Top 10 “Japan-only” PSP games

I know this might be the worst way to start an article like this but I have to warn you and say “take this with a grain of salt”. For starters and, the most obvious reason is that I haven’t played ALL japan exclusives. The PSP has a bigger catalogue of games that were left out in eastern shores than some other consoles have whole collections. There are literally hundreds of japan exclusive PSP games but out of all those, I’ve only played the ones I own (around 60).
The second reason, and perhaps the most important, is that I don’t really know Japanese. Games that require a certain understanding of Japanese to its enjoyment will be rated lower than games that may be “worse” but instead anyone can pick up and play through it with intuition alone. There’s many Visual Novels and deep RPGs that would probably had made the list if I knew the nippon language.
Lastly, I aim for variety in my top 10 lists so don’t expect me to pick 5 fighting games and 5 rhythm games and call it a day. I’ll try to touch different styles and genres so anyone can find a game they like. If anything, you may take this top 10 as some sort of “guide” of recommended Japanese-only games for non Japanese speakers.

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Briefiew – Fate/Extella: The Umbral Star

I’m not the kind of reviewer that will pretend to know everything in video games and having played everything under the sun. I won’t avoid the topic either and let longtime fans assume I did. I’ll say it right away, I’ve never played a Fate game before and I barely knew anything else other than it existed. I heard about some games with that “Fate/” prefix appearing back on PSP but I never got the chance to play any of them, then, from reading the wikipedia now I know that it all started as a Visual Novel but that’s it.
Fate/Extella is the first game in this property that I get the chance to play by myself and these are my thoughts on it.

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3WS – Forgotten Third-Person Shooters

Comparatively speaking, this is definitely not the most stand-out sub-genres within the shooters. Nowadays the First-Person Shooter is one of if not the most popular genre within gaming. Even franchises like Uncharted or Gears of War don’t get the amount of light that heavy-hitters like COD or Overwatch get and they are certainly the TPS games that got the longer end of the stick. The protagonists of this article will be games that didn’t get anywhere close to that popularity.
We’ll be looking at Binary Domain, The Bureau: XCom declassified and Inversion. Last gen action titles of the third-person kind which may have been overlooked or simply weren’t good enough. You’ll have to keep reading to find out.

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Briefiew – Persona 5

I have to admit that I wasn’t sure about if I should write this review or not. On one hand, if you’ve been following the gaming media or just checked metacritic, you’ll know already that this game is really great and the fact that I even included this title on the second spot for the best games of 2017 already tells that I’m not dissenting from that popular opinion either.
On the other hand, I spent over a hundred hours playing this game and I enjoyed them too much to not spend a couple more to deservedly praise it in an article like this.
In any case, there might be someone out there who isn’t sure about purchasing it and wants to know why some people like me enjoyed Persona 5 that much. If that’s the case for you, please continue reading.

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The Best & Worst Box Art on PSP

Even nowadays when there’s so much information of any game just floating around on the internet that, if you do the research, you can be pretty sure if you’re gonna enjoy a game or not, I still buy some games just cause I find their cover art enticing. That’s the thing, cover art can convince me to purchase a game I’m not that interested in or actually keep me from ever playing it. It might be just me because, apart from playing games I collect them, so the physical case is perhaps more important to me than to an average gamer but, in any case, I digress.
This is a top 10 list just like the ones I made for the PS3 box arts but, in this case, I merge both the best and worst ones on the same article so thank me for that extra click I’m saving you from doing. The quality of the games themselves doesn’t affect their place on any of the lists, it’s just the quality of the frontal box art what made them appear here and both the choices and the order they’re in is all based on my personal opinion/taste.
Let’s begin with this gallery of beauties and “beasts”.

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Briefiew – Kromaia Omega

Sometimes I feel obligated to review certain games as if to check them off a list and, it’s pretty silly. In the end, those are the kind of games that were already reviewed by a hundred other gaming sites before me so I doubt anybody will ever feel the need to read my personal take on the game.
On the other hand, there’s times where I play this “almost unknown” title and I like it so much that I feel like more people should get to know about it. So I write a review on it and hope some lost soul will pick it off the bottom of the internet and then that review will spark on him an interest on the game. That’s what I hope it’ll happen but even then it’s also an unlikely situation.
In any case, this is my review for Kromaia Omega. A game I never heard about before picking it up from a bargain bin last month.

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Top 10 Anticipated games of 2018

The first ever post in this blog was a list of our most anticipated games for 2016, the first post in 2017 was again a list for our most anticipated games of that year and now, there’s this. In all honesty, even though this is almost a staple for our blog now, this is the kind of list I dislike the most having to write. Why? Well, on one hand it’s because this list is such a tease for me. I’d like to be playing these games right now instead of just waiting for them to be released. On the other hand is because I always end up making a fool of myself by anticipating games that, ultimately, don’t end up being released that year or, in the worst case scenario, by anticipating games that don’t live up to our hype (ME Andromeda, I salute you).
I’m exaggerating though, if I didn’t actually enjoy making these lists I’d just stop writting them. In the end, it’s pretty fun looking up to the future and getting excited thinking of the games to come.
This year I bring you the ten games (and a few honorable mentions) I’m more hyped for. Be warned that these picks and the order they’re in is based solely on my personal taste, my “gut feeling” about them and how likely an actual 2018’s release feels to me.

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Briefiew – What remains of Edith Finch

This game made the fourth spot for my list on my 10 favourite games of 2017 so right off the bat you can guess I really liked this game. Why waste my time writting this article when it’s already pretty clear that I’d definitely recommend this game? On one hand, it’s because I’m pretty dumb and, on the other, because I guessed I’d be able to convince more people to try and experience this game if I describe it better to them on a full article devoted to it like this one. So let’s start!

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Our favourite games of 2017

It’s that time of the year which is the end of the year. We played a ton of games thorough these twelve months and Roy and I decided on telling you which of them we enjoyed the most and, let me tell you, we really loved some of the games we had. Even if this year brought us the standarization of some “shady” business practices *cough* loot boxes *cough* ,in terms of game releases, 2017 was pretty great.
This will be our top 10 favourite games from 2017 so have in mind that this is just our opinion(s), that this is a Playstation centered blog so only games released in Playstation consoles will apply and, even more importantly, also take into consideration that we’re just two video game fans so with our limited time and budget we haven’t been able to play all the games released on Playstation either. Games which we couldn’t play yet will obviously not appear here.

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Briefiew – Knack 2

The original Knack game was launch title for the PS4 and it certainly wasn’t the best well received game from that initial batch. I don’t want to jump into that bandwagon and hate on it because I honestly never played it. After having spent 400 bucks on that brand new console you feel like you have to be very selective on the games you pick for it because your wallet is already almost empty so… Knack didn’t happen for me.
Four years later a sequel to the not-so-acclaimed title appeared and this time around I plunged in. A 3D platformer in 2017 and for a reduced price? What was there to lose?

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