Weeb Games (Japanese Games Appreciation Thread)

  • I started this thread on Geonaf shortly before it sadly got shut down and realized we don't have something here.
    I'm a weeb, I love games made in japan, from Persona to Yakuza, from Senran Kagura to Moe Chronicle, from Touhou to Bayonetta, this thread is about all the games from glorious Nippon.

    Recently I have Platinum'd Senran Kagura: Peach Beach Splash, it was fun but really just an appetizer with its lighter story and different gameplay, which is still canon though and I liked how it slowly prepares you for the upcoming great battle in 7EVEN, which I highly anticipate.
    Also can't wait to re-experience the beginnings in Burst Re:Newal

    And now I'm playing Cyberdimension Neptunia, only played through the 1st 2 areas but I like the hack & slay gameplay and I love the series.

    Another game I'm eager to play: Blue Reflection.

    Since I visit a bunch of sites that are specialized in japanese games and am subbed to several japanese game makers I will post trailers, links and screenshots here regulary.

  • Sometimes i have an urge to play an anime game, I got all kinds from Steins:Gate to The Witch and the Hundred Knight. All provide me with good quality entertainment

  • @TheSuicidalSteve I'm not into Visual Novels so I never played Steins:Gate, but from what I've played of The Witch and the Hundred Knight was pretty cool, out of fear it will overheat my PS3 I switched to the PS4 version which i havn't played yet, but since the 2nd game is coming closer I really should.

  • Poy Poy, one of my favourite games of all time. It's a PS1 brawler made by Konami.

  • I also love Japanese games. I not personally in to Cyberdimension Neptunia or Blue Reflection or Senran Kagura but I'm in to games like:
    Drakengard /NieR
    Gravity Rush
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Asura's Wrath
    Team ICO games
    .hack IMQO/ G.U.

  • Just saw this video Square Enix japan uploaded from a fighting game called Million Arthur Arcana Blood, I'm not big into fighting games like this but I really like the video.
    Youtube Video

    Really loving how Little Witch Academia looks but man am I bummed out that we won't get a physical release, so I might not buy it right away.
    Youtube Video

  • @Torigasa-Reta no physical release, whatttt!!!???

    that's a bummer, I can safely say I like quite a lot of jp games, even if I don't have a lot of tolerance for some stuff, but especially nowadays were western developers are doing few interesting things I'm looking at Japan more than ever.

    Also having been there just a few days ago I have to say, my god are there a ton of eroge/ecchi/otome games for the Vita, I really couldn't believe how many they actually had, just aisles filed with VN after VN.

  • @ib0show said in Weeb Games (Japanese Games Appreciation Thread):

    Poy Poy one of my favourite games of all time. It's a PS1 brawler made by Konami.

    I never heard of that but multiplayer focused games aren't my cup of tea anyway, so I'm not surprised.

    @Danjin44 Great list of games, I played most of those myself, and man can't I wait for .hack Last Recode, especially since GU was never released in europe and I only ever got my hands on the 1st game.

  • @bard91 Yeah sadly not, really would have loved a disk release of that.
    But yeah imo that's why I think japan is so great, unless you generally hate everything japanese it should provide games for almost every taste.
    The Vita is still strong in japan and I'm glad that a few publishers still bring some game to us in retail, like recently Mary Skelter: Nightmares, but the end is nigh with upcoming sequels to games that are on the Vita going PS4 only, like Cold Steel III.

  • @Torigasa-Reta Oh you have no idea how crazy excited I'm for Last Recode. Backs in 2006 when everyone was going crazy over FFXII I alone hyping .hack//G.U.

    Another game I'm hyped for is Hokuto Ga Gotoku.
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  • @Danjin44 HNNNNNGGGG HnK is my favorite anime, I so hope SEGA localizes this one or at least flat out says they won't so I can just import without having to worry.

    The video where Yakuza switches to HnK was one of the best new game reveals ever.

  • @Torigasa-Reta I will be pissed if SEGA doesn't localized this game.

  • There will be a live stream from Atlus in a few minutes about the SMT franchise, likely related to the SMT game for Switch and possibly other projects, so here's hoping there's something substantial actually shown.

    Youtube Video

  • @bard91 Sweet, here is the teaser alone
    Youtube Video

  • @Torigasa-Reta Welp, there go my plans for father of the year.

  • Every day at around 6-7PM I check out all the gaming sites on my bookmarks so you can expect me to post some news at that time (I will provide links to different sites with the same news if mor than one are reporting on it so you can choose which one you want to read, except to Lewd Gamer since that contains porn) if there is something worth mentioning.

    An imo bad news, Dragonball FighterZ will get an $35 season pass for 8 more fighters (not announced yet who) that won't be in the main game, therefore I have decided to not buy it and wait for a full release insted. This really sucks, I was excited for a fighting game the 1st time since Mortal Kombat 9, but I can't support this Capcom levels of DLC fuckery.

  • Don't think I've played a current gen Japanese game. Perhaps Persona 5 will be my first for this gen.

  • @Torigasa-Reta said in Weeb Games (Japanese Games Appreciation Thread):

    @bard91 Sweet, here is the teaser alone
    Youtube Video

    Well then, I guess I'm buying Switch.

  • Amazing AAA Japanese games are back and it's good. P5, Nier, Yakuza all getting heavy notoriety in the west is a very good sign.

  • plat'd Senran Kagura estival versus, but haven't picked up Peach Beach Splash yet. it's on the back burner to Persona 5, Mario, Neir...sigh so many games to get through.