Benny Carrillo

Benny Carrillo
A gamer since the days of the NES and SNES and a reporter since 2015. This hat-wearing otaku loves niche Japanese games, but has a soft spot for visual novels, Super Robot Wars, Mega Man, yuri, and Nepgear. Benny has covered E3 and Anime Expo since 2015 and served as Operation Rainfall’s Visual Novel Manager. Now, this seasoned reporter spends his days trying to clear his epic backlog in between writing analytical articles and reviews.
Eiyu Senki Gold | Featured

Eiyu*Senki Gold – A New Conquest Review (PC / 18+)

 Eiyu*Senki Gold: A tale of Strategy, Gender-flipped World Leaders, and Romance!   In 2015, Fruitbat Factory localized and released Eiyu Senki – The World Conquest on the PS3. For many, including myself, this was a delightful surprise. While I hadn’t heard of the game until its Western release, I…
Eiyu Senki Gold | Featured

(18+) Eiyu*Senki Gold Launches Tomorrow

It’s time to conquer the world once again with Eiyu*Senki Gold – A New Conquest! Visual Novel and Eroge publisher JAST USA announced today that the 18+ edition of Eiyu*Senki Gold – A New Conquest will launch tomorrow on the JAST USA Store. If both Eiyu*Senki and JAST USA…

INTERVIEW: Bokuten ~ How I Became an Angel’s Removal and Return to Steam

The recent events regarding Bokuten ~ Why I Became an Angel’s removal, and then reinstatement to the Steam storefront has probably left you as confused as many of us. Thankfully, MangaGamer is willing to shed some light on this strange saga.   For fans of visual novels, the events…
Sakura Wars Part 5 - Featured Image

Sakura Wars: Into a Sakura Colored Future?

After a week of introspection, comparison, and explanation, it’s time to ask the all-important question. Does this soft-reboot of the Sakura Wars franchise seem like a perfect romance? Or could this be a sorrowful parting of ways?   Hey, Poor Players! Welcome to the finale of our week-long coverage…
Sakura Wars | Shin Combat 3

Sakura Wars: Warriors who Bear ARMS to Protect the People

Protecting one’s family and friends is what heroes do! But, how exactly do the protagonists of Sakura Wars handle their foes? Why with ARMS, of course! Hey, Poor Players! Welcome once again to our continuing coverage of Sakura Wars for the PlayStation 4! Yesterday we touched up the choice-driven…
Sakura Wars | LIPS in Shin 2

Sakura Wars: The Interactive and Immersive LIPS

Interactivity is the core of any game. So, what does the fabled Sakura Wars franchise use to drive this core concept? Why, LIPS, of course!   Hey, Poor Players! Welcome to another day of Sakura Wars coverage! While yesterday we touched upon what makes Sakura Wars unique, today we’re…

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