The Caligula Effect: Overdose is out now on PC, a JRPG by FuRyu and closely impressed by (even sharing some growth expertise with) Atlus’s Persona sequence. Trapped in an all-too-perfect digital campus metropolis by a rogue AI pop star, a band of teenagers search to interrupt the foundations and escape the simulation. The game was initially launched for the Vita some years in the past, however as we speak’s Overdose version looks like a major overhaul, together with a number of new characters (each get together members and villains), alternate endings and a significant graphical overhaul. This model additionally enables you to decide the protagonist’s gender. Check out the PC launch trailer under.
As with the Persona sequence, there’s a whole lot of deal with private relationships in The Caligula Effect. Minor and main characters every have their very own plot arcs, and in an effort to persuade them to depart the simulated metropolis with you, that you must persuade them to face no matter traumas made them determine to remain within the first place. While solely a small variety of characters will be recruited as fight get together members (every of which has their very own corresponding quest arc and boss), there’s tons of extra characters you may get perks from by speaking with them. In reality, it’s obligatory – you don’t acquire a lot from preventing.
Of course, it is a JRPG and there will likely be preventing. Turn-based tactical fight, however with a timeline exhibiting all actions for all combatants. It seems like there’s a whole lot of deal with juggling enemies – having one get together member knock them into the air, whereas a ranged combatant pummels them in Devil May Cry style. Of course, this being a digital dream-world, everybody’s capable of go utterly ham on one another with swords, axes, weapons, throwing knives and the rest accessible. It’s good to take a look at, however maybe somewhat messy, with an entire lot of motion taking place without delay.
The Caligula Effect: Overdose is out now on Steam, Humble and GOG for £50/€50/$50, which isn’t how change charges work in any respect. Still, I’ve noticed it for considerably much less over on WinGameStore, in the event you’re after a deal, however I’ve a sense that not too many are going to leap on this one at launch, even when the PC is starved of official Persona games. NIS America are publishing.