Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky


Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the most recent RPG release in the extended Atelier series. It is a stand-alone game, so if you’ve never played any of the previous ones, you could definitely start here.


The main characters in the story are Escha Malier and Logix (Logy) Fiscario, government employees in the small town of Colseit. The game-play is based around the idea of governance of time: the year is split into quarters, and each “season” has its own story quest, and side tasks that help develop the story. The quests are your main priority, and after those are completed, the story furthers into more detail including exploring and adventure, crafting/upgrading items, battling monsters, and checking off side tasks.


The game offers different endings and slight variations throughout the game when you play as either Escha or Logy. According to Griffin Vacheron of We Got This Covered, the “combat falls a bit flat compared to crafting, and it’s not always clear exactly what to do next, but luckily, the enjoyable and rewarding nature of exploration largely offsets such complaints.”

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Attention All Gamers! Wal-Mart Has a New Trade-In Program

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The word on the (stockmarket) street is that Wal-Mart is currently out to run GameStop out of business. The new trade-in program they are initiating will take a big bite out of GameStop’s major business play. Already, GameStop’s shares are approximately 6% down in trading.

Wal-Mart announced the official start of the program will be March 26, and every PlayStation, Xbox, or any other pre-owned video game trade-in will be exchanged for gift cards which can be used at any Wal-Mart or Sam’s Club purchase (online or in stores). It is currently only said to be participating in stores across the U.S., but will be become available to Canadians soon.

Wal-Mart just celebrated their 20 years in Canada. The first one opened March 17, 1994.

For more information, visit: www.forbes.com


A New Familiar Final Fantasy

Final Fantasy Dimensions will be out this summer on iOS and Android. So get ready for the familiar feel of the good ol’ classic aesthetic and gameplay.

Designer Takashi Tokita takes us back to the 16-bit aesthetic. It looks a lot like Final Fantasy V.

Because it’s a bit of new and old, you can expect the best from the past games but also some fresh greatness.Final Fantasy Dimensionsis about two warrior groups: light and dark. The game also includes a job system, with all basic jobs: Knight, Black Mage, White Mage, Thief, Monk, Summoner, and Red Mage.

It was already released in Japan two years ago.

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Super Mario Summary

If you’re a fan of the Super Mario games for N64, then this might spark an interest for you!

Super Mario Summary was created by designer, Johan Pietz, as an entry to the 23rd Ludum Dare 48-hour game development challenge. He attempted to recreate the level in the original Super Mario game but summarized to a single screen.

Of course, all the basics such as goombas still remain the same – don’t get caught by one! And catch the flag at the top of the pole at the end of each level for a higher score.

Using timing, reflexes, and logic, the amount of excitement and joy you get out of playing this puzzle platformer is endless.


Musical Final Fantasy Coming To A Store Near You

Square Enix made the exciting announcement last Thursday.

Theatrhythm (pronounces theater rhythm) Final Fantasy is making its way to North American shelves this summer. Hurray, so for all you Nintendo 3DS owners, it is the first musical game that the world-famous Square Enix franchise is putting out.

Over 70 songs will re-immerse in this 25th anniversary game, including main themes, battle themes, and field themes. They can be found here: http://finalfantasy.wikia.com/wiki/Theatrhythm_Final_Fantasy#Music

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With the rhythmic tap of the stylus, players jump into the Final Fantasy world once again… this time the musical side – trying to keep the beat, unlock hidden characters, and achieve the highest ranks.