Unlucky Hero: Brains over Brawn (But Powerful Magic Helps)

This game features a very interesting, and as far as I know unusual in Kemco games, battle system.  In addition, a major theme in the story tends to support the special features of this battle system.  Before discussing the battle system, I’ll give brief notes on the pros and cons of the game. The good:… Read more…

Covenant of Solitude: Leave it Alone in its Cave

I’ve played to completion, including post game, more than 20 Kemco RPGs. Where does Covenant rank? If there are about 40 Kemco English games, Solitude ranks around 45. Yes, unpublished games, vapor ware, or not playing anything is better than wasting your time on Covenant. PROS: you will miss nothing if you don’t complete the… Read more…

Valkyria Soul: Odd, Repetitive, and Short

Who caused Ragnarok, the destruction of Valhalla and its gods? What did the Valkyrie and the rest of Valhalla really think of Odin? Was Loki framed? Is there a traitor in the ranks of the Valkyrie? Valkyria Soul spins its own tale of Nordic mythology as it probes these questions and others. You control the… Read more…

Friendly Foes, Faux Friends, and Mortal Immortals

Silver Nornir: The Trial of Azatoth –broadcast LIVE We are proud to present a LIVE broadcast of the Trial of the boss monster Azatoth. It is charged with trying to destroy the world. Prosecutor: You destroyed the world twice, and are accused of attempting to destroy it again in this, the 3rd age. How do… Read more…

Cross Hearts Arcadia: Interesting Ingredients, but Half-Baked

I find it hard to convey the flavor of this game: the mixture of features has some sweet, some bitter, but the final taste seems somehow flat. I will list some of the positive and negative features, and then describe them in detail. I’ll focus on play, but note that the story, while not unusual,… Read more…

Soul of Deva: Good Battles for Solid Gaming

I played this game 3 years ago, and recently played it all the way through again. For some reason I found it tougher this time around (I’m older and slower), but I enjoyed it both times. Although the story isn’t anything special, and the characters rather stock, the main hero, Shin, is unusual: a half… Read more…

Fanatic Earth: Words, Words, Words

Words, Words, Words Fanatic Earth has one entertaining feature, but it isn’t graphic or game play.  The dialog in this rpg is full of humorous insults and put-downs.  The speech, translated by Kemco’s John Sears (who does many of their games), doesn’t feel like a translation.  It is more like he takes something that perhaps… Read more…

Legend of Ixtona: Choices Matter

Legend of Ixtona: Choices Matter! This is a mini-review of Legend of Ixtona in which my primary focus will be on the tactics and choices presented to the player.  Ixtona is a grid based tactical RPG.  There are no dungeons and no random battles, but instead individual arena-like battles against hordes of enemies.  You begin… Read more…

Good addition to the Asdivine universe

Asdivine Cross is the fourth Asdivine game to be released in the U.S. Fans of Asdivine Dios and Asdivine Menace will quickly be at home with the overall gameplay, though the plot hearkens back to Asdivine Hearts, with the Light and Shadow Deities playing a central role in the story. However, Cross is marketed as… Read more…

Awesome 3D battles system + wonderful story

Just like Revenant Dogma and Glorious Savior, this game has an awesome 3D battle system. The uniqueness from this game is its storyline about a strong friendship, The main character(Albert) always gained support by his companions (Bruno,Esther and Julia) till the end. At first they have conflict and confront each other. But in the End,… Read more…