Im surprised this game dosen't have some kind of new game +

#1 Posted by Sanity (1900 posts) -

I think im going to get this, but while its not a deal breaker, it seems like a NG+ mode would fit well in this game. I hear theres still lots of content after you beat the final boss though so that may be why, but i feel like with the insane amount of summons to get it would be interesting to start again with all your leveled up guys at a higher difficulty. I may be wrong on this though as i'v yet to play the game, could be me just wishing every game had a NG+ mode.

#2 Posted by Petiew (1346 posts) -

Usually the games that do this have multiple endings and paths or numerous missable scenes though.
Apart from increased difficulty would there be a point to it?

#3 Edited by Colourful_Hippie (4339 posts) -

I would think that the game is long enough that there's no real incentive to do it all again.

#4 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -

nah

#5 Posted by cotain (28 posts) -

I have read that a lot of the Errands open up only after completing the game and starting again. Anyone know this for sure? Do you keep familiars/stats/ect.?

#6 Posted by Sterling (2162 posts) -

It sounds like after the game ends you just keep playing, like a Tales game. So you can go and do the side missions and hunts post game. So there would be no reason to start again.

#7 Posted by Sanity (1900 posts) -

@oulzac said:

It sounds like after the game ends you just keep playing, like a Tales game. So you can go and do the side missions and hunts post game. So there would be no reason to start again.

Yea, i suppose thats true, it was just a random thought really, still waiting to play the game for myself as its taking awhile to install.

#8 Posted by project343 (2818 posts) -

I really can't see this working. Better option would be to have the ability to keep playing after the credits roll (hopefully this is the case).

#9 Edited by Sanity (1900 posts) -

@project343 said:

I really can't see this working. Better option would be to have the ability to keep playing after the credits roll (hopefully this is the case).

You can from what i hear, these supposedly quite a bit of post ending content from what i gather. I just have a bit of a craving for a NG+ style game but i suppose this ain't it. Still as others have said its a long ass game, so im looking forward to it if my PS3 would ever finishing installing it.

#10 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3229 posts) -

Do any traditional JRPGs have NG+? Not being rhetorical, just curious and maybe someone here knows.

#11 Posted by connerthekewlkid (1826 posts) -

@GERALTITUDE said:

Do any traditional JRPGs have NG+? Not being rhetorical, just curious and maybe someone here knows.

Only one in recent memory for me was Lost Odyssey but that was just enemies are tougher and nothing special.

#12 Posted by Marz (5648 posts) -
#13 Posted by wemibelec90 (1629 posts) -

@GERALTITUDE said:

Do any traditional JRPGs have NG+? Not being rhetorical, just curious and maybe someone here knows.

Chrono Trigger has a great NG+ mode.

#14 Edited by connerthekewlkid (1826 posts) -

@Marz said:

@GERALTITUDE said:
Do any traditional JRPGs have NG+? Not being rhetorical, just curious and maybe someone here knows.
there's quite a few, don't know how accurate the list is though. http://www.giantbomb.com/new-game-plus/92-150/games/

Man MAG has a new game plus!? I didnt even know it had a singleplayer campaign

#15 Posted by GERALTITUDE (3229 posts) -

That is a longer list than I expected. Also makes me realize the definition of NG+ is pretty loose... I'll need more time to pull the JRPGs out of there, but, yeah, there's definitely a few.

I didn't know that! It's been a lifetime since I beat that game... How does it work? I remember in Chrono Cross the NG+ mode included that egg that let you slow down/speed up time and finish the game whenever you wanted (leading to all sorts of weird, great endings). Super cool NG+, maybe my favourite.

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