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Girls und Panzer: Senshado, Kiwamemasu!

Girls und Panzer: Senshado, Kiwamemasu! is a game that was released in 2014 on PS Vita. The game is based on the anime series Girls und Panzer, so it is very recommended that you watch it prior to buying this game. This game has not been localized and is in Japanese. With my current level of Japanese, navigating menus was a breeze but I was pretty lost with most of the dialogue (more on this further in the review). The game is an action 3rd person shooter. The game is not region locked,  a system from any region can play it.

Girls und Panzer is one of my absolute favorite anime in existence so when I saw the announcement that it was getting a game I was full on excite bike. I patiently waited to see if it would get localized, but that was pretty silly to do since a very small amount of games based on anime get localized. So I bought it off Amazon and got the special edition (more on this further in the review). The game met my expectations of a very fun game based on an anime that I love.

The story in the game is the exact same as in the anime, so if you’ve watched it you’ll know whats going on, knowing Japanese isn’t necessary to play this. There is a bunch of little added dialogue while you’re on the battlefield but its not very important but there is a trophy if you can trigger them all (and not skip or have them end, just Google trophy guide for this). You get to do all the battles that happened in the anime series which is really awesome. You also get to play as all the different tanks, each tank has different stats, play differently (some suck and some kick ass), and get a different role (sometimes) and placement when doing missions; you get to play the battles from each tank’s perspective.

Game play consists of driving around a tank on the battlefield and, well, fighting other tanks. The game is 3rd person, you see your whole tank. When using zoom you go into a sniper scope type view. The objectives are pretty obvious because there will be markers showing where to go or what tanks are mission related so you know which ones you have to take out and where to go to advance. The game is pretty straight forward. There is also a battle royale mode where any tank can be used and you make custom teams, this might be kinda tricky if you cant read any Japanese, same with menus.

Some things of interest
• The special edition comes with a download code for Anchovy, but you wont be able to obtain the DLC on a non-Japanese PSN account.
• The special edition comes in a big box with lots of stuff including: posters of each school leader (including Anchovy ♥), billion different alternate game case designs, DVDs (probably region locked, I haven’t tried), and a book. I would put pictures of my copy but its easier to just use the promotional picture
• Of course try each tank to see what you prefer but I like tanks that have good speed. You need to get closer to the enemy to do more damage, better speed makes it easier to snake around the enemy and not get shot yourself.
• I translated some of the menus that aren’t self-explanatory in case you cant read them
メインメニュー= MAIN MENU
ストーリーモード= STORY MODE
ギャラリー = GALLERY
オプション = OPTION(S)

Battle Royale Menu
フリーバトル = FREE BATTLE
• When doing choices “はい” is yes, “いいえ” is no
• When doing the battle royale missions, the top team is your team, the bottom is the enemy team
• Game uses “O” to select and “X” to go back
• Alternate titles include:
– Girls und Panzer: Master the Tankery
– ガールズ&パンツァー 戦車道、極めます!
• Has the same music as the anime which makes it even more fun to play
• If you’re buying the special edition make sure you look well, I got mine for like $37 (brand new) but I’ve seen it listed for as much as $200, if you don’t see any in your price range just wait and check every week.


Criminal Girls: Invite Only

Criminal Girls: Invite Only is a PS Vita game that was originally released in Japan in 2013 then got localized in 2015. Since this game has been localized its available in English. The genre for this game is JRPG and its a very fun one.

The plot of this game is that you’re a new employee in Hell’s prison. Your job is to lead seven girls who died before they could repent their sins through reformation, which involves going through the different layers of hell fighting enemies and bosses along the way.

What catches people’s eye the most with this game is how the girls learn new skills. To learn new moves the girls need to be “motivated” which involves spanking them among other similar things while they’re in lewd poses, farther you go the more skin they show. Each set of new moves has a different outfit too which makes it even more fun, especially if its something that pertains to your interests. Sadly though, in the localization the game has been censored. There’s pink fog covering certain spots, usually their vagina region, and the voices have been removed. Despite this the game is very fun, but would be better uncensored.

This game’s battle system is rather unique. You first of all can have all the girls with you, and they all level pretty evenly. You can switch them out in battle as many times as you want. The way the moves are chosen are that your girls suggest them. Each time its your turn you get four choices chosen by the girls then you pick what you think is the best choice for your strategy. Some girls can learn joint moves where they attack together.

My waifu picks for this game are:

                                                              Shin <–
12321368_1781648432122000_3572278921165085921_nShin is my favorite girl from the game and one of my favorite girls in general. She’s a super cutie and I like her personality. She always wants to be the leader and is serious. There is a level in the game where you get to see the backstories of all the girls and learn more about them and how they got into Hell. I related with Shin’s backstory a lot which made me like her even more. Her attacks often include the other characters and some spells. She also attacks with cards which is adorable~



Alice –>
AliceAlice is visually more my type and she’s a super cutie too. I love lolis, especially ones that are curvy, seriously look at the hips on that girl~! She’s so small and cute. Her personality is very soft spoken and shy. She’s a very quiet girl, except for when she senses a spirit in need of help. She is synced to the spirit realm. Despite her appearance and extremely weak normal attack she can actually be the strongest character if used right and she always played a major part in my boss fight strategies. Her ultimate moves are crazy strong, especially if used on enemies weak against ice.

Some other things of interest

• If you plan on getting the platinum in the game you will need to knight every girl and see each ending. There will be a time when you can knight a girl, you can only do this with one girl. So when you get to this point make a save file for every girl so you can easily get all the trophies, or you will have to replay most of the game.
The game has multiple post-games, these are necessary to complete for the platinum.
• Sometimes you can trigger desired move suggestions by sending out the character that has the move. So if you aren’t getting a move you want return the character then send them back out. Or plan this ahead.
• Most of the trophies are from knighting and the different endings. Nothing is glitched when you only get a few trophies for most of the game.