Not only is Stella Glow a beautiful swan song for the former company Imageepoch, but also a nice anthem and nod to its Nintendo DS progenitors spirit it clearly carries. Even so, does it manage to make for an engaging SRPG in a year dominated by the genre?
Ported from the world of mobile to Nintendo 3DS, Adventure Bar Story is RPG meets simulation as you help a hapless girl named Siela and her older sister Kamerina keep their family restaurant afloat. Reminiscent to titles such as Recettear: An Item Shop’s Tale and the Atelier franchise, Adventure Bar Story holds up just as well mixing the travails of running a business and developing your skills – cooking and combat based to do so.
Aside from laying the smackdown upon waves of countless combatants and avoiding (or welcoming) getting garments torn to tatters, Senran Kagura Burst is just another humdrum side-scrolling beat-em-up with nothing notable to offer from the crowd for veterans of the genre, but for others new to the arena, fairly enjoyable if you peer past the repetitive nature and some questionable content.