Fifth installment in the Shin Megami Tensei spinoff series, featuring a group of disenfranchised teens in inner-city Tokyo attempting to fight back against the injustices of society and the evil adults making everyone’s life miserable.
Available on: PS3, PS4
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From the Archives: A Life Less Ordinary – Living a Virtual Life - Video games tend to be regarded as an escapist form of entertainment, allowing us to switch off from the annoyances of everyday life and immerse ourselves in fantastic other cultures. So why, then, would you ever want to play a game that simulates the mundanity of a “normal” existence, whatever that is? That’s because “mundane” … Continue reading From the Archives: A Life Less Ordinary – Living a Virtual Life
Seven Arbitrarily Chosen Things You’re Missing Out On If You’ve Been Operating Under the Mistaken Belief that JRPGs are “Dead” - It seems that every time we get a new Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy or Persona release, we have the same old “we’re having a JRPG renaissance!” discussion. Well, dear reader, with my coverage of Death End Re;Quest on the horizon at the time of writing and plenty more RPGs in our shared futures, I’m here … Continue reading Seven Arbitrarily Chosen Things You’re Missing Out On If You’ve Been Operating Under the Mistaken Belief that JRPGs are “Dead”
The MoeGamer Podcast: Episode 5 – GRAPHICS!!! - Oh my God, Pete, it actually looks REAL.
I Finally Beat Persona 5 - Most of the time, gaming is a fairly solitary activity for me, but on occasion, there are games that my wife enjoys watching me play enough to drag her away from Final Fantasy XIV for an hour or two at a time. Last year’s Persona 5 was one of those games, and thus rather than focusing on it … Continue reading I Finally Beat Persona 5
The MoeGamer Awards: Best Game I Haven’t Covered - The MoeGamer Awards are a series of made-up prizes that give me an excuse to celebrate games, concepts and communities I’ve particularly appreciated over the course of 2017. Find out more and suggest some categories here! Today’s award, as you might expect, gives me an excuse to bring up a game that I haven’t really talked … Continue reading The MoeGamer Awards: Best Game I Haven’t Covered
Games Awards Should Embrace a Broader Spectrum of Games - At the time of writing, the 2017 nominees for The Game Awards — referred to by some as “gaming’s Oscars” — have just been announced. While it’s nice to see some high-profile Japanese games — most notably Persona 5, Breath of the Wild, Final Fantasy XV and Super Mario Odyssey — get some recognition, once again the overall lineup … Continue reading Games Awards Should Embrace a Broader Spectrum of Games
Some Thoughts on Localisation - Localisation is, it seems, a somewhat thorny issue these days — but it’s one worth discussing. Before I begin today, I’d like to emphasise that by no means am I attempting to present a “definitive” opinion here. By its very nature, this is a topic that is highly subjective and a matter of opinion, and … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Localisation
Japanese Games Didn’t Just Suddenly “Get Good” - MoeGamer’s mission statement, which you’ll find over on the right, is “to provide comprehensive, interesting, positive and well-researched coverage of niche-interest and overlooked, underappreciated titles that tend to get a raw deal from the mainstream press”. This has been my stated goal with the site from its inception in April 2014 — yes, we’re coming … Continue reading Japanese Games Didn’t Just Suddenly “Get Good”
The MoeGamer GameCast: Episode 3 - In this episode, Midori, Yumi, Penelope and I talk about why so many modern JRPGs are flat-out ignored, Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and more. Midori also has a quiz for you if you want to try and prove you know more than your average Western games journalist about the JRPG genre in general. The original music, … Continue reading The MoeGamer GameCast: Episode 3