Wednesday, 23 November 2016

My Steam Awards nominations

Writing this as a blog post to someone because it won't fit in a comment (over 1000 chars)

The “Test of Time” Award : Sid Meier's Pirates!
Yep, I'm ooooooold. :) The first version I played of this was the C64 version. But this game is good!

The “I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye” Award : Actual Sunlight
DO NOT PLAY THIS WHEN DEPRESSED. PLEASE. It's not like a normal tearjerker thing, it's a full-on depression thing, but it has real emotional impact, enough that I wanted to nominate it beyond anything else I played (even though I actually played it on PS Vita rather than PC/Steam).

The “Just 5 More Minutes” Award : Chime Sharp
I was going to award this to Stardew Valley as I have accidentally played that one to sunrise without noticing before. Chime Sharp only makes me mysteriously lose around 4 hours every time I play it.

The “Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!” Award : Circa Infinity
You might have seen my little review earlier.

The “Villain Most In Need Of A Hug” Award : Steins;Gate
So much would have been different if only [certain persons] had more hugs!

The “Game Within A Game” Award : Stardew Valley
Great minds think alike. :) I really like the mini-games in Stardew Valley.

The “I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award” Award : Black Closet
It might be the game I did more early recommending to other people than any other.

The “Best Use Of A Farm Animal” Award : Space Giraffe
The bonus rounds are full of seriously good mooing.

The “Best Yuri Game” Award : Kindred Spirits On The Roof.
The curator of the "Hella Yuri" steam group - who is Hanako of Hanako Games - made a call to all members to use the free vote on "Best Yuri Game" in an attempt to make Valve-sempai notice the yuri community, so I thought I'd pitch in. :)

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 120

Announced:


Upcoming very soon:
  • Neo-Geo Metal Slug (PS4)
  • Steins;Gate 0 (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition: Sphere of Influence – Ascension (PS4)
  • Samurai Shodown VI (PS4)

Friday, 18 November 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 119

Announced / updates on forthcoming:

  • Persona 5 (PS3, PS4) 
  • A Magical High School Girl (PC)
  • Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline (PC)
  • Kokurase Episode 2 (PC)
  • Alicemare (PC)
  • Operation Abyss: New Tokyo Legacy (PC)
  • Operation Babel: New Tokyo Legacy (PC, PS Vita)
  • Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Digimon World: Next Order (PS4)
  • Final Fantasy XV (PS4)

Released:

  • SPACE MOUSE 35th Anniversary edition (PC)
  • Brief Karate Foolish (PC)
  • AL・FINE (PC)
  • ENIGMA: (PC)
  • Go! Go! Nippon! 2016 (PC) (DLC)
  • SENRAN KAGURA Bon Appétit! - Full Course (PC)
  • Trillion: God of Destruction (PC)
  • Contra (PS4)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)
  • Touhou: Scarlet Curiosity (PS4)
  • The Legend of Heroes: Trails of Cold Steel II (PS3. PS Vita)
  • Sword Art Online: Hollow Realization (PS Vita, PS4)
  • BLAZBLUE CENTRALFICTION  (PS3, PS4)
  • Root Letter (PS Vita, PS4)
  • Mario’s Super Picross (New 3DS - SNES Virtual Console)
  • Sega 3D Classics Collection (3DS)
  • Pokemon Sun & Moon (3DS)
  • Wario Land: Shake It! (Wii U - Wii Virtual console)
  • Excitebike 64 - (Wii U - N64 Virtual console)
???? almost released?
  • Shuffle! All-Ages version (PC)
  • Trouble Witches Origin - Episode1 Daughters of Amalgam - (PC)

SPACE MOUSE 35th Anniversary edition - review

A review I posted on Steam with regard to SPACE MOUSE 35th Anniversary edition.


Thursday, 27 October 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 118

Upcoming:

  • GRISAIA:PHANTOM TRIGGER (PC)
  • Birthdays the Beginning (PC, PS4)
  • D: The Game (PC)
  • Fate/Extella (PS4, PS Vita)
  • Trillion: God of Destruction (PC)
  • AKIBA’S BEAT (PS4, PS Vita)
Out now:
  • A dragon girl looks up at the endless sky (PC)
  • Corona Blossom Vol. 2 (PC)
  • Delicious! Pretty Girls Mahjong Solitaire (PC)
  • CRIMSON ROOM® DECADE (PC)
  • Yomawari: Night Alone (PC, PS Vita)
  • Gurumin 3D: A Monstrous Adventure (3DS)
  • Fairune 2 (3DS)
  • Corpse Party (3DS)
  • Rhythm Paradise Megamix (3DS)
  • MeiQ: Labyrinth of Death (PS Vita)
  • Superdimension Neptune VS Sega Hard Girls (PS Vita)
  • WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY® Demo (PS4, PS Vita)
  • NEOGEO THE KING OF FIGHTERS '94 (PS4)
  • DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE 2 (Xbox One, PS4, PC)

Notes on "A dragon girl looks up at the endless sky"

This post is to supplement a curation I made on Steam's J-Indie Arcade group.

1) I didn't know what genre to call it so I called it "hybrid action RPG". It seems to be like two different kinds of action RPG though - dungeon room type stuff (e.g. like Recettear) and also 2D hack-and-slash type (e.g. like Odin Sphere)

2) The developers are Debonosu - I assume they still count as indie... well, I had a look at their site http://www.debonosu.jp/ and there's a banner flashing past mentioning Comiket 90, so I am guessing they are still on the circuit. According to https://vndb.org/p709 they have an imprint for another game.

3) According to VNDB: https://vndb.org/v3988/releases
The original version of this game was 18+ and was released on PC in 2010. The PSP version is 17+ and was released in 2013, and included additional characters and scenes. So this is based on the PSP version.

4) Their other game on Steam - Kagura Douchuuki - was originally an 18+ game (all about raping miko - I am not going to post details but if you want, you can read about it here), but when it came out on Steam, they'd removed all that and it became a 12+ version. So there is no knowing whether anything further has been censored in the game's transformation from "Sora o Aogite Kumo Takaku" (17+ PSP version) to "A dragon girl looks up at the endless sky". Possibly nothing? Possibly much?

Friday, 21 October 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 116

Upcoming:

  • Nintendo Switch (new console)
  • The Silver Case (PS4)
  • Memory's Dogma CODE:01 (PC)
  • Trillion: God Of Destruction (PC)
  • Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea (PS Vita)
  • Summer Lesson (PS VR)
  • Shuffle! (PC)
On Steam Greenlight:
  • VR the Anime Girls Method / 全豚に告ぐ!これで痩せなきゃお前は終わりだ!(PC)
  • Love, Guitars, and the Nashville Skyline (PC)
  • Dead or School (PC)
  • VRKanojo Demo (PC)
  • The Legend of Dark Witch 2 (PC)
Out now:
  • Pokémon Sun & Moon Demo (3DS)
  • Chase: Cold Case Investigations ~Distant Memories~ (3DS)
  • Mario Party: Star Rush (3DS)
  • Paper Mario: Color Splash (Wii U)
  • Rez Infinite (PS4 / PS VR)
  • Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live (PS VR)
  • Exist Archive: The Other Side of the Sky (PS4)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (PS4)
  • Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters: Daybreak Special Gigs (PS4)
  • VALKYRIE DRIVE -BHIKKHUNI- (PS Vita)
  • DoDonPachi Resurrection (PC)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 115

Featuring:

  • MYTH (PC)
  • Her and Her and My 7 Days -Seven days with the Ghost- (PC)
  • Dead End Junction (PC) 
  • Kisaragi no Hougyoku (PC)
  • Diorama Battle of NINJA 虚拟3D世界 忍者之战 (PC)
  • Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.4 Himatsubushi (PC)
  • Acceleration of SUGURI 2 (PC)