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Anime Evenicle - Alice Soft RPG game-game but not-Rance

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Haba, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Pity thread.

    https://vndb.org/v16640





    You can buy it for moneyz here: https://www.mangagamer.com/detail.php?goods_type=1&product_code=1061
     
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  2. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    I was somewhat excited for this until I saw the price tag.
     
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    I hope they release a box version. At this price it's better to pay some more to get a collector's box.
     
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  4. Hobo Elf Arcane

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    For 45 burgerclap dollars I'd expect the actual game to be good rather than merely good for what it is.
     
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  5. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    Yeah, it is the Japanese pricing. Jap version lauched at ~70€.

    If you want a boxed copy, I'd get the japanese one:

    https://item.mercari.com/jp/m98385947964/

    They still have proper sized ones in nippon. Unfortunately Rance boxes are hard to find. Did get me 大帝国 for 5€ though.
     
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  6. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    Well, getting the Japanese version is always an option, but mangagamer sold box copy of Rance VI, so that's where my expectation came from.

    Anyway, anyone want to give a short review of this? Have you played it Haba you don't seem too impressed.
     
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  7. Haba Harbinger of Decline Patron

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    I only tried the demo. Check the gameplay video above.

    The style is a turn-off for me, was hoping for someone else to die for our sins. And to tell if there is some kind of a redeeming twist to it later in the game.
     
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    I'm about 3/4 ths finished with the game.

    I'd say it's somewhere between the Rance series and Eiyuu Senki in terms of quality.

    It's definitely an Alicesoft game though, not some bowdlerized eroge like I was expecting.

    As in expect to witness some really fucked up things in game that actually serve a point.

    There are twists and enough world building to exceed that of most RPGs I've played, as is usually the case with Alicesoft.

    The "reason" for the world's existence is particularly interesting.

    Though some of the ADV can feel contrived.

    The music is above average, the art style hit or miss but mostly hit.

    Gameplay is serviceable (not anywhere near SR) and at times a bit clever, you'll know what I mean when you hit your first or second chapter boss.

    Worth the price point.
     
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  10. Nirvash Learned

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    Can i abuse the idiot shota mc?
     
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    He's not entirely what you'd expect from the art in terms of character. Less rape and murder but equivalent levels of blatant degeneracy.

    As is not a beta (he outright tells many women he wants to fuck them within 5 minutes of meeting them) and not entirely insufferable. He definitely puts his "wives" through the paces.

    And they draw him like rance in the H scenes
     
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  12. Nirvash Learned

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    You assume i did not make rance get assfucked by the bird guy every single time?
     
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    At least there is something to spend my millions on

    [​IMG]
     
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    Finally, a thread for this game.
    So, how long is this?
    Does it include the Rance mini-expansion thing? It doesn't seem to be the case so far.
     
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    I'm on the last chapter. It's probably between 30-40 hours if you don't skip the Cutscenes and complete the optional battles and side quests, some of which are missable.

    I would guess there's some post game stuff that would justify grinding to 99 as I'm around lvl 70 nearing the final boss.

    Don't know anything about the mini expansion
     
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    Don't think so. There is only one specific island with 15th megamonster where regular monsters can hit pretty hard. Everything else can be beaten much earlier.
    I was just grinding for money to buy upgrade items in final shop.
    And was really lucky with
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    Got 4 in one hour in storm seas. And it's fifth while doing saints subquest.
     
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    can you H the level goddess at 99?
     
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    Finished game with lvl 97. Missing 1 CG.
     
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    Also after finishing game i don't understand
    why (open)
    he's still called half-dragon if for countless generations his EVERY male ancestor was mating with dragons? Half-dragon was only the Arthur's direct son, with each new generation they should be less and less human. Or dragons have one drop rule?
     
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    This is why I don't really like this senran kagura artstyle, it doesn't really match the characters and how the writers wrote them. Should have drawn Asta more like shounen manga protag instead of loser harem protag. The first sister had a voice that didn't match her character design, too.

    Or not really, but still I don't really like the artstyle.
     
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  21. Rodcocker Literate

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    Hmm. I might give this a shot. Even a non top-standard AliceSoft gets me more excited than the current dross.

    So the story/world/characters are enjoyable? And the combat has some depth to it?

    If Sengoku Rance and Rance X are 10/10, and Beat Blades Haruka is a 2/10 - how does this one rate?
     
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  22. duanth123 Arcane

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    Like a 7

    Battle Goddess series being an 8

    Rance VI and Kamidori being a 9

    I think the ending/sequel bait also elevates it a little.

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    you basically realize through another character's dialogue that the MC is a low key sociopath being enabled as a tool of mass slaughter just so he can maintain a system that lets him fuck more and more women
     
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  23. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    I just recently started playing it (inb4 piracy is wrong, etc.) yes on the former, but I think the combat mechanic is not very deep, although the skill system can be somewhat interesting.
     
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  24. Jason Liang Cipher

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    I have not heard anything bad about Evenicle so they must have improved the Rance Quest formula a lot.

    I'm pretty sure people will not be this satisfied with RQ/ RQM.
     
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  25. deama Savant

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    Alright so I played the game for several hours and here are my thoughts:
    It's ok so far, it has the same problem most of these games have, word padding (or at least it's not that fun to read).
    The MC isn't great, but he's not bad either. I like the fact that he speaks his mind (and goes with it if it does work), but he's a bit too nice/righteous tbh.

    The waifu stuff wasn't too bad in the beginning, but it became problematic when they introduced the second waifu. It basically became too hard to keep track of my emotions for them, so I just started skipping everything more often, which ended up making the problem even worse.

    The combat in the game is fine I think. You get to find skills from chests and can equip them if you have enough skill points. Some skills are straight up damage dealers or buffs, but others are passives like +20% exp gain or being able to view enemies' weakness points. There's also some challenging(optional) boss fights, though you can just grind past them.

    I think I'll be dropping this one cause it's just too annoying to keep track of my 2 waifus, and it's gonna get even worse later on; plus the word padding is kinda annoying too.
     
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