What do you hope for in the new Digimon Story game?

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With the announcement that the new game is going to natively be on the PS4 instead of a port, what features do you hope will be included in the game?
 

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159 new Digimon, introduce a special defence stat, no more infinite enemy SP, amazing PS4 level graphics with some sexy cutscenes
 

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The thing I mentioned in the other topic about having a partner with a personality that participates in dialogue and cutscenes, and then also I want the game to take place mostly in the digital world.
 

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The return of some of the Video Game Original Digimon, like the Bemmon and Grimmon lines, and being able to raise your own.

And while this is a distant hope the return of either Overlord GAIA from World 2 or Lord Megadeath from World 3 as I think it would be fun to see them get expanded on.

That is very unlikely, but seeing the Chrono Core Virus return would also be good and is significantly more likely for a Digimon Story Game.

Something about an Openly Malicious Non Digimon Digital Lifeform as a Big Bad is just interesting, especially in contrast to the Eaters who were the result of an Unforeseeable Occurrence and in some ways just as much Victims as anyone else.

Edit: World 3's Recolors being Higher Level and Different Attribute Digimon might be fun to revisit as well, as they did that more so then any other of the PS1 Digimon Games.
 

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The thing I mentioned in the other topic about having a partner with a personality that participates in dialogue and cutscenes, and then also I want the game to take place mostly in the digital world.
Do you think that it’ll be a real sequel to Cyber Sleuth or in the Sunburst/Moonlight universe? If it’s the former than maybe it’ll revolve around a certain character that I’m scared to name do to spoilers.
 

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They said the Cyber Sleuth series is over. and what character out of interest?
 

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The thing I mentioned in the other topic about having a partner with a personality that participates in dialogue and cutscenes, and then also I want the game to take place mostly in the digital world.
Do you think that it’ll be a real sequel to Cyber Sleuth or in the Sunburst/Moonlight universe? If it’s the former than maybe it’ll revolve around a certain character that I’m scared to name do to spoilers.
They said Hacker's Memory would be the last Cyber Sleuth game, and I'd rather get a new universe than a Dawn/Dusk sequel. Like I said in the World topic, I'm really craving an actual journey through the digital world, rather than just a hub area and going through dungeons/areas that only have things to fight. Not that they couldn't do that with Dawn/Dusk, but I feel the temptation would be there to just repeat the format those games already had, so I'd rather just start fresh.

They said the Cyber Sleuth series is over. and what character out of interest?
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I don’t know a lot about the Lost Evolution game because it was never released in the West but why can’t the new game follow that universe?
 

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You seem pretty determined with the idea of this being a sequel, lol. Iirc, Lost Evolution was similar to Story and Dawn/Dusk, so it would still be the hub area with dungeons, so I'd have the same problems as with those. I haven't actually played Lost Evolution though, so I could be wrong.
 

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With the announcement that the new game is going to natively be on the PS4 instead of a port, what features do you hope will be included in the game?
Habumon didn't clearly said that next Digimon game is going natively on PS4. I believe you did read a wrong news giving information based on Habumon's interview about Next 0rder, which he stated that the game should've been made exclusively for PS4, however with that, it would take years to develop the game.About my hope, I really wish next Digimon Story game is completely different, while keeping the main concept of being Digimon Story. I really hope that player can interact more with digimon realistically and giving more meaningful development rather than just grinding for level up. I also hope for more interesting world, bcos Cyber Sleuth did have boring one, especially the dungeons. I know it's so simplistic bcos they adapted the DS-style 2d dungeon design into a 3d one, but downgraded with no challenges at all. I also wish the battle system is not just standard generic JRPG turn based battle. Cyber Sleuth battle system is almost nothing special. Oh yep, I also hope that they start to leave the VN-style dialogue with heavy texts. It's nothing wrong, but it's been over-saturated by nowadays digimon game. Re:Digitize, Next 0rder, and Cyber Sleuth both used the similar VN style dialogue. I think that they should take example from Sen no Kiseki. Digimon World 3 IMO is the most unique and intuitive dialogue UI in digimon game.
 
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With the announcement that the new game is going to natively be on the PS4 instead of a port, what features do you hope will be included in the game?
Habumon didn't clearly said that next Digimon game is going natively on PS4. I believe you did read a wrong news giving information based on Habumon's interview about Next 0rder, which he stated that the game should've been made exclusively for PS4, however with that, it would take years to develop the game.About my hope, I really wish next Digimon Story game is completely different, while keeping the main concept of being Digimon Story. I really hope that player can interact more with digimon realistically and giving more meaningful development rather than just grinding for level up. I also hope for more interesting world, bcos Cyber Sleuth did have boring one, especially the dungeons. I know it's so simplistic bcos they adapted the DS-style 2d dungeon design into a 3d one, but downgraded with no challenges at all. I also wish the battle system is not just standard generic JRPG turn based battle. Cyber Sleuth battle system is almost nothing special. Oh yep, I also hope that they start to leave the VN-style dialogue with heavy texts. It's nothing wrong, but it's been over-saturated by nowadays digimon game. Re:Digitize, Next 0rder, and Cyber Sleuth both used the similar VN style dialogue. I think that they should take example from Sen no Kiseki. Digimon World 3 IMO is the most unique and intuitive dialogue UI in digimon game.
You not play Hackers Memory? Keisuke becomes close friends with a Lillymon, Leomon, Beelzemon and Renamon and he can hang out with them to become closer and learn more about them. So what you requested already happened
 

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With the announcement that the new game is going to natively be on the PS4 instead of a port, what features do you hope will be included in the game?
Habumon didn't clearly said that next Digimon game is going natively on PS4. I believe you did read a wrong news giving information based on Habumon's interview about Next 0rder, which he stated that the game should've been made exclusively for PS4, however with that, it would take years to develop the game.About my hope, I really wish next Digimon Story game is completely different, while keeping the main concept of being Digimon Story. I really hope that player can interact more with digimon realistically and giving more meaningful development rather than just grinding for level up. I also hope for more interesting world, bcos Cyber Sleuth did have boring one, especially the dungeons. I know it's so simplistic bcos they adapted the DS-style 2d dungeon design into a 3d one, but downgraded with no challenges at all. I also wish the battle system is not just standard generic JRPG turn based battle. Cyber Sleuth battle system is almost nothing special. Oh yep, I also hope that they start to leave the VN-style dialogue with heavy texts. It's nothing wrong, but it's been over-saturated by nowadays digimon game. Re:Digitize, Next 0rder, and Cyber Sleuth both used the similar VN style dialogue. I think that they should take example from Sen no Kiseki. Digimon World 3 IMO is the most unique and intuitive dialogue UI in digimon game.
You not play Hackers Memory? Keisuke becomes close friends with a Lillymon, Leomon, Beelzemon and Renamon and he can hang out with them to become closer and learn more about them. So what you requested already happened
no, it's just story related, and not gameplay mechanic related. The whole gameplay system is still so simplistic. Also they are NPC digimon, not the teammates of player.
 

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The way I see it, you can have partner Digimon be characters, or you can have multiple partner Digimon. It's almost impossible to have both. Either you have a ton of Digimon you can collect with rudimentary personalities, or you can have set partner Digimon who are actual characters. The Digimon Story games opt for the former, like Pokemon does.
 

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Since Digimon has collecting Digimon as a Tertiary Objective they could never do what the anime does. Unless they do another Digimon Adventure PSP type game.
 

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The way I see it, you can have partner Digimon be characters, or you can have multiple partner Digimon. It's almost impossible to have both. Either you have a ton of Digimon you can collect with rudimentary personalities, or you can have set partner Digimon who are actual characters. The Digimon Story games opt for the former, like Pokemon does.
yeah Habumon had discussed this on one of interview, I agree it's a challenge to do that. You can make the game having exclusive partner digimon and those who are just companions. You can make the exclusive partner digimon completely original one so you won't know how it evolves. But it means that probably you can't customize your partner digimon further. You can also make the battle premise quite similar to things like Persona, in which if in battle, the partner digimon dies, then it's game over. Hence you need companion digimon to protect partner digimon.Making field zones come back is also quite interesting mechanic, as probably they can improve that by making various size of digimon, since digimon itself may vary in sizes, from being tiny, small, normal, big, and huge. This can affect memory size, balancing, and so on so that players have to be careful in choosing partner in terms of their sizes. But this can be hard since they need to adapt to hundreds number of digimon.
 
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Keep that to the partners of your companions. They don't have Cyberdramon, Diaboromon etc talk (but Omnimon, UlForce etc do) and Arcadiamon actually speaks one line in game so just have all partners talk like they did in Next Order for your in game friends. Sure it then makes no sense why YOURS aren't talking but meh, MCs are always special snowflakes. We get 11 dudes, they get one. We can digivolve whenever we want, they have to do it anime style lol

Omnimon does seem to be the exception though since he was already a RK. Random ones like ours and Ryuji's etc don't speak it seems. Heck Chitose outright states "I wish you could talk". Again though, just let those speak and ours will be mimes. They show in their actions they love us, like when they dive in the way of a BomberNanimon trying to kill you, or what your partners do at the end of both Cyber Sleuths
 
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Keep that to the partners of your companions. They don't have Cyberdramon, Diaboromon etc talk (but Omnimon, UlForce etc do) and Arcadiamon actually speaks one line in game so just have all partners talk like they did in Next Order for your in game friends. Sure it then makes no sense why YOURS aren't talking but meh, MCs are always special snowflakes. We get 11 dudes, they get one. We can digivolve whenever we want, they have to do it anime style lol
I don't actually say that all your companion have to talk. It's just your exclusive partner digimon. Why don't we mix both World and Story mechanic? We still can evolve our digimon freely, but in addition, now we have partner digimon which is completely original (not Agumon, Gabumon, or any other already existed digimon), with its evolution branches. So the new original digimon will be focused mainly on partner digimon. You can only choose 1 partner, but depending on how you play the game, not just choosing A, B, or C. It doesn't need to be fed like World series, and we can't evolve it freely, it only can in certain of events (as Story series usually don't run on real time counting) and how it evolves depends on how we play.
 

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1: An actual deep relationship system with our digimon. Maybe even a romance system, though I can also understand why some people would be put off by that. One thing that I feel makes digimon stand out from pokemon and yokai is the special relationship between a human and their partner so its a shame that the games haven't really touched upon this that much yet from a gameplay standpoint. Hackers memory did alright with this by allowing us to bring our human friends(and some digis) into battle where we were rewarded with mini friendship events, but next I want to see them go the extra mile.

2: Let us go to the digital world time around for more than 5 minutes. Maybe let us jump between the human and digital world whenever we want like Eden and the real world.

3: Let us choose between male or female again and this time let the character in game actually take knowledge of your gender. This is a small thing but being able to play as different genders adds more replay value if only for it not feeling as repetitive.

4: Add some appmon. Please. Even if they're only the obvious ones like Gatchmon and Hackmon. I'll still be grateful.
 

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1: An actual deep relationship system with our digimon. Maybe even a romance system, though I can also understand why some people would be put off by that. One thing that I feel makes digimon stand out from pokemon and yokai is the special relationship between a human and their partner so its a shame that the games haven't really touched upon this that much yet from a gameplay standpoint. Hackers memory did alright with this by allowing us to bring our human friends(and some digis) into battle where we were rewarded with mini friendship events, but next I want to see them go the extra mile.

2: Let us go to the digital world time around for more than 5 minutes. Maybe let us jump between the human and digital world whenever we want like Eden and the real world.

3: Let us choose between male or female again and this time let the character in game actually take knowledge of your gender. This is a small thing but being able to play as different genders adds more replay value if only for it not feeling as repetitive.

4: Add some appmon. Please. Even if they're only the obvious ones like Gatchmon and Hackmon. I'll still be grateful.

1. romance relationship between human and digimon would be kinda weird, but Cyber Sleuth had a glimpse of it and ended it funnily.
2. focusing more in the digital world would be better, especially if we're able to shift between real world and digital world.
3. debatable. Making fixed gender would make the main character more active and having chance to become silent protagonist.
4. Pls no... it would ruin the game's consistency.
 
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