After 2 months of waiting, it’s finally here! Persona 5! It’s kinda weird receiving this while west got a notifications of delay but whatever. I got my hands on the 20th Anniv Edition coz I just had to get it whatever it takes. I was planning to get the one with petit nendo from ebten but out of budget XD Anyway here it is. I bought the PS3 ver and so far it’s great.
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.
Been a while since I’ve posted an unboxing post! Anyway, Escha & Logy Plus actually came first before the other 2 games which were in the same package. But I feel I should just post them together anyway since it’ll be weird seeing 2 post of unboxing stacked together. P4D and Sora SC Evo just came and while I still haven’t bought a new Vita, an unboxing post should do some justice.
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.
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.