XSEED and Edelweiss‘ Sakuna: Of Rice and Ruin cleverly brings together two genres. There’s the action sidescrolling/exploration portion reminiscent of a Vanillaware game (Odin’s Sphere, Muramasa) in combination with gardening/life-simulation elements similar to in popular series like Harvest Moon and Story of Seasons. Thankfully, Sakuna mostly succeeds at blending these two […]

In America, retail stores have been on the decline for some time, with many of the old standbys getting squeezed out by online retailers. And one piece of the classic American landscape that’s on the way out is the shopping mall. Once the hub of most suburban communities, today, many […]