One Controller Port Podcast: Episode 37 – Huntin’ Time

This week I talk about Kirby: Battle Royale, Yuji Naka, Monster Hunter World and more Toukiden 2.

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Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation – It’s All About the Looks

Dead or Alive Xtreme has never been shy in what it’s about. Even the commercial for the original release on Xbox was blatant about being a sexual tease. Due to that reputation, it’s received frequent criticism of being nothing more than a boner generator. I haven’t played them myself, however most who do seem to disagree. It’s often praised for the volleyball aspect as well as the pseduo-dating sim elements.

But what if you wanted a boner without actual gameplay, as well as all the hooks of a free-to-play title? Koei Tecmo has got your back with Venus Vacation.

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Valkyria Revolution: Making the Best of a Bad Situation

Valkyria Revolution is not well-liked. I’ve seen few who think this attempt to re-invent the brand as an Action RPG amounted to anything. By the nature of its design, it’s a repetitive game that almost completely destroys any preconceived notions of Valkyria as a strategy franchise. It seems like it has no business holding the name. But deeper within Valkyria Revolution, one particular aspect of the series remains – managing morale. This overtakes the entirety of the story as well as the gameplay, building the whole experience on the back of this singular element. Though from the beginning, it’s not clear that this is the case.

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