It isn’t uncommon for Japanese forms of media to showcase a story where humans transform into animals. Ranma 1/2 has a number of cast members who bounce between bipedalism and quadrupedalism. Fruits Basket is a series where its cast needs to be careful when hugging other people. Kitty Love: Way to Look for Love is an otome novel offer its own take on that sort of situation. It is an absolutely pleasant thing, though some technical issues and translation errors keep it from being something fans of the genre need to play.Read more
The console editions of RPG Maker MV are headed Westward in February 2019, but they’re making their Japanese debut this week! We asked Yuki Watanabe, a Kadokawa veteran and the director of this console release, about what we should expect from this new version of the game.
Michibiku: What is the driving force behind the development of RPG Maker MV? What are you trying to deliver to players that previous games haven’t done, or haven’t done as well as you’d like?
Yuki Watanabe, Director, RPG Maker MV: This is actually the first time we have ported a PC version to console. Usually, the console version is different, because we have to pay attention to memory and things like that, but this time, we could bring nearly the full PC experience to everyone.
Gal Metal is a music game. It is also a life sim. On top of that, Gal Metal keeps track of a player’s relationships with other characters. For a game where motion controls are king and someone is basically waving Joy-Cons around in the air, there is a lot going on. While music is the main focus, these other elements help build up the world and enhance the experience.Read more
Black Bird, Onion Games’ latest title, is a bit mysterious. The game does not flat out tell you what happens in it. All people know for sure is that a little girl died from unknown circumstances. As a result, she somehow transformed into a black bird that goes to shoot up cities. It is also established that the black bird is a feared and almost legendary beast. But, on someone’s first playthrough, some meanings could be inferred.Read more
Good news for everyone who likes Valkyria Chronicles! The first entry in the series has found its way to a new platform. People can now download a copy to their Nintendo Switch. But what should you know about this game and this port? Read on for more details!Read more
This week sees the release of not one but two games in the Taiko no Tatsujin series, after an absence that has spanned a decade and a half. It’s a great time to give it a try! But what is Taiko about, and which should you get?
Yep, you’re in the right place. Let’s get to it!Read more
A new Puyo Puyo game is out in Japan, and with easy digital importing and a last-minute launch discount that brings its price down to about five bucks, it’s an enticing proposition. So what’s it all about, then?Read more
There exist in this world games that have appealing concepts and flawed executions. Gal Metal is one such game. The idea of a rhythm game that focuses on drumming is a good idea. Bandai Namco has a successful series based on that very concept. One that also introduces a storyline and character building could be exciting, but Gal Metal falters when it comes to making everything work together.Read more
Since 2003, NIS has been giving people a way to help groups of antiheroes accomplish goals of varying degrees of morality. With new versions and iterations arriving every few years, someone might wonder how they could hop into these strategic scenarios. Well, if you check out our guide, you might find a way to make the Netherworld your new second home.Read more