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The story of how my love for figurines got me killed within the first five minutes of Akiba’s Trip.

For me Akiba’s Trip was the shortest game I have ever played, I died within 5 minutes and it was “game over”, not just “game over” as in Continue or replay nope the actual story itself came to an end for me, my love for figurines is to blame.

My own created character woke op strained to a table surrounded by some shady looking figures, last I know I was going to a job interview, which paid in collectible figures. The shady looking figures surrounding me are “Synthisters” – vampires who prey upon the life energy of the town’s unsuspecting figurine-chasers, maid café connoisseurs and cosplayers. I ask about my figurines but seems like the interview was a hoax, still I wonder where are my figurines? The shady looking Synthisters reveal to me that even I have become a Synthister, I could not care less I just want to know where my figurines are. This my dear readers was the reason my live was ended, me ever going love for figures. The Synthisters disposed themselves of me and the game ended. A short game but still fun to play, The end…..

ROUND 2

So now we start over and give you a full review for AKIBA’S TRIP!

Akihabara is the Tokyo ward where the story of AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed takes place. Known today as a haven for otaku, Akihabara features hundreds of stores offering an unprecedented variety of computers and other electronics, figurines and models, anime, manga, video games and anything else anyone with a penchant for collectibles or pop culture in general can possibly imagine. Maids patrolling the streets to hand out flyers promoting their maid cafés are a commonplace sight, and cosplayers feel right at home amongst countless throngs of like-minded individuals.

In order to make this setting as authentic to the real deal as possible, its developer, ACQUIRE, painstakingly recreated the entirety of Akihabara right down to the magazine stands along the side streets. The stores you can enter in the game, as well as those mentioned in casual conversation, are all real places that actually exist and have their own parts to play within Akihabara’s uniquely flavorful culture.

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AKIBA’S TRIP: Undead & Undressed tells the story of one unfortunate soul: a young man named Nanashi who was lured into a trap by the promise of rare character goods and transformed into one of the walking undead. He, however, was spared the worst of his fate by the bloody kiss of a mysterious Synthister hunter named Shizuku. Together with the rest of his companions in an organization unofficially dubbed the “Akiba Freedom Fighters,” Nanashi and Shizuku must uncover the truth behind the Synthister plague and save Akiba from being overrun by violent, antisocial energy vampires.

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You will defeat these Synthisters by removing their clothing and exposing them to direct sunlight, you do this by attacking one piece of clothing at the time, each area of clothing is linked to a battle command, so when hitting triangle on your controller you will attack the headpiece of your victim, once enough damage is done to a single piece of clothing you can strip it away. Do enough damage to multiple clothing pieces and you can chain strip, which will let you rip off a huge amount of clothing and defeat a crazy amount of victims all with a cool pose. Striped down clothing often remain on the ground for you to pick up and use for your own perverted goal.

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good Great Story
good Beautifully recreated Akihabara
good Equipment upgrades

bad Repetitive gameplay
bad Death by figurines
bad A bit too much skin

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Kevin "Method" van Dongen

Ain't no thing like me, except me. I am the biggest half behind this website and love to write about my deep love for fighting games, (J)RPG's and Destiny. Really do not like Call of Duty and absolutely love pizza.