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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #195 on: October 01, 2019, 08:08:50 AM »
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Well we can only theorize at this point...

Jonathan’s heir passed the whip to Julius, his/her name isn’t any more important than Juste or Soleiyu’s sons names

Alucard couldn’t have went immediately to sleep after 1797, because we know that he was awake/present long enough to create the Alcarde Spier for Eric. And then sometime after, he joined that secret Japanese government agency. So there must have been at most, a decade or 2 that he was still active after SotN

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #196 on: October 01, 2019, 05:33:26 PM »
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So... hmm... maybe not a decade or two, just long enough to get past Nocturne of Recollection, and creating the spear, passing it, and going to sleep?
Because he doesn't seem to recall the Belmonts fading into obscurity, which happened only a few years later in the 1800's.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #197 on: October 02, 2019, 11:50:29 AM »
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Just responding to this because I got the impression that there is a misunderstanding of what told you: When we talked, I expressed being weirded out by the fact that Alucard -- who we would assume has all important info on Dracula -- has no clue who these key people who defeated Dracula are. His characterization comes off as too clueless for someone so important, is what I said (and there's a bit that makes him come off as kinda incompetent, too). Strange writing on my opinion, but GoS contradicts nothing if it says that Jon and Charlotte were not in 1999. There was no confirmation they *were* to being with.

And on this subject- previous info suggested Alucard not going to sleep after SotN. He wandered the ages looking for a way to completelly defeat Dracula (and in the meantime handed down the spear to the Lecardes, as mentioned previously here). This is explained on his Judgment intro, ending, and touched upon on DoS Library. Also, Judgment showed that Alucard knew who the Morris are (in general, not "specific Morrises", same as Lecardes, who he seemed to know "in general", not Eric in specific), and what is their role. So, it appears he also knew the Belmonts had vanished. But now, with this extreme lack of clue on his part, I'm starting to believe he took another nap or something.

Now it's wait to see how the new story unfolds or what detail it adds/changes. It's nice to see it getting clarification, even if not minutiously detailed.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #198 on: October 02, 2019, 03:52:23 PM »
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this game is good

there's a lot of good mobility stuff that feels good, like simon's whip. it feels a lot more designed than say, hodespair, was. and the combat is pretty nicely designed for the gauntlet style of level design it has going for it. it's a lot more strategical in a way than metroidvanias, especially with the emphasis on enemy placement. only main issues for me are technical and the controls.

like ironically despite being mobile game, it's a lot less "casual and relaxing" than the metroidvanias, but the platform isnt really good for the finesse the controls demand, esp with all the gestures needed for specials or dodging.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #199 on: October 02, 2019, 07:42:01 PM »
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Can you imagine if Tencent Games had given this the Contra Returns treatment?

-Off-the-wall original characters like robots, sentient bears, and interdimensional sorcerers
-Script written and voiced by obvious ESLers
-More loot, currency types, and direct purchase options
-Okay remixed music
-Crossover characters from other Tencent titles and fricking DC Comics (Contra Returns has Green Arrow and Arena of Valor's Elsu)
-Everyone would basically look like they stepped out of League of Legends

Amusing to think about, but I'd give it a hard pass in the end.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #200 on: October 04, 2019, 11:25:42 PM »
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #201 on: October 05, 2019, 01:40:30 AM »
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So... hmm... maybe not a decade or two, just long enough to get past Nocturne of Recollection, and creating the spear, passing it, and going to sleep?
Because he doesn't seem to recall the Belmonts fading into obscurity, which happened only a few years later in the 1800's.
Guess he ended up being too sad to stick around with Maria and Richter after Lyudmil died after all.  It's a bit funny that they push AluMaria a bit in GoS even though the same game also implies he didn't stay with her due to his apparent lack of knowledge of certain non-obscure events.

Also...
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #202 on: October 05, 2019, 07:52:05 PM »
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I think at this point, the canonity of the radio drama, and all the Iga era non-game content, is highly suspect.
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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #203 on: October 06, 2019, 05:35:26 PM »
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Some could say the same about this game since IGA's not involved.

I see we have a Seward descendant in charge of Elgos. Wonder if we'll get a Holmwood, Harker, and Van Helsing too.

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Re: New Akumajo Dracula Game: Grimoire of Souls (TGS 2019 Showcase)
« Reply #204 on: October 06, 2019, 11:18:46 PM »
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Kinda makes me wonder how the Novel itself ties in, bc a version of it is already in canon with Bloodlines' setup.

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« Reply #205 on: October 07, 2019, 12:57:22 AM »
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Kinda makes me wonder how the Novel itself ties in, bc a version of it is already in canon with Bloodlines' setup.

Lucy is literally named Lucy Westenra, the same name as the woman from the novel. I think Seward has the same full name as the novel, making the connection even weirder.

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« Reply #206 on: October 07, 2019, 01:37:31 AM »
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Kinda makes me wonder how the Novel itself ties in, bc a version of it is already in canon with Bloodlines' setup.

If they'll ever turn it into a game it I'll probably be just Quincy and a bunch of original characters. I guess they could still throw in a Harker,  a Holmwood and a Van Helsing.

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« Reply #207 on: October 07, 2019, 03:50:25 AM »
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Some could say the same about this game since IGA's not involved.
Mmm, GoS does not exactly work exceedingly well within the overall narrative.  Sort of reminds me of Judgment in that way, though Judgment did try a bit to logically fit using existing threats and plot points, whereas GoS is just kinda like... hey that magic book cameo cast thing HoD did has monetization potential, let's push the magic book cameos as far as we can.
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« Reply #208 on: October 07, 2019, 06:24:13 AM »
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I think GoS fits in fine so far. All the objections I've seen brought up so far are based on fanon. I suppose the issue is that everyone has a very specific view of the storyline and the characters, so when cross-over games like Judgment and GoS come out people tend to get upset when something conflicts with their own interpretation.   

I do have the feeling GoS's interpretation of the timeline might be different from that of Judgment's. I mostly base that on Simon's character characterization and overall physique being completely different between the two games (they might as well be different characters), and the fact that the GoS seems to hint Alucard wasn't all that active in between 1797-ish and 1999. It would make sense if they ignored it because of Judgment's overall lack of popularity. I could be wrong, though.     
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« Reply #209 on: October 07, 2019, 07:24:00 AM »
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