Review: Akibas trip Undead And Undressed
This suburban Tokyo ward’s seen it all, from Japans post war reconstruction to the economic bubblegum crisis of the 80’s. Always on the cutting edge of progress, with a little something to offer even the most fetishistic of appetites, it was almost inevitable that this singular technocracy of indulgence would give birth to a whole new kind of appetite all together.
- Although I’ve not managed to finish the game the story has kept me interested due to the quirky nature of being a vampire fighting vampires and only means of killing them is by stripping their clothes off
- Voice acting is very good for the anime style gameplay and have found all voices suit the respective characters. Nana is especially funny!!
- Game has completely mimicked Akihabara in Japan, so for those who have not managed to go and see it in person can get a feel for what its like
- Anime style graphics, any fan of anime will enjoy the art style straight of the bat with some really lovely character designs.
- Simple fighting mechanics for ease of use triangle head attack, circle chest attack and Cross legs attack, with square as jump
- Graphics are very good for the old generation PS3 and the Vita version does look better thanks to the OLed screen.
- When an opponents armor/clothes begin to flash it means they are ready to be ripped off!
- Lots of Customization with clothing, weapons even down to how you portray your walking in game.
- Smartphone is your hub for reading missions,previous conversations,map,item and inventory tasks. You can even customize the home screen picture, Adding pics from the story or pictures you have taken yourself.
- Full Platinum trophy list for those budding trophy hunters.
- It’s fun, from the out there story to the characters and art style, in today’s more serious nature of games this is a lovely distraction to just have some fun.
- It’s like being in Japan!!! With accurate recreations of the city, People who have been there in the flesh will know there way around this beautiful city.
- Minimum loading times between areas.
- Clear checkpoint marking.
- Game is not restrictive in where you can roam, Do the mission or don’t do the mission and go exploring or shopping, Its up to you.
- Lovely in game touches like random anime or real life loading screens to advertise their other games or show a product on sale, anime shows are shown on the TV’s in the base while you can play a mini game via the arcade machine.
- While the graphics look nice on the PS3 it definitely suits the vita version better. I have managed to play the PS4 version via import and the graphics are even sharper!
- Areas sometimes take a while to load so you can miss out on the relevant side quests if you rush around.
- Areas are quit small so frequent loading between areas.
- Combat can become repetitive when doing quite a few of the side quests one after another.
- Camera angles sometimes get in the way of combat due to fights taking place close to area
In Summary, The game is really good fun and witha story so whacky and so fun, Getting hooked is on the cards. While its not neccesarily a game you would like to explain out in public, It is a game any gamer could easily get into too. The game world is a real place and is detailed and accurate in every way. Its the little touches that bring it all to life and is where the gems are hidden. The smart phone is actually a really deep and easy to use mechanic. Ready steady STRIP! now get out there and grab some vamps.