With Halloween being just a few days away from the official release date, NIS America could not have picked a better moment to release this horror title. Yomawari: Night Alone has nothing to do with Halloween itself, but as the days of October get shorter and the darkness sets in quicker, there’s a coolness in the air and a creepiness to the game that comes together perfectly to chill you to the bone.
Superdimension Neptune Vs. Sega Hard Girls--A title that both confuses the
living heck out of you and also helps you completely understand what it's
about. It's definitely a niche title, as it's about the only title in
memory to pit two warring factions of anthropomorphic video game consoles
against each other. In this visual novel/RPG game, you find yourself
fighting to save history in a way that lightheartedly pokes at some of the
greatest (and darkest) moments in Sega history. ...
Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky is a great RPG for the Vita. While the menus can seem to get in the way at times either because of loading or because of what you need is a few tabs over, the rest of the experience from the exploration, to the combat, over to the character interactions and dialog is solid and worth the many hours that it provides.
"Superdimension Neptune vs. Sega Hard Girls is the latest instalment in the Neptune franchise, and it is probably my favourite instalment to date. Vs. Sega Hard Girls sees IF finally getting the limelight, now we’re just waiting for “Gigadimension Vert: BOING in the Dungeon”, which probably isn’t going to be a thing, but we hope. The basic plotline is that the world has fallen to ruin, due to constant fighting between the goddesses and the Sega Hard Girls. Our heroine, IF, is an adventurer in ..."
Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors is an excellent Dungeon Crawling RPG with depth of character and a lot of accompanying Fan Service. While there is a lot of that, the rest of the systems and the interactions with and between the characters adds much more that makes Criminal Girls a worthwhile experience that makes it so much more than its outward appearance.
MegaTagmension: Blanc + Neptune vs. Zombies is another entry in Compile Heart's massive moneymaking monstrosity, the Neptune universe. As with previous versions, the characters are all anthropomorphized versions of consoles, game companies, game journalism magazines, and other game-related stuff. Depending on the game, they go to school, conquer the world, have adventures in old, broken game consoles, and a ton of other wacky adventures. Seriously, the franchise has covered almost everything ...
The game is definitely what I would call a niche gem, from the perspective of an action oriented visual novel, it really excels at providing entertaining characters and interludes, despite giving little to no explanation on how the non-combat portion functions. If viewed more so as an RPG, however, it feels slightly flat, or lacking, a little too slow paced, perhaps. Realistically speaking, Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs is a great visual novel with RPG elements. If you e...
"The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold II takes place a month after the end of Trails of Cold Steel. Civil War has broken out with the Nobles and the provincial army wanting to take control away from the Imperial Family and have launched an all-out attack in order to take it by force. Caught in the middle is the once experimental Class VII of Thors Military academy that have been split up to the four corners of the empire. Armed with nothing but his sword, a black cat named Celine, and the Divi..."
How to sum up 140? There isn’t really an exact word that comes to mind. How about a soothing trippy platformer full of interesting shapes? While the game itself is not difficult there will be times the player will have to stop and think. This game should appeal to anyone who likes non standard Indie based platformers.
"I am going to be very honest with you: I am still very new to the whole JRPG genre. I’ve been trying to get into it since I was eighteen. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started Final Fantasy VII, only to disappoint myself once again by shelving it after a few weeks. The past few years I have been attempting to play some of these key titles in gaming. I’ve been doing well in Final Fantasy II on my PSP and plan to put in many hours in The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II."
With the impeding release of Final Fantasy XV I think it worth looking at what exactly JRPGs can offer now. I mean, they have long since passed their PlayStation 2 heyday, but does that mean they have nothing left to offer? Recent releases – even Final Fantasy games – have felt lacking that extra jazz of previous generations. Is it that the stories aren’t as engaging? Has the combat been forced to evolve to a point where it’s no longer as enjoyable?
Hatsune Miku and her friends are vocaloids whose singing is generated via vocaloid software. Even though Hatsune Miku is a fictional sixteen-year-old with turquoise colored hair, she has quite the fan base. She has been featured in over 100,000 songs world-wide. In Hatsune Miku: Project Diva X you initially play as Hatsume Miku, but can quickly unlock the ability to sing as Kagamine Rin, Kagamine Len, Meguribe Luka, KAITO, and MEIKO.
Psycho-Pass is a new visual novel from the world of the anime, letting you see a side story that runs along the same time as the anime. Not a traditional game per se, more of a "choose your own adventure" book. But even then, there are basic mechanics that are needed in a game where your choices can change the fate of the story. Ryan Johnson at The Gamer's Lounge takes a look at it to see if this visual novel is worth your time.
Lord Monotone is threatening to saturate the universe with his bad music and it’s up to the Laser Disco Defenders to restore peace and good music to the galaxy. Naturally, there's a pretty good disco soundtrack in the background that sets the tone nicely. There are four members of the Disco Defenders and each of them have unique abilities and can be enhanced further depending on what clothes and apparel they are wearing.
MeiQ: The Labyrinth of Death is an awesome Dungeon Crawling RPG that is great to sit down to for hours at a time either on the Vita or the PSTV. With fun and quirky characters to awesome customization systems there’s more than enough fun to go around the multiple dungeons that these Machina Mages will needs to explore with their Guardians in order to restart the planet’s core.