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Moonspeak Random Non-Japanese Asian RPG News Thread

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Xuan Yuan 7 is cuck game

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The concept of Ai (愛) was developed by the Chinese philosopher Mozi in the 4th century BC in reaction to Confucianism's benevolent love. Mozi tried to replace what he considered to be the long-entrenched Chinese over-attachment to family and clan structures with the concept of "universal love" (jiān'ài, 兼愛). In this, he argued directly against Confucians who believed that it was natural and correct for people to care about different people in different degrees. Mozi, by contrast, believed people in principle should care for all people equally. Mohism stressed that rather than adopting different attitudes towards different people, love should be unconditional and offered to everyone without regard to reciprocation, not just to friends, family and other Confucian relations.
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Mohism is also an extremely militant philosophy. They acknowledge a world of universal love is not the natural state of affairs and needs to be enforced with violence.
 

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I gave the Xuan Yuan game a shot. It was fun and looked good. My only gripe is that it was basically a corridor, but maybe that's just the tutorial. Combat flowed well, and it wasn't overly complicated. Before I timed parries fairly well, I was just rolling around, but your stamina depletes quickly, so I had to reconsider my tactics. Presentation is very good, with nice graphics and good music.
 

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Regarding Ho Tu Lo Shu, I accidentally found out Nanzhao and Duan Siping are actually historical. The setting is basically parallel world end of Tang dynasty - beginning of Shu. And Shrimp prolly ends up fukking the daughter of Wang Jian.

Foreign barbarians pig-headed enough to play these games don't even know what they don't know.
 

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My only gripe is that it was basically a corridor, but maybe that's just the tutorial.

This is why I'll be holding off on it to find out if it stays like this. Seems a common problem for a lot of the Chinese RPGs I would otherwise be very interested in. Just very little in the way of exploration. Also, too frequent, and often too long cutscenes. I guess I'm primarily referring to Gujian and Xuan Yuan, now that I think about it, though they seem to be a couple of the major trend setters.

In other news, finally got time to dig into Banner of the Maiden properly and am having a great time. Really very impressive for the studio's first game. Hope they keep making them and translating them into English. Would be cool if they put their spin on another historical setting.
 
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Regarding Ho Tu Lo Shu, I accidentally found out Nanzhao and Duan Siping are actually historical. The setting is basically parallel world end of Tang dynasty - beginning of Shu. And Shrimp prolly ends up fukking the daughter of Wang Jian.

Foreign barbarians pig-headed enough to play these games don't even know what they don't know.

Doesn't the game openly admit to this the first time Shrimp meets with Nanxian? Nanxian gives the low down of the setting and Shrimp starts complaining about how the geography makes no sense compared to IRL china and that it doesn't match his knowledge of irl dynasties.
 

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Amazing Cultivation Simulator is now in english beta, which is available to everyone who owns the game, I believe. They've announced that they will be entering v1.0 and leaving Early Access near the end of November. Game looks great, like a Rimworld with more RPG elements, and honestly much more up my alley in terms of style. Highly recommend people give it a look.

 

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Amazing Cultivation Simulator is now in english beta, which is available to everyone who owns the game, I believe. They've announced that they will be entering v1.0 and leaving Early Access near the end of November. Game looks great, like a Rimworld with more RPG elements, and honestly much more up my alley in terms of style. Highly recommend people give it a look.



Hah even the Chinese are making fun of CDPR with yellow background and all :lol:
 

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Amazing Cultivation Simulator is now in english beta, which is available to everyone who owns the game, I believe. They've announced that they will be entering v1.0 and leaving Early Access near the end of November. Game looks great, like a Rimworld with more RPG elements, and honestly much more up my alley in terms of style. Highly recommend people give it a look.



but can you force the sims to become cultivation furnaces and sacrifice their vital yin energy to the young master and then harvest their souls to forge corpse puppets
 

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but can you force the sims to become cultivation furnaces and sacrifice their vital yin energy to the young master and then harvest their souls to forge corpse puppets

Funnily enough, that might be in a DLC they've hinted at releasing later down the line. Something about Zombie cultivation. Also Liquor cultivation. They teased both of them in some update announcement awhile back, but they haven't shown up in the game yet.
 

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Amazing Cultivation Simulator is now in english beta, which is available to everyone who owns the game, I believe. They've announced that they will be entering v1.0 and leaving Early Access near the end of November. Game looks great, like a Rimworld with more RPG elements, and honestly much more up my alley in terms of style. Highly recommend people give it a look.



The English VA in the tutorial makes my ears bleed. Otherwise I am still finishing tutorial but so far so fun
 

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The English VA in the tutorial makes my ears bleed.

And completely unnecessary. Wish someone would tell the devs English VA should be the least of their concerns. However, it was just in the very first tiny introduction, so no big deal.

Otherwise I am still finishing tutorial but so far so fun

Yeah, ended up picking it up shortly after my post about it last night. Got about halfway through the tutorial and am liking everything I'm seeing so far. I'll probably be able to finish up the tutorial tonight after work and be able to start a new campaign proper.
 

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Level 5 made Jeanne D'Arc, probably the best PSP game. And some other games.

I know wrong thread, but....

Is it? Maybe I should give it another try. Japanese SRPGs can never hold my interest, for some reason, I always end up dropping them after like an hour. Except for Tactics Ogre.

Jeanne was more accessable than TO. It's not that hard and you don't need to grind. Nice cinematics too.
Remember to pet dog... and recruit him. Drop his lion companion, he sucks.
 

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Finished Xuan-Yuan 7.

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The game developer is also behind the Sword & Fairy series. I played the translated one in this series but remember almost nothing about it.

There will inevitable be comparisons to Gujian 3, a mainland game with a much bigger budget. To me this game can stand next to it, but with some caveats.

I appreciate that unlike in Gujian 3 you no longer play as a (demi) god but as a mostly regular guy who’s just trying to look out for his sister.

I had expected/feared the little sister would be annoying but she’s a nice character. And when she does dumb stuff it makes sense as she’s literally been sheltered her entire life. You will definitely want to protect her (even though very soon she is capable enough of protecting herself, literally shooting laser beams from her hands).

She’s basically the opposite of Cie Yin from Gujian 3, who was well travelled and knowledgable but thrown into a party with two (demi) gods where she was out of her league completely.

Second gurl is (Qin) Hong(shang), the Mohist blade gurl, I really liked her design. Spunky blade gurl is probably another staple in Chink rpg.

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And there’s also an entertaining parrot around.

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The game setting is some kind of magical realism as it set around the historical Battle of Kunyang (21AD) but with monsters, parallel worlds, magic spells and such.

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Unlike Gujian 3 you don’t teleport from one area to the next, it’s a seamless world where you can run from starting village to the endgame areas.

The game has crafting/base building and monster capturing which seems to be a staple of many Chink rpgs. In Gujian 3 the crafting was mostly a time waster as 90% of items were just for dressing up.

But here crafting is critical by improving weapons, armor and creating useful items. Not to mention, most of the character development comes from creating equippable souls that can give various boons.

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Depending on how you like to play there’s a variety of methods to turn main character into a (demi) god himself.

It takes some experimenting to get new souls, it’s not a good game for autists.

Combat wise battles against regular enemies (who respawn) are mostly trivial, although there are some enemies who can inflict status effects that can be deadly early on.

I had made a soul early on that allowed main character to regain health after killing an enemy; as a consequence I barely ever needed to use a healing potion. Especially since it’s also possible to create some synergy between the two gurls: I had one gurl inflict status effects while the other gurl could heal the party by attacking enemies with status effects.

Boss battles can be challenging as they will usually be able to inflict a status effect (burn/poison/bleed) that will drain your health bar really quickly. But then there are equipabble souls that allow one to heal from burn/poison/bleed… so if you’re in trouble you can simply reload, equip a new soul and completely defang the boss.

I think the best fight in the game is the boss fight in the first dungeon because at that point you don’t really have much tricks at your disposal yet. It’s a fair fight in a small arena.

There’s also a memorable fight against a OHKO golem. Final boss in the game is absolutely terrible, a copy paste of Spiders Eurojank Bound by flame final boss but at least your gurls can deal with that crap on their own.

When you take a rest at a campfire, characters at times will spin a lore related tale or just joke around. I wish Ho Tu Lo Shu had had stuff like that.

Last but not least, the game has a really great checkers related minigame that chits all over Gujian 3’s card game.

Translation wise I noticed many spelling errors and grammar mistakes, but of course it’s still Kurt Vonnegut compared to a DeepL translation.

Storywise, I think originally (Qin) Hong(shang) was supposed to be the main character. There’s a lot of story stuff tied to her directly but never really developed... also note that originally little sister’s design was completely different. The ending slides even mention her rather than the main character. Maybe there’ll be DLC.

Overall, I think it’s a 7.5/10 game with some 9/10 moments. Kind of a slow start but gets better as the game progresses.

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Finished Xuan-Yuan 7.

83KROUJ.jpg


The game developer is also behind the Sword & Fairy series. I played the translated one in this series but remember almost nothing about it.

There will inevitable be comparisons to Gujian 3, a mainland game with a much bigger budget. To me this game can stand next to it, but with some caveats.

I appreciate that unlike in Gujian 3 you no longer play as a (demi) god but as a mostly regular guy who’s just trying to look out for his sister.

I had expected/feared the little sister would be annoying but she’s a nice character. And when she does dumb stuff it makes sense as she’s literally been sheltered her entire life. You will definitely want to protect her (even though very soon she is capable enough of protecting herself, literally shooting laser beams from her hands).

She’s basically the opposite of Cie Yin from Gujian 3, who was well travelled and knowledgable but thrown into a party with two (demi) gods where she was out of her league completely.

Second gurl is (Qin) Hong(shang), the Mohist blade gurl, I really liked her design. Spunky blade gurl is probably another staple in Chink rpg.

bGjmUxG.jpg


And there’s also an entertaining parrot around.

rJKGcFb.jpg


The game setting is some kind of magical realism as it set around the historical Battle of Kunyang (21AD) but with monsters, parallel worlds, magic spells and such.

Uv9xWjD.png


Unlike Gujian 3 you don’t teleport from one area to the next, it’s a seamless world where you can run from starting village to the endgame areas.

The game has crafting/base building and monster capturing which seems to be a staple of many Chink rpgs. In Gujian 3 the crafting was mostly a time waster as 90% of items were just for dressing up.

But here crafting is critical by improving weapons, armor and creating useful items. Not to mention, most of the character development comes from creating equippable souls that can give various boons.

rC6AxMM.png


Depending on how you like to play there’s a variety of methods to turn main character into a (demi) god himself.

It takes some experimenting to get new souls, it’s not a good game for autists.

Combat wise battles against regular enemies (who respawn) are mostly trivial, although there are some enemies who can inflict status effects that can be deadly early on.

I had made a soul early on that allowed main character to regain health after killing an enemy; as a consequence I barely ever needed to use a healing potion. Especially since it’s also possible to create some synergy between the two gurls: I had one gurl inflict status effects while the other gurl could heal the party by attacking enemies with status effects.

Boss battles can be challenging as they will usually be able to inflict a status effect (burn/poison/bleed) that will drain your health bar really quickly. But then there are equipabble souls that allow one to heal from burn/poison/bleed… so if you’re in trouble you can simply reload, equip a new soul and completely defang the boss.

I think the best fight in the game is the boss fight in the first dungeon because at that point you don’t really have much tricks at your disposal yet. It’s a fair fight in a small arena.

There’s also a memorable fight against a OHKO golem. Final boss in the game is absolutely terrible, a copy paste of Spiders Eurojank Bound by flame final boss but at least your gurls can deal with that crap on their own.

When you take a rest at a campfire, characters at times will spin a lore related tale or just joke around. I wish Ho Tu Lo Shu had had stuff like that.

Last but not least, the game has a really great checkers related minigame that chits all over Gujian 3’s card game.

Translation wise I noticed many spelling errors and grammar mistakes, but of course it’s still Kurt Vonnegut compared to a DeepL translation.

Storywise, I think originally (Qin) Hong(shang) was supposed to be the main character. There’s a lot of story stuff tied to her directly but never really developed... also note that originally little sister’s design was completely different. The ending slides even mention her rather than the main character. Maybe there’ll be DLC.

Overall, I think it’s a 7.5/10 game with some 9/10 moments. Kind of a slow start but gets better as the game progresses.

KZpv6e3.jpg

Read reviews that the game is extremely linear and is basically one corridor after another. Is this true?
 

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The game's a disappointment unless they manage to come up with a good expansion or DLCs.

Looks like next game from mainland Faith of Danschant 2 will chit all over it.

 

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