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Dungeon Encounters: Square Enix single-player dungeon exploration RPG

Punished Miku

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Did anyone else buy this yet? Came out today, I've download it but haven't got around to playing yet. Wondering if it's even worth having an OT.
I got it. Probably wont be able to give a ton of impressions for a bit, but I'll try. Surprisingly busy literally every day of the week for a while.
 
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I got it. Probably wont be able to give a ton of impressions for a bit, but I'll try. Surprisingly busy literally every day of the week for a while.

Likewise, I won't be able to get around to it until tomorrow. I don't want to give it a half hearted playthrough right now. It would be really cool to read some impressions and get some discussion going I'm pretty excited to play this.
 

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I think certain people are going to dig this game a lot more than they expect. Comes off very similar to Voice of Cards. All the menus and the layout is interesting in its unwavering plainness. Its like reading a D&D spreadsheet. Feels simplistic and streamlined but also intellectual. Uematsu music is on point. Great battle them on solo guitar.

If you like Voice of Cards then put this on your radar.
 
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if this game deserves an ot

my latest soiled tissue deserves an ot

no diss on OP, this game is just... well it's a mobile game, it's like what would happen if you put shinren through a spaghetti grinder
 
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Punished Miku

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The problem is Voice of Cards is coming in two weeks and close behind it SMT5, I have no room for another RPG.
There's zero rush on this. Get it cheap and it'll be a nice simple and odd game. I like it because its just so weirdly plain and different. But its just battles and walking around. Like Wizardry. Just super simple.
 
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There's zero rush on this. Get it cheap and it'll be a nice simple and odd game. I like it because its just so weirdly plain and different. But its just battles and walking around. Like Wizardry. Just super simple.
But I still would say they could have done more with it environments. The reason I like Voice of Cards aesthetics is because I like how created their towns, fields and its entire world with cards.
 
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Ok so three hours in and this game seems actually really good. The battle system is pretty interesting, I like that the physical/magic defense point system makes you plan out your turns to be the most effective and efficient. I also like how weapons are either fixed damage or totally random, which again really allows you to plan turns out when you know (or don't know) exactly how much damage you will do each attack. Exploring seems fun so far and I can imagine the later maps will get very complex. I do sort of hope some sort of story (even some vague flavor text would be nice) emerges eventually, or at the very least the character backstories end up getting fleshed out more, but it wouldn't be a deal breaker if it doesn't.

My only worry is that since the game is so reliant on battling, and that pretty much every weapon or armor is just the same thing as the previous but with higher numbers, it might get stale towards the end. But so far, so good.
 
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uhhh...... maybe this would be considered a spoiler but if you ever encounter a mouse with a bag of gold RUN IMMEDIATELY

this enemy only attacks by stealing money, and one of the attacks steals 10k gold. At the time I fought one I had maybe 2k gold, and figured well that sucks, but I can easily get it back. Then it stole 10k a few more times and I just laughed because I figured I already have none I may as well keep trying to fight it.

EXCEPT YOU CAN HAVE NEGATIVE MONEY FOR SOME REASON

I seriously ended the fight after it ran away with -27k gold. Fights give me a few hundred per at most. What the fuck. I'm genuinely considering just restarting because it might be quicker than getting out of this hole, especially because I can't even upgrade my equipment to go deeper into the dungeon, where I might be able to make better money to get out of this hole.

I like this game but this is one of the dumbest things ever, it's either a baffling oversight or a baffling decision to keep as a game mechanic.
 

Punished Miku

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uhhh...... maybe this would be considered a spoiler but if you ever encounter a mouse with a bag of gold RUN IMMEDIATELY

this enemy only attacks by stealing money, and one of the attacks steals 10k gold. At the time I fought one I had maybe 2k gold, and figured well that sucks, but I can easily get it back. Then it stole 10k a few more times and I just laughed because I figured I already have none I may as well keep trying to fight it.

EXCEPT YOU CAN HAVE NEGATIVE MONEY FOR SOME REASON

I seriously ended the fight after it ran away with -27k gold. Fights give me a few hundred per at most. What the fuck. I'm genuinely considering just restarting because it might be quicker than getting out of this hole, especially because I can't even upgrade my equipment to go deeper into the dungeon, where I might be able to make better money to get out of this hole.

I like this game but this is one of the dumbest things ever, it's either a baffling oversight or a baffling decision to keep as a game mechanic.
I'm glad I read this spoiler. Holy shit lol.
 

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uhhh...... maybe this would be considered a spoiler but if you ever encounter a mouse with a bag of gold RUN IMMEDIATELY

this enemy only attacks by stealing money, and one of the attacks steals 10k gold. At the time I fought one I had maybe 2k gold, and figured well that sucks, but I can easily get it back. Then it stole 10k a few more times and I just laughed because I figured I already have none I may as well keep trying to fight it.

EXCEPT YOU CAN HAVE NEGATIVE MONEY FOR SOME REASON

I seriously ended the fight after it ran away with -27k gold. Fights give me a few hundred per at most. What the fuck. I'm genuinely considering just restarting because it might be quicker than getting out of this hole, especially because I can't even upgrade my equipment to go deeper into the dungeon, where I might be able to make better money to get out of this hole.

I like this game but this is one of the dumbest things ever, it's either a baffling oversight or a baffling decision to keep as a game mechanic.

How the fuck do you owe money to a thief 🤣
 
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Its sad to see this game is not getting reviews, is it because its not high profile game? I'm guessing same thing going to happen to Voice of Cards
 
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Its sad to see this game is not getting reviews, is it because its not high profile game? I'm guessing same thing going to happen to Voice of Cards
nah, Voice of Cards is going to get reviews eventually I'm sure. It got multiple previews, despite shadow dropping a demo.





Dungeons Encounters will probably get reviews eventually as well.
 
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nah, Voice of Cards is going to get reviews eventually I'm sure. It got multiple previews, despite shadow dropping a demo.





Dungeons Encounters will probably get reviews eventually as well.
I hope you are right, both these game are unique and interesting take on RPGs and I like to see them get some exposure.
 
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I'm glad I read this spoiler. Holy shit lol.
How the fuck do you owe money to a thief 🤣
I know right? Like what the hell haha

I ended up just trudging forward because I lucked into getting some decent drops and am finally back in the black but man... what a wild game. A related tip: the battles are numbered for a reason. If you see one on the map that is 50 numbers higher than the rest of them, consider NOT walking there.
 

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I know right? Like what the hell haha

I ended up just trudging forward because I lucked into getting some decent drops and am finally back in the black but man... what a wild game. A related tip: the battles are numbered for a reason. If you see one on the map that is 50 numbers higher than the rest of them, consider NOT walking there.
I'm only on floor 4 lol. I appreciate the tips. I finally had about 1000 G and had to walk all the way back down to floor 1 without a map to be able to shop for anything. Even getting 1 step up on the weapons is like quadrupling my damage, so I'm just crushing it so far but clearly just at the very beginning of the game.

I'm hearing that people are even going to the academy and swapping out members to level them up to have back ups ready lol. I'm sure it gets very tough soon.
 
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uhhh...... maybe this would be considered a spoiler but if you ever encounter a mouse with a bag of gold RUN IMMEDIATELY

this enemy only attacks by stealing money, and one of the attacks steals 10k gold. At the time I fought one I had maybe 2k gold, and figured well that sucks, but I can easily get it back. Then it stole 10k a few more times and I just laughed because I figured I already have none I may as well keep trying to fight it.

EXCEPT YOU CAN HAVE NEGATIVE MONEY FOR SOME REASON

I seriously ended the fight after it ran away with -27k gold. Fights give me a few hundred per at most. What the fuck. I'm genuinely considering just restarting because it might be quicker than getting out of this hole, especially because I can't even upgrade my equipment to go deeper into the dungeon, where I might be able to make better money to get out of this hole.

I like this game but this is one of the dumbest things ever, it's either a baffling oversight or a baffling decision to keep as a game mechanic.

No lol , It is not oversight , those enemy are intent to punish you or reward you . You should getting ability to make enemy Code visable . All enemy has a code , you will know which type of enemy in that code to advoid , enemy with weird letter like "FC ,9C...." at low level floor are must advoid becasue they significnat higher level or out right like the enemy that steal your money or banish you to the void which can permanent kill your team without ability to prevent banish
 
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This game is honestly really fun. Some extremely unique elements. Getting more abilities. Had a party member get petrified and they just have to drop from the party right there.
 
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Its sad to see this game is not getting reviews, is it because its not high profile game? I'm guessing same thing going to happen to Voice of Cards
It'll be swept under the bus like Metallic Child. Not high profile but very good games. Voice of Cards will probably get some spotlight due to Nintendo promoting it and the Yoko Taro cult will make sure word gets around.