Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Liberation Maiden
Part 3: Mutant Mudds
Part 4: Mighty Switch Force
Once I got a new system in my hands, it takes about a year to start getting that pang, that hunger I feel deep inside to gain levels and learn magic spells, and get over involved in a melodramatic story. I get the need to play an RPG. Shortly after feeling those pangs, the eShop delivered to me, the Denpa Men.
A simple, charming RPG that made me look like a goofball on the bus as I tried to hunt down new Denpa Men who were riding on the numerous wifi waves of the suburbs.
The storyline is pretty sparse, but the lines of dialogue that are offered up are whimsical and give Denpa Men a unique style.
The gameplay is really interesting, and has already influenced some of my ideas about how turn based battles should go. Essentially, instead of one or two protagonists with dozens of spells, how about nearly a dozen heros, who all only know one spell each.
Collecting the strongest group of Denpa men, powering them up, and picking out the best pajamas to help them survive the next cave keeps things interesting. Mixing and matching various types of Denpa create very different styles to the group as a whole. For those mega level grinders, Denpa Men does good to allow you to fast forward through animations and battles to get the job done quickly. This is something that belongs in quite a few RPGs.
So for those still thirsting for a few polite turn based fights against evil monsters, I know the pickings are still slim on the 3DS. Check out Denpa Men, it has a nice twist on every day RPG mechanics, which is interesting to a nerd like me. Those same RPG mechanics also make the game fun for those of you who don’t care why they are having fun with the game.
We finish things off tomorrow with the final of my five favorite 3DS eShop titles. It is Bomb Monkey, and it is by Renegade Kid, and it is great. It may even include a special rant from me.