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

Shinonome Wodan Inc

'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.

Master Detective Archives: Rain Code Review Spike Chunsoft

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.

Genshin Impact and Gacha Gaming: The Good, the Bad, and the Bankrupt
Opinions & Analysis

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 Review

Honkai: Star Rail Review - A Starry Adventure

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

Kabaret Persona Theory Games

'Kabaret' is a slow dance with the devil within us

Kabaret forces Southeast Asians to reckon with their uncomfortable history, a vision of the region presented without rose-tinted glasses.

When The Past Was Around Southeast Asian Games

The curious case of authenticity in Southeast Asian games

Do games from a particular region need to be culturally authentic to be good? We ponder the question while taking…

A Space for the Unbound review

A Space for the Unbound Review – An Indonesian Masterpiece for the World

A Space for the Unbound is a masterpiece of storytelling that tackles difficult topics and feels authentic.

darkwebSTREAMER interview with Chantal Ryan

Probing darkwebSTREAMER's take on streaming culture

darkwebSTREAMER explores the lengths live streamers will go to for attention. Its creator, Chantal Ryan, spoke to us under the…

Genshin Impact Genius Invokation TCG

Everything to know about Genshin Impact's new in-world card game

Genshin Impact recently added a new, permanent, in-world trading card game to its universe. Here's everything you need to know…

Monster Rancher

Monster Rancher: Remembering the other creature collecting game

There's Pokemon, there's Digimon, and then there's Monster Rancher. We remember the monster collecting game with a unique real-world twist.

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