Death end re;Quest’s cast, like many other Compile Heart ensembles, is designed in such a way that pretty much everyone will find someone who appeals to them.
If you’re the type who likes the kind of girl who speaks in a wispy, seemingly emotionless, far-off voice, then you’ll probably get along with Lucil Filarete. If you like petite elf girls with honkin’ great boobies, you’ll probably also get along with Lucil Filarete.
In short, she’s a very appealing character for many, many reasons!
Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Lucil Filarete
One of the things Compile Heart’s Galapagos RPG project has been keen to do ever since its inception is experiment with mechanics, particularly when it comes to combat.
Death end re;Quest is an excellent example of this, featuring several layers of mechanics that keep things consistently interesting as you play through the main story and the optional side content. It’s also one of Compile Heart’s better balanced games to date, featuring a smooth incline in challenge factor rather than sudden, unexpected spikes.
Let’s take a closer look at how it all works.
Continue reading Death end re;Quest: The Art of Fighting
One of the more interesting things about Death end re;Quest, as we’ll discuss in more depth when we talk about its story in detail, is its dual-perspective narrative.
The “real world” unfolds from the perspective of main male protagonist Arata Mizunashi, while the “game” side of things is the domain of trapped director and lead heroine Shina Ninomiya, who initially has absolutely no recollection of how she found herself in a virtual reality game so realistic it’s difficult to distinguish from “reality”.
Shina is an excellent lead for the “in-game” side of things, for reasons that will become apparent shortly. Let’s take a closer look!
Continue reading Waifu Wednesday: Shina Ninomiya
One of the most interesting things about Death end re;Quest is the fact that it gradually evolves over the course of its duration, with new mechanics and structural elements being continually introduced throughout the first distinct “part” of the game.
Today we’re going to take a look at part of the game’s overall mechanics and structure: specifically, the part of the experience that allows you to explore and advance the overall story. We won’t be discussing the narrative itself today — just how it’s presented and how the game hangs together.
It’s one of Compile Heart’s most interesting games, even before you’ve unlocked everything — so let’s take a closer look at one of its coolest aspects.
Continue reading Death end re;Quest: Where Does the Game End and the World Begin?
For once, if all goes according to plan, I’ll be playing something I have a Limited Edition of almost immediately after obtaining said Limited Edition!
Yes, indeed, I currently have Idea Factory’s new RPG Death End re;Quest pencilled in for the next Cover Game feature here on MoeGamer, and I am very much looking forward to it; I’ve had a blast with past titles from their Galapagos studio (including Omega Quintet and Fairy Fencer F) so I am, as the kids say, “well up for it”.
In the meantime, why don’t we have a nice peep inside that lovely Limited Edition that arrived the other day and see exactly what we have to look forward to?
Continue reading What’s In the Box: Death End re;Quest Limited Edition