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Developer: SUSHI TYPHOON GAMES
Publisher: NIS America
Genres: RPG, Strategy
Tokyo Tattoo Girls is a simple strategy game which can be fun in small doses but is sadly not interesting enough to keep you playing for long. The story is poor, the characters are strange (and not in a good way), and the gameplay is lacking. The artwork and tattoos look gorgeous, so it's a pity they weren't in a better game.
If you are looking for a game you can pick up and put down in short spurts, then Tokyo Tattoo Girls might just be perfect for you. There is a good strategy system to be found here, just really nothing else. The story is almost nonexistent and there really aren't enough options here to build upon the strategy, or give you something to break it up a bit. If you are OK with the lack of options and just want to take over Tokyo and look at some nicely detailed tattoos, then Tokyo Tattoo Girls should be on your radar. Just don't expect much more outside of that, because there isn't anything.
Tokyo Tattoo Girls is as niche as it's going to get and if that sounds like something you're into than you might find this title to be just what you want. I hope to see Sushi Typhoon Games evolve as a developer and take what's good about this game to create something more because this game has more in common with a random smartphone title than a proper strategy RPG.
Overall, Tokyo Tattoo Girls is a game with some interesting gameplay mechanics and a decent story, but with elements that might rub some people the wrong way. But if you're a fan of strategy games, you might be able to give this one a chance and play it on your PlayStation Vita since, in the end, it's definitely a nice looking and polished strategy game.
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Tokyo Tattoo Girls - Launch Trailer (PS Vita, Steam)
Tokyo Tattoo Girls — Announcement Trailer (PS Vita, Steam)