"VERSUS: The Deathscapes"—The epic conclusion to the VERSUS trilogy!

I can’t really defend this as a decent conclusion.

I played through this title after having parsed through the previous two. I’ve also begun playing with code open.

There were major changes in each game as to how stats were presented, and it was really hard to wrap my head around how to play a consistent character until I popped open the code. So many massive swings back and forth in stats. So many systems introduced, like new powers and codes that are used for like 1 thing before being set aside. Like choosing your ‘color’, and only really getting to use the power you are granted once?

This is pretty much my major complaint about the series. There is very little that carries from each entry into the next. Take Heroes Rise for example… The first trilogy kept using your same stats, introduced only one new major mechanic each title.

But this series felt like it never really mattered what you accomplished from each title to the next, as there would be a reset button at the beginning of the next title that would shunt your path into the same one as every other MC.

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How can you access the game’s code? I sought a way to do this when trying to figure out what choices meant what in some games.

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Add scenes/startup.txt behind the game’s name in the url. You gotta have the game unlocked on here to view all files

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Hum… I actually buy most titles on Steam. I used to get them on Chrome, and only have a handful on Google Play, but mostly I’ve migrated to Steam. Any chance there is way to do it in this case?

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Hello!

You just need to go to the link below and click restore purchases and restore purchases from Steam account and follow Melting Penguins’ instructions above.

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Oh, ok. So the procedures are:

  1. Open the Our Games list on choiceofgames.com
  2. Press “Play Online” on the game you wish to access.
  3. On the first screen, which allows you to purchase the game or play the first chapters for free, there is a blue link at the bottom, below the “Buy It Now” button, which allows you to restore your purchase. Click on that link.
  4. Follow the procedure to unlock the game, based on what platform you purchased it.
  5. After having the game unlocked, you add “scenes/startup.txt” to the address bar of your web browser to access the game’s code.
  6. If you want to explore other scenes, replace the file name (“startup.txt”) for the name of the file with the scene you want to explore. In VERSUS: The Deatscapes’ case, another scene name would be “vthree_one.txt”. The list of scenes is at the top of the code on startup.txt.

Thank you, that will allow me to understand things better in some games.
That’s fantastic!

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Y’know, it’s really tempting to buy the thing just to see the code…

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i finally finished the game for the first time so i hope it’s fine to share my thoughts. i loved the world building and the political aspects of the game - those were the very things that drew me to this series, and i’m a little sad that it’s not as present in this book anymore.

the previous book was very adamant on making you pick a side, but then it won’t really matter since it’s practically over in a matter of minutes anyway. i wish this aspect was more touched upon, since it was the emphasis in the previous two books - or at least, make the choices matter, especially since it was considered a major one.

the romance also feels a bit lacking. i’d been very excited first and kept hoping that there was more to the prologue and was disappointed to find that everything ended rather abruptly. you only get to spend a short time with your chosen ro and then you don’t get to see them much at the end too, which is quite disappointing. i wished there were more scenes where we could get to know the ro’s instead of just at the beginning.

i did like the action parts of this. it’s fun and fast paced and is my favorite thing about this book.

overall: i liked some parts of the book, but i feel like it tackled so many plot points all at once that it ultimately fell short.

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I know this is a very random thing to ask considering the conversation taking place above but who do people join, the Elite courte or the vs front in the previous titles? I don’t like how lady venuma is grasping for power and also the fact that she has concubines but I’m also conflicted because I don’t like how elitist the courte is. Any thoughts would be great

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It’s possible to take a third option and work for a more egalitarian vision of how things should be while ostensibly bing part of Venuma’s rebellion.

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All of this quickly stops mattering maybe a fifth of the way into Deathscapes and after that the dialogues with most of the original characters feel interchangeable. It’s a pity. I was looking forward to how the MC’s involvement in this conflict would shape Deathscapes. The Elite Courte vs the VS Front conflict was one of the most interesting sources of character development in the series. The only relationship from the conflict that remains relevant is the one with MamaNa. Otherwise new god race characters are brought in, characters in whom we have far less investment than the original cast.

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Personally, I would choose the vs front but logically and narratively speaking, the elite court is the best choice as it allows mc to work with Oli so they aren’t alone in the investigation and provides a means to speak with both sides unlike choosing the vs front where queen Ashe seals them off

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I ended up re starting the whole series to do the elite court because I felt that the interactions with the elite court were more meaningful and fleshed out even though they could have done with a bit more interaction, on that note all of the Ord characters needed alot more interaction but I’ve only just started reading deathscapes so hopefully it’s not too bad. The hero rise series is alot better imo.

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Does anyone know how to RO pinkuju?

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She is not an RO

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Bruh, thats dissapointing

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I agree wholeheartedly. I tried everything to romance her in the 1 st two books. In the third book as close as you can get to her is best friends status.

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I was disappointed by the romance. Your only interaction with your RO are at the beginning (Oli in my case) where you exchange some words and after the attack it’s like bye babe!

I could accepted Doli more easily if they acted like Oli - just some of his mannerisms, not just a flash of eye color and that’s all. And it would been nice to spend more time with Dhanthik to care about them as a person if you can’t have Oli back. Maybe this could happened in the MemoryTravel?

Like imagine you how Mother and Father would react when you returned to Prisca with The Lost One? And not only that, but you’re together too? I don’t know about you but I would faint if my daughter come hope with Jesus. (Yes I’m ignoring the canon ending)

Anyway I’m kinda sad there haven’t been any mention of our created planet. It would been nice to matter more , not just that the rando that crashed in your backyard was from your created planet.

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