Another Japanese game over at Unity Room caught my eye. This one is Rogue Sphere from NinaLabo. I played the WebGL version, but there is also a version available at Google Play. This little rogue-like game took nearly an hour away from me this morning, even though I can understand a fraction of the instructions and game text.
The navigation is app-based, so there are no WASD or arrow controls, but that process became pretty bearable especially as you move from area to area – your character sprints through those passages. Each level has roughly four areas and after clearing the level of monsters – chickens, bats, snakes, blobs – you head to the stairs to take on the next level. Eventually when you clear you end up in a small town. The town boasts a modest shop where you can accidentally sell your shied because your Japanese is so terrible. You can buy food there too.
Rogue Sphere has small side quests as well, but I have no idea what they are about, save the onigiri one which, I believe, I totally failed. Language barrier aside, the game is quite fun, the tiny death squawks of the chickens making me laugh each and every time.