Akiba’s Trip is an interesting game. On one hand, it faithfully re-creates Japan’s most notorious Geek-culture haven, allowing Japanese and Western gamers alike to explore the city in a new way. On the other hand, we have a sub-par brawler that requires you to beat up everyone you see and take off all their clothes. This mishmash of well-created, open-world simulation with poor, shallow brawler ultimately falls flat when held to criticism. It is mostly seen as another suggestive, borderline inappropriate Japanese game that just didn’t do one thing well enough to rise above the pack. However, there is some good underneath the surface, and especially if you are nostalgic for Japan or Japanese culture, it may even be worth getting to the core of the game.