Doki Doki Kusoge

Doki Doki Kusoge deals in all things Japanese culture, be it video games, anime, music, or film. You can find the latest info translated from Japanese rags, reviews, previews, and other weird features. Despite its namesake (kusoge means shit game), DDK does not deal exclusively in garbage video games. Its founder just has a masochistic tendency to subject himself to them. No, it's not healthy. Elliot G. runs things here. A former Destructoid and Japanator contributor living in Japan, he likes to make himself suffer by playing the bad stuff so you don't have to.
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Famitsu’s Persona 5 feature, complete with details we already know as of now, but hey, here it is! 

Love that full illustration of the MC looking all Phantom-like.


Yup, I think I’ll be holding onto this week’s issue of Famitsu.


Edited: Included the covers of Famitsu and Dengeki this week. Hot.

Some quick new details from a magazine interview with Hashino Katsura.

-The MC transferred to the city as a 2nd year in the spring.

-He lives in a cafe run by an old friend of his parent’s.

-The MC has a certain problem, and if he doesn’t fight back against whatever it is, some kind of distressing future will come to be. The sequence in which he looks like a prisoner takes place in what could be called a prison of the soul. Basically a prison in his mind I guess.

-The game takes place in Shibuya and various other places in the megalopolis.

-The dungeon in the PV is not randomly generated, and the main areas in the game will consist primarily of places that would make sense for a phantom thief to infiltrate. Various gimmicks included as well. No mention of random dungeons being in, but not a confirmation that they’re 100% out either.

-Something resembling S.Links will also be in?

-MC’s main Persona is called Arsene (?). Looks like it could be a rif on the famous thief Arsene Lupin.

-Instead of the “カッ” seen in previous Persona summon sequences, it looks like it’ll be “ブチッ” instead. EDIT: for clarity, the latter is the sound used to refer to something snapping. Think someone’s patience running thin and hitting the breaking point.

Dengeki dump coming up on my twitter: @RyougaSaotome.

This week’s cover goes to Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold.

Shots of this week’s Persona 4 Ultimax cover story. A handful of cute little manga strips too. 

I reviewed the 2nd Persona 3 flick! Go give it a read cause iz guud and da moobie was guud and are you guud today guud.

Persona 3 The Movie #2 finally came to Nagasaki, so I made it a point to drag myself out into the Japanese summer weather to catch it.

I got a free art card as a present and figured I’d post it here. I also grabbed the theater book, so expect shots from that a little bit later.

As for the movie itself, I’ll be putting together a written review. The short of it is that I dug it a whole lot.


Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Published by: Sega

Developed by: Atlus

Import Price: $69.99

Say what you will about the Persona series, but Atlus has been doing a whole lot of experimenting over the past few years. We’ve seen everything from fighting games, to anime series/films, and now 1st person dungeon crawlers and rhythm games. It feels like they’re trying out every single genre of video game in an attempt to see what sticks and what doesn’t. Some folks aren’t super happy about that, but I don’t necessarily think this is a bad thing when you consider their output over the past few years.

Despite being a relatively tiny Japanese studio, Atlus released the giant (and fantastic) Shin Megami Tensei IV, multiple Etrian Odyssey games, completely re-tooled Persona 4, and co-developed Persona 4 Arena. All things considered, this is a pretty damn solid line up that doesn’t even include the western titles they’ve published.

It’d be easy to pass Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth off as a cash in to raise P3/4 awareness and maybe even reinvigorate the Etrian Odyssey series. At first glance, you could be forgiven for thinking it’s just an EO game with a shiny new paint job. The fortunate reality is that Persona Q is a game that’s had a whole lot of love poured into it from both the EO and Persona sides, making for an experience unlike either.

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Famitsu had a four page feature on Persona 3: The Movie #2 this week. Just some character profiles and screenshots. Nothing all that exciting, but still.

Surprising absolutely nobody, Persona Q’s opening is super stylish and ridiculously adorable. There’s something really warm and fuzzy about seein both casts hanging out together, as non-canonical as it might be.

And goddamn the music is great. I can’t wait to get my grubby hands on this tomorrow.