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10-31-2012, 01:42 PM
#21
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 776
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
That game sucked this is 100000 times better just from video but I understand where your getting at.
Love this quote

Well, it depends on your tastes, of course - I did enjoy NSS quite a lot. This game is kind of meta in the same way, with just the right degree of "one more time", "pick up and play", and built for mobile.

As long as you know what you're going for, I believe you'll be fine. If you want further impressions - since, as I stated, I'm still only halfway through the first Campaign - do look through the Upcoming thread, since others have left their thoughts there.

I'm enjoying it so far - you can control the amount of difficulty you face, since you design the battles that are thrown at you (for the most part), and you get to customize how many members your party has, etc. In that sense, it's up to you to go for harder battles and earn more XP and gold, or play it safe in order not to die.

I hope you enjoy the game Fallen_Grace.

Also, a small heads up: the English is not 100% perfect, since English is not the developer's first language, but it is fairly unnoticeable asides from some typos.

Last edited by pjft; 10-31-2012 at 01:45 PM.
10-31-2012, 01:53 PM
#22
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjft View Post
Love this quote

Well, it depends on your tastes, of course - I did enjoy NSS quite a lot. This game is kind of meta in the same way, with just the right degree of "one more time", "pick up and play", and built for mobile.

As long as you know what you're going for, I believe you'll be fine. If you want further impressions - since, as I stated, I'm still only halfway through the first Campaign - do look through the Upcoming thread, since others have left their thoughts there.

I'm enjoying it so far - you can control the amount of difficulty you face, since you design the battles that are thrown at you (for the most part), and you get to customize how many members your party has, etc. In that sense, it's up to you to go for harder battles and earn more XP and gold, or play it safe in order not to die.

I hope you enjoy the game Fallen_Grace.

Also, a small heads up: the English is not 100% perfect, since English is not the developer's first language, but it is fairly unnoticeable asides from some typos.
Since you love the quote I get I copy right lol j/k

10-31-2012, 02:00 PM
#23
I've never played New Star Soccer, but this game looks awesome. Well, maybe. Is this like one of those Kairosoft resource management "games"? I saw someone in that other thread make the comparison and I went from almost buying this game to being slightly apprehensive...
10-31-2012, 02:07 PM
#24
Quote:
Originally Posted by pjft View Post
Love this quote

Well, it depends on your tastes, of course - I did enjoy NSS quite a lot. This game is kind of meta in the same way, with just the right degree of "one more time", "pick up and play", and built for mobile.

As long as you know what you're going for, I believe you'll be fine. If you want further impressions - since, as I stated, I'm still only halfway through the first Campaign - do look through the Upcoming thread, since others have left their thoughts there.

I'm enjoying it so far - you can control the amount of difficulty you face, since you design the battles that are thrown at you (for the most part), and you get to customize how many members your party has, etc. In that sense, it's up to you to go for harder battles and earn more XP and gold, or play it safe in order not to die.

I hope you enjoy the game Fallen_Grace.

Also, a small heads up: the English is not 100% perfect, since English is not the developer's first language, but it is fairly unnoticeable asides from some typos.
Yeah I decided to buy it,was already on the edge so...will play it before sleeping,am sure it'll be fun
10-31-2012, 02:14 PM
#25
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 776
@runliketurtles: Not quite sure what you have in mind, but it is not like Dungeon Village at all (the Kairosoft game).

The gameplay is very, very simple. Think of this as a tabletop RPG simulator, with dice rolling, a Dungeon Master, etc. If you don't know how it is like, essentially the Dungeon Master is the one creating the story as you go along.

You have a party, and you're at a location.

You interact with the Dungeon Master, and either ask him to create a battle for you, a quest, or you can interact with some characters at that location - for instance, the "Enchanter" or the "Blacksmith". There are a few different quests, which will usually involve traveling some place and fighting some monsters. The story will go on.

You decide where to go, when to battle - or to rest - etc. You decide how many enemies to battle at each location, what's their type, in order to suit your difficulty level and your party's experience. You earn XP, you select how to upgrade your party members, and you also get gold. Traveling will cost you some minor amount of money, and you may run into a battle on your way there - a roll of dice, the danger of that route, and your luck stats decide that.

You can buy weapons - which means asking the Blacksmith to forge them for you, and then you roll a dice to see if he was successful in doing so. Weapon building takes real world time, a bit like Tiny Tower. Not a big deal. You could pay in-game money to speed it up, but it's not significant, since the weapon you purchase is usually an upgrade to your existing one - I haven't yet seen an absurdly powerful weapon that I could buy. You can also upgrade the Blacksmith with items that you find in game (or that you can also buy, but the items are easy to find), in order to increase his odds of success in forging the weapon. You can also upgrade the Enchanter to get more powerful items and potions.

And I guess that's the essence of the game. Battles. And travel. And following the story.

You can add people to your party, and you can buy stuff to decorate your living room, which will give you more XP per battle, or more gold, etc. It's just fun, accessory stuff.

You can also buy consumables for your party, but they're both very cheap and fairly weak, I believe. I never bought any.

I don't think I'm forgetting anything.

Feel free to ask anything you have questions about, but I'm sure Sanuku's video will clear up all your questions and help you decide if this is a game for you
10-31-2012, 02:20 PM
#26
@pjft, I'm not actually sure how to describe what it is about Kairosoft games like Dungeon Village that I don't enjoy. However, your description is not it Therefore, sold. Thanks!
10-31-2012, 02:25 PM
#27
Joined: May 2010
Location: Burlingame CA
Posts: 2,387
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Originally Posted by pjft View Post
Feel free to ask anything you have questions about, but I'm sure Sanuku's video will clear up all your questions and help you decide if this is a game for you
The problem with the videos is, if I wanted to spend 10 minutes watching a video, I'd just buy the game and try it for 10 minutes. What I want is to get an impression in 1 minute. I don't know what the solution is, but watching all of the videos for all of the games I might be interested in, would take forever.
10-31-2012, 02:25 PM
#28
Joined: May 2011
Location: Riverside, CA
Posts: 716
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Originally Posted by runliketurtles View Post
I've never played New Star Soccer, but this game looks awesome. Well, maybe. Is this like one of those Kairosoft resource management "games"? I saw someone in that other thread make the comparison and I went from almost buying this game to being slightly apprehensive...
I just picked it up and am really enjoying it. The similarity to Kairosoft Sims is primarily cosmetic. In a Kairosoft game you basically control the environment, stats, and direct the characters while they go about accomplishing activities on their own. This is more of an RPG which has direct control over customization of the characters and their battles. It is best described, IMO as a Desktop RPG Simulator. Your characters are roleplaying at roleplaying - an additional layer of imagination is superimposed on top quite beautifully.

Last edited by retr0spective; 10-31-2012 at 02:40 PM.
10-31-2012, 02:29 PM
#29
Game Impressions

10-31-2012, 02:40 PM
#30
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: Southern California
Posts: 126
Quote:
Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
That game sucked this is 100000 times better just from video but I understand where your getting at.
New Star Soccer is kick ass. I was heavily addicted to that game for a stint there