I managed to beat this game a couple of weeks ago. Boy that final boss was brutal but has a cool battle mechanic that I won't spoil. While I loved the original SMT IV, Apocalypse improved on the systems in so many ways. The map is easier to navigate, the Smirk system is not as broken, and the story held my interest the whole way through. It even took the worse character of the original (Navarre) and made him likable, which I never thought would happen. Also Dagda is amazing! He was made even better when I found out that he is voiced by the announcer for Smash Bros for 3DS/Wii U. As it stands, I am currently going to rank SMT IV Apocalypse as my Game of the Year!
As much as I adore Dragon Quest, I had to put off this game due to the releases of Trails of Cold Steel II, Ace Attorney 6, and Shin Megami Tensei IV Apocalypse. I did complete the PS1 version so it was an easy decision to make. Now that those games are out of the way, I can jump into this. I also bought Dragon Quest Builders so I may be juggling between those two.
Having played through Shiren the Wanderer on Vita recently, I was inspired to revisit Rogue Legacy, The Binding of Isaac Rebirth, and Spelunky. It is easy to rotate between the three due to their short-formed nature. I have also been playing Yakuza Dead Souls. Honestly, I am liking it a lot less than any of the numbered games I have played.
So I have beaten this game a few days ago and I have some thoughts on it. -This game feels more like a Fire Emblem x Shin Megami Tensei crossover than the trailers would have us believe. The story and characters feel like they were pulled out of a Fire Emblem game (well, the Mirages obviously were) and the gameplay mechanics would feel right at home in an actual SMT game. Also, Jack Frost!
(This is actually not a spoiler for those who have beaten multiple Fire Emblem games, but I tagged it anyway.) -The dungeon designs are great. That is an area that Atlus often excels at and one of the reasons why I tend to enjoy their RPGs. -The story is not so great, which is true to Fire Emblem. -The vocal songs are catchy. Shame that the rest of the soundtrack does not live to that. Overall, I enjoyed the game. I do not think I would rank it in my Game of the Year list but it was memorable.
I was always interested in You Can't Do That On Television back when it aired but it never ran on a convenient time for me. I wonder if that Sega VR arcade has Typing of the Dead? That would be an interesting VR experience.
I got these a while ago but I have been forgetting to bring it up. I got Wii U download codes for Affordable Space Adventures and Mutant Mudds Super Challenge and I am looking into giving them away. Anyone interested?
I am really enjoying Runbow, and I have only played the single-player content. Hopefully, I will get to try out the multiplayer soon. After trying Pocket Card Jockey, I think I might buy that game. At least, when I clear out a little bit of the backlog.
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