Reminder that if you haven’t played Vanillaware games you are missing out. There’s Dragon’s Crown coming out next month, but check out their previous titles:
Odin Sphere - An epic five-course meal with Shakespearean appetizers, Arabian Night fresh spices, Gaelic Lore herbs to go with your Grimm Brothers salad, all accompanying a delicious Ring Cycle entrée and ending with a Neverending Story for dessert.
GrimGrimoire - Harry Potter meets Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Including ending with lesbians.
Oboro Muramasa - Historically-accented Japanese mythology where no one can have nice things because people don’t kill people, swords kill people.
Odin Sphere and GrimGrimoire were originally released for the PS2 and have since been made available for download on the PSN for less than $10 each.
Oboro Muramasa was originally released for the Wii and has recently been ported and re-localised as Muramasa: Rebirth for the PS Vita ("Stop eye-humping me, you sleazy degenerate. You aren't fit to mate with a radish, let alone a human being.” COME ON HOW GREAT IS THIS NEW TRANSLATION), with DLC of 4 additional character stories to be released on the PSN.
Every one of these games is worth your time.