First game available in English on PS4 and Windows
How to get all five endings: http://www.jrpgreview.com/blog/nights-of-azure-true-ending-guide
Nights of Azure 2: Bride of the New Moon releases August 2017 in Japan, October 2017 worldwide
Prequel manga has started: http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/watch/mg236885
Will it be a lily paradise, or will they ruin everything?
Just because the anon doesn't want to search for it (same as you by the way) doesn't mean it's a troll. Just ask in the game thread if it's really a few hundred years after the first game and you'll get your answer. Pathetic.
could you please lay out in detail what you're angry about? you seem to be confused.
just best friends! no homo!
so how is this game? wanna by but I'm afraid I'll just be baited again
More Muveil and Alushe together is always a good thing.
scans from Dengeki Playstation 642
Don't remember if this was on the website, but that part about Arnice says she got the title of Nightlord after defeating him (her).
That should mean that "Arnice is the nightlord" has nothing to do with a magical state, but it's a title.
I'm starting to suspect the game'll give just some vague mention of Lillysse, so none of the first game's ending will be canon over the others.
What they showed is the Premium Box. English Limited Edition lacks the 3D action card, the DLC (?), the scent poster and the small character posters but has three posters that are only in the Collector's box. Also doesn't come with any retailer extra like keychains or extra posters.
Alushe is supposed to save Muveil here, right? Does she even want to be saved from the sexy spider-demon waifu? I wouldn't blame her if she wanted to stick with Valderossa.
So it was Valderossa who corrupted her? She even calls her "My Muveil" if I'm not mistaken.
Muveil saying how Alushe should give in to the pleasure of demons now seems even more gay.
I'd have to guess that Valderossa is the one that corrupted Muveil sometime between the time Alushe last saw her at the Curia and after Alushe herself became a half-demon.
Valderossa probably had a lot of time to enjoy her new plaything before Alushe showed up to take her away.
I don't want either of them to die desu.
Valderossa has to go. She's got too many advantages over Alushe in the competition for Muveil. There's no way Alushe can beat that rack and she only has one nice set of legs while Valderossa has several.
There's also the problem with Valderossa probably being Muveil's first and who knows what kind of kinks Muveil has picked up thanks to her.
EU preorders will be up on the 20th at 12pm BST
http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/watch/mg240720?track=ct_episode Ch.2 up on nicoseiga
(img not related on scanslation, moonrune ability is downright poor)
If someone translates, I can edit. I'm the one who scanlated the NoA doujinshi on ds and am currently working on another NoA compilation, but I'm not confident in my moon runes abilities and needed help the last time.
Don't worry I'm sure they'll
kill all or most of the lilies and have Alushe sacrifice herself by the end.
>I got other girls to choose from
You don't. Liliana is the canon LI. "You" don't get to choose anything because Alushe is her own character.
As long as they don't make the bad ending canon, I don't care. I want to believe Arnice lived with Lilysse until her last day alive.
Then she dies at the end while saying: "We'll finally be together again."
pre-orders for EU are up
I do believe it'll be like that yet, but remember that the dev said that a long time ago, before the long delay. Even the game's graphics evolved after that, so their vision might've changed, too.
It wasn't that long ago they said that and altering how the story progresses is a much bigger change than you seem to think it is. They needed the extra time to finish their existing work, not scrap it to change the story.
They're too lazy to do actual character routes like in a visual novel. The lilies might get a few scenes, but the main story just doesn't revolve around them for them to get their own endings. The best you can hope for is Alushe teamed up with someone combating demons in one of the non-canon endings.
Unfortunately not, Alushe is comenting "I can see it / it's visible" (referring to Muviel's right breast most likely) to which Muviel asks if she's indeed referring to her right breast which is kind of uncovered
Chapter 3 is up http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/watch/mg240726?track=ct_new
Switch version trailer is also up: https://twitter.com/GustSocialPR/status/892680956179496960
Just pulled the trigger on the PS4 LE to go with my NoA1 LE and Arnice figure.
Gust better not fuck me with this.
sadly no, I just did this for fun; my Japanese skills aren't that great ;_;
>Multiple male characters
>Yet all of them shipped Arnice and Lilysse together
>Love confession was from Lilysse to Arnice
>Arnice fell for Lilysse in the backstory
Only bait here is your post and it's a shit one at that.
The word faggot has been used on 4chan so much that it doesn't even make me feel anything. Surely you have better insults than that? Here is some yuri for /u/. Hopefully, this helps with the butthurt.
Not that anon, but "faggot" is not an insult on 4chan and that post is universally understood as a lighthearted statement about doing his/her own thing. The fact that you thought it's aggressive, and the fact that you use cringily passive-aggressive reply, are proof of your newfaggotry. 4chan is not a hugbox like tumblr, so stop talking in a politically correct manner.
Lurk more, newfag.
>slowly chipping away at this game
>been playing it with a bit more frequency these last few nights
>get to the end of chapter 4
Lilysse going in for the hug as the screen pans away from their dance.
cut-in to them sleeping in the same fucking bed while holding hands.
Jesus fuck, that escalated quickly. I don't usually post on /u/ but man.
I think someone posted it before, either in one of the gematsu articles or in the main game thread because I recognise some of the ones like "I'll definitely save you Lilia" from Alushe and "Smell of my blood" from Arnice.
https://twitter.com/KoeiTecmoUS/status/894908976617234432 character intro movie is up (with subtitles)
Why you cheating on Lily there Arnice with that bridal carry?
So that's their burst link huh. Alushe dual wielding her sword plus Arnice's and then Arnice pretty much laser beams them in darkness with the entire "I'm evil" vibe going around.
Europe version has the swimsuit as Preorder DLC so I don't think it's different in the NA version.
NoA2 Ch.4 up on seiga http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/watch/mg246619
I don't think so. I tried to rip them off from nico seiga but they seem to have DRM on it, I can't seem to get the jpg files from the requests. Maybe someone else has more luck. I followed https://boards.fireden.net/a/thread/142706158/#q142718071
Do you mean rip NoA2 manga off nicoseiga? It's pretty easy compare to ripping Adachi to Shimamura off ganganonline. No programming skill required.
Dang, I know that you could screenshot them off the side but only manually. Yours look very nice and clean. There's a tool that can rip from gangan online if you still need it, I use it for comic walker and pixiv but I just tried with AdaShima, works well.
For NoA2 you only need to open chrome network monitor and save image.
>you could screenshot them off the side manually or write bot to take screenshot for you
What's the name of that tool? I want to know how it can rip from gangan. That site go the extra mile to chop image up, so I can only think of using bot to take screenshots, or segmentation and edge matching. For the 2nd approach, I got the segmentation done, but my edge matching is still buggy, especially when there're big homogeneous color regions. Reverse engineering is pain in the ass, so I haven't tried it yet.
I use https://www.mrcyclo.com/p/freeraw-server.html. Page looks dubios but it works 100%. Sometimes if you download from more than one link in a session, the program freezes and you'll need to restart it again. Ripped off the pixiv yuri hime mangas with it and that's when it happened.
>For NoA2 you only need to open chrome network monitor and save image.
I use firefox, guess I'll try your option then.
So I finished 100%ing the first game today. Was pretty disappointed to find out that the "bonus" ending was actually just the first one I saw, that happens if you beat Ludgert without unlocking the Sword of Jorth/reaching level 9.
In the end I guess N2 really is the best ending. Definitely the most fun to watch, anyway. The "true" ending is alright too, I guess.
Anyone else confused at the way the Reminiscences described Arnice's first 'friend' as having a heavy resemblance to Lilysse? I guess the only sensible conclusion is that she was also a relative of the Saint somehow, but both Arnice's initial reaction upon meeting Lilysse and the Night Lord's monologue about wanting to see what she'd do "if she met that girl" seemed like they were implying something more.
The 'bonus' ending isn't that. You can adjust how the relationship is in the 'dream' after you beat the final-final boss and there's a fifth option and then you gotta beat her again to see it.
The fifth option was what I was talking about. It's the ending you get if you beat the game without unlocking the Sword of Jorth. I got sidetracked by the fact that you could buy fetishes from the half-demon shop and ended up spending all my blood there while I was grinding my Servans, and I was curious about what would happen/if it was possible to beat the boss without going to level 9 so I made a secondary save file and that happened to be the first ending I saw.
It isn't. And you can't see it unless you go to the 'dream' and change it to the highest affection level. You can only get it after you get the True End and even then, as I said you need to change the affection level yourself to get it.
I'm telling you that's not the case, I saw the exact same ending twice: once when I beat the game at level 8, and the second time after I completed the post game, chose the highest affection level, and beat the game again as the last part of my 100% run.
Arnice takes the Nightlord's blue blood instead of Lilysse, tells her she can't be with her, and takes away her memories of them together. A year later Lilysse shows up at the Ende Hotel and Simon tells her a "fairy-tale" about their past.
That's interesting. It's either a bug or 'highest affection' isn't really that because there's two answers that you skipped which raise it.
As for Arnice's first 'friend' a few people think that it's Christophorus. I forget how much time passes after the Night Lord dies and the beginning of the game but it's possible Lilysse is a relative of the first Saint. Then again, if she was I assume we would get more of an acknowledgement since you know,
she's still alive.
I think they were wanting to just be cryptic and not expectant to make a sequel.
That's a good point regarding the affection points. There are two things which make the bonus ending logically fitting as a special ending for beating the game 'too early':
- In the N1 ending, Arnice
surrenders the Sword of Jorth over to Ludgert, which implies that reaching level 9 is a logical condition to unlocking the ending.
- The affection-raising answer for the post-level 9 dialogue is the point at which Arnice admits that
Lilysse is the thing holding her back from achieving her maximum strength/power, and expresses that power is meaningless if she can no longer be human to be with Lilysse. The outcome of the 'bonus' ending could be considered the direct consequence of not observing that piece of dialogue.
I really hate the way that question was presented in the game, since when you look at your possible responses it seems like the negative choice, but it's actually the one that raises your affection.
The way that basically almost all Premium boxes of NoA2 (looked last week, 15 of 18 shops) were sold-out, Premium and Collector's box sold-out on the Gust shop, Limited Edition of NA and Europe are not available anymore, are looking rather good for a sequel.
I'm sure Gust will find a way to make a sequel, even though they weren't planning one in the first place (see NoA1).
>all the LE are sold out
>the base game is pricey as fuck and probably won't be priced down
I never noticed the bottom left poster of Alushe and Liliana before.
How does Alushe #6 lose in the end? She's so dashing and has a cool hat.
NoA had an entirely definitive ending and there was still a sequel. There's nothing stopping more lesbian action games being made. In fact trying to directly link the first game and the second really annoys me considering the first one wrapped up perfectly.
That is her. Was there a picture of Carmilla doing the carrying?
Fuck this shitty love interest so much.
Well that's one way for the third wheel to pick up a win.
Checked some streams and it looks like devs did nothing to improve the challenge, the first game was too easy and now it looks even worse.
I mean, enemies do no damage (not even bosses) and players can just keep spamming burst attacks.
Don't remember the first game having difficulty settings, so I guess that's just how it is.
No matter what I see on streams or recordings I still believe Muveil is the best girl. Followed closely by Camilla with Ruenheid and Veruschka tied for third.
>seeing Camilla's Beautiful Back literally gives Alushe a heart attack
I'd rather play a good 15 hour game than a bad or mediocre 50+ hour game. With the former there's usually a lot more depth in the gameplay that keeps me coming back for more and can encourage me to get better and experiment with stuff, while the latter can become tedious, and once you're done you're done.
Given NOA 2 is a game with multiple routes, the former sounds far better for it.
Cute. Do you have any actual arguments or are you one of those retarded kids that thing "longer = automatically better"?
Most arcade-style games and many sidescrollers can be beaten in a couple hours or less, but nobody cares gives a shit because their gameplay is just that good.
From what I've seen she's almost exactly like Muveil and Ruenheid in how she plays on the field with the one major difference being that Arnice is a lefty.
This playthrough most likely ended with the normal ending.
After seeing the bad end and this ending I'm convinced the staff just made this game to bully Ruenheid.
There probably is.
The player on that run only maxed out Liliana and Ruenheid's affection. On the bad end run posted earlier I don't think he had anyone maxed out or if he did it was just Liliana. I'm guessing maxing out all the girls affection unlocks the true ending.
No kisses this time around. Or heartfelt confessions. Just more fanservice and tits.
Them killing the yuri pairing from the first game is just an extra salt in the wound.
Gust is really incompetent.
What happened to Lilysse anyway?
Was that her portrait in the Nightlord's abode? Did Arnice fall to the darkness after losing her ring inscribed with the initials of both her and Lilysse, or when she lost Lilysse?
>Aluche potentially with each of the main girls longingly stare into each others' eyes while totally naked
I would think that the obvious implication of this is that they go waaay further than kisses, but it all happens offscreen because an Adult Only rating is unacceptable.
They pussied out and killed off Lilysse so they can make a bland Neptunia ripoff with ditzy and shallow yuribait fanservice with a bunch of characters instead of focusing on a romantic pair. They missed the mark.
>gamers want more yuri, guys, what should we do for the sequel?
>well, let's put tons of girls teasing the MC with only one bland love interest, let's not change the story because who gives a fuck, let's kill Lilysse so Arnice will be part of the harem and let's delay the game for 10 months so we can put even more uninteresting girls and not work on the gameplay
>>well, let's put tons of girls teasing the MC with only one bland love interest
That's the one thing that really hurts the game for me. The only thing stopping Liliana from being my least favorite girl is the fact that Eleanor exists. I can kind of get past the game's other faults, but I'm always going to be salty over Liliana being the the sole, boring love interest. Not even indecent swimsuits can make up for that.
It's less explicit than the first game, which was already tame as it is but it was still romantic and focused on two girls. NoA2 has no kisses, no confessions, just skinship fanservice. The fact that it's not even focused on a pair anymore but dispersed on other undeveloped big tittied cardboard cutouts that aren't even romantic interests makes it even worse. It pains me to say this but Valkyrie Drive Bikkhuni at least paired off side girls with each other and gave us multiple OTPs. NoA2 just makes a shitty irrelevant cast that doesn't even go full yuri with anybody. It's basically like Neptunia which only has baiting and the waifus remain "pure" for the waifufags.
Unromantic, unfocused, bland and just overall fucking trash that completely missed the charm of the first game. Actually scratch that, it didn't just miss the charm of the first game, it retroactively ruins it by killing off Lilysse and giving Arnice another amnesia. After all that bullshit about her precious memories.
I would've preferred no sequel at all.
Are the heads of Gust really that retarded? The first game sold because it had yuri, not because of the gameplay or graphics, and not because of waifushit. Why the fuck did they do the opposite for the sequel?
Wasn't this made with a little help from the musou team? Of course it'd be easy. This is why I want NoA3 to be co-developed with Team Ninja, they'd at least now how to make a stylish action RPG with actual challenge.
>you did not play the game
no yuri its bait sorry anon
I wouldn't be surprised if there is already an NoA3 in production. KT seems to be pushing Gust to produce. I believe Atelier has basically become an annual franchise now.
I would actually like to see them do something in the Ar Tonelic/Nosurge setting with a female protagonist, and not just some robot avatar self-insert with a single throwaway line implying you might be a girl IRL
NoA2 was initially set to be released around 14 months after the first. You think they'd put in more than swimsuits and Eleanor with the extra time.
>one panty switch
Blue Reflection wasn't nearly gay enough to be memorable. Persona 3/4/5 and Fire Emblem Awakening/Fates let you romance most characters and games advertising bishoujos should do the same. Gust, just let me experience the purest form of love with an oneesama pls sell me the dream I will buy it
She was held hostage by the Queen of the Moon to make Arnice surrender. As part of torture, Arnice was told she was killed and that was what made Arnice go berserk. However, Lilysse had actually managed to escape and had left her ring and a hidden letter for Arnice to find. Arnice will go look for her after the Queen of the Moon is defeated.
I don't know far ahead it's supposed to be set, but I'm certainly not making up the spoiler.
In the final scene Arnice is warning Aluche to be prepared emotionally for the fact they age far slower than their partners, but it doesn't sound like so much time has passed that Lilysee would have died but it does sound like Arnice has experienced seeing her getting old.
Passing anon here. Shit, is the first game as blatantly gay as this? https://youtu.be/Wdhg_2TmeIE?t=6m50s That's not even ambiguous. Also that >愛する人
Vampires are cool and all, but I'd like to see a lesbian succubus/demon girl corrupting another girl into one too for a change.
Arnice is kind of close seeing how she's half-demon and has a demon form, but it's not the same (especially since she doesn't like being a demon). It needs to be a full time demon girl with permanent horns and tail and red/purple/blue skin etc.
Well Valderossa fully corrupts Muveil. And she's quite suggestive and touchy-feely with her. Even calls her "My Muveil".
I'm hoping they both survived.
Don't worry, she'll be Rorona'd for the 3rd game.
I think that the aftermath of the normal ending. Like in NoA1 you have the default ending where Lilysse gets an amnesia and leaves the island after Arnice kisses her and in the True Ending it just continues on and it shows how she comes back to the island to meet Arnice once again.
>I think everyone's talking about waiting for the time when both of them return or something.
Yep, they were. NoA1 had a relatively conclusive ending but NoA2 ends on a cliffhanger. Seems like they already have plans for a sequel. They're probably expecting it to sell even more than NoA1.
Gandalf has several advantages:
Gandalf is a rugged wizard who spends most of his time travelling the country side and so has got to be quite physically fit. Not to mention he is quite capable in melee combat himself.
Gandalf belongs to a race that lives thousands of years so he's not really that old as you might think.
Males don't suffer from osteoporosis as early as women.
On the other hand, Lilysse has the advantage of being 3d animu bishoujo, which means even when she's really old, she'll just have silver hair (she'll match Arnice's) while maintaining her big tits and comfy ass and not have a single wrinkle or skin discolouration, nor stoop lower from worsening spinal problems.
But come to think of it, she's a bloody powerful cleric, surely she knows some magic to keep herself healthy and looking youthful at the very least.
Unless she didn't specialize in healing/life magic and pursued the deepest secrets of lesbomancy instead.
>It also means that Aluche is a beta lesbian.
What does that make Ruenheid then?
Seems like she's holding back a lot of her powers, gameplay wise.
Only has access to demon form, that wood golem, that healing Servan, and the 3 yellow soldiers.
Wish she had that nightshade crawler, the wolf, and the big hellion instead. She'd be right at home with those things.
>The game sold a total of 79,227 physical retail copies across all three platforms within its first week of release in Japan.
>79k in the first week
>150k units sold in Asia
This is why the sequel was quickly announced. It was simply successful.
Now let's compare that to other Gust games:
Blue Reflection: 48k
Come on anon, cry harder.
I'm disappointed in how she plays. She relies heavily on support attacks as it were. The wood golem boosting her (because apparently she can't jump) the toy soldiers rushing an enemy. Not to mention the Bravery system is stupid, it basically invalidates your need to level.
Summoning servans is a signature mechanic of her game so they had to incorporate that into her moveset. Giving her regular combos and making a special unique ability to summon would be too much work for a single character.
I know and I'm not opposed to having Servans be in the combos, but I would've liked at least them not to be in all of them. It's not fun to play when you always have a delay and you get caught off-guard because you miscalculated and can't dodge-cancel. That's why Zhou Tai is more or less my preferred character in DW.
Pc verson f****** so crap 2 the same as the first
>The wood golem boosting her (because apparently she can't jump)
That is kind of appropriate in a funny way though since NoA has no jump button and she only jumps as part of the sword/daggers launcher combo. I can't count the amount of times I set off a magic attack by wanting to jump and reflexively pressing X.
In that game sure. In Warriors All-Stars she can jump freely. When funny interferes with gameplay then they've screwed up.
I was also looking forward so much to better gameplay, but at this point I prefer NoA's combat for her, cause at least you had different weapons to chain.
The het game market is flooded in Japan, so there's much more competition there. Meanwhile the yuri game market is very niche, so Gust has a chance to get a majority of the sales for that.
>Arnice wrapping her legs around Lilysse
So cute, yet still kind of lewd.
If Arnice and lily were still the protagonists
my thoughts for the sequel were
> corruption and getting back to normal
> making demons and humans co-exist at fighting any threats to the existence
> fighting the night Lord
> getting the night Lords power stolen and trying to recover it
> the balance of the world upset and fighting the opposite of demons angels fairies beings. But hey it's gust
That's the only thing that bums me out about the game (right now). The thing I wanted the most when I heard Arnice was going to be in teh game was for her to be like Caim in Drakengard 2.
"Fuck the world, I don't care what the consequences are, I just want to be reunited with Lilyesse."
Yeah the ending from the first NoA where they plunge the world in darkness is the absolute best. It reminds me a lot of Madoka Rebellion. I really want a yuri game with that selfish tone.
I disagree. More yuri games are always welcome.
Chapter 5 is up: http://seiga.nicovideo.jp/watch/mg247322
bonus shitty typeset edit for fun tonight
implying there is going to a third game
Except it's not bait and it's easily the gayest video game franchise.
Nope, first game's "confession" was also shy about it. 2 also features lots of heartfelt moments between Liliana and Alushe.
It's simply a yuri game and as a sequel it did not harm the first one either seeing how Lilysse is very much alive.
Maybe if you're autistic and can't read the mood you'll see it that way. Everybody knows that stumbling in embarrassment is basically conformation, especially in Japanese media.
Don't be silly. Arnice is still in love with Lilysse and goes out to find her in the end.
And there is no harem, Alushe is only interested in Liliana.
Do you think "S-Search me" is a denial? She was just shy about answering openly and Arnice understood. The conversation made it obvious what was going on, including Aluche wanting to know whether person Arnice loved accepted her as half-demon.
>This time, I will slow down time.
>>Even if you do, eventually...
>If I keep turning my feelings for you into power...
>As long as my feelings never change...
>The end of the world will remain sleeping here.
>So I want you to stay with me.
>Though it may be an eternity of suffering.
That's lovely but heart wrenching. Arnice also remained sane because her love for Lilysse kept her pure. It's nice to know that yuri love is literally a magical power in NoA universe.
Why is your English so broken? Are you mentally disabled?
Anyway they both spell it out in this ending https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIrvFWoq4dU
>L: As long as you live I won't lose my heart
>A: I managed to live this long because of you
But I guess you're too retarded to remember anything.
>anon you do is a group of people
Honestly, what's with this disgusting ESL invasion?
Gust had their chance in the first game. There was interest in the concept, but people got turned off by the gameplay. Of course they'll just say yuri doesn't sell and make a het harem next.
There's still room for some recoupment.
Nights of Azure launched at 79,000.
But their financial report claimed total sales figures at 150,000.
Perhaps Nights of Azure 2 can still make it to 43,000 copies eventually, which puts it par with Blue Reflection at least.
Truth be told, after watching a series of video walkthroughs, the game seems shorter, and packs less of a punch. While the Yuri is there (The stuff involving Arnice talking her feelings for Lilysee and asking Alushie about her's was great, per anon translating + the vampire "Yuri harem" claiming scenes), it's feels less personal in a way. But I don't really understand moon, so might be wrong.
1) The change of character harms them. Arnice has a little charisma this new girl nothing remarkable, (it seems less interesting the cast of NOA2 only highlights Ruenheid and muviel)
2) did not optimize the gameplay, and retouched the lilies in weapons, nothing new in terms of skills
3) the concept of a new story without binding NOA did not help much
They made this game fast taking advantage of the sales of the first but you see the results.
100K in japan/asia for the 1st half of 2015, and it grew to 150K in japan/asia as per end of october 2015
if you compared it to other games from gust/KT small division/subsidiaries, the first game are doing great, KT even state that NoA was their major title
Maybe, who knows. Things are looking grim. Gust is a small team and attempting to make three games at once was a costly mistake.
Hopefully they take small bites in the future and just focus on the development on a single game at the time.
Opening weeks are very important and NoA2 is the worst selling Gust game since KT acquired them. Even if they reach 50k in a couple of months it will still pale in comparison to everything in their library. Blue Reflection sold more than Firis and KT still came out and said it under performed.
Despite NoA2 ending on a cliffhanger I doubt they'll be making a third one now. They'll only be able to do it if they somehow recover/stay afloat.
Yeah. They should have focused on making a really good sequel to Nights of Azure 1, taking in account all the things people liked and did not like in the first one.
Instead, everything bombed. And Nights of Azure was an interesting IP with room for exploration to boot. Even managing to compete with some of usual het stuff >>2422009
Well, I'll still buy it for the PC when it comes on October 24th. Neptune games got a nice boost from the westerners so maybe NoA is salvageable too, especially when the release dates are so close.
>ESL shitposter got banned even on /v/
>The new girls they added after the main trio and arnice look pretty bad.
Yeah, the first part was better cause it focused on two main characters and their relationship, now even if in this we would get trio it wouldn't be bad, but adding more girls to pair up as Lilies gave it less impact as expected.
It would be really better as a strong love triangle story than what we got.
>Well, if making a third game involves making the franchise a het game to "save" it,, I'd much rather NoA2's cliffhanger remain unresolved and the series lay dormant.
A third game would probably be about Arnice searching for Lilysse. This is probably the best way to go to try to save the franchise since it can at least focus on the main couple that lead the first game which is one of Gust's best sellers. That and double down on quality control and actually get some staff that know how to make a good action game.
If the westerners save it or at least help them break even I'm certain they'll attempt to finalize the trilogy. This time however they probably won't be trying out experimental new IPs at the same time like BR.
>If the westerners save it or at least help them break even I'm certain they'll attempt to finalize the trilogy.
An arduous task though. NoA2 sold less across all platforms than NoA did for just the Vita in Japan week one. NoA2 wasn't just coming in with its own problems. It was being weighed down further by Gust's growing reputation as a kusoge dev. I feel like a third game has to be made as an effort to win back lost fans, but I doubt it'll happen. And even if it did Gust would find a way to fuck up again sadly.
>t was being weighed down further by Gust's growing reputation as a kusoge dev.
Yeah I agree. If NoA2 released before Firis and BR like they first announced before all the delays it would've fared much better. They spread themselves way too thin over the three ambitious games and all of them ended up unoptimized and short because of that.
However NoA2 doesn't need 100k sales like NoA1 to be successful. NoA1 was already cheap on its own and its crazy good success was big enough to fund an entirely new IP. This gave Gust a harmful confidence.
Like I said here >>2422181 NoA1's 150k milestone in three months was solely from the Asian market but this time around they're also releasing an overseas version so I'm hoping westerners can contribute as much as the other Asian countries did for the first game.
>Yeah I agree. If NoA2 released before Firis and BR like they first announced before all the delays it would've fared much better. They spread themselves way too thin over the three ambitious games and all of them ended up unoptimized and short because of that.
I agree with both of these. I think the delay was a real killer. NoA2 had good momentum and build up in regards to its advertising heading into its release date and the delay just brought it all to a crashing halt. I also believe at some point Gust has to make a hard decision regarding its Vita ports. They appeared to have doubled down on shoring up the quality of NoA2's Vita port and despite their efforts the drop in sales was precipitous for the Vita version. I can't claim to know the costs for a Vita port for a game like NoA2, but if it was going to flop that badly surely the money and manpower could have been applied elsewhere.
After Firis' buggy launch and BR underperforming, I think people became skeptical that Gust can deliver with NoA2. That the game gets delayed not just once but twice just make it obvious Gust can't handle developing 3 games at once.
>I think people became skeptical that Gust can deliver with NoA2.
Even though I wanted NoA2 to succeed I'm guilty of this. I remember when the Switch port was announced. I was seriously considering going for NSW version instead of the PS4 version, but then I started thinking back to all the frame drops in the previous trailers and wondered if I could really trust Gust to not fuck up the port. I doubt I'm the only one who thought this judging by the NSW port's sales.
I don't know if porting to Switch hurts the game since they have to put work in porting instead of making the game better or the decision to port was because they're already aware they can't deliver and the game will underperform.
On an unrelated note, has the trophy list been posted somewhere?
legit, oshiri mouse pad that Gust will sell on TGS2017
Ouch. Game tanks so now they're whoring out Alushe. Wouldn't mind the tapestry that features Alushe with Liliana and the punching bag though.