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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AX 2019: River City Girls Hands-on

The Kunio-kun franchise returns! Except for this time, it’s up to Kyoko and Misako to rescue Kunio and Riki. Time to go hands-on with WayForward and Arc System Works’ River City Girls. The River City or Kunio-kun franchise is one that’s dear to many who grew up with an…
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Utawarerumono ZAN Hands-On

What happens when you give the developers of SENRAN KAGURA a chance to play with the characters from one of AQUAPLUS’ most beloved visual novels? You get the frantic four-player action of Utawarerumono ZAN, that’s what! It’s not every day that a classic visual novel sees new life. However, Utawarerumono is…
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Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers Hands-On

When time freezes at the dawn of the new millennium, it’s up to Sherry, Pegreo, and their robot buddy Isaac to set things right. But will their journey be an easy or enjoyable one? Time to find out as we go hands-on with Destiny Connect: Tick-Tock Travelers   Destiny Connect:…
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AX 2019: Trails of Cold Steel III Hands-on

One of the most-watched and anticipated JRPGs of the year was at Anime Expo? So, what’s the current status of Trails of Cold Steel III? Benny delves into the demo to find out. Trails of Cold Steel III. Just the name alone brings thoughts and feelings to the surface…
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AX 2019: Fuga: Melodies of Steel Hands-on

War is a brutal thing. So, what happens when a group of children decides to set out to rescue their parents from an invading Empire? Let’s take a look at CyberConnect2’s Fuga: Melodies of Steel to find out. One of the best parts of attending a convention like Anime…
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AX 2019: Dungreed Hands-on

Roguelikes Have Been Seeing Something of a Renaissance over the Last Few Years. So, What Sets Team Horay’s Dungreed Apart from the Others? Well, the Dungeon Eats You for One Thing. Roguelikes are not a go-to genre for me. The notion of having to relearn the layout of an…

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