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|OT| Actraiser Renaissance |OT| The Lord of Light Returns to Switch, Steam, PS4, iOS, and Android

jshackles

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Now, it’s back! Actraiser Renaissance, a full, stunning remaster of the game has been released today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and mobile devices. As in the original, this release will see you simultaneously taking down the creatures of darkness while building, developing and protecting your own safe haven of civilisation.


$29.99 ($19.99 mobile)
 
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CGiRanger

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Definitely concerned that it had zero fanfare or lead up and is just releasing out of the blue.
 

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Now, it’s back! Actraiser Renaissance, a full, stunning remaster of the game has been released today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and mobile devices. As in the original, this release will see you simultaneously taking down the creatures of darkness while building, developing and protecting your own safe haven of civilisation.


 

CamHostage

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What's Xbox gotta do to keep on SE's radar?

Not in love with the remastered visual style, but its liveable. (Wish it had graphic fallback mode like R-Type.) Glad to have Actraiser back.
 
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jshackles

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It's live everywhere but Switch now (lol)




 

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Now, it’s back! Actraiser Renaissance, a full, stunning remaster of the game has been released today on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC and mobile devices. As in the original, this release will see you simultaneously taking down the creatures of darkness while building, developing and protecting your own safe haven of civilisation.


$29.99 ($19.99 mobile)
holy shit that music

that got me in the nostalgic feels...
 

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I'm very disappointed in the graphics.
Not everything needs to be pixel art, but c'mon... It looks like a mobile game. It would have been better served by a Dead Cells style art direction.
It is a mobile, the only holding me back from buying it
 

jshackles

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I'll probably pick up the Steam release. The iOS screenshots appear to be in ultrawide, and I'm wondering if the PC release will support that. If so, dope. If not, eh I'll probably get it on the Switch.
 
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Act Raiser 2 has better gameplay, better graphics, much more fleshed out mechanics.

Literally the only thing it lacks compared to the original is the simulation aspect which is basically absent in AR2. The platforming is much better though and that is how you spend most of the time in the game. AR1 is very limited mechanically compared to AR2, dare I say stiff. The side scrolling aspect definitely improved a lot, like the jump from Mario 1 to Mario 3 for reference. It's a bummer that they basically removed the simulation aspect with AR2, but again, everything else is improved and the side scrolling aspect is the majority of both games.
 
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I still own a boxed copy of Actraiser.
Amazing game.
Appeasing your people in the city building parts was so satisfying.
Defeating Tanzra(?) was a magical moment for my younger self.
Hearing that remixed Filmore music made me literally dragon punch off my couch :)
 

Dr. Suchong

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I'll be interested to know people's impressions.
Especially those who have played the original like myself.
This will be a good fit for my Switch. I'm not overawed by the art direction but I'm excited to give this a go 👍
 
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CGiRanger

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Is it mentioned or credited anywhere if they got Yuzo Koshiro to come back and do the OST remaster?
 

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at first I got hyped, but when I saw that cheap ugly 2d predendered mobile graphics I got dissapointed.
 
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It's live everywhere but Switch now (lol)




$30 for a mobile game? lol
 
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Yeah the graphics bother me. I really dislike that style of animation, where it's a bunch of separate sprites moving together to create the animation of the main character. I'm guessing this type of animation is cheaper to produce compared to creating full character sprites for each frame? It's really colorful though. The multi layered backgrounds are really nice, so are the particle effects. It's a mixed bag. I'll wait for reviews.