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JaxonH

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God Eater 3 is nearly upon us. A demo just dropped today (US and JP, no word on EU as of yet). Let’s get into it.

God Eater is a Monster Hunter style game series that dates all the way back to the PSP era. It became popular in Japan during the original Monster Hunter boom, but has yet to breakthrough in the western market. It has always been a handheld series, but that is changing as God Eater 3 launched on PS4 a few months ago, and is now releasing on Switch (with the death of the Vita, Switch is the only natural choice left for penetrating the handheld market). God Eater and God Eater 2 Rage Burst released on Vita, and that is where I first got exposed to the franchise. They had implemented a save data transfer tool for the Vita versions and ported PS4 versions, but now with Switch, we don’t need two copies of the game on two platforms with a save transfer tool. We can just buy the game and get both, and the handheld version is every bit up to scratch with a console game built for modern systems.

I just downloaded the demo and I am taken aback with the quality of not only the game itself, but the port as well. It looks excellent on the Nintendo Switch, both docked and in handheld mode. The game itself is not pushing realism, but instead has more of an anime look in a futuristic setting. I still think it’s one of the better looking games on the Nintendo Switch, and its performance has been top notch for me thus far.

THIS is how you port a game to the Nintendo Switch

God Eater 3 Switch Demo Gameplay

God Eater 3 Switch Demo Impressions RGT85

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Magician

Not my favorite Monster Hunter clone but it is a great series of games. I haven't finished GE2 on PS Vita yet, so I'll be content with that until this hits the bargain bin. Kind of tragic, I love how Bandai Namco has supported the Switch thus far, but my budget won't allow me to buy this on day one. Securing a copy of SD Gundam G Generations Cross Rays is a higher priority for me.

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JaxonH

@Magician
There’s a TON of games releasing in the next month or so.

We just got Bloodstained, Crash Racing and Thursday we get Mario Maker 2. Then we get Red Faction Guerrilla REMARstered, God Eater 3, Dragon Quest Builders 2, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, Fire Emblem Three Houses and Wolfenstein Youngblood. It’s absolutely insane.

I can’t fault anyone who hast to make tough choices with the lineup like that. But it really is unfortunate because well polished, A-quality ports like this, especially current gen games that are aren’t outdated (this just released a couple months ago) are rare, and of course we all want to see them do as well as possible.

Monster Hunter is my favorite series of all time along side Fire Emblem, and while this series isn’t as good as Monster Hunter, I think it’s the next best thing as I wasn’t much of a fan of Toukiden, Soul Sacrifice, Freedom Wars, etc etc (although a newer, current gen Toukiden could have potential).

At the very least, the demo is available now for anyone who wants to give it a spin.

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Magician

At the very least, I applaud Bandai Namco for shipping this game before Dauntless goes live on Switch. That's some pretty tough competition in the hunter genre.

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GeeEmm

Playing the demo now.
I like it a lot, looks really nice on Switch as well. Only played docked so far.

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Heavyarms55

Those Tales of Vesperia customs really tempt me. lol

God Eater is a series that has been on the fridges of my radar for a while, ever since the admittedly lackluster anime adaptation caught my attention with a lot of cool ideas. My Switch backlog is getting to be out of control, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't tempted.

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MsJubilee

Gotta say, this game is actually quite good. Feels great, looks okay on handheld and customization is pretty good. Shame it's releasing in July,just might get it later this year.

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Tsurii

@JaxonH and I'm gonna be pedantic and point out that both of the other GE games are on consoles, too (pretty sure 1 is on PS3 and 4, 2 only on 4,me thinks)

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@Heavyarms55 I'm in your position exactly. lol

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JaxonH

@Tsurii
Ya I’m aware. I own them.

In fact I mentioned that in the original post, as well as the save transfer tool

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jump

I'm still waiting on a demo for UK/Europe

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JaxonH

@jump
And I heard DQ Builders 2 demo dropped, but I checked (US eShop) and saw nothing. Is that live in EU? Maybe they're tag teaming it 😀

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AlternateButtons

I had fun with it. It pretty much seems like anime Monster Hunter. I will say the Devour mechanic is way too slow and has very little feedback. For such a big motion, I expected there to be a big vibration. But there wasnt. It just felt empty. Same with the gun. It has no feedback and I have no idea if I'm even doing damage.

But I literally played just the demo. I liked what I played, I thought the monster hunting was cool. And I like how characters can help you. I'm also intrigued to see if there's a story because the world is very interesting. But the Devour and gun play needs more feedback. I'll pick it up during a slow month probably. It seems fun.

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BruceCM

Demo just went up here in UK... Will try soon

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Tsurii

@AlternateButtons try hitting L+x. That's your quicker devour. I'm pretty sure there's a second instant devour but I don't remember how you did that one in older games. Maybe I'll stumble upon it again in the demo. Or maybe they straight-up tell you.

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AlternateButtons

@Tsurii I didnt notice any mention of that in the tutorial. Thanks for the tip! I wish the vibration feedback was more intense though. I think HD rumble wouldve been perfect for it.

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Tsurii

@AlternateButtons I agree, but I also think the visual feedback is already pretty sweet tbh. HD Rumble would just give it that extra oomph lol

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JaxonH

Ok, I have a confession to make...

I’m starting to seriously get into this game. Like, more than I ever did with previous God Eater games. I think being on Switch is part of it, and a very high-quality Switch version at that, which always makes things more exciting, but also just being the newest entry in the series where it looks a lot better and plays a lot better... I’m really diggin this.

This is unexpected- I wasn’t planning to make time for this game come launch day given all the other releases around the time period. But I think I’m going to need to shuffle my schedule.

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Joeynator3000

1. I mixed this up with something else, so I didn't care. (God of War I think)
2. The latest NL video said "Monster Hunter" so of course I'm curious now. lol

Anyways, is this really comparable to Monster Hunter? Or are they saying it just because giant monsters and online multiplayer? lol

People said the same thing with Dragon's Dogma so I tried that game out via Steam (got it for about $10 so eh, lol) and, I guess I saw some similarities. I couldn't stay into that game, sadly.

This seems to be more anime-like, so yeah. If anything I'll see if Humble/Steam puts it on sale first. Guess I could try out that demo as well...

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JaxonH

@Joeynator3000
Yes this game is Monster Hunter. Nobody said Dragons Dogma was like MH, only that it had MH like combat (which it does, cutting off tails and long animations that feel very similar).

This game here, this is actually STRUCTURED exactly like MH. You accept quests, go into an area and hunt the monster down, small monsters can be found also in most areas, multiple weapon types.

This is the closest game to MH that's actually worth its salt.

Dragons Dogma, while an awesome game, is nothing like MH in structure. Only in combat similarities.

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