This week in Zero Punctuation, Yahtzee reviews 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim.
Want to watch Zero Punctuation ad-free? Sign-up for The Escapist + today and support your favorite content creators!
We have a merch store as well! Visit the store for brand new ZP merch.
Spoke a bit too soon last week when I said I was going to stop listening to weebs. Obviously if I was, say, sitting next to a weeb on a long plane flight and happen to let slip that I used to watch Pokemon as a kid then I’d have no choice but to listen to a weeb, continuously, for the next four or five hours. And it’s because I listened to some weebs this week that I had a go on 13 Sentinels: Anus Rim. I mean Aegis Rim. Oh god I swear you people are trying to make this easy for me now. An anime visual novel crossed with tactical combat game that’s a few years old but only just got ported to the Switch, which is probably the best place for it ‘cos it makes it much easier to hastily hide under the bedcovers when you hear your mum coming in. But to my own surprise, I got kinda into it. And this wasn’t like it was with Persona where it hooked me in with an intriguing original premise before it gradually devolved into the standard “teenagers use the power of friendship to kill God” plot. 13 Sentinels’s premise is so blisteringly standard as anime goes it sounds like a joke. It centres around a bunch of high school students who have to pilot giant robots. And the method they use to summon their giant robots is to hike up their miniskirts and flash their juicy thighs like desperate hitchhikers.