Japan can be a real ball hog sometimes. A bazillion awesome-looking games come out each year, yet only a handful get localized. Don't even get me started on the surplus of legacy software that appears on their download services! Is it fair that Japan gets 14 PSOne Classics a week while we only get one every other blue moon? Why must we go through the hassle of tricking our consoles' region settings to play games that did, in fact, hit Western retail?
The G.G Series is a collection of such Japan-exclusive downloads for DSiWare. For 200 points a piece, these games are snack-sized distractions that range in quality from decent to poo-poo. A set of 30 was eventually bundled onto a DS cart, and word on the street is that this collection seems to be the best way to experience them.
Publisher Genterprise recently announced plans to localize a couple of G.G titles, Ninja Karakuri Den and Super Hero Ogre, with the possibility of more in the future. The former was just released this past Monday, so I decided to give it a whirl and see where on the infamous G.G quality spectrum it falls.