Level 5 3DS eShop Sale until jan 2, which to get?

#1 Edited by Forcen (1804 posts) -

All of these games are on sale for $5.00/€4.99/£4.49/50.00 SEK a piece right now and will be until January 2.

Liberation Maiden

Crimson Shroud

The Starship Damrey

Attack of the Friday Monsters! A Tokyo Tale

Bugs vs. Tanks!

I have none of these games, the first 4 in the list seem interesting. Which games are the good ones?

Also Aero Porter is not on the sale page for me, but it is 50SEK for me? Maybe that is the original price?

#2 Posted by Guesty_01 (339 posts) -

I have only played Crimson Shroud, and it's great if you like role play board gaming. I got stuck occasionally by not knowing what to do or where to go next, but overall I enjoyed it. Very refreshing.

#3 Edited by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6087 posts) -

Thanks for the heads up. Been meaning to play Crimson Shroud.

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#4 Posted by evanbower (1210 posts) -

Attack of the Friday Monsters is incredible.

#5 Edited by Random45 (1050 posts) -

Crimson Shroud sounds really neat, I'll try it out.

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#6 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3017 posts) -

Crimson Shroud.

#7 Posted by Random45 (1050 posts) -

I hate how the 3DS doesn't tell you the freaking progress of the download. It's just a crane coming by and dropping balls into a square. What an odd download screen.

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#8 Posted by XenoNick (1390 posts) -

I played Crimson Shroud and Liberation Maiden and loved them both.

#9 Posted by BisonHero (6169 posts) -

@guesty_01: Those fucking skeletons and their damn key.

#10 Posted by Forcen (1804 posts) -

Which of these games will last me the longest?

#11 Edited by Thoseposers (780 posts) -

Attack of the Friday Monsters is incredible.

i agree with this, even though it ends somewhat abruptly

#12 Posted by HatKing (5817 posts) -

I had a lot of fun with Starship Damrey, but it is very slowly paced and not exactly filled with tense moments. It's all about atmosphere and it's kind of homage to sci fi operas of years past.

I might pick up another one of these. Their work seems interesting.

#13 Posted by Pabba (317 posts) -

I found Attack of the Friday Monsters to be a really enjoyable, peaceful gaming experienced. Big time events in a small little place. There's not much game to it, other than collecting glowing orbs and battling friends in a simplistic card game, but it's a fun few hours. That's my suggestion of the bunch.

#14 Posted by beard_of_zeus (1669 posts) -

I just bought Attack of the Friday Monsters, heard good things.

@hatking said:

I had a lot of fun with Starship Damrey, but it is very slowly paced and not exactly filled with tense moments. It's all about atmosphere and it's kind of homage to sci fi operas of years past.

Same here. Definitely all about the atmosphere, but I really liked it. The ending is awesome and satisfying as well.
I will also recommend Liberation Maiden, it's just a fun arcade shooter, and controls surprisingly well. The game's story about you being the anime lady president of Japan and flying around in a robot is suitably duuuuuuuuumb, too.
On the other hand, let me be the Crimson Shroud naysayer in this thread. It was not fun spending approximately half my playtime having no clue what to do next. And for a game that gets kinda difficult, it would be helpful if the UI for managing/comparing items was not hot garbage. I like the tabletop/dice-rolling hook, but I feel as if the bad outweighs the good in Crimson Shroud. Feel free to play it for yourself, though, don't take one man's word for it.
#15 Posted by jaycrockett (428 posts) -

Crimson Shroud is super harsh and obtuse and the inventory is indeed crappy, but I still loved the hell out of it.

#16 Posted by mwng (921 posts) -

I only have Liberation Maiden from the list, I liked it quite a bit, it's an interesting way to play a shooter (unless you're left handed). And as mentioned above, the plot is adorably dumb. Feels like it has a budget behind it too, unlike some other eshop titles, voice acting and fairly spiffy visuals included.

It's pretty short though, maybe 1-2 hours? Which means it's finished before it starts to get old. Which I suppose is a good thing? Think I eventually dumped close to 8 hours into it, completing all the challenges...

#17 Edited by GrantHeaslip (1523 posts) -

I'm grabbing Attack of the Friday Monsters and it sounds great, though the rest of those games don't particularly interest me. I like the idea of Level 5 putting out all of these small-scale productions, but most of them either aren't up my alley or just don't look very good.

@random45 said:

I hate how the 3DS doesn't tell you the freaking progress of the download. It's just a crane coming by and dropping balls into a square. What an odd download screen.

I assume you know this, but just in case, the square lights up as the download progresses.

#18 Edited by Taku128 (793 posts) -

Really adored Starship Damrey, great little atmospheric piece that left me wanting more but was wholly satisfying. I also have Liberation Maiden, but I only played through the first level and found the gameplay dull normally and incomprehensible in boss battles. Unless you're really into big 3D anime butts I wouldn't recommend it.

I think I'm gonna pick up Friday Monsters, it looked really interesting when it was first announced but when it came out I heard mixed things. This sale is a great excuse to finally try it out for myself.

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#19 Posted by BeachThunder (11695 posts) -

I actually enjoyed Starship Damrey - it was a nice little atmospheric game. It did feel a little insubstantial though.

#20 Posted by audioBusting (1477 posts) -

All the games are being recommended and it's making it so hard to choose! Weird how nobody talked about Bugs vs. Tank though, has anyone played it yet?

#21 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3017 posts) -

Purchsed Crimson Shroud and Attack of the Friday Monsters. After these two purchases along with my other ones prior I've officially filled my 32 gb sd card.

#22 Posted by Random45 (1050 posts) -

Crimson Shroud is a very interesting game. I don't know if I necessarily like it, but I really like how you got to roll during cutscenes to avoid arrows and such. I don't like the lack of a leveling system, and I don't like the combat very much. I like how the cutscenes play out like a D&D game though, that's a very cute touch I think.

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#23 Posted by BisonHero (6169 posts) -

@random45 said:

Crimson Shroud is a very interesting game. I don't know if I necessarily like it, but I really like how you got to roll during cutscenes to avoid arrows and such. I don't like the lack of a leveling system, and I don't like the combat very much. I like how the cutscenes play out like a D&D game though, that's a very cute touch I think.

Yeah, I feel kinda the same. The part where you don't level and instead just fuse better weapons is weird, and I don't like how all the characters more or less have the same skills (and they're largely buffs/debuffs). The dice are cool, but I wish they weren't just used for bonus damage in combat.

But yeah, the atmosphere of the dungeon you're exploring is really good, and I liked the setting and story overall. The way it randomly reminisces to give you backstory was neat.

#24 Posted by TruthTellah (8534 posts) -

@forcen: Looks like you're just gonna need to buy all of the first four for $20. ;)

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