Ryu’s Bites: Persona 5 (PS4)

Posted on April 17th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng | No Comments

Persona_5_cover_artLanguage: Audio: Japanese & English; Subs: English
Developer: Atlus
Publisher: Atlus (NA) Deep Silver (EU)
Format: PS4
Type: JRPG, Social Simulation
Demo Box: PS4 (OLD)
Synopsis: Persona 5 is a game about the internal and external conflicts of a group of troubled high school students – the protagonist and a collection of compatriots he meets in the game’s story – who live dual lives as Phantom Thieves. They have the typically ordinary day-to-day of a Tokyo high schooler – attending class, after school activities and part-time jobs. But they also undertake fantastical adventures by using otherworldly powers to enter the hearts of people. Their power comes from the Persona, the Jungian concept of the “self”.
The game’s heroes realize that society forces people to wear masks to protect their inner vulnerabilities, and by literally ripping off their protective masks and confronting their inner selves do the heroes awaken their inner power, and use it to strive to help those in need.
Ultimately, the group of Phantom Thieves seeks to change their day-to-day world to match their perception and see through the masks modern-day society wears.

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Ryu’s Musings – A Rose in the Twilight (PS Vita)

Posted on April 11th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

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Developer: Nippon Ichi Software Inc
Publisher: NIS America
Format: PC, PS Vita
Type: Platformer
Demo Box: PS Vita

Synopsis: A girl awakens in a castle void of color and time, affixed with the Curse of Thorns upon her back. After meeting a sleeping giant, the two work together to escape. Help them unravel the mystery of the thorns and the history behind the somber castle.

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Ryu’s Bites: Mass Effect Andromeda (PC)

Posted on March 25th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

Mass_Effect_Andromeda_cover_thumb.jpgLanguage: Audio: English, Subs: English
Developer: Bioware
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Format: PC
Type: 3PS/RPG
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Mass Effect: Andromeda takes you to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, you’ll lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory – where WE are the aliens.

Play as the Pathfinder – a leader of a squad of military-trained explorers – with deep progression and customisation systems. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and your choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival in the Andromeda Galaxy.

As you unfold the mysteries of the Andromeda Galaxy and the hope for humanity lies on your shoulders – You must ask yourself… How far will you go?

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Ryu’s Musings – NieR Automata (PC)

Posted on March 20th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

Language: Audio: Japanese & English, Subs: English
Developer: Square Enix, Platinum
Publisher: Square Enix
Format: PC
Type: Spectacle Fighter
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: NieR: Automata tells the story of androids 2B, 9S and A2 and their battle to reclaim the machine-driven dystopia overrun by powerful machines.
Humanity has been driven from the Earth by mechanical beings from another world. In a final effort to take back the planet, the human resistance sends a force of android soldiers to destroy the invaders. Now, a war between machines and androids rages on… A war that could soon unveil a long-forgotten truth of the world.

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Ryu’s Musings: Senran Kagura – Estival Versus (PC)

Posted on March 17th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

Language: Audio: Japanese, Subs: English
Developer: Tamsoft
Publisher: Marvelous Entertainment Inc.
Format: PC
Type: Action Brawler
Demo Box: PC
Synopsis: Thrust into a parallel dimension, our buxom shinobi prepare for a new kind of beach-side battle. Can the islands’ hosts be trusted? Will the other schools play fair? Will there be time to enjoy the beach before the fighting starts? Will anyone manage to keep their clothes intact?

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Ryu’s Musings: Touhou Genso Wanderer (PS4)

Posted on March 15th, 2017 by Ryu Sheng |

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Developer: Aqua Style
Publisher: NIS America
Format: PS4 & PS Vita
Type: Rogue-Like, Dungeon Crawler
Demo Box: PS4 (Old)
Synopsis: One day, Reimu Hakurei is visiting Rinnosuke Morichika at his shop, Kourindo. He shows her one of his prized possessions, the golden sphere. However, when she touches it, it unleashes a mysterious beam of light. Rinnosuke starts acting strange, and a giant tower now stands where Kourindo used to be. The population of Gensokyo has also been replicated by clones who attack people on sight. As the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, it is Reimu’s duty to resolve this latest incident and bring peace back to Gensokyo.
Along the way, she is joined by Futo Mononobe, who has recently set out on a quest to become a first class sage. With her partner in tow, can Reimu make her way through the dungeons of the tower and put an end to this incident?

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