New LEAKED Trailers for Persona 5! NEW RARE Never Before Seen! New Footage. UPDATE.

UPDATE: another trailer was revealed at Tokyo Game Show, along with news that the game has been delayed until Summer 2016. Read more and watch the newest trailer in my new blog post over here.

My original post with footage released on Jun 30, 2015 is below:

Youtube has been buzzing all week with NEW leaked gameplay footage and new TRAILERS for Atlus’ upcoming rpg, Persona 5. Atlus disapointed fans at this year’s E3 by showing the same trailer they had already released. Now it seems some perhaps intentional leaks are coming in to help promote their cult classic RPG franchise. The game will be available this fall on both PS3 and PS4. i’m a huge Persona fangirl, and this title is a must-own in my opinion. I’m dying to find out what variations, if any, will exist between the PS3 and PS4 versions. Maybe it’s time for me to buy a PS4 for this game although I already have a PS3.

Check out all of the game trailers below!

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Indie Gala Every Monday Bundle 66: Start Your Week In Japan – a Great Bundle for Visual Novel Fans

I just got an email from Indie Gala about their Every Monday Bundle. And I jumped on it. It included the following games for just $1.99!

Eden* I already have Eden* and it’s a great kinetic novel. What’s a kinetic novel? It might as well be a digital comic book, because all you do is read and look at images. It is NOT a visual novel because it does not have ANY choices or decisions for the player to make. ALL you do is read, and click, and read, and click. So if this turns you off, be warned. I bought it when it first came out assuming it had a branching plot IE I thought it was a visual novel, however IT DOES NOT. SO KEEP THAT IN MIND! It’s still a really really emotionally moving story, with some gorgeous artwork.

X-Note – I have played many games from Zevia and followed her deviant art account for years. I love her cute artwork and great story telling. X-note is an Otome game (a dating sim featuring a female playable protagonist) in which you are searching for clues about your mother’s death.

Higarushi When Cicadas Cry — I’ve been dying to check this novel out. I’m totally happy it was in the bundle, and really my sole reason for purchase. This is a dark horror visual novel, with a lot of psychological twists and turns. There is an anime, that was based on this game as well.

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Go! Go! Nippon! This looks like a cute visual novel for learning more about Japanese culture (and maybe some Japanese vocab words too). Looks mostly light hearted and comical in nature from what I can tell.

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Blue Rose is an otome game, perfect for my readers. It’s been on my wish list for quite awhile. This is a western developed visual novel, and the art is somewhat amateurish in nature, however the plot and characters seem very solid.

The Clans – a point and click rpg, looks like it was likely made with RPG Maker. Don’t know much about this one. Another somewhat indie/amateurish looking title in my opinion

And two “bullet hell” games: Super Chain Crusher Horizon and Project Root.

Head on over to indiegala.com and check out this deal before it disappears!

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Dragon Age (Franchise) Review

Title: Dragon Age (Note this is a broad review for the series as a whole, not necessarily for each individual game)
Genre: Action-RPG
Publisher: Bioware
Platforms: PC, PS3, Xbox360, PS4, Xbox One
Where to Purchase: Amazon

Overall: 77/100 77% C+ Good Game For Girls

Geeky: geekygeekygeekygeekygeeky

Sweetie: sweetiesweetiesweetiesweetiesweetie

Concept: 10/10 Dragon Age is one of my favorite “Western” RPG series. It was one of the first western-developed RPGs to feature a branching plot, where decisions you make impact the storyline in a meaningful way. It also had some dating sim type elements and allowed for gender neutral relationships. You could date anyone of any sex, species, race, etc.

Decisions matter a lot in this series, impacting things like if certain characters live or die, which characters will join your party, and which parts of the story you’ll see or which ending you’ll reach.

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In Dragon Age Origins (the first game in the series) even your race, or gender, impacted the story, for about the first half of the game, and presented you with a different starting city and starting story. it also determined to a lesser degree how certain characters would act towards you. For example as a female elf, your village is raided by humans and you, your friends, family, and fiancee are kidnapped to be sold as slaves. You must escape and help save everyone. Whereas, if you start the game as a male dwarf, your brothers and you are next in line to become the heir, your brothers are plotting to kill eachother, as well as you, and your father. And as a mage, you begin life in the mage tower, a kind of prison, and also school, to help you harness your abilities.

In later games in this series, regardless of what race, class, gender, etc you pick, you start the games in the same way. In Dragon Age II, you along with your mother and siblings are fleeing the templars, trying to protect your sister who is a mage. In Dragon Age Inquisition, you start the story witnessing a tear in the veil and hearing the voice of the goddess Andraste. This puts you in a position where people think you are some type of divine hero. While others suspect you may have been to blame for the events that killed many on that day.

Storyline: 8/10 Due to the branching plot nature of this game, and the plethora of side quests and optional content, the story that you see largely depends on your own efforts and decisions made while playing. It’s one of those games, where you could play each installment in 30 hours, or spend 100 hours, or more each playthrough. I felt the story telling was good. The main story in the first game revolves around a type of beast race known as the “blight”. They supposedly had invaded the land once before as well, and were vanquished by a hero known as the grey warden. However, the blight is back, and your playable character, becomes unwillingly entangled in the events which lead to them also becoming a warden to take a stand against the blight. There’s a lot of politics and intrigue, especially in later installments of this series, which focus heavily on the battle between the templars and the mages. There’s a good amount of drama, some sad things you can’t change regardless of your decisions and efforts, especially in the 2nd game. (some people have complained that the 2nd game does not allow for the same level of impact of your decisions because of this. But the trade off is that it has a very emotionally engaging story.) The third installment has the most freedom and impact of choices, and number of choices to be made also. The third game starts off extremely slow though. I had a really hard time getting into the third game, and only just recently began to replay it and am starting to enjoy it a bit more now. There’s a good amount of lore, hidden goodies, and detail that goes into all 3 games.

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Characters: 10/10 I really super love all of the characters in these games. My favorite is Anders from Dragon Age 2. He’s a mage, living as a recluse, and plagued by demons. He also loves cats, and has a very cute soft side too :). Other interesting characters throughout the franchise include a golem from Dragon Age Origins, A female pirate in Dragon Age II, and lots of other great characters. I don’t want to spoil too much, but they really focus heavily on character backstories, and character interaction in this game(s). Everyone feels very well rounded, they have flaws and quirks, and endearing qualities too. I really love the attention to detail that went into every single character, and there are SO many characters. And none of them feel flat or underdeveloped. That’s quite an impressive feat.

Graphics: 10/10 These games are beautiful. Especially the third, Dragon Age Inquisition. The level of detail, richness of colors, special effects, cinematic scenes,, and animation all look stunning. It’s quite possibly one of the prettiest RPGs of all time. There’s some nice er uhm “eye candy” too, that will make you happy regardless of your gender preferences :).

Gameplay: 9/10 This blends action-rpg real-time battles, with traditional rpg elements such as forging your gear, using skill trees to learn new abilities and spells, and distributing stat points upon leveling up of your characters. Combat is fast and fluid. There are many different difficulty settings. I always play on the lowest setting, because I’m more interested in what happens outside of the combat, and that as I mentioned, is interacting with characters, and making decisions which shape which parts of the story you get to see. There’s also a ton of replay value in each of the games. And all of them are loaded with sidequests and hidden extras.

Music: 5/10 Nothing horrible, nothing memorable either. I can’t really recall any tracks which stuck with me after finishing the game. I also can’t recall any that annoyed me, so therefore, the score must have been just average.

Voice Acting: 7/10 The cast is good. I was kinda put off/bothered by the old-English accents, but I get that it’s a medieval fantasy rpg and a stylistic choice to help create immersion. I just don’t care for their accents myself. I would have preferred more Americanized English. This is totally a personal thing though. I feel their delivery and range of emotion are all quite believable.

Customization: 10/10 I love how you can customize your characters in this game. And if you play on the PC there’s a number of mods which can further enhance the customization also. Not only do you control every facial feature through sliders, and choose hairstyle, and skin tone, you also customize your stats and abilities for combat too.

Replay Value: 8/10 As mentioned, the game(s) offers multiple endings and branching plots, and the first game also made it worthwhile to try playing different races, classes, and genders. However, the sheer size of the game, and amount of effort that would be needed to see all parts of the story, can make multiple replays a chore as well.

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Geeky: 5/5

Sweetie: 5/5

Concept: 10/10

Storyline: 8/10

Characters: 10/10

Graphics: 10/10

Gameplay: 9/10

Music: 5/10

Voice Acting 7/10

Customization 10/10

Replay Value: 8/10

Overall: 77/100 77% C+ Good Game For Girls

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10 Kdrama that will make you cry

Although the title of this post is “kdrama that will make you cry”, this list actually includes other forms of Asian drama such as films from Japan and Taiwan. All of them are sad and guaranteed to bring on the water works. If you’re in the mood for a good Tearjerker tonight, check out our Top 10 Kdrama that Will Make You Cry.

10.) Fated to Love You – Taiwanese Version

This is the original televised version of the series, based on the comic book of the same name. The plot follows closely to the comic, beginning with a case of mistaken identity which finds the two main characters (Chen Xin Yi and Ji Cun Xi) sleeping together resulting in an unplanned pregnancy. The male lead is being pressured by his family to produce an heir for his company, and so the two strike a bargain in which Xin Yi will live there for 9 months (the duration of her pregnancy) and then sign over rights to the child to Cun Xi and leave the picture completely.

But a lot can happen in 9 months. The two begin to develop feelings for eachother and their unborn baby while living together. The family members on both sides also grow attached to their potential new inlaws. Things however become complicated when Cun Xi’s fiancee, Anna, returns from overseas and discovers the situation.

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Although this is generally a comedy series, there are some tragic things which happen along the way. and even some mundane daily things which struck me enough to move me to tears. Check out the spoilers below for some of the highlights.


9. Someone Like You

This is another Taiwanese drama about a blind man who falls in love with his caretaker who has a striking resemblance to the man’s fiancee who was killed in a car wreck (which also cost the man his eyesight). There’s several different love triangles, and lots of drama. There’s also quite a bit of comedy too.


8. Absolute Boyfriend

This is based on the manga by Yuu Watase (and happens to be my favorite manga of all time). I prefer the Taiwanese version, but the Japanese version is also good. They’re also working on a Korean version now too. The story follows a young female who is very awkward around men and considers herself to not be very popular. She lives next door to a childhood friend who’s always teasing her, but also always helping to take care of her and watch out for her when her parents are away. — The Taiwanese version does a better job depicting this. In the Japanese version, instead of child hood friends, it’s her boss at work. The drama comes in, when the main female mistakeningly orders an adult-sex-toy robot, and that robot becomes self aware, and the two of them fall in love. She must hide his identity as a robot from everyone. And it deals with a lot of ethical issues, such as can a robot ever really replace the need for human companionship? A robot cannot give you kids, or a family. A robot can never grow old with you. A robot who’s sole purpose is only to love you, then serves no other purpose once you die, what becomes of the robot then?


7. La Dolce Vita

This is a story about an older married woman with children, who ends up falling in love with a much younger man, and leaving her husband and children to be with him. The young man is also involved in some spoilery stuff below.


6. Cinderella Man

This was the first Kdrama I ever seen. It’s basically the prince and the pauper. 2 brothers were separated at birth. One of them searches for his birth mother, he’s also a successful business heir and so he trains his brother (who he meets by chance and does not recognize/realize as his brother.) to be his stand-in with the company so he can spend more time searching for his mother. The other brother grew up in a orphanage and lives a poor/meager, but happy life. There’s romance too, the poor brother meets an aspiring young fashion design student, and falls in love with her. The wealthy brother is very sick. And then spoilers happen.

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5. I Hear Your Voice

This is a supernatural/crime drama. A young boy has the ability to read people’s minds and he teams up with a public defense attorney to help those who are wrongfully accused. The two of them also share a sad past, and blossom a new romance. Their past comes back to haunt them as the main villain who appears time and time and time again. He does very very very horrible things to the young girl and her family. It starts out not very sad but as the villain begins making his moves, and the story builds, it becomes increasingly more dramatic and depressing.


4. Angel Eyes

A young girl and young boy are both impacted by a tunnel collapse which takes the lives of their parents. One is a firefighter who pulls the young girl out just in time, but dies himself trying to go back to save her mother. The girl is saved, but becomes blind from the injuries. Years pass, and the two meet by chance. The young boy delivers soup that his mother makes, and on his route every night he sees a young woman who he “assumes” is gazing at the stars, reciting names of constellations. She works at a planetarium and he goes there one day on a school field trip. The projector gets stuck during the presentation, but because she’s blind, she can’t see this and continues her speech as if nothing’s wrong. The audience begins laughing/teasing her, and then other boys in his class begin to play pranks on her, realizing she’s blind. The young boy runs up to the stage to save her from falling for their pranks, and then every day he begins visiting her. She turns him away time and time again, but he is very persistent despite her being very rude to him. The two fall in love, a pure young happy love, she meets his family, and his mother becomes like a second mother to her. Then spoilers happen.


3. 90 Days Time to Love

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This series bombed/flopped in it’s homeland of South Korea, but it remains one of my all time favorite Kdramas. It’s about two young children who fall in love, only to later be told by their family that they are actually cousins, and therefore, forbidden from seeing eachother. They are reunited and torn apart again and again throughout their lives, until finally spoilers happen….


2. Autumn in My Heart

This story is sad on many levels. It’s about two babies who were switched at birth, and later switch back, but they’re already (approximately) 14 at the time and attached to their own families. This is where most of the drama comes in initially in the first half of the series… but it gets much more complex and depressing as it goes on. The main character is in love with her “brother” (not related by blood). He has a fiancee who loves him desperately. It’s complicated again by the appearance of an additional love interest for the leading lady, a man who will stop at nothing to get what he wants. Sometimes with misguided intentions, but always with love and care in his heart for her. The two mothers also struggle with their feelings for both of their “daughters”.


1. 10 Promises to My Dog

Do you know the 10 promises you must make to be a responsible pet owner? The hardest promise of all is number 10. This movie is very sad for any pet lover, and it takes my number 1 spot for saddest Kdrama (it’s actually a Japanese film though). I think I hyperventilated for almost 3 hours after watching this film. In this story, a young girl finds a dog outside one day while she is playing. She asks her parents if she can keep him, but her father hates dogs and adamantly refuses. Shortly after the puppy is discovered, the girl’s mother becomes gravely ill. She passes very quickly, but not before talking to both her husband and daughter about the dog. The mother explains to the very young girl that there are 10 promises that she must make before she can be allowed to keep the dog. Things such as feed him, bathe him, groom him, play with him, love him, but ultimately, someday, when the dog is old, she must promise to be there and help him pass away without fear, sadness, or pain. The mother explains how short a dog’s life is, usually only about 7 years, and that although to the young girl, this may sound like a long time, it will pass very quickly. Unaware of the full responsibility of her promise, the girl agrees, and the movie revolves around her growing up with her friends, father, and her dog. All starts out cute and happy, but all does not remain calm. Several heart-breaking things happen which change relationships within the family, both between humans as well as the animals.

Such as….


I spent several days making this list, and then today it occurred to me I forgot one of my favorite dramas so I have to add it here.

Honorable Mention:

Golden Rainbow: This drama is about an ex-convict who adopts 7 orphans, one of which is the biological daughter of his true love, who is presumed to be dead, after being kidnapped as a very small child. This is a very lengthy drama and in the beginning the children are only about 7 years old, in the end they’re in their 30s. It has a LOT of heartbreak. Spoilers happen below.

What do you think of our list of the 10 saddest Kdrama? Have you seen any of the above series? Did they make you cry too? Or maybe you have seen even sadder Kdrama that you think should be on this list. Leave us a comment below!

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