Platforms: PC (via Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
It’s really risky to take a series that has been a specific genre and then create a new entry in an entirely different genre. It’s oftentimes a recipe for disaster, since the narrative of a franchise is based around a specific gameplay theme, and adapting that narrative to fit a different type of gameplay can be extremely challenging. Ultra Despair Girls takes a visual novel/adventure game series and tries to turn it into a third-person shooter, of sorts. Spike Chunsoft managed to pull it off quite well.
Player(s): 1-4 (Unlockable Multiplayer)
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita, Steam
Cladun Returns: This is Sengoku! Has all the trappings of a game I should be all about: good sprite work, lots of grinding, a myriad of character editing options, a breadth of gameplay offerings, a choice between a modernized soundtrack and a chiptune one, the works. I can be a girl with blue pigtails! Or a boy with blue pigtails! There’s so many classes to choose from and I can form endless parties for my dungeon crawling! Yet… I’m not having fun.
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita
God Wars: Future Past is a Tactical RPG that is based on Japan's oldest historical book, The Kojiki, with Buddhist mythological figure Shaka. The premise of the game sounds very interesting. On concept alone it should work as long as there is a nice story to follow. Is it one to consider playing or perhaps even purchasing? Let's take a look.
Neko Navy is the indie shmup/bullet hell game I didn't know I needed.
Although I grew up loving shmups in arcades, I never really got into playing them at home and thus I'm not particularly skilled at them. I do still enjoy them however, and Neko Navy has just the right amount of gimmick -- playable cats, silly enemies, and an enjoyable soundtrack -- all rolled together to make for a fun, simple game.
Hey everyone! It’s rikachuuable. Rather than a video this time around, here’s a blog post about Sekai Project’s recent release for the NekoPara series. My apologies!
Note: The game, and by extension this review, contains adult scenes and might be more than a little NSFW. You have been warned.
It's been over ten years since we had a new Jet Set Radio game. For many, this is a void which can only very rarely be filled. Enter: Fusty Game and Midgar Studio - two European dev teams who took the fast-paced skating gameplay Jet Set fans love so much, threw in some Mirror's Edge cyberpunk flavor and platforming, and created Hover.