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GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Let's Play The Cursed Crusade

The Cursed Crusade is a historical-fantasy game about the fourth, "cursed" crusade. It's a hack 'n slash through and through, and received generally low marks for its repetition. I could care less though. It's basically an anime retelling of the fourh crusade by French people, and it's amazing. I'm not sure I can give it a better description than that.





























Fan-Art:


Tomanton shows us a quick way to get a haircut.

Anime Episode Titles:

Episode 1. Brawl Under The Moonlight! Two Souls Apart!
Episode 2. Invade The Castle! Two Souls Unite!
Episode 3. A Test of Strength! Show Them What You Can Do, Heroes!
Episode 4. Sore Losers Fight Dirty! Bash Through The Fanatic Army!
Episode 5. Esteban's Faithful Steed! Quickly, To The Encampment!
Episode 6. The In-Progress Comedy Roast! Fun Times Interrupted By A Dark Form And Buried Memories!?
Episode 7. Esteban's Misbehavior! A Foul Mouth and Angry Fist Spark The Journey to A Deadly Tower!
Episode 8. An Assault of Questionable Morals! The Impenetrable City Must be Taken!
Episode 9: Escorting Our Comrades! The Road To Victory Is Through Endurance!
Episode 10: A Ballista And A Will Of Iron! Go, Our Heroes! Conquer The Bridge!
Episode 11: An Indestructible Foe!? Showdown At The Five Wells of Zara!
Episode 12: An Uneasy Alliance! Sacrifices Made For One's Family!
Episode 13: The Climactic Battle With A Twisted Emperor! What Is The World's True Heart!?
Episode 14: A Terrible Re-Acquaintance! How Long Can Death Be Evaded!?
Episode 15: Constantinople's Mighty Walls! We Will Overcome!
Episode 16: A Warrior From Heaven!? Fear The Wrath of God's Soldier!
Episode 17: A Strange Ailment Befalls Our Heroes! Esteban's Startling Transformation Into A Cow!
Episode 18: The Developer's Zealous Charge! Reference A Popular Film And Strike True!
Episode 19: The Coward, Murzuphle! The Barbaric Curse Knows No Sympathy!
Episode 20: At Last, The Confrontation With Evil! Fight On Through Hell!
Episode 21: Another Trip To Hell! Can Death Be Beaten Thrice!?
Episode 22: Esteban's Lucky Star! Can Our Heroes Escape The Devil!?
Episode 23: A Violent Storm! Our Heroes Help Turn The Tide!
Episode 24: Protect the Golden Angel! Rush To Victory!
Episode 25: A Portal Between Worlds!? Hell Draws Near!
Episode 26: Farewell, Our Brave Warriors! A Life Without Regret!

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Lord Windy
Mar 26, 2010


GamesAreSupernice posted:

I'm not sure I can give it a better description than that.

Near positive you could...

Like how is it amazing? I read the Wikipedia synopsis and it doesn't sound that amazing.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Lord Windy posted:

Near positive you could...

Like how is it amazing? I read the Wikipedia synopsis and it doesn't sound that amazing.

I'm not sure what I could say that doesn't involve spoilers.

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




Raziel seems to have gotte lost on his way to the next Legacy of Kain.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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SSNeoman posted:

Raziel seems to have gotte lost on his way to the next Legacy of Kain.

I thought about Raziel too when I played this. I always thought cold blue was a good choice of color for Death as a character.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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They rain arrows on us like a pissing cow!

bewilderment
Nov 22, 2007
man what





Raziel... or Spawn?

I'd like to find out how awkward this game ends up. Will it reach Dante's Inferno levels?

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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bewilderment posted:

Raziel... or Spawn?

I'd like to find out how awkward this game ends up. Will it reach Dante's Inferno levels?

I don't know what Dante's Inferno levels are, but the longer the game goes on, the more it feels like the developers really wanted to make an anime instead. It's a slow burner, but it gets there.

Discendo Vox
Mar 21, 2013


This writing is...incredible. I'm halfway through the first video and they're still introducing characters via voiceover narration. This script is an absolute trainwreck, I can already tell.

...Aaaand there's Azzy. Wow.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Discendo Vox posted:

This writing is...incredible. I'm halfway through the first video and they're still introducing characters via voiceover narration. This script is an absolute trainwreck, I can already tell.

...Aaaand there's Azzy. Wow.

It's definitely amateurish, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't love that kind of thing. As many problems as the story has (and it has many), they clearly thought they were making something great.

Fat Samurai
Feb 16, 2011

To go quickly is foolish. To go slowly is prudent. Not to go; that is wisdom.


That has to be the most awkward cutscenes sword fight I've seen in a long time. And the smallest army.

Let's see where this ends up.

bony tony
Aug 9, 2013



To reiterate, one of our merry men is called Stephen November.

This game is great.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Tasteful Dickpic posted:

To reiterate, one of our merry men is called Stephen November.

This game is great.

Esteban is the best character in the game, too.

Fleve
Nov 5, 2011



Haha, that camera focusing on the battering ram, perfect. They're besieging a bloody fortress with about twenty people, one ram and a few shields.

And man, this game doesn't know when to shut up.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Fleve posted:

Haha, that camera focusing on the battering ram, perfect. They're besieging a bloody fortress with about twenty people, one ram and a few shields.

And man, this game doesn't know when to shut up.

It's okay because we're anime men and we're worth hundreds of regular men.

The game talks a lot, but you get used to it. Or you stop playing. I chose to get used to it, because I grew really fond of the amateurish vigor in the writing.

bony tony
Aug 9, 2013



The first-draft storytelling is endearing, in a way.

I hope you go into character upgrades at some point, because this game has some pretty rad designs at times.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Tasteful Dickpic posted:

The first-draft storytelling is endearing, in a way.

I hope you go into character upgrades at some point, because this game has some pretty rad designs at times.

The characters, world, and Story are at least all consistent and coherent. They definitely just included things because they wanted to, though, and that gets... funny.

I'm not sure what you mean by that second thing. The designs in this game are nice but the character upgrade screen is really nothing special. The game decides for you what your armor looks like, depending on where you are in the game.

It's just stats, like, "you have more armor on your leg" -even though the game decides what it looks like for you- or "you can take more hits" and such things.

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Jan 3, 2014

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An important note, all of the voice actors in this game are well-known anime voice actors. Except whoever played Esteban.

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




So I take it the cursed form is like some Rage of the Titans/Force Fury poo poo?

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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SSNeoman posted:

So I take it the cursed form is like some Rage of the Titans/Force Fury poo poo?

It will be, yes. For some reason they don't let you use it on your own until the fourth chapter.

Bobbin Threadbare
Jan 2, 2009

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GamesAreSupernice posted:

It will be, yes. For some reason they don't let you use it on your own until the fourth chapter.

They basically don't let you fight until the second chapter, so that's no big surprise.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Bobbin Threadbare posted:

They basically don't let you fight until the second chapter, so that's no big surprise.

We actually haven't gotten the real tutorial yet, either.

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Jan 3, 2014

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Incompetent rivals are the best ones.

Night10194
Feb 13, 2012

We'll start,
like many good things,
with a bear.


This game is completely ridiculous and will be hilarious to watch, I think.

Sindai
Jan 24, 2007
i want to achieve immortality through not dying

Fun fact: 10% of the medieval population had demonic powers.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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Sindai posted:

Fun fact: 10% of the medieval population had demonic powers.

There'll be a lot more of them before the game is over.


Night10194 posted:

This game is completely ridiculous and will be hilarious to watch, I think.

It is absolutely ridiculous, and that's what I love about it. It hasn't even revealed its true power level yet.

Seraphic Neoman
Jul 19, 2011




The characters are growing on me, I admit. It's probably more the voice actors than the script though. I don't suppose you can actually use fire in your demon form, can you?

Klaus88
Jan 23, 2011

Violence has its own economy, therefore be thoughtful and precise in your investment

I approve of the OP's minimalist approach to describing the game.

GamesAreSupernice
Jan 3, 2014

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SSNeoman posted:

The characters are growing on me, I admit. It's probably more the voice actors than the script though. I don't suppose you can actually use fire in your demon form, can you?

You just accidentally stumbled upon a spoiler. We will eventually get to use fire.

I love Esteban.


Klaus88 posted:

I approve of the OP's minimalist approach to describing the game.

Really, that's the game's selling point. They should've advertised it that way.

Night10194
Feb 13, 2012

We'll start,
like many good things,
with a bear.


SSNeoman posted:

The characters are growing on me, I admit. It's probably more the voice actors than the script though. I don't suppose you can actually use fire in your demon form, can you?

This is going to be amazing in that 'terrible but insanely earnest' way that warps back to charming, I think.

GamesAreSupernice
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Night10194 posted:

This is going to be amazing in that 'terrible but insanely earnest' way that warps back to charming, I think.

I think the further into the game you get, the more you come to think of it as a goofy friend that means well.

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Jan 3, 2014

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The first actual level.

Ulvirich
Jun 26, 2007



Is Esteban voiced by Jetsteam Sam's VA of Metal Gear Revengeance?

bony tony
Aug 9, 2013



Ulvirich posted:

Is Esteban voiced by Jetsteam Sam's VA of Metal Gear Revengeance?

I'm not sure. There must be more than one gravelly-voiced Latin voice actor out there.

I'd also like to point out that we finally have both an "I'm getting too old for this poo poo" and a "When I was your age..."

azren
Feb 13, 2011




This seems like one of those games that had a lot of promise, and that the devs really cared about. It carries a lot of charm, and I can see the good parts in there. I could probably have a good time playing it, but I suspect the experience would be underscored with a bittersweet "this could have been so much better" feeling.

Also, you're an lp-ing machine, man! I don't know how you manage to keep so many threads going, but it's really cool!

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Jan 3, 2014

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Tasteful Dickpic posted:

I'm not sure. There must be more than one gravelly-voiced Latin voice actor out there.

I'd also like to point out that we finally have both an "I'm getting too old for this poo poo" and a "When I was your age..."

That's actually the only time I recall him bringing up his age in comparison to Denz's. Denz seems to be the more mature of the two, too, which I think is probably intentional.


azren posted:

This seems like one of those games that had a lot of promise, and that the devs really cared about. It carries a lot of charm, and I can see the good parts in there. I could probably have a good time playing it, but I suspect the experience would be underscored with a bittersweet "this could have been so much better" feeling.

Also, you're an lp-ing machine, man! I don't know how you manage to keep so many threads going, but it's really cool!

The thing with a game like this is that it could only really be improved narratively, and any objective improvement on that front might cause it to lose its charm. The mechanics are actually explored pretty well, it's just that there's not enough variety in the design to carry the whole game.

I do really like that every enemy has the same capabilities as you, though.

berryjon
May 30, 2011

I have an invasion to go to.

I don't think you've mentioned it, but does this game have a Co-Op mode? Because it seems like it was built with one in mind.

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berryjon posted:

I don't think you've mentioned it, but does this game have a Co-Op mode? Because it seems like it was built with one in mind.

Yes, it does, though I do not have anyone willing to play this with me, and I am beyond not interested in leveling up a second identical character.

tomanton
May 22, 2006

beam me up, tomato



Beheaded so hard his hair disappeared.

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tomanton posted:



Beheaded so hard his hair disappeared.

They only created one severed head model, and it's bald. It's... pretty noticeable.

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