I am currently on spring break and thus apologize for lack of song lyrics etc. I have been catching up on some gaems! Like, for example, Maria: Kimitachi ga Umareta Wake aka Maria: The Reason for Your Birth. An old PS1 game that took the plunge into 3D as a sign that games needed to be ~CINEMATIC~. Lots of games did this, most of which are now classified as kusoge. Yet when Heavy Rain does it suddenly everyone’s a fan! Tch.
Anyway, this game is indeed pretty derpy on the outside, but fully playable. Because there ain’t much “playing” in the first place! Dayum.
GIVE ME WATER
There comes a day in every person’s life when they play a game that shows them the meaning of the cosmos. This is that game.
熱砂の惑星 aka literally Boiling Sand Planet aka Desert Planet is a unique and completely ridiculous game. When buying it I was expecting the usual derp, the usual gold. However, I got much, much more than I was hoping for from it. I played it with an hombre and we finished it in one sitting, taking about 4+ hours. We couldn’t get enough. What kind of magical game is this?! Well read on, if you dare.
This isn’t a PS1 case at all!
First non-translation post?! Dear lord… what makes the lord even more dear is this game. 「時空探偵ＤＤ 〜幻のローレライ〜」 aka Jikuu Tantei DD ~Maboroshi no Lorelei aka Space-time Detective DD ~The Phantom Lorelei is a JPN-only PS1 game that was released in the prime year, one of the Golden Years of video games, 1996. The “DD” stands for Dracula Detective, effectively making the title Space-Time Detective Dracula Detective. Nice one, ASCII!
The cover of this would make you believe it’s about a suited badass and a Chinese-dress-clad dame who blast fools with their guns first and ask questions later in some sort of gothic castle/country setting. This wouldn’t be the first time you’ve been wrong in your life. Indeed, the stuff going on in the cover never happen in any shape or form, except for the little blimp beside the title, which is actually what the entire game is about.