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Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale review

The amount of challenge or friction presented by Friday Monsters' brief, madcap campaign is negligible; its eponymous, battling kaiju aren't playable characters. The real heroes of the story — a group of kids living in the sleepy Tokyo suburb Fuji no Hana — are small compared to those monsters. Their adventures focus on schoolyard games and gossip, not on battles of intergalactic importance. But Friday Monsters' infantility is rewarding in a way that giant robot combat rarely is. The game's elementary school sensibilities invite you to be imaginative in a world already full of imagination. I didn't just play as a kid; I felt like one too. It's transportive and nostalgic to a degree typically reserved for viewings of The Sandlot and readings of old Calvin and Hobbes strips. Attack of...

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Three Level-5 games from Guild02 Collection coming to North American 3DS eShop

Three games co-developed by Level-5 and top Japanese developers from the studio's Guild02 Collection will be available later this year in the Nintendo 3DS eShop, Nintendo's Bill Trinen announced today during a Nintendo Direct presentation. The Starship Damrey, from visual novel veterans Takemaru Abiko and Kazuya Asano, drops players into an eerie adventure with no tutorial or explanation, leaving them to discover the world's secrets on their own. In Bugs vs. Tanks, by Comcept's Keiji Inafune, players take World War II-era tanks that have been shrunk down to the size of insects and attempt to destroy the bugs. And Attack of the Friday Monsters: A Tokyo Tale (image above), from Kaz Ayabe of Millennium Kitchen, concerns a young boy in a world where the giant monsters and robots of '70s...

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