Friday, March 6, 2020

Eric Vs. 365 - Day 250 - Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist

Today's game is a Japanese PSP title based on the Ikki Tousen series called Ikki Tousen: Eloquent Fist. It's a side-scrolling beat-em-up that is rather well done, if not a little mindless since it's a beat-em-up. Read on for more and to watch gameplay.

Ok, this blog is really about Ikki Tousen itself and not so much the game. The game is fine. It's all in Japanese, so you can't play it for the story or anything, but you can figure out the menus and gameplay easy enough without a translator. 

Anyway, Ikki Tousen is dumb as shit. It was one of my first fanservice anime back when I started getting back into anime in 2010, so at first it had a sort of forbidden fruit quality to it. I was all like "Tee hee, there are boobs and nudity constantly in my Japanimation cartoon. This is the good stuff, finally," but of course I was wrong. It's dumb. It's bad. It looks mostly hideous. The story is totally awful and nonsensical. And, honestly, other series do the whole women fighting each other and getting naked constantly schtick better.

Ikki Tousen is overrated trash that is bad and it should feel bad. Watch Queen's Blade or Sekirei instead.