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17th June
2022
written by Splash

Title: Fire Emblem Warriors: Three Hopes ファイアーエムブレム無双 風花雪月
Platform: Switch
Genre: Action Musou
Language: Japanese
Company: Koei Tecmo, Intelligent Systems, Nintendo
Summary: The only thing really holding this game back is the Switch itself, but what can you do LOL. (besides emulate cough). The Treasure Box is really beautiful though ^q^ no regrets https://twitter.com/SplashTOMATO/status/1541885303211696130

I’ll try to go into more detail once I’ve finally done the Arval paralogue and completed these alternate routes.
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26th May
2022
written by Splash

Title: Trinity Trigger
聖塔神記(せいとうじんき) トリニティトリガー
Platform: Switch
Genre: Action RPG
Language: Japanese
Company: FuRyu
Summary: What is with Japan and these cringey names dealing with triangles and trinities these days.
Anyway, some comments about the demo, as the full game releases September 15 in Japan:

Very very much a Secret of Mana clone with even the composer for it on board (Hiroki Kikuta). I’d still give it a try since I love the Mana series so much. Honestly, having the same composer is enough for me to want to give it a full playthrough, and seeing the 8 weapon circle ring clinches it hard lol.

I actually just played a couple hours on the demo currently in JP eshop, and it’s still going (I thought it would be over after this boss fight but I guess there might be some more stuff afterwards). Overall, it feels mobile game quality (think Dragalia Lost), but at least I can see getting a whole console game experience out of it, and local coop will definitely be fun. The original price tag for the game is on the expensive side (7,800 yen), so I would expect a lot of content from the full game.

Overall… well, it’s rare to get a good local coop action RPG these days that doesn’t force you to deal with trashy gacha systems, and having a new Kikuta music experience is very welcome in my book. Looking forward to seeing more of this and hope there’s news for a western release (so that I can coop with my hubby who doesn’t read JP~).
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26th May
2022
written by Splash

Title: Triangle Strategy
Platform: Switch
Genre: Strategy RPG
Language: Japanese
Company: Artdink, Square Enix
Summary: Full backseat mode watching hubby play this one. Some peeps in the FE community got very hype and all about this, but… no it’s nothing to be excited for tbh.
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24th May
2022
written by Splash

Title: 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
Platform: Switch
Genre: Adventure + RTS
Language: Japanese
Company: Vanillaware
Summary: I had mixed expectations for this game from Vanillaware but they very much exceeded overall!
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15th February
2022
written by Splash

Title: Switch: Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Platform: Switch
Genre: RPG
Language: Japanese, English
Company: Gamefreak
Summary: Generally agree with most of the gaming veteran crowd who aren’t overrun with their Pokemon biases. 9/10 for Pokemon standards, only 6/10 by game standards. Basically, if you appreciate anything about Pokemon, I guess it’s worth playing. If not, then abbbsolutely skip lol. I WILL apply the full game standard to my rating here, unlike how I feel a lot of the “bigger” gaming critics out there put out.
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8th November
2021
written by Splash

Title: Digimon Survive
Platform: PC, Switch (and other platforms, but do they matter)
Genre: Visual Novel, Strategy RPG
Language: English (Japanese audio)
Company: Bandai Namco
Summary: We survived

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26th August
2021
written by Splash

Title: NEO The World Ends With You
Platform: Switch
Genre: Action RPG
Language: Japanese/English
Company: Square Enix
Summary: Long awaited sequel to TWEWY.~ This wait has been quite well worth it. Cleared main story in around 50 hrs, taking my time doing whatever sidequests and such along the way.
Black Cat ensemble and all Secret Reports in 70 hrs. Still some things to do!
Will write more details when I feel like it.
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2nd February
2021
written by Splash

Title: Shining Resonance Refrain
Platform: Switch
Genre: Action RPG
Language: Japanese
Company: SEGA
Summary: I had low, LOW expectations on this from my general expectations of the Shining series in general, and I’m glad to see those expectations surpassed XD;
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14th July
2020
written by Splash

Title: Trials of Mana
Platform: PC/Switch
Genre: Action RPG
Language: Japanese/English
Company: Square Enix
Summary: I played the original SNES games for Mana dozens of times each and loved every moment. Secret of Mana remake was only so-so impressive, but this one did a much better job overall, despite not having couch coop anymore.
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17th January
2020
written by Splash

Title: Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE Encore 幻影異聞録♯FE
Platform: PSP
Genre: Otome
Language: Japanese
Company: Atlus
Summary: Big fat LOL to all the people who refuse to try this game because of the “censoring” they did for the Encore version. The only things they left out are unnecessary horny things that didn’t need to be in the game in the first place.
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