DualShockers’ WeebCast Episode 11: Anime Games - Can they Be Good?

In the eleventh episode of the WeebCast we discuss anime games, why they often aren't very good, and whether they can be.

Anime games, or games dedicated to anime IP, are becoming more and more common nowadays, with publishers like Bandai Namco, Sega, Koei Tecmo and more creating titles that bring interactivity to many fans’ favorite anime and manga franchises.

Yet, more often than not those games aren’t that great. In this week’s episode, we discuss the reasons behind that, why we’re seeing so many anime games nowadays, and whether it’s possible for them to be really good or not, with quite a few positive and negative examples.

As usual, Please keep in mind that this podcast is still in an experimental phase. Constructive criticism and suggestions are absolutely welcome and encouraged, so please leave them in the comments below. You can also let us know which themes you’d like to see covered in upcoming episodes.

Now, without further ado, you can listen to the DualShockers’ Weebcast below, either on YouTube or Soundcloud. You can also listen on iTunes if you so wish. In case you missed it, you can also check out the previous episode, and hear what we thought of the performance of Japanese games at E3 2018.

Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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