Tag Archive: aksys

Game Review – Sweet Fuse: At Your Side

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side
バクダン☆ハンダン (Bakudan Handan)
Otome game
Otomate / Aksys Games
Sony PSP / PS Vita
Out-of-print

Summary:

It’s opening day for Saki’s uncle’s gaming-inspired theme park. Excitement is replaced with fear when someone in a pig suit sets off bombs and takes people hostage. “Count Hogstein” announces the terror shall stop if seven people can beat his games. Saki volunteers, but can she and the others save everyone and unravel Hogstein’s true identity?

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EXPIRED Anime & Manga Deals: Do You Want to Build a Snowman? Edition

It’s the first snowstorm of the season in my area, and the answer is no, I don’t want to build a snowman. I want to stay inside where there’s heat and the Internet.

Note that PS4s and Xbox Ones are on price drop until Christmas, so keep an eye out for store promotions on top of the $250 (or lower!) sale price. Otherwise, on to the deals!

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Game Review – Norn9: Var Commons

Norn9: Var Commons

Norn9: Var Commons
ノルン+ノネット ヴァール コモンズ
Otome game
Otomate / Aksys Games
PS Vita

Summary:

Twelve-year-old Sorata suddenly finds himself in what appears to be Japan from 100 years ago. A girl who doesn’t even remember her own name invites Sorata join her on the ship she’s been waiting for. What Sorata doesn’t expect is for that “ship” to be flying in the sky! What is this ship’s purpose, and will Sorata ever return home?

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Game Review – Code: Realize ~ Guardian of Rebirth ~

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~

Code: Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~
Code:Realize ~創世の姫君~ (Code:Realize ~Sousei no Himegimi~)
Otome game
Otomate / Aksys
PS Vita

Summary:

Cardia is cursed with a poisonous body. Anything — or anyone — who touches her skin ends up melting. So, following her father’s orders, Cardia spends her days alone, never leaving her house. One day, soldiers come to take her away, but someone else plans on stealing her first…

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Game Review – Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
極限脱出ADV 善人シボウデス (Kyokugen Dasshutsu ADV: Zennin Shibou Desu)
Visual Novel
Spike Chunsoft / Aksys
PS Vita / Nintendo 3DS

Summary:

In this follow-up to Nine Persons, Nine Persons, Nine Doors, Sigma and eight others have been forcibly dragged into something called the Nonary Game. Will Sigma and the others ally together so everyone can escape? Or will some players betray the group, leaving others to face eternal confinement…or a worse fate?

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Game Review – Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors

9 Persons, 9 Hours, 9 Doors

Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
999: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors
極限脱出 9時間9人9の扉 (Kyokugen Dasshutsu 9 Jikan 9 Nin 9 no Tobira)
Visual Novel
Chunsoft / Aksys
Nintendo DS / iOS

Summary:

Junpei is a normal college student. One day, he awakens and finds himself trapped in a room in a sinking ship! He learns he’s not the only one to be kidnapped and brought here, and they are all being forced to play a life-or-death game by the mysterious Zero.

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EXPIRED Deal Alert – PSN Flash Sale with Anime Games $8 or Less – Ends Tomorrow!

While PSN (US) is constantly having a flash sale, there’s a couple of anime-related and Japanese-related games in this latest sale. View the full list here, and go here to make your purchases. Better hurry, sale ends Monday at 11 AM Pacific!

Some games that may be of interest include:

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! (PS3 or PS Vita) – $7.50
BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND (PS Vita) – $5.85

Fate/EXTRA (PSP/PS Vita) – $4.00
Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi (PS3) – $7.80
Naruto Shippuden: Un Impact (PSP) – $7.75
One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PS3) – $7.80
One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 (PS3) – $7.80
Sweet Fuse: At Your Side (PSP/PS Vita) – $4.00
XBlaze Code: Embryo (PS3 or PS Vita)

Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi is  historical fiction, but it features an excellent storyline even if you’re not a huge romance fan. I would recommend doing Hijikata’s route first since it covers the most history. Like HakuokiSweet Fuse is a good visual novel even if you’re not an otome gamer. It has a lot of video game parodies and features a good mystery story. For the latter, make sure you follow the recommended order of Wakasa –> Meoshi –> Mitarashi –> Urabe –> Shidou –> Shirabe –> Secret. (Although you might not want to end with the secret from a romance perspective. I did Shirabe last.) Regardless, both titles are highly recommended for manga (and anime) fans!

FYI, Hakuoki: Stories of the Shinsengumi includes both the enhanced port of Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom (which is on sale here for $4) as well as the never-before-released in English fandisk. So pick up the PS3 Hakuoki game unless you only have a PSP or PS Vita. The base game is getting a PS Vita remake, and I’d be very surprised if it doesn’t make it over here. However, the game is well worth $8 in my opinion since it’s two games in one, and I doubt all the fandisk scenes will be in Shinkai: Kaze no Shou, which is due in Japan next month. This version also features the CGs done by the original artist.

So, are you picking up anything during this sale? Or have you played any of these games before and have an opinion on it? Let me know in the comments!