Editorial: The Winds of Change Be Blowin’

Editorial: The Winds of Change Be Blowin’

This week marks another change for GamesAreEvil.

READ.ME – Incoming!

READ.ME – Incoming!

"Always in motion is the future," sayeth Yoda, and it couldn't be more exciting. This week we'll take a look at some of the visual novels that are coming down the pipe.

Swords and Zippers: Persona 5 Officially Announced

Swords and Zippers: Persona 5 Officially Announced

The Persona franchise is quite near and dear to our hearts here on Swords and Zippers; thus, the official announcement of the fifth title in the series is nothing short of ecstasy.

READ.ME: Novels the West Will Never See

READ.ME: Novels the West Will Never See

In an article that this one prays will be proven wrong someday, we look at some of the greatest visual novels ever released... outside of English-speaking countries.

Swords and Zippers: The Mystery of Aquapazza

Swords and Zippers: The Mystery of Aquapazza

On 11/19/2013, Atlus released the localized 2D fighting gamne Aquapazza, based on... visual novel characters?

READ.ME: You Always Remember Your First

READ.ME: You Always Remember Your First

This week's READ.ME discusses the "first" visual novel experience and the attraction of the form.

Swords and Zippers: The Next Big Thing

Swords and Zippers: The Next Big Thing

With the advent of the PS4, one must surely ask: where is the JRPG going amidst these turbulent times?

Kickstarter Shout-Out: Playsets

Kickstarter Shout-Out: Playsets

The tabletop-roleplaying assistant playsets has passed its minimum pledge requirement! Pledge fast if you want in on its awesome rewards.

Song of the Day: Also Sprach Zarathustra/Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)

Song of the Day: Also Sprach Zarathustra/Thus Spoke Zarathustra (Richard Strauss)

With the release of Sony's latest black monolith, it seems appopriate that a song featuring the advent of intelligence by another black monolith accompany it.

READ.ME: Preserving the Original

READ.ME: Preserving the Original

Earlier this year MoeNovel released a localization of "If My Heart Had Wings," but notoriously altered the game from its original presentation to be an all-ages game. Can any good come of this practice? Should an original work ever be changed?