Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is both a great mobile game and a lackluster Animal Crossing game. Stripped down to the more fun and charming bits with a grindy traditional mobile game center, you get an app whose face is Animal Crossing, but whose soul just isn’t quite right.
In news that we were hoping would be coming soon, NIS America recently announced that they will be bringing The Longest Five Minutes to North America on February 13, 2018 worldwide for PS Vita, PC (via Steam), and the Nintendo Switch!
Platforms: PS Vita, PlayStation 4
Do you find yourself playing a dungeon-crawler RPG and think that it could use a touch of a dating sim to make the whole thing go a little smoother? Well, if you've ever thought that then you might want to check out Demon Gaze II, the latest game from Kadokawa Games and published by NIS America!
The Nintendo Switch, due to its portable nature, is a natural choice for party games. Luckily, Mastiff and Teyon understand this and is delivering Party Planet to us on December 12.
Platforms: PC (Steam for Windows and Apple)
When we see the words “18+ visual novel”, we often think of overly-lewd girls doing overly-lewd and sexually suggestive acts on top of extreme nude graphics. The story ends up being more of a fan service dedicated to the player more than overall story and character development. As a fan of 18+ visual novels, I can say that Blackberry Honey was a refreshing yet tasteful adult visual novels with a dash of European culture and maid style elements not often represented. So serve yourself some sablés á poche and tea, relax, and fall in love in a world where you can fall into a unexpected taboo love with the most mysterious people.
You’ve probably seen anime girl versions of famous WWII officers and commanders while browsing through your favorite websites. Cute versions of Lil’ Hitler and Big Sis Stalin, if not you’re probably googling that right now as you’re letting your curiosity get the better of your thought control. Well, someone at Arclight games, the fine people of Japan that brought you Tanto Cuore, thought: “What would it be like if the Germany invasion of Russia was played out by Anime Girls?” So now you have Barbarossa, the deck building card game.
Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Xbox One, Sony PlayStation 4, Sony PlayStation Vita
The rhythm game genre is oft shoved to the side, which is a shame considering the important sensors it takes advantage of with the player. Rhythm games touch into our coordination, our incessant need to take the challenge of doing the best we can in what we play, our love for unlockables and most importantly, the human desire to enjoy music. Superbeat: XONiC takes all of these standards in the genre and heightens them in a way that helps it stand out from the plethora of rhythm games that exist.