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Review: Dai Gyakuten Saiban ~Naruhodo Ryuunosuke no Bouken~

Dai Gyakuten Saiban: ~Naruhodo Ryuunosuke no Bouken~ | Cero B | CAPCOM | 3DS

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Dai Gyakuten Saiban is kind of a spin-off(?) of the series Gyakuten Saiban, aka Ace Attorney as known in the west. The protagonist is Naruhodo Ryuuichi/Phoenix Wright ancestor, set back at the end of Meiji Period. The court system is still new in Japan (still known as Empire of Japan), and the setting was when Japan has a government relationship with the British Empire. The protagonist, Naruhodo Ryuunosuke (CV: Shimono Hiro) who started off as a normal student, then proceed to go to the British Empire and study as a defense attorney.

WARNING THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILER OF THE GAME. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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(PS Vita) MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies Review

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MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (god, such an awful title to both say and type) is the latest game in the Hyperdimension Neptunia series (11th game overall), with Megadimension Neptunia VII (PS4) being the previous game. It is also the first game in the series to implement a Multiplayer / Online function.

– Localised and published by Idea Factory. 
– Developed by Compile Heart and Tamsoft (Senran Kagura series)
– Release date: October 15 2015 (JP), May 10 2016 (NA), May 13 2016 (EU)

It is a hack and slash type of game and is considered to be a sequel to Action Unleashed due to its similar gameplay and concept. While it doesn’t exactly follow the same storyline, it does contain the same characters and introduces those who weren’t in the first game as well.

This game was the result of Blanc becoming no.1 in the series’ 2nd popularity poll Compile Heart made sometime ago, as it was promised that the top character will be the main protagonist in their own game. Does it work out for our short, flat-chest companion here?

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Nights of Azure Small Review

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Nights of Azure is an Action RPG for the PS4 (although there is a PS3 and Vita version only in Japan) developed by Gust  and published by Koei Tecmo Games. It was first released in Japan on October 1 2015, while the American and European versions were released on March 29, and April 1 2016 respectively.

The story follows Arnice, a half-human half demon hybrid who serves the Curia, an organization responsible for fulfilling the ritual that involves sacrificing a “Saint” to cure the endless nights that befell on Rusewall Island, the place in which this game takes place. The endless nights were caused by a certain monster who spilled out “Blue Blood” which polluted the humans and turns them into demons. With best friend Lilysse chosen to be the Saint,  Arnice’s role is to protect her and making sure the ritual is carried out. While Arnice does fight demons and mythical monsters to progress to different areas, she also meets people that, one way or another, aid her in her journey. She also tackles her own problems and feelings towards her best friend, and debates about whether to save her, or save the world instead.

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Review: Persona 4 Dancing All Night

Persona 4 Dancing All Night | Cero B | ESRB T | ATLUS | PSVITA

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Welcome to Persona 4 Dancing All Night, another Persona 4 series milked game, with your favorite Persona 4 characters showing some dancing moves against shadows. That’s right peeps. They’re dancing for real. Not only fighting against shadow, now our protagonist, Narukami Yu, fight against shadow with the power of super dancing moves.

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PS VITA: Atelier Escha & Logy Plus (small review)

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Atelier Escha & Logy Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the enhanced port of the PS3 version. It is the 15th game overall in the Atelier series, and the 2nd in the “Dusk trilogy” following Atelier Ayesha. The game is developed by Gust, and localized by Koei Tecmo.

The game follows Escha Malier and Logix “Logy” Fiscario, 2 alchemists who work as government officials in the R&D division in a small town called Colset. Escha is a traditional alchemist, focusing on alchemy while Logy specializes more on assembling weaponry and armour, similar to a blacksmith. Their main form of work involves completing tasks that helps the government and the town in some way such as repairing a windmill or exploring unknown places. Along the way they will meet both new and recurring characters from the previous game, and discuss about the nearby floating ruins dubbed the “Unexplored Ruins”. No one knows what these ruins contain but it is a goal that Escha and her friends believe it will be worth doing.

Because the game features 2 protagonists, you can choose to play the story from either Escha’s point of view or Logy’s point of view. The core storyline remains the same but certain events and dialogue are unique from one another. It also determines who you control when exploring, and that they must always be used in battle as well.

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3DS: Stella Glow (small review)


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Stella Glow is a SRPG / tactics RPG released for the 3DS. This was the last game developed by the now-bankrupt Imageepoch (with Sega publishing after the declare for bankruptcy) but was picked up by Atlus for localization and publication. It was released in Japan on June 4 2015, and localized for America on November 17 2015. It will be released in Europe sometime in Spring 2016.

Stella Glow can be considered as a successor to the Luminous Arc series (also made by Imageepoch) as it brings in recurring elements such as magic, witches, a big cast of colourful and quirky characters, enjoyable music, a similar style of gameplay and a long story. The game doesn’t use the same style of graphics and battle animations as the LA games anymore (as we are NOW IN THE FUTURE) but rather chibi-styled character models and transitions for battle animations.
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Review : Luminous Arc INFINITY

Luminous Arc INFINITY | Cero C | FELISTELLA | Marvelous | PSVITA

Luminous Arc INFINITY, is the 4th game of Luminous Arc series, transcending into PSVITA the first time, as its previous games are available for Nintendo DS. This game is also developed by FELISTELLA, unliked the previous 3 titles, which were developed by Imagepooch. Like the rest of Luminous Arc games, it’s heavily influnced by the word magic, witches, and lapis. Luminous Arc INFINITY was released on 6th August 2015 in Japan. No words on western localization so far.

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