13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim (PS4)

I really liked 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. Of course, that has to do with it being a Vanillaware game as I do have a soft spot for the studio's output. The audaciousness of the concept and its story is pretty alluring on its own though.

Here is a game that seems to be a Japanese visual novel with a hunger for 80s nostalgia, mixed with a light strategy role-playing game, and topped off with a Wikipedia breadcrumb binge. It's perfect in none of those categories, yet this weird mix seems to work in the end, jaw hinging slightly ajar.

Spoilers ahead.

The Good

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