Posted by Ross
Thu, 22nd Jun 2017
Hi everyone. Summer is here, but rather than hitting the beach, we've been slashing our prices as part of the Steam Summer Sale. There are some scorching deals on all of our Steam releases, and many other games beside these.
Since I know you’ll have a burning desire to get to the Steam Store and take advantage of the amazing offers available, I’ll try to run through them all as briefly as possible.
As usual, all discounts apply not only to the base game, but to all its associated DLC too:
Way of the Samurai 4, (regular price $24.99) has a 60% discount (DLC discounted by 50%)
Way of the Samurai 3 (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount (DLC discounted by 50%)
Agarest: Generations of War (regular price $14.99) has a 60% discount
Agarest: Generations of War Zero (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount
Agarest Generations of War 2 (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount
Agarest: The Complete Saga (regular price $59.99) has a 50% discount
Mugen Souls (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount
Mugen Souls Z (regular price $19.99) has a 60% discount
Elminage Gothic (regular price $9.99) has a 75% discount
Flame Over (regular price $11.99) has an 80% discount
OMG Zombies! (regular price $4.99) has an 90% discount
Cubixx HD (regular price $8.99) has an 80% discount
I’m sure you’ll agree that these are some truly hot deals, so make sure you pick up these brilliant games before the sale ends on the 5th July.
That’s all for now, I’ll be back soon with more news on our PC ports of Omega Quintet and Lost Dimension, but until then why not follow us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, our Youtube Channel and our Google + account, where we’ll be posting all the latest news from Ghostlight. You can also follow me on Twitter for a more personal take on all things Ghostlight
Posted by Al
Thu, 15th Jun 2017
In our previous and penultimate Lost Dimension character breakdown, we looked at Marco and Yoko’s best skills. This week – the finale – it’s finally time for Agito Yuuki and George Jackman to take centre stage. Agito is a teleporting, distance fighter while George is the strongman of the team with some interesting abilities and plenty of scope for expansion by equipping other characters’ Materia. Let’s have a closer look at them!
First up, here are my favourites from Agito's skill tree.
· Phase Item: This is a must in my opinion, as it’s a 1-hit upgrade and allows you to apply items to characters from much further away than any other character could.
For instance, using this to help Sho keep his SAN topped up, might allow him to continuously use Daydream, keeping the turn order in your favour, while allowing Agito to be far enough away to help other characters with Assists, etc. It’s only 1 Skill point to acquire Phase Item, so it’s well worth it!
· Cruel Step: There are three things I really like about this skill:
1) It does excellent damage for its cost; 2) It looks awesome as it hacks at enemies from all sides; 3) It has HUGE range, which is very helpful and might allow you to end a battle a turn earlier (which is great for your mission ranking, perhaps winning you some free items as a reward.) :)
· Phase Blade: Agito’s own take on the ‘insta-kill’ attacks used by other characters.
Maxed out, this has a pretty good chance of taking big enemies out in own go, which can only ever be a good thing. Plus, I like the way he flings the knife backhand… ^^
· Summon Allies: This – along with Sho’s ‘Daydream’ – might be the best skill in the whole game. Agito can teleport through doors, and then use this skill to bring everyone else with him.
This can hugely impact on the speed of battles, especially when it’s not necessary to kill all enemies. Probably his most essential skill, but it’s deep down at the end of his skill tree, so planning will be required to grab it!
Ah, good old Agito! His teleporting makes him a real shock trooper, as he laughs in the face of locked doors and gaping chasms. He’s also a pretty hard hitter, although not as much as our next subject.
Yes, finally, after waiting patiently for his team mates’ character breakdowns to be finished, here are my favourite of George’s skills:
· Mind’s Eye: This is great. It’s stackable so can greatly increase the effectiveness of other skills and is cheap to use.
Once you’ve got some of his later skills unlocked, using Mind’s Eye on cheaper enemies can yield great results when lining George up against the big-hitting bad guys, particularly giant mechs, on the subject of which...
· Zantetsu: When facing some of the huge bipedal robotic enemies in the game, Zantetsu is a real asset.
It’s made even more lethal if you’ve levelled up George’s ‘Analyze Machine’ skill. Put together, these two skills spell BIG trouble for those pesky mechs!
· Kyouchi: This is a passive skill that – simply put – makes George’s sword hit harder.
Any skill using the sword increases in power and when you consider George is already the strongest character, this makes him doubly dangerous. Keep this one topped up once you’ve got the other skills you want. As this is an innately ‘background’ skill there’s no pretty picture for this one – sorry! :)
· Neck Slasher: If you have plenty of Mind’s Eyes stacked, then Neck Slasher hits even harder than normal and has a great chance to insta-kill.
If you listened to me about the Kyouchi skill, it’ll be powerful enough to take down weaker enemies right away too. On top of all that it has a great name. Who doesn’t want to unlock ‘Neck Slasher’?? ^_^
With that, my series of character breakdowns is over. I hope it’s given you some insight into each character’s strengths and weaknesses.
One of the things I love about Lost Dimension is that while there are traditional qualities to the character archetypes, at the same time each has highly original quirks that make the combat in the game something very special indeed. And soon you guys will be able to play it for yourselves. Yay!
Thanks so much for reading and we’ll be back with more Lost Dimension news and info very soon. Cheers for now! Bye!
(Blog written by Ghostlight Ltd. All screenshots are taken from the PS3 version of Lost Dimension, but PC screenshots are coming very soon.)
Posted by Ross
Thu, 8th Jun 2017
Thanks to the hard work of the team at Laughing Jackal, I’m very excited to be able to tell you that we’re now ready to open applications for the Lost Dimension closed beta!
To join in the Lost Dimension closed beta, all you need to do is send an email to: BetaLD@ghostlight.uk.com with your name, date of birth and the technical specifications of your PC.
Applications will close on 13th June, so please make sure to get your emails to us before then. As with previous closed betas, we will not be picking people on a random or first-come-first-served basis. What a ‘yes’ decision actually comes down to depends on a number of factors, including how representative we feel the range of PC specs we’ve assembled for the beta is.
As we only have a limited number of places available, please feel free to tell us why you think you’d be particularly suited to helping us with the beta testing phase of Lost Dimension. This may include information like details of any previous experience you’ve had in beta testing, or simply declaring your undying love for the genre. In fact, please tell us anything that you feel is relevant which may help us approve your application :)