This week, Ben's too busy being someone else's Valvrave therapist to join us (traitor!), so Brittany Vincent jumps into to the fray. Then the two of us have fun discussing everything that's wrong with the conclusion of D... | subscribe
It's surprising no one that there will be yet another Project DIVA game heading to home consoles, and it might just be the last release before we see it head to next gen consoles. But why waste a perfectly good dancing engine...
Greetings ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the 60th edition of Go West!, your [inconsistently] weekly column about Japanese video games, a foreign guy in Japan, and Idea Factory.
When I first started Go West! nearly two years ago, I had no idea what I was going to do with this column or how long it would last.
I still don't.
That being said, I would never have been able to take GW! this far if it weren't for you beautiful people, and for that I thank you all. I'll be sticking with it until I'm dead in a ditch somewhere, buried in Idea Factory otome games.
Greetings, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to yet another edition of Go West!, your [running out of ways to imply not-weekly] column about Japanese video games, a man who has forgotten how to love, and Idea Factory.
This week we feast on gods.
Make of that what you will.
In the meantime, the rest of us will be talking about video games or something.
What do Puzzle & Dragons, The Idolm@ster and Tekken have in common? If you knew that they are all contributing songs to the new Taiko no Tatsujin game for Wii U, then you've looked at the header of this article and I...
Hot off the heals of Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth1's Japanese release a few weeks back, Compile Heart has revealed (via a Famitsu leak) that the Vita remake of the second game, Re;Birth2, will be hitting Japanese sto...
As far as first attempts at hunting action go, Namco Bandai's PSP game God Eater did a bang up job. Rather than outright copy Capcom's success with Monster Hunter, they went in a different direction by amping up the speed of...
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to another riveting edition of Go West!, your [not-at-all] weekly column about new Japanese games, Idea Factory, and a writer who continuously makes bad decisions.
This week I opened myself up to you beautiful people and was met with monsters who just want to see me burn to the ground.
Let it be known that I will happily burn myself down if it means your joy.
What with Nintendo's region-locking and the lack of a recent Puyo Puyo outside of Japan, the upcoming collaboration between Puyo Puyo and Tetris may indeed prove to be a tipping point and make me import a Japanese 3DS. With g...
Do you remember the first Hatsune Miku Project Mirai game? You know, the one that came out on the 3DS? Probably not, because it's just one of the many Miku games that is still stuck with a Japan-only release. It was a rhythm...
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to another rousing edition of Go West!, your [sometimes] weekly feature about Japanese games, Idea Factory, and a man quickly losing his sanity.
A tremendously popular game about hunting small creatures and forcing them to fight one another in deadly battles hits store shelves this week.
I won't be talking about that.
Instead, I'll be addressing the brave challengers. The games that are, against all odds, releasing the same week as the bringer of doom. If nothing else, I hope to bring shine a light upon these noble heroes.
Unless I get distracted and end up playing Pokemon instead.
Welcome back to the one and only Go West!, your [not-at-all] weekly column about Japanese import games and the geniuses at Idea Factory.
I know, it's been nearly two months since GW! 53 went live, and for that I apologize. August and September are extremely busy times of the year here in Japan, and it meant that Go West! had to go into hibernation for a little while.
I'm back now, and I'm here to stay... probably. While you question the truth behind that statement, let's talk about the new releases of the week, shall we?
Elliot here writing to you from a hotel room in Tokyo. Tomorrow begins Tokyo Game Show 2013, and with it hopefully a blur of cool news, games, and random happenings. Like last year, I'll be running around like a crazy man writing about as much as I can.
Also like last year, I am but one man. There's a tiny chance I might miss writing about something that you, the readers, wanted to know about. With that in mind, I once again open up the floor to you amazing guys and gals.
Have a random request, or perhaps you'd like to see coverage of a niche game that nobody knows about? Leave a comment below and I'll do my best to try and get the job done. If commenting is too much of a struggle for you (stop being lazy), feel free to hit me up on my Twitter account. I'll be posting random photos and asides on there over the next few days, so feel free to follow along with me if you'd like.
With that out of the way, leave your desires and wants in the comments below!