The PS4 is getting a major price drop in Japan. The PS4 is not region locked, so if you’re in the market to purchase a PS4 right now (as I am); you may want to consider importing the console until a North American Price Drop is announced. The new price is approximately $292 USD compared to the typical $399.99 charged by US retailers. This is a cost savings of $110! That’s significant change. Enough to pick up several new games for your system, or if you’re like me, and wanting multiple systems, enough to almost buy a wii u :). With all the great games announced at E3 and the Tokyo Game Show this year, the PS4 is a must own item for anyone who loves RPGs and Anime styled games.
PS4 and Kingdom Heart fans are in for a real treat. Kingdom Hearts 2.8 Final Chapter was just announced at the Tokyo Gameshow. Check out the trailer below:
This game is meant to serve as a prologue of events leading directly to the long awaited and anticipated Kingdom Hearts III.
According to IGN.com “Kingdom Hearts II.8 will contain a HD remaster of Dream Drop Distance, along with scenes from Unchained X called Back Cover, set to tell the tale of the Foretellers and revealing new parts of the series’ history. The final part of the collection is Birth by Sleep 0.2 – A Fragmentary Passage -, which is a completely new part of the story taking place after the events of the original Birth by Sleep, told from the perspective of Aqua”
Title: Lufia the Fortress of Doom
Release Date: December 1993
Where to Buy: Amazon has a few used copies in stock from time to time; at time of this review, it’s priced around $68 You can keep an eye on this page on amazon to see when copies become available. http://www.amazon.com/Lufia-Fortress-Doom-Super-Nintendo/dp/B0007Y66N4 You may also have good luck searching on ebay for a used copy of the game.
Kokeshi dolls are traditional Japanese Wooden dolls that are often hand carved and painted. These dolls originated in the 1600s and were sold as souvenirs to traveling tourists who visited the Japanese Hotsprings.
Fastforward 400 years later, and meet the Momijii Doll. These Kokeshi inspired figurines have taken the Kokeshi theme and turned it into a profitable online business by creating dozens of super rare limited edition dolls at affordable prices.
What’s more, these dolls make great gifts, because you can turn them upside down and remove a note, which you can personalize. This makes them great ideas for holidays, weddings, anniversaries, or graduations. Any special occasion, there’s a doll to match that.
Title: Phantasy Star 3 Generations of Doom
Genre: RPG with Dating Sim elements
Release Date: July 1991
Platforms: Originally for the Sega Genesis, it has since been ported to virtually every console, including the PC
Where to Buy: I recommend the Sega Genesis Collection which includes Phantasy Star II, III, and IV (and a buncha other awesome retro games). You can get it on amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Sega-Genesis-Classic-Game-Online/dp/B00AEV8HI2
Title: Tiny Farm
Genre: Farming Simulator with City Building elements
Concept: 6/10 Tiny Farm is a game similar in nature to that of Harvest Moon or Farmville. The objective is to take care of live stock, plant and harvest crops, go fishing, and breed the animals in your farm, all while making a profit to buy new farming equipment, better seeds, better livestock, etc. It’s one of those games that’s fun in small doses, and addictive at first, but if you intend to play it heavily, you may become bored by the repetitive nature of these games. They try to lessen that effect somewhat by regularly having special events with limited edition livestock or other prizes that you don’t want to miss out on, which keeps you logging in to keep up with the latest in-game events and items. I also find it a bit more interesting than just a farming simulator as you can also run your own zoo, or go to the beach, or participate in other activities as well.
Disclaimer: My review is based on the demo version. Sadly, I’ve yet to play the full version but will update this accordingly (if my views change) once I’ve purchased the full game.
Title: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
Publisher: Alfa System / Sony
Release Date: March 2015
Where to Buy: $19.99 on Amazon.com
Overall: 64/80 80% B- “Very Good Game For Girls”
Concept: 10/10 The concept here is very fun, you can check out what I think of the Gameplay and Customization below which are really the highlights of this game. The concept is that you and all of your ancestors and descendants have been cursed by someone so that they will live a very short life and also never be able to reproduce normally – instead they must reproduce with gods and demons. The game is fast paced and your characters do die quickly which forces you to keep breeding with the gods to make new clan members. You can pass down heirloom armor and the armor gets new powers as it is passed down. Combat is turn based and there is also a city building element to the game. Read on to learn more about each of these features.
Title: Life is Strange
Genre: Point and Click Adventure Game (With some Visual Novel Elements)
Publisher: DontNod Entertainment & Squaresoft/Square-Enix
Release Date: Life is Strange is an Episodic Game, where your decisions made in each episode carry over to the next, the first episode was released in January of 2015. There are a total of 5 episodes, and we are still waiting (at time of this review) for episode 5 to be released.
Overall: 65/90 72% C- “Good Game for Girls”
According to this quote from an article on theverge.com[quote]”The new Apple TV is much more powerful than its predecessor, which is a crucial upgrade for the device’s gaming ambitions. It’s powered by a 64-bit A8 processor and supports 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. “It’s just 10 millimeters taller,” than the previous device, said Apple’s Eddy Cue. As for connections, the new Apple TV carries over the same, simplistic power / HDMI / ethernet setup as the old model. It will launch in late October in two configurations: 32GB for $149 or 64GB for $199.
Season 3 is almost here! and if you Pre-Register now, you can get an exclusive limited edition pet, with 4 to choose from including: Owl, Okapi, Dodo, or Sandfox available only to those who pre-register for season 3. (I picked the sandfox, but I also really love the Okapi; and the Owl is cute too!!)
Check out the official video for Tiny Farm: Season 3 Mystery Forest
If you’re not yet playing Tiny Farm, you’re missing out on a very cute IOS game that offers a lot of features in one tiny package, including farming, safari, zookeeping, fishing, traveling, shop keeping, breeding, and much, much, more. I promise you, it’s not just another farmville clone. There are lots of events for rare limited animals too! It’s sooo cute; you’ve gotta see this game. If you love kawaii games, you’ll be hooked immediately. You can grab the game for free at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/tiny-farm-season2/id448859328?mt=8 or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.com2us.tinyfarm.normal2.freefull.google.global.android.common&hl=en
Title: Conception II: Children of the Stars Review
Genre: RPG (with some dating sim and city building elements)
Platform: 3DS or PSVita / PSTV
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Language: English (text and voice acting) (or you can import the Japanese original game with Japanese text and Japanese audio)
Overall: 64/80 80% B- “Very Good Game For Girls”
Lucky Rabbit Reflex is an excellent Otome Game and right now, while supplies last, it can be yours for $2.50 – what’s more it includes several other “story rich” styled games including Evoland, Joe’s Diner, Nightclub Emporium, and some game called Slave Trade (which sounds rather offensive and tacky to me, but hey, it’s free – the other games are worth $2.50 — Lucky Rabbit Reflex alone is worth that!
Her story is an awesome “game” – though it’s not really a game in the traditional sense. You watch some video clips and pick up on key words or phrases in those clips to find more video clips to watch. The premise is that a woman has murdered her husband, and you have to figure out her motive. While “playing” the game, you interview the woman over the course of several days. Each clip is only a few seconds long; and they’re never in chronological order, or make much sense out of context. It’s up to you to put all the pieces of the puzzle together and form your own conclusion. You learn pretty quickly; that there are 2 women being interviewed, Hannah, and Eve. But are Hannah and Eve; really two people? Or are they one person with a Dissociative Identity disorder?
This week’s humble bundle features a lot of anime and jrpg goodies, including Neptunia Rebirth 1, 99 Spirits, and Vanguard Princess with some dlc packs. $10 gets you all of the games in this week’s bundle which includes:
99 Spirits: Special Edition
Vanguard Princess Hilda Rize
Vanguard Princess Lilith
Supercharged Robot Vulkaiser
Gurumin: A Monstrous Adventure
Neo Aquarium: King of Crustaceans