Platforms: PC (via Steam)
Ever wonder what it would be like if Firefox, Safari, and Chrome decided to have an all-out battle to see who was the best? What if they were actually idols? Sounds a little crazy right? Well, that scenario pretty much describes "Space Live: Advent of the Net Idols" and seeing as how we at A-to-J Connections are no strangers to idols, we decided that this is one game we'd have to check out!
Platform(s): Nintendo Switch
If there’s one thing that the Wii has taught us, it’s that popularity means shovelware. When I first looked at Party Planet for the Nintendo Switch that’s exactly what I thought would be the case here. Much to my surprise, that didn’t end up being the case.
For you Touhou fans out there, you’ve been watching and waiting for the new spin off fighting game to appear. For the Western Touhou fans, you’ve been looking to the sites for when it comes out over in Japan. Good news to both of you! A release date has been confirmed.
Platforms: Android, iOS
In case you’ve been in a cave for the last decade or so and don’t own a smartphone, you’re likely aware of the endless runner genre of game. Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom is a take on this genre with a Sonic coat of paint.
There’s a pretty good chance if you’re a non-Japanese Monster Hunter fan, you’ve not played a Monster Hunter on a non-handheld system. Heck, I’ve only played a little bit of one of the PS2 games solely because of college roommates. I didn’t get real into the franchise until 3G’s release, and even then it wasn’t until 4G’s release where it cemented itself as a franchise I actively wanted to play, whether single or multiplayer. Monster Hunter World sees the franchise return to home consoles (and eventually seeing it launch on PC for the first time in a way that isn’t that awful Chinese MMO), and if the beta is anything to go off of, it’s a glorious homecoming.
Platform(s): PC (Via Steam)
"KARAKARA. It is the sound of aridity. It is the sound of dry asphalt and sandy winds. It is the sound of relentless sunshine, as well as the sound of a withering race."
Calme and Sekai Project bring us the sequel to the original KARAKARA. In it they expand a little on the previous installment, adding some more lovable characters that turn the life of our protagonist upside down.
Platforms: PS Vita, PlayStation 4
Trying to put Rabi-Ribi into a single genre is an impossible task. It's part Metroidvania action RPG, part bullet hell shooter, and part retro-themed platformer. There are other genre elements in there too. Previously released on PC, Sekai Project is now bringing Crespirit's love letter to classic gaming to both the PS4 and the PS Vita! Let's take a look at this release!
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!