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Astria Ascending

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Kem0sabe, Aug 23, 2021.

  1. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    https://astria-ascending.com/

    https://store.steampowered.com/app/1121780/Astria_Ascending/

    Releasing on all platforms 21 September, 2021




    Explore the vast and beautiful world of Orcanon

    Visit five different cities populated by unique creatures and solve more than 20 dangerous dungeons. With over 50 hours of game-play and a range of fun mini-games - including shoot ‘em ups, an original fantasy-themed card game and challenging environmental puzzles.

    A grand tale of fate and sacrifice

    Immerse yourself in a fascinating narrative rife with betrayal, sacrifice and terrors. A story based around adult characters, Astria Ascending offers a more mature experience and extensive dialog.

    A rewarding turn-based combat system

    Fight over 200 different monsters in captivating, turn-based combat. Collect and summon legendary beasts into the fight and build up your power to wield legendary Cosmo Breaks.

    Meet an unforgettable cast of characters

    Pick from eight customizable characters spanning a range of fantastical races and skills, and assemble a heroic team that must sacrifice everything to save the world. With 20 classes to choose from and an array of unique skills to command, their fates are doomed, but the world is not.

    A hand-drawn adventure crafted with skill and passion

    From a team featuring developers from Final Fantasy, Nier Automata and Bravely Default, Astria Ascending includes full voice acting in Japanese and English, a traditionally animated, fully hand-drawn 2D world and a dynamic weather system.


     
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    Been eyeballing this one
     
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  3. Siveon Bot

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    Should be noted this was a mobile game with a completely different name and gameplay.

    I just find that interesting, it's not a knock against thr game.
     
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  4. Kem0sabe Arcane

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  5. Zyondyne Educated

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    LMAO.

    What a joke. Releasing a game on Steam with no m&k support considering the fact that this is a JRPG - you're basically only scrolling through menus most of the time. And I heard it's a port of a mobile game too, which makes it even more hilarious.

    The pixel art looked interesting, but yeah, this is a hard pass for me, folks.
     
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  6. Arthandas Arbiter

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    Which are almost always played with a pad... I have no problems with this not supporting a keyboard, I wouldn't use it anyway.
    There's literally no pixel art in this.
     
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  7. Zyondyne Educated

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    It's not about what JRPGs are traditionally played with (JRPGs being anyway mostly released on consoles), it's about releasing a game on PC with no support for M&K. It's not some fighting game where it's almost impossible to play it otherwise due to the nature of the game. You're pointing at menu options most of the time, there's nothing a simple mouse pointer couldn't do. Probably not even that hard to implement considering the fact that this is a revamped mobile game. I honestly don't know what's there to defend here, the laziness of the developers for properly porting a game on PC, when there's simply no logical reason in this world such game couldn't be played with a mouse? Lmao. Now I don't know the intricacies of the engine they used, but if they managed to make a mobile port compatible with controllers, making it m&k compatible (or at least keyboard compatible) is definitely no rocket science, nor expensive to make. It's just that, laziness and not giving a f*ck. And pretty much a red flag for the port as a whole.

    Besides, "I personally don't need it so there's no reason for this vital key feature to exist (on a PC game)" is honestly not an argument for anything.

    Yeah, my mistake on that one. From afar the characters looked like highly detailed sprites, but I just zoomed in and is indeed plain 2D art. It's still interesting art though.
     
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  9. Reinhardt Arcane

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    So how is it?
     
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  10. Rean The only Rean Patron

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    Ok, that's an interesting set of thighs, she definitely hits the calves hard on leg day...

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    How's her face though?

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    Hmmmm...
     
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  11. Jermu Learned

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    been playing for 3 hours, so far enjoying it. My main problem is that side quests have a lot of running around for stupid shit but fast travel system is good. Random battles are quite slow speed up button would be handy.

    Also I would advice to change difficulty to hard.

    Think my favorite part so far is the art style. No buyers remorse yet.
     
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