I have a confession to make.
As much as I adored the Pokemon games as a child, they never quite stuck with me in the same way the original Digimon anime series did. The show came at just the right time in my life, and thanks to its better-than-average dub, most of its dramatic impact struck a chord with me that lingers to this very day.
Flash forward fifteen years and I’m 26 years old, a new Digimon animated series is about to hit TV, and I still find myself humming the opening (Japanese and American) every now and then.
Enter Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, the PS Vita exclusive Digimon game developed by Media Vision (Wild Arms, Valkyria Chronicles 3), with a score by Masafumi Takada (DanganRonpa, No More Heroes), and character designs by Suzuhito Yasuda (Yozakura Quartet, Devil Survivor).
You can probably understand why I was excited for this, what with such a strong team working on it.
Here are my thoughts after spending 12 hours with the game.
Welcome one and all to yet another mind blowing edition of Go West!, your weekly column about new Japanese game releases, Digimon OTPs, visual novels about violent girls, and PSP games in 2015.
A fucking lot.
We have new games spanning a multitude of different genres, a few of them big releases for this half of the year. I probably should have waited to reboot GW! considering how weak last week was by comparison.
Let’s cut this short and dive right in, shall we?