This game is well-received and is altogether a great game that is sort of like a 3D Sonic game back when they were still about going fast and collecting rings. What stands out about this series is that it is rather different than most games. During this journey to stop Wizeman and restore peace to Nightopia, players must collect the stolen dream energies as to rid mankind of nightmares. What makes this game rather standoutish is not only the surreal setting and plot, but also how seamlessly well the creators did at creating the mood.
Sure, this game is adorable, but that does not take away from the over-the-top nature of this series. Even the art in the game is colorful and eccentric as the play style. The game is mostly just a player starting as a small ball and growing into a massive, processor-killing ball of everything. Imagine Kirby but inside out: everything just sticks on and joins in onto the ball that is formed. Albeit, this series offers a unique experience that is not only enjoyable, but silly and fun for the whole family.
Now an established and popular franchise, the idea of a knitted “sackboy” is simply absurd. Like Katamari, this game is fun for the whole family and is quite a fun, silly game. Still, something about an animated doll is absurd. Since this game is pretty popular these days there is little to no thought about the absurdity and spontaneity that accompanies the game, but nonetheless it is a great game and boasts a great, active community.
Once in a blue moon Nintendo gets a horror game that is not only quite scary, but also has blood, swearing, and a dark story to boot. This is 999, an original DS game that features characters trying to escape a boat through tough decisions, a little mathematics, and a lot of suffering. Since the DS release a game for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita has also been released: Virtue's Last Reward. Both of these games offer the player many choices and numerous endings. From experience, these games are unparalleled by any other horror game or visual novel on the DS and 3DS. To those who love a dark story and do not mind a little visual novel in the mix, this game is a must-have.
To all those PC gamers and mobile gamers alike, Goat Simulator is far from obscure, but it is most definitely one of the strangest games to come along. This game follows the life of an average goat: running around, licking random objects, and, oh yeah, sacrificing people to the dark lord in order to become a demonic goat king. To clarify, not all goats make Satanic sacrifices in order to gain power. This game allows the player to do all sorts of unusual things such as use a jet pack, wreck havoc upon the lands, and also be a little gassy all as a goat. Sure, nobody asked for it, but someone definitely provided.
To be clear, this game is only strange due to the fact that it is purposely as antiquated, strange, and obscure as it is. For one, the game is practically nothing but satirical, witty jokes and references to all kind of different mediums throughout pop culture. The currency in the Kingdom is meat. Yes, the food. Players are allowed to adventure and quest their way to the final boss, the Naughty Sorceress. If that is not enough, it is part of the main story line to start a war between hippies and frats, choose a side, and inevitably defeat The Big Wisniewski (Lebowski) or The Man respectably. For a lack of better words, this game is strangely addicting and yet also just about the worst game ever. Perhaps one could give it the title of the best text-based stick figure game out there.
Simply put, Wario is a strange man – and that is about where everyone stops. Sadly, Wario is also a complete loon. For many, Wario is simply that character on Super Smash Brothers that enjoys biting people, but there is really more to him than that. Yeah, his spin-off games, the Wario Ware series, all include mini-games that involve doing some of the strangest things imaginable. Players are capable of popping pimples, cutting wood, cooking food, and many other just random actions simply because Wario is there. Had it been Mario in charge this would have never happened; no, everyone would be having a party or a princess would be stolen. With Wario, everything is backwards and ridiculous – one could say that Nintendo purposely tried to make him the polar opposite of Mario.
This game that is both for the Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita focuses on a, for a lack of better words, innovative way of fusing monsters. Players undergo a sacred ceremony by “classmating” females around their school to form “star children.” It does not stop there, however. No, the school is filled with plenty of girls to meet, woo, and, er, classmate. Having been told about how great of a game this is, the game was demoed and it shocked me with the kind of humor and game that was made available on a Nintendo system. This game seems fairly generic in its dungeon crawling, but for those fans of creepy old men, dating simulators, and/or absurd stories then this game might be an option.
Being a PlayStation Vita exclusive, many people are missing out on this unique experience. Following the story of a male protagonist who is sent to Hell to aid in restoring morality and goodness in seven seemingly young sinful girls, the player is granted the opportunity to punish them – yes, punish. For some unknown reason, this game was recently localized (however that was only after large amounts of censorship were added). Shockingly, the censorship was not welcomed by many due to its altering of the way the game was originally supposed to be enjoyed. Sure, this game is not for everyone, but it is definitely unique.
Better read as “Akiba Strip,” this game follows a gang of people out to stop creatures by the name of “Synthisters” whom which are the equivalent of zombie vampires. To add to this, these Synthisters are all around Akihabara, the anime capital of the world, where they feed on social energy from the masses. To defeat these menacing foes, the player must mash a sequence of buttons to rip and tear away at the enemy until they are exposed to direct sunlight where they will be instantly eradicated. In other words, you strip your enemies bare. Yes, the game's main focus is to tear the clothes off vampiric zombies that prey on innocent people. This PlayStation exclusive is also known for its quite accurate portrayal of the Akihabara district of Japan. Neat, huh?
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