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Lutha Mahtin
Oct 10, 2010

Your brokebrain sin is absolved...go and shitpost no more!


Twenty minute trip report: the Legos game has a chill vibe, cute storytelling of a parent and kid going camping, and nice graphics. The gameplay of moving around, and building with, the bricks is neat; it is intuitive and even just a few minutes in they've done some neat things mechanically to build up from "remember when you played with blocks as a kid?" into more videogame-y stuff.

The graphics do seem to chug a bit if I crank the settings up too high, even though my computer hits the "recommended" specs. You will want to crank the settings as high as is tolerable though, because the game is extremely pretty.

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Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

Morpheus posted:

....

OH double POST.

🥖🍆 😘

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1175830/Legend_of_Mana/

quote:

The HD Remaster of Legend of Mana is coming to Steam. Meet a colorful cast of characters, use the unique "Land Make" System to build the World Map, and square off against fearsome monsters in the vibrant world of Fa’Diel.

quote:

It is a great game BUT the fact that they did not update the sprites and just did the backgrounds and menus n such is very jarring. They have proven they can make nicer sprites with the SaGa Frontier remake so there is no excuse for this not also being updated. Disappointed but I will still play it because I love the game, maybe in some other reality they will patch it with updated sprites.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

https://store.steampowered.com/app/989440/Phantom_Abyss/



Phantom Abyss looks kind of interesting, although one issue I see is that there is basically no reason to rush through a certain level. Logic dictates that the person who first conquers a certain temple will be one who takes their time and goes slowly to avoid mistakes. Which isn't the most exciting gameplay, generally. Still, a neat idea.

quote:

Phantom Abyss is a massive asynchronous multiplayer game that casts players into procedurally-generated temples and tasks them with retrieving the sacred relics hidden within deadly chambers. Intrepid adventurers will dodge scores of hidden traps, leap treacherous chasms, and flee relentless guardians through branching paths until one of the relics are claimed or the devices of death overwhelm them. Be warned, you only get one attempt at each temple and failure or settling for a lesser relic means you will never see that temple again...

The cleverest players will use the phantom runs of failed attempts from other players to their advantage and avoid the missteps and mistakes that led to their doom. Once the legendary relic at the bottom of each temple is found, the temple goes away forever and becomes the priceless trophy of the skilled adventurer.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...iQaAmoWEALw_wcB



Out of Line is a very beautiful (looks like an oil painting, more or less) puzzle-platformer type thing which apparently has a spear-throwing mechanic.

quote:

A unique adventure game filled with beautiful puzzles all hand-drawn in an original 2D style . Out of Line follows the adventures of San in a quest to escape the Factory that was once home. Dive into a story set in a mysterious world that is revealed through multiple chapters.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1638450/Shipwreck_Escape/



Shipwreck Escape is exactly what it says on the tin, you control two characters in a damaged cruise ship in order to solve environmental puzzles and escape the sinking death trap. There's a demo available if anyone wants, I haven't played it yet.

quote:

Shipwreck Escape is a 2,5D immersive game with puzzle elements. The catastrophe happened when the cruise ship was sailing from Athens to Dubai. The main character is a croupier in a ship's casino and he got stuck in this sinking hell.

Solve the puzzles, save other passengers, control the two characters to walk through all levels to freedom, and find out the reason for the catastrophe.

Donnerberg
Dec 15, 2008



Hell Gem

Play posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/989440/Phantom_Abyss/



Phantom Abyss looks kind of interesting, although one issue I see is that there is basically no reason to rush through a certain level. Logic dictates that the person who first conquers a certain temple will be one who takes their time and goes slowly to avoid mistakes. Which isn't the most exciting gameplay, generally. Still, a neat idea. [...]

I've been playing Phantom Abyss for a couple of days now, and it's fun and addictive. Mirror's Edge meets Indiana Jones.

I thought it'd stress me out. I HATE being chased and want take my time finding secrets in games. This has a Spelunky ghost (or Resident Evil Mr.X) that pressures you to keep the pace up. It still worked out for me though. The movement controls are a bit floaty, but also so versatile that you can traverse the levels any way you want. It comes together to make a really rewarding loop where you bounce around to find treasures while dodging traps and the things chasing you.

Mind, I haven't gone to the hardest parts yet. They appear to be much more intense with more aggro chasers and more elaborate traps.

You start seeing familiar level segments pretty soon, though that works in its favor. There's a time trial feeling to it once you're familiar with a place and can rush through, picking up all the treasures. You don't really need to be fast. It's just fun to go fast.

The one negative thing I have to say is there's a bug that often disconnects you when you finish a run, resulting in you losing all the stuff you found. It sounds like they'll have it fixed in a few days. Maybe wait until then before picking it up. It's still alright with the bug, but it breaks progression.

Donnerberg fucked around with this message at 19:16 on Jun 24, 2021

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

Donnerberg posted:

This has a Spelunky ghost (or Resident Evil Mr.X) that pressures you to keep the pace up.

Ah! That makes sense and definitely addresses one of the concerns I had. I'd rather move fast and die more than move slowly and die less, especially in a first person parkour thing the sensation of speed is kinda crucial.

Popete posted:

It looks neat but apparently it's only like 90 minutes long, for $20 that's a bit steep.

Yeah I agree. Haven't finished it yet, but I will say that so far the puzzles do not strain the braincase. This is a very chill game in every way including difficulty. Not to say that you won't occasionally have to get rid of what you've built and start over to try it again.

Good Citizen
Aug 12, 2008




Oh weird I had somehow gotten it in my head that this was a remake of sword of mana which was itself a remake of final fantasy adventure. Turns out this is a whole different game. Never played this one. Neat

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

Play posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/...iQaAmoWEALw_wcB



Out of Line is a very beautiful (looks like an oil painting, more or less) puzzle-platformer type thing which apparently has a spear-throwing mechanic.

This one is really nice. Absolutely gorgeous with the oil-painting type look, interesting puzzle platforming, vague but intriguing story without any words. The spear mechanics are the unique part and they work amazingly well to come up with all kinds of puzzles and unique areas. Looks great and plays great. 11.69 right now which seems very fair.

Play posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1421790/Labyrinth_City_Pierre_the_Maze_Detective/

Labyrinth City: Pierre the Maze Detective is an adventure/puzzle game with some beautifully complex illustrations. Apparently this is based on a series of children's books created by Japanese artist Hirofumi Kamigaki.





I like this a lot too, although if you aren't interested in just taking in the art and the hilarious little details then you probably won't like it. You essentially just navigate through crazy mazes with tons of fun details, chasing a man who has a magic stone that can create a maze out of anything. There are collectible items hidden throughout each level, although you can also just go straight for the end. It actually can get hard occasionally when the way forward is less than clear. I wasn't familiar with the artist but it is really gorgeous.

New Games:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1333470/Alex_Kidd_in_Miracle_World_DX/



Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a remake of a game from 1986, at which point I had not yet been born. So I have never played or heard of this game, but it looks nice. I am intrigued and would like to try it.

quote:

Since his first appearance in 1986 with Alex Kidd in Miracle World, the iconic Alex Kidd makes his return to smash rocks, collect coins and tackle bosses once again in Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX!

Comprising of all levels from the original title as well as brand new levels which expand the lore of Alex Kidd, experience Miracle World like you’ve never seen it before with new animations, graphical detail and gameplay improvements.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/775500/SCARLET_NEXUS/




Scarlet Nexus is a very anime, DMC-looking kind of thing with combat and RPG elements/upgrading. You've probably all seen something or other about it, anyways it's out.

quote:

In the far distant future, a psionic hormone was discovered in the human brain, granting people extra-sensory powers and changed the world as we knew it. As humanity entered this new era, deranged mutants known as Others began to descend from the sky with a hunger for human brains. Highly resistant to conventional attack methods, extreme measures needed to be taken to battle the overwhelming threat and preserve humanity. Those with acute extra-sensory abilities, known as psionics, were our only chance to fight the onslaught from above. Since then, psionics have been scouted for their talents and recruited to the Other Suppression Force (OSF), humanity’s last line of defense.

And one I missed a few days ago:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1205170/Super_Magbot/



Super Magbot is a level-based platformer with the really fun mechanic of having two magnetic types, which either attract or repel from panels on the floor, walls and ceilings. There is no jumping, only magnetic powers. It also has a wonderfully goofy story where everything starts with 'mag' and Magsteroid the evil asteroid is stealing the magstar or something like that. Gameplay is good though, pretty tough but once you nail it most levels can be over in under 10 or 20 seconds.

quote:

The system of Magnetia is in great peril as an evil villain tears through the galaxy. It’s all down to one robot explorer to save the day – Magbot!
Armed with the power to control both positive (red) and negative (blue) magnetic polarities, Magbot must navigate through a myriad of challenging platforming environments to save his home planet of MagTek.

Chadzok
Apr 25, 2002



Play posted:

Alex Kidd in Miracle World DX is a remake of a game from 1986, at which point I had not yet been born. So I have never played or heard of this game, but it looks nice. I am intrigued and would like to try it.

Having been provided a Sega Master System instead of anything Nintendo when I was a child, this game was my Mario. Feel sad for me

AirRaid
Dec 21, 2004

Nose Manual + Super Sonic Spin Attack

Chadzok posted:

Having been provided a Sega Master System instead of anything Nintendo when I was a child, this game was my Mario. Feel sad for me

There were three sonic games for the master system and while they weren’t the same as the mega drive / genesis versions they were pretty legit. Alex Kidd in Miracle World was weird though. There was a part in some red castle where I would get stuck every time, it would just dead end weirdly and 7-8 year old me could never figure it out.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

I played it for like 15 minutes and the main impression is that it is freaking really hard. Definitely still got that retro thing where they made games insanely hard to make it seem like there was more game there.

Don't see many games these days where you could easily die a dozen times on what would normally be the tutorial level lol. If you even clip a single enemy you are dead, and I couldn't figure out of I could even kill them or not, maybe that comes later

Chadzok posted:

Having been provided a Sega Master System instead of anything Nintendo when I was a child, this game was my Mario. Feel sad for me

I didn't get my first console until I was able to save up money mowing lawns to get an n64 when I was like 14. Hell we didn't even have cable until after I left for college. So it could always be worse!

Play fucked around with this message at 09:04 on Jun 26, 2021

kirbysuperstar
Nov 11, 2012





Chadzok posted:

Having been provided a Sega Master System instead of anything Nintendo when I was a child, this game was my Mario. Feel sad for me

Miracle World is good, no shame there. It's not SMB1 (nothing was) but it's a good game!

Unlike Lost Stars and Enchanted Castle.

HOTLANTA MAN
Jul 4, 2010

I don't have a sugar daddy. I've never had a sugar daddy. If I wanted a sugar daddy, yes, I could probably go out and get one because I am what? Sickening! You could never have a sugar daddy because you are not that kind of girl.


Lipstick Apathy

Scarlet Nexus is p good if anybody's thinking about it. Its very anime but it reminds me of Astral Chain which was v fun but also very anime

DreadUnknown
Nov 4, 2020


kirbysuperstar posted:

Miracle World is good, no shame there. It's not SMB1 (nothing was) but it's a good game!

Unlike Lost Stars and Enchanted Castle.

Oh god I presume you mean Milons Enchanted Castle, gently caress that impossible lovely pile of trash.
Edit: Oh wait, its Milons Secret Castle duh.

Arsenic Lupin
Apr 11, 2012

This particularly rapid unintelligible patter isn't generally heard, and if it is, it doesn't matter.





I'm 21 hours in to Spellcaster University, and I don't recommend buying it. It's extremely grindy. The loop is draw a card, build a room or enhancement, wait for points to accumulate so you can draw another card. Periodically you get a popup letting you choose more students. Somewhat more periodically you get a popup that some faction or other wants you do do something, and your choices are controlled either by which cards you have or by how many points you have. At some point -- normally after you have committed to several classes -- the skull of the previous headmaster tells you that you have to pick some classes to specialize in, or in some overall magic category.

Very rarely, you get an interesting minigame where you're assembling a force of students to storm a dungeon. You pick the students, then decide whether to fight each battle or run. That's the major strategic part of the game, and it's a pity it's randomly triggered.

Note: There are magic categories (Nature, Arcane, that sort of thing) and then magic classes within those categories (herbalism, druidry, and that sort of thing). You can assign groups of students ("houses") priorities by category, but not by class.

The fundamental campaign is that you play four (five?) I forget individual schools and try to achieve bonuses by training the right sorts of wizard. Each school closes when the counter toward the Dark Lord's winning is reached. At that point you abandon the school and start afresh, with none of the advantages of the previous level. Each time you start a new school you have to take a deficit (students are slower, teachers are worse) and may take a bonus spellbook if you achieved any of the previous level's objectives.

At the last school, you are told that there are specific objectives you will have to reach in order to win, but what the objectives are only show up during gameplay.

The art and animation are really fun; it's nifty watching the wizards walk around, take classes, and occasionally get turned into pumpkins. The objectives are frequently annoying. For instance, when you get the "which classes to specialize in" popup, one choice may be to graduate midwives, meaning that you need to get students to specialize in Sacred magic, Heroic magic, and Herbalist magic. The problem is that Sacred and Heroic are subclasses of Light, and Herbalism is a subclass of Nature. This means that if, say, you got a card for Druidry and started that class, some of your Nature students are going to go take Druidry when they should be taking Herbalism. It's a matter of chance.

So. Most of the time you're a passive passenger watching students walk around and occasionally turn into pumpkins. This pales.

Good Citizen
Aug 12, 2008



Disgaea 6 releases tomorrow (tonight? I have no idea how switch release times work) and in general the reviews seem kinda middling. It has an AI battle gambit-like system, the numbers go higher than ever, and the series transitioned to 3d models, but reports are that the writing/characters are less good than other entries. It's a mainline Disgaea game, though, so you probably already know if you're going to pass on it or spend 100s of hours getting ready to fight Prinny Baal, and I'm definitely doing the latter.

chglcu
May 17, 2007

I'm so bored with the USA.

Good Citizen posted:

but reports are that the writing/characters are less good than other entries.

Judging from the five or so hours I’ve put into a couple different Disgaea games, that’s impressive in its own way.

OgNar
Oct 26, 2002

They tapdance not, neither do they fart

Good Citizen posted:

Disgaea 6 releases tomorrow (tonight? I have no idea how switch release times work) and in general the reviews seem kinda middling. It has an AI battle gambit-like system, the numbers go higher than ever, and the series transitioned to 3d models, but reports are that the writing/characters are less good than other entries. It's a mainline Disgaea game, though, so you probably already know if you're going to pass on it or spend 100s of hours getting ready to fight Prinny Baal, and I'm definitely doing the latter.

A preview if you want


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agaJZQayo7U

Mayveena
Dec 27, 2006

People keep vandalizing my ID photo; I've lodged a complaint with HR


Good Citizen posted:

Disgaea 6 releases tomorrow (tonight? I have no idea how switch release times work) and in general the reviews seem kinda middling. It has an AI battle gambit-like system, the numbers go higher than ever, and the series transitioned to 3d models, but reports are that the writing/characters are less good than other entries. It's a mainline Disgaea game, though, so you probably already know if you're going to pass on it or spend 100s of hours getting ready to fight Prinny Baal, and I'm definitely doing the latter.

There's also a demo you should download to see if the performance issues are too bad for you to want to play. They weren't for me, but I'm not generally fussy about performance.

Mr. Trampoline
May 16, 2010


I checked out the Japanese reviews for Disgaea 6 on Amazon about a month or two ago, most were pretty mediocre. Generally they talked about how a lot of the systems are simplified, how many classes were removed because of the switch to 3D, and that the developers were trying to appeal to a more casual audience by adding auto-battle but it turned off the dedicated fans.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Mr. Trampoline posted:

I checked out the Japanese reviews for Disgaea 6 on Amazon about a month or two ago, most were pretty mediocre. Generally they talked about how a lot of the systems are simplified, how many classes were removed because of the switch to 3D, and that the developers were trying to appeal to a more casual audience by adding auto-battle but it turned off the dedicated fans.

As a filthy casual, the word "auto-battle" is making my ears perk up.

Good Citizen
Aug 12, 2008



StrixNebulosa posted:

As a filthy casual, the word "auto-battle" is making my ears perk up.

The auto battle is actually supposed to be the most well implemented new thing. I hear it has a ffxii style gambit system that lets you set up the AI for individual characters. Sounds cool

OgNar
Oct 26, 2002

They tapdance not, neither do they fart

Auto battle is a toggle

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

New games:



Sun Haven is releasing in Early Access. A fantasy farming/life/romance type game with three different worlds (not sure if they are all in there now) and 7 races. Haven't played this one, not generally my thing.

quote:

Build your farm and relationships with townsfolk, or forge ahead on a quest of magic, monsters, and dragons. Level up through a skill tree in 8 person multiplayer, or adventure solo!

You’ve just arrived in Sun Haven, a medieval town full of people from all walks of life doing their best to make their beloved town thrive as it once did. As a farmer, miner, fisher, warrior, craftsman, and even a mage, you’ll find that adventure awaits you here. Your hard work will let you upgrade your farm, restore shops in Sun Haven, and even bring in new neighbors! As you bring the hustle and bustle back to town, the EXP you earn from each quest will help you level up to advance through a main questline journey. The main quest itself takes you through two captivating towns outside of Sun Haven. The mythical Elven town of Nel’Vari rests deep in the forest where the Elves live in balance with nature. The rumored monster city of Withergate features a bustling nightlife that never ends - literally - since the city is covered in neverending darkness. Your experience in these places will grow your skills dramatically, but how you focus that growth is entirely up to you. If you prefer a sword in hand, then slash away by all means. But if a watering can is more your style, then there are nonviolent alternatives to overcome dangerous encounters - even with the final boss! Either way, it’s up to you to wield your abilities and become the hero of your own story.



Loopindex is a puzzle game where you control two robots and can loop commands, albeit in a very basic way. Played a few levels and seems like a pretty decent puzzler, apparently it has over 70 levels which is neat. Could also be fun to play with a friend but I don't have those.

quote:

It's time to explore the virtual land of Loopindex!

Its vast, uncharted lands are full of puzzles to solve! Play alone, or team up with a robo-friend, and use logic and timing to clear each area. The difficulty will test your ingenuity as you explore the unique “loop mechanic” at the core of the gameplay loop. You’ll take on levels full of traps and discovery, befriend virtual creatures, and even battle against cool bosses.



Curved Space is a pretty interesting little action shooter where you control a small craft that hovers on surfaces and so can be on the top, bottom, side etc. of structures like asteroids or space stations. Do combat with various kinds of space spiders in what seems so far to be a branching storyline where you choose your timeline. A good number of different weapons, some very unique, and a unique lashing and dashing mechanic. Camera was really bothering me in this one as it pointed down too much and I couldn't see far enough ahead, but increasing the field of view and camera height helped a ton.

quote:

Curved Space is an intense arcade-style twin-stick shooter that takes the classic formula and plunges it into the weirdest reaches of space. Battle cosmic space-invading spiders across curved landscapes where bullets hug the terrain while the horizon drops sharply out of sight.

Inspired by arcade classics, players will have to hunt for weapon power-ups and upgrades while dodging enemy fire, blasting interdimensional bugs, and wrangling some enormous boss monsters. Simple to learn as you fight your way through the branching story-driven campaign, but tough to master as you chase the glory of the leaderboards.

And what looks like another remake, Wonder Boy: Asha in Monster World:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suvbLlN87q4

Donnerberg
Dec 15, 2008



Hell Gem

Play posted:

https://store.steampowered.com/app/989440/Phantom_Abyss/



Phantom Abyss looks kind of interesting, although one issue I see is that there is basically no reason to rush through a certain level. Logic dictates that the person who first conquers a certain temple will be one who takes their time and goes slowly to avoid mistakes. Which isn't the most exciting gameplay, generally. Still, a neat idea.

Phantom Abyss fixed its disconnection problems today. I highly recommend it to anyone who's into first person platforming. Spelunk through temples, get chased by temple guardians, steal relics. Good times. The game hits a point where you have all the unlocks and there's no incentive to keep playing, but it's a fun ride all the way there.

It's cool how it incorporates the ghost-runs of anyone who's died in a given temple too. They become time trial ghosts like from racing games. They'll interact with temple traps, which can both screw you over or help you, and you should try outrunning them to loot chests before they open them.

Tombot
Oct 21, 2008


Fun tip: if you are the first person to open a chest, even with your whip, all the coins that spill out will go right to you from any distance away. There are some things I don't understand though, like what exactly causes new whips to spawn, I think it has somthing to do with the relics, but I cannot be sure.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Weird timing for a release but hey, new Ys!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1351630/Ys_IX_Monstrum_Nox/

quote:

Game info: port is good, translation is accurate.
It was the first Ys game i played (picked normal) and i had some difficulty adjusting to the gamepace and such early, lategame was a breeze.
Can't really compare the story to other games of this series, but it was enjoyable (though pretty predictable). I totally recommend playing this game overall.

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

StrixNebulosa posted:

Weird timing for a release but hey, new Ys!

This week and last week have been basically the worst weeks for new game releases that there's been all year. You seem to suggest that there is a reason for that, what might that be?

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Play posted:

This week and last week have been basically the worst weeks for new game releases that there's been all year. You seem to suggest that there is a reason for that, what might that be?

The steam summer sale! Even for Ys I ain't laying down 60$ when I'm catching deals instead. You should get yourself to the Summer Gift Train before the sale ends on the 8th!

Play
Apr 25, 2006

So I roll with a rolling thunder
And I howl with the howling wind
And I drift downstream for as long as it takes
To get up and around the bend

StrixNebulosa posted:

The steam summer sale! Even for Ys I ain't laying down 60$ when I'm catching deals instead. You should get yourself to the Summer Gift Train before the sale ends on the 8th!

I'll definitely join next year, the issue is I don't really have a useful wishlist since I rarely use the feature, so almost everything on it hasn't even been released yet and most isn't in the right price frame. I've begun using it a lot more so next year I should have a decent selection of actually released games that aren't too pricy. Thank you for the invitation though!

El Generico
Feb 3, 2009

Nobody outrules the Marquise de Cat!


Mr. Trampoline posted:

I checked out the Japanese reviews for Disgaea 6 on Amazon about a month or two ago, most were pretty mediocre. Generally they talked about how a lot of the systems are simplified, how many classes were removed because of the switch to 3D, and that the developers were trying to appeal to a more casual audience by adding auto-battle but it turned off the dedicated fans.

Auto-battle sounds good to me, but "simplified systems" is the last thing I want to hear about a Disgaea game...

EDIT: The Famitsu reviews are pretty kind: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/01/famitsu_delivers_its_verdict_on_disgaea_6_defiance_of_destiny

Good Citizen
Aug 12, 2008



El Generico posted:

Auto-battle sounds good to me, but "simplified systems" is the last thing I want to hear about a Disgaea game...

EDIT: The Famitsu reviews are pretty kind: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2021/01/famitsu_delivers_its_verdict_on_disgaea_6_defiance_of_destiny

We have a thread for D6 now listed somewhere above but the general consensus is if you already like Disgaea then you will probably like this one as well. Most of the simplification is for the good, outside of some of the item world changes which make the place a bit dull

Mayveena
Dec 27, 2006

People keep vandalizing my ID photo; I've lodged a complaint with HR


Good Citizen posted:

We have a thread for D6 now listed somewhere above but the general consensus is if you already like Disgaea then you will probably like this one as well. Most of the simplification is for the good, outside of some of the item world changes which make the place a bit dull

Agreed. A game for the fans.

El Generico
Feb 3, 2009

Nobody outrules the Marquise de Cat!


Mayveena posted:

Agreed. A game for the fans.

Ahh, now I’m excited again! :D

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


https://store.steampowered.com/app/1562230/Entity_Researchers/

Early access

quote:

Entity Researchers is a dark turn-based roguelike with over 150 enemies and millions of items.

quote:

this is one of the most interesting & unique games i've played in a long time. it feels like a roguelike turn-based rhythm game with heavy collecting & crafting elements, and even has an in-game market of sorts to boot. the music is also great and a lot of fun. it's certainly an early access game, but it already plays really well & is super addictive. definitely give it a go.

Lord_Pigeonbane
Nov 24, 2002

Just the ladies, now!

A turn based rhythm game?

Dancer
May 23, 2011

Fly me away on the wings of an angel.




Lord_Pigeonbane posted:

A turn based rhythm game?

If you are unaware of the concept, and it appeals to you, and don't yet know Crypt of the Necrodancer, then you should buy it right this moment.

StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


Lord_Pigeonbane posted:

A turn based rhythm game?

I bought it and played it, and :psyduck:

It looks like a turn-based roguelike except that when you bump into enemies, you're put into an Earthbound/Undertale style rhythm battle, where you select an attack and then have to get the timing right to execute it. And press space at the right moments to scan enemies.

The aesthetics are killer, the game is WEIRD and I don't even know how to evaluate it, it's like it came from another planet. I really like it!

Aerox
Jan 8, 2012



Does anyone know what the completion condition is for the quest in the beginning to "Pass your EIRINet Trial?" I've run a bunch of missions and it hasn't completed yet, and I don't see any way to look up what the goals of it actually are.

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StrixNebulosa
Feb 14, 2012

You cheated not only the game, but yourself.
But most of all, you cheated BABA


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