Saturday, May 18, 2013

Fairy Fencer F Preview

    Good evening everyone. I'm writing this late at night for no particular reason aside from that I was late writing it yesterday. Anyways here is my preview of Fairy Fencer F

Fairy Fencer F

 Compile Heart everyone's favorite game industry parodying lolicon pandering company, is developing a new game called Fairy Fencer F. I'm sure you all remember the games that they are famous know Hyperdimension Neptunia......Sure, not the best series to establish your reputation with, but it seems that this time around Compile Heart is planning on making something a bit more serious...and don't try and tell me that their Agarest War series WAS serious! Fairy Fencer F seems to have some potential judging by the screen shots. 

Here is the premise of the story from the website. 



 Rough Translation:
The Battle / War was close with both sides (fighters) each exchanging blows from their own abilities and (Special) weapons imbued with Fairy (Faery) Powers.   With that power each was sealed away, banished to place not of this world (actually a world that is not here).
Then with the flow of time (Time passed), This Century
The Goddess and the Evil God (possibly the ones who were mentioned to be fighting) left behind a weapon called "Fury", with the warrior who uses (deals with) such a weapon being called a "Fencer".  Because of the enormous power of the "Fury" (weapons) there is a rumor that if one was to gather (these weapons) their wishes would be granted, so these "Fencers" have begun the endless scramble for these weapons.
In a strange turn of events (Strange event) the young man Fang, a newbie Fencer, saves a young girl, Tiara, from an attack.
The girl too is a Fencer.

Due to this meeting, Fang becomes involved with the constant battle between the Evil God and the Goddess.

While the story doesn't sound too extraordinary, according to the website, the main character Fang has a foul mouth, and will "determine his own fate", which is decisively a bold way to describe him and set him apart. Because of this he seems a bit less on the witless  bishonen type and more of the strong headed fighter type. This type of protagonist, in my opinion,  is usually great for the story, as a tougher character typically has less psychological baggage to get over before the plot can advance.

Tiara on the other hand does seem to be made to fulfill typical fetishes. She wears Gothic Lolita clothing, and is said to be "so serious at times that is borderline masochistic" (I'm paraphrasing).  She fights for the sake of reviving the goddess, and when Fang speaks ill of her (Tiara? and her lover of the goddess, guessing from context) her disposition changes.  She is said to be rather scary when angry.


This Gothic Loli is going to kick some....whatever the hell that is,'s arse. Really what is that? I hypohyenagriff !?

Another battle shot of Tiara. The other girl in the picture hasn't been introduced yet on their site.

As always with "certain" JRPGs the cute "moe" style girls get more attention than the guys. Which more often than not paints the wrong picture and misrepresents the game and it's story. By all accounts the main character is said to be Fang, yet they mostly have screen shots of Tiara.

Here is a picture of Tiara and Alyn ( another character I didn't cover out of pure laziness) in an alluring and rather well done action promo-shot.

Lastly there is this strange amalgamation of swords which I can only assume is the "Fury" weapons that the so called "Fencers" are to gather in order to be granted their wishes.

All in all, the premise is a road that we have all been down before. But for another niche' JRPG for the PS3 it seems to have promise. As always, near the end of a consoles life is when companies really seem to get the hang of creating games for said console. This just means for JRPGs, the PS3 isn't dead yet. In actuality its JRPG library may have just started.

My conclusion
 The bottom of the site brags about the awesome people that this development team consists of. While having the Neptunia Team listed is a negative point in my eyes, the fact that they have Yoshitaka Amano listed as the concept artist is really something that grabs by attention.  We will have to wait and see if there will be any actual footage of gameplay released soon. That will be the true test.

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---Otaku Guru Zaciroth

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Eye on Japan 05/16/13

 Hey guys. I decided I would start off my return to the blog world with another Eye On Japan article. Mostly covering gaming / anime news but interesting cultural evens pop in form time to time also.

Drag-on Dragoon 3 (Drakengard 3)

 Square-Enix just announced the development of a new Drag-on-Dragoon game. Most of you probably have forgotten about this series. The first two games were basically Dynasty Warriors with a Dark Fantasy vibe and a "mature" story line. They were developed by a Square-Enix subsidiary called Cavia. This company also created one of my favorite games, Nier. After having created Nier they were absorbed into the main branch of Square-Enix and nothing has been heard of them since. This new game is being developed by a company called  Access Games...whose history of development worries me a bit.On the bright side Yoko Taro is still the director as he was on the past few titles. Lets hope this means at least the story will be of quality.

 Source :

Final Fantasy VIII International Version (PC)
ファイナルファンタジーVII インターナショナル

Is this coming to the west? I haven't a clue. Is it suppose to be in HD?....yeah we will see. Apparently this has been confirmed to be the next PC release by Square. I have to admit I wouldn't mind seeing this game again in a smoothed HD Unlike FFVII, VIII isn't too old for it to be beyond saving. Fully body polygonal characters could easily be updated. Hey Square how about a PS3 version?!

Gackt + Rape

The musician / Actor / creative designer / whatever, Gackt is suing a tabloid magazine called Flash in Japan
, as the article had an “interview” with a lady who “confessed” claiming that she had an encounter with Gackt where he had raped her for six hours straight. Gackt of course is suing the magazine and publisher due to their attempts to defame him.  

Well that is all I have for today. Keep checking the site for more updates throughout the week.  

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

I'm Back!

Greetings everyone! I'm back. I have been on hiatus for a while as I ran a few other projects. All of which crashed and burned. We will never speak of them again. However, I am back. Bringing my strange sense of humor and terrible Japanese to make at least weekly posts. I am still wanting to run a gaming news / article site but I have yet to obtain the help from writers. Until then I'm going to try to be creative in any way I possibly can. Create an Indie JRPG (maybe get it going on kickstarter), draw, and translated somethings. For better or for worse I'm back guys! I was getting kind of depressed as my current job isn't so great and my projects sort of crumbled beneath me. However, the best way to get out of depression is to get back into the game. So that is what I'm doing. 

(Above is a picture of Toto the main character from the Legend of Mana manga. Only because his standing there in confidence gives me rise in my spirit.)

---Otaku Guru