Get Dark Deity on Steam ➜ https://store.steampowered.com/app/1374840/Dark_Deity/
I was provided a copy of Dark Deity to try out, and here’s my early impressions.
1. Fun game, neat take on Fire Emblem
2. Gorgeous sprite work
3. A few artistic elements will work better with different people, but they’re all well done in general.
4. If you’re looking for a darker, or more “social history” kind of war story, this probably isn’t it.
5. Competent, fairly low price, appealing assets, but not necessarily breaking new ground.
38 thoughts on “Dark Deity | First Impressions”
You should try the Otogi games. You'd dig 'em.
I appreciate how frank the introduction is. Your integrity shows in spades. Keep up the great work!
Seems like there’s a lack of people who take seriously the power they have to affect sales. Glad you were clear about that in the beginning
Only a few chapters in but it seems solid for the price and dev size. Only thing I don’t like is there’s no world map for doing side stuff. Being railroaded into a linear story just kinda makes me feel claustrophobic in terms of adventuring lol
TL;DR: It's a fine Fire Emblem homage, KBash likes strategy games to crush his balls rather than be a bit too lax on difficulty.
I'm not into the way the background/ tiles look or some of the characters seem kinda meh from what I've seen.
great video my dude!
This looks really rad, im definitely gonna have to try it
New game: take a shot every time Kbash says "Fire Emblem"
Seriously though, this was honest and fun, glad to see this channel is being used
Stops a bit abruptly, but thanks! Awesome first impressions vid
If only Disgaea 6 wasn't coming out next week. I'm craving a new SRPG.
Was happy of the possibility of more Kbash through the second channel, was disappointed that there’s only 2 videos
Solid impression video, brother. Always good to see the spotlight on indies. <3
This is a really exceptional, considered piece. Good work Kbash
I love Fire Emblem so decided to pick Dark Deity up. One of the things that I think Dark Deity did well that I hope other games steal is how they handle death. It was mentioned that there wasn't permadeath as in most FE games but it isn't quite like casual mode either. Instead when a unit falls you lose them for the map & they lose some stats. It's nothing super punishing but it makes me feel like choices matter without ever making me frustrated when I lose a unit to a low percent crit or something. I think if new FE games had a difficulty option where death worked like in Dark Deity it would be my go-to mode, at least for a first playthrough.
Hey KBash, great review as always. Really appreciate your intro about being transparent. You are probably the very last person I'd ever suspect of being biased/bought out.
Anyway, I'm a sucker for the GBA Fire Emblem games, but like you said, I don't think there's enough in Dark Deity for me to buy. At least, not with so many other games I want to play. If anyone else is into the hardcore Fire Emblem games (going back to NES and SNES), I will also plug here that the original creator made a new Fire-Emblem-style game on Steam called Vestaria Saga. I think the appeal of those games is the punishing gameplay and total emphasis on strategy.
Chrono Cross OST will forever be top tier
Thanks for the honesty. I def am gonna pick this up
I love you kbash
This game does seem interesting. I knew this game was going for the fire emblem gba era but I did hope that it would stray away from being a complete fire emblem game or atleast make it more their own game. I do think the class system is interesting but I hoped it would be something more or atleast add more things that would make the game more original. It is interesting and I will check it out. Quick question. Have you played three houses yet? And if so what do you think of the story? I think the story of three houses really sets itself apart from the other fire emblem games and is more nuanced. Most of the characters can be morally grey at times, and seeing the motivations for why each of the characters acted in certain ways was great. Again I'd really love to hear your thoughts if you have played it!
I love the GBA FE games. This looks perfect for me.
Kbash climbing up through the reviewer ranks. Remember us all when you make it big, man.
Kbash, opening the video the way you did was perfect. Thank you for disclosing every perspective so we can take it fairly. Props for staying moral!
Cool, game looks neat but too slow
You should really check 3 Houses man, is not bad, I know it seems like a waifu game, but it really is a return to form for Fire Emblem, yes waifus are still there, but the writing is back too.
Hope someday we get an episode dedicated to an indie series, solid review. Game kind of reminds me of Tear Ring Saga
Play Vestaria Saga! It's like a mix of Department Heaven and FE, done by the main guy behind the first five games. (And also it has good maps)
Uh did you mean the video to end like that?
Ever try Fell Seal: Arbiter’s Mark? I’ve heard it’s supposed to be good
Genuinely debated getting this purely cause I like seeing indie devs want you to cover their games. Shame I have a Mac though, but there's so many indie TRPGs out there so oh well
Anyone else not realize until now this was the second channel?
Wow! Interesting to see a game made with SRPG Studio!
Great video. Noticed way too many similarities with fire emblem though, and not enough knew stuff. Looks like a good mod, but I can't say more than that.
Hard to sell me on any game with controller issues on release. QA is dead I guess.
That ending. Mid breath.
You had me not even at the middle of the video I came into fire emblem style games during the "casualzation" with awakening and fates I've loved the games and gone back and played through several of the old ones when I get paid ill definitely be grabbing this