Game Collection Roundtable 05/04/2015: Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros Demo (3DS), Golden Week sale

Every week, the Diehard GameFAN team adds new games to their collections. Sometimes they are new releases, physical or digital, DLC or full games, but they are all building blocks in our greater collections.


Video Game:

  • The Hat Man: Shadow Ward (PC)
  • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros Demo (3DS)
  • Karous: The Beast of RE: Eden (3DS).
  • Nineteen cents and The Hat Man: Shadow Ward was on my wish list. Even if it is terrible I will get my money’s worth.

    Free demo of Puzzle & Dragons. It’s a pretty terrible match 3 game, but it was free, so hey.

    The last official game for the Dreamcast makes its way to the 3DS. I’ve played Karous in the arcades. I’ve owned the Wii and DC versions. Now I own the 3DS version. A fine little SHMP.

    Considering Pier Solar, Resonance of Fate and Raiden IV from the Golden Week sale.


    • Assassinorum: Execution Force (Novel)
    • Assassinorum: The Emperor’s Judgement (Audiobook)

    Two Warhammer 40K things to try out.


    • Zen Pinball 2: Avengers Age of Ultron table (PSN)
    • DarkBorn AFPRPG (Android)
    • Chain Chronicle (Android)
    • Star Wars Card Trader (Android)

    Really like this Age of Ultron table. Fits the film and its fast paced and fun.

    I swore I wouldn’t get into any mobile games again, and while Chain Chronicle got me back in, DarkBorn AFPRPG amuses me because I can just pop in twice a days for five minutes to see how my character is doing, re-gear and maybe drop her in a new area and be on with my day. It’s a lazy way to rpg, but if you have limited time it’s a good five minute amusement.

    I really got sucked into Chain Chronicle. I like the chibi art style in combat, the characters all have some kind of backstory so they aren’t simply card art and it has an over-arcing storyline that’s kept me interested despite severely limited play time due to the free to play model. If this was a full blown rpg I’d have bought it as long as it wasn’t too pricey.

    Yes, Star Wars Card Trader is more about collecting cards than anything else, but it is very much like buying the old Topps card packs and trading with your friends and I love it.


    • Puzzle & Dragons Z + Super Mario Bros Demo (3DS)
    • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate May DLC (DLC)

    I play the mobile version of PAD, so I was curious abo the 3DS iteration. It seems to be basically the same as the mobile version with spiffier graphics, a Mario skin (well, the playable portion), and no stamina meter or magic stones to worry about. I’ve been hooked on MH4U since I got it, and the monthly free DLC adds to that (never mind I haven’t even done most of the previous DLC, though I just crafted the Clockwork glaive). Lots of good stuff this month, and even some G rank stuff for people who are not slowpokes like me. I especially want the Star Rook armor, Starlight Charge Blade, and Street Fighter/Mega Man Palico gear (also Taiko hunting horn).


    • The Hat Man: Shadow Ward (PC)

    This game was on sale for nineteen cents. It has positive reviews and it looks interesting. I’m not normally into first person horror adventure games, but that price makes it incredibly easy to take the “risk” of not getting my monies worth.


    • End of Serenity (PSP)
    • Carnage Heart EXA (PSP)
    • Harvest Moon: Hero of Leaf Valley (PSP)
    • Harvest Moon: Boy & Girl (PSP)
    • Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon (PSP)
    • Fantasy Hero: Unsigned Legacy (Vita)
    • Aquapazza (PS3)
    • Short Peace: Ranko Tsukigime’s Longest Day (PS3)
    • Chaos Code (PS3)
    • Raiden IV: Overkill (PS3)

    There’s a big Golden Week sale going on on PSN, and anything with “sale” in the title is usually a catalyst for bad decisions. I’m not even a huge fighting game fan, but some of the prices were cheap enough that I decided I’d check a few of these games out.






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