The Japanese role-playing games genre has had some really high points (Persona 5) and some really low points (Akiba’s Beat) here lately. It used to be my go to pick for buying games, especially on the PS2 and the GBA. Of course, back then I could only get one or two games every quarter, so I had to pick things that would last. Tokyo Xanadu hits that average JRPG mark pretty hard, mashing a r...[Read More]
Get them before they’re gone! Risk of Rain, one of my favorite rogue-like games ever, was announced a while back to be getting the Limited Run Games treatment and that day is fast approaching. Customers will be able to pick up physical editions of Risk of Rain on PSVita or PS4 tomorrow. A vinyl soundtrack will also be available for purchase, a fantastic collection of excellent tracks.
Riding off of what made the original so interesting, Toukiden 2 takes the formula into something more unique with some great features for this genre. Similar in setup to Capcom’s Monster Hunter, Toukiden 2 puts the player against powerful Oni inspired by Japanese mythology, using crazy weapons and the powers of the Mitama spirits. All of this frantic combat is held together by a fairly inter...[Read More]
There were a ton of awesome things we got to see at PAX East and while there have been a ton of cool previews and news we’ve covered in the aftermath, there’s been something new leaked by those who had a better connection to Sony. I imagine this information was shared in confidence, but somebody, somewhere online has spilled the beans and I have to admit this could change the handheld ...[Read More]
Dungeon crawlers are downright abundant on the PSVita, probably more so than any other console of today or yesterday. Even at the international level, which is weird considering how these games mostly have been successful in the hands of Japanese players, but these games have caught on over the years. Most of the dungeon crawlers utilize that telltale first-person exploration, slowly uncovering ma...[Read More]
Get ready everyone! After reading the news on this game I’m very excited to play later this year. Why you ask? This is because because AQUAPLUS’ visual novel/SRPG epics titled Utawarerumono: Mask of Deception and Utawarerumono: Mask of Truth will be arriving to the Americas and Europe in 2017.
You know what we don’t see much of anymore? On-rails shooter. That’s not to say the alternative – actual shooters like Shadow Warrior and Doom – isn’t acceptable. Having full control really means something. But it makes me miss the classic shoot-em-ups of old, like the House of the Dead series, Time Crisis, or, God help me, the polygonal beauty of Virtua Cop. (Yes, I said it.)