Although the series has made it over to American waters once during the PS2 era, it has since been absent and Taiko enthusiasts have had to resort to overpriced imports for their Japanese drumming thrills. With the yen all but kicking the American dollar’s ass, players have to wonder if it’s worth the game’s price and expensive shipping. The time to make a decision has come again with the latest installment in Japan, Taiko no Tatsujin Portable DX for the PSP.
Fresh off our look on SD Gundam G Generation World, we still have a tingling for some more strategy RPG action. Luckily, Dai-2-Ji Super Robot Taisen Z Haikai-hen (or Super Robot Wars Z II) just came out for the PSP in Japan and satisfies our mecha craving even more. Rather than several series from one franchise, Z II includes a myriad of both classic and modern robot series, ranging from Mazinger Z to even Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Robot nerds, look no further for your nerdgasm.
Available on: PSP; Publisher: D3Publisher; Developer: Namco Bandai; Players: 1 – 4; Released: March 15, 2011; ESRB: Teen; Official Website
Gods Eater Burst stands out amongst its monster hunting, Arcana touting brethren with its anime-like visuals and character designs. Instead of monsters, players hunt Aragami beasts in Gods Eater Burst, which roughly translates to the same thing, so players know what they’re getting themselves into. Beyond that though, the gameplay offers little that players haven’t seen before and is a mediocre game at best.