Come one, come all, and welcome to another riveting edition of Go West!, your [semi]-weekly column about the latest Japanese game releases of the week. There are games out this week. Imagine that: games!
I know, this might be hard to wrap your mind around, but we’re finally seeing a string of semi-notable new titles this time, which means we actually have stuff to talk about.
Or get angry about.
I’m not really sure anymore.
Let’s get this show on the road!
D3 Publisher is by no means a AAA studio, and that’s OK. Their Simple series has been around for decades at this point, delivering weird, bargain priced game experiences. Earth Defense Force is a franchise beloved both here in Japan and out west for its B-movie aesthetic and feel.
None of these games are polished experiences, and sometimes that’s OK as long as the underlying game is fun.
Their latest release for the PS4/PS3 is the opposite of fun.
It’s negative fun.