Two very, very special
Playstation anime-styled games are coming out this month, and you
should know about them!
Tail Concerto and Thousand Arms
are stunning works, rare and special, but you may not have heard
of them. They are from Japan, translated into English, with
superb voice acting, wonderful anime sequences and superb
gameplay. Published in the English speaking world by Atlus, these
great games cannot hope to gain the publicity and marketing that
they deserve. But we Otaku can fix that, by letting each other
know about them.
Tail Concerto is an anime platform game with RPG
elements. It's kind of a Furry Laputa sort of world,
with floating islands, Laputa mechs, and anthropomorphic anime
cats and dogs populating the world. It has a wonderful story,
great characters, and is well worth your time and money. I
absolutely recommend it. There is also another great reason to
seek it out, and you may have to seek, for not all stores will
carry it..if it does well, we will see more anime games in
general. It is being watched as a test of the market, and if
enough people buy Tail Concerto, it will benefit us all.
Thousand Arms is by Red, the folks who made
Sakura Taisen, and it is the best RPG/anime
dating game you will have ever had the fortune to see in America.
Fight for the sake of a world and try to win the love of some of
the most beautiful and interesting anime women since Sakura
Taisen itself. Like Tail Concerto, an absolute must purchase, and
a game being watched. If you ever hope to see games like Sakura,
or even Tokimeki Memorial in English, support Thousand Arms.
I have personally played the Japanese versions of both of these
games to death, and I met with Atlus at E3 in Los Angeles. They
are doing a very special effort with these games to serve the
anime gamer. I personally recommend both without any reservation
whatsoever. You will absolutely love them, I assure you, even if
Final Fantasy 8 is getting all the press, and
poor little Atlus is lost in the shuffle by the mainstream. So,
be alerted to their existence, courtesy of OTAKUWORLD!