Upgraded my 3DS to the New
3DS and before I got a chance to sell it on eBay, my brother-in-law hooked me up with a friend of his looking to trade his PSVita (with games) for my old 3DS (XL). I definitely made out on the trade and was able to take advantage of a PSN sale where a ton of games were $0.80 that are usually much more than that. As such:
I'm still in progress on this game, but I've passed the 50% mark of the storyline so I can give at least a reasonable account of it. I'm not a big anime fan or anything and though this game definitely has a Japanese feel to it, I am having quite a bit of fun. The story is pretty dumb so far as I can tell, but the gameplay mechanics are novel and difficult to master making it more and more fun to hone one's skills. Also, the graphics are spectacular for a portable system.
This game is flipping amazing! It is violent as all hell (well, as violent as you can get with a 16-bit top down visual style that is), but I have had so much fun working my way through this game. Basically, there is a loose story that means your job is to go to a place and massacre everyone there (typically they are supposedly the Russian Mob) and that is what every level consists of more or less. Most buildings have multiple floors and each new floor starts a checkpoint for you, and oh my god will you need that checkpoint. You will die constantly in this game as a matter of course, but the respawn method is so quick and seamless, with the checkpoints so reasonably spaced that it is not a problem at all. All there is, is just you slowly but surely refining your path of carnage throughout the floor to get the most points and not die (1 hit kills you btw). The gameplay is so tight too that once you get going, you feel like a freaking beast.
I'll post more as I play through them more. I have about 10 games to burn through.