Dissidia Opera Omnia is a rather huge game. Consider this: there are 25 story characters. People are limited to a party of three, though they can have 10 preset parties. In addition to those characters guaranteed from the campaign, various events offer the opportunity to earn many more heroes from the Final Fantasy series for free. Only Vanille and Setzer have been added to the roster so far, but we can eventually look forward to people like Maria, Kain, Rydia, Faris, Celes, Aerith, Zack and Ramza. With such a huge cast, people may have trouble finding specific characters to use for certain needs.Read more
Plenty of companies make a name for themselves by specializing in certain genres. People may not realize that Sega is responsible for plenty of great rhythm games. It has been musical for years, with plenty of titles that are entirely original properties or giving people an opportunity to tap along with characters or musicians from other iconic series. Let’s look back at some of the many games that can be found either immediately worldwide or easily imported.Read more
Secret of Mana is a game that is getting a lot of attention lately for various reasons. One is the Super NES Classic Edition. It is one of the games getting a second chance at attention as one of the included titles. The other is the recent remake appearing on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and PC. This is even before taking into account the mobile port of the original game that allows people to play it on Android and iOS devices. It is the sort of action-RPG people can not forget, and one of the reasons why is because of its unique battle system.Read more
Might and magic go hand-in-hand in games. Whether it is heroes who are incredibly adept with both physical force and supernatural abilities or parties willed with people who specialize in specific areas, it is common to see people using all sorts of specialties to survive. The Zwei series is no exception. It too has characters using both kind of abilities to complete challenges. What makes Zwei: The Arges Adventure and Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection stand out is the way it manages the two elements. There is a balance here that shows how important each one is.Read more
Otome games and visual novels are the sort of genre that frankly, could very well fit anywhere. But, at the same time, there is something nice about having them in a more portable format. It places the story in the palm of your hands, makes it easy to read anywhere like a traditional book and allows people who are devoted to the sights and sounds to really focus on the presentation. In the eighth console generation, the PlayStation Vita really stood out as the system to play such games on, and The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya seems to suggest the Nintendo Switch could fill a similar role.Read more
SNK’s next fighting game release, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, is releasing later this year and headed West courtesy of NIS America. We were able to ask some questions to the project’s leads about what they’re hoping to accomplish and how the game will differ from a standard King of Fighters.
Michibiku: SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy seems to follow in the footsteps of cult classic Neo Geo Pocket Color release Gals’ Fighters. Was this intentional? Will we see references to Gals’ Fighters in the new game?
Yasuyuki Oda, producer: The story is not necessarily directly connected, but the concept is quite similar. It’s a new title, but it’s unmistakably a spiritual successor.Read more
The Dissidia Final Fantasy games can be complicated, to say the least. Different characters from various worlds all come together in a single installment to fight it out. The battle system changes slightly between entries. The cast is occasionally shook up. Given that and the gaps from one release to the next, and it may seem like getting into the series is a daunting task. Fortunately, there is one installment that makes things a little more simpler: Dissidia Opera Omnia. Even better, it is a free option easily accessible on multiple platforms.Read more
People who are looking for a little romance in their virtual lives were able to celebrate quite a landmark in February 2018. D3 Publisher released the first otome game on the Nintendo Switch. The system has its own version of The Men of Yoshiwara: Kikuya. It may not be the most elaborate game out there, but it feels like a stepping stone and proof that this console could be a good fit for similar titles. This basic title lays a foundation, one that fans of such games may want to consider while they wait for other companies to foster new relationships.Read more