Natural Doctrine

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Game: Natural Doctrine
Developer: Kadokawa Games
Publisher: NIS America
Release: Q3 2014 (NA)(EU)
Genre: Tactical JRPG

 

Seasones explorers and novices alike venture underground into dangerous caves to collect the coveted material known as Pluton. But on your first trip down into these mines you quickly realize that things may be more dire than you imagined…

 

 

 

 

 

From the people who developed Demon Gaze, Natural Doctrine is going to arrive for the Vita in 2014. This japanese tactical RPG has been released in its home territory already and got decent reviews, but for some reason it has not sold very well. the main characters name is Jeff (seriously?) and he is accompanied by the two girls Vasilisa and Anca. They have to fight for the human race in a fantasy world, using magic and medieval weaponry. The battles are turn based and have a pretty unique mechanic. Perhaps the best description of it is that it is a modern version of Valkyria Chronicles and Final Fantasy Tactics mixed together. Jeff (is it short for Geoffrey?) and his companions can be found on PS3, PS4 and the PS Vita. Here is gameplay footage of the Vita version.

 

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One Piece: Unlimited World Red

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Game: One Piece: Unlimited World Red
Developer: Ganbarion
Publisher: Bandai
Release: July 2014 (NA), June 27th 2014 (EU)
Genre: Action Adventure

 

The Straw Hat Pirates encounter and befriend a cheerful yet mysterious raccoon named Pato who possesses a shadowy power to create anything drawn onto a leaf. In order to help their new friend, the Straw Hat Pirates agree to assist Pato on an ambiguous mission

 

 

 

 

 

One Piece: Unlimited World RED was originally released for the 3DS in Japan. It will now be localized and released for various formats, including PS Vita. One Piece is a very popular manga and anime that has been running since late 90’s. The series is about the main protagonist Monkey D. Luffy and his band of “Straw Hat Pirates”. Luffy has a special ability in that his body can be turned into rubber… The game itself is an action adventure RPG. There is a gameplay trailer right here and here is some 3DS gameplay.

 

 

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TxK

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Game: TxK
Developer: Llamasoft
Publisher: Sony
Release: Released 2014
Genre: Arcade shooter

 

Glowing vectors, explosive particle effects and a pulse-pounding soundtrack are core elements of many modern arcade shooters – a style that Llamasoft defined with its seminal 90s tube shooter.

 

 

 

 

 

TxK is an arcade shooter from the legendary Jeff Minter who has been making games since the early eighties. One of them is Tempest 2000 which is pretty much the same game as TxK. Most of Jeff's games have a slightly psychedelic touch and TxK is no different. The graphics are vector based in trippy colors and there is a pulsing electronic soundtrack that almost require you to play with headphones to get the most out of it. You control a ship that is attached to a tube and you shoot at incoming bad guys. The tube changes shape for each level and there are a few power ups to collect. TxK has recieved positive reviews and current Metascore is 84/100. A gameplay video is available here.

 

 

 

 


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