King of Fighters XIV has gone back to the 3D visual style, not seen since Maximum Impact. The series has always been known for its 2D graphics and the hand drawn look from XII and XIII stood out from the top fighting games. The 3D graphics have been coming under some backlash but they have been slowly refining the visuals. When this game is released, hopefully it becomes visually appealing and more approachable gameplay wise.
It seems like the Investigation Team can’t catch a break. They solved a supernatural murder investigation, fought in two fighting tournaments and where even sent back in time. Now in Persona 4: Dancing All Night they find themselves defeating evil with the power of song and dance. Is this rhythm game a good look for Persona?
It’s not every day that you get to play the Vice President of Earth but in Citizens of Earth you get to live out this dream. This Earthbound inspired RPG is a politically satirical experience that has the Vice President solve the people’s problem with only a lot of violence. Does he have your vote?
The next spin-off to the Person series isn’t another fighting game or a remake to the older games but it’s a new RPG. Reintroducing the full teams from Persona 3 and 4, we get a brand new dungeon crawling RPG adventure.
Originally I wanted to write about Muramasa The Demon’s Blade/Rebirth, a beautiful looking Vanillaware game. Then I started to realize how little there was to say about Muramasa. So I’ve shifted my focus to the first Vanillaware game I’ve played and my personal favorite: Odin Sphere for the Playstation 2 and available as a PS2 Classic on PSN.
It still isn’t Persona 5 but we are getting the next but not the last Persona spin-off. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is the fighting a squeal to the popular JRPG franchise. It continues the stories from Persona 3 and 4 and with the game remaining true to the character’s skills, Persona and abilities. Is Persona 4 Arena worthy for a second round?
Recently Game Grumps has done a hilarious series on Trauma Center: Second Opinion. It’s a game about surgery that breaks into medical bizarreness. A port of the original DS game Trauma Center: Under the Knife, the Wii brings us Trauma Center: Second Opinion expanding and improving on the innovative gameplay of the original.
Dragon’s Crown is brought to you by Vanillaware and Atlus, one of the kings of niche JRPGs. The game draws elements from games like Gauntlet Legends and the arcade versions of Dungeons and Dragons as well the RPG elements of Boarderlands. They take familiar elements and create a new beat-em up experience. Does this old, almost forgotten genre stand strong?
Atlus’s fan favorite Persona franchise is entering the realm of fighting games. Reuniting the cast of Persona 4 and four characters from Persona 3 they will have to compete in the P1 Grand Prix to find out the reason for the Midnight Channel’s return. With the game market becoming more saturated with fighting games each year does Persona 4 Arena stand up or should it stick with RPGs.
Catherine is developed by Atlus’s Persona Team know for the popular Persona JRPG series. Unlike Persona, Catherine is a puzzle game. You play as Vincent Brooks, a software developer in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend Katherine. You wake up in a nightmare climbing a collapsing tower. The next morning Vincent and Katherine discuss their relationship. Later than night after his friends leave the bar Vincent stays to reflect and meets a woman. He finds himself in the nightmare again discovering that if he can survive and climb the eight floors he can escape the nightmares. Upon waking up is in bed with the beautiful woman from the bar also named Catherine.