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Squeenix New Crawler "Dungeon Encounters" by Square Enix, budget lower than the rpgcodex server costs

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Thac0, Oct 1, 2021.

  1. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    https://square-enix-games.com/games/dungeon-encounters





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    Game is advertised with the tagline THINK!

    Producer: Hiroaki Kato
    Director: Hiroyuki Ito
    Character Design: Ryoma Ito
    Music: Nobuo Uematsu

    Absurdly stacked development team, might be good despite the strange presentation.
     
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  2. Duraframe300 Arcane

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    Hiroyuki Ito

    MOTHERFUCKER IS ALIVE.
     
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  3. Adenocaulon Educated

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    Why not first person

    And probably it will sell better than 3d-first person crawlers

    :negative:
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Hiroyuki Ito, the Man, the Myth, the Janitor.
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    Fuck it. Pre-ordered on Switch. It was $24, and I had $3 credit.
     
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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
     
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  8. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    Combat without mana or consumables?
    Honestly everything about this sounds risky, top down dungeon exploration where you can see the entire dungeon at once and extremely simplified combat are worrying points.
    It looks very fast and slick however.
    I am on the fence, will probably buy if the first good reviews roll in.
     
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    It looks simplified to the point of irrelevance. I'll keep an eye on it and maybe I'll be surprised, but nothing looks good about this one at this point.
     
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  10. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    Simplifying both combat and dungeon crawling is a bit bizarre for a blobber.

    This game looks like going to your favourite steak house and seeing a new dish there, a steak with ketchup.
    The cut is high grade meat, the place is good at preparing meat, you know the chef cook, but ketchup?
    Is this some special fancy ketchup or are they just dumping Heinz on it?
    Is this some special meat that goes well with ketchup?
    What is Square doing?
     
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  11. Empary Learned

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    30 FUCKIN DOLARS?
     
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    They put more work in the animations of your character moving in that "dungeon" than in battles.
     
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    Giving me Labyrinth of Touhou vibes from the video, and that's not a bad thing. Cautiously wishlisting and seeing if combat is any good, because that's what will make or break this one.
     
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    Anyone notice that the music basically consists of a a rock version of the Prelude from Bizet's Arlesienne Suite, a jazz version of Beethoven's Pathetique Sonata (Middle movement) for general overmap, and a heavy metal version of the Baba Yaga picture from Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition as the combat music?
     
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    Did I see Totoro as one of the possible party members?
     
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    Tbh this looks as low effort as you can get.
    If this was an indie dev ppl would already shit on it.
    Doubt this will turn out good.
     
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    Gameplay Loop in general. Can actually see this turn out quite fun, though A LOT has to click here.
     
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  18. Adenocaulon Educated

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    Like the new logo of Bandai Namco
     
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    Would be hyped if it was first person blobber
     
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  20. Lord of Riva Prophet Patron

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    hahaha no.
     
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    Nah, more of Wizrogue vibes.
     
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    Are we in a new golden age of jap blobbers? This year alone 5 or 6 games of medium to good range of quality have come out. We have two alone this month, this game and the yomi western release.
     
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  23. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    Honestly? We are in the beginning of a new JRPG Golden Age in general.

    Since 2016:
    Persona 5 showed that the traditional turn based JRPG can still make tons of money.
    Atlus advances from a niche developer to a genre staple.
    Shin Megami Tensei returns on a home console and Persona 4 gets a PC port.

    The Switch becomes a successfull platform where medium budget JRPG platforms can sell way above their budget again.
    Octopath Traveller is the first game to capitalise on that, showing that not even turn based JRPGs are still in demand, but even ultra traditional SNES style JRPGs.
    This kickstarts a niche genre rennaissance, with the blobber soaring to be as popular as it has ever been.

    Square Enix gets their fucking shit together!
    They return to a formula where they allow their talents to make low budget arthousy projects inbetween to not burn out, and game quality rises across the board.
    Nier becomes fucking mainstream., Yoko Taro becomes a household name on the scale of Kojima.
    Old Dragon Quests get sensible ports to English for the first time in who knows how long, ending the decade break the series has been on in the West since DQ IX.
    They even revive SaGa from God knows where, a series that hasn't seen the light in who knows how many years.
    We even got Kingdom Hearts III, although that could have been better.

    Some Bonus Rounds:
    Fire Emblem Awakening single handedly revives the Fire Emblem IP, Fates almost kills it, 3 Houses revives it AGAIN, this time greater than ever.
    Xenoblade is becoming a god damn AAA JRPG IP, with Monolith Soft games selling better and better, and by their fans with no loss of quality.
    Tales of Arise and Atelier Ryza suddenly boom in success, setting those two series up to make the next jump from niche to AA.
    Falcom is god knows how still around, and is getting more successfull with every game through a loyal fanbase.
    Level-5 gets revived at the eleventh hour by the Ni No Kuni IP becoming really popular in Korea.

    The JRPG era since 2016, defined by the late PS4, Switch and the buddings of the Japanese trusting in the PC, has the potential to go down as one of the greatest of the genre, on par with SNES, PSX, PS2.
    There is so much amazing shit in the genre happening lately that even this wall of text probably misses half the good stuff, like Rune Factory and Neo TWEWY.
     
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  24. Lord of Riva Prophet Patron

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    Just on that note I disagree with your position.
    While awakening revived the game series and Fates failed to exploit it (even though Fates has a lot of great mechanics, it's narrative is just ass) *both* fates and Three Houses spell decline for the Series.

    While the Reach on the Switch is a lot better and Three houses is not a bad game per se it does not seem to realize what Fire Emblem made a good Series. Just as with PoR and RD trying to appeal to mainstream on console and exploit it's customer base spells decline, not incline. Normal people do not play slow burning RPG TBS games and appealing to them is a folly, three houses was already dumped down in a lot of areas, also it played in a School, kinda ass.

    I can not Imagine a game like Genealogy of the Holy war would be successful in the crowd who props up the Three houses sales, i just can't.
     
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  25. Thac0 Time Mage Patron

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    I personally know people who got into Fire Emblem through awakening, and are now playing the entire series on emulators. Always on the hardest difficulty available, even if that is genuine insanity like Lunatic Reverse or Lunatic+.
    You would be surprised at what an entry game can do for a franchise. I personally don't enjoy new Fire Emblem as much, as it is very balanced around keeping everyone alive, which is not what the system excels at with the high lethality. Although 3 Houses went a step into the right direction for that gameplay with the weird clock mechanic.
    The entire SRPG subgenre used to be fucking dead before Fire Emblem Awakening however. The only new games were Disgaea's and other second rate shovelware. How many SRPGs are upcoming now? Saying that Awakening had a negative impact is delusion.
     
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