GI:Black Rock Shooter's release sneaked up on me. The project was originally announced by NIS America back in 2011, but the company hasn't said much about it since then. As time went on, a western launch looked bleak, but NIS America announced a release date at the beginning of April, and by the end of the month, Black Rock Shooter was out on the Playstation Store. Was the under-the-radar title worth the wait? Black Rock Shooter does exactly what a handheld title should with its short missions and accessible-yet-deep gameplay, while still surprising me with an intriguing and touching narrative. Imageepoch's latest provided me more than I expected in terms of entertainment, but it's not without flaws.