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#1 Posted by KittenTactics (102 posts) -

I was enchanted with this game after the trailer at last year's E3, and everything I've seen since then has only made me pine for it further. It's an Action RPG/Platformer and it looks like Muramasa: The Demon Blade in visuals and combat mechanics, but with some interesting traversal and adorable harvesting mini-games. I adore the look of this game, it looks like it takes place in that collectively cultural, idealic, magical version of Japan that we'd all love to be real.

I really think people are sleeping on this one, it's hard to find discussion about it anywhere. It's coming out at the end of the year and I really hope this will turn some of you on to it :)

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#2 Posted by Sessh (3392 posts) -

I think it looks really interesting, especially the combat and traversal.

I'm just afraid that harvesting for power (according to the trailer your power is tied to how much rice you harvest, bug I of course don't know if that's actually the case yet) could turn this into a ridiculous grind. I mean, I like Harvest Moon and Stardew Valley, but I don't want to grind for levels.

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#3 Posted by Efesell (4478 posts) -

Slower looking combat than Muramasa but also looks like it might have more depth as well. Looks pretty rad.

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#4 Posted by Bollard (8165 posts) -

You're right, this looks really nice. Combat looks smooth and visually it's gorgeous. I don't know if it's my kind of game but thanks for sharing it!

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#5 Posted by Vortextk (944 posts) -

I feel like it's just one of those things that gets lost under all the triple A big stuff and billion other small stuff. Definitely looks neat though and now it's on my radar, thanks! Never heard of it before.

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#6 Posted by BrunoTheThird (830 posts) -

This is one of those games I impulse-buy and put 30 minutes a day into over a few months, I can feel it. The art is completely enchanting, of course. Not on Switch at launch, though... shame. Seems like such a perfect fit for handheld. It's a weird peccadillo of mine, but I struggle to play Stardew and Harvest and games like that on my huge monitor -- I get bored and fall off -- but on a handheld, I can just pick up and play in a flash while watching something in the background every day, you know?

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#7 Posted by Zeik (5192 posts) -

Yeah, it caught me interest when it was announced a year or two ago. It kinda gets lost in the shuffle, but it does seem like something I will play.

Maybe I'm weird, but the harvesting aspect is probably the most interesting part of this game to me. The combat looks solid and the graphics are nice, but that extra layer is what makes it stand from so many other games of its kind. Assuming they get it right I think I will enjoy it.

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#8 Posted by onarum (3212 posts) -

You had me at "it looks like Muramasa: The Demon Blade in visuals and combat"

Sold!

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#9 Posted by Do_The_Manta_Ray (1635 posts) -

It's a dang good title if nothing else. Reminds me of that The Clash song, "Straight to Hell". Can't really commend anything much more than that.

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#10 Posted by Slag (8157 posts) -

It looks great to me, just wish it had a store page somewhere so I could wishlist it. With so many great games coming out, I find it harder than ever to remember them all

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#11 Posted by TheWildCard (694 posts) -

Yeah this has been on my radar. Looks really nice, although I'm worried how involved the rice harvesting side of it is. Not sure I want to engage in that too much.

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#12 Posted by Vortextk (944 posts) -

@slag said:

It looks great to me, just wish it had a store page somewhere so I could wishlist it. With so many great games coming out, I find it harder than ever to remember them all

+1. I've already been forgetting stuff from E3 because so many good trailers and demos were there.

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#13 Posted by deactivated-5c26fd6917af0 (487 posts) -

I'm really looking forward to this. It has a really nice look to it. The combat looks great, too. I really like the idea of a game that is trying to explore the historical importance of rice agriculture to Japanese daily life. That it is doing it with this sidescrolling beat'em up playstyle mixed with mini-harvest moon farming is interesting.

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#14 Posted by MATATAT (1225 posts) -

When I saw the trailer the other day was definitely interested.