Who Keeps Leaving These Anonymous Note RPG Chapters Lying Around?

By Eugene . December 12, 2013 . 2:30pm


Anonymous Notes: Chapter 4 – From the Abyss – is the final chapter in the top-down, old-school roguelike hack’n’slash RPG series from developers Sonic Powered for the Nintendo DSi.


Chapters 1-3 are available on DSiWare and the Nintendo eShop in North America, and chapter 4 will be released in Japan on December 11th.



The nominal storyline in Chapter 4 follows Nomu, as she searches for her elder brother who’s disappeared while out adventuring—likely the dude in the past three games. And then we kinda forget all about that as we dive repeatedly into dungeons full of loot and monsters.



As a roguelike RPG, the dungeons just keep going, no matter how many times you die or delve in deeper. Always randomly generated, they’ll nonetheless slowly lead you to and through a form of storyline. Scattered throughout though are portals that appear to take you to boss fights. In order to gain new skills to complement the weapons you’ll wield is a mechanic called Soul Capture, where you literally steal the souls of monsters in order to learn new magics, skills and ways to boost your gear.


The bottom touch screen controls will have your backpack inventory, from which you can select a skill or magic to use or tie it to a button.



Anonymous Notes is also a pretty basic game, so don’t come in expecting anything more than the ability to bash foes and dodge attacks on your way to the exit with a veneer of RPG shine on it in a basic level-up system. However, those who have save data previous Anonymous chapters can port them over if you have them—which will bring over weapons, skills and items. Having cleared the previous works and completed certain objectives will also unlock a secret level where you can fight bosses from the previous games.



Anonymous Notes: Chapter 4 – From the Abyss will be out on DSiWare and the Nintendo 3DS eShop 11th December. You can check out the previous chapters on the eShop here.




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  • You say dude in the past three games. . . not the PC, right? Because the second protag is a gal and then a completely different guy.

    I think we only played 2 so far, but maybe I’ll try them all.

  • Arcana Wiz

    this pass so much a secret of mana vibe…. i like it.

  • Raltrios

    I have a physical copy of From the Abyss. Feels a lot like Diablo, in a way. In terms of gameplay, that is.

    Music’s great, but the ‘story’ was plain as hell.

  • Greg

    This game has caught my interest and I’ll be buying Chapter 1 later. The only thing I don’t really like is that there are numerous chapters to buy and download, it would be better if they just made 2 or 3 chapters that made up the whole game. I also hear the story isn’t really the strongest element of the game, which is a bummer because I always love a great story in a game. Chapter 1 will determine if I get the other chapters.

    • CamulaHikari

      You could just get From the Abyss, which is pretty much all the chapters together.

      • Julien_N

        Oh, I was just about to ask whether those chapters were DSiware exclusive or if they were simply a fragmented digital release of the original physical game.


      • Greg

        That’s not a bad idea, but importing it could be pretty bothersome since I don’t live in the US. If it’s right on the eShop, it’s much more convenient and cheaper to get.

  • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

    Nomu? As in, To Drink?

  • XypherCode

    What’s the difference between this and the actual From the Abyss physical game?

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