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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.
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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…
Sakura Wars | Part 2 -The Sakura Wars Method

Sakura Wars: The Sakura Wars Method

Every series has its own methodology for crafting its experiences. So, what exactly is the Sakura Wars method, and how does this newest title tweak the formula?   Hey, Poor Players! And welcome back to our continuing coverage of Sakura Wars for the PlayStation 4! Yesterday we touched upon…
Sakura Wars

Sakura Wars: The Revival of a Romantic Cherry Blossom Legend

It’s the dawn of a new era as a new group of warriors take up the banner of Sakura Wars. But why exactly is this such a big deal? Let’s talk about that.   The Sakura Wars franchise is one that’s very personal to me. Specifically, Sakura Wars: So…
Langrisser I & II Hands-on Featured

Langrisser I & II Hands-on Preview

Benny visits NISA’s offices in Los Angeles to get an early taste of the upcoming remake of Masaya’s classic Mega Drive RPGs, Langrisser 1 & 2. Hey, Poor Players! Today we’ve got something special for you. A hands-on with the first two stages of the Steam version of Langrisser…

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