Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Game Get! Solatorobo: Red the Hunter

I think I'm going to start an official feature on the site called Game Get!, which will look at games that anime fans should find quite enjoyable. Obviously, a heavy mix of anime has to be thrown in with the gameplay! I'll tend to look at games that are up-and-coming or just released. We'll kick things off today with Solatorobo.

Looks like a pretty awesome anthropomorphic anime, doesn't it? Well, that's only part of the deal. This is some gorgeous artwork from Solatorobo: Red the Hunter, a DS title now available in North America, Europe and Japan. It's been a long time coming for this game. Actually, it's over 10 years in the making! If that's not worthy of a look, I don't know what is!

There's a ton of stuff in this title for anime fans to look forward to. First off, as you can see from teh image above, there's a lot of anime-style design and artwork. This character/game design spreads throughout the entire game, and there are event some anime cut-scenes thrown into the mix. If you're looking at things from a purely visual approach, anime fans should be quite happy.

Of course, there's a lot more anime sensibility than that! The story definitely would feel right at home as an anime, even if it's aimed more at the younger generation. Long story short, it's all about cats and dogs...living together...fighting...and struggling to make it through life. As you probably guessed, all of these animals can speak perfect English. What's not to love about this?!

I'm going to be picking up my copy of Solatorobo a little bit later today and I'm chomping at the bit to dive in. Do yourself a favor and read up more about this game at the official site. If the artwork, screens and trailers don't sell you on this epic adventure, I don't know what will!

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