Tester’s Corner: Cho Dengeki Stryker Ed. Vol 1

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I had originally worked on the first iteration of Dengeki Stryker nearly two years ago, back in the spring of 2012. The game was and still is one of the few titles from MangaGamer that I excitedly volunteered to work on. After all, it was game that broke away from the monotony of generic high school romance or the endless storm of nukige. Cho Dengeki Stryker ended up being both surprising and pleasant to have worked on in a variety of ways.

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I was not prepared for the sheer length of the Steel Saga, as I had expected Cho Dengeki Stryker to be merely an expansion upon the base game. The game features three new routes, Love Saga, Steel Saga, and Light Saga that form a separate branch apart from the previous game, similar to how the Zero Saga, Sky Saga, and Heaven Saga did so in the original Dengeki Stryker. The new routes flesh out the aftermath of what could have been had the Zero Saga’s events played out.

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The new graphical effects are small additions to the game that added a surprising amount of immersion to the scenes. For instance, the flames of Phoenix fill the screen with embers, the screen rumbles and shakes when <redacted> fires missiles and fights Yamato as he and his comrades try to protect Japan.

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On the personal side of things, Cho Dengeki Stryker would mark the final game that I would work on that was edited by Sloanereinja. Future titles would be handled by different editors, but I admit that I will miss the various quirks of his editing style.

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However, at the end of it all, I had greatly enjoyed working on Cho Dengeki Styker. While the original had felt as if it closed the book on an exciting and frenzied story of heroes and villains, Cho took me farther and deeper, bringing new depth to Yamato, the Strykers, and the cuteness of Hilko slowly learning to be your wife.

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-RaptorFB

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5 Comments

  1. Aww you make it sound so bittersweet almost :'(

  2. So what exactly is “iteration”?

  3. iteration means something like “version”

    Iteration is the act of repeating a process with the aim of approaching a desired goal, target or result. Each repetition of the process is also called an “iteration”, and the results of one iteration are used as the starting point for the next iteration. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iteration

    Dengeki Stryker was the first iteration
    and Chou D.S. was the second iteration

  4. I liked the love saga and somethings of the steel saga, but althought the likght saga had good ideas they lacked a lot and had a lot of holes that i didn’t really liked.

    First of all in light saga Sayaka was really left behind and they made her a supporting heroine so much that she say that, plus it was really bad considering that all the other characters where there and yamato had all the other heroines but hilko liking him so she should be there to really have them all in the last battle and having them in a open ending, so it feels incomplet witout her. Also Chie, Rin y Sayaka could be there in the final cg with him.

    • I think the end of the light saga leaves the game open to have a sequel, since Sayaka was not there when the gap closed and Yamato did not fall in love with anyone leaving no commitment if they wanted to make a sequel taking place after these events. He would of course had to have grown up once again from the time of the original meaning Jack, Sayaka and Haruna would of all of aged by 10 years (im sure jack will have really filled out and might get a route this time) but I think leaving Sayaka behind so it can be explained that she kept the lab and stryker tech going was the reason for that if a sequel ever does emerge it just makes to much damn sense to be anything else…. name another reason why the lab is never blown up and is always kept with no resolution to it.

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