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Posted by Ross

A Humble Spring Sale – up to 80% off!

Hi everyone. We're currently hard at work on the upcoming Steam releases for both Omega Quintet and Lost Dimension (amongst other projects) but I thought I'd quickly tear myself away from testing the latest PC build of Lost Dimension to tell you all about another round of mighty savings on all our Humble store titles.  The good news is that not only are there some fantastic savings, but since this is on the Humble store, you will receive a Steam Key along with the option to choose what to do with half of your charity contribution. You can give that 5% to the charity of your choice or keep the equivalent value as a cashback reward, which can be spent on future purchases during or after the sale.

I’m sure you’ll want to take advantage of these amazing offers as soon as possible, so I’ll quickly run through all the Ghostlight Games that make up part of the sale. :)

Way of the Samurai 4 (regular price £18.99) has a 60% discount.

Mugen Souls (regular price £15.49 ) has a 60% discount.

Agarest: Generations of War (regular price £10.99) has a 60% discount.

Agarest: Generations of War Zero (regular price £14.99) has a 60% discount.

Agarest: Generations of War 2 (regular price £14.99) has a 60% discount.

Elminage Gothic (regular price £6.99) has a 75% discount.

Flame Over (regular price £8.99) has an 80% discount.

OMG Zombies (OMG-Z) (regular price £3.99) has an 80% discount.

I’m sure you’ll agree that these are some great deals, so make sure you pick up these brilliant games before the sale ends on the 25th May.

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.

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Posted by Ross

First playable build of Lost Dimension arrives!

Hi everyone. I've got some great news on Lost Dimension for you all.  As if by magic - if you count the hours and hours of hard work from our long-suffering dev team as magic - the first playable PC version of Lost Dimension has appeared in the office!

While we haven't had that long to look at it yet, I must say it seems very stable for a first playable build and it's certainly nice to be able to start hunting down those traitors on my PC at long last! :)

We're still some way off being in a position to start the closed beta, but this is obviously a massive step towards releasing the title on PC, so I'd like to say a huge thank you to the team at Laughing Jackal for all their hard work and to FURYU CORPORATION for their continued assistance.

Hopefully in the coming weeks, we should be able to share some early screenshots of the game running on PC, before launching the closed beta during the run up to release later this year.

In other news, unfortunately we will need to replace the title music that's used in the opening movie sequence of the game.  This is because this particular piece of music, as used in the console versions, has not been made available for worldwide use on PC, due to some fairly complicated licensing issues.  Having said that, we're currently in the process of sourcing an excellent replacement track, which we hope you'll like just as much :)

 

(Blog written by Ghostlight Ltd. All screenshots are taken from the PS3 version of Lost Dimension.)

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Posted by Al

Lost Dimension character breakdown: Himeno Akatsuki and Toya Orbert

 

 

Following last week's Lost Dimension character breakdown of main protagonist Sho Kasugai, this week it's the turn of Himeno Akatsuki and Toya Orbert.  Himeno is a very cold fish, despite her fiery powers, while Toya is a rather entitled master of magnetism and electricity.  Read on as we discover their strengths and delve into some of their best skills :)

When I first began playing Lost Dimension, I liked Himeno a lot.  The initial level is set up so that her skills are likely to be the first you'll use. The fact she can set her enemies ablaze with her pyrokinesis ability is also pretty cool.

 

Some of her later powers are incredibly useful too, provided your allies make sure to keep their distance.  Here are my favourite of Himeno’s skills:

Burn: This is Himeno's first available skill and is a useful single-enemy attack.

Damage is high considering its low GP and Sanity cost, plus for a basic attack it really looks kind of cool :)

 

Ignition: This is a useful passive skill (and if you read last week’s blog you’ll know I’m a big fan of passive skills!) If you continue to use combustion skills in succession, the damage from those skills grows higher each time, once Ignition is unlocked.

This can be extremely useful against larger enemies who will typically take several turns to kill and means you can mob-rush them solo with Himeno on later levels, or with someone else who stacks damage in a similar way, like George.

 

Icicle Strike: This is a really great attack because it has a decent chance to debuff the enemy it's targeting.  It’s also not too expensive.

Lava Burst / Volcanic Eruption: These two are maybe my favourite area attacks of the game. Both are very cheap considering the area of effect they have.

They hit hard and can be moved some distance away, meaning you can attack from behind even when characters are in front of you. I love these two!

As you can see, Himeno has some great powers, but she does have her drawbacks.  She’s quite slow in moving and has seriously limited range with her regular knife attacks, which also aren’t all that powerful unless you manually buff them, so over longer fights she may have less impact unless you plan ahead with GP/SAN replenishing items.

On to Toya now, who I find to be most useful in the early part of the game.

He’s initially very important as he has a decent range on his regular attacks and some early skills that help engage over longer ranges. Here are his best skills:

Coil Shot: This is Toya's first available skill and is a useful single-enemy attack with a very long range.

Early on, when your movement stat is low, it’s really useful, allowing you to end battles a turn earlier, for that elusive S rating.

 

Thunderbolt: This is a pretty powerful attack with a chance to Bind enemies who are hit, fixing them in place.

It’s also boosted once you’ve raised your Electron Master skill. The fact it’s also acquired fairly early helps out.

 

Tempest: This psychic based area attack is more expensive to use than Thunderbolt, but in busy areas it’s great, because unlike Thunderbolt it won’t hit allied characters inside its range.

If everyone’s bunched together with enemies it’s well worth the extra cost.

 

High Voltage/Static Charge: If you find Toya at a loose end then cast Static Charge which will boost your passive ‘High Voltage’ skill up one level, boosting your Skill attacks and cheapening their cost.

Over longer levels this can stack up very nicely and I find myself using it a fair bit, as I often employ Toya further back than the rest of my team.

You can see that Himeno and Toya approach combat in very different ways and they can complement each other well.  I find myself using them both regularly, especially Himeno who’s become a firm favourite of mine.

Next week I’ll be looking at two more very interesting characters: Mana and Nagi. See you then.

(Blog written by Ghostlight Ltd. All screenshots are taken from the PS3 version of Lost Dimension.)

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