“Wait. Wait. So if I want to rip off her top, I just have to… keep punching her? Or do I have to punch her in the chest?”
The above statement isn’t really something I would recommend anyone to say, unless of course you’re talking about playing Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed!
That’s the future of this article, and every good story must have it’s origin, so here’s the past.
There are times when I aimlessly, with a secret hope, scroll through the list of games on PlayStation 4 looking to find that unheralded, unknown game that will catch my eye and distract me, nay talk me out of, once again, of buying a copy of the latest Dynasty Warriors game. It’s true that when new consoles have launched in the past, Sony and Microsoft forgot to launch them with, well… video games. The thought of the future is the bright promise that gamers tuck themselves in with every night, knowing that something better is just around the corner, arriving in the next couple of months or in some cases a year later – I’m looking at you The Order 1866. But this last perusal brought me in contact with something beautifully strange – Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed.
Akiba’strip is satirical in nature and it borders on something completely different and you as a reader can decide what that “different” is. Akiba’strip is an adventure game with street fighting reminiscent to the rumbles between the Sharks and the Jets, with a rather divergent twist – the finishing moves of your character are – stripping off clothing. The website for Akiba’s puts it more eloquently – “Fighting isn’t just about felling your foes, but dropping their drawers too!” Or to follow that up with the quote de jour when describing a “unison strip” – “If there’s anything more romantic than stripping people of their clothing in broad daylight, it’s stripping people of their clothing in broad daylight… together!” It’s exactly like you’re picturing it – one character holds the baddie and your character strips the clothes off.