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Due to scheduling changes and conflicts, Mod Ace has left the NWG team to pursue his own art and personal projects independently. We want you all to know that we wish him nothing but the best, and are certainly looking forward to seeing where he takes his practice into the future. Because we enjoyed our time together and we know that you all did too, we’ve included one of his best articles so that you can enjoy it again! Thanks for reading, and we hope you have a happy Thursday!
Hey Nasties! Mod Syrup here to show off her weeaboo tendencies with playing Dating Sims on her phone! This week I’m talking about Shall We Date?: Angel or Devil + by the developers NTT Solmare Corp.
The main characters consist of three guys: Latis, an angel, Diaval, a demon, and Ruvel, a reaper. The game also gives you an option of 3 other characters: Feyril, an angel, Raug, a demon, and Reiner, a reaper. I personally played Ruvel’s story as my first go through, and Reiner (the other reaper) was depicted in it. I assume it’s because they both worked for Hades.
I choose Ruvel’s story as stated. The story starts off with you in the hospital where you meet the main three: Latis, Diaval, and Ruvel. They tell you that you’re dead and your soul is pure enough to go to Heaven. But, of course, the Reaper and the Demon also want your soul. So you have seven days left on earth until your soul leaves; the three men are trying to entice you into their side.
Like most Dating Sims, once you pick the character you wish to pursue, the story ends up featuring them mostly. As you return home, you wake up the next morning to wonder if it was all a dream only to have Ruvel show up.
The story continues and Latis and Diaval make at least two attempts to have you switch to them. And towards the end of the story, you also have Reiner trying to take your soul to Hades; since Ruvel is proving he can’t do his job.
I don’t want to spoil any more of the story for you, so I’m going to just go into more of the game mechanics now. So, this is a Free to Play game (which is honestly the only reason why I’ve been able to play it). There are some features you can buy, but everything can either be given to you as a gift or be given to you as a Daily Login Bonus.
There are certain “events” that you have to get pass to continue the story. Which, I can admit, is annoying and definitely an attempt to money grab you. But, if you’re patient, you can get everything you need from the Login Bonus. There are three events that you have to get past: one is Reaper/Ruvel, which is honestly completely up to chance. One is Demon/Diaval which is just needing a certain level of Charm from Diaval’s Guide to Style. You have three Styles you can get points from: Cool, Sweet, and Classy. Honestly, as long you make sure to spend your Action Points on the daily to do the style challenges, you’ll easily beat those events in your story.
The one that is the money grab is the Angel/Latis’s challenge. It’s called the Angel’s Scale, and you have to have a certain number of Pieces of Justice before you can continue. I can’t say this is purely money grab considering you do get it from one of the Daily Bonuses, and the developers sometimes will give you them as a special gift. But, that being said, you must be patient and wait until you have the pieces to continue your story, which can be annoying.
Overall, I love all the Shall We Date games I’ve played. (Expect more reviews on games from the same developers). Angel or Devil + is definitely a must play game. The story is great, and it’s free. I don’t think it’s worth throwing money at it to get through it faster.
Also, I just saw that the Shall We Date franchise just released another game called Modern Cinderella, so I’m definitely going to check it out for you guys!!!
See ya next time!
— Mod Syrup
Heyo! Knight here with another Top 5 list! This time we’re talking about special attacks! You heard me: the things that make fighting games just so much damn fun.
Now then. Because I honestly have been having a hard time thinking of bad ones, so instead I decided to make this one a basic Top 5! Now then, let’s dive in!!
Of course this one had to be here. It’s the most obvious; the great granddaddy of all special attacks. The Hadouken is a move from the Street Fighter franchise in which the character cups their hands and blasts a ball of fiery energy at the opponent. But I’m sure you already knew that one.
#4- Ace Attorney
“The one who actually committed the crime…is YOU! No alibi, no justice, no dream, no hope! It’s time to pay for your crimes! TAKE THAT!”- Phoenix Wright.
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 introduced Pheonix Wright, who, despite being a gifted Lawyer, is really just an average man. Which makes it hilarious that he would have one of the most powerful LV 3 attacks in the game. In this attack, Phoenix deals psychological damage to the opponent, using evidence gathered during the fight to charge them with a crime, with a rather comically dramatic tagline.
#3- Forbidden Procedure: Rebirth Ex Machina
Skullgirls (Which I’ve actually written about before) features this move from the character Valentine; a “Ninja Nurse” who frankly features a lot of really cool and devastating special attacks! However this one stands out the most for its special effect, namely, when used, it will revive any fallen allies with 33% of their HP! Talk about your potent medicine!
#2- PK Starstorm
Super Smash Bros. has always been one of my favorite fighting games and Ness has always been a favorite character of mine in it. So when the idea of the Final Smash was introduced, I was super excited. And this one (belonging to both Ness and Lucas) is one of my favorites. During the attack your character is rendered invincible, while large projectiles rain down upon your enemies as like a mighty god smiting their foes.
#1- FALCON PUNCH
I mean, what did you expect really? The move that launched a thousand memes, Captain Falcon’s signature move creates a literal falcon of fire that punches the enemy in the face. It was so widely loved that it even made its way into the F-Zero anime where the move’s power could be seen from space.
SO! That’s my list, hope you liked it, if not, why? What do you think are the best moves from fighting games, I only touched on my favorites here, so let us know what you think!