#1 Quick Fix: Supercharged Robot VULKAISER

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It’s been a while since I’ve had anything to cover on #1 Quick Fix. This time, I’ll be discussing Supercharged Robot VULKAISER, a side-scrolling shmup by ASTRO PORT, the developers behind games like ARMED SEVEN and GIGANTIC ARMY. Continue reading

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#1 Quick Fix: Elminage Gothic

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I knew going into this one that I’d be out of my element, but I never expected to be as defeated as I was. On today’s #1 Quick Fix, I’ll be talking about Elminage Gothic. You may have no idea what that game is, and you wouldn’t be alone there – I pay attention to niche games and had never heard of Elminage. Some quick research, however, shows that it’s a small series or first-person dungeon crawlers, and this is its fourth entry. This particular entry was on PSP and 3DS in Japan, and Ghostlight has released a Windows port with higher-resolution artwork and in English as of Thursday. Despite going with a higher-resolution, though, I will note that not all artwork is HD – a lot of the backgrounds in town are blurry on my 900p screen.

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#1 Quick Fix: Agarest Zero

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It’s been a while, but it’s time for #1 Quick Fix! Today, I cover a game whose title differs by region and platform. If you’re in North America and are playing on any platform other than PC, the game is titled Record of Agarest War Zero. If you’re playing on PC or in Europe, it’s titled Agarest: Generations of War Zero. If you’re in Japan, it’s simply Agarest Senki ZERO (literally “Agarest War Zero”)… unless you’re playing the 360 version, which is an enhanced port in Japan named Agarest Senki ZERO: Dawn of War. I’ll just refer to it as Agarest Zero for convenience. Continue reading

#1 Quick Fix: ARMED SEVEN

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Sure has been a while since I actually put up much in the way of worthwhile content, but Nyu Media has snapped me out of my little rut with a review copy of ARMED SEVEN, the first of their latest slate of games.

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Like all other Nyu Media titles, ARMED SEVEN is a localized Japanese indie title. This time, the developer is ASTRO PORT. They list the genre as “2D Mecha Shooting” in their press release, but I’d more accurately call it a side-scrolling shmup, albeit a much more forgiving one. Curious? Read on!

#1 Quick Fix: Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4

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It’s time for another #1 Quick Fix! This time, I’m covering my first impressions of Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness 4, evidently the fourth and final part of the Penny Arcade’s On The Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness series. Zeboyd Games, the developers of Breath of Death VII: The Beginning (note: Breath of Death 1-6 don’t exist), Cthulhu Saves the World and the third part of Precipice of Darkness, developed it.

While I have not played any of the previous Precipice games, I’ve played a bit of both Cthulhu Saves the World and Breath of Death, and the gameplay style for Precipice 4 is very similar while simultaneously being rather different in a way that makes it a lot more fun. How so? Keep reading!

#1 Quick Fix: The Tale of ALLTYNEX

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted a #1 Quick Fix, huh? This time, I’ll be covering The Tale of ALLTYNEX, a shmup trilogy by the circle known as SITER SKAIN. Nyu Media handled the localization after a successful Kickstarter, and the trilogy is currently available for $7.99 per game or $19.99 for the whole set, having been released at noon today.

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This trilogy is a bit strange, as you may or may now be able to tell by the titles. The three games in the trilogy, in chronological story order, as known as ALLTYNEX Second, RefleX and KAMUI (which is Japanese for “divine menace”). However, a few of the titles available in this release are actually remakes (thus the odd names). ALLTYNEX Second, for instance, is a remake of ALLTYNEX, which was released for a proprietary Japanese PC build known as the FM Towns. The end result of this is that the versions of these games available in the English release were released in Japan in reverse-chronological order, with KAMUI being 15 years old. But age isn’t too much of a negative here.