Chris Melchin

Chris has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. He mashes in fighting games, especially the BlazBlue and Under Night In-Birth games. Some of his favourite games include Little Busters, Final Fantasy IX, and Xenoblade Chronicles. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.
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UPPERS Review (PC)

Coming west at long last.   UPPERS is a game I remember hearing a lot about in niche gaming circles a few years ago. Originally released on PS Vita in 2016, it was produced by Senran Kagura creator Kenichiro Takaki, and was originally slated to be remastered for PS4…
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Without a Voice Review (PC)

In a lonely forest, girl meets girl.   I consider myself a fan of the yuri genre. (For the uninitiated, yuri refers to stories centered on lesbian romance.) That being said, it’s not as prolific of a genre as some others, especially when considering stories that have been translated…
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Caffeine: Victoria’s Legacy Review (PC)

What if your rank in society was determined by your ability to be a coffee snob? I don’t drink coffee. I’ve somehow managed to avoid it for my whole life, mostly out of never seeing the need to start, and being too lazy to bother unless I felt it…
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Granblue Fantasy: Versus Review (PS4)

Take the fight into the skies. As a fan of Granblue Fantasy, the announcement of a fighting game based on the series immediately caught my interest, especially considering it’s developed by Arc System Works, being a BlazBlue player as I am. Even if I weren’t interested as soon as…
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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[cl-r] Review (PS4)

Gather under the Night once more. Under Night In-Birth is a fighting game that has seen a meteoric rise in the west over the last couple of years. After starting as an arcade game in Japan in 2012, a revision of the game called Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late (UNIEL)…

Orangeblood Review (PC)

Straight Outta New Koza.   Orangeblood is a game I was primarily drawn into by its visuals. I’m a fan of urban science fiction – cyberpunk is one of my favourite genres – and the game fits the bill, along with its own hip-hop twist. By the developer’s admission,…

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