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Malindy Hetfeld


Malindy is a freelance writer whose equally torrid love affairs with literature, Japan and Guybrush Threepwood have led to her covering video games.

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FeatureAn introduction to Sakura Wars, the RPG series created to save the Sega Saturn

Welcome to the biggest JRPG franchise you might not have heard of.

Persona 5 Royal Social Stats - Best ways to increase Knowledge, Guts, Proficiency, Kindness and Charm

From familar favourites to new Royal methods, here's the best ways to increase those Social Stats.

Persona 5 Royal test answers - How to ace all exams and class quiz questions

No need to study thanks to our complete list of quiz answers.

FeatureYakuza 7 has some of the best RPG combat in a long time

Playing through the first 30 hours of Sega's new epic.

FeatureGames can be our time machines

Talking about games, and talking through games.

FeatureInside Tomb of Horrors, the hardest D&D module ever made

It challenges players, and it challenges different design philosophies.

FeatureMoments of 2018: The closure of Telltale Games

The human cost of game development.

FeatureThe brilliance of video game maps

Press X to mark the spot.

FeatureThe state of blackness in games

From Yakuza to Oxenfree.

FeatureAfter I stepped into Yakuza's world, Yakuza's world seeped into mine

Travel and memory as the real meets the virtual.

FeatureVideo game romance is broken

A look at love, from Dream Daddy to Mass Effect.