Archive for May, 2022

26th May
2022
written by Splash

Title: Yakuza 7: Like a Dragon
Platform: PC
Genre: Turn-based RPG
Language: Japanese
Company: Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, SEGA
Summary:
After the entire Kiryu saga, I had plenty of reservations about a new gen of Yakuza, with a change from action to turn-based combat to exacerbate my concerns. Still…
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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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24th May
2022
written by Splash

Title: Odin Sphere Leifthrasir
Platform: PS4
Genre: Action RPG
Language: Japanese
Company: Vanillaware
Summary: Uhh I’ve had this for a long time and have been slacking on finishing it. It’s been loads of fun though!
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23rd May
2022
written by Splash

Title: The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
Platform: PC
Genre: Adventure
Language: English
Company: Davey Wreden and William Pugh
Summary: Played the original a long time ago, amazed to see this Ultra Deluxe out. And it doesn’t disappoint!
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