was originally published in Area of Effect magazine in February 2018. A collection of those writings from the magazine have been collected in Area of Effect: Wisdom from Geek Culture, which we encourage you to pick up. Meanwhile, we hope you’ll read the article below, about Kirito (Sword Art Online) and introversion, which… Read More The Introvert’s Guide to Joining a Party
Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Publisher: NIS America Genre: Platformer, Adventure Platforms: Switch, PlayStation 4 Rating: Everyone Once upon a time, there was a kingdom surrounded by a dangerous forest full of monsters. No one dared enter for fear of being attacked. A witch was also found to live there, making matters worse. But the prince of this kingdom wandered into the forest… Read More Review: The Liar Princess And The Blind Prince (PS4)
The conventions in Miami that I’m most familiar with are SuperCon and Animate, but I often don’t attend these events. However, as one of the resident gamers at Beneath the Tangles, I was intrigued when I heard about Gamer Comic Expo. I sent the con an email explaining that I would like a press badge… Read More Checking Out the Inaugural Gamer Comic Expo!
Welcome to the next installment of Beneath the Tangles Light Novel Club! I will be leading the discussion this time around for a series that quickly caught my interest once I started reading it: Infinite Dendrogram! Available digitally from J-Novel Club, this is one of several light novel series about a VRMMO (a Virtual Reality Massive Multiplayer… Read More BtT Light Novel Club Chapter 5: Infinite Dendrogram Vol. 1
I think I have a new favourite game, and it’s one that everyone already played over a decade ago. I’m talking, of course, of Cave Story, one of the first really big indie gaming smash hits. It’s a game often talked about in these glowing, reverent tones as being one of those unassailable masterpieces that… Read More Studio Pixel’s Games
There was a time when I thought Beneath the Tangles could be everything to everyone, that we would reach out to young, shounen-obsessed anime fans and serious otaku alike. The thing about hubris is that you don’t see it coming, and in the end, I realized that mission was far too ambitious, and when you… Read More Say Konnichiwa to Our Shimai (Sister) Sites!
The new Summer anime Gamers! surprised me with the direction the ending took. The show starts off like a normal romantic comedy: normal guy Keita Amano suddenly gets approached by the most popular girl at school, Karen Tendou. Turns out she’s a gamer, and she invites Keita to join her Game Club, full of highly… Read More When Casual and Competitive Gamers! Meet
When you have several game companies come together to make a game, magic happens. It’s occurred with Kingdom Hearts, King of Fighters, Marvel vs. Capcom, Smash Bros., and an obscure title called Project X Zone. This is one of those Japanese titles that didn’t get much advertisement because of how many uncommon characters are present. It’s… Read More Project X Zone: The Unified Body