Persona Q2 Is A Worthy Send Off For 3DS

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Persona Q2 Is A Worthy Send Off For 3DS

Watching Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth get its official announcement this past week has been interesting. I’ve seen so many different reactions, both positive and negative. The whole situation got me thinking about the importance of handhelds, like the 3DS, for the niche RPG market and how the lower development costs allow studios to still take chances like these. When games launch late in a console’s lifecycle, it’s always risky, as the userbase has mostly moved on from the system, but the diehard fans will come back for their favorite series. Personally, I don’t mind taking out my system and having one last joyride with it, especially if that’s the only way I’ll ever be able to experience a game.

I think back to my disappointment when many games during the end of the PSP’s lifecycle didn’t come our way, such as Valkyria Chronicles III and the Suikoden side story Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, and how glad I would have been to play them in English. Atlus isn’t leaving fans high and dry with Persona Q2, and although the lack of an English dub is sure to bother some, it’s really not that bad when faced with the alternative of it never reaching our shores. 

Persona Q2 Is A Worthy Send Off For 3DS

about X hours ago from
Persona Q2 Is A Worthy Send Off For 3DS

Watching Persona Q2: New Cinema Labyrinth get its official announcement this past week has been interesting. I’ve seen so many different reactions, both positive and negative. The whole situation got me thinking about the importance of handhelds, like the 3DS, for the niche RPG market and how the lower development costs allow studios to still take chances like these. When games launch late in a console’s lifecycle, it’s always risky, as the userbase has mostly moved on from the system, but the diehard fans will come back for their favorite series. Personally, I don’t mind taking out my system and having one last joyride with it, especially if that’s the only way I’ll ever be able to experience a game.

I think back to my disappointment when many games during the end of the PSP’s lifecycle didn’t come our way, such as Valkyria Chronicles III and the Suikoden side story Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki, and how glad I would have been to play them in English. Atlus isn’t leaving fans high and dry with Persona Q2, and although the lack of an English dub is sure to bother some, it’s really not that bad when faced with the alternative of it never reaching our shores. 

Replay – Legend of Mana

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Replay – Legend of Mana

Legend of Mana arrived in 2000, with a lot to live up to for North American fans of the Mana series, following up the Secret of Mana SNES title. While not everyone loved the "drop and play" map where you assemble towns and dungeons to encounter and the lack of a real story, the title's art, music, and adherence to many of the same systems from Secret of Mana charmed plenty of RPG fans on the PlayStation.

While the Mana series has been relegated to limbo for ages, we'd love to see the unique mix of charm, action-RPG combat, and multiplayer options come back for another round in the modern era. Stick around for another unique RPG entry in the second segment and let us know what you think of the games in the comments!

Replay – Legend of Mana

about X hours ago from
Replay – Legend of Mana

Legend of Mana arrived in 2000, with a lot to live up to for North American fans of the Mana series, following up the Secret of Mana SNES title. While not everyone loved the "drop and play" map where you assemble towns and dungeons to encounter and the lack of a real story, the title's art, music, and adherence to many of the same systems from Secret of Mana charmed plenty of RPG fans on the PlayStation.

While the Mana series has been relegated to limbo for ages, we'd love to see the unique mix of charm, action-RPG combat, and multiplayer options come back for another round in the modern era. Stick around for another unique RPG entry in the second segment and let us know what you think of the games in the comments!

Five Miniature Games To Get You Into The Hobby

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Five Miniature Games To Get You Into The Hobby

In the cross-section of the tabletop gaming world, miniature gaming has traditionally been especially challenging to embrace as a newcomer. The tactical rules seem daunting, the player base can seem set in its ways and opinions, the price factor of collecting is daunting, and painting minis is really an entire hobby all on its own. Even with those factors, miniature games of all sorts have continued to thrive, simply because it’s so darn fun to lay all those little figures out on a table and dive into a big battle.

Most of the above concerns are very real, and I wouldn’t argue with a potential player that there are some barriers for getting into the joy of miniature gaming. With that said, several recent games have made major strides in easing the onboarding process for new players, with clearly written and conceived rulesets, pre-built (or even pre-painted) minis, and smartly structured starter packs to get you into games quickly.

Whether you’ve always wanted to dive into a great miniature game but never knew where to start, or you’re an experienced veteran of many tabletop wars, here are some great recent miniature games that respect your time and provide a solid ramp-up into play.

Five Miniature Games To Get You Into The Hobby

about X hours ago from
Five Miniature Games To Get You Into The Hobby

In the cross-section of the tabletop gaming world, miniature gaming has traditionally been especially challenging to embrace as a newcomer. The tactical rules seem daunting, the player base can seem set in its ways and opinions, the price factor of collecting is daunting, and painting minis is really an entire hobby all on its own. Even with those factors, miniature games of all sorts have continued to thrive, simply because it’s so darn fun to lay all those little figures out on a table and dive into a big battle.

Most of the above concerns are very real, and I wouldn’t argue with a potential player that there are some barriers for getting into the joy of miniature gaming. With that said, several recent games have made major strides in easing the onboarding process for new players, with clearly written and conceived rulesets, pre-built (or even pre-painted) minis, and smartly structured starter packs to get you into games quickly.

Whether you’ve always wanted to dive into a great miniature game but never knew where to start, or you’re an experienced veteran of many tabletop wars, here are some great recent miniature games that respect your time and provide a solid ramp-up into play.

How To Get Rich Quick In Farm Together

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How To Get Rich Quick In Farm Together

We here at Game Infarmer are obsessed with Farm Together. Our Call of Duty and Overwatch clans have taken breaks from matches to grow crops and build sprawling fields. It's our current go-to game when we just need to relax.

The beautiful thing about Farm Together is you always make progress. Every dollar you spend brings more back. While you can't fail, farm growth can go slowly if you don't know how to bring in the big bucks. Below is a selection of tips that will get you moving in the right direction. Within a matter of hours, you should be swimming in cash, diamonds, ribbons, and more.

Enter the pause menu and select the quest log to tackle as many requests as you can for people. You'll earn plenty of ribbons and experience points if you stay on top of quests.

How To Get Rich Quick In Farm Together

about X hours ago from
How To Get Rich Quick In Farm Together

We here at Game Infarmer are obsessed with Farm Together. Our Call of Duty and Overwatch clans have taken breaks from matches to grow crops and build sprawling fields. It's our current go-to game when we just need to relax.

The beautiful thing about Farm Together is you always make progress. Every dollar you spend brings more back. While you can't fail, farm growth can go slowly if you don't know how to bring in the big bucks. Below is a selection of tips that will get you moving in the right direction. Within a matter of hours, you should be swimming in cash, diamonds, ribbons, and more.

Enter the pause menu and select the quest log to tackle as many requests as you can for people. You'll earn plenty of ribbons and experience points if you stay on top of quests.

The Best Squad Builds In Apex Legends

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The Best Squad Builds In Apex Legends

Apex Legends’ combination of character-driven shooter and battle royale has players scrambling to find the best combinations in their squads to become champion. You’re probably here because you’re one of those people. Have no worries, friends. Several of us at the Game Informer office have lucked earned our way to victory with smooth tactics and tips that will help you do the same. It’s true that a lot of succeeding in Apex Legends comes down to whose aim is truer or who’s craftier in the moment, but proper character builds can do wonders and even turn the game around.

Here are a number of our favorite builds that might just help you become a champion.

Build: Bloodhound, Caustic, Mirage

The Best Squad Builds In Apex Legends

about X hours ago from
The Best Squad Builds In Apex Legends

Apex Legends’ combination of character-driven shooter and battle royale has players scrambling to find the best combinations in their squads to become champion. You’re probably here because you’re one of those people. Have no worries, friends. Several of us at the Game Informer office have lucked earned our way to victory with smooth tactics and tips that will help you do the same. It’s true that a lot of succeeding in Apex Legends comes down to who’s aim is truer or who’s craftier in the moment, but proper character builds can do wonders and even turn the game around.

Here are a number of our favorite builds that might just help you become a champion.

Build: Bloodhound, Caustic, Mirage