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Erren Van Duine

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Favorite Games:
  • Final Fantasy XII
  • Persona 4
  • Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors

20 games reviewed
81.3 average score
80 median score
80.0% of games recommended

Erren Van Duine's Reviews

As a self-professed Final Fantasy fan, Erren created Nova Crystallis in 2009 as a place to collect the latest information on her favorite series. As owner and Editor-in-Chief, she also spends her time writing for RPG Site as Senior US Editor.

Apollo Justice: Ace Attorney Trilogy is here for the modern age, and although not perfect, it’s an accessible way to experience the series for years to come.

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Oct 19, 2023

Gargoyles Remastered is a well-polished experience shined up for both new and old fans, while sticking true to its 90s origins.

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8 / 10.0 - Starfield
Aug 31, 2023

Starfield's biggest strength is its complimentary content - sidequests, exploration, and more will gather your attention for hours despite a less-than-compelling narrative.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Baldur's Gate 3
Aug 23, 2023

Baldur's Gate 3 is a masterful experience filled to the brim with player choice, a deep narrative and expansive world building.

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Apr 26, 2023

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor expands on the foundations of its predecessor by crafting a bigger, more fleshed-out, and customizable Jedi experience.

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9 / 10.0 - Mahokenshi
Jan 24, 2023

Mahokenshi challenges both newcomers and seasoned players alike.

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9 / 10.0 - Harvestella
Dec 19, 2022

Harvestella is the secret best game you probably haven't played yet.

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8 / 10.0 - NeverAwake
Sep 27, 2022

NeverAwake is a true shump to its core. Despite some repetition in enemy design, this twin-stick shooter takes on the concept of nightmares and blends it into its visual style and gameplay in a way that rewards players who come back for more.

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Feb 23, 2017

A refreshing return to form for the storied "Tales of" franchise.

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Nov 16, 2016

Dragon Ball returns to the game scene with new improvements, characters and adventures.

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Oct 24, 2016

A bright art style and nostalgia pave the way for Square Enix's latest return to traditional RPGs - with a twist!

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Jun 25, 2016

While some of its flaws may leave some areas feeling half-baked, Zero Time Dilemma will be something that won't be leaving our minds anytime soon.

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May 15, 2016

Valkyria Chronicles returns again to the big screen.

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Nov 17, 2015

An ambitious but flawed RPG experience.

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9.5 / 10.0 - Broken Age
Apr 26, 2015

Broken Age is a wonderful experience that I can't recommend enough. As someone who grew up on the LucasArts-style adventure games of old Double Fine has pulled through with just enough nostalgia and modern aesthetic, offering up a fresh and funny classic in an age where blockbuster games rule the roost.

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8 / 10.0 - Jamestown+
Mar 23, 2015

For what it is, Jamestown+ is a fun game worth its asking price on the PlayStation Network. If anything, it's a fun little distraction calling back to the classic games of yesteryear. Fans of bullet hell certainly won't be disappointed.

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Mar 16, 2015

These ideas are certainly the products of portable limitations, but in the end they fail to stifle what is in truth a compelling experience.

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7 / 10.0 - Q*bert Rebooted
Feb 22, 2015

It's easy to recommend Q*Bert: Rebooted to both returning fans and new ones alike. The PlayStation release allows for choice of play either in its classic mode or the more modern version for those who want something a little easier on the eyes. The additional challenges in the Rebooted mode do provide some extra game time, but if you're looking for something a little deeper this isn't quite it. Q*Bert: Rebooted may be a simple game from another era, but its pick-up and play nature can certainly still be relevant today.

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The legacy of Final Fantasy music has never been brighter.

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Lightning Returns, but you might well be better off remembering her as she was.

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