The new Humble Bundle is Japanese. I think it’s turning Japanese. I really think so.
No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women; just a bunch of Japanese games at rather good prices. $1 nets you the Cherry Tree High Complete Pack, side-on brawler Fairy Bloom Freesia, and language learner Influent plus a language pack. Which isn’t necessarily Japanese, but you can choose the Japanese language pack.
Beating the average ($4.48) gets you arena fighter Magical Battle Festa and four shmups: Revolver 360 Re:Actor, and the Tale of ALLTYNEX trilogy.
Finally, the $10 tier on this particular Humble Bundle throws in SRPG Rime Berta and excellent 30-second RPG Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming.
I have no opinion on most of these. I can at least tell you that I really like Half-Minute Hero: The Second Coming, albeit maybe not as much as its predecessor, but I can’t really offer any more input than that. If you’re into shmups or really want a bunch of Japanese games, though, then look no further!
And now, The Vapors!
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.