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1UP's Favorite Games of 2012: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward

1up.com: Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward might not be for everyone; all told, most of its 35-40 hours involve reading a steady stream of dialogue with very few graphical flourishes, which some would say doesn't make best use of our spectacle-focused medium. Look beyond its old-school fundamentals (rooted deep with Japanese adventure games of the '80s), though, and you'll find a bold rethinking of how games can deliver a narrative.

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blusoops1445d ago

Loved this game on vita!
Can't wait for the third installment!!

Yi-Long1444d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

... Does this game have an option for the original (Japanese) language!?

If not, then I can't be bothered. It's 2012. There are no excuses anymore to leave the original language out of a release.

CptBladd1444d ago (Edited 1444d ago )

It has. Even more - only american release had dub, eu and japanese versions have only japanese audio.

CrescentFang1444d ago

The North American version is the only one with an option for an English dub (which is pretty good). I played the game with the Japanese audio though.
The only excuse I can think of leaving the original language out of release is if fear of reverse importation or licensing the Japanese track would be too costly (or the company is too cheap lol)

Yi-Long1444d ago

... was actually looking at Persona 4 Gold in the shop yesterday, after reading some rave reviews about it, but once I saw on the back it only has english audio, I immediately put it back.

Ranma11444d ago

I am suprised that visual novels are becomign so popular in the west.

lets hope this trend continues and we get visual novels on consoles, usually them ones never get localised.

Sakura Wars was only one that I can think of that got localised

Venox20081444d ago

good choice, I hope that more and more people try those awesome series

CptBladd1444d ago

Great game - 2 sleepless weeks, didn't have time to play during the day, due to projects nearing deadline, stood up all night, to unveil next piece of the puzzle. One of the 3 games of the 2012 to me.

CrescentFang1444d ago

This was the only game I was looking forward to this year... it did not disappoint. I played this during the power outage I had after Hurricane Sandy; I had to charge my Vita in my car... it was too good to stop playing...

CptBladd1444d ago

That is some hardcore dedication) I'm taking my hat off!

Blastoise1444d ago

Enjoyed the demo. But there's no way I'm buying the European version after hearing about the lack of english voice acting AND game breaking bugs.
There's no way I can support that kind of stuff

Venox20081444d ago

about that bug: if you dont save in puzzle rooms, you are fine.. and bug is in 3DS version, I have it, it's cool.. you should support not much known companies like this..

CrescentFang1444d ago

There are bugs in the PS Vita and 3DS version... but cut the developer some slack. They aren't some huge company like Bethesda, but from what I'm hearing they are working on a patch.
btw I own both (3DS and Vita) versions and haven't encountered any bugs
About the voice acting thing... I don't know what I can do for you there except deal with it? It's not like the Japanese voice acting is awful (neither is the English one)

ayabrea931444d ago

superb game, a fantastic story and a great set of characters. looking forward to the next game in the series :)