Monday, May 16, 2011

If you, too, like stubby arms and legs, you're sure to love Atlus' Nora and the Engraving Studio

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit it, but I'm a complete sucker for game characters with stubby little arms and/or legs.

As such, it should not be a surprise to hear I'm really looking forward to the upcoming DS RPG, Nora and the Engraving Studio: The Witch of the Misty Forest--an Atlus-published game that will feature the following stubby-legged girl:


Another reason I'm looking forward to this "slow-life RPG": It's being made by some of the folks responsible for the Etrian Odyssey series.

For more on the currently-Japan-only Nora and the Engraving Studio: The Witch of the Misty Forest, check out this trailer or this post over at andriasang.com.

8 comments:

Kamiwoo said...

Those stubs! Those horns! That cuteness! Well, I'm sold.

Having people from the EO team involved can only serve to make this impulsive decision turn out well in the end.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Yes! It's hard to say which part of the character is cutest, isn't it? Here's hoping it's released outside of Japan!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

What the heck is with that title? I'm intrigued by it. And also...slow life RPG?

Bryan Ochalla said...

I don't know, Justin! I should add that some have translated the title to be 'Nora and the Time Studio.' Sadly, I have no idea which translation is more accurate.

As for the "slow-life RPG" bit: The game is supposed to be like a mix of an Etrian Odyssey-esque RPG and the Atelier series, which I've never played. I think you tend to run a shop in them?

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Oh, yeah. That sounds familiar.

Bryan Ochalla said...

So, you haven't played any of the Atelier games either? I really have to try one sometime...

Viewtiful_Justin said...

I've never played one, but Annie sounded kind of good.

Bryan Ochalla said...

That was on the DS, wasn't it? Maybe I'll check that one out eventually...