[Steam/PS4] Death end re;Quest (by Idea Factory, Compile Heart)

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  1. nyanpass

    nyanpass Well-Known Member

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    [Steam/PS4] Death end re;Quest (by Idea Factory, Compile Heart)

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    Death end re;Quest takes the classic turn-based RPG and flips it upside-down. Switch between the RPG action of the game world and the visual novel segments of the real world. In the realm of game development, it may seem all fun and games until the lines between fantasy and reality begin to blur.

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    * Story

    Arata Mizunashi, a video game programmer, receives a notification from an email sent to him by Shina Ninomiya, a colleague of his who went missing nearly one year ago. Together, they worked to create World’s Odyssey (W.O.D.), an immersive virtual landscape powered by breathtaking, state-of-the-art technology. That is, until Shina's sudden disappearance put a swift halt to production. Arata discovers the startling revelation that Shina Ninomiya was stuck inside of “W.O.D.” the whole time. When Arata delves hurriedly back into the lines of code haunting his forsaken project, he realizes that his game is now ravaged by an infestation of bugs, and that Shina is its only active player.

    Arata soon learns that a nefarious force prevents him from extracting Shina out of the game. Her only way out? She must complete the game to unlock the perfect ending—an outcome with a success rate of 1%. On their journey, they encounter a slew of NPC characters that blur perceptions of humanity and A.I.-technology, setting into a motion a thrilling narrative that calls into question the differences between the virtual world and ours.

    Little do they know what horrors await them on both sides of the screen...

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    * Key Features

    Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction? – Jump between reality and in-game modes, as players will need to investigate in the real world view to solve the mysterious inner-workings of the World Odyssey, and switch to an in-game view mode to battle against glitched-out monsters. Choose options wisely, as your decision can change the game’s ending!

    Turn-Based RPGs Flipped Upside Down – In this turn-based command battle system, you can roam freely and duke it out with fearsome monsters. During battle, players can change the game’s genre from a first-person shooter to even a fighting game!

    You’re Buggin’ Out – While exploring, players will need to activate character-specific dungeon skills to access hard-to-reach areas and hidden treasures!

    Follow the White Rabbit and Discover a Bug Infested World – In this hyper-realistic game world, players must help out Shina escape a game universe filled with infected bosses and mesmerizing environments!

    * Available Platforms : STEAM & PS4
     
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    #2 nyanpass, May 25, 2019
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    [Review] Death end re;Quest (by YouNa)
    https://store.steampowered.com/app/990050/

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    Death end re;Quest. It's an Anime RPG game made by Idea Factory & Compile Heart. It is also one of Compile Heart's Galapagos RPG Projects for anime game fans. One of the most popular genres in the light novel industry is game fantasy. It is no exception to anime games. Perhaps the best known and most successful title among them is the "Sword Art Online" series. There are a number of things that attract our attention, such as charming characters and stories, and fantasy worldviews within the game itself. Although Sword Art Online is mainly focused on the in-game worldview, "Death end re;Quest" deals with both the inside and outside of the game world in a balanced way.

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    The story begins with a notification from Shina, a colleague of the player who went missing nearly 1 year ago in the real world. You are a video game programmer called Arata. With her together, you created World's Odyssey (W.O.D.) that is an immersive virtual game world powered by high technology. But one day she suddenly disappeared. Because she was a game director, the game development stopped with her disappearance. But from her reminder you find that she is trapped in the VRMMORPG, "W.O.D." they developed together. You analyzed the codes of the game, which became a forsaken project, and rushed to rescue her. Surprisingly however, the game was infested with bugs and was devastated, and you realize that she is the only active player. Can you save her safely in this game world where the end is near? Fortunately, there are still AI NPC characters and the humanity that they created in this fantasy game world. In this game, you will get a new view on the virtual world and ours.

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    Not only is the story interesting enough, but the RPG game system is also polished. Galapagos RPG Projects have visions of the same direction overall. The character designs are consistent and the combat system is standard turn-based. For example, turn-based combat is done in the order of high agility. The range-based attack system can also attack many enemies together. It was a game system that could be similar to the "Neptunia series", the title before Galapagos RPG project. However, "Death end re; Quest" adds a new style to this basic attack system. That is, you can have 3 actions in a row at once. Depending on the order of use of each skill, you can set up more strategies. Furthermore, in this game if you choose a combination of skills to learn new skills, it is easier to understand because it shows the probability. And interestingly, after using a certain skill, knockback effects can also occur, causing the enemy to move backwards. It makes the battles more dynamic.

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    This game fantasy world is contaminated with bugs, but it is still fun to adventure there. There are bug sections in the game fields, and when the character is caught there, the pollution degree is raised. If you reduce field bugs to less than 50%, you will be able to do Battle Jacks into this MMORPG game system from the outside world. Battle Jack is a change of the field bug's role, summoning boss monsters that have been defeated, and so on. In addition, the installation system that adds the genres of the game is quite fresh. In this game, players can experience not only RPG but also platformer action, FPS, shooting, pocketball, slot machines, puzzles and more. Of course, those small mini-game elements are not high-quality, but make the game more interesting. When the pollution level reaches 100%, characters will be dead. However, if the pollution level is just over 80%, their abilities as the awakening mode will improve overall. "Death end re; Quest" includes Galactic RPG series-specific systems and content that actively makes use of the various elements of this buggy MMORPG's game fantasy settings.

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    Death end re;Quest. It is a really cool Anime RPG game. It gives the impression that the various intriguing game systems intended by the developer are well designed. It's a game with clear goals. Of course, there are some shortcomings. This game emphasizes that you can play both real and virtual worlds, but in fact the real world play part is very limited. It only serves to help the virtual game world with hints. Moreover, the in-game map is rather inconvenient. And the game balance gradually collapses. Except for those things, this game offers a very pleasant experience. There are various endings available, and most are the bad endings. It is hard to deny that there are somewhat repetitive quests, but the game itself is designed to allow the player to pursue multiple endings. If you can tolerate it to some extent, I would highly recommended this anime RPG game.

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