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Why Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Is A Game Made Of Memories

Let me tell you a story. There once was a girl name Hiko. She was the first child born under her family’s curse. Her father was, well, me. Her mother was a low level fire goddess. In her first few months of life, I trained her to use my own weapon: a naginata.


Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Is A Throwback To Classic JRPGs

Tied together by a beautiful Japanese watercolor art style, Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines mixes RPG dungeon crawling and multi-generational breeding to create a gaming experience that will have classic JRPG fans giddy with joy.


Watch Us Play Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines

Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is a turn-based JRPG with an amazing-looking traditional Japanese art style. But that begs the question, does it play as good as it looks?


People Want To Know Why Sony Forgot About The Vita

You’d be forgiven for thinking, if you watched today’s Sony Gamescom conference, that Sony has already given up on the PlayStation Vita. Sony’s 80-minute presser was all PS4, without much mention of its underappreciated handheld. In fact, the Vita even lost an exclusive — Tearaway — giving gamers one less reason to buy an expensive new portable system.


One Of The Vita's Best Games Is Coming To PS4

Tearaway, the unsung hero of the PlayStation Vita, is finally making its way to the PlayStation 4, Sony just revealed during its Gamescom press conference. Given how weird some of the Vita-specific features in Media Molecule’s game are, however, the studio was hesitant to call it a “port” or “HD remake.”


Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd Will Arrive On November 21

Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F 2nd will arrive in North America on November 18, with the rest of the world joining the party November 21. Owners of the first game on PlayStation 3 or Vita will gain access to the extra character pack for free.


Playing In A World Of Japanese Watercolours

Back at the Tokyo Game Show last year, I got some hands-on time with Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines. At that time, I said it was the prettiest game I saw at the show. And now, as I play through the full version, I find myself loving the art style more and more.


Road Not Taken: The Kotaku Review

Yes, it’s named after the Robert Frost poem. No, it’s not clear why. The lovely new game from development studio Spry Fox is full of mysteries, most of them with gameplay consequences.


Metrico: The Kotaku Review

Metricois a frustrating game. That’s mostly meant as a compliment. This is a puzzle game, after all. You’re supposed to pull your hair and swear once in a while.


This JRPG's Facial Recognition System Could Be Better

Much like the Miis on the Nintendo 3DS, the new JRPG Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines allows you to create a character by taking a picture of yourself with the Vita’s camera. Of course, why limit it to being based on your face when there are so many pictures of famous people out there?