Samantha Low

Samantha is a Tokyo-based games writer with a penchant for JRPGs and comfy games. Ask her about Final Fantasy VIII and the giant tattoo on her leg that represents her love for it. Catch her streams on Twitch or her Tweets at @rinoaskyes

Samantha's Latest Articles

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How Southeast Asia is using the medium of games to drive social impact

These teams from Southeast Asia are striving to help make change.

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Bilingual game jams – making games across linguistic barriers

Bilingual game jams see teams of all languages and cultures work together to make a game in 48 hours.

Honkai: Star Rail 2.0

Honkai: Star Rail 2.0 – A Dreamy, Meme-y Escape

Honkai: Star Rail 2.0 sees Trailblazers venture into the Land of Dreams – here are our first impressions.

ZZZ Zenless Zone Zero Beta impressions

Zenless Zone Zero isn’t "Zzz", but some mechanics need a wake-up call – Impressions

The latest title from Genshin Impact developer HoYoverse has style to spare, but it needs a little more substance at…

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Eternights Review - Love and War

Part dating sim, part action RPG, Eternights impresses with its concept and complexity.

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The Story of Cuisineer – From Last Supper To Rogue-Like Feast

The Hades-meets-Diner Dash game is much anticipated – but was the result of a last-ditch hail mary for Singaporean studio…

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'Shinonome' and the journey from Japanese AAA games to hardcore roguelikes

After decades at studios like Square Enix and Capcom, Kenichi Iwao and Tatsuya Yoshikawa have embraced the indie route.

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Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Review

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code deftly carries the torch as Danganronpa's spiritual successor, while pushing the visual novel format forward.

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Gacha Gaming - The Good, the Bad, and the Bankrupt

Since Genshin Impact, 'gacha' games are becoming ever more prevalent in the West. But what makes them attractive? And aren't…

Honkai: Star Rail

Honkai: Star Rail Review - A Starry Adventure

An engaging combat system, fantastic visuals, great writing, and loads of personality make Honkai: Star Rail shine.

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