Friday, 27 February 2015

Review: Hyperdevotion Noire: Goddess Black Heart (PSTV/PSVita)

As the Hyperdimension Neptunia series continues to grow in popularity, it was always going to be a matter of time before the other goddesses were going to get their chance in the spotlight. Which brings us to Hyperdevotion Noire. A strategy RPG from Sting gives the release a surprise variety to the main series as it joins the ranks of other spin offs trying new genres. Does this fare well compared to the stalwarts of this sub genre? Let's have a peek..

News: New Persona 4 Dancing All Night Trailer

Atlus has released a new trailer for the upcoming rhythm game, Persona 4 Dancing All Night.

News: Toukiden Kiwami Ps4/Vita Cross-Play Trailer

Koei Tecmo has released a new trailer for the expanded re-release of Toukiden Kiwami.

News: XBlaze Lost Memories Heading Westward

Aksys Games has announced the localisation of XBlaze Lost: Memories for America.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Review: Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax (PSVita)

Have you ever thought, hey wouldn’t it be awesome if a game development studio came together and made a fighting game featuring all of my favorite anime characters?  Well guess what, your pleads have been heard, the great folks over at Ecole Software and French Bread studios have banded together to develop the game you’ve always wanted, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax. 

Otaku Review: 7th Dragon (NDS)

There be Dragons Here

7th dragon is a role-playing video game for Nintendo DS developed by Imageepoch and published by Sega in Japan on March 5, 2009.

News: New Xenoblade Chronicles X Footage

Nintendo has released a new gameplay video of the upcoming Xenoblade Chronicles X.

News: Ray Gigant Teaser Trailer & Screenshots

Bandai Namco has released the first trailer & screenshots for the upcoming RPG, Ray Gigant.

News: Neptunia V-II Opening Video Released

Compile Heart has released the intro movie for Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

News: Eat Beat Dead Spike-San Released

Arc SystemWorks has released Eat Beat DeadSpike-San to iOS & Android app stores.

Review : Magical Beat (PSVita)

Does it beat the competition or is it just tone deaf?

Magical Beat for Vita by Arc System Works is a rhythm based falling blocks puzzler with a fighting twist, taking its cues from games such as Tetris, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo and Lumines. Sadly for this title it never really seems to match up with the quality of its predecessors or the scope of its vision.

News: Dragon Quest Heroes Heading West in 2015

Square Enix has confirmed a localisation of Dragon Quest Heroes is in the works for Ps4.

News: New Street Fighter V Trailer & Screenshots

Capcom has released a new trailer and a new set of screenshots for Street Fighter V.

Monday, 23 February 2015

News: Neptunia Victory II Off-Screen Footage

Off-screen footage has been released showing Hyperdimension Neptunia Victory II.

Review - Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late (Ps3)

Otaku Review: Under Night In Birth Exe: Late
Platform: PS3
Price: £30 from
Release Date:   Out Now

Review code provided by NIS Europe

Note: This is a re-run of my previous review of the Japanese version of Under Night In Birth Exe: Late from Sept 2014. The only difference between the Japanese version released around then and the EU version available now is the addition of English text and voice acting, and as such the review still stands as it originally did.

What makes a good fighting game?

Opinions on this will vary. Some people say a colourful cast of characters. Some might say a variety of features such as a full story mode or even a Streets of Rage inspired affair. Perhaps a plethora of unlockables, concept art and other goodies?

News: Persona 4 Dancing All Night Rise Trailer

Atlus has released the first new trailer for their rhythm game,  Persona 4: Dancing All Night.