This game was not quite as fun as I anticipated. And before anyone asks, yes, I do suck at the game; but I don’t know if that is just because of my lack of skills or the fact that I only spent three hours total playing the shit. I find it hard to get into, and I feel absolutely no “connection” with any of the characters. The only character I actually like, purely for aesthetic reasons is Shadow Labrys’ persona Asterius, but only because it looks badass moving about in the background like a giant target waiting to be persona broke. Fucking shitty character… In fact, it was so disappointing I decided to dish out some money on my backup plan. That’s right, the game that everyone is afraid to even mention: AquaPazza.
The name leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Now I know it doesn’t look good at first glance, or even after a hour of gameplay footage. However, I should point out that despite the gimmicky idea of adding characters from different Aquaplus/Leaf games into a horrible crossover (Marvel, anyone?) and giving them a fighting engine and character movesets; the game itself looks pretty solid. It’s not a typical animu fighter, and doesn’t utilize air-dash, and other broken mechanics (partners aside), and the combos aren’t entirely too ridiculous. There are legitimate tactics, footsies, gameplay that seems to be entirely ignored by the majority solely for the fact that it’s an anime fighter. So, here I am to prove them wrong by playing this crap for about a month.
Expect to see a “amagawd, Aquapizza sucks” post come October.
Since the article I linked to is just too wordy, I’ll copy and paste the important bits.
[…] we are not doing this out of malice or a desire to control. The decision to region-lock P4 Arena was a business one, […] […] the dramatic difference between the Yen and the Dollar makes for a dramatic difference in price. – AtlusUSA
Indeed, the reason for region-locking was not out of malice or a desire to control. It was simply an innocent act wrought from harmless greed. God bless capitalism!
Arcana Heart 3 never took off like I hoped and prayed it would. People were just too afraid of getting vanned.
So now I have to place my hopes on the next craze from Japan: Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, also known as “P4U” for short. It is a collaboration between Atlus (Shin Megami Tensei, Digital Devil) and Arc System Works (Guilty Gear, BlazBlue) to milk the money train that is Persona.
I did not play Persona 4, but if it plays out like the Shin Megami Tensei series, then it’s probably a repetitive dungeon crawler. I don’t really care for the background of this animu fighter, but I like jumping on bandwagons, so I’ll pretend to be a Persona fanboy just long enough to work my penis into the pants of one of these annoying Persona fangirls.