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I adored the first game, sign me up for this!

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@beard_of_zeus: pretty sure its the sequel, its the same devs

Whoops, I feel stupid now! That makes a little more sense. I still stand by this looking a little more bland than the first game. Hopefully it is more than "we made it 3D now".

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So…this is just a ripoff of Serial Cleaner with a way more boring art style? I don’t understand why this exists.

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Had never heard of Chicory, but it looks awesome! Will definitely be buying it ASAP, thanks for sharing Jan!

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Metal Slug Tactics got me so excited, the peanut butter (Metal Slug) and chocolate (SRPG) they have combined are two of my favorite things. Seems like a yummy combo to me!!!

I'm also totally down for a Salt and Sanctuary follow-up, that's a great game.

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Man, I like EDF games, but the YUKES ones (like most (all?)) Yukes games, this seems awful. Insect Armageddon, and Iron Rain both just didn't have the honesty as a real EDF game. Bummer.

As a counterpoint, I will say I am legitimately really liking World Brothers (but will agree w/you on IA and Iron Rain not being great). I think I'm almost finished with my first run through the campaign, and I think a lot of the mechanical changes they implemented are interesting and make the game more fun and less grindy. And in a lot of ways, it feels like a game made by fans of the series for fans of the series.

I like the whole conceit of having the groups of 4 characters that you are rapidly switching between (which I suppose led to some problematic stereotypes in their desire to make it feel like an international affair with the whole world coming together). I guess maybe I'm willing to give that a pass because the game is very goofy, and it doesn't feel like it is trying to be offensive. I guess, where is the line? There's a stereotypical American cowboy character, a Canadian man in a bear suit, a ninja, a Viking, etc. Are any of those okay? I don't feel like people flipped out when Mario was running around in a sombrero in Odyssey.

The game is also weirdly polished for an EDF game, solid frame rate, nice art style, and with dialogue that is fun and well-delivered, rather than just "good" campy schlock.

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I would say the cacodemon is far more kowai than kawaii, but that's just me ;)

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I was not expecting a comparison by Alex of the much maligned book to Johnson, but I kinda get hear it. Although the latter character I love, and the former...not so much. Now we just need the parents running around screaming "BIG BONER" and then we'll have a high quality video game!

I feel like I would like this game more sans the divorce premise, but keep all the weird stuff and anthropomorphized objects (like Forgotton Anne). The co-op platforming mechanics seem pretty decent as well.

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Get well soon Vinny! Sounds like a stressful thing to go through :/

Jeff talking about the dumb knife show was cracking me up real good.

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That sucks about your save Jan, sorry!!! I actually turned off the auto-saving in this game (and in the newest Ys game as well) because it feels like heresy to me to have an auto-save in a JRPG. Pretty sure that is just a product of me playing games of this genre my whole life and the fact that you always had to find a save point, manually save on the world map, etc. I'm totally used to doing the save management for these types of games. And this game is pretty good about it, you can manually save basically anytime except for when you are in a dungeon and not at a save point.

Jan mentioned it, but I like how quickly this game throws you into it, it doesn't have the slow start a lot of JRPGs have, and a lot of the mechanics are available from the jump. You get a full party almost immediately and can start messing around with job swapping.

The narrative and stuff is pretty boilerplate, so I feel like you have to be into this game for the mechanics (which I think are pretty fun, a good battle system goes a long way for me), but I think all the voice acting is quite good (except for the player character). I've mainly had to do grinding because the boss battles in this game are HARD; you need to be leveled pretty well AND have a good strategy.

Sorry this comment is long! Jan, you did a good job showing off this game and explaining it :)

p.s. did the localization team purposefully name all your party members after famous musicians??? I just made that connection while watching this video, haha.