Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines Addressing Some Of Its Heroine Issues

By Sato . August 14, 2014 . 2:31pm


When Sony Computer Entertainment release Oreshika: Tainted Bloodnlines last month in Japan, it was met with a rather harsh reception from its die-hard fans, with a lot of it having to do with the game’s heroine, Nueko. An upcoming patch promises to address at least some of these issues.


The main complaint about Nueko was from players who felt that she was a little too forced into the story, when the game is supposed to be about your family in the game. Additionally, there were a few battles that required her to be in your party, which was another issue that was commonly cited in the game’s Amazon reviews.


While the issues involving the game’s story can’t be fixed, Sony Computer Entertainment’s upcoming patch does its best to address some of the other complaints by making small adjustments to systems revolving around Nueko.



Some of these adjustments lower the amount of time or points needed to take advantage of various features involving Nueko. For example, the Dedication Points required to reincarnate her will be significantly lowered, which helps out when you consider how often she’s used in a party due to it being part of the story, or because her strengths are needed.


The patch will also fix issues like an infinite loading screen that occasionally appeared while changing map screens or going into battle, and an adjustment that prevents having too many Gods show up at once.


Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines will be released later on in the west for PlayStation Vita.

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  • MaximDualBlade

    I heard she is only mandatory to be in 4 boss fights. It doesn’t sound that bad

    • Mnoz

      Let me guess, the game has 4 bosses ? /jk

    • That’s what’s confusing me the most. I’ve read reports from people who played through the game, who say Nueko is seriously not needed that much if you don’t want her around. The discrepancies I’m seeing in everyone’s impressions on this topic is one of the more bizarre things I’ve seen in gaming lately.

      • Zens

        There are discrepancies because japanese die-hard fans were upset and overblown the facts.

      • gangrelion

        Nueko is needed at least all the time you wish to continue the main story, since the main events will not trigger if she is not in the party. But if you just want to grind a lot and to explore dungeons, you will be just fine without her.

  • Chido55

    When Oreshika: Nueko Returns?

  • Josef217

    This chick is the reason i’m not buying this game when it reaches NA, she is so annoying because she is forced upon us, my opinion.

    • machomuu

      She’s annoying or it’s annoying? Because I don’t really think you can accurately judge a character based on that alone.

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      So annoying? You haven’t even played the game yet. Don’t be a sheep and parrot other people’s thoughts when you haven’t even experienced it yet.

    • Isuke-sama

      Don’t be tsundere man.

  • MrTyrant

    If you really want to know what is the deal with her you can read this review:

    Still doesn’t make the game bad…

    • Shippoyasha

      Sooooo. The villains tell you off with an insult that actually is a cutting remark? How DARE they! /sarcasm.

      • MrTyrant

        If you could complain and fix what is reallly bad in a game we could have changed some really badly designed ones instead of making such a big deal for something really minor.

    • natchu96

      So, the only problem Oreshika 2 is that it isn’t Oreshika 1, basically?

      Well, that doesn’t do much to discredit the game itself. I guess I’ll wait for release and see what the potential new Western fanbase thinks of it, because taking the backseat is kind of already a JRPG standard.

    • darke

      Yeah. Seemed to be two paragraphs saying “this is bad” (Nueko too central and dungeons are a bit repetitively designed from memory), and a few dozen saying good things.

      Honestly it reads like a 9/10 for the genre (which of course means that IGN and co will give it a 5/10 saying it’s hard to play or boring or obscure or something; since: Japanese).

  • Limbless

    Drug addiction; not even video games are safe

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  • JoJo_718

    Is this game still coming west? I’ve heard nothing about it since it’s original reveal.

  • KuroNathan

    Can someone clarify for me if the game is only 2 years long? or if each character only has a 2 year time span?

    • Zens

      Each character has a 2 year span, they are cursed to live two years because they grow too fast.

  • Isuke-sama

    Looks like an anime is coming, get ready for some Nueko’s awesomeness.


  • Scissors

    Kudos to them for listening to fans. Usually patches and updates are just for bugs and things that are broken, and even then things aren’t always fixed. It’s nice to see them alter things that weren’t neccesarily broken just to please fans. They could have very easily just ignored the complaints, but I can respect that they’re listening and trying to do their best to keep their fanbase happy. It’s refreshing because so often game companies usually just say F U we got your money.

  • Kornelious

    Well at least they acknowledge the complaints and are trying to fix what they can. I can understand people’s problems with be shoved to the side in light of another character….Kinda reminds me of White Knight Chronicles……Leonard >:(

  • Göran Isacson

    An interesting situation, this one. From what I can tell this character takes on a central importance to the plot and makes your family the “grunts” she wields, more or less. I suppose I could see how that could end up irritating people who liked the formula for the first game, but I think I could only really agree with the rage IF this decision also bleeds into the gameplay. I see that there are apparently boss battle in which you need Nueko, yet her lifespan is apparently also limited and when she dies you need to resurrect her or something like that? If the game does a poor job of communicating this, I can see some reason to be irate. To make a character central and then not really TELL the player this sounds like poor design.

    And while I can sympathize with fans who dislike playing second fiddle when this has apparently not(?) been the case before, some of the reactions I’ve seem a LITTLe… hyperbolic. If the game slows to a grind because of design choices involving Nueko and she just makes everything revolve around her I could understand it, but from what I’ve read it seems that she is a presence, but not an overbearing one.

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