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      Karamelle First Impressions - Patient Gamer edition

      I've finally started Karamelle.

      Welp, I've made it to level 131, got stuck at a boss, and so now I'm sitting and ruminating for a little while before I try and tackle it again. Current point is in the Gumdrop Forest, so... Two areas in.

      I gotta say tho, MY GOD KARAMELLE IS SO UNNERVING. I don't think any world between Wizard101 or Pirate101 has ever nailed the atmosphere so incredibly well like this. The rodent inhabitants, the Nanas, and the Nanas in training give off the same vibe as Joo Dee and "There is no war in Ba Sing Se" from ATLA when I watched it for the first time. The scene when you walk into the Nanas in training reminded me of this scene in S2E37.



      Not only that, but Nana herself is just so... creepy. Never mind the Great Old One, he honestly gives off the same vibes as Cthu from How to Be a Mind Reaver, like he just wants to vicariously coexist now and teach more than he wants to take over the world- er, Spiral (it's been awhile, okay?). But Nana? She's just straight unnerving, and seeing the loading screen advertisement for Nana's various confectioneries is terrifying to have pop up, fullscreen, and in your face for the first time.

      Thumbs up on first impressions. I enjoyed Polaris similarly, but honestly having Jeannie in Mirage and Captain Kirk in Empyrea felt really immersion-breaking, and I REALLY didn't like the beginnings of Empyrea especially. But Karamelle is great so far. Wunderbar!
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      Re: Karamelle First Impressions - Patient Gamer edition

      I got that reference too!!

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      Re: Karamelle First Impressions - Patient Gamer edition

      The writing for this game has recently become amazing as of the Catacombs update. That Greggor fight have may have been a serious obstacle but the lore behind it was just

      Karamelle's story is hands-down the best out of all the worlds so far and the writing is gonna be what I am looking the most forward to in Lemuria. Hope you enjoy the rest of the world!

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      Re: Karamelle First Impressions - Patient Gamer edition

      Quote Originally Posted by Legendary Rose View Post
      I've finally started Karamelle.

      Welp, I've made it to level 131, got stuck at a boss, and so now I'm sitting and ruminating for a little while before I try and tackle it again. Current point is in the Gumdrop Forest, so... Two areas in.

      Thumbs up on first impressions. I enjoyed Polaris similarly, but honestly having Jeannie in Mirage and Captain Kirk in Empyrea felt really immersion-breaking, and I REALLY didn't like the beginnings of Empyrea especially. But Karamelle is great so far. Wunderbar!
      Congratulations on making it to Karamelle!

      Without trying to give away spoilers in Karamelle, let me try to offer some clues:

      - Not everything seems as it appears.

      - Take everything with a grain of salt.

      - The Gobblers of Colossus Boulevard might have run away without having all their information first.

      Since Karamelle is a world that relies highly on spellments and photomancy, do side quests that give 2 spellments for your Karamelle card, because the first upgrade costs 75 and the second 115, so don't feel overwhelmed on doing a speed run.

      One thing to keep in mind, is that some locations will require that you have friends enter with you. Some examples are Treeminder in Gum Drop Forest, near one main quest location, or Heidi later on.

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      Re: Karamelle First Impressions - Patient Gamer edition

      Update: I brought a particular ninja with me on my quest to get me unstuck. Now I'm 136, and I didn't realize I've been playing for nearly 8 hours while getting through this world.

      Excellent writing, but this is so short that I didn't realize I'm about ready to hit the climax. This is going WAY too fast. I don't want something as excessively long as Avalon or Azteca, or... shudders... Empyrea again, but IMO Polaris was the perfect length for a world to go through. Not too long, not too short.

      There's way too much going on to effectively fit in a 12-hour session, and yet here I am, just about finished with the world unwittingly. (I did do the sidequest with Uwe, and props to whoever did that because I was just short of going full something, but I'm not planning on doing any other side quests until I'm finished with the world.)

      Quote Originally Posted by Oxnhorse View Post
      Since Karamelle is a world that relies highly on spellments and photomancy, do side quests that give 2 spellments for your Karamelle card, because the first upgrade costs 75 and the second 115, so don't feel overwhelmed on doing a speed run.
      oh no, we're fully relying on spellments for story? I don't want to give up my ability to enchant this spell for the sake of story, that's tearing a vitally useful mechanic right out. .-.

      that said, I do like the play as your pet and photomancy elements we're doing in this, but I think that the "Play as your Pet" feature would be better suited for Prospector Zeke's or (especially) Eloise Merryweather's quests to sniff out where they are.
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