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The sequel to Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

muteKi

Hashtag give it to gilly
Bloodstained the ultimate form. It has the random everything of sotn that the above games missing. Only thing BS is missing is stolen repurposed sprites

The spirit of the repurposed sprites lives on in the jarringly out-of-place portraits of the game's more generous patrons
 

Super Megaman X

dead eyes
(He/Him)
Unlike SOTN, AoS, DoS, and PoR, I'm only occasionally excited when I find a treasure in Bloodstained.
I mostly agree with you, it serves to lessen the need to "explore every corner of every room, who knows what's tucked away over there?", however, I'm surprised you mentioned DoS, I actually found that to be even more egregious due to the new "soul-fusing" options, and Bloodstained actually toned it down a bit.
 

Lance Noble Aster

did his best!
(he/him)
Soul Fusion is a similar concept to Bloodstained's crafting, but it crucially doesn't replace all the treasure in the game with random crafting materials. Consequently, it feels a lot more optional to me. Plus, you can make a lot of boss weapons that way, which don't feel as bad as "well I have this rock, so now I can make the middle short sword/claymore/boots/dagger/gun/spear/etc."
 
While I found the crafting and recipe stuff fun, I honestly enjoyed my playthroughs with Zangetsu and Bloodless more since I never once had to think about any of it. As long as they keep giving you options to play through the game multiple ways I'm happy.
 

Kishi

Little Waves
(They/Them)
Staff member
Moderator

The results of the survey have been published. I've been told about a thousand people participated, so it doesn't exactly represent the will of everyone who played the first game. But there is some interesting data here. Unfortunately, of all the characters listed, the fewest people voiced interest in playing as Anne. On the other hand, an overwhelming majority favored unique environments over sheer map size, which is heartening.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
Woof about the "more adult" themes. Could do with way less thanks. I'm still glad they redesigned that first boss with enormous boobs but this survey doesn't give me a lot of hope for the future sadly.
 

Mogri

Round and round I go
(he)
Staff member
Moderator
Woof about the "more adult" themes. Could do with way less thanks. I'm still glad they redesigned that first boss with enormous boobs but this survey doesn't give me a lot of hope for the future sadly.
Co-signed. That never ends well.
 

Octopus Prime

Mysterious Contraption
(He/Him)
I’m hoping it means the plot is about trying to make a home loan application, or finding a good sitter at the last minute.
 

Beowulf

Son of The Answer Man
(He/Him)
I’m hoping it means the plot is about trying to make a home loan application, or finding a good sitter at the last minute.
Zangetsu is the main character, and the villains are his health insurance company. You need to hunt each level of management down and beat them into accepting his claims for the medical bills following his injuries in the first game.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
Zangetsu is the main character, and the villains are his health insurance company. You need to hunt each level of management down and beat them into accepting his claims for the medical bills following his injuries in the first game.
I would like to play this game!
 

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
Over sixty percent of respondents want the sequel to be more gothic, and, hell, I'm one of them.
 

Gaer

chat.exe a cessé de fonctionner
Staff member
Moderator
Zangetsu is the main character, and the villains are his health insurance company. You need to hunt each level of management down and beat them into accepting his claims for the medical bills following his injuries in the first game.

He isn’t American though.
 
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