The release of Crystar, a brand new action RPG by FURYU Corporation and Spike Chunsoft is right around the corner and to celebrate they have unveiled the release trailer. Players will be able to take control of Rei, a high school girl who accidentally kills her dearly loved little sister Mirai after awakening with incredible powers. Rei is willing to do anything to revive her sister, so she makes a contract with the Demons of Purgatory. As part of the contract, Rei must work as an Executor, battling through the many levels of Purgatory and slaying the monsters that dwell there
9-Nine-: Episode 2 features more of the vibrant art and excellent writing that was featured in the first installment. However, it’s not quite a sequel as it instead focuses on a different heroine compared to episode 1. This can be a little annoying for players who want to uncover all the mysteries instead of just learning more about the different heroines. The game is also rather short and left us wanting more, but this is mostly due to the great character dialog and superb translation. Despite some questionable elements 9-Nine-: Episode 2 is a great visual novel and we have no qualms recommending the entire series to fans of the genre.
Gameplay: Features a lot more humor compared to episode one and the writing is still superb.
Graphics: The art is detailed and vibrant, although a lot of the character sprites and backgrounds are reused.
Sound: Excellent voice acting, but most of the background tunes are the same
Even with all of the quality titles on display at Gamescom, the new gameplay video for Bee Simulator by BIGBEN and VARSAV Game Studios caused quite a buzz. The trailer highlights the fact that players can expect to spend quality time with family or friends while enjoying the collaborative or competitive modes in the game
The wait is over for everyone eager to see what Overpass, the upcoming off-road simulation developed by Zordix Racing and published by Bigben will have to offer. The first gameplay footage of the game has been unveiled in a new trailer, which highlights its unique and innovative concept
Cali4ways Games, an indie developer from sunny South Africa has unveiled the official trailer for their upcoming brawler, Boet Fighter, and it is a thing of beauty. Judging by the trailer, the game is definitely going to deliver on their promise of violence, traffic, hadedas, explosions, night clubs, taxis, and rugby, amongst many other things. The game draws inspiration from 2D side-scrolling classics, such as Double Dragon and Golden Axe, but infuses the action with some uniquely South African elements
If you are a fan of World Wonder Ring Stardom, Japan’s leading women’s professional wrestling promotion, then you are in for a treat. Spike Chunsoft recently announced the World Wonder Ring Stardom DLC for their game Fire Pro Wrestling World. This DLC will arrive on August 21st, 2019 on both Playstation 4 as well as Steam
Crawlco Block Knockers is an addictive action/puzzle title that draws inspiration from a rather unusual source. The whole thing looks and plays like a sleazy nineties arcade game, but it’s so much more than just a flimsy excuse to ogle a couple of lewd images. Not only is the game challenging, but it totally nails the audio and visual style of the era while still offering enough options to customize everything to your liking. If you are a fan of the genre, then CBK is more than worth the asking price.
Gameplay: Challenging, addictive and great fun.
Graphics: The visuals perfectly capture the weird and sleazy arcade era of the nineties.
Sound: Decent sound effects and a great soundtrack by OSC
The new remastered version of Saya no Uta ~ The Song of Saya updates this classic visual novel without messing with the things that have made it so popular. It is still as disturbing as ever, although Steam players will have to spring for the adult patch to get the full experience. The original artwork looks great in high definition and the new engine means it’s no longer a hassle to try and run the game on modern hardware. It’s also good to see that the already great translation has been polished even more. If you can handle disturbing content, and enjoy the genre, then we cannot recommend Saya no Uta ~ The Song of Saya enough.
Gameplay: Not a lot of choices, but the story is so good that you won’t mind.
Graphics: Still very disturbing, especially when played uncensored.
Sound: The soundtrack is excellent and so is the voice acting
The Witch’s Love Diary is a unique visual novel that has plenty of stories to tell and a unique way of telling these stories. It offers quite a lengthy tale and the pace is somewhat on the slow side, but it is definitely worth the read. It also doesn’t skimp on routes for any of its characters, even the minor ones. Add to that beautiful visuals, along with a great soundtrack and you have yourself a visual novel that is worth investing some time in.
Gameplay: Not a lot of meaningful choices, but the story manages to remain captivating to the end.
Graphics: Beautiful character designs and detailed backgrounds.
Sound: Features a great soundtrack and top-notch voice acting
Some more good news for PC and Nintendo Switch owners as PQube and developer Compile Heart has announced that Gun Gun Pixies will be heading for these two platforms this September. The game, which was previously a Playstation Vita exclusive in Japan, is a mix between shooter and platformer starring two tiny girls from outer space