Play Through Digimon Adventure Episode By Episode

By Laura . October 17, 2012 . 12:10pm

Digimon Adventure (the PSP game) will cover all of the anime as well as the movie “Our War Game”. In addition, it will also include original content, referred to as “Sub-episode quests”.

 

The game can be split into three sections—adventure, battle, and raising. Not much is known about the “raising” aspect yet, but some specifics about the adventure and battle sections have been released.

 

Between each episode, you can choose which episode you want to see (rather than where you want to go) from a menu. Then you select the three children and Digimon you want on your team.

 

For the most part, it seems like every episode will take place in a single field as you explore the area and experience the events in the anime. Digimon appear on the field similar to how they do in Digimon World; however, the battle seems to be popular RPG fare, with a turn gauge (similar to those seen in the Atelier games or even in Final Fantasy X) and action choices such as Attack, Guard, Item, and Escape.  It also looks like you can evolve in battle to use stronger attacks.

 

It’s no surprise the main cast from Digimon Adventure (the anime) appear in the game, but for those new to the series, here’s a quick glimpse of four pairs of children and their Digimon.

 

Taichi Yagami is an energetic boy, quite like what you’d usually expect from shounen fare. However, on top of being courageous and athletic, he’s also very good at taking care of the others and just being the leader of the bunch. His Digimon, Agumon, is a rather carefree Digimon who will charge into battle right alongside Taichi when he’s in one of his more reckless moods.

 

Sora Takenouchi is every bit as active as Taichi is—in fact they played soccer together—but despite being the tomboy she’s also very sensitive and ends up taking on the “older sister” role of the group. Piyomon, an honest, sweet bird Digimon, can often be seen clinging to her side.

 

Yamato Ishida is usually considered the “lone wolf” of the group, although this is actually more often a misnomer than not for the cool-headed boy. He’s the most serious of the bunch and always opts for the most cautious route. He considers himself responsible for everyone’s safety, but he keeps an especially close eye on his younger brother, Takeru. Gabumon (a reptile Digimon despite appearances) is a rather shy, meek type who nevertheless will always stand by Yamato’s side.

 

Koushirou Izumi is the second youngest and the brains of the bunch. His desire to pursue knowledge and his interest in computers (evidenced by how he actually brought a laptop to summer camp) makes him irreplaceable in the group, but sometimes he gets too carried away in solving the problems in front of him that he ignores everything else, including his friends. Tentomon is a friendly, laidback bug who is a well of information… although not all of the information is completely reliable.

 

Finally, in addition to Kuwagamon and Shellmon, other enemy Digimon that have been announced are Seadramon, Andromon, and Mushmon.

 

Food for thought:

1. It’s a shame and no surprise, but it doesn’t look like they’ll be using the movie art anywhere in the game.

 

2. It looks like the “episode” titles in the game are exactly the same as the anime episode titles.

 

3. So far, all of the characters have retained their original voices.


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  • ZEROthefirst

    Is it weird that I never liked the anime, but I could sit down for hours and play the Digimon World games?

  • https://twitter.com/RaiohV Raioh

    Hmm, on one hand that’s pretty cool as I loved the anime and playing through the events of the show is gonna be fun, on the other hand more freedom would have been nice.

  • SirRichard

    That’s a rather interesting way of handling the source material, actually; just transplanting episodes as their own levels. I wonder how they’d handle episodes dealing with new digivolutions or the like, it probably depends on the digivolve system they have.

    Still, it tears me that it’s not going to make the jump, I’d play it for the nostalgia rush alone.

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    I guess I’ll wait for fan translation 

  • AuraGuyChris

    Geez, I WONDER who’s going to fill up that empty slot next to T.K…

    • OatMatadoQuatro

      Lol, I remember that the very first time Tai’s sister appeared, the narrator spoiled it by foreshadowing future episodes and showing a new Digivice.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

        In my case I actually started watching halfway through the show so its not a spoiler anymore.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/GFQYYWFUR2SBFLKIITVECS5NAI Erik

        Watch the EDs for the Japanese version. There was one case in 02 when they just had an ED change. Having seen Diablomon Strikes Back before, I told my friends that the mysterious humonoid digimon near the end of the ED is Imperialdramon. Their reaction? Impossible.
        Likewise, ED2 for Adventures showed us Angewomon, HolyAngemon, WarGreymon etc and they’ve only just beaten what? The Devidramons in Vamdemon’s castle before going to the real world?

  • Spirit Macardi

    This game really should be localized, even if just as a downloadable on PSN. Especially since Digimon is making a comeback in the states as Saban has acquired the rights to Xros Wars. Granted some of the original VAs aren’t around anymore, but many like Wendee Lee and Steve Blum have only become more prolific. Plus, I’m sure the missing roles could be filled by people like Yuri Lowenthal and JYB x3

    • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

      You should check that staff list again, brother. Everyone in Digimon Adventure is still doing VA. Only issue is that voice acting is usually one of the most expensive parts of a game and the talent level is too effing high for dying system.

      Sidebar: if the PSP is dying, what is the Vita?

      • Spirit Macardi

        Actually the guy who played Tai is now apparently a hypnotist. Go figure.

        Also, your point about the PSP dying is exactly why I said to bring it to PSN. The Vita can still play downloadable games, just not physical ones.

        Having an English dub is more just wishful thinking on my part x3

    • LynxAmali

      - Plus, I’m sure the missing roles could be filled by people like Yuri Lowenthal and JYB

      FOR ALL THAT IS HOLY IN THY CHILDHOOD NOSTALGIA, NO THANK YOU.

      Ahem.

      I like Lowenthal and The Bosch as much as the next guy but having them replace some of the cast? I’d much prefer a complete recast. Besides, I can’t have anyone besides Joshua Seth voice Tai, same goes for Matt’s VA. They were just too perfect. There’s a reason I didn’t really dig the Revenge of Diaboromon movie, even if they got the majority of the cast back.

      • Spirit Macardi

        Actually I’d think that Johnny of all people being in a game like this would be rather brilliant. After all, his first role ever was in a Saban series x3

        Yuri could be a good replacement Tai if Seth couldn’t return, since he’s now a stage hypnotist. With just a little alteration to his Simon voice I think he could be a pitch-perfect stand in.

        • LynxAmali

           Nope. Nope. Nope.

          And besides, Seth said he’d be willing to reprise the role for Young Hunters if approached so maybe they could get him back for a (hypothetical) western release?

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    Hrnnngh can’t wait! Day friggin one buy

  • Craig Mikucki

    I want to know everything about this game because I love Digimon so much. But at the same time it hurts me since I WILL NEVER PLAY THIS. -tear- Localization only in my dreams.

  • Göran Isacson

    Playing every episode as it happens? Wonder what they’ll do with the low-key episodes spent in the human realm…

  • Margaret Chan

    Oh how I wish you would be translated T_T Making 1 episode ~~> 1 level is pretty interesting

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6NXXGMO5XNSMJ64NIHYHFP56A Vince

    Now, those sub-episodes quest intrigues me.

    Perhaps meeting with Ryou and Young Ken ala Wonderswan?
    Maybe an encounter/Xros over with later Goggle boys?

    • http://terracannon876.livejournal.com Laura

      You know, I would love some kind of a remake with the Ryou games…  Or at least a port.

      Or maybe I’m being too much of a Digimon fan and taking being “The Biggest Dreamer” too far.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6NXXGMO5XNSMJ64NIHYHFP56A Vince

        I consider myself both as well. Though I think there’s nothing wrong being “The Biggest Dreamer” despite Digimon at times not meeting our expectations. Personally, it’s a fun and enjoyable franchise no matter what. ;)

        There is also something about it that makes me still love it after so many years. :)

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait. Can’t wait.

    No US Release confirmed.

  • http://popculturesocialclub.com/ DreamDrop♥

    Oh wait. This is the cash whores over at Namco-Bandai. We *might* get this.

    • Jordan Coleman

      PSP game plus something that isn’t DBZ or Naruto. There’s no way this is coming.

  • Reiko_Chan

    I really want this game.

  • Colonel Custard

    Must have. *Zombie Groan*

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q6NXXGMO5XNSMJ64NIHYHFP56A Vince
  • http://www.facebook.com/toashel Sheldon Chean

    Aw, kinda disappointed they’re not using the older designs for the characters in the Bokura no War Game side story. The game still looks awesome. GET HYPE!

  • http://ahmadmdev.yolasite.com/ AhmadMDev

    it’s like buying a Complete set of DVD of the anime with “Interactive Mode” and “Different graphics” …for me .
    the games where it’s a retell of anime then it’s as good as the anime.

    example [Inazuma Eleven (the game is better than anime in some aspects)]

  • Budgiecat

    that’s pretty cool. I like when Anime games do that. Gunbuster PS2 did that as well as Rahxephon PS2 and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Phantom Blood & Golden Wind (Manga)

  • http://twitter.com/Nikki___Smith Nikki Smith

    Dub is probably impossible as theres 70 hours worth of Voice Acting Audio alone – the JP version has all the original cast + some of the majors like Wizardmon, Etemon etc. I’d love to see it in EN (even though I’m not a huge dub fan), but I understand enough Japanese to get by, so I’m pre-ordering now~

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