PLAYISM is proud to announce that the newest chapter update for The Use of Life, a multi-ending adventure book style RPG by solo developer Daraneko currently in Early Access, is now available! This update adds Chapter 4 of the Misha route.
Misha Route Chapter 4 Update
In The Use of Life, your choices are very important. The story splits into two huge branches depending on your choices (that you can't walk back on!) at the start of Chapter 2, and we've since added Chapter 3 of the Misha route. And now, Chapter 4 is here, and the story is about to reach its climax!
The final chapter of the Misha route is also in development right now, and is planned to be added in 2024.
Misha Route Chapter 4 - The Story
In Chapter 3, Goshe and Misha set off to the ruins of the ancient Pala Gaya people, either in pursuit of power to defeat a dragon, or to find a way to extend Goshe's life. After a gruelling journey through the desert, they found themselves at what seemed to be the entrance to the ruins, but another Deathwalker warrior stood in their way. Goshe managed to emerge victorious, but both he and Misha got caught up in quicksand and were dragged down...
...And that's where Chapter 4 starts. Goshe will be accompanied by a certain priest who knows more than most about the secrets of the Deathwalkers. As he against ancient Pala Gayans who once dreamed of slaying a dragon, Goshe will catch a glimpse of their memories and the past of Pala Gaya.
Who are the mysterious characters who appeared at the end of Chapter 3? What happened to the ancient Pala Gayans? In Chapter 4, all of these mysteries will unfold, and Goshe will have to defeat a variety of powerful enemies and giant bosses. And at the end of the chapter, Goshe will finally have to come face to face with his use of life, leading to the final branching path in this route. Your choices will determine the ending of Goshe's story.
Chapter 4 - Details
- Goshe's journey to find his use of life is in its final chapters. The next chapter will be the final chapter of this route.
- All of the choices you have made up to this point will lead to the final branching path of the route, deciding the ending of Goshe's story.
- Numerous powerful enemies and bosses to fight, challenging Gosh with fierce battles befitting of the beginning of the end.
- In Chapter 3, advanced classes only had Skills up to Lv3, but now all classes are fully unlockable. Obtain the most powerful Skills to gain the upper hand against increasingly tough foes.
About the Game
The Use of Life is a multi-ending adventure book style RPG by the Japanese solo deveoper Daraneko.
A Story Influenced by Your Use of Life
In this game, your choices as the player will influence Goshe, the main character, as well as his thoughts and various attachments in life, represented by flames. Whether Goshe uses his life for his own selfish purposes or sacrifices himself to help others is entirely up to you.
The endings of this game are simply the conclusions of the various ways of life, and there are no "Good" or "Bad" endings.
Adventure Book Style Events
Events in this game are narrated in an adventure book style, and some events come with TRPG-esque dice rolls that determine the event's outcome. The same event will play out differently depending on your choices and the dice roll results.
You can choose to proceed cautiously and choose the safest options, or bravely throw yourself into every opportunity for battle you come across—it's all up to you, and your actions will affect Goshe's personality.
Tense Battles that Balance Stasis and Action
The Use of Life features unique battles that combine the strategy of a turn-based battle system with the quick reflexes and action of a QTE system.
Each turn, both you and your enemy get to choose 3 actions, which you then take turns to perform. How will you deal with the enemy's upcoming flurry of attacks? How will you time your own attacks to deal the most damage? Your skill and strategy will determine the outcome of battle.
Even if you can't defeat an enemy, the game is designed so that you will gradually figure out how to deal with them and win. Boss battles are especially tense, where you frequently have to toe the line between life and death, and we strive to deliver the highest satisfaction you can possibly get after defeating a strong enemy.
Goshe, the main character, obtains incredible power through a certain Curse. Through encounters with death, he can gain experience which can be used to strengthen his own abilities.
Not only will you gain different advantages in battle depending on what abilities you choose to invest in, but the outcome of events outside of battle can also be heavily influenced by your stats.
On top of that, by leveling up and unlocking new levels for the various classes, you can learn a wide variety of Skills and Spells to use in battle.
The Use of Life
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■ Store Links: Steam
■ Developer: Daraneko Games
■ Publisher: PLAYISM
■ Genre: Multi-Ending Adventure Book Style RPG
■ Platform: Steam
■ Release Date: Now Available in Early Access
■ MSRP: $17.99
■ No. of Players: 1
■ Supported Languages: Japanese, English, Traditional and Simplified Chinese
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