So, since I’ve been getting back into Digimon as of late, I thought I’d go ahead and look at the trailer for the newest game in the series, Digimon World -next Order-.
…Okay, I find myself wanting to ask some questions and do some analysis, but how best to do that?
… … …Oh, I know! Haven’t done this in a while, but…
So, right off the bat, I can tell that this takes place in the same world as Digimon World and Digimon World Re:Digitize. Some of the locations look similar enough to those seen in previous games, but that have clearly been developed more since that time (remember that in the Digital World, time moves much faster). Also, the presence of Jijimon and a battle system similar to those games furthers that belief. However, the battles have a very obvious tweak added: You now use two Digimon instead of one. And hey, two’s fine. It’s not like some of the games where you have six. The only time I’ve ever been okay with a game having that many Digimon partners is when you play as multiple kids on the same team, like the Digimon Adventure 01 game, or when it’s a situation like Digimon Fusion. Otherwise, much as I like the Digimon RPGs for the Nintendo DS, that always bugged me a bit.
There are also two protagonists you can play as: A boy and a girl (and yes, we’ve got a female goggle head ^_^). However, something noteworthy that I can’t get past: The boy has Agumon and Gabumon as his initial partners, while the girl has Biyomon and Palmon. Now, the obvious reason I can think of is that Agumon and Gabumon are more associated with male protagonists in the games and anime, while Biyomon and Palmon are more associated with girls. With that said, though, I can’t help but wonder about something: Obviously, with two partners, Jogressing (DNA Digivolving) is gonna be a thing in this game, and we even see Omnimon in the trailer. So, my question is, does this mean Biyomon and Palmon can eventually Digivolve into two Mega Digimon that can also Jogress in this game? I mean, to keep things fair and even between the two protagonists’ Digimon? I know that’s what I would do. However, now all I can think of is Rosemon with wings. lol
Anyway, all things considered, the game looks good, and I hope to see it in North America… … …and, let’s be honest, beyond a fan-made patch, probably not. Still, I hope fans in Japan have fun with the newest entry in the series. Ja né!