2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

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2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

Postby VideoGameCritic » November 28th, 2016, 5:52 pm

Here are two PS4 imports you've probably never heard of. Feedback welcome.

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Re: 2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » November 28th, 2016, 8:09 pm

VideoGameCritic wrote:Here are two PS4 imports you've probably never heard of. Feedback welcome.


Critic, here is some correction information that you need to know of about the two games/other info worth mention. For Skullgirls 2nd Encore, the PS4 version was released in western countries via PSN download/Limited Run Games.com limed retail release: https://limitedrungames.com/collections ... encore-ps4. You must have gotten the Arc System Works PS4 import disc version that comes with both english/Japanese voices/text. And for Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet, the game was released in the US via NIS America: https://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4/160137-tou ... allet/data, and no Tecmo Koei was never involved in any released version as a mistake that need correction.

As for Skullgirls 2nd Encore, I have the PS3 download version that used to be called Skullgirls Encore before a patch update, and to be frank I don't see why people like this game so much as I do think their are better 2D fighting games out their. And keep in note it is an indie game, which explains why the game has questionable polish, compared to what is out their for the genre.

And even though you where not crazy for Skullgirls 2nd Encore, you may want to try out some of these other 2D fighting games that are similar to Skullgirls 2nd Encore to see if you liked any of these games better, but keep in note that most of these except for the Arc System Works games have mixed reception by both critics/audiences a like, so you play these with caution, critic.

Blade Arcus from Shining EX (A 2D cross over fighting game featuring characters from Sega's Shining series games. Japan/Asia only)

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend/BlazBlue: Central Fiction (the later BlazBlue sequels/updates, but you where not a big fan of the fist one on Xbox 360, so proceed with caution. Released in the US for both games.)

Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax Ignition (A 2D cross over fighting game featuring characters from Dengeki Bunko Anime/Manga/Light Novel characters/a few Sega guess characters. Japan/Asia only.)

Guilty Gear Xrd -REVELATOR- (The update sequel to Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, but you where not a big fan of the fist one on, so proceed with caution. Released in the US.)

Koihime Enbu (A 2D cross over fighting game featuring characters from this media franchise of the same name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koihime_Musō Japan only.)

Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel (A 2D cross over fighting game featuring characters from the Visual novel/Anime/Manga media company Nitroplus. Note that this game did come to the US unlike most of the mentioned games save for the BlazBlue/Guilty Gear stuff mentioned in the post critic.)

If you want to learn more about the mentioned games, I can link you to YouTube videos/other info sources if you are interested in the mentioned games critic.

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Re: 2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

Postby Sonicx9 » November 28th, 2016, 8:11 pm

I also forgot to mention that Skullgirls 2nd Encore was made in America and not Japan, but does have a heavy Anime influence style, see Animesque on TVtropes: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Animesque

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Re: 2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

Postby eneuman96 » November 28th, 2016, 9:39 pm

I bought Touhou Genso Rondo a while ago because I gravitate towards bullet hell games and I liked the idea of turning them into two-player matches. Alas, my experience with it was much the same as in the review. Total waste of 30 bucks. It's a shame that this is the first Touhou game for consoles considering the sheer popularity of the series and the fact that most of its games seem quite fun.

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Re: 2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

Postby Stalvern » November 29th, 2016, 12:06 am

Never heard of the second, but Skullgirls was a pretty big deal when it first came out (mainly because it was great fodder for flamewars). I don't know a whole lot about it, but I do know that Peacock is a girl; you might want to fix that detail of the review. It's also definitely American, regardless of its apparent popularity across the ocean.

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Re: 2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

Postby velcrozombie » November 29th, 2016, 11:07 am

Hey, I'm the person that kept bugging you to review Skullgirls - I even had a Peacock avatar for a long time. Sorry you didn't end up enjoying the game as much as I did. It's a cult game at this point, but it consistently shows up at the bigger fighting-game tournaments (including EVO) as either a main game or a side tournament. Now that it's been released in Japan (as both a disc release and in the arcades) it will hopefully have a decent player base if/when a sequel comes out.

Fun fact: one of the animators is better known on the internet as Zone-tan or Zone-sama - if you recognize that name then you know what else he makes. Also, Matt and Woolie from Two Best Friends Play/Super Best Play are in the background of the casino stage:

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The people who made Skullgirls are currently making an RPG called Indivisible. You can find more information about the game and even download and play a prototype at
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/indi ... ullgirls#/
(this is not a sales pitch - the game has already been funded and is currently being made).

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Re: 2016/11/28: Playstation 4: Skullgirls 2nd Encore (Japan), Touhou Genso Rondo: Bullet Ballet (Japan)

Postby ThePixelatedGenocide » November 30th, 2016, 6:35 am

Sometimes, I think your reviews suffer when you're under pressure. You struggled to wrap your head around some of the bizarre moves in Skullgirls, so it's a bad game. You struggled with time management in Majora's Mask, so it's a bad game. You missed the way Slime World tracks damage, and I can't know how much played into your Lynx review - is it really a bad game?

But then, you're the rare critic who admits to being subjective as Hell.

That's a rare strength - sometimes, the best things in life are those that appeal to us, at the cost of appealing to others. I had no interest in Skullgirls until I read your review. Now it's at the top of my list of games to buy, for the same reasons you hated it.


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