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App description: Coffee-break rogue-like themed after Japanese folklore tales.

Your phone gets the ability to summon and trap ykai - numerous spirits that have been living hidden among us (until now). Admire them and give them witty nicknames and then put them in the brutal ever-changing dungeon to try and summon even more ykai! Spooky cute graphics and powders made from various body parts included.

Features:
- Traditional roguelike with touch controls in mind
- Spooky cute pixel-art graphics
- Huge variety of playable characters
- Fancy "" letter that destroys our SEO (Yodanji and yokai, anyone?)

* Comparing with other KEMCO RPGs, Ydanji has a much steeper learning curve and is more difficult in general. Don't be deterred, though! "The greater the obstacle, the more glory in overcoming it", or so they say. And if you are unfamiliar with roguelikes, getting good in Ydanji can open up a whole new world of games!

Boardumb's comments:


04-06-2017, 12:56 AM
#2
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,685
oh nice. this, fernz gate and another action rpg i saw on their website. this looks the most different though.

im a rpg loving kind of guy

04-06-2017, 02:14 AM
#3
Joined: Jul 2011
Location: Taiwan & Japan
Posts: 2,314
Looks great!
04-06-2017, 10:53 AM
#4
Something about the style of this game is just rubbing me the wrong way.

But it's a cross between, Pokemon and Roguelikes. It controls great, wish the abilities targeting was a little more fluid in the ui.

While I am not a huge fan of it, I see how a lot of TA people would love this title.

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04-06-2017, 02:44 PM
#5
Joined: Jul 2015
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This game is freaking hard I don't think I'll ever make it out with three scrolls :O
04-06-2017, 03:17 PM
#6
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Originally Posted by Repulsa View Post
This game is freaking hard I don't think I'll ever make it out with three scrolls :O
Used the scythe weasel.... or whatever it is called.

1. Upgrade attack skill, upper left one
2. Upgrade heal skill
3. Eat all corpses and profit

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04-06-2017, 05:17 PM
#7
Whoah whoah whoah. Whoah. Hold the phone a Japanese roguelike (with the wherewithal to call itself a coffee break roguelike)? Count me in - I really love (really) the Shiren-likes Rogue Ninja and Alchemic Dungeons as well as the classic 100 Rogues. Really pumped to dig into this one.

Last edited by BillyOceansBlues; 04-06-2017 at 06:30 PM.
04-06-2017, 06:19 PM
#8
Joined: Oct 2011
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 140
This looks interesting, but is mostly making me realize how badly I want Yokai Watch Mystery Dungeon.
04-06-2017, 06:27 PM
#9
Super early impressions:
Plays a lot like Rogue proper with a japanese twist. You have line of sight, hunger, the ability to skip turns. Damage is actually rolled which is a nice throwback. You have only five inventory slots, so you have to make tough calls every few minutes about what to use and what to keep. There are different modes: you can make a run for a high score, or go looking for scrolls that unlock more playable characters. This a ruthless roguelike in that you will probably just get unlucky a lot and die a lot and I love that. The only pok-like thing is the unlocking of new characters as far as I can tell. There is a lot of charm in this game! What a pleasant surprise.
04-06-2017, 06:41 PM
#10
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Australia
Posts: 363
Quote:
Originally Posted by BillyOceansBlues View Post
Super early impressions:
Plays a lot like Rogue proper with a japanese twist. You have line of sight, hunger, the ability to skip turns. Damage is actually rolled which is a nice throwback. You have only five inventory slots, so you have to make tough calls every few minutes about what to use and what to keep. There are different modes: you can make a run for a high score, or go looking for scrolls that unlock more playable characters. This a ruthless roguelike in that you will probably just get unlucky a lot and die a lot and I love that. The only pok-like thing is the unlocking of new characters as far as I can tell. There is a lot of charm in this game! What a pleasant surprise.
Very interested in all your impressions on this one, you've pretty much sold me already. I played 100 Rogues and Rogue Ninja to death also. I was just hoping there was some other alternate control scheme (i.e. swipe anywhere to move) as tapping on huge directional arrows doesn't seem the most efficient method these days.

Edit: Picked it up, couldn't resist. Loving it so far.

Last edited by Son of Anarchy; 04-07-2017 at 09:57 AM.