As we approach the holiday season, it is more than likely then many among our gaming family here in the APGNation are feeling a bit light in the wallet as of late. But even for those of us with a tight budget, that shouldn’t mean that we can’t pick up a few games on the cheap to guide us through the end of the year.
First up we have Persona 4 Golden. The updated Vita port of the excellent 2008 urban fantasy RPG of the same name, Persona 4 Golden weaves a story of murder, self-discovery, and obscure religious and mythological references that combine to make it perhaps one of the best RPGs of all time. While the original version of the game is available for [...]
Nippion Ichi will release the dungeon crawler Stranger of The Sword City in North America on March 22nd in both a physical and digital release for the Playstation Vita. Developed by Japanese studio Experience, the crew behind as this year’s Demon’s Gaze, Stranger of the Sword City throws players into a world of dark fantasy as they explore dungeons, fight monsters, and compete with friends via the game’s online leaderboard.
NISA describes the games in detail as follows:
“Your flight crashes after passing through a mysterious portal. As the sole survivor, you awaken to an unfamiliar land lit by stars you’ve never seen. This land is [...]
Developer: Aqua Plus Publisher: Atlus USA Platform: PS Vita Price: $39.99 Release Date: August 18, 2015
A product code was provided by the publisher for the purposes of this review.
Confession time. I have an immense soft spot for dungeon crawlers that feature great 2D artwork. It is my cross to bear. I’ll also cop to being a bit late in getting this review out as, well, I didn’t want to just finish the game’s story (that’ll take about 50 hours) but I wanted to demolish this game. I wanted to grind as I have not done in years. Even with the likes of Fafnir Knight and Tokyo Abyss under my belt this year alone I had to return to the [...]
Developer: Dingo Inc., P Studio Publisher: Atlus USA Platform: PS Vita Release Date: September 29, 2015 (NA)/November 6, 2015 (EU)
The publisher provided a product code for the purposes of this review.
Persona is a series that manages to garner mainstream attention considering the niche status of JRPGs in general. The strength of storytelling, solid gameplay, organic character development, superlative art direction and fantastic music all add up to a series, iteration after iteration, that delivers the goods. Success leads to a desire for more of the same and, instead of yet another numbered Persona release, spin-offs spring forth from the mighty one’s dome like [...]
Game: Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Developer: Ecolle Soft | Frenchbread Publisher: Sega Console: PS3, Vita Reviewed on: PS3
A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for the purpose of review.
When people think anime fighting game, they typically imagine the likes of Blazblue and Guilty Gear, Arc System Works’ duo of flashy and over the top fighters. But outside the realm of Arcsys’ genre wide stranglehold, every once in a awhile another anime fighter pops up to fill the void left between such big name releases, and Dengeki Bunko is just such a game.
Bringing together characters from a variety of light novels published by the [...]
At the Tokyo Game Show, Spike Chunsoft, developer of such titles as the Mysterious Dungeon series, announced that the third title in the Danganronpa series would be released for the PS Vita and PS4 in 2016. This marks the first time that a Danganronpa game has appeared on a home console. The announcement was also accompanied by a trailer featuring series mascots Monokuma and Usami battling it out via Danganronpa’s traditional trial-based gameplay.
According to the announcement, further information about the game will be revealed at a later date. The first two titles in the Danganronpa series were released in North America by NIS America in 2014 while the first [...]
Tabitha is currently experiencing some technical difficulties at the moment, so I’ll be bringing you this weeks Gaming On A Budget 8/6/2015 Edition instead. This time around we’ve got some huge discounts on PlayStation Network versions of games from our pals over at Nippon Ichi America, featuring such hit series as Danganronpa, Disgaea, and more. So if you’re into JRPGs, adventure games, or visual novels, then this is your week, my good friend.
1. Danganronpa 1: Trigger Happy Havoc (Vita, $20)
2. Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair (Vita, $20)
Normally priced at $40, this pair of murder mystery adventures hits an all time low this [...]
We’re just over a month away from the release of Danganronpa Another Episode: Ultra Despair Girls on September 1st, so to tide you all over till then we have a new batch of screenshots showcasing Komaru Naegi, the little sister of Danganronpa 1 protagonist Makoto Naegi, and the various bullets she must use to overcome an army of rampaging Monokuma robots. In total Komaru has access to eight different kinds of Truth Bullets to use with the hacking gun given to her by the Future Foundation, each of which has a different effect on the many different types of Monokumas that populate many of Ultra Despair Girls dangerous [...]
Anime brawler Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax will arrive in the West on October 6th with a special edition available only as pre-order — it will include first print copies, a OST showcasing songs provided by composers like Teruhiko Nakagawa (Shinobi), Naofumi Hataya (NiGHTS into Dreams…), Kenichi Tokoi (Sonic and the Secret Rings), and Jun Senoue (Sonic Adventure series, Sonic Heroes, Sonic and the Black Knight).
In Fighting Climax’s crossover fighting game extravaganza, characters from over a dozen of Dengeki Bunko’s light novel series come together to fight in intense 2D combat. Fans can expect notables like Asuna and Kirito from Sword Art Online, [...]
Title: Lost Dimension Publisher: Atlus Developer: Furyu Reviewed On: PS3 Release Date: 7/28/2015
A copy of this game was provided by the publisher for purpose of review.
This article will be a continuation of my preview of Lost Dimension published last week, so please go read that first if you would!
Lost Dimension is a game that lives and dies by its gameplay. It has an excellent battle system that rewards thinking over simple brute force — difficult to execute without stifling the player. It is actually possible to take an entire turn to fall back just out of enemy range and then sit and watch as your foes come running forward only to be slaughtered the [...]