All the Compile Heart Games in the World Can’t Bring Back the Notorious B.I.G.


RPG fans know Compile Heart as a company that churns out RPGs with some of the best speed in the industry. Bang, one after another. Similarly, rap fans remember that The Notorious B.I.G. died on March 9. Sad as it is, we have to finally admit to the world and to ourselves that all of these Compile Heart RPGs do little, if anything, to revive the man we called "Biggie."

Compile Heart games have become known for one thing: many ladies in the place with style and grace. But they didn't invent ladies. That was Biggie Smalls, and he reminds us of this fact in the opening to his hit Big Poppa.

The most famous Compile Heart series is probably Hyperdimension Neptunia, an RPG franchise whose characters represent video game hardware made into anime girls in a fantasy reenactment of past console wars. We need no reenactment, however, about East vs. West conflicts and other rap feuds, which claimed the life of Biggie Smalls in 1997.

He taught us that more money can indeed lead to more problems, and to that end, Compile Heart can be commended as a champion of Biggie's philosophy, because it's tough to afford the constant stream of Neptunia that blitzes the game shelves.

Above: The collision of this article's two main subjects.

Biggie may have rapped about "Suicidal Thoughts," something common among reviewers tasked with playing Compile Heart games on a regular basis, but I'll never believe he was truly as "Ready to Die" as his lyrics may have expressed. Zombies, meanwhile, were also clearly not ready to die, and these nasty ghouls have been seen in the Neptunia universe. They did nothing, however, to bring back B.I.G.

Above: A screen of Extreme Dimension Tag Blanc Neptune Vs Zombie Army

The thing about art is that it gets out feelings and thoughts both longstanding and fleeting, and I can't help but feel that any thoughts about wanting out or looking forward to death were only temporary expressions, voiced by a legendary wordsmith.

Here's a picture of a half-naked anime girl.