AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed is XSEED Video games’ sequel to Akiba’s Journey. Developed by Purchase, the sport first launched again in 2013 for the PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, and PC. Ten years later, the writer has launched the definitive and full version of the sport titled AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Lower for the Nintendo Swap. It consists of all beforehand launched DLCs for the sport and the newly launched “Kati’s Route” DLC. After taking part in the sport and experiencing all it has to supply, I now can say that it offers an entertaining expertise however in a flawed bundle.
AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed Director’s Lower follows Nanashi, a questionable otaku who, at some point, is mysteriously kidnapped and reworked right into a vampire as a part of a grand, evil plot. He’s then thrust right into a conspiracy of “Synthisters,” vampire-like creatures who roam Akiba inflicting havoc. It’s as much as Nanashi and his colourful solid of mates generally known as the “Akiba Freedom Fighters” to cease the Synthisters through their one weak spot, daylight, which they’ll exploit by stripping them of their garments
Any participant who boots up Akiba’s Journey and performs for a minimum of an hour will know the way ridiculous the sport and its idea are. It does a fantastic job of informing the participant proper from the get-go that it doesn’t take itself severely, and nor ought to they. The story is basically a light-hearted tackle the extremely overused vampire story trope, however this time, as an alternative of taking pictures and stabbing the undead, you’re tearing off otaku’s garments within the streets. The sport even goes additional by together with each cringe anime otaku trope, from streets crammed with highschool ladies, gyarus, and geeks to utilizing figures and anime paraphernalia as weapons and having weird outfits which can be borderline cosplay for DLCs. Akiba’s Journey additionally incorporates a solid of colourful characters, a lot of whom act just like the worst stereotype of an anime lover however are additionally admittedly entertaining in their very own method with their many odd quirks. Lastly, the sport additionally has gamers choose their dialogue decisions, making the interactions with the characters extraordinarily goofy.
Because of this, it’s honest to say that the sport doesn’t have quite a lot of depth, so should you’re going into it for an intricate, deep story, you’ll be left upset. Nonetheless, if you’d like a humorous and goofy narrative, then this sport’s for you. Moreover, regardless of the kind of story the sport options, gamers will nonetheless have to fret about their decisions. Akiba’s journey sports activities a number of endings, some good, some dangerous, some bizarre, and the Director’s version provides a brand new “true” ending centered on one of many characters.
Easy however Purposeful
When it comes to gameplay, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed is purposeful however nothing extra. Gamers will scour the streets of Akihabara between missions and struggle vampire-like enemies. To defeat them, they have to assault particular person physique components to break their clothes, then rip them off as soon as broken sufficient. Do that sufficient, and also you’ll tear all their garments off, immediately killing them.
If gamers efficiently dispatch sufficient items of clothes in a row, they will execute a combo, doubtlessly knocking out all enemies directly. Nonetheless, gamers can nonetheless be subjected to the identical destiny and must keep away from receiving too many assaults. Aside from that, gamers may purchase varied weapons, some simpler and weird than others. Whereas fight is simple, it isn’t partaking, particularly after the primary few hours. When you learn the way fight works, gamers can simply mow by enemies with ease, as there isn’t a lot depth to the gameplay mechanics, and it will get fairly repetitive in a short time.
Visually, AKIBA’S TRIP can be middling. Whereas the sport is way from an eye-sore, because it has first rate illustrations and an artwork course that’s extremely devoted to the true Akihabara, the character fashions are sorely missing intimately. The sport’s basic artwork model can be bog-standard and under no circumstances eye-catching. Nonetheless, regardless of all this, the sport nonetheless offers tons of enjoyable for gamers to get pleasure from, now greater than ever, because the Director’s Lower options all DLC for the sport, offering much more wacky hijinks.
Total, AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed is a enjoyable however flawed assortment and expertise. Regardless of its points, it’s nonetheless a sport that may be loved by each weebs and Japanophiles alike, offering they decrease their requirements a bit.
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AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead and Undressed
- Humorous Characters
- Mild hearted story and enjoyable references
- Gameplay is repetitive
- Visuals are mediocre