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Monster Monpiece is great, except when it isn’t ⊟
Based on a tip from Jenni Lada on CheatCC about surprising quality, I requested a review code of Monster Monpiece. And now, here I am writing a piece in a similar vein: wow, I did not think I would enjoy this Idea Factory moe card game, but here I am.
I’m not a card game person; they hew too closely to strategy RPG territory for me, and I’m still not really wired for those (Fire Emblem: Awakening is a recent and wonderful exception.)
If a card game has any chance of keeping my attention, it needs to introduce me to the genre’s style of strategic thinking in the gentlest manner possible, and this is where Monster Monpiece excels.
Monster Monpiece coming to Vita in NA/EU ⊟
Compile Heart’s Monster Monpiece is being localized for release on PSN in North America and Europe in the spring (trailer via Dtoid). This is the game that you might know as the “rubbing game,” in which you rub on-screen “Monster Girls” cards to power them up, but it’s also a strategy-based card RPG with online play – a detail that usually fails to make an impression since it’s less memorable than the rubbing.
A couple of things I find interesting about this release: first, it’s being published directly by Idea Factory’s newly established Idea Factory International division, showing that the company’s putting all that visual novel money into some new business ventures.
And second, in the press release announcing the game, the company came right out and listed all of the cards that will be edited in the Western release because of their “strong sexual nature.” And why not list them: “Vampire, Kraken, Goblin, Cockatrice, Kobold, Skeleton, Titania, Bahamut, Fia, Brownie, Pegasus, Mandragora, Mau Sibau, Rafflesia, Death Scorpion, Phantom, and Tengu.” Great, now I’m going to have to go look up what this sexy skeleton looks like.
The cards aren’t being removed; rather, their “images have been limited to that of their level 1, 2, or 3 evolution form.”
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Monster Monpiece, a Vita card game by Neptunia developer Compile Heart. I have to identify the genre in the post, because all you’ll see in the video is the use of the Vita’s touch surfaces for rubbin’ up on some anime lady.
Innovative experiences like these are only possible thanks to the Vita’s rear touch pad.
Buy: PS Vita
See also: More PS Vita coverage [Via Siliconera]