Bandai Namco Entertainment

One-Punch Man

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows Review: A Fair Fight

March 11, 2020

I remember the first time I saw the trailer for One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows. How is this ever going to work as a video game? I thought. Surely a game that features a hero able to defeat any enemy with a single punch would make for a pretty boring game. For the most […]

Read More

Final Fantasy VII Remake Preview: Home to Midgar

March 2, 2020

When your goal is to remake a game like Final Fantasy VII, where do you even begin? Lets set aside its legendary status and the pressure of delivering on such a project. Consider instead the more intricate moving parts — its characters, mechanics and systems, its visuals, art direction, and score. Its sheer size presents […]

Read More

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Review: The world goes with you

October 20, 2019

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is one of the greatest role-playing games ever made. I knew that the first time I played it at a preview in January 2015 and it remains true now over four years after its release. CD Projekt Red’s masterpiece/labour of love operates at a scale that would make other genre […]

Read More

Playing Final Fantasy X for the first time in 2019 is fascinating and frustrating

April 21, 2019

Final Fantasy X is often spoken of in the same breath as the phrase, ‘the best game of all time.’ Released in 2001, it was the first Final Fantasy title to receive a sequel, and both games have since been remastered for new audiences in the Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster bundle. Originally released for […]

Read More

The best part about One Piece: World Seeker is all the yeeting

March 19, 2019

I’m not far into One Piece: World Seeker. It’s a solid game with fun mechanics and a great cast of characters – but I’m having trouble making progress. See, in the game, you play as Monkey D. Luffy, One Piece‘s long-serving protagonist (going on a good 22 years now). He’s got rubber powers, which basically […]

Read More

Games Review: Jump Force marries bad fanfiction with worse graphics

February 16, 2019

Most of us went through a Shonen Jump phase at one point or another in our lives, whether it was inspired by Naruto, Goku, Ichigo or any of the other dozens of characters that have shined in the magazine over the years. Jump Force brings their worlds back to life, leveraging the nostalgia and dedication […]

Read More

God Eater 3: Ranking The Cute Anime Boys of the Ashlands

February 6, 2019

Over the last week, I’ve been playing God Eater 3. It’s a snappy, mayhem-filled romp where you take down titanic beasts called Aragami with your team of fellow God Eaters. The game is filled with cool swords, cool guns and cool combat. One might say it just oozes cool. But, I’m not actually here to […]

Read More

Games Review: There are no Fighting Dreamers in Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers (PS4, 2018)

September 7, 2018

Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Strikers feels like a massively missed opportunity for a fun and robust multiplayer Naruto game. Building off the success of the Ninja Storm series, Shinobi Strikers is a weak follow up that rarely capitalises on the unique appeal of the Naruto franchise. Essentially, Shinobi Strikers is a multiplayer fighting game that […]

Read More

Games Review: Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy (Switch, 2018): We Are Fighting Dreamers

May 4, 2018

Growing up, I was completely obsessed by the Naruto anime, to the point where I once went to a birthday party dressed as series antagonist, Sasuke. It was an embarrassing time. In 2018, Naruto and its sequel anime Naruto Shippuden have long since ended, with the once rambunctious and wild-spirited Naruto all grown up. Having […]

Read More

Games Review: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom: Higgledy-Piggledy

March 21, 2018

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a phenomenally gorgeous game, playing host to some of the liveliest and most beautiful environments I’ve ever had the pleasure of traveling through. From a town controlled by the power of luck to dream lands filled with terrifying monsters, Ni No Kuni II takes you on an eye-opening […]

Read More

The Witcher‘s Geralt of Rivia joins Soul Calibur VI

March 15, 2018

Geralt. G-Man. My dude. My gravelly-voiced brother. You have come home to me at last. Please hold still while I hit you with an anime sword.

Read More

Our First Steps Into A World of Guns With Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet (PS4, 2018)

February 26, 2018

“Anyone who loves guns can’t be all that bad,” one NPC proclaimed to me in the opening hour of my journey into Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet. The comment understandably took me by surprise, as going into the game, I had very little idea of what to expect. As it turns out, what I should […]

Read More

New Onrush is all about crashes, sick flips and rocket bikes

February 21, 2018

Onrush is looking like one of the year’s most entertaining arcade racers. The new trailer spots everything you could possibly want in a destruction derby style racer — crashes, explosions, crazy stunts and people on rocket powered motorbikes.

Read More

Games Preview: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom: Cute as a Button and Twice as Shiny

February 20, 2018

It’s not often that a game leaves me open mouthed in awe at its beauty — games like Horizon Zero Dawn and The Witcher III have elicited a smaller, less impressive inhale, but Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom absolutely took my breath away. The anime style of the game is simply phenomenal, and travelling […]

Read More

Games Preview: Soul Calibur VI Will Make A Man Out of You

February 19, 2018

The Soul Calibur series makes its long awaited return in 2018, after a six-year layoff. Soul Calibur V featured brilliant gameplay, and an all-star cast, and included fan favourite Assassin’s Creed character Ezio Auditore – joining a long line of guest appearances from the likes of Heihachi Mishima, Darth Vader, Spawn, Link and Kratos. Known […]

Read More

Games Review: Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth: Hacker’s Memories (PS4, 2018): System Upgrade Incomplete

January 26, 2018

Good news for fans of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — if you liked the original, then you’ll love Hacker’s Memories. Bad news of fans of Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth — you’ve seen this all before.

Read More

Games Review: .hack//G.U. The Last Recode (PS4, 2017): System Upgrade Complete

November 20, 2017

Before I begin my review, I’d like to discuss a bit of my history with the .hack franchise. When I first discovered manga, the first volume that I ever read was .hack//G.U.+, an adaptation of the original .hack//G.U. video game trilogy. As a young and impressionable child, the series blew my mind, and when I […]

Read More

Video Games Review: Get Even (PS4, 2017) delves into the mind with an engaging and innovative premise

June 22, 2017

Get Even is an interesting experience with an interesting premise. Based on a psychological mystery, Get Even takes players on a journey that intrigued me for the majority, if leaving me a feeling little underwhelmed. Get Even puts players in the shoes of Mr. Black, a man with amnesia who has vivid memories of specific […]

Read More

Dark Souls III PVP video showcases battle in upcoming Ashes of Ariandel DLC

October 14, 2016

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released a new PVP video in the lead up to Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel, the first downloadable DLC that drops later this month. The video shows gameplay of fierce battle in the player-versus-player dedicated arena. Ashes of Ariandel is the first of two planned downloadable add-ons for Dark Souls […]

Read More

Gamescom 2016: New characters and story details have been revealed for Tekken 7

August 18, 2016

Fan favourite Lee Chaolan, and his alter ego, Violet, will be returning for the latest King of the Iron Fist Tournament, it was revealed at Gamescom.  Lees appearance in Tekken 7 plays into the storyline of the game through his adoption by Heihachi Mishima, who was raised to be a rival to his son Kazuya. In some new screenshots, a […]

Read More

Madman presents their Anime Festival 2016 in Melbourne!

March 24, 2016

This year, Madman will showcase their Madman Anime Festival for two days, celebrating anime and Japanese Culture at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The festival has been organised by Madman Entertainment and AnimeLab. The festival will be held on September 3rd and 4th and will presenting all sorts of activities and presentations in hand. […]

Read More