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    Switch AND PS4? I'd figured it would stay a Ninty exclusive but I won't complain.

    But not PS5? Weird.

    maybe this is why they recently pulled out an anime adapation of a 12 year old game.
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    I’ve accepted that the game would never recapture that magic of playing on the DS and utilizing the controls in a unique way that couldn’t be replicated anywhere else.

    I was hoping if a sequel ever was made, the game would try to focus on the console and make the controls unique to the system again (and porting a mobile version of the game to the switch didn’t count IMO. Would’ve liked to make the game more unique to the Switch controls in a way the old game didn’t). The fact that it will show up on the PS4 and Switch though does kill my hope of that happening though.

    Still, I loved the original game and am super excited for the sequel, even despite the lackluster DLC on the Switch. Just please keep the story/plot away from Tetsuya Nomura.


    Read/watched the story/cut scenes from Melody of Memories. It’s like reading Bleach at this point. I can’t turn away but the plot has become so ridiculous and the main protagonist begins each new arc essentially from scratch learning new abilities specifically for the game. And the women are more or less useless (Kairi got shafted for a game where she was essentially the poster child)
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    Some thoughts of mine:

    Since Square-Enix missed the boat on the 3DS it was inevitable that the battle system would have to be significantly revamped for a sequel (which is of course justified by the rules of the setting). It looks a little more typically action RPG-ish with a traditional four-man party on the screen all at once though there does still appear to be a partner-swapping mechanic (will we have full or limited control over the non-Rindo characters?) and a Light Puck-esque mechanic with the percentage and wheel gauges. It definitely looks how I'd expect a 3D The World Ends With You follow-up to look, and I'm definitely looking forward to seeing more light shed on the new battle system (and hope it doesn't end up being a tweaked Kingdom Hearts reskin as Final Fantasy XV and VII R are haha).

    The original game was the first time I'd played a truly "Japanese" game in the sense of it featuring actual Japanese characters in a real-world Japanese location but since then I've played a lot of Shin Megami Tensei games so the novelty there is a bit lost. It's still cool that they've maintained the distorted, looming buildings aesthetic.

    As far as aesthetic goes, while I know he wasn't the sole character designer of the first game I'm glad that so far it looks like Nomura continues to be be pretty well-behaved on that front as he was then.

    And I'm also over here chuckling at the fact that of course they brought back the most meme-able character from the first game as a party member in the second! Minamimoto being back is definitely the most intriguing thing shown in the trailer, and I know that the new content in Final Remix set up both him coming back and a couple other potential sequel plot elements so I'm going to have to give it a watch on Youtube one of these days. Assuming this is the same Sho Minamimoto from the first game and not one from another world or whatever.

    The original game was really smartly designed in how it used pretty much every last feature of the DS, right down to proto-StreetPass, and integrated them into the world and narrative in clever ways so I'm not fully convinced that Square-Enix (since it looks like it's been developed completely in-house this time around instead of SE being "just" the publisher) can capture that lightning in a bottle again after all this time. That said, even if NEO ends up falling short of its predecessor it's nice to finally have some closure after a solid decade+ of teases and mobile ports and blue-balling announcement countdowns.

    Man, between this, the two Shin Megami Tensei games, the leaked Ace Attorney stuff, and the other miscellaneous games already scheduled 2021 is looking to be up there with 2016 in terms of being murder on my wallet
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    The only thing that seems off to me is that how it looks like all of those four characters plays the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KageKageKing View Post
    The only thing that seems off to me is that how it looks like all of those four characters plays the same.
    In the original game you heavily customized your moveset. (Some attacks ended up being best purely for how easy they were do the stylus motion for) while your teammate played semi on autopilot on the other screen.

    Sicne they obviously won't have stylus controls this time, and they've gone full squad... it seems likely you'll be able to customize everyone as you see fit... so they could play identically or radically different, depending on how you set it up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crossword View Post


    It only took twelve years!
    Holy shit! This is awesome! This is honestly exciting!

    I still need to play the first one, and only know a little bit of the story thanks to Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance. I probably should get that one first before I get this one xD

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