Gundam Musou

Gundam Musou Title Screen

I would strongly urge Gundam fans who have already decided this sort of game isn’t for them to actually give it a try: You may actually enjoy its simplistic and sometimes challenging gameplay.

Soul Sacrifice Delta

Soul Sacrifice Delta Title Screen

I had previously praised the original Soul Sacrifice for its fantastic writing and voice acting that made the story such a pleasure to play through, and thankfully we get a lot more of that!

Hokuto no Ken

Hokuto no Ken Famicom Title Screen

Of course all of the game’s mechanics were detailed in the manual, but if you don’t have it (or access to the Internet, if you’re playing this in modern times) then you will probably never make it past the first stage.

Dragon Ball: Daimaou Fukkatsu

Dragon Ball Daimaou no Fukkatsu Title Screen

Akira Toriyama himself actually played this game with his wife over the course of two days. He commented in an issue of Weekly Shounen Jump that “It was pretty rough dying immediately from a game over, but it was faithful to my source material and I was very excited about the differences. They weren’t all that far removed from it, and I really liked Konpei”.

Soul Sacrifice

Soul Sacrifice Title Screen

Another way in which Soul Sacrifice is surprisingly different from its predecessors is its weapon and combat systems. The main mechanic is represented in the name of the game itself: Each enemy you defeat represents a choice to be made. Do you save them or sacrifice them?