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KickStarter Bloodstained - Koji Igarashi's new metroidvania game

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by LivingOne, Mar 17, 2014.

  1. Perkel Arcane

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    Just got interesting shard. Basically it is sword which you can summon as familiar but when you don't use it you can actually use it as normal sword. And power of that sword depends on familiar power so rank/grade/lvl


    edit: Lol i found glasses which makes you play at 200% zoom. Love itemization in this game. It is way interesting than any igavania game. Also it seems like attack power now rely more on character level and other equipment than just weapon itself. I am currently trying to master skill from Basselard which throws knife and i don't have much problems playing despite using essentially one of the first weapons.

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  2. Perkel Arcane

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    OK game has FF9 weapon skill equipment system. Just confirmed it.
    Basically you have skills on limited set of equipment which you need to master and then you can use those skills on weapon type not just on those few weapons.

    So i learned throw with Basselard and now i can use that skill on Kukri which doesn't have that skill.

    Nice.
     
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  3. Exhuminator Learned

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    I started playing this yesterday, have got 2 hours in thus far. I think it's safe to say this is legit. As someone's who's beaten every "Igavania", Bloodstained is easily of the same caliber, albeit evolved in impressive ways. To be honest this game is basically Order of Ecclesia II... and that's a damn good thing. I love it, highly recommended.
     
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  4. Urthor Arbiter Patron

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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    ohhh that's how it works
     
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  5. Why take a single name when you can have them both Arcane Zionist Agent

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    So far this is the first crowdfunded game I backed that hasn't been a disappointment. Thank you, Iga and the team :love:
     
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  6. Silentstorm Educated

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    I wish i had backed this game, but hey, i guess pre-ordering and getting the DLC is already good!

    But yeah, this game is certainly not another Mighty No.9 and it's only getting more content in the future, certainly worth checking out, so...Bloodstained is a franchise that has two good games already, it may be an answer to Castlevania, but it's a damn good one and Konami isn't doing much these days so, yeah, i hope we get more Bloodstained games in the future, in both metroidvania and classic platformer styles.
     
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  7. RoSoDude Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Ah, so Nightmare Mode is just Hard Mode Max Level 1 from PoR/OoE. I always prefer to tackle that in NG+ so I have all of my options from the getgo and I just need to use them right; all execution and no grinding. Looks like I'll do one run of Normal to blast through the game at a relaxed pace, one run of Hard Mode for a challenge, and then NG+ that file into Nightmare for a brutal test of my skills. This was the best way to play Igarashi's previous games IMO, so I'm glad it's back.

    Thank you Iga, very cool :love:
     
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  8. Why take a single name when you can have them both Arcane Zionist Agent

    Why take a single name when you can have them both
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    Just found Crissaegrim lite from a Killer Barber :positive:
     
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  9. Curratum Savant

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    O snap! And I thought the drill sword was cool!
     
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  10. Curratum Savant

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    Flying sword cheese time! Man, this game is SO good! Seeing the samurai dude for the second time, seeing what he does... He is going to be hella fun to play! :bounce:
     
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  11. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    The fairy familiar tells you when there's a breakable wall there
     
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  12. Curratum Savant

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    What showed you breakable walls in SotN? The fairy or the fat devil with the pitchfork?
     
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  13. IceyD Educated

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    40% in and i'm pretty addicted. love expanding the castle and my arsenal.

    my gripes would be:

    - while the game looks pretty decent, the only animation that gets me is the running. just looks chunky.
    - character design is tacky and overdone IMO
    - very bland storytelling and cutscenes
    - not much identity or atmosphere to get immersed in. just feels like a fun-house of goofy creatures and kickstarter shout outs.
     
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  14. Perkel Arcane

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    Spent 50 minutes leveling.... chair. Love some of the skills.
     
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  15. Curratum Savant

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    Haha, what the fuck? Can you explain in more detail? :D
     
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  16. Grauken Arcane Patron

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    Had my first fatal crash, especially after I hadn't saved in some time, grrrr
     
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  17. Why take a single name when you can have them both Arcane Zionist Agent

    Why take a single name when you can have them both
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    Found new Katana techniques :obviously:

    Show Spoiler


    Sansetsuzan 236 + Attack

    Crimson Blizzard 2146 + Attack

     
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  18. Hyperion Magister

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    The first one can be used 3 times in a row for massive damage. :obviously:

    Blood Grinder Knight rare drop is the Spiral Sword, a Great Sword that hits up to 5x in a single swing.
     
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  19. Why take a single name when you can have them both Arcane Zionist Agent

    Why take a single name when you can have them both
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    So far, I've killed every enemy so many times I get all their drops before I move on to new areas +M

    It's not as tedious as it sounds since global drop rates are much higher than in classic Igavanias and even on hard enemies die pretty quickly.
     
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  20. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Also 24K peak players. This is higher than all-time peaks of Deadfire, They Are Billions, Divinity: Original Sin 1, and Nier: Automata.
     
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  21. Jinn Arcane

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    Hopefully this all means we're going to be seeing a lot more from Iga's studio in the future. Top selling is a good sign, because that means it's not just a bunch of the ~65,000 backers playing it, but a bunch of fresh purchasers as well. All-in-all, this release blew every expectation I had for this game out of the water, including how successfully it would sell. It's so nice when these things actually go well.
     
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  22. Pretty Prophet

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    This game is seriously GUD.
     
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  23. Perkel Arcane

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    Nice game has few endings. Just got probably the worst one...
     
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  24. Perkel Arcane

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    You can get "summon chair" shard. You summon it and you can sit on it. You start with wooden chair and with each rank and grade you get better looking chairs...

    :shredder:
     
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  25. Villagkouras Arbiter

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    One of the songs reminds me of Crucified by Army of Lovers.

    Anyway, I haven't played a Castlevania game before, but this one is dope, I'm hooked.
     
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