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[Mobile] Quick look at… World End Heroes

World End Heroes first released on November 13th, 2018 and was made by Square Enix who is now infamous in my books for making the most dull and boring mobile games catered to females. It was first announced on 26th of July, just about a week after the release of Square Enix’s other female oriented game “Idol Fantasy“, with a “teaser” video though I wouldn’t call it a teaser video, as Square Enix puts it it’s a “voice and sound video” because that’s how they want to advertise it.

Instead of revealing information of what kind of game this will be, Square Enix focused mainly on announcing the voice actors with the teaser video as well as the official website having a list of very popular and iconic voice actors–and this website would stay unchanged for a couple more months, with nothing much to let on what kind of game it is beside the voice actors that will appear in it. Clearly, Square Enix only wanted to focus on gaining hype through casting famous voice actors as well as popular stage actors rather than the content of game itself, but clearly it worked getting the public interested in it as 250,000+ people pre-registered for the game without knowing much about the gameplay. Hell, they didn’t even release a video of what the gameplay is like until 1 whole day before the game would release and even then that video remained vague and short. It really shows you how confident Square Enix was with their upcoming game’s gameplay.

If you would like to read my thoughts on Square Enix’s other female oriented titles check my review on Idol Fantasy and my twitter moment on Kimi to Kiri no Labyrinth (with the latter being a glorious dumpster fire.

It’s not required reading but it would help with reading my review as I’ve left out some stuff in this review as I’ve touched upon them in my live tweets while playing World End Heroes, you can check out a compilation of those tweets in my Twitter Moment:

Otherwise please enjoy my (probably short and definitely biased) review.

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[Mobile] A very quick look at… Dynamic Chord Jam&Join!!!!

Dynamic Chord Jam&Join!!! was released on 9th of August 2018. It’s a mobile game for the franchise “Dynamic Chord” and was produced by ASGARD and Honeybee. It is also a slapped together quick cash grab using A3’s template to hopefully hone in the success of the winning formula of tap-tap games (E.G. Ensemble Stars, A3!) and get Moneybee & ASGARD some big cash from Dynamic Cord’s desperate fans.

Now I may be being too harsh on this with these accusations but goddamn… It was so hard for me to play this game without being annoyed or unnerved at how much of a ripoff this is. I didn’t want to take too much time making an in-depth video on this so I just recorded and gathered some clips and put it into a twitter moment. Have fun:

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[Mobile] Quick look at… Idol Fantasy

Idol Fantasy–released on 18th July, 2018is Square Enix’s second female oriented mobile game. Their first female oriented mobile game, Kimi to Kiri no Labyrinth, was a hot mess upon release and stayed that way, full of bugs and zero content until it’s death almost a year later after it’s release in June 2018. Now Square Enix is back with a vengeance in this okay, probably decent, by-the-numbers boring idol game. There, that’s all you need to know about Idol Fantasy.

Just kidding (though this game is pretty boring), I’ll go a little bit more in-depth with this game to explain why I’m pretty disappointed with this game when Square Enix gave us this beautiful mess:

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[Mobile] Review – Otome Yuusha (オトメ勇者)

Otome Yusha (オトメ勇者) released back in December 16, 2017 and because I was overseas when this happened I only started playing it around January this year. So after fiddling around with it for about a month I decided it was about time to review this mobile game.

I also wrote a previous post on Otome Yusha where I gathered information from the website before it was released and speculated what the gameplay would be like. I also translated character profiles so check it out here.

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[Mobile] Otome Watch – オトメ勇者 – Otome Yuusha

Otome Yuusha (オトメ勇者) is an upcoming iOS/Android game by level-5, who is known for such games as the Professor Layton series, Inuzuma Eleven games and Yo-Kai Watch series. This will be their first attempt at making a game that is female oriented and hopefully unlike Square Enix’s first time attempt at making a female oriented game *coughKimikiricoughreallybadgamecough* they will be successful with Otome Yuusha.

This is game will be a collaboration between level-5 and A-1 Pictures–who will provide animated sequences for the mobile game–as well as character design from Chinatsu Kurahana, who also did character design for the Uta no Prince-sama games and Togainu no Chi, with her latest work being the illustrator and character design for Otomate’s 7’scarlet.

As usual with most of my ‘otome watch’ posts, I’ll be doing a rundown on the game, characters, story and system before it releases with the information that has been released at the time of writing this post. If there’s anything big in terms of new information, I’ll try to add it to this post.

I’ll be getting most of my information and images from the website, I’ll reference other Japanese articles but I won’t post the images posted from those articles here.

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