New games for the anime fan

Hey kiddies!

My boss just posted a review of a new PS2 RPG called (abbreviated-ly) Devil Summoner 2. I thought it would be of interest to some of you, seeing how JRPGs are kind of hard to find in this generation of consoles, as well as most people still have a PS2 laying around.

Actually, a lot of PS2 titles have been coming out from companies like Atlus in spite of the newer consoles. Another one I'd look at (off the top of my head) is Odin Sphere.

Let us know of any good anime-styled, inspired, or sourced games that you've liked or you happen across. I'll do my best to bring you some of the better titles here!

5 years, 1 month ago
GooieGreen
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Try Persona 3 or 4 for the PS2

4 years, 11 months ago
Toadmaster89
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When it comes to flamingly Japanese games, there are two companies you should look at: NIS and Atlus. This next one is from the former.

Mana Khemia 2 (PS2) is set to hit this August. What is it about? Check out this video (or the associated link)!

5 years ago
GooieGreen
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I am sooo glad Ryan convinced me to get Dokapon Kingdom! it is like an RPG that you can play with people!

5 years ago
sasha
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Castle Crashers is a fun brawler game that is currently available on XBLA and (just announced to appear SOON) on the PSN.

If you are familiar with Alien Hominid or NewGrounds.com, the humor will be pretty accessible. It is over the top in violence, but it is extremely addictive. I played through the whole game on 360 when it first came out and there is a lot of depth to the game. Stat leveling, different weapons and characters: it has it all!

If you have a PS3, be sure to pick this one up whenever it is dropped. I will be there to play this sucker all the way through again!

More Castle Crashers Info

5 years ago
GooieGreen
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This one was just announced... DRAGON BALL! Yeah, not DBZ for a change, nor a fighter, but Dragon Ball!

More Dragon Ball: Revenge of King Piccolo News & Previews

4 years, 11 months ago
GooieGreen
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theres also a game called Muramasa: Demon Blade for the wii(sorry guys, wii gamer). Theres also the Tales series and Professor Layton for the DS. I don't know, but Professor Layton reminds me of a Miyazaki movie for some reason lalt text

4 years, 10 months ago
kirby264
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I like it... when are we going to have an otaku pride game-a-thon?

5 years, 1 month ago
jim
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You have my attention, sir. Go on...

Btw I just noticed how unstable thus site is on my iPhone haha

5 years, 1 month ago
GooieGreen
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@GooieGreen I'm likin Blazblue, very evangelion :)

5 years, 1 month ago
jim
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@jim

Yeah. Since it is from the Guilty Gear people, you know it is going to be pretty quirky and bleed Anime-ness!

5 years, 1 month ago
GooieGreen
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Wow!!! Thanks for the great post! I have some serious game playing to do!!! :)

Anyone play Mirror's Edge? Heard the style in the game is, "beautiful?" Don't know but would like a little review. Good? Bad? Amazing???

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maria
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Probably the most beautiful game I have ever seen run on decade-old hardware. Yeah, I'm calling out the Wii while giving this game props. It better comes to the PS3 because I have NO desire to boot my Wii-paperweight.

This is... Muramasa: The Demon Blade

4 years, 11 months ago
GooieGreen
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I don't know if anyone posted something about this but Muramasa is coming/ came out for the Wii. It's basically a 2D Slash N Hack with plenty of collectible swords varying in stats such as speed, strength, and durability. Most of the weapons will also be forged by you which adds a lot more RPG elements instead of going around collecting stuff. The story is centered around 2 Japanese plays(you play two characters whos paths are intertwined) taking place in Edo era. I've heard that this game is no walk in the park either but is sure to please casual gamers.

4 years, 10 months ago
sum_asian_kid
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Fist of the North Star... turned into a Dynasty Warriors game.

Hokutou Musou ScreenshotSee More Hokutou Musou Screenshot at IGN.com

I think we're all going to die:

Rumor no more! Famitsu confirmed this week that Fist of the North Star will follow in the footsteps of Gundam for an unlikely pairing with Koei's Dynasty Warriors series.

The new game is to be known in Japan as "Hokutou Musou," reflecting the "Musou" name system for the Dynasty Warriors series over there. Details are scarce at present, but it looks like you'll get to take control of such characters and Kenshiro, Raoh, Rei and Yuria. The game's combat system will allow you to grab enemies by the chest and toss them (the screenshots we've seen make this look very cool).

PS3 and Xbox 360 owners can look forward to Hokutou Musou in Japan some time in 2010. Koei has not yet announced an English name or overseas release information.

You might recall a story we wrote last week regarding a Koei press conference that would see the unveiling of a new game from Dynasty Warriors Gundam producer Hisashi Koinuma. This does appear to be the mystery title. Koei has made an effort to invite the foreign press to the event. We'll take this as an indication that Hokutou Musou is being planned for international release.

~ John Tanaka, IGN.com

4 years, 9 months ago
GooieGreen
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No More Heroes 2 has something for everyone... even poop jokes for Tom. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle at IGN.com

EDIT: Here is what Ryan Clements, resident IGN Otaku, has to say about NMH2

I was a tremendous fan of the first No More Heroes, so my excitement for No More Heroes 2 had no limits. The outrageous sequel continues every tradition that I loved in the original and replaced the gameplay mechanics that didn't work with even more enjoyable parts. This is most evident when playing the retro-style mini-games where Travis is earning money for doing manual labor.

But ultimately, the best thing about No More Heroes 2 is the fact that it's an anime-lover's dream. Not only is the protagonist a total otaku, but the entire game is structured around boss elimination, and the idea of specialized villains. This has been a staple in anime for years, from the Gung-ho Guns in Trigun to the Anten Seven in Outlaw Star.

Let's hear it for samurai-style showdowns

4 years, 6 months ago
GooieGreen
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