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!
Boy it’s been a long time eh? I was gonna post Atelier Shallie Plus LE Unboxing (I already took photos) but laziness got through me and starting from February, Uni wrecked the hell out of me with its final project. But alas I’m finally done!
Dai Gyakuten Saiban has always peeked through my interest because of it is an Ace Attorney game, and the fact that it never got localized definitely missed its poor chance to be played by everyone in the West (except it did got subbed on Youtube and eventhough it’s taken down once, the vid is back). But I didn’t have 3DS back then when it first came out. Well now I do! And of course as I expected, Capcom won’t miss a chance to bundle both games into 1 package to be sold, so I thought, why not purchase this one? Coz tbh the biggest Limited Editon didn’t do much justice only with plushies and stuffs that I probably won’t use. WELL I got OST in this limited edition so that’s double the fun for me. Unto the unboxing!
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.
“Do you have the power? Are you the one?”
Lord of Magna: Maiden Heaven is a RPG for the 3DS. The game was developed and published by Marvelous, with XSEED games assisting in the publication. The release dates:
- Japan: October 2nd 2014
- NA / EU: June 2nd / 4th 2015, respectively.
The game consists of simulation elements found in games like Persona, Fire Emblem Awakening and Luminous Arc, in which chatting with the party members outside battle creates friendship levels. By doing this, they can learn new skills and the player can witness their events and mini-stories. The game also has a battle system similar to Valkyria Chronicles.
For a summary of the review, just read below. If you want to see the whole thing, click on “Continue reading”.
Yep, another dungeon-crawler RPG but it’s one I definitely enjoy playing and is worth trying it out for new players, and veterans of the genre alike.
Etrian Odyssey is a series of dungeon-crawler RPGs that are reminiscent to the old-style dungeon RPGs but with a modern twist. While each game in the series has different features between each other, they all feature a similar style of gameplay: Creating your own party from a selection of classes, exploring unknown dungeons and mazes while drawing up your map like an explorer.
Untold is the remake of the original Etrian Odyssey that was released on the DS way back in 2007, with a original storyline of sorts, improved overall gameplay and balance, enhanced 3D graphics, smoother animations and flow, and a remade orchestral track.
Tl;Dr (Too long; Didn’t read)
Etrian Odyssey Untold is, while a niche game, a good game overall for its genre. Not everyone can get into it as they may be frustrated about the whole drawing map idea and how they have to manually do it instead of the game automatically drawing it. They may also be thrown off by the simple looks of the game (no 3D models of the characters for example) and the fact that there are no fancy animations and such to keep them interested. The idea that players cannot rush straight ahead into the bosses without grinding can also be considered.
However if you’re willing to think outside the box, it’s good. It makes great and active use of the touchscreen, a feature some 3DS games don’t do. The simple aesthetics and animations of the game are sort of a fanservice to gamers who like the old-style rpgs while the difficulty level and the fact that grinding is fairly common in these games can attract those hardcore rpg gamers. (This particular game is easier compared to the previous entries though)
The game does offer a considerable game length; Classic mode gives the player a fair bit of customization, allowing multiple replays with different parties for example, thus creating a longer game length (if you like that sort of thing). As for Story mode it is probably shorter in terms of game length as it offers less customization and gives you directions as to where to go next. While the story is cliche and predictable, it is somewhat interesting as we get to see the characters develop, see their past and understand their personalities.
I’d give it a 7 out of 10 if I had to score it. Worth playing but by no means recommended for everyone.
Released for 3DS, WiiU, PS3, and PSVITA, here’s Puyo Puyo Tetris! I haven’t touched my PS3 so long and then BAM, I found this demo hanging on JPN PSN, so yeah I was curious how they meshed up these 2 games into one, and I found it out. Continue reading