Operation Backlog Completion 2017
Nov 172017
 

Caligula (localized as The Caligula Effect) is a JRPG that came out for the PS Vita, and now it’s receiving a PS4 remake called Caligula Overdose.

I reviewed The Caligula Effect over at MonsterVine, and while it was definitely a flawed game, it was good enough that I’m interested in learning more about the remake.

Caligula Overdose has a new “Forbidden Musician Route” that doubles the scenario, the option to play as a female protagonist, two new members of the Go-Home Club (the main group), and two new Musicians (the villains).

The story was written by the writer of the original Persona and the Persona 2 games, and it was fairly good. It sounds like the remake’s new route will let the player join the Musicians, which should be interesting.

In my review, I mentioned how the game could have been stronger if it focused more attention on the main party instead of having 500 recruitable characters with generic dialogue (easily the weakest part of the game), and I hope the remake leans more in that direction.

So far, no localization has been announced for Caligula Overdose, but if it does come West (as The Caligula Effect Overdose?), I’ll be interested in seeing what improvements it makes over the original.

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Nov 152017
 

Remember the announcement that the Ace Attorney anime would receive an English dub? (I actually forgot.) Well, we now know who the voice cast will be!

Funimation made a new announcement revealing the English voice actors not only for the main characters, but also for supporting characters.

Hopefully announcing the full voice cast means the dub is coming soon. The anime was enjoyable enough, despite some pacing issues, but I’d especially recommend it to someone who has played the first two games.

I already have a Funimation subscription, because I’ve been using it to watch shows like Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, and Durarara!! (No, I’m not just excited about it, the title is “Durarara!!”) What other anime should I try?

Meanwhile, Ace Attorney rumors are out in full force, with one person claiming the game will be announced on December 14 and will include the return of Franziska and Nahyuta, as well as another old character who will be central to the plot.

Is this person telling the truth (despite a dubious history)? Well, if an announcement comes out on December 14, it will add credibility to their claims.

Are you planning to watch the dubbed version of the Ace Attorney anime? Do you believe any of the Ace Attorney 7 rumors you’ve seen?

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Nov 132017
 

Just last week, we learned that Ace Attorney is planned for the Switch within the next fiscal year, and now new rumors claim to know what these Switch Ace Attorney games (yes, plural) are.

According to Kotaku UK, sources have said the Phoenix Wright Trilogy will be brought to the Switch sometime between April 2018 and October 2018.

In that same time period, a second compilation will be released: a second trilogy collection of Apollo Justice, Dual Destinies, and Spirit of Justice.

The same sources also said the next mainline Ace Attorney game is planned for late 2018 for the Switch and mobile devices, and it stars Phoenix Wright as the main protagonist.

Bringing the first six main games to the Switch does make sense, so that anyone who didn’t have a DS/3DS can catch up before the new game comes out. However, I would have liked to see the spin-offs brought to the Switch as well – giving us another chance at seeing Investigations 2 and the Dai Gyakuten Saiban games brought West.

Meanwhile, Ace Attorney Investigations is the only game in the series not available on the 3DS, and if these rumors are accurate, it won’t be available on the Switch, either.

Investigations isn’t the most popular game, but doesn’t it deserve a second chance?

Of course, these are just rumors, so we don’t know if they’re accurate or not. Personally, I would like it better if Capcom released one compilation of all 6 main games, and then a second compilation of the spin-offs.

Do you believe these rumors about Capcom’s Ace Attorney plans, and if so, what do you think?

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