New Game Plus

  • @jipostus I'm not a fan of Chrono Trigger honestly, but there are a lot of things I respect about the game, one of them being the implementation of new game plus. The fact that it gives you so many opportunities to defeat Lavos at different points of the story to witness different endings is pretty brilliant, especially when dealing with a game based around time travel. Try as I might, I really can't find a better example of new game plus than one of the first ones to try it.

  • Dark souls 2 did it the best i think new enemies and items in ng+

  • I can't think of the last time I played a new game plus.

    I did like the old Ratchet and Clanks for how they handled it, with new upgrades and more bolts and stuff. Seemed pretty balanced.

  • I think the most classic example of it being done well is the Souls series because the enemies become more difficult and you can get duplicates of one-time items, make different decisions, and play early game while having your established build.

    I've also recently done it in The Evil Within and its extremely fun being able to have an RPG in scenes where you should not have an RPG. They did it right in TEW because it is just for fun and allows you to screw around and not take it so seriously. Whereas, The Last of Us has a relatively useless NG+ where only your stats carry over and you still have to find the weapons as you progress throughout which means no using your arsenal at the beginning of the game.

  • @GoTaco I was really stoked to play The Evil Within when it came out, I had one session with it, and stopped for whatever reason. I plan on revisiting it this October to set the mood, plus now I've got a rocket launcher to look forward to.

  • @SabotageTheTruth

    The first few levels left a bad taste in my mouth, especially the forced stealth at around level three, but it turns itself around within that very level and the rest of the game has maybe only one bad level. I have to say, it is one of my favourite games on PS4. It really makes me wish The Last of Us had more of an exciting survival element like TEW has, and I wish TEW had the polish of TLOU. I bring them both up because I've always felt like TEW is like the poor man's TLOU (despite the fact that I love the game).

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    First thing that came to mind are Ghost Recon: Future soldier to PS3. I played through that campaign like 6 or 7 times. I could unlock better weapons and camos etc. This made the missions a bit more fun to try with better and stronger weapons and try to play 100% stealth or just spray and pray.

    Other than that I dont really tend to play much new game+ I think.

  • I think the only games I bother with new game plus are the Souls games. Oh, and FFX-2. I'll usually always move onto the next game once I hit credits, too much to play. By the time I want to replay a game, i'll always prefer starting from scratch.

  • I also usually don't NG+ games because after investing all of that time into said game I am usually ready for a change of pace. Then if I end up replaying it down the road it feels weird to start with the NG+ and I would rather just start totally fresh.
    I definitely won't be immediately replaying Persona 5 once I'm done, not because I'm getting tired of it or expect to by the time I'm done but because I don't won't to end up burning myself out which might in turn sour my experience with the game. Also there are so many games that I want to check out. I think P5 will be a game that when I do decide to go back to it I won't mind firing up that NG+ file though.

    A few games I have gone onto NG+ for that I can think of are Ratchet & Clank games and Transistor. In R&C, letting you keep all of your weapons so you can continue leveling them up is nice. For both of those games they generally aren't long enough for me to be ready to move on so I'm happy to play through again.

  • I Started a NG+ in Witcher 3 trying to get my preferred ending before Blood and Wine came out, but other games came out and I still haven't played Blood and Wine. :(

  • I think Diablo III isn't exactly a NG+ but games that are in this vein, Grim Dawn, Borderlands, I usually play NG+, more than once sometimes. In these games you get more skill points and I love mixing some weird powers, also loot.

    I also played multiple "Tales of" in NG+, I like being overpowered and get some other extras I didn't bother in the first go, they sometimes offer opportunities to get other small bits of story, Xillia being the main one with two protagonists.