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PC PS4 Switch Trials of Mana (Octopath-like Action JRPG)

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    Also known as Secret of Mana 2/Seiken Densetsu 3 and originally released for the SNES (but unfortunately was never brought over until now), this game has you choosing to adventure out as either of 6 different protagonists, each from different Kingdoms. Like Octopath, each has their own story and goals, with everything eventually coming together. And, depending on how and who you choose, the others may either befriend you and join your party.

    I'm pretty pleased that this is getting a very robust looking remake. But even better, you can now play the gorgeous original that is available on the Switch's eshop today as part of the Collection of Mana. It pushed the SNES to its limits and had an amazing soundtrack:



    Also, Lise best girl.
     
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    The picking from different protagonists with their own stories part.
     
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    Finished the original a long time ago. Good shit.
     
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    Oh lol, I skipped the OP. Good stuff.
     
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    Picking up to go with my already backlogged Switch RPG collection.
     
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    Oh shit so this is Seiken Densetsu 3, the one that was never localized officially.
     
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    Square Enix today announced Trials of Mana – a full 3D remake of the Super Famicom title Seiken Densetsu 3. Some additional information has since emerged via an interview with . Find the full details below, courtesy of Gematsu.


    – The project began moving around two years ago
    – Unlike Secret of Mana, the reason we are making a significantly bolder remake with this game is because this title was never released overseas, so we hope to introduce it as a completely new title
    – Trials of Mana is one of the conclusions we arrived at through trial and error while listening to the feedback from [the remake of] Secret of Mana. Early in development, we created a prototype that was even closer to the original game, but as a remake after 25 years we were not satisfied with that
    – The original concept of the Mana series was something along the lines of, “seamlessly play the Final Fantasy series’ ATB battle system.” We called what we ended up with “motion battle,” we weren’t saying it was an action RPG at that time
    – In Secret of Mana, you were able to fight while changing weapons, but since your weapons were fixed in Trials of Mana, we heard from users that was no good, so with the remake we wanted to fix that
    – Elements such as combos and jump attacks have been implemented in the remake. It’s being made so you can really enjoy the action parts
    – While this is probably the most action-heavy game in the series, it is an action RPG through and through, so you enjoy the game even if you’re not good at it so long as you level up
    – Since action performance differs based on the character, your experience with the game will change based on who you’re playing as
    – There is no multiplayer
    – Event scenes are pretty much fully voiced
    – 30-plus characters all have proper voices
    – The voice cast will be announced at a later date, but we can say with 100 percent certainty that the voice cast won’t damage the characters’ images
    – There is a lot that we still can’t say, so fans and non-fans alike please look forward to hearing more
     
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    Treehouse presentation for both the original and the remake:

    The music :bury

    Fuller Trailer for Collection of Mana
     
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    Collection of Mana has already been cracked and the roms works on Emulator. At least that's what I heard.
    No Chill Whatsoever !
     
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    I can see why people say SD3 pushed SNES to the limit. It looks as good as CT or FFVI or possibly better, but that might also be the HD release :maybe
     
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    Trials of Mana will support dual audio. Players will be able to experience the game with either English or Japanse voicework, the game’s developers confirmed during Nintendo Treehouse: Live at E3 2019 today. English, French, German, and Spanish text will also be in.
     
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    The Switch has essentially become my default JRPG machine. :lmao
     
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    Almost everything they're showing is some type of RPG :lmao

    All we're missing is Monolith Soft.
     
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    Oooh that backlog is getting worse. :gglife
     
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    Evolution of RPG machines (correct me if I'm wrong, also starting from NES, also x2 not counting PC cuz reasons)

    NES > SNES > PS1 > PS2 > DS > 3DS > Switch
     
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    I'm getting around to watching the gameplay. The game looks good visually, but it seems a lot more clunky of an RPG than Ys VIII was. More than the visuals I really like the character models/art.

    Swap DS with PSP and maybe Vita tbh, not that it didn't have any.
     
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    I'm still replaying Disgaea 5 and gave 60+ characters on a new save file doing full on retard grinding for post game Carnage. With this, Astral Chain, and Disgaea 5 Complete in the future, my switch is gonna look like charcoal overcooked.:lmao
     
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    Disagea 4 you mean right?
     
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    Ah yes, Seiken Densetsu 3, I played it on an emulator when I was like 11 or 12, for like an hour, but it left a lasting impression.

    The Knight character in the app I made in 2017, his idle stance is homage to Duran's fighting stance, lol. :samuraicat Except I reversed the leg positions so it wouldn't be too direct a homage, lol.


    That app is in fact partially inspired by Seiken Densetsu 3, but due to phone screens being rectangles instead of squares, there was no point animating a 4 way directional animation, so I animated the character to attack only left or right to save space in the app's footprint.


    Somebody actually took the time to review it. :catprotecc Unbelievable. (Found it while trying to look for a screenshot of my game to compare to Duran.)


    Argh, but I don't think I'll have time to play Trials of Mana, but if things go well, maybe I will have time. But either way, I should be spending whatever free time I get working on my next app. :lurkingcat And I have a backlog of apps to make. :platslam

    In terms of playing games, I haven't even finished Dark Souls 3. :catfright

    But yeah, looking forward to Trials of Mana, it has the coolest roster of any mana game imo. :catippy The designs are so unique and waaayy ahead of their time. My favorite is Duran obviously. :catdab

    By the way, if Duran and Kevin DBZ fused, you'd get Inuyasha. :catthinks

    :catball
     
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    Yeah, 4. Typed too fast.
     
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    Do you mean the little bubble where he was thinking about Minato?
     
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    Since I expect this to be showcased in the Direct today, fanart dump time!

    This is Riesz. Or Lise. Or Rize. Or whatever.



    Despite being a deformed 16 bit sprite from an obscure, late release SNES game, that came out over two decades ago, Riesz has achieved a huge fanart following and still was getting new stuff even before the announcement of the remake. She's also said to be quite popular in the doujin sphere, according to people who pay attention to those things. There's another girl in the game and some chibi dwarf girl thing, but most artists don't give a shit about them. It usually has always been just Riesz

    Story goes, that in the earlier days, one particular artist loved her so much, he singlehandedly willed her into sustained waifu relevance and thanks to his passion, others eventually took up the torch.

    Spoiler:
































     
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    The purple haired girl looks pretty good too. I like the game's character art.
     
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    TGS had another trailer for the game.
     
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    That boss fucked em all up in the end. :lmao

    Those horns playing the Mana theme :bury

    Angela was a vixen and I thought I'd like her more on my first playthrough, but I ended up liking Riesz more despite her more reserved character.
     
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    Mihawk is in the game but he’s no swordsman! :argh
     
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    Here's a lot of info about the game.
     
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