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Friday Night Fights: XSEEDing All Expectations


It's not an unpopular opinion, but dagnabit, XSEED is the publisher responsible the wildest, weirdest, most gonzo game  experiences I've ever had... and I love them for it. Thanks to convenient schedules and holiday sales, I picked up Earth Defense Force 4.1 and Onechanbara Z2 Chaos from Amazon and I am fairly giggly with glee. I missed the PS3/360 incarnation of that EDF title so I am stoked to finally "accidentally" blow up my teammates with air strikes in pursuit of ridding the world of giant bugs and metal dinosaurs. As for Onechanbara? Put it this way: I bought a region free copy of the movie before it even hit the states. Because zombie slaying bikini girls. It is as completely ridiculous as you think it would be. 

Entertaining absurdity is in short supply these days, in terms of Japanese games. For all the pearl clutching games like Dead Or Alive volleyball, Senran Kagura or Onechanbara bring out of people, it's never been a question of whether it's titillating to me. It's not. I'm just happy to live in a world where  bonkers shit like this can actually see release. I just hope supporting smaller publishers like XSEED, who bring these games stateside for a relatively small audience, keeps them in business for a long time to come.

So bring it on, you beautiful bastards. Keep it weird and keep it scantly clad.

In other news: a reminder. Friday Night Fights is really just a legacy title from a bygone era where the community got together on a specific night to game. Right now you can schedule a game or a Twitch session on any day of the week. We realize that jobs, college classes and, god forbid, social lives, means that Friday night isn't necessarily the best night for everyone. It works for me because I have a Monday to Friday 9 to 5 job that would make you want to walk into traffic. However, you might be different. So, by all means, schedule a game whenever you like. Adjustments will be made to make that a little easier to understand. Just put a date at the top of your request and we'll sort it for you so other people can find it... and be sure to throw out a Quick Post right before you start to remind people.

With that in mind: STFUAJPG!

P.S. Peace to the person who invented the Textarea Firefox add-on, without which I would have had to re-type this entire bloody post.

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About Friday Night Fightsone of us since 7:16 PM on 08.16.2015

Welcome to Friday Night Fights!

Friday Night Fights is the banner that we, the Destructoid community members, organize to co-operate and/or brutally murder each other online. We advertise all sorts of community playdates and game streaming and we hope to be your one stop shop for Dtoid Community gaming.

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