Category Archives: Aaron Dobbe

Capcom Dispels Free-to-Play Street Fighter V Rumors

If you were worried about paying per character or buying unfair powerups in Capcom’s upcoming Street Fighter V, you can put those fears to rest. Continue reading Capcom Dispels Free-to-Play Street Fighter V Rumors

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

A STRIPPED-DOWN OPEN-WORLD ADVENTURE WITH A TON OF CHARM

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed, developed by Acquire and published by XSEED, is an odd game, but you could probably tell that from the title. It doesn’t help that the stylized title seems to read “Akiba Strip”, which, as the subtitle implies, is intentional. I think a lot of people were awfully dismissive of the game based on that alone, and the premise of the game (read on to find out) certainly didn’t help. Underneath all the first impressions, Akiba’s Trip is a modern supernatural action RPG with a sharply satirical sense of humor. But does the game stand on its own two feet? Continue reading Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed Review

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Review (Vita)

THE WORLD IS HERS

Japan’s most popular digital pop star, Hatsune Miku, has been slowly and steadily taking over the world. In addition to performing several of her own concerts in the US, over the past few years she has opened for Lady Gaga, modeled for Marc Jacobs, and most recently, performed on The Late Show With David Letterman. Not bad for a girl that isn’t even real. In the middle of this uptick in worldwide popularity, SEGA cautiously localized and released one of their rhythm games featuring the idol: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F. It was an unexpected success on this side of the Pacific, prompting SEGA to enthusiastically announce the sequel not long after. Now that I’ve spent some quality time with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd, I can say it wasn’t a fluke — this is a damn good series of rhythm games. If we scored games based on how much they made the reviewer smile, I’d have to give this game a 10. But we don’t. Continue reading Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F 2nd Review (Vita)

Two More Atelier Games Coming Stateside Early 2015

Koei Tecmo has announced a Western release of two games in their successful Atelier franchise of JRPGs, and neither of them are very far away. Continue reading Two More Atelier Games Coming Stateside Early 2015