This game is so, so, so addicting. I love how the RPG elements are combined with a dating/interaction simulator. Really, I thought Persona 3 Portable was fantastic, so I wasn’t expecting this one to be just as good despite all the rave reviews . . . well, I am wrong!
Funny. I have both Persona 3 and Persona 4 for the original PlayStation 2, but I never got around to them. Instead, I played their ports instead!
Anybody else tried this game?
Eight days and 25 hours of gaming later, I’ve beaten a game that has completely left my mind in a chaotic mess from all the unexpected plot twists and information overload (in a good way) about quantum physics and time travelling/alternate history concepts. Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward has managed to surprise me in so many ways that I am left wondering why I had doubted this game in the first place. Really, when I first heard that there was a sequel to 999, my reaction came off very lukewarm. Part of it is because I originally heard that the game was a “spiritual sequel” to 999. The last “spiritual sequel” I played was Ghost Tricks, which turned out to be a disappointment, so I approached VLR with wariness in the beginning. However, once raving reviews came out on the interwebs, I became very interested and found myself anticipating the game.
Like I said, the plot twists have completely left me in an awed state. I love what the creators did and how they made it connect to 999. It is much longer than 999 and infinitely more complicated — in fact VLR is an even bigger cliffhanger than 999, and now I am wondering what’s going to happen in the third game of the series that is currently in development.
Honestly, VLR is good. The puzzles are more challenging, and there is a lot more happening in the game, but I find myself preferring 999 more. I think that’s because I enjoyed the Titanic references and the characterisations were better in the first game. The characters in the second game were portrayed well, but something seemed missing from the second game. Also, Junpei felt like a much more rounded character and protagonist than Sigma. That’s just me, though.
If you enjoyed 999, VLR is recommended. Both games are suspenseful and will leave you constantly wondering what’s going on with the plot and the characters.
In most of December, I’ve been engrossed in Hakuouki for the PSP, a game localised by Aksys.
Right now I am playing Zero Escape for the PS Vita, a game localised by Aksys.
Someone on Aksys’ localisation team is using “donno” for “dunno” — like “I donno” versus “I dunno” — in both games.
. . . It’s a very, VERY minor thing, honestly, but it’s still getting to me since I am used to seeing “dunno” as opposed to “donno”. You’d think after a month, I’d be used to it, but that’s not the case. I still get distracted by the “O” whenever I see “donno”.
On a related issue, Zero Escape is asdfjkl;asdfjkl;!!! I’ll post a more coherent review/reaction when I beat the game!
I got my new Vita, with the a protective case, screen protector sticker (and one for the back, too), and a carrying case!
Now I will wait for Persona 4: Golden and Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward!
As a very early birthday present, one of my good friends sent me Tales of the Abyss for the 3DS. Unfortunately, I don’t have a 3DS. For the past couple of months I’ve been debating on getting a 3DS XL or a PS Vita. Thing is I know I’ll get both eventually, but I was stuck on which system to get first. The gift made me decide to get a 3DS XL first, so I went to the store to check out the system and the game selections.
Well, I was greeted to the store not having any 3DS XLs (they still had the regular 3DSes), but I saw that they had the Assassin’s Creed III Liberation bundle for $250. Then there’s the system-only thing for $250 minus a game and a memory card.
. . . Guess I’m going to go for the AC3L bundle since it does come with a free game and a memory card — albeit a free game I have NO interest in playing.
The store also lacked the games I wanted. They had no Persona 4: Golden for Vita, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward for Vita or 3DS, and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy for 3DS. Amazon will be my best friend for the games, apparently. Guess my plan now is to get the Vita at the store, get the games from Amazon, and get a 3DS XL whenever the store has them.
(Ordering a system from Amazon is not an option for me. I live overseas, and I’ve worked in one of the mailrooms here to see how they treat their incoming packages, so I do not trust them with anything electronics.)