Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

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Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by Christuserloeser » Sun Jan 12, 2014 12:48 pm

According to the Pier Solar page at Watermelon's MagicalGameFactory the Dreamcast version of Pier Solar HD has now been given an official release date. The game will ship out 03/25/2014.

Official Pier Solar HD trailer (Nintendo WiiU version):


The Dreamcast version (on which the other versions for WiiU/PS4/etc. are based on) will be distributed by Watermelon itself. You can pre-order the game here: http://magicalgamefactory.com/en/factory/pier-solar_1/
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by TheRedFox » Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:27 pm

Such a long time from now! :(
Oh well, it'll be worth the wait, I'm sure
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by Nico0020 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:06 am

I kind of curious to see what the different box styles are. I of course prefer the JP style cases for Dreamcast, but I'd like to see what each case looks like before I make a purchase. I can't seem to find any images, hopefully some will surface soon!

BTW, did anyone actually play / beat this game on Genesis? I watched the classic game room review of the games. Looks great for an indie RPG, just wondering if any of you guys here had a full opinion of the game.
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by DaMadFiddler » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:23 am

Nico0020 wrote:BTW, did anyone actually play / beat this game on Genesis? I watched the classic game room review of the games. Looks great for an indie RPG, just wondering if any of you guys here had a full opinion of the game.
I have the Genesis version, but I've only played a few hours into it. I'm probably not the best person to judge a JRPG as I haven't played all that many, but gameplay-wise it's about what you'd expect. From what I've seen, it's got a fairly large world with a lot of detail, but I haven't seen that much of the game yet. My fiance got me the Dreamcast version through the Kickstarter campaign as a Christmas present back in 2012, so I kinda stopped playing at that point in order to play the newer version instead. (I actually loaned my Genesis copy to a friend for most of last year, though I've got it back now.)

The only thing that feels a little odd about it is character movement. When you're moving the party around onscreen, it uses some minor pathing logic to deal with obstacles, and sometimes the results are a bit goofy. Other than that... it's a JRPG. The writing seems fairly decent, it's clear that a fair amount of technical effort went into the game, and gameplay is more or less what you'd expect. Nothing particularly unique, but there's certainly nothing wrong with it.

Overall, if you like JRPGs, I think you'll be pretty happy with it.
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by moribus » Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:43 am

So it will be released today ?
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Post by DaMadFiddler » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:43 am

The last I heard is that the game has been delayed until late April. But that was a month or two ago, and each update seems to have the release date slipping a bit more down the road.
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by cube_b3 » Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:11 pm

Yes, given that none of the Dreamcast backers have received a packaging update it is unlikely that it would release in April.
Unless we receive the packaging update this week.
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by Nico0020 » Wed Apr 09, 2014 9:30 am

Any updates on this? I've become quite excited about this recently. I've been watching a lot of videos and reviews on the game and their creators. These guys are hardcore. Someone asked them recently if their new genesis beat-em-up game would end up on dreamcast, they said they are always planning for their games to launch on more current consoles, including Dreamcast. Would be awesome to see another game from them. I really actually like the music in the game of what I have seen on youtube. The enchanced CD on the Genesis version is quite awesome and really makes the game shine.
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by DaMadFiddler » Wed Apr 09, 2014 10:36 am

I (theoretically) have a copy coming from the Kickstarter campaign, but I haven't seen a substantive update in a while. The most recent thing I saw was from about a month ago, when they were talking about the odd things they had to do to get proper widescreen support on the Dreamcast.

In terms of new projects, I'm actually more interested in the SNES project than the Genesis one. IIRC, the final concept is a Zelda-like game based loosely on the tale of Orpheus.
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Re: Pier Solar HD comes to Dreamcast on March 25th

Post by Basil » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:20 pm

A last kickstarter update was 4 april but there was nothing about release date...
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