Now, this is unexpected! An episode of Chic Pixel Plus is actually up early?! No, it’s not a dream – due to the fact that episode 3 contains some pre-E3 speculation, I’ve decided to go ahead and post it a few days ahead of schedule with the hope that everyone has time to listen to it (or at least the pre-E3 portion of the discussion) before all the new announcements start rolling in. So let’s get right to it, shall we?
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s another episode of Chic Pixel Plus! To the surprise of everyone, including me, I’ve managed to get the second episode of my new podcast out the door on schedule. Sure, considering I called the first episode the pilot this technically is only episode one, and I managed to completely botch my opening and closing remarks, but we all have to start somewhere, right?
This week I’m joined by Matt Sainsbury of DigitallyDownloaded to discuss a particular niche of Japanese games often dubbed “otaku games.” Together, we hash out what makes these games appealing, why they tend to have a bad rep outside Japan, and what our favorite otaku games are. Of course, with the recent Xbox One reveal, we couldn’t help but add some of our thoughts, and I took the time to gush about the recent Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- announcement. Even if you’re not a fan of otaku games, be sure to tune in – you might learn something new!
0:00:25 – introductions
0:01:48 – what are otaku games?
0:09:00 – Love Plus
0:19:15 – Photo Kano Kiss + Photo Kano anime
0:34:00 – Atelier series (Arland trilogy + Ayesha)
0:46:10 – Hyperdimension Neptunia series
0:59:45 – hurdles of publishing otaku games outside Japan, Mugen Souls, otome games
1:09:40 – upcoming otaku games (Time and Eternity)
1:13:48 – news! Xbone, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue anime, Freedom Wars
1:26:21 – closing remarks
Anne Lee || Chic Pixel || @apricotsushi
My Xbox one thoughts are included in this compilation of staff impressions at VGW
Opening ♫ Koi suru lens – Photo Kano
Ending ♫ Dimension tripper!!!! – Hyperdimension Neptunia The Animation
This time around I used a different program to record the audio, and unfortunately I don’t think it turned out as well. Since I’m still getting the hang of all this, your feedback would be greatly appreciated!
On this week’s pilot episode, I’m joined by special guest Elliot Gay of Japanator and the Red Sun Gamer podcast for a discussion of Kyoto Animation’s newly-announced anime Free!, what spring season anime we’re watching, and a few video game-related tidbits including a discussion of just what is up with Compile Heart’s Fairy Fencer F, old-school Ys, and the 3DS eShop game Crimson Shroud. We also get our fangirl on over a rather interesting obsession… Japanese GBA games boxes!
If that sounds up your alley, please give the episode a listen below! You can also download it directly onto your computer, if you prefer, or even manually subscribe on iTunes by adding the RSS feed.
0:11 – A new challenger appears
3:00 – (fujoshi heaven) Free!
11:40 – Shingeki no Kyojin – Attack on Titan (watch on Crunchyroll)
27:43 – Suisei no Gargantia – Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet (watch on Crunchyroll)
37:18 – Aku no Hana – Flowers of Evil (watch on Crunchyroll)
53: 37 – Video gaemz? Fairy Fencer F
1:02:19 – Ysssssss
1:10:05 – Crimson Shroud
1:12:22 – omg GBA boxes
1:20:12 – closing remarks
Opening ♫ Honeybee Manor – Final Fantasy VII
Ending ♫ Guren no Yumiya – Shingeki no Kyojin