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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #255 on: July 08, 2020, 09:39:50 PM »
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"Effectively killing the series" he says.

That's pretty click baity. This writer is extremely presumptuous.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #256 on: July 09, 2020, 03:31:44 AM »
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Glad I decided not to bother with this.  Make an actual game or sell the franchise and go away, Konami.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #257 on: July 09, 2020, 08:38:32 AM »
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"Effectively killing the series" he says.

That's pretty click baity. This writer is extremely presumptuous.

The guy seemed to have missed the memo that the franchise has been practically dead since 2009. If anything, this is the final nail in the coffin.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #258 on: July 09, 2020, 07:38:23 PM »
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They should just work on a  full-fledged new game. Using mobile games like this as a litmus test for interest in the franchise won't get them anywhere.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #259 on: July 09, 2020, 07:57:30 PM »
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The guy seemed to have missed the memo that the franchise has been practically dead since 2009. If anything, this is the final nail in the coffin.

I agree. I’m happy for the last true ‘nail’ to have been Ecclesia, because it’s still the apex of the series in my heart.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #260 on: July 09, 2020, 09:55:39 PM »
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Well that sucks, and is stupid. Another cancelled game to throw on the pile. Ugh.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #261 on: July 11, 2020, 08:39:34 AM »
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DAMN I spent at least 30 hours on it and I really wanted to see where they were heading with the story. There are so many questions left unanswered...
I found the game enjoyable (with mouse + keyboard), especially when I was one-shotting bosses with Simon's Red Scorpion.
On the other hand certain lore bits and mechanics were meh but I liked how the game gave life back to the original continuity. Now I really wonder what's in konami's mind with this decision

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #262 on: July 12, 2020, 03:07:39 AM »
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Can't say as I'm surprised by all this.
But then again, I'm a crotchety old bastard with faith left for that company.
I hope they sell the rights.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #264 on: August 13, 2021, 11:21:54 AM »
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That’s amazing.  Seems like they must have revamped it quite a bit to put it on Apple Arcade, which doesn’t support microtransactions.  I think I’d rather pay for microtransactions though rather than sign up for a $5 a month service I otherwise don’t use.   Wonder if you’d lose your progress if you cancelled apple arcade and then started it up again later.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #265 on: August 13, 2021, 02:54:52 PM »
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"This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV"

Darn, had me excited for a moment there.
I don't own a device with any of those services and since the first game shut down so suddenly I'm not really inclined buy anything new for it.
Grimoire of Souls was a pretty fun game though despite what some people will say about it, and I'd love to be able to play it again on something like steam or even just on Android again.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #266 on: August 13, 2021, 05:49:51 PM »
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Guess I’ll give it a go on the Apple TV once it comes out. 
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #267 on: August 14, 2021, 05:46:22 AM »
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Was this game any good? I don’t know if I can try to play it with touch controls, they never seem to work well. I could get a controller if it’s supported, but I also don’t want to sign up for this subscription service just for one game I am interested in. I would prefer a release on Switch!

Have new artwork and music been made by Kojima and Yamane for Grimoire? I am interested in this the most.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #268 on: August 14, 2021, 06:13:44 AM »
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The grind made the Android version awful to play, but a hook for Apple Arcade, to my knowledge at least, is that microtransactions are not allowed for games in the service, so they've likely gutted this element significantly, which is an immediate positive. The gacha system was for loot, and the game made sure to make you swim through trash loot to get anything decent.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #269 on: August 14, 2021, 08:42:35 AM »
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As nice as not having to deal with microtransactions can be, I’ll probably be irked that I’ll never play this game as it was “intended”.  Hope acquiring new stuff is still satisfying and balanced. 

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