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News SaGa Emerald Beyond announced for PC, consoles and mobile, coming April 25th (UPDATE: demo coming soon, see threadmarks)

And not just one demo, either. But three!

It's certainly a choice to give Steam, Switch and PS their own individual demos for different characters, but it's a nice touch!


Soul Calibur 2 vibes are STRONG!
 
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So Steam gets the robot singer, Playstation gets the shonen protagonist and Switch gets the mahou shoujo teacher. Interesting choice, maybe after you beat the demo you unlocked the other šŸ˜…
 
Not gonna lie, I'm scared about this. It looks nice but I have bounced of ALL saga games (minus the gb games) because of it's weird systems
 
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So Steam gets the robot singer, Playstation gets the shonen protagonist and Switch gets the mahou shoujo teacher. Interesting choice, maybe after you beat the demo you unlocked the other šŸ˜…
Is this actually confirmed/stated anywhere like a tweet or press release or are people just assuming it based on the logos on the short video?
 
Is this actually confirmed/stated anywhere like a tweet or press release or are people just assuming it based on the logos on the short video?
The Gamer has an article about it in addition to a screenshot of each protagonist with the platform logo

https://www.gamer.ne.jp/news/202404030066/

The trial version has different protagonists depending on the platform, and you can play with a maximum of three protagonists: `Tsunori Mido,'' Ameya,'' and `Diva Number 5.''
 
Welp, my fears came true after trying this so not getting it. Knights in the nightmare was more understandable and that one didn't even had tutorials.
 
Welp, my fears came true after trying this so not getting it. Knights in the nightmare was more understandable and that one didn't even had tutorials.

oh gosh, I remember the trauma that game (I bought the limited edition with gorgeous artbook for) caused me!!! hahaha
 
I tried the demo on switch so I got Ameya Aisling, the witch. I believe it was the Localization director that mentioned recently of the difficulties of a demo for a game like this and now I get it. I did not like this demo at all, it felt overly complicated with its terms and strategies. Visually its nice, solid performance (its a turn-based game), the music was a choice, not bad but a bit odd lol.

I played 2 SaGa games before Emerald, Scarlet and Romancing Saga 3, fun games. So yeah not the best first impression. The full game might be great, but that demo might turn people off.
 
I tried the demo on switch so I got Ameya Aisling, the witch. I believe it was the Localization director that mentioned recently of the difficulties of a demo for a game like this and now I get it. I did not like this demo at all, it felt overly complicated with its terms and strategies. Visually its nice, solid performance (its a turn-based game), the music was a choice, not bad but a bit odd lol.

I played 2 SaGa games before Emerald, Scarlet and Romancing Saga 3, fun games. So yeah not the best first impression. The full game might be great, but that demo might turn people off.

I do wonder what the balancing between the different demos is like

unless they did a bunch of tweaking to account for it I wouldn't be surprised if the different protagonists for different platforms thing means some fairly radical differences in difficulty between the different platforms demos
 
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I tried the demo on switch so I got Ameya Aisling, the witch. I believe it was the Localization director that mentioned recently of the difficulties of a demo for a game like this and now I get it. I did not like this demo at all, it felt overly complicated with its terms and strategies. Visually its nice, solid performance (its a turn-based game), the music was a choice, not bad but a bit odd lol.

I played 2 SaGa games before Emerald, Scarlet and Romancing Saga 3, fun games. So yeah not the best first impression. The full game might be great, but that demo might turn people off.
The same for me, trying to get that battle system (which I don't think that changes between protags so I'm pretty sure its the same for the other platforms) was just frustating, but more importantly way time consuming. Like the 2nd or 3rd battle took more than 5 minutes and just go longer from there.

Also the randomness of some actions, and the narrator going "sometimes your allies MAY counter-attack" and I'm like "Oh cool". 6 battles later none of my allies had counterattacked anyone, but the enemy constantly counterattacks, so I kept wondering if was a mistake in the localization and it just applies to enemies
 
The same for me, trying to get that battle system (which I don't think that changes between protags so I'm pretty sure its the same for the other platforms) was just frustating, but more importantly way time consuming. Like the 2nd or 3rd battle took more than 5 minutes and just go longer from there.

Also the randomness of some actions, and the narrator going "sometimes your allies MAY counter-attack" and I'm like "Oh cool". 6 battles later none of my allies had counterattacked anyone, but the enemy constantly counterattacks, so I kept wondering if was a mistake in the localization and it just applies to enemies
Totally lol. I don't mind tutorials as the thing happens, but it the rng seems odd. I was destroyed on my second battle, also the hp being the gauge is not a bad idea but the color they used is not the best.
 
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Did the Ameya demo, and was quickly reminded of much these games kick my ass when I first start them, although I was doing better by the end. Still a lot of fun! Will probably continue with Ameya's story as my first character in the full game, largely because of how much she reminds me of Alkaiser, but we'll see.
 
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