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Sunday - April 28, 2024
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Sunday - April 28, 2024

Bloomtown: A Different Story - Preview @ TBL

by Hiddenx, 12:27

The Turn Based Lovers checked out Bloomtown: A Different Story:

A PIXELATED PERSONA-LIKE JRPG YOU MUST TRY – VIDEO GAMEPLAY

Bloomtown A Different Story - Gameplay First Look

Bloomtown: A Different Story is undoubtedly one of the most anticipated titles of 2024. This game is the result of a collaboration between Lazy Bear Games & Different Sense Games, with production overseen by Twin Sails Interactive. It features a captivating blend of storytelling, social features, and monster taming, reminiscent of the Persona series but set in a pixel art-styled 1960s America.

The game follows a group of youths dealing with a dark mystery, evoking atmospheres similar to those of Stranger Things or The Goonies.

As in the acclaimed Persona series, the social aspect is crucial. Players will need to maintain and develop relationships with NPCs and allies to unlock new bonuses and features, which will evolve based on the choices and actions made during exploration.

The narrative and social dynamics are well-integrated, and I initially feared that the combat system might be marginal, as often happens in games that mix various elements. Fortunately, this is not the case with Bloomtown.

The combat system, also inspired by the Atlus series, offers a balance of complexity and challenge. Players can exploit strengths and weaknesses, alternate skills to trigger combos, gain attack bonuses, and capture demons to accompany the Guardian that each character has.

The game’s demo particularly impressed me, both for its technical level and the richness of the game world, which includes numerous NPCs to meet, homes and structures to explore, and a dynamic and challenging combat system.

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Information about

Bloomtown: A Different Story

Developer: Lazy Bear Games

SP/MP: Single-player
Setting: Modern
Genre: J-RPG
Combat: Turn-based
Play-time: Unknown
Voice-acting: Unknown

Regions & platforms
Unknown
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· Platform: PC
· To be announced
· Publisher: Unknown