Today, XSEED Games presented a walkthrough of Loop8: Summer of Gods in a new trailer. The video picks up a few days into the story where players will encounter the first boss, Kukunochi. Take a look at the Loop8: Summer of Gods – Gameplay Walkthrough, courtesy of XSEED Games’ official Youtube channel:
In Loop8: Summer of Gods, players will take on the role of Nini, a new arrival in 1980s rural Japan where supernatural entities called, Kegai, take control of innocent people using their negative emotions. Players must develop their relationships, gather a team, and battle a boss to save the Kegai’s victims. Unlike most RPGs, characters in Loop8 do not level up. Instead, players’ strength is determined by the relationships they form as the main character.
As revealed in the new trailer, there are three relationship ratings in Loop8 – Friendship, Affection, and Hate. Talking to a character and making suggestions will increase or decrease those scores with that character. Every character has unique scores for each rating. These scores can have a direct effect on dialogue and combat.
Loop8 features an emotional AI, which has its own emotions and desires that are influenced by the choices players make. With the dynamic AI behavior, each playthrough becomes its own unique experience. Players can use Nini’s “Demon Sight” to perceive the AI’s actions, moods, and desires. Both the AI’s mood and the general atmosphere will affect the success rate of the player’s suggestions.
After forming a team, players may journey into the underworld, Yomotsu Hirasaka, to save the character possessed by the Kegai. In the underworld, players must pass trials and collect magatamas, which are necessary to break through the barrier that separates them from the boss. The trials’ content and locations are random, and they may test the team’s cumulative stats, trigger combat, or deplete health and energy.