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Rivals of Aether Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Light House' started by mimgrim, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. mimgrim

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    Ok so there were only 2 threads in this place that were about RoA and neither were really a general discussion thread for this game so I figured it would be worth making one.

    Rivals of Aether is an indie game developed for the PC (can be found on Steam I believe) and is supposedly suppose to becoming out on Xbone later (when the game gets full completed) as well.

    It is heavily inspired by competitive Smash with having many elements from it. But the game also has plenty of its own unique elements to it to diversify it enough to not feel completely like Smash.

    Currently the game is only going to have 8 characters with 7 of them revealed (I believe they are keeping the 8th one a secret until full game and for it to be discovered) and 6 of them currently being playable.

    Official site - http://www.rivalsofaether.com/

    I only have gotten to play this game a little bit myself because someone brought it to a weekly and did a small side tourney with it (of which I got 3rd, out of like 6 entrants lol).

    But I found it to be a ton of fun. So much fun that I wish I could get it. ;-;

    Anyways yea. Discuss this wonderful game people cause it totally deserves discussion about.
     
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  2. Kolvacs

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    The game in its current stage is really really fun! There are obviously still some improvements that I would like to see but considering the fact that this game is almost completely functional in Alpha *Cough DayZ Cough*, I don't exactly have much to complain about. EE did a short interview with Dan yesterday, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkT30DbzUPg and I'm pretty excited about some of the things he said! New stage coming in the next month or so, just fixing up some bugs he is experiencing with Absa, the fact that he is already looking at user submitted character ideas for future character concepts, and that he is hoping to add characters from other indie games that would fit the theme of RoA. Pretty exciting stuff, and it's really nice to have a developer that clearly loves his game and is willing to talk to people via Reddit, twitter, etc.
     
  3. OneWithanOrgan

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    I agree with Moo. Despite not being full release, the game certainly plays like it is. I'm loving it more and more! To any Smash players that are on the fence about Rivals of Aether, here's my full review on it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDjPZSyxu0s

    Been trying to get people to play this because of how awesome it is! Also, it's my first review, so please be nice :)
     
  4. ShortRound

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    Yo RoA is rad, dude. Wrastor is so much fun to play as. I've played for about 20 hours so far, and I can't get enough. It's so quick and the combos you can do are awesome. I really like the parry system too.
     
  5. Powerman293

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    My friends play this game on occasion when my one friend brings his laptop. It's fun, but I'd wait for it to come to PS4 to really sink some more time into it.
     
  6. SphericalCrusher

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    I have yet to try this out. A lot of people in the GA Smash scene play it though. I need to check it out.
     
  7. OneWithanOrgan

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    As far as I know, so far it's only PC and will be on XBOne. I don't think they've said anything about PS4 yet.

    Yes you do. it's so good! :'D
     
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    It really needs rollback netcode. I'm questioning if I should even spend the money on it before I hear it does.
     
  9. JipC

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    Besides Forsburn and Zetter I just dont find the other characters that fun to play as. But thats fine since I really enjoy Forsburn and a bit of Zetter. I think he has a mild Marth syndrome where you gotta kill out of combos, and its harder to do so at higher percents. But unlike Melee marth I dont think he has any decent high-percent kill move. Like you can just give up on the fsmash kill but then kill with tipper ftilt or fair or whatever at like 160+
    At high percents you can cheese your way out of his fsmash and upsmash since they're two-parters like Link's fsmash in Brawl/Smash 4/Melee. I hope they fix that. I've even had people immedietally airdodge away from the second hit at lower percents do but thats much less consistant than getting out of it at higher percents.
     
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    I think I may have discovered the first advance technique in RoA but can't say for sure... I call it dash-dropping. It allows you to do a quick dash in one direction while on a platform and then drop down to the stage below. The movement on the control stick is similar to the method used for moonwalking in Melee but make a quarter-circle motion downwards instead of a half-circle motion. I am planning to make a video showing the technique once I have the spare time to do so.
     
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    • User was warned for this post
    dead thread
    dead game
     
  12. OneWithanOrgan

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    Nu.
     
  13. PsychoIncarnate

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    Someone on my steam friend list keeps playing this, I see the little pop up.

    Been curious what it was
     
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    Is this thread dead? I wonder, because I would like some rivals discussion.

    I'd also like to know if you think wrastor is op. He has so good combos that can kill off the top or side very early. I only wonder because he definitely is my favourite fighter, but what's the point in playing him if he is op.
     
  15. doodles

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    Some friends and I just bought it recently, so here's hoping it isn't dead. The game has 8 characters these days, and still shows promise. I'm excited for a full version and a story mode to elaborate on the characters.
     
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    They have 3 dlc charcaters released. Ori and Sein being third party. The two others are a greninja/sheik hybrid named Ranno and a Lucina/marth/Shulk named Clairen. According to Alpharad..they're all "broken".
    Here's a video I amde of Ranno:
     
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    CLAIREN IS THE FUTURE
     

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