I’m not done with everything I bought or wanted to play in 2017, but it’s almost halfway into 2018 and I just finished up the last “major release” of last year that I was interested in. Not going to write about stuff I already wrote about.
You can tell this is Takumi’s series after all, because it felt like I was playing the original trilogy. There’s something comfortable about the game and the characterization that is reminiscent of the first three games, and the buildup from the lackluster first game paid off here in a very well structured and 王道 Gyakuten Saiban game. Compared to the craziness of Gyakuten Saiban 6 the cases are relatively modest and the final reveals are quite predictable, but the latter is clearly intended due to how well the games laid out clues and foreshadowing.
Entire post is spoilers since it’s impossible to talk about a sequel without spoilers.
In a fictional country that was once threatened by low birth rates and an aging population, a law was passed to enforce marriage at the age of 18. Failure to comply results in the death penalty — if you don’t get married by the day of high school graduation where marriage ceremonies are held nationwide, you are taken to the Bachelor Jail and executed. 結婚主義国家 is a collection of 8 short stories surrounding 16 teenagers who live under this law, in a country where “love” and “romance” are glorified to the point of brainwashing and marriage is a matter of life and death.
Was going to write a legit GOTY post until I realized that most of the games I played this year were not from this year. There are a bunch of games that I intend to but haven’t played yet, so this post is probably pointless anyway. Overall it was a pretty good year, could have been a lot worse.
No repeat “winners” for different categories because the point of this post is to spare me from writing a bunch of other posts.
Marvelous took the リア充爆発しろ (riajuu go explode) meme and made an actual game out of it. A game where you have arguments against Twitter celebrities, Ace Attorney style.