How would a Madoka Magica game work?

Gavin Rogers
Gavin Rogers

How would a game based off this IP work? What genre would it be? Who do you think would be able to pull it off?

Also are there any good magical girl games out there in general?

James Russell
James Russell

Simulation and management. Recruit a bunch of magical girls with varied psychological illnesses, then send them out against varied horrors that you know will slowly erode their grasp on reality.

Basically, Darkest Dungeon.

Joseph Mitchell
Joseph Mitchell

Interesting. I was thinking something more along the lines of a character action game more based off of Dark Soul's mechanics. Not that I want it to be the exact same (even though madoka magica does share a ton of similar themes) but in scaling and multiplayer.

It is common for magical girls to fight each other after all.

Charles Garcia
Charles Garcia

Play as Jewbey and do .

An action game like NGB.

Just make it 3D porn.

One of those 3.

Robert Sanchez
Robert Sanchez

Probably like the Kamen Rider Ryuki game

Carter Jones
Carter Jones

With this controller

Blake Ward
Blake Ward

It would be shit. Just like anime. Go outside.

Jaxson Lewis
Jaxson Lewis

There's already a branching VN for PSP and a Musou ripoff for Vita. The VN would be cool to play if it were in English but the Musou game look like shit.

John Fisher
John Fisher

That pretty much describes the ACTUAL Madoka game on the PSP.

Cameron Brooks
Cameron Brooks

There's already dozens of Madoka games. Halfchan /vg/ has/had a Madoka games thread even.

There was that one MMO that they were all about and there was also Grief Syndrome which was popular.

Lincoln Mitchell
Lincoln Mitchell

Translation still going on. Seems the game has a shit ton of issues in PPSSPP and on a PSP, crashing at several points, etc.

Luis Jackson
Luis Jackson

How did I forget about Grief Syndrome? It's free and it's fun.

Ian Gray
Ian Gray

F/a/ggots begone

Christian Taylor
Christian Taylor

I want the figma of Madoka in her school uniform but it only ever came with the limited edition of that PSP game

Jason Gonzalez
Jason Gonzalez

That does look fun. Thanks my dude

Luis Adams
Luis Adams

Class based shooter/melee combat in Jedi Outcast vein with some RPG progression mechanic would work for sure.

Cameron Barnes
Cameron Barnes

what is the male version of a magical girl?

Levi Richardson
Levi Richardson

A magical guy?

Gavin Johnson
Gavin Johnson

Magical boy?

Jaxon Campbell
Jaxon Campbell

A shonen protagonist

Liam Allen
Liam Allen

Check out "Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE!"

Tyler Smith
Tyler Smith

twink faggots

Angel James
Angel James

Just give it to the team that made Drakenguard and let them do their thing.

Isaac Ward
Isaac Ward

I know Monster Hunter had a madoka promotion

Ian Phillips
Ian Phillips

Please no their stuff is budget as fuck. A Madoka game needs good gameplay and as good visual direction for witch fights as the anime had.

Asher James
Asher James

I want to suck on Mami's butthole.

Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett

No one cares

Eli Brown
Eli Brown

Greetings Holla Forums,

Could i take a moment of your time to talk about our lord and saviour, Madoka Kaname?

Thomas Campbell
Thomas Campbell

I care.

Hunter Gray
Hunter Gray

Pic related

Levi Butler
Levi Butler

it's never a kick

Josiah Scott
Josiah Scott

Yeah their stuff is budget as fuck, but I'm hard pressed to think of any team that would be able to really capture the feel of the series.

Colton Gray
Colton Gray

Is it wrong to want this as a musou game?

Adam Gray
Adam Gray

There's like two official games already, just beg Sony if you want more Madoka games, since they created the IP
Already exist as a beat em up with multiple character endings

Angel Scott
Angel Scott

DMC/Bayonetta clone honestly, I can just imagine all the characters having their own style and moves, along with quirks and perks.

Easton Myers
Easton Myers

I think it'd work as a DMC style game, where instead of switching between styles you'd switch between girls. Streamline it a bit so the girls count as weapons and have a style locked to them, so they each have a type of attack and a specific style each. You switch in and out of them during combos.
Madoka = Trickster
Sayaka = Swordmaster
Kyoko = Royal Guard
Mami = Gunslinger
Homura = Quicksilver

Parker Nguyen
Parker Nguyen

Sayaka is too shit at swordplay to be a swordmaster

Connor Wood
Connor Wood

It already exist

Joshua Hernandez
Joshua Hernandez

Just saw that now. But I'm thinking of something a spin of musou. Sure there's hoards of enemies you have to cut through, but musou is also about completing objectives like capturing bases and defeating commanders or bosses.

You could also make this a complex musou game by having a variety other mechanics like siege weapons to destroy enemy structures and missions objectives. Maybe make it to where you can have a squad of units that follow you and you can either support them with morale to fortify bases or sacrifice them to restore health/magic at the expense of morale.

For a musou game I thought about giving characters a primary and a secondary weapon. Primary weapons are the character's default fighting style. Secondary weapons are weapons any character can use adding versatility but they have limited durability.

Oh and throw in an Empires style conquest game mode, online coop, and character creation.

Austin Anderson
Austin Anderson

You know what we need to talk about instead?

About how Homura did nothing wrong.

Jaxon Phillips
Jaxon Phillips

By the end of Rebellion she did everything wrong

Caleb Bennett
Caleb Bennett

She did plenty wrong. They all did. Because they are stupid children playing with shit they don't understand.

Ayden Russell
Ayden Russell

Factually incorrect.

You have a bit of credence. But you're talking about mistakes, while others talk about intent, and the actuality of Homura's actions.

Evan Murphy
Evan Murphy

Fuck you she did everything wron.g

Isaiah Phillips
Isaiah Phillips

Please don't talk about Mami in such a way.

Brandon Myers
Brandon Myers

Betraying Madoka
Defiying the will of a Loving Godess
Telling Kyubay about Madoka
Not trusting telling the other girls

Jeremiah Cruz
Jeremiah Cruz

Intent is immaterial. Putting that aside however, Homura has still failed at her goal. She wanted Madoka to be safe and happy but her actions will inevitably compel Madoka to take dangerous and ill advised actions to rectify Homuras actions. Madoka is unhappy because of what Homura did and will not be safe because she will risk herself endlessly as she will not allow what has Homura has done to stand. Homura was wrong and has failed before she even began.

Chase Moore
Chase Moore

Betraying Madoka
Defiying the will of a Loving Godess
I won't deny that she went against what Madoka had wished, but was it truly that awful? Magical Girls still get their salvation, and Madoka gets a second chance at having a normal, pain free life.

Telling Kyubay about Madoka
When did she do this? In Rebellion? Kyubey's whole experiment was about discovering and trapping Madoka.

Not trusting telling the other girls
And what do you mean by this? Do you mean in the anime when Sayaka doesn't believe her when she divulges the information about Kyubey?

And why do you think Madoka will be unhappy with Homura's actions? And if she is, what truly has been lost? If Madoka reascends to godhood, would she not show compassion to Homura, after seeing everything she did? Time is unimportant, and you have two characters with world bending power. It's not as if Homura's actions have caused any unneeded suffering.

Isaac Fisher
Isaac Fisher

Kyubey was shown already imagining ways to improve the efficiency of harvesting at the end of the series before Homura told it about Madoka. With entropy being rolled back the incubators would have had forever to work on the problem, Madoka's discovery and exploitation was inevitable. Homura may have done what she did out of selfishness but ultimately it kept Madoka safe.

Charles Mitchell
Charles Mitchell

EZ PZ Mode for a meguca game is a musou game, complete with customizable magical girl loli PC and a variety of weapons (and outfits, can't forget that) to pick from. The variety of enemies and bosses can make for more varied combat to include aerial, purely grounded, hybridized, and ranged tactics.

Either a magical guy as in or a Rider (if solo)/Sentai ranger (if in a group).

but musou is also about completing objectives like capturing bases and defeating commanders or bosses
You can add in siege points where witch's servants or possessed innocents are swarming you and you have to fend them off, or points in the map to break down the witch's labyrinth (opening up new passages, for example).

Fighting and killing enemy magical girls can also be an option as a side-objective; after all, with the way Kyubey sets up the system, there's only so many Witches to slay before a Magical Girl turns. So why not end her misery early and reap some of that sweet, sweet life bonus?

No secondary weapons, though. A magical girl's weapon is representative of who they are and what they represent. Instead, modifying your weapon is the way to go here: changing out parts in a weapon combo ala God Hand; modifying a weapon's base and bonus stats for different play styles; and so on make it more challenging (and because having a secondary means most players will just pick whichever is efficient/good, as was the case with 8 and the Trident Halberd, Throwing Knives, and Bow).

In exchange for no secondary as well, more musous can be added, each differing based on a different battle trigger. So aside from your standard, alternate, and aerial musou, you also have one for an enemy knocked down, an enemy stunned from a combo or strong attack, an enemy grappled, etc. etc.

Alexander Bailey
Alexander Bailey

Oh, Madoka Magica Portable, I love it so much.

I have the skill trees of each of the girls copied, if anyone on this thread is a minmaxer, would you like to take a crack at ranking the girls on individual overall capability and coming up with optimized pair-ups and battle plans that make full use of team synergy?

Kayden Sanders
Kayden Sanders

Warning, this will trigger neo-/a/utists hard

Madoka is a "formation" anime, much like NGE.
You're supposed to watch it when you're relatively young and in your "formation" period.
Where in NGE Shinji takes upon the role of the viewer, in Madoka Homura is the viewer instead.
Homura makes a shit ton of mistakes and she's childish, immature and entirely driven by her emotions and pure passion over rationality and understanding what's best for everyone, she acts out of self interest.

Unlike NGE, where the final message is a very clear, one sided "grow up you fucking nerd", in Madoka the final message is more of a shades of gray situation, where there's no "right" course of action, and the show itself doesn't judge Homura as a good, nor a bad person, all things considered.
The show only paints Homura as an extremely selfish person, but selfish being a good or a bad thing is up to the viewer.

Brody Rodriguez
Brody Rodriguez

normal, pain free life.
You mean a eternal existence of a lie?
Madoka can't die or live a normal life since she is still Madokami, just in a suppressed form. Homura put her in a eternal school day- how enjoyable do you think it is to relive the same day, not aging or doing anything different for eternity?
Kyubey's whole experiment was about discovering and trapping Madoka.
This is because Homura told QB about Madoka and what she is. QB can't just think of illogical shit like that itself.
And what do you mean by this?
Homura brainwashed the whole cast's memories to fit her "ideal" dream. I don't think you would need to do this shit if the other girls would go along with the plan and not want to stop the maddness of Homura's delusions.

Dominic Lewis
Dominic Lewis

Madoka will be unhappy because it is the absolute core of her character to sacrifice herself so that others will not. She will not cease in this and Homura has already promised to be her enemy if she continues to do so. She has ensured that conflict is inevitable between them. Had she gone a different way about it then perhaps things would be different but she did not. She has lost in her only purpose in life(Protect Madoka and make her happy) through her own actions. Pride has blinded her to this. Not even blind, I think. She simply could not accept anyone else saving Madoka, not even Madoka herself. She is wrong.

Parker Myers
Parker Myers

where the final message is a very clear, one sided "grow up you fucking nerd"
Granted I am not a follower of NGE, but where did this consensis come from? I just know the series keeps fucking repeating over and over, for like 3 times now.

Levi Lewis
Levi Lewis

So will customizing weapons alter their stats (by making them faster, slower, more weighty), or will it be just be skills like in previous musou.

Also would you be opposed to playing villains of the show?

Kayden Brooks
Kayden Brooks

I will be fair, we don't know what repercussions Homura's actions will have.
We know for sure what she told Sayaka at the end of the movie "After all the Specters have being eliminated, I might destroy the Universe, when that time comes, I will be your enemy". She tells this to Sayaka at the end of Revelion, how is this right? Even if she is just teasing, why? IF we get more of PMMM, Homura will be the next antagonist.
I am angry Rebellion, Homura's ending in the Anime was perfect. Now, only a shade remains, a self absorved demon who only thinks about herself.
Right now, Madoka is not her true self, but who Homura thinks she should be. Madoka, her feelings and wishes, non of this matters to Homura.

Mason Lopez
Mason Lopez

All of EOE is essentially about growing up.
Either Shinji accepts humanity as a separate bunch of individuals that all have their positive and negative traits, or he embraces his idiotic fantasy where all of humanity becomes a perfect one, something that can't happen in reality.

Madoka and NGE have the same intended age group, analyzing them as adults makes you miss the point, you're supposed to be young and feel strong emotions towards what the characters are doing, in Shinji it's that "everyone is fucking retarded except me, people are disgusting" phase (that most of Holla Forums is still in and will probably never grow out of), with Homura it's the "I love this person everyone and everything can go fuck itself all that matters is this one person i love forever i will never love anyone ever again" phase of emotional immaturity everyone goes trough their first relationships.

They're both fantasy exaggerations of real life formation periods where we make mistakes and our minds are still not yet fully formed.

Adam Hill
Adam Hill

So will customizing weapons alter their stats (by making them faster, slower, more weighty), or will it be just be skills like in previous musou.
It'll be altering stats like weight, attack speed, damage, recoil, things like that.

No skills, as again, most people will just pick the best/most efficient of the bunch and I can't trust omega force to balance them anyways.

I am also not opposed to villains being playable characters; part of the charm in musou games is taking that route of being a bad guy and demolishing everyone and everything.

Lucas Peterson
Lucas Peterson

Back during last December, Shaft showed off a teaser announcing a new Madoka movie in their traveling Madoka/Monogatari exhibit. It's early days of production still, but sometime in 2017/18, we'll get a chance to see the mess that should never have happened get fixed for good.

Xavier Torres
Xavier Torres

People might not have liked Dynasty Warriors Empires, but Empires was my favorite out of the three Dynasty Warriors versions on PS2.

Would you think a turn-based board game like conquest mode can work with this as a separate game mode from story?

Sebastian Anderson
Sebastian Anderson

how enjoyable do you think it is to relive the same day
And what's to say that Homura's remade universe is stuck in a groundhog day type scenario? She makes reference to the fact that the Specters (that's what they were called, right?) are still around. Madoka and the other girls remain magical girls, but her true power lies dormant. It's more realistic to believe that life for the girls would continue as normal, hunting witches, growing up (as much as you can when your body doesn't seem to age), and dealing with drama as it comes. Only without the created conflict Kyubey would introduce.
QB can't just think of illogical shit like that itself.
But Kyubey had. They recognized the Madoka force existed and trapped Homura's soulgem to investigate it. They had already realized something was up with Madoka, and even without Homura telling them flatly what she is, they would have realized it sooner or later. They had an eternity to do so.
Homura brainwashed the whole cast's memories
True, but this is simply to keep the actors, so to speak, in their roles. Sayaka wouldn't be able to let things lie the way it is, simply because of who she is as a person. She even breaks down a bit as she realizes her memories are fading, and ends up talking to Hitomi and Kyousuke as if nothing had happened.

Homura isn't necessarily in opposition to what Madoka is. The way I saw it, Homura became the yin to Madoka's yang, the lucifer to her god. She's not evil, not necessarily by nature, but rather she held the opposite ideals because realized that there must be something to fill that power vacuum. And it felt a little meta to me as well, as if she was blatantly saying "There must always be a villain." She isn't restraining Madoka purely out of her own pride, she's doing it because she wants to have that normal life, and because she feels it necessary to do such a thing.

Xavier Adams
Xavier Adams

Oh my! I did knew that. Thanks for the info, user.

Austin Jones
Austin Jones

Ah I see your point.
Really does fit with Homura, since the 3rd movie did end with that conclusion- Homura being a selfish bitch that wants Madoka all to herself.

Aiden Campbell
Aiden Campbell

"After all the Specters have being eliminated, I might destroy the Universe, when that time comes, I will be your enemy".
I see this get said a lot as evidence of Homura being malicious and evil, but what evidence is there that she's being honest with what she's saying? This was her response when Sayaka asked if she intended to destroy the universe, but why wait until the Specters have been eliminated? What point is there in waiting for that, or doing it only then, and not later?

Homura only said that because she realized there must be someone in opposition to Madoka, and by extension, Sayaka's ideals. She was insulting Sayaka, goading her. Calling back to the scene where Sayaka revealed she was a witch earlier in the movie.

Michael Roberts
Michael Roberts

Here's the rub though; does Homura have the authority, right, or even knowledge to say what is best for Madoka? Has she done is best for Madoka?

Madoka didn't need to be saved, she didn't want to be saved, and the way Homura went about it only hurt everyone, especially Madoka.

Brayden Ramirez
Brayden Ramirez

six stages of waifubait for each character, no matter how niche said character might be
1. hang out
2. date
3. kiss
4. third base (part 1)
5. third base (part 2)
6. third base (part 3)

Logan Brown
Logan Brown

Maybe. Add in two modes: one where you play as a Magical Girl, and one where you play as Kyubey.

As a MG, you survive, wipe out or ally with other MGs, strike down witches and MGs on the edge of turning, and ready everyone to fight a big boss like Walpurgisnacht. You can choose to ally with and believe Kyubey, rebel against him, or do whatever you like. But your actions have consequences, particularly destructive ones, and too many may cause negative emotions to swell…

As Kyubey, you manage the MG territories, be it instigating them to fight (and kill) each other, hustle new MGs into fighting weaker witches, or pairing up the stronger ones to take out particularly nasty witches like Homulilly or Oktavia. In Kyubey mode, you can pick which MG you wish to play as, and dying isn't an immediate game over…depending on which MG you're playing as dies. The difficulty of the mode comes from the AI, and the MGs acting of their own free will; some will do as they're told, some will lash out against the system and be a pain, and some may conspire against you. The endgoal is to stave off entropy for the universe as a whole.

Jacob Sanders
Jacob Sanders

7. steal panties

Ian Clark
Ian Clark

growing up
A god can't grow up though. Neither can Homura too, as she is also kinda a god.
They recognized the Madoka force existed
After they tested what intel they got from Homura. They needed the lead to go and look into things which is what Homura provided. They took it a step further and did the experimentation on Homura, which is what set up movie 3.
Homura became the yin to Madoka's yang
As much as I like the sound of that- there is a possiblity that Homura is stronger then Madoka- due to her origonal wish of protecting Madoka. Big question is how the hell can someone protect god?

Luke Cook
Luke Cook

Big question is how the hell can someone protect god?

Hopefully we'll find out in the new movie.

Or actually, I hope we don't because I like it being left up to interpretation.

Sebastian Baker
Sebastian Baker

Big question is how the hell can someone protect god?
I guess she got what she wished. It is the same deal as with when a Magical Girl beats Walpurglis, to become the evil that treatens the world.
She has become the evil that treatens Madoka, a demon.

Jace White
Jace White

It's kind of a contractionary question though, so I have no idea how SHAFT will anwer it.

Anthony Harris
Anthony Harris

Never claimed Homura was evil. Just guilty of overweening pride. The entire crux of her character was based on becoming strong enough to save Madoka. She failed in this task despite all her mighty efforts. Madoka saved herself through her wish initially and then concocted her plan to foil Kyubey without the need of Homura the second time. This broke Homura and caused her to create force a scenario where she "saves" Madoka. By betraying her and stealing her power and memories. She has created a untenable situation that flies directly in the face of what Madoka wished and will inevitably lead to open conflict between the two. She is wrong because she has let her wounded feelings undermine her own purpose for living. She means well in a sense but she is wrong.

Isaiah Powell
Isaiah Powell

Sounds like two phases of the same game. Kyubey is the management phase of the game where you manage positions, units, and inventory. Then when an encounter happens you have to choose which magical girl to play as that turn. Choose carefully because the odds are either with or against you in that battle. If you lose all your HP, then the magical girl you play as is removed from the game.

Of course you can choose to retreat from the battle, but then if you're defending you'll lose your territory to the invader.

If other magical girls loses their battles that turn depending on their remaining HP they could be at risk as well. There's also a chance in the management phase to hire free magical girls or sometimes your own magical girls leave and sometimes betray you.

Jack Hughes
Jack Hughes

sounds like trash

grief syndrome did it pretty good. Maze's are practically set up to be ideal game levels anyway. I'd like to see a better game made out of the formula, I think it has a lot of potential to be very fun, with each girl given unique move set. Get some good level design going and a fun combo system and you can have something very fun. Maybe a stamina system tied to building up grief on your soul gem, and if you don't release it sort of like ki bursts in ni-oh, you end up leaving long term harm on your soul gem until you get a grief seed.

rebellion was a mistake, the franchise should have ended with the anime series

Lincoln Gonzalez
Lincoln Gonzalez

You mean a eternal existence of a lie?

Madoka can't die or live a normal life since she is still Madokami, just in a suppressed form. Homura put her in a eternal school day- how enjoyable do you think it is to relive the same day, not aging or doing anything different for eternity?
Who said anything about eternal? Even without the implication that the 4th movie is going to be about freeing Homura and/or Madoka, there's not a lot of reason to think that Homura is in it for the long haul or just wants a decade or two with Madoka alone to make up for the decade of suffering she's endured.

Eternity would be just as long for Homura, after all. Shit would get a bit boring, yo.

David Lopez
David Lopez

8. hold hands

Jose Carter
Jose Carter

Who said anything about eternal?
Oh fuck you're right. Was getting tunnel vision on the whole suppress Madokami's powers thing. What happens when Madoka breaks out of Homura's dream world cage? What happens when 2 gods fight?
Will there be softcore porn afterwards when they realise it's just silly to fight and make up like the yin-yang symbol?

Isaiah Lopez
Isaiah Lopez

Oh there's a classic story mode with your original character. And there will probbly be an Xtreme challenge mode too.

You can probably make multiple characters to use as coop partners in classic story or as other units in conquest.

Liam Nelson
Liam Nelson

TPS like Last of Us because it's too deep for you plebs to understand

Logan Moore
Logan Moore

Rebellion was a mistake
I agree

Easton Ortiz
Easton Ortiz

I'd fuck Mami so hard she'd lose her head.

Ayden Morris
Ayden Morris

why does everyone want anime games to fall in to that genre?

Eli Thompson
Eli Thompson

you dont speak for anyone but yourself

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