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Danganronpa fans outside of Japan have patiently waited for the newest installment to make its way to the West for several months. Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony released all the way back in January in Japanese markets, and it wasn't until a few weeks ago on September 26th that we had our hands on an official English translation of the title.

The new title promised a few key features in its trailers: a separate story from the first trilogy, a female protagonist, and a story that centered on truth and lies rather than the usual hope and despair themes. This theming is very important in Danganronpa V3, and Spike Chunsoft expertly set this up in the very first chapter of the game.

I will warn you this article includes many spoilers for Chapter 1 of the game. I will not spoil anything past the end of this chapter, but I implore you to please play up to this point in Killing Harmony before you read this. If you've already played it, you should be fine. However, be wary of comments that may spoil other parts of the game as well.

Brotad is one of many music composers who has used his interest in gaming as a source of creative inspiration. This young man from Ohio has carved out a niche for himself despite the competition. With the recent release of his Animal Crossing-inspired album Solace, he has collected some of the coolest and calmest songs from the franchise and added his signature twist to them. With his style added to the artistry of everyone from fictional guitar-playing dog K.K. Slider to Animal Crossing: New Leaf composer Manaka Kataoka, this series' music becomes even smoother.

Make the jump to read our interview with Brotad about his new album!

Star Fox 2 is not fun at first. That most likely would have been the case for most players in 1996 as much as it is now in 2017. Belated release on the SNES Classic aside, however, this sci-fi sequel is still a worthy follow-up to the original Star Fox and is a lot of fun once you learn the quirks of the game.

Barrel roll into the full review to learn if Star Fox 2 makes the SNES Classic Edition even better!

With long waits come high expectations, and both of those phrases could be used to describe Nintendo's sci-fi franchises in the 2010s. Star Fox Zero received some mixed opinions when it released on the Wii U last year. The F-Zero series is still awaiting its long-overdue sequel. That leaves Metroid, the fan demand for which has at least been partly satiated with the announcement of Metroid Prime 4 on Nintendo Switch and the release of Metroid: Samus Returns for the Nintendo 3DS. Thankfully, the latter is an amazing game and perhaps one of the best on Nintendo's current handheld-exclusive system. As far as returns to form play out, they do not get much better than this.

Space jump and screw attack into the full review for our full thoughts on Samus Returns!

It seems like forever since development on Studio MDHR's Cuphead started. In actuality, it's only been about seven years, but given all of the delays the game has been through, it's not hard to see why it feels like an eternity. But alas, the big day is finally here. So come with me on a journey through the world of 1930s animation as we make a deal with the devil in Cuphead.

Head inside to read our full review!

Pokkén Tournament DX is the latest in Nintendo Switch's fast-growing library of games, upgrading the Wii U's Pokkén Tournament with extra modes and five new Pokémon fighters. Head inside to read our review.

During E3, our team stumbled across HIDEit Mounts, a company that essentially takes your consoles off of your tables and shelves and put them on the wall. Basically, they're selling wall mounts for consoles and controllers, which when put into writing sounds like a pretty common-sense idea, but it wasn't something we had ever encountered. The sales pitch was—as expected from a marketer attending E3—really solid: put your gaming hardware on the wall. It'll make less clutter with the wires, decrease the chance of misplacing controllers, and it'll look sexy in the process.

We decided to review the Nintendo Switch and controller mounts. Read the full review to find out how these wall mounts...hold up! *snicker*

When Dontnod Entertainment released Life is Strange in 2015, it had a surefire hit on its hands. By combining the choose-your-own adventure style made popular by Telltale Games and a dark, compelling story, Life is Strange still holds the top spot on my list of games that made me cry. Though Dontnod is currently at work on a sequel, developer Deck Nine is working on taking the franchise to the past with Life is Strange: Before the Storm.

Does Deck Nine provide a worthwhile experience in the first episode of Before the Storm? Check out our review to find out!

No other video game series has touched my soul or inspired me more than The Legend of Zelda has. For both myself and many others I'm sure, this is the case. In terms of Zelda games that really are the full package combining innovative gameplay, lovely fantasy art styles, and powerful musical scores with impactful storytelling, the 3D entries come to mind. For many, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild may be the new gold standard in those departments. But for me, The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword still reigns supreme in all categories.

I'm willing to bet that's not going to be a popular opinion for a lot of people. So whether you are curious to see what my reasoning is or would rather comment about what an idiot I must be, jump into the full article and do whatever you please. By the grace of Hylia, I just ask you hear me—and this rare perspective—out.

The Uncharted franchise is known for being one of the most consistent high-quality series in video games. Four installments featuring Nathan Drake—the Indiana Jones of video games and then some—have toured gamers through a fictional version of our world filled to the brim with lost civilizations to find, armies of terrorists to fight, and a wonderful mixture of satisfying gameplay and story beats to experience.

With Uncharted: The Lost Legacy having been upgraded from the campaign DLC of Uncharted 4: A Thief's End to a standalone, budget title, does it bring all the fun and catharsis gamers have come to expect from Naughty Dog's renowned action series? Head inside the full review to find out!

When Super Mario Maker released in September of 2015 for the Wii U, it launched with a sense of community-driven excitement as well. I don't mean the kind of frothing-at-the-mouth hype something like Super Smash Bros. generates, but rather, Super Mario Maker teased platformer fans with the promise that players would be able to create and share their own Mario levels. Of course, that means people would get to play those levels as well. And it was around that time that one man with a following on YouTube decided to play Mario Maker levels every weekday at 6:00 AM EST from thereon out.

Five hundred levels and counting later, the rest really is history. Make the jump to learn the full story about how, for many, the Mario Maker community is still as strong as it was two years ago.

Invading dragons have razed the Earth, human civilization has collapsed, and survivors have taken to living out the remainder of their days in capsules in outer space. This is the bleak scenario painted by Cleaversoft for their upcoming, procedurally-generated runner game EarthNight, where you take on the role of either 14-year-old high schooler Sydney or freelance photographer Stanley to scavenge for resources, collect power-ups, and slay dragons.

Read on after the jump for my first impressions!

Though I didn't get my start until Mega Man 9, the classic Mega Man games hold a special place in my heart. Their challenging gameplay, killer soundtracks, and retro graphics keep me coming back for more all the time. While I've spent a significant amount of time with the first six games (especially Mega Man 2), I never had the opportunity to play Mega Man 7 and Mega Man 8. Thankfully, earlier this month, Capcom released Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, allowing me to complete my goal of finishing all of the classic Mega Man games—well, almost.

Is the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 worth your time and money? Head inside to check out our review!

Game companies, like many other businesses, don't like it when people try to lay claim to their ideas and products. They don't see value in allowing other people to offer their products for free through emulation, they aren't the biggest fans of cheap knockoff versions of their intellectual property, and they certainly have no desire to be one-upped by their own fans. As you've heard before in cynical comment sections and YouTube videos alike, these corporations are not your friends. You have no connection with these people and they are only after your money. If you make a fan project and they don't want it to exist, there's nothing stopping them from shutting that shit down. It's their IP to create and use. Not yours. This is the approach Nintendo has taken when it comes to anything that fans have created around their IP.

But this isn't the only way, as Sega has proven by doing things differently. When fan projects popped up around the Sonic franchise, rather than shutting those people down, Sega chose to hire those people and on-board them for their talent and passion for the franchise. With Sonic Mania, Sega hired a small army of passionate fans, and those very fans' efforts created the most widely acclaimed Sonic game in nearly a decade. No threats, no cease and desist letters, just results and progress. So why does Sega do what Nintendon't when it comes to fan support?

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The idea of a new classic Sonic the Hedgehog title was but a lofty and impossible dream. I grew up playing and enjoying Sonic game after game ever since I first got into the franchise proper with Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, but I kept coming back to Sonic Mega Collection in particular. As I played and replayed Sonic 3 & Knuckles ad nauseum over the years, I made peace with the fact that the classic chapter of the Blue Blur was over, as much as I wished to see a brand new retro entry someday...

Read on inside for the complete review!