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>Atvrcr – The Best Games of 2010

>Before I start let me make this clear, all games featured in this list are based on US release dates.

The views and opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of Atv-Oni-Ota blah blah blah
I’ve played plenty of great games this year so it was a hard choice. You may notice that there are no FPS or racing games in this list. Let me get this out of the way first, if you say were is my Call of Duty or where is my Fallout… move the f*ck on, you aren’t going to find those in this here list.
Anyways lets get on with this thing.

1.Resonance of Fate
This game was absolutely amazing! Yes the game itself pretty simple as far as you go here and do this, then go here and do that, but the battle system is amazing. The characters were interesting, and although the story isn’t exactly totally engulfing, it is indeed enough to keep you interested. I give this the top spot because I thoroughly enjoyed every second while playing this game. It’s different, it was a gamble, and Tri-Ace lemme tell you what, it payed off.
2.Valkyria Chronicles II
I loved Valkyria Chronicles on PS3, so when I heard about this PSP sequel I was both excited and disappointed. Excited because more VC is awesome, disappointed because it’s on the PSP. So did the PSP gimp this game to make it not as enjoyable? Not by any means. It’s awesome to have VC on the go! Sure the story isn’t nearly as good as its PS3 predecessor but it is still amazing. If you have a PSP then go get this game now!

3.BlazBlue Continuum Shift
The best fighter out there has a sequel. Some small tweaks and some new modes make it even more amazing. The story is awesome, and yes it actually has a story. Go buy this people!
4.Atelier Rorona
Calm and relaxing, fun and entertaining. Rorona is awesome, the characteres are amusing, the game is good. If you want a plot heavy game then go somewhere else, but trust me this is enjoyable!
5.Agarest War
Hmm the naughty edition ftw! Oh and if you’re one of those people who are all like “this just uses fanservice to draw in the horny basement dwellers” then gtfo. Guess what!? This game is actually good! Battle system is good, nothing new but its solid. This game is essentially a grind fest but no so much as Cross Edge. You should definitely pick this up and put some nice hours into it.
-Worst of 2010-
As Requested by Tonkun
Final Fantasy XIII
Ok lets face it, this game is either heavily defended or heavily bashed. It looked beautiful, the battle system was alright, and the story was meh. Did I hate this with a passion? No. Did it meet my expectations? No. I both loved it and hated it. The reason that this is the worst game of the year for me is the fact that I felt the least overall satisfaction when I played it.

>Tantei Opera Milky Holmes PSP Update 2

>    Alright everyone, two more videos were released on the Milky Holmes Website. This time, I actually took the time to subtitle the videos. I tried my best, but I was still unable to translate everything correctly. If I was unsure of a line, I added an asterisk to the end of it. Make sure that when you watch, the subtitles are on.

>Tantei Opera Milky Holmes PSP Update

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     That’s right, an update! The Milky Holmes Website released a new video showing a nice scene. Just in case you are unable to follow what they are saying here is a bit of a summary. The group is deciding on the name of their team. Everyone agrees that it’s a good idea, but Sheryl decides to take it a step further and have everyone shout it out right then and there. Anyway, they apparently come up with the lewd yet lolitastic name Milky Holmes quite spontaneously, and the scene ends with a nice group shot.

     Based on this scene I’m guessing it’s safe to say that the PSP game’s events are stretching back before the events in the anime. We know that the girls of Genius4 are going to be in the game as well, so perhaps the game spans the anime’s story. However it is more likely that the game follows it’s own story altogether.

Stay tuned for more updates!

>Things I Want

>     This isn’t going to be one of those “I want this but don’t have enough money” posts. I’ve been saving my money diligently. And I will have enough to buy Christmas presents for my family, and still afford the 2 games I wanted! Ahh, yes. It is a very comforting feeling to know that I have hundreds of dollars to dish out on games from Japan. Anyway, onto the list!

1. Tantei Opera: Milky Holmes [Limited Edition]
Price tag: Around $100 I believe

    Mostly I want this game for the cuteness. The extreme loli cuteness. But I also want this game because I’ve fallen in love with the anime. I’ve visited the game’s official site and found some voice samples, and even the guys have voice samples included, so I’m guessing it is fully voiced and that is a big plus. Also, I’ve become somewhat of a Cordelia fan. So please respect my wishes and stay the crap away from her.

2. Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii wake ga Nai Portable [Limited Edition]
Price tag: Probably around like $120…

    I’m not that in love with the anime. Well, I am, but the hype around it sort of makes me want to not like it because I’m weird like that… But I do like seeing cute anime girls on my psp. I also like hearing them talk. I could care less about routes and item and such. I just want to hear the lolis talk and make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. And neighbor-girl is super hot.

3. Flying Lessons
Price tag: Around $5000

    Alright, I can’t afford this one. But it would be a nice gift from Santa-san. Haven’t you ever wanted to fly? I’m dead serious. Ever since I saw Porco Rosso back when, I’ve wanted to fly a plane. A sea plane specifically :3

    So, leaving aside the flying lessons for a moment, I will most likely be getting both of these games. The odds are close to 100%.  Since many blogs seem to already be covering the Ore Imo PSP game, I’m going to continue to cover the Milky Holmes PSP game as I find more thing out about it. Check back often for any updates!

>Tantei Opera: Milky Holmes PSP

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    Tantei Opera Milky Holmes is getting a PSP release. It will be an adventure game, which I’m guessing means a visual novel. It’s scheduled for a mid December release. The game’s homepage is here. Visit the Play Asia page here. Well, no matter what kind of game it is, if it’s fully voiced odds are high that I’ll buy this because of the cute art. More updates to follow as I track down more information.

>I finally Decided on a Game!

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    Yes finally… I was in the mall today in gamestop and I had Blazblue: Continuum Shift in my hands. I was looking at the box and admiring the slick 2D graphics. And then I decided. NO! I decided to go home and immediately buy that delicious Hello Kitty game for psp.

   So I get home and go to Play Asia and what do you know… It’s back-ordered. By this time I’m panicking. After a bit of browsing, I happened to find Loopop Cube for psp. I had no idea what this game was about and really, I still don’t. But after reading this review and seeing how passionate this person was about the game, I just had to buy it. As a bonus, it was on sale!

>Super Cute Time: Hello Kitty to Issho! Block Crash 123!!

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    As I’ve said many times, I’m not interested in plot. What I like to see in my games is fantastic art. And for me, the cuter the better. While on one of my usual random walks around the playasia website, I came across this Hello Kitty game with cuteness galore.

   The game seems to be a breakout type game with many random and new features like a round paddle, or a completely dark stage. However each of the 100+ stages is home to a fabulously cute drawing for viewing pleasure. And I imagine that when a stage is completed, the art is collected and put into some gallery for future viewing.

   There also appears to be many different styles of cuteness as seen on the game’s homepage which is pretty awesome. It also contains this video:

   For someone like me, the super casual games who feels like he is having a heart-attack whenever he sees something cute, this seems to be a perfect game. Odds are quite high that I’ll be getting this and I can’t fully explain why.

   The game is $44 from PlayAsia and I think the text in the bottom right of the screen on the homepage says you can also download it for your computer(or perhaps psp go?) at a reduced price of 3,200円, however I’d much rather have this in a more portable form especially since something like a brick breaking game isn’t something you sit around and play for extended periods.