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Tekken 7's new character Lucky Chloe: kawaii or annoying? by Aisha Anime

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The latest new character to be announced for the most anticipated fighting game of 2015, Tekken 7, is a breakdancing catgirl called Lucky Chloe. She has been added to the list with: Katerina, Kazumi and Claludio. Find out more about them here.

During the Tekken 20th anniversary celebrations in Japan, Tekken chief Katsuhiro Harada revealed another new character to the roaster called Lucky Chloe. A brand new cute female character for the series wearing cat ears and paws - here she is in action.

Strangely after the announcement of Lucky Chloe, the fan base has been vocal on how much they dislike her character design on Japanese idol. In defense other fans highlight the fact the Tekken series has a tradition of included outlandish characters, many of which are designed to appeal to a Japanese audience and why not include Lucky to that list.

Tekken 7, built on Epic's Unreal Engine 4, is due out in Japanese arcades in February 2015, with no western date released as of yet but expected on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Twitter comments to Harada include

“Did Harada have a seizure or something”
“absolute TRASH.”
“what is this piece of shit supposed to be”
“Hopefully they will do reverse DLC and add an option to REMOVE characters from the game”
“BARF”

Katsuhiro Harada responded by saying "I'm always serious. If you don't need = I don't release them. If you need = I'll release. That's all." Alongside Bandai namco, Harada has wanted to expand the diversity of audience with his characters making it more universal, this also includes new character with attire from the Middle East which has yet to be named or given more info on.

What are people's opinions on Lucky Chloe? Is she a stereotype but aren't then Lillie or Marshal Law? Hopefully things will simmer down and people will not demonise the game on not taking a fancy to a new character. As a long time Tekken fan I am pleased to see more female characters and have seen a rise in young ladies taking interest just becuase of the conceptual art of Lucky Chloe. ~ Aisha Anime ~

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TALES OF HEARTS™ R GETS A SERIES OF CUTE DLC OUTFITS! by Aisha Anime

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After a successful and exclusive launch on PlayStation®Vita, TALES OF HEARTS™ R continues to shower its fans with fresh content! This time Kor, Kohaku, Chalcedony and their allies will receive new costumes to fully change their appearance! The costume sets list is as below:


Butler & Maid Costumes
Swimwear Outfits
Legacy Costumes
School Costumes
Idol Costumes
 
On top of the above, TALES OF fans will be able to get tons of boosters and level-ups for their preferred characters!
 
Restore balance and save the world from a foreboding future as TALES OF HEARTS™ R is available now in Europe, Middle-East and Australasia on the PlayStation®Vita. Take the adventure on a higher scale as TALES OF HEARTS™ R is fully compatible with the PlayStation®TV. All ‘Soma Link Edition’ owners still have a chance to get 1 of the 5 Collector’s Edition by going to DLC-TOHR.COM !

Watch the trailer here: http://youtu.be/TTtYemAho_U
 
Useful links:
Tales of Official Website: TalesOfGame.com
Tales of Official Facebook: www.Facebook.com/Tales
Tales of Official Twitter: www.twitter.com/TalesofU (#TalesOf)
BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe Official Website: www.BandaiNamcoGames.eu

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Game: Disgaea 4 Revisted by Aisha Anime

Disgaea 4 Revisited

Platform: PS Vita

Publisher: Nis

Price: £29.99

The fourth in the series, Disgaea is back with quirky weapon descriptions and cheesy jokes which we love it for. This game does not take itself seriously and laughs at itself as we follow the topsey turvey Netherworld. Using old school RPG fighting methods similar to that of Final Fantasy Tactics, where strategy is key to winning.

The PS Vita remake is an enhanced port of the 2011 PlayStation 3 title originally named A Promise Unforgotten. The Disgaea games, in my opinion work best on a handheld console as it is easier to grind through stages to level up items/weapons whilst sitting on the train than focusing your free time at home on it. Also the updated version is worth investing in because of all the new additions and changes including extra music tracks, new character classes, DLC and new scenarios !

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We are now following a new set of characters – this time we follow a vampire protagonist who is interestingly enough no one in power but a mere Prinny Instructor. He has been landed this role after losing his former strength after a foolish promise (made 400 years ago)to not drink human blood again – and substitutes his blood lust with sardines.  This plot filled me with joy meaning the iconic Penguin demons lacky’s are now an integral part of the story.

When the government orders the mass extermination of all Prinnies, Valvatorez sets off with his loyal vassal, Fenrich, to stop the madness. The game counts his attempts to overthrow the government and pokes fun at real life politics including some jokes relating to President Obama. Also the politics overflow in to the gameplay now including calling assembly. Any seasoned Disgaea player knows you ‘call assembly’ to unlock new character classes, hidden areas, character strengths. Now via the new ‘Cam-pain HQ’ you can also arrange people on the Netherworld to protect it from Government attacks which also give the user additional stat boosts. Also bribe senators into giving you rare items or abilities and set up your own cabinet where your foreign minister choosing from your own character set list.

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Also when unlocking new characters you also see them making a vote pledge to gain votes via respectable or corrupt methods, this is another amusing addition to the game. The game has the usual tutorials for explaining each new feature which is worth checking out if you are new to the game. It However the game itself leaves hints within the game.

The only drawback with the PS Vita version is it brings nothing new to the series as a whole, no development in graphics we still have the high resolution 2D sprites on 3D backgrounds which makes the game so charming to me but not so much for the modern gamer.

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DIsgaea 4 Revisited still offers plenty of appeal to both new and old fans; just in a dofferent point of view. The story itself is great to follow and see the characters develop like Fuka the teenager who thinks decending to the Netherworld is all just a dream and wears a school uniform as the Prinny hides ran out. Then one of the big bosses takes a liking to Fuka and decides to become her adopted sister (against Fuka’s will as she thinks the demon is gross.)

The Final Word

This is one of the best JRPG’s on the handheld market holding together a great script with top notch voice acting and a great new cast of characters since the first game. Minor changes to the tactical aspects to keep things fresh and of course new additions to this game including new scenarios/story to follow, unlocking new character classes and lots of DLC. If you want to see development in the Disgaea series Disgaea 5 is what you want to watch out for.

Score: 9/10

Read my review of Disgaea D2 here.

~Aisha Anime~

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