New Releases – July 2013
Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit. Been working on a certain “project” actually! However, July is looking…surprisingly active for summer! …and I don’t just mean because I’m totally importing EDF4! Mostly the 16th is looking like one very busy day!
Crash City Mayhem (3DS)
Apparently the latest entry in the Runabout series, this Crazy Taxi-ish racing game is supposed to be hitting the Nintendo eShop for $20 or so.
Scourge: Outbreak (XBLA)
Some kind of downloadable co-op third person shooter with a female character in it (featured prominently on the “cover”). Basically like a budget version of Fuse, perhaps?
Shin Megami Tensei IV (3DS)
Hey! New classic Megaten coming this month! Negotiate with demons and stuff! Woo!
Dynasty Warriors 8 (360, PS3)
Hey look! More Dynasty Warriors! Am I a sucker? Yes I am. Better graphics and a new “lifestyle” mode (looks kinda RPG-ish?) are the main new features. I’m sure there’s more to enjoy once I sink my teeth into the latest entry in everyone’s favorite large scale hack n’ slash series.
Mamorukun Curse! (PSN)
Some kind of top-down shooter jobber similar to Guwange. You actually walk on the ground and control your movement but it is mostly vertical scrolling. Looks interesting enough. Apparently it got a boxed 360 release then an enhanced PS3 release and now a couple years later it is hitting the states as a download.
Time and Eternity (PS3)
Now we’re talking! Time and Eternity (a.k.a. Toki to Towa) is an experimental “animation RPG” where every moment of the game is meant to look like an anime. The game features boatloads of handdrawn animation with HD sprites! As such…the entire game is kinda built around cutting corners so I hear it’s “not very good”. I, however, do not care. The presentation alone is mindblowing enough to warrant a look! Shoot I probably would have imported this if it wasn’t coming here just because of that. Chances are you’ll enjoy it more as long as you keep in mind what it is trying to do and why.
The story seems interesting enough anyway. Princess is marrying a Hero when suddenly an assassin pops up and murders the hero, the Princess flips out, gets a split personality, and travels back in time to try to prevent the murder. So basically it’s Sergent Calhoun’s “Most Tragic Backstory Ever” from Wreck-It Ralph. Except the “hero” gets stuck in the body of the Princess’s pet dragon. Also, it’s a game about split personalities and what is said hero’s name? Zack.
Oh and it’s supposed to be pretty fanservicey too so expect it to get mercilessly bashed for that without a second though. You know, the usual.
EDIT: Okay even Siliconera says it’s seriously seriously bad…still glad I get to play it in English though!