Anime-inspired videogames are necessarily nice looking. It is one of the most important parts of their charm. Gameplay, just like any videogame, is important, but if you?ve picked up an anime-themed videogame, chances are, you?re in an art-style treat rather than a full-blast gameplay experience. Still, some games in the same league stand out not just because of their anime or manga charm.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 game, Asura?s Wrath is one good example of how an anime game should look like, feel like and play like. In fact, it doesn?t even feel that much of a game, but instead, it plays like a good old-fashioned anime in the 90s. The entire game consists of 80% quick time events and Metal Gear-long cut scenes.
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Another top-notch anime game is the Persona series. Persona 3 and 4 can easily be classified as one of the best anime-themed videogames around and they aren?t just all looks. The gameplay, the story, everything is well made, but Persona 4 Battle Arena takes the biggest chunk of the cake in terms of looks. Arc System is pretty much well-known for their equally good looking fighters like Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, and Persona 4 Battle Arena.
And of course, we can?t miss Ni no Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch, which greatly delivers the Studio Ghibli feel into the game as well as Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of The Cursed King, that showcases the works of Akira Toriyama, well-known for his work on Dragon Ball series, and ANY Tales?game from Bandai Namco, like Tales of Destiny II, Tales of Vesperia, Tales of The Abyss, Tales of The World, etc. Generally, any JRPG from a high-caliber game producer.
If you?ve got access into any of these games and you?re a fan of anime, we highly recommend checking these games out as even the dated ones never get ?old?.