Okage: Shadow King
big tree hole, think i might be burning out though :| Achievements: 28 / 30 (93%)
Updated about 1 week ago
An RPG you can kind of just bulldoze through. (So far.) Loading times are improved, but not as much as I'd hoped. Still, actually tolerable compared to the initial release. The font is rough on the eyes, as are a lot of the character graphics. It's amusing, but the localization is...shaky. What a weird game.
Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal
FUCKING vampires dude. actually need to plan some resistance up gear >:| Achievements: 27 / 31 (87%)
Updated about 4 weeks ago
There has been a lot of discussion about the sexualization of niche anime RPGs; while the complaints voiced about other games I've played are in no way meritless, I've often found them a bit overblown. This, though—this is the game everyone is actually decrying. I'm infuriated that it's so miserably goddamn wota because it's ALSO really fucking good. Missing QOL features betray its age—no auto-navigate, poor/absent history logging. I can't NOT rate it highly, though. Fuck.
Ninja Senki DX
stage 8, I think? Achievements: 1 / 18 (6%)
Updated about 1 month ago
Spartan and single-minded to the point of obsessiveness. Also very cute. I don't have anything negative to say about how it plays so far, but I can't be assed to shout praises of it from the rooftops either. The remixed ST is nothing to write home about, but the original is nearly unlistenable so good looking out on that.
ACA NEOGEO: Alpha Mission 2
uhhh I'm gonna try to 1CC this but what the hell, m2 has spoiled me Achievements: 5 / 6 (83%)
Updated about 2 months ago
I mean it's competent but everything about it is also pretty ungainly; the game itself and this re-release. You can't play the JP version in high score mode without changing your console's language. Region leaderboards are mixed which is Real Weird if there actually IS a secret boss in the JP version that the others lack. Game claimed I had no online scores submitted (despite the trophies!) until I experimentally switched console languages. Huh?
Capcom Beat 'Em Up Bundle: The King of Dragons
1cc to stage 3, then read about the settings/ports on my TV that lower lag from over 100ms to ~15ms. that oughta help!
Updated about 2 months ago
oh man, I can't wait to fight Gildiss!!! SO COOL
Yomawari: Night Alone
If you're gonna force the use of quicksaves, your game better damn well NOT crash. warping back home a lot more now, I guess!!! Achievements: 2 / 28 (7%)
Updated about 3 months ago
Skillfully cultivates a sense of fear. Unfortunately, the source of that fear quickly shifts from the roaming murderous spirits to lost progress, whether caused by a warningless encounter too close to outrun or a game crash eating the quicksave (and setting you back further than if you'd died). Speaking of dying, it's odd that a survival-horror game would reward deathwarping. This may be because Vita, but it's difficult to see anything. Overall, works if you don't peel back too many layers.