Friday, 21 October 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 116


  • 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)
  • DoDonPachi Resurrection (PC)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PS4)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 115


  • 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)

Eight things that make sex scenes in eroge hilariously bad

Perhaps not all eroge is like this. I mean, I am no great aficionado.

Perhaps it is just that eroge takes cues from other types of porn that just seem desperately unnatural to me.

I do not know. But here is my list. Eight things that make sex scenes in eroge hilariously bad.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 114


  • Danganronpa 1 + 2 Reload (PS4)
  • THE SILVER CASE (PC) - physical limited edition
  • Beneath The Cherry Trees / 桜の樹の下には (PC)
  • Ne no Kami: The Two Princess Knights of Kyoto (PC)
  • MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies (PC)
  • Go! Go! Nippon 2016 (PC)
  • Golden Fantasia CROSS (PC)

Thursday, 29 September 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 113


  • Wild Romance (PC)
  • Secrets of Me (PC)
  • Princess Maker 2 Refine (PC)
  • Pinball Parlor (PC)
  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace (PC)

A bunch of Japanese video game music on Spotify

Spotify is now available in Japan, so I decided to explore it, and discovered that the entire Falcom game music library seems to be there under the artist name "Falcom Sound Team jdk". No kidding, there is decades of music in there, including - some albums have different versions for the different platforms each game was released on. Dozens upon dozens of albums. I scrolled for a good ten minutes and there was seemingly no end!

To follow up from my earlier post about the rare ANTHEM track "Xanadu" being available on Amazon, I notice that the same album "Falcom Classics" - containing that song - is out on Spotify. They also have "Falcom Special Box 90" which contains two later ANTHEM tracks - Holy Fighter and Protecters!


Then I went to "related artists" and discovered:

The entire 5 disc BAYONETTA soundtrack! I already have this on CD, it's amazing.

Yoko Shimomura (they mostly have Street Fighter music there, sadly hardly any Kingdom Hearts and no Mario & Luigi soundtracks)

Masafumi Takada - all Danganronpa soundtracks. =D

Capcom Sound Team - multiple Darkstalkers and Mega Man soundtracks, and also one Resident Evil soundtrack and a 1980s compilation which contains Ghosts & Goblins and so on...

SEGA - mostly modern Sonic soundtracks, but the Jet Set Radio soundtrack is also in there!

Akira Yamaoka - lots and lots of Silent Hill. Something about the title "The Best Of Silent Hill" feels really... no that's wrong you shouldn't do that!

Nobuo Uematsu - well, kind of expected him to be there with a lot of Final Fantasy, but it's actually mostly Distant Worlds versions of FF music, and the Blue Dragon soundtrack (which is also good .... apart from the cheesy battle theme)

Yasunori Mitsuda - a bunch of Chrono here and... "an cinniùint".


Also I know the Corona Blossom soundtrack is here on Spotify, yay, Momoi Halko!

...I'm sure there's going to be a ton more, but for now, I'm going to get back to listening to Falcom stuff while working. It's good! So good! :)

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Zero Time Dilemma watches - they did actually arrive in the end.

A follow up to my previous Zero Time Dilemma watch post.

They arrived! Both of them in a single "Jiffy bag" envelope. How cheap.

The nice lady at Amazon refunded me the customs charge, so they did indeed end up costing me nothing (but an afternoon of convincing various reps to send me them).

Interestingly enough, there were no signs of any green customs slip on the package, so I would have been even more pissed off if I had actually been made to pay that £99 charge!

See those lovely cracked and broken plastic cases? The bits rumbling their way around inside?

One look and you know - these are definitely "freebies that come with a game" and not "$1200 worth of watches", dear Amazon promotions department!

Friday, 23 September 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 112


  • Picontier (PC, 3DS, PS4)
  • Princess Maker 2 Refine (PC)
  • Tiny Metal (Kickstarter)
  • Dead End Junction (PC)
  • HEBEREKE!: March! Red Army Girls' Brigade (PC) (NOT IN ENGLISH)
  • Gal*Gun: Double Peace (PC)
  • Shall We Date? Princess Arthur (mobile)
  • Dragon Ball Fusions (3DS)
  • Root Letter (PS Vita, PS4)

Sluggish Morss

Yesterday afternoon, and this morning, I played through two games in a series of indie games - "Sluggish Morss: A Delicate Time In History" and "Sluggish Morss: ɯnʇıuıɟuı p∀" (which are actually the second and third Sluggish Morss games).

Then afterwards, I found the games on Gamejolt: (huh, Ad Infinitum is free there... I already paid for it on oh well, it was just £1, I don't mind...), and then I found the first game - Sluggish Morss, and played through that too.

It's a series of very strange games. Games? Experiences. Let's call them experiences, that almost tell a story.

I felt that the first Sluggish Morss game - the one I played last - was pretty worthless, compared to the other two. It just seemed like... the only thing the creators really want to express is that they like things that look weird, and like to smoke a lot of pot. To me, it didn't feel like it has a lot of depth or insight. But... well, everything has to start somewhere. Maybe I wouldn't feel this way if I had played the games in chronological order.

So, onto "A Delicate Time In History", which was the first one I played. At first, it struck me that the game wasn't very good. It seemed enormously unpolished, and at first, there didn't seem much to latch onto - there was so much that was unfamiliar, but after a while I started to get it. It uses a lot of low-resolution digitised photography and synthesised voices, and human voices altered to sound synthetic.

The third game, "Sluggish Morss: ɯnʇıuıɟuı p∀", kept crashing, the first few times I played it - but that turned out ok, because as a little Easter egg, you get a different quote or image every time you start up the game, and I wouldn't have known otherwise. (I just closed lots of applications and it started working ok, no crashes). This one is much more polished and the artwork is much better, using a combination of glitchy pixel art and claymation. It seemed much shorter than "A Delicate Time In History".

Overall, I felt that although "A Delicate Time In History" wasn't as "good" in terms of game / art quality, it had more impact overall, mainly through its dialogue and songs.

It's all very experimental and exploratory. I especially enjoyed the philosophical musings on the subject of just how meaningless a person's life is in terms of space and time, demonstrated by making the people on board the Sluggish Morss travel at FTL speeds, which makes them forward-only time travellers. How even what we normally think of as immortality would be meaningless on the scale of stars exploding and galaxies imploding.

I feel like "A Delicate Time In History" was definitely worth the time invested in playing through it, and "ɯnʇıuıɟuı p∀" was a feast for the eyes. Interesting stuff. If you're ever feeling like your gaming palate has become too samey and are seeking a "different" experience in gaming, take a look at this, bringing along an open mind.

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Japanese video game English localisation news - 111


  • Rez Infinite (PS4 / PS VR)
  • SPACE MOUSE (PC) (Steam Greenlight)
  • Rosy☆Shooter (PC) (Steam Greenlight)
  • Let's Eat! Seaside Cafe (PC)
  • Bayonetta amiibo
  • Wild Romance (??)