Combining combat from Dynasty Warriors and characters from the Dragon
Quest franchise, this PS4 game is plenty of fun if you like hack and slash
action. Released in Japan and China in February, the English version will be
available to the western world in mid-October.
Oreshika Tainted Bloodlines
This PlayStation Vita game
is a traditional JRPG-style dungeon crawler with a twist.
You play as a
Japanese clan that, after having its bloodline cursed by a sorcerer, only have two years to
live. By slaying demons you earn favour from the Gods, who then allow members of the
clan to procreate with Goddesses. The goal is to keep the clan alive for enough generations to kill the wicked sorcerer.
For the full lowdown, check out GameSpot's review here.
Released on the PS4 earlier this year,
the bizarre Omega Quinetet has you play as a group of J-pop singers who are the Earth’s only
defence against rampaging monsters called the Blaire.
Featuring Final Fantasy-esque turn-based combat, the game is notable for its attack stacker mechanic -- you’ll have to organise characters in specific
short, mid and long range formations in order to topple powerful foes.
Beware though, the quirky story may only make sense if you’re familiar with
Japan’s idol culture.
Akiba's Trip: Undead and Undressed
You may have misread its title as "Akiba Strip" – and that’s exactly what this PS4 brawler about.
job is to head out to Tokyo’s popular otaku district and beat the clothes off vampires, exposing them to sunlight and turning them back into humans in
If it sounds ludicrous, it is, and that's what makes this Japanese game fun.
A Sequel to the PS
Vita game Toukiden: The Age of Demons, Toukiden Kiwami for the PS4
provides more weapons and demons to slay them with.
Like in the Monster Hunter series, your job is to partner up
with slayers and gather parts from fiends, which are used to make armour
and weapons. Kitted out with new gear, you then head out again to hunt bigger,
Criminal Girls: Invite Only
Criminal Girls may be a PS
Vita game, but portable play isn’t necessarily advised unless you have a particularly
high threshold for embarrassment.
This turn-based dungeon
crawler takes place in the pits of hell, where seven female characters are put
through the Redemption Program. If they pass they will return to the land of the
living, but unfortunately these women need to be coaxed into
completing the program. This necessitates the controversial Motivation
system, which has you spank, tickle and whip inspiration into the cast of characters.