Touhou labyrinth

One of the franchises I enjoy is Touhou which spoiler alert doesn’t have anything to do with Undertale I mean if it did it would have to be back when when floppy disks was how you got your game on like Touhou was. Anyway most of them are bullet-hell games and this one is actually a fan game of the franchise. Which I had found somewhere on Moriya shrine which is where I find new games to play from the franchise.

Labyrinth of Touhou is a wonderful JRPG game by Tasogare Frontier. It was great but when I started playing the English patch was not there so I went through most of the beginning not knowing what was going on but enjoyed it anyway. The big tree that they are exploring allows the ability to level, find more characters, find items, and of course ascend more into this tree. Now there is an English patch that I have yet to get the complete English patch though I’m sure it’s completed by now. Anyone that enjoy RPG games would like this game. though JRPG are more difficult than regular RPG games.

There aren’t many things I could say are exactly warning wise about it just if you like Touhou you already know what you’re getting yourself in a difficult game that may take years to beat and a lot of tears.

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Mogeko Castle (Trigger Warning)

The game Mogeko Castle is considered a prosciutto adventure game according to the website which anything by Mogeko or commonly known as Deep-Sea Prisoner is worth playing. Mogeko Castle starts with a girl named Yonaka which her adventure starts when she encounters these odd yellow cat-like creatures called Mogekos. Which Mogekos worship the god of prosciutto which is found almost everywhere in the game. Which a few times the character is able to steal It from some Mogeko. There are eight endings which at the complete end there is a way where you can see all of them easily.

It is rated fifteen plus for Japan but in America would be considered eighteen. Which some of the bad ends count into the rating. Mature content is sprinkled into the game and some Americans can’t handle the content considering what I have recently been informed about which makes me actually unhappy to live in such a closed-minded country.

Considering I take anything mature in what it is and that is how it goes. I don’t believe a game should be hated because of content. I’m assuming to be the feminist community that made such a fuss which are turning into Peeta nowadays, not that all feminists are terrible people or all need to be addressed. Which I was informed Deep-Sea would not be working on the second Mogeko Castle which makes me extremely angry and unhappy that people on the internet…Tumblr especially, many can’t deal with the knowledge of non-consented intercourse(trying to be discrete for trigger) being mentioned, not made fun of but being just mentioned in a game. Which if they can’t deal with it fine I understand it’s an uncomfortable subject. I would only consider being angry myself if they had made fun of such but in the game they had not. Therefore I still enjoy the game and it’s cute art.

Please be aware it is told to be rated fifteen in Japan and eighteen for America there is gore, very grotesque themes, sexual themes, and mature content for Americans or Westerners. So again Play at your own risk especially if triggered by any of those above.

Antagonist

The game Antagonist is a game about an actor that play an antagonist in certain films most of the names are a play on another character of a popular franchise. Which are quite comical. In my opinion it wasn’t all that amazing but the idea was just so interesting I had to play it. I can say I was impressed for what I expected it to be. Which was a comical game about an antagonist actor actually trying to be good.

The battles were alright pretty easy for the most part. They were probably very easy just so you could progress and get to the story than actually giving a challenge I only had one or two battles that were a problem. Visuals very well made and the character development is pretty awesome too. Even though it is a bit cliché in the beginning it is a very enjoyable game.

Here is the link to the game if you want to check it out.

The Witch’s House

The witch’s house is about a girl named Violet that goes to see her friend in the forest pretty early you read a letter that her father had told her not to go past the woods. Though you go to the house of course anyway since it’s the only place you could go making it a bit cliché, but regardless a very good story as you go through the mansion you find out it’s practically abandoned as you look for her friend or a way out of the mansion.

It really captures the creepy magic house feeling. It has changing corridors and weird dead ends and things being not where it was supposed to last time. I believe it is a very well made psychological-horror game. There are two endings to find one regular the other secret. The soundtrack wasn’t too notable but the atmosphere was very good their scares aren’t simple cheap jumpscares.

There is blood, violence, body horror, animal death, jumpscares, and many ways to die…too many.

Here is the download link for The Witch’s House.

Off

Off, originally in French, is a game as if Alice in wonderland and mother or earthbound had a child and made it even more unsettling. It was very interesting and a pleasant experience of a game even with it’s unsettling music and strange essence in the places and anything that is encountered. The main character is a guy named the batter which his mission is to be the purifier which I thought was a very dark term to give someone that just comes in to kill things, of course because the enemies are ‘purified’. But of course dark is the point of the game I believe. The game’s music for fighting is very strange and actually upset my nerves than unsettle me. The RPG portion was alright no need of amazing RPG skills were needed as long as killing a few things here and there over constant level grinding. There is three endings but I only stuck with the one I had gotten which wasn’t one I enjoyed which of course was probably one most get on their first play. It made me content enough to consider it a closed game.

 Warnings consist of a bit of blood, unsettling music, some flashy lights, and dark themes.

The link can be found Here.

IB

IB is an adventure game with a lot of horror elements. IB, the main character, is nine and goes to an art gallery and finds herself trapped in the art gallery her parents take her to. It gave me an Alice in Wonderland vibe with the craziness that goes on in the art gallery. The music and atmosphere does a very good job which is a very amazing trade for the pixelated graphics. The girl meets a few people on the way good or bad is determined by the player. There are in fact ten endings all quite diverse I have gotten at least five of the ten endings.

I personally thought the story was interesting and the chase scenes weren’t all that bad considering I consider chase scenes very annoying like in Ao Oni. The puzzles were decently challenging of course after already figuring them out the first time it is practically muscle memory. The soundtrack was really nice and honestly I wouldn’t mind listening to it without playing the game. The health mechanic was also very interesting.

Here is the link to IB if interested.

Be aware there are some grotesque themes and some blood.

 

Gamestop ‘Retro’ Games

Gamestop now has apparently retro games. Maybe it’s because they had so many old games from Gamestop no longer carrying the systems. I had snagged a few of them LOZ: Wind Waker for the GameCube, Pokemon FireRed for the GBA, and LOZ: Twilight Princess for the GameCube. They were priced better than Ebay or Amazon thankfully especially when I was looking for replacements for my old games. The games came very well maintained the disks with no scratches in perfect working condition couldn’t be happier.

The whole retro thing annoys me it being called….retro it’s old games yes but why retro they aren’t ‘back in’ or whatever. It probably just annoys me since it’s a hipster term or the fact I guess, I’m just old… Then again I enjoyed my GameCube when I got it in the Christmas of probably 2003 and still enjoy it now. Then again I’m the crazy person who went oh a Nintendo 64 I would love that game system thanks while the Wii was just coming out mainly because the relative had ocarina of time that I could play with. Which I’m of course weak for a Zelda game.

Even though, I enjoy the old games I do like the new game consoles now too just thought it were strange that Gamestop calls them retro then again I don’t think anyone would want to look through the old game category. I’m just happy I can get some of the games I still hadn’t gotten before Gamestop stopped letting the old systems and consoles go from their stores. The only problem with it is in store they still don’t have the games in the shop but in the online store.