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Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Old 06-18-19, 07:07 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

I know, but let's be honest : This was not a game that was ever in any danger of not getting made. We paid $60 for a physical copy because we wanted a physical copy. At the time we were told that the game was going to be $60 retail, but we would be getting an exclusive slipcover and exclusive DLC as a thank-you for doing a Kickstarter. We weren't getting a "deal", but we were getting some exclusive stuff and not paying a premium (or so we thought). Instead the game is $40 and the DLC will be available to all, and the exclusive slipcover looks like wrapping paper.
As far as I was concerned the act of charity was paying up front for a game that was years away and that honestly we had no idea if it would turn out any good. Thankfully it did. This will never hurt the way Mighty No. 9 did.

I have bought numerous other physical items via Kickstarter and every single one of them was sold to me below the retail price. It's a little crying over spilled milk, but I can't help feeling a little violated by the shitty deal we Kickstarters got here.
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Old 06-18-19, 08:24 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

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I loved Curse of the Moon but I just canít get excited for this. Iíd rather have a sequel to Curse.
Yeah, I really wish this was in the same style as Curse of the Moon with the 8-bit style graphics. That had a lot more appeal to me versus this, which still looks good but Iím not in a huge rush to pick it up.
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Old 06-19-19, 12:17 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

16-bit, like Super Castlevania IV, would've been my preferred look. Or heck, why not have it look the same as Symphony of the Night, which is what they're going for anyways.
I'm enjoying it, but the more I play, the more ugly it looks to me.
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Old 06-19-19, 09:58 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

If you guys are looking for 8 bit or 16 bit looking metroidvania games you can find about 300 or so on all 3 of the consoles.
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

I just wish all the backgrounds in this game didn't look like they were made out of chrome or plastic.
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Old 06-20-19, 07:06 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

https://nintendoeverything.com/game-...-of-the-night/

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will launch on Nintendo Switch on June 25, but it’s already been out for a couple of days on other platforms. However, this may actually be a blessing in disguise – a game-breaking bug has been discovered in the game that’s blocking players from progressing if they download the latest patch after already having started a playthrough. Here are the full details from the game’s official Facebook page:

We have been investigating a PS4/Xbox One issue that is blocking player progress in the game. We apologize for this bug and thank you for your patience while we investigated.

The issue occurs when a new game is started before downloading the 1.02 update. After the update, treasure chests will appear in the incorrect open/closed state.

Without the items from these chests, progress is blocked.

Players affected by this bug will be required to restart the game with a new save in order to properly progress.

We investigated a number of options to address this issue and each fix requires a new game to be started. Despite our efforts to provide a fix that preserves pre-1.02 progress, this is the best solution to avoid future issues.

Xbox One players will also be affected by this when the update (1.00x on Xbox) is delivered next week. Switch players who will receive a physical copy should download the 1.02 patch before playing.
So there you have it – if you buy a physical copy of the game, make sure to download the 1.02 patch first before starting a playthrough. If you get the game digitally, it should automatically download the latest version, so you shouldn’t have any issues.
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Old 06-20-19, 08:45 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Uh oh. I did start a playthrough before 1.02 which auto downloaded yesterday Wonder if I should delete and start over. Sounds like I should.
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Old 06-20-19, 09:49 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

So its not only mediocre but broken. Lovely.
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Old 06-20-19, 03:27 PM
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I think it's better than mediocre.

Does anyone know when we Kickstarters get our DLC package?
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Old 06-20-19, 03:40 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
I think it's better than mediocre.

Does anyone know when we Kickstarters get our DLC package?
I think we get it after the switch version launches:

https://bloodstained.forums.net/thre...nch-day-status
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Old 06-25-19, 05:24 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Originally Posted by Deadman31 View Post
https://nintendoeverything.com/game-...-of-the-night/

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will launch on Nintendo Switch on June 25, but itís already been out for a couple of days on other platforms. However, this may actually be a blessing in disguise Ė a game-breaking bug has been discovered in the game thatís blocking players from progressing if they download the latest patch after already having started a playthrough. Here are the full details from the gameís official Facebook page:



So there you have it Ė if you buy a physical copy of the game, make sure to download the 1.02 patch first before starting a playthrough. If you get the game digitally, it should automatically download the latest version, so you shouldnít have any issues.
As someone who purchased the physical version for the Switch, can someone please explain to me how to download and install the patch that's already out? I did a Google search, but found the information confusing. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
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Old 06-25-19, 05:39 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

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As someone who purchased the physical version for the Switch, can someone please explain to me how to download and install the patch that's already out? I did a Google search, but found the information confusing. Thanks in advance for any help you can give me!
When you start up a physical game on the Switch with an update, it will automatically start downloading the patch before launching the software (unless you select to start without downloading option).
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Old 06-25-19, 07:04 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

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When you start up a physical game on the Switch with an update, it will automatically start downloading the patch before launching the software (unless you select to start without downloading option).
Oh, okay. Thanks for the fast reply! I thought game updates came up as soon as you put in cartridges. I didn't want to start the game without downloading the patch first.
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Old 06-25-19, 08:33 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

I had preordered a Switch version from Best Buy because I wanted to see what the free Steelbook was like (and it was only offered with the Switch version).

Turns out it's a REGULAR Steelbook, not a Switch one (like the kind gave with Mario Kart 8 and Let's Go Pikachu). It has a disc holder and they stuck in an insert for a Switch cartridge. It's hilarious. Looks pretty cool though (minus the insert). I will be keeping mine. Bet they will be going for a fortune.
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Old 06-25-19, 08:36 PM
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https://www.reddit.com/r/Bloodstaine...ook_is_a_joke/

I knew it was a regular sized steelbook, but it looked like it had built in holders for the switch cart and a disc. It's ridiculous that the switch holder is an insert that apparently doesn't even fit a switch game all that well.

There was also an official update apologizing for the crappiness of the switch version and vowing to spend time to fix it. Basically they delayed the switch version for a small amount of time, and I can't believe it was to "fix anything" but rather so that it didn't get review bombed to oblivion on launch week. C'mon, they really didn't know until the day of release that the switch version had problems? Ugh.
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Old 06-25-19, 08:50 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Okay here is the Steelbook


And the inside with the flimsy plastic insert for the Switch cart


And for contrast, here is the paper thin slipcover that came with the $60 Kickstarter tier
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Got my copy today. Insult added to injury: the Backer-exclusive slipcover is made of the thinnest paper stock possible and feels really, really cheap. Nothing like Borderlands Handsome Collection, The Witcher 3, Far Cry 5 or any other video game slipcover I've gotten this generation. Fuck them for screwing us over once again. Doesn't look anything like the design. You know what it looks like? You know those things kids get that are black on top and when they scratch off the black there's color underneath? It looks like that. With a minimal design scratched in.

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Old 06-25-19, 10:31 PM
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You have to show how that plastic insert to hold the switch game just falls right out of it.
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Old 06-25-19, 11:46 PM
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Okay.

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Old 06-26-19, 12:11 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

Even the PS4 version that I'm more than halfway through feels rushed/unfinished - they could've easily spent another 3 to 6 months on polishing things up.
The game is fun as hell, and while not terribly buggy, it just lacks polish. (not to be confused with how a lot of the backgrounds just look overly polished, literally)
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Old 06-26-19, 12:57 PM
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I think the game is fun as hell and haven't noticed anything yet that people are complaining about.
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Old 06-28-19, 10:53 AM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

I've been laughing about the steelbook ever since I picked my copy up.

I remember when it was first shown off, people were like "Why does it have a disc holder? The listing says it's only for the Switch version." They were like "Don't worry, we have it covered." Apparently that sheet of plastic was how they handled it.
The thing I find the most humorous and representative of the incompetence/lack of care going into the thing is they cut out slots for the clips in the case. Like, what do clips do? Hold on to things! if those cut outs weren't there, the case would hold onto the insert and maybe it would at least not fall out the moment the case is turned over.
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Old 06-29-19, 09:32 AM
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Did any KS backers get their DLC code yet?
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Old 07-01-19, 11:06 AM
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Will say the biggest complaint that I have with this game so far is how shitty the whip is. For a Castlevania like game, you would think they would make it more fun to use.
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Old 07-01-19, 11:09 AM
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Yeah, the whip has a weird delay to it, which I guess makes it realistic, but I'm not playing this for realistic whip physics!
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Old 07-03-19, 02:46 PM
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Re: Bloodstained: RotN (Steam, PS4, XB1, Switch: 2019)

They did announce today through Kickstarter a picture of the Alchemist's Treasure Slipbox if you were in the $100 tier (which I am). It's pretty nice.

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