C’s ware – An Obscure and Forgotten Japanese Visual Novel Developer

*AGE WARNING: This discussion contains links to some NSFW images, so take note if you are under the age of 18 so you can avoid these links.* This is a discussion that I had wanted to do for almost 2 years now, as over the past 4 years, I was building up my collection of …

Why is the Japanese RPG Genre Declining?

The Japanese RPG genre has been in a sticky spot for almost a decade now. The popularity of the genre has been declining as of late, and if people aren’t playing them these days then the genre is bound to disappear down the road. Though Nintendo, Atlus, NIS and MonolithSoft has been doing their best …

The War on Gaming

This is something that I have wanted to write about for a long time now. I’ve wanted to write this since before I started visiting Playeressence and before this site was even created. This is something that I know that I know I’m going to get shit on for endlessly, so if you disagree with …

Is Anime Killing Video Games?

On the first week of September 2019, youtuber ConnorEatsPants posted a video showcasing his highlights during his reaction to the September 4th Nintendo Direct. Throughout the video, he constantly jabs at anime style video games announced in the direct as “weeb sh*t,” which has upset a couple of people from twitter. Connor responded to the …

Tales of Phantasia review

alex9234’s Sunday Review Back with another review, and have decided to review a game from a system that I haven’t covered for a while – the Super Nintendo! Time to review the game that indirectly gave birth to TWO major game franchises – Tales and Star Ocean. Due to internal conflicts between Wolfteam (this game’s …

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