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Digimon World -next 0rder- impressions@story clear

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Credits rolled at 13:55, whereas Cyber Sleuth clocked in at something like 50 hours since I did most sidequests. This illustrates the type of game Next Order is. Cyber Sleuth is, by all means, a regular monster-collecting RPG with a heavy focus on story. It’s got enough stuff to appeal to people who aren’t particularly fans of Digimon or those who grew out of it as the second half gives strong SMT vibes and the world and characters are really rich. The battles were the regular turn-based business and you could carry around many Digimon with you and stick even more in the farm. Rather than a normal RPG, Next Order is more like a pseudo open-world monster raising game. You can only have two Digimon at once, and you have to care for them like actual digital pets until the day they die, at which then they turn back into an egg and you can start the raising process from the beginning again. I tried describing it to people and they said it sounds like Digimon 1, if that says anything.

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Luminous Arc Infinity – thoughts

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Too lazy to write anything legit so here are some afterthoughts for a game I played on and off for over a month. Luminous Arc Infinity is the latest entry in the Luminous Arc series produced by Marvelous. The developer of the original series, Imageepoch, had nothing to do with this entry as they were making Stella Glow and going bankrupt.

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Tokyo Xanadu

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An action RPG by Falcom, creator of the Ys and Legend of Heroes series. Tokyo Xanadu is in some ways like the current-gen iteration of Nayuta no Kiseki, being a marriage of action combat and the story progression in recent Kiseki games. It’s also handled by newer members of Falcom and targeted at newcomers, and uses the same engine and graphical style as Sen no Kiseki/Trails of Cold Steel. Unlike Falcom’s usual fantasy games, Tokyo Xanadu is set in modern day Japan at a normal high school.

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Makaishin Trillion – Review

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There was a fiasco at Nippon-Ichi Software (NIS) a while back, where the Disgaea 4 director left the company for Compile Heart. He was also the director for The Guided Fate Paradox and Zettai Hero Project, the latter of which being one of my favorite NIS games. At Compile Heart he and his team developed Makaishin Trillion under the Makai Ichiban-kan label, which feels like a NIS title through and through.

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Root Double Review

2015-09-23-004059

An all-ages ADV about nine people trapped in the underground part of a lab with a nuclear reactor melting down in the center. Explosions happened simultaneously, the security system malfunctioned, areas are on fire, staircases are destroyed, and the gate that leads to the ground floor is tightly shut. Furthermore, the nuclear radiation level is rising by the minute and the drug that protects users from exposure to radiation is in short supply and has to be re-taken every hour. There are nine hours until the gate is scheduled to open.

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Ray Gigant Review

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Experience Inc., a company known for their Wizardry-style Dungeon RPGs that offer full party customization and dungeons of traps, try their hand at a more story-focused approach in their collaboration with Bandai Namco. Boasting anime sequences and 2D animated characters in battle, Ray Gigant appears to be an ambitious effort.

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Robotics;Notes Review

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The success of Steins;Gate brought upon a successor with an ambitious budget, boasting animated 3D models instead of static sprites, anime cutscenes, and a bunch of side element like mini-games and an in-game VR app that adds on to the “game” part of the ADV. It gets so caught up in its side features that it forgets why its predecessor was so successful, in fact!

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熱血異能部活譚 Trigger Kiss – thoughts

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…Which shall now be referred simply as Trigger Kiss due to how cumbersome the full title is to type out in any language. This is an otome game for the PS Vita that tries it’s hardest to be a cross between a sports and a battle shounen manga at the same time. The year is 2085, and a portion of the human population have developed superpowers. Team battles between superpower users are an established high school sport, with most high schools having a super power club that trains to fight against other schools in tournaments. The protagonist, Futaba, is the daughter of a famous superpower user, but decided to have nothing to do with powers after an incident five years ago. Nevertheless, word travels fast and upon her transfer to Akizuki High School, she gets tricked into joining their superpower club. The reason? Their first regional matchup is tomorrow and they don’t have enough members to form a team.

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