Open Forum #012
posted on 10.03.12 at 12:00 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our twelfth Open Forum is live for discussion. What is the Open Forum, you ask? Why, it’s anything you want it to be. Whatever you don’t feel is appropriate to speak of in other posts, you can speak of here, as it’s your domain for anything and everything. Want to talk about sports? Here’s the place. Have a random question? Ask it here. Want to poll the community? Do it here.

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VWNMQ34QQSYFI4DNRCXJHTY4AU yahoo-VWNMQ34QQSYFI4DNRCXJHTY4AU

    I want to talk about dual audio. Why Persona 4 golden doesn´t have it? it’s expensive? or maybe requires a lot of memory? My mother lenguaje is not english and i really dont like the english dub, i think is to “cartoonist”. Sorry about my bad english   

    • new_tradition

       I *think* it would cost a lot of money to get dual audio because the Japanese VAs would probably need to be paid the royalties of the game sales outside Japan. At least I think that’s why…Any one else know better? D:

  • Anime10121

    Why were we there back to back?

    Why were we there face to face?

    I must be the light when you’re in the dark

    If you lose me somewhere, and your tears are in the air

    I will ring a bell until you feel me by your side!!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wrBKJybXHg

    Yuri, Rita, Raven, Flynn, Repede, Estelle, Karol, and elf tits (ahem, I meant Judith)!  Need to buy me a 360 cheap so I can play that game again.  That game alone was worth the price of the 360 (well until it RRoD’d) :P

    • Locksus

      Playing that game NOW :P

    • Locksus

      Ohhohhhehahehah ;D Karol is soooo adorable dressed as a girl :3

    • Xenovelgr

      The Tales series is my favorite series. Vesperia being my favorite in the series. I love how they follow their own formula and focus on characters instead of overarching plots. The battle systems are the best in the business IMO. Keep it up Namco!!!

    • Haruya

      Although I do love Vesperia, Abyss still remains as my favorite Tales game regarding gameplay. The battle system on that game was just perfect, in my opinion.

      On the other hand… nothing beats those YurixJudith skits. “I’m actually worried about where my eyes might wander”. :D

      • Anime10121

         Agreed, Abyss is my all around Favorite Tales game, story, gameplay, and most music was perfect!

        • AdamBoy64

          Yes – I think the soundtrack from Tales of the Abyss is very close to my favourite.
          Either that or Mega Man 2.

          • Anime10121

             While I wont say it’s my favorite, its up there though, mostly due to Shinji Tamura and Bump of Chicken.  Tales of Legendia has to have my favorite Tales OST, and anything Yoko Shimomura and Yasunori Mitsuda compose are pure gold!

            • AdamBoy64

              Tracks like The City of Craftsmen, The Grocer’s Village, The Hidden Village, The Frequenter, Casvelt Ferry, Fubras River, The Royal City of Light – are all tracks I really like.

              I haven’t yet played Legendia – I picked it up a while ago and I just haven’t played it.I have heard it has some great music though.

              • Anime10121

                 You’ve got a good ear for Abyss’ songs!

                But you’ve understated Legendia’s music, its far beyond “great”, really, I mean give the title a try when you have a chance, as it is a pretty good game too. 

                Though the best part doesnt happen until the first set of credits roll, and the game loses its voice acting.  The game consists of “character arcs” with the first, being one for main characters Senel and Shirley.  Each takes roughly about 10 hrs to complete except for Senel and Shirley’s which takes about twice as long (theirs is the only one that has Voice acting too).  But yeah, after the first main arc is when the game gets REALLY good to me, I mean the first arc is “ok” but the remaining character arcs are awesome.  I’d really recommend giving the game a go when ever you have the time :)

      • dart2087
      • http://moefx.wordpress.com/ barklight

        Yeah Abyss is definitely top notch, i just love the character progression in that game. Seeing Luke maturing through out the game, from a jerk, a$$ hole, ungrateful brat to a fine lad. Definitely one of my favourite MC in tales universe.

      • new_tradition

         I’ve actually only really played Abyss. Recently got Graces F, but that’ it. But yeah! Loved Abyss a whole lot. I think it’s the only game where the lead pissed me off, lol. But yay character development! ^^

        I still don’t know how to interpret the ending…

    • AdamBoy64

      Yes, I bought my 360 for Vesperia. It is a great game.

    • dart2087

      My first Xbox 360 was just to play Vesperia when it was released.

      • Anime10121

         Yep, mine was the same (well technically, I bought it when it was announced for the west, but I got Blue dragon and Lost Odyssey first).  Luckily I got to beat Vesperia once before my 360 bricked :(

    • Archvile78

      Vesperia is probably the first Tales titles that i played for 200+ hours across 2 files. There’s just so many sidequest, post-game content. I was pretty much hunting my synthesis materials to get the best possible weapons that were not fell arms. Vesperia sort of rejuvenated my love of the Tales serie, before that i had only played Symphonia and had kinda forgotten about the serie.

      Then Vesperia came out and from there i was trying to hunt down Abyss (which i had found for like 35$ brand new, factory sealed) and Legendia which…i still didn’t finish. Now i’m near full completion of Graces F and eagerly awaits Xillia.

  • zakou

    Oh i see what you did there XD tales of vesperia picture huh?

    Anyways i just got my DOA5 Collectors edition :D swwweeett!

    Btw xD i love how when you are defeated in battle the female characters get on the ground with different poses and breath heavily and move their body lmao i laught so hard, so many intentional stuff in this game.

    • アキラ

      And the fact that you can move in/out and zoom in/out with the camera makes it even worse xD

      • zakou

        Yes zoom in on the sweaty boobs xD that bounce a little while the girls breath heavily…*facepalm*

    • Kobracon

      And the sweat. Oooooh the sweat…..

      Whats in the Collectors Edition btw?

      • zakou

        In the end its not really worth the money, i mean some retailers here ask for like 90 bucks XD but i bought it cheap for about 65 bucks new but it contains the OST cd, a poster, a super cool and huge steel case, the art work book and swimsuits for every character.

        Oh and obviously the game itself xD however i am still pissed that Europe didn’t get RE:6 Anthology edition…like wtf?! XD

        • Kobracon

          Hmm…the steel case sounds nice. Meh on OST and poster though….

          • zakou

            Yes the steel case is awesome, it makes the current PS3 case look like Vita case in comprasion xD its gigantic!

    • Haruya

      So you’re saying… DOA is a battle-type game? WAT

      • Kobracon

        Yeah I thought it was an elaborate boob jiggle simulator :O

    • PrinceHeir

      awesome :D

      got the same too!!!!

      love Tina and Christie’s pose :)

  • Charlie

    This has probably popped somewhere, but where is everyone from? I’m Australian (which I’m sure many have picked up on through my “colourful” use of Aussie slang).

    • Locksus

      I’m a Finn myself. Nice to meet you :)

      • Charlie

        Same to you mate!

    • Kobracon

      Ah Australia. Been there a few times. Have family there. I’m from Malaysia. I know there are quite a few of us over there.

      • Charlie

        I have many Malaysian friends here. Hilarious bunch of people :P

      • Locksus

        My parents are going to Malaysia next March :p

    • Haruya

      From México. I don’t really know about Aussie slang, but greetings anyway! :P

      • dart2087

        From Dominican Republic. :D 

        • Charlie

          Nice to meet ya!

      • Charlie

        Nice to meet ya, I’m pretty sure I have family up in Mexico :D

    • AdamBoy64

      Oh wow. Another Aussie. That’s great news.

      • Charlie

        G’day! I agree, I thought I was the only one!

        • AdamBoy64

          Judging by the time you posted, I think you might be in the West. Just a guess though – you might be a morning person.

    • Souji Tendou

      I’m from Indonesia.

      • Charlie

        I’ve been there, it’s a lovely place.

        • Souji Tendou

          Lovely place indeed. Glad to know (it seems) you liked it. :)

      • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

        Are you kaskuser???

        • Souji Tendou

          Indeed I am.

    • Xenovelgr

      I’m from Okinawa, live in Seattle 

      • Charlie

        One of my good friends is from Okinawa :)

    • new_tradition

      Toronto, Canada. Born and raised ;D

      • Charlie

        Cool, I have family living there :D

    • FaithlessMr

      Portugal here :D

      • Charlie

        Nice, I’m part Portuguese!

    • Anime10121

       The US of A :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

      Indonesian here :D

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dylan-Ng/100000854638739 Dylan Ng

      Malaysian. :D

  • DarthBrian

    Gematsu needs more articles about XCOM.

    XCOM is awesome.

    Comes out next week. Everybody get it please. ^_^

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      Is it coming out for Mac too? All I have is a Mac for school , but I would love to play the new XCOM

      • DarthBrian

         I…don’t….know.

        Could you run it with bootcamp or something?

  • Kobracon

    mmmehehehheheheMUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAA! I’ve been WAITING for the next OF! I can finally bring my idea to LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIFE!!!!!!………..*ahem*….sorry. Been replaying Phoenix Wright….

    Anyway, lets play a game at every OF. The game is simple for a bunch of gamers like us. Anyone can join in and anyone can ask as well. I’ll call it the “Name Game!”….no wait.. how bout “Name that Game-mon!”, no….meh the title is a work in progress-but ANYWAY.

    Heres how the game will work. Simply ask a question (in riddle form or cryptic style) that gives clues to a game. And then we guess the name of that game!

    I’ll start with a simple one (at least I hope its simple):

    “A game that predates DMC where you play a samurai gunman.”

    • Kobracon

      Aw c’mon! No one?! I am disappoint….

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        Sorry, I’m late to the open forum this week.

        I think this is a pretty cool game.

        “A game that predates DMC where you play a samurai gunman.”

        Rising Zan? 

        If I’m wrong, just tell me. I’ll guess again, but I suppose you could drop another clue if I’m wrong. xD

        If I’m correct, I’ll post my own to keep the game going once you confirm it.

        • Kobracon

          *DING* Thats it, Zero! ^_^ 

          One of the wackiest games I ever played when I was a kid. Come to think of it, Godhand is possibly the closest game to Rising Zan with as much wackiness and awesome action. I knew just mentioning “Samurai gunman” would make anyone who played it instantly think Zan coz he never stops SAYING THAT. “I am…..ZAN! The samurai gunman!”

          and yes feel free to add your own. Anyone can pick up the ball and anyone can try to answer.

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            Once again, I’m sorry for the delay here.

            Let’s continue the game!

            ” The Chrysler Building is featured in this Horror RPG on the PS1.”

            (Pretty easy.)

            • Kobracon

              Aw crap horror…..uhm….uh…..PS1…..is it Silent Hill 2?

  • Souji Tendou

    Since this is an open forum, I’ll just ask here.
    If you’ve played and finished Resident Evil 6, how do you think about the game?

    A. Game is awesome.
    B. Game is good.
    C. Game is decent.
    D. Game is lacking.
    E. Game is meh/worse/*insert any insults…

    Let me start with myself first then. In advance, keep in mind that my thoughts are of course subjectives, so RE fans, don’t get hurt over my opinions.

    I have to choose E. Of course many of you may already realized this but I’ll just say it just to be obvious, the horror in this game is dead. Even the promised Leon campaign was a total letdown. The game shows how Crapcom is confused on what direction RE should take, Leon campaign filled with superficial horror, Chris going CoD, Jake has this Uncharted-ish feeling with Nemesis 2.0 going after you. :/

    Now the gameplay(system), the aiming while moving is a great idea (finally), And the manual dodge rolling is also a great idea, running fast are also a good idea but unfortunately, the covering system gone from decent (RE4/RE5) to worse in this game. Why should I hold at least 1 button to get cover? When the game leans toward full actions? It even sometimes requires you to hold 2 buttons if you want to aim at your enemies while you take cover, that’s imho, dumb. :/

    And then the weapon upgrade system are gone, why Crapcom? I loved the system since RE4. Now we don’t have to buy weapons anymore since we’ll get them throughout the story, the game even goes generous as to let 2 players take the same weapon from the same spot, how ridiculous. You’ll have to settle with Skills now (required Skill Points to buy) which gives me this lacking feeling compared to upgrading weapons until its maxed out. :/

    The story, this could be long but I’ll just mention one part that always bothered me, where the heck is Jill? Why did Crapcom suddenly decides she’s gone and not mentioned even once in any campaign? Even when Chris gone missing for 6 months, Jill doesn’t even try looking for him?  While in RE5 Chris are still looking for Jill? Darn, Crapcom your writing sucks. -_-

    Overall, the game dissappoint me greatly, I think I’m just gonna sell this game to my friend.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Just a note guys:

    I’m visiting family for the weekend, so there may have been / may be some ‘slowness’ (the forbidden word!) in news posting today and tomorrow. So apologies in advance!

    • Anime10121

       Its cool man, enjoy hanging out with yo fam!
      You deserver a break, this site’s always one of the fastest when it comes to dropping news, I’d say with Adriansang gone, you’re usually the fastest to get stuff out!  So take your time and enjoy your family bro :)

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      You can just leave me in charge! xD

      Have fun with the family. =)

    • Archvile78

       You need a break once in a while Sal, and anyway there’s still a good deal of news coming in so, no complaints here!

      Have a good time.

    • new_tradition

       No, I’m sorry, but that is unacceptable. How dare you go and try to be a human being and maintain a social life with people you love. I mean, really? *crosses arms*

      :P

      • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

        You’re right.

        I’m terrible. ='(

        =P

      • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

        For some unknown reason, Disqus does not like this comment, I’ve tried to approve it like 10 times lol…

        In other news –

        I just approved 20 something comments, sorry for those being delayed.

        • new_tradition

           Alright, kewl. I actually got worried that I wrote something bad, or my good nature sarcasm isn’t as funny as I thought it was D:

          • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

            Nah, nothing wrong with your post at all. Disqus is just being silly, and it likes to be silly pretty often.

  • FaithlessMr

    Totally missed this thread somehow O.o Whoa. So, I’m super excited after having watched the latest Nintendo Direct presentation focused on 3DS games for Europe. The new Virtue’s Last Reward Trailer and the SMT: Devil Survivor Overclocked trailers got me drooling all over my keyboard :D November is going to be PACKED for me with these two babies!

    These games are so niche that I can’t even find a single trailer for ‘em online, and the presentation took place a couple of hours ago. Just wow..

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Hi guys. I’ve been
    playing AA: PW this few day, I bought them cheap 2 weeks ago and also
    bought Apollo Justice for cheap too this week at Play-Asia. And wow, I
    love the game so much. I’m on Episode 4 right now but up until now it’s
    all about murder cases, I wonder if there are any other kind of crime in
    the other game in this series. The trailer for AA5 is looking great too
    although I really wish they use hand-drawn art for the character
    instead of 3D model.

    Anyway, I checked the other game in the series at several other
    online shop and damn their price is really steep. I guess these games
    have become rare right now. Obviously I won’t be able to play them
    anytime soon because of that.

    And I have just beaten Uncharted 3 too. Late to the party because I
    bought them cheap at Play-Asia again, it’s been my strategy of
    purchasing game unless it’s a game I really want to play right away, not
    that expensive from start or I predict it will become rare after a
    while.

    Back to Uncharted 3, I’ve played the other two games before and each
    games are awesome although contrary to general consensus, I like the
    first Uncharted than the second one. But after played Uncharted 3, it
    become the best one for me. I like it because it doesn’t just focusing
    on gun battles but melee and stealth. Also the game is bigger than ever
    and graphics are absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see what Naughty
    Dog can bring in PS4 and The Last of Us.

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Hi guys. I’ve been
    playing AA: PW this few day, I bought them cheap 2 weeks ago and also
    bought Apollo Justice for cheap too this week at Play-Asia. And wow, I
    love the game so much. I’m on Episode 4 right now but up until now it’s
    all about murder cases, I wonder if there are any other kind of crime in
    the other game in this series. The trailer for AA5 is looking great too
    although I really wish they use hand-drawn art for the character
    instead of 3D model.

    Anyway, I checked the other game in the series at several other
    online shop and damn their price is really steep. I guess these games
    have become rare right now. Obviously I won’t be able to play them
    anytime soon because of that.

    And I have just beaten Uncharted 3 too. Late to the party because I
    bought them cheap at Play-Asia again, it’s been my strategy of
    purchasing game unless it’s a game I really want to play right away, not
    that expensive from start or I predict it will become rare after a
    while.

    Back to Uncharted 3, I’ve played the other two games before and each
    games are awesome although contrary to general consensus, I like the
    first Uncharted than the second one. But after played Uncharted 3, it
    become the best one for me. I like it because it doesn’t just focusing
    on gun battles but melee and stealth. Also the game is bigger than ever
    and graphics are absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see what Naughty
    Dog can bring in PS4 and The Last of Us.

     

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Hi guys. I’ve been
    playing AA: PW this few day, I bought them cheap 2 weeks ago and also
    bought Apollo Justice for cheap too this week at Play-Asia. And wow, I
    love the game so much. I’m on Episode 4 right now but up until now it’s
    all about murder cases, I wonder if there are any other kind of crime in
    the other game in this series. The trailer for AA5 is looking great too
    although I really wish they use hand-drawn art for the character
    instead of 3D model.

    Anyway, I checked the other game in the series at several other
    online shop and damn their price is really steep. I guess these games
    have become rare right now. Obviously I won’t be able to play them
    anytime soon because of that.

    And I have just beaten Uncharted 3 too. Late to the party because I
    bought them cheap at Play-Asia again, it’s been my strategy of
    purchasing game unless it’s a game I really want to play right away, not
    that expensive from start or I predict it will become rare after a
    while.

    Back to Uncharted 3, I’ve played the other two games before and each
    games are awesome although contrary to general consensus, I like the
    first Uncharted than the second one. But after played Uncharted 3, it
    become the best one for me. I like it because it doesn’t just focusing
    on gun battles but melee and stealth. Also the game is bigger than ever
    and graphics are absolutely stunning. I can’t wait to see what Naughty
    Dog can bring in PS4 and The Last of Us.

     

    • new_tradition

       I’m going through a major AA rush myself. I’m playing through all the games again (just started Justice for All), and I’ve been reading the mangas released in English to boot. They’re pretty good, surprisingly ^^

      As for prices, they can get up there. But I recall the first three games being planned for release for iOS, so if you have an i-Device, that’s one possible platform (I use android, so I hope they consider putting the games in the Play Store myself..).

      And if you have a Wii, I think AA 1, 2 and 3 are also available on Wii-Ware.

    • PrinceHeir

      we definitely need to play some Uncharted 3 :)

  • new_tradition

    Hey guys, I was reading the comments on that Code of Princess unboxing video, and people were lamenting that a lot of games didn’t really have manuals anymore..?

    That really surprised me. I mean, I admit I don’t buy a lot of games in a year, but whatever I bought had a decent sized manual. What games only come with these one-page things? D:

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I’d say it’s becoming a common practice now. Many publishers like to say it’s for the environment. While some of that is true, I think the main reason they go with one page things is to save the company money.

      Most Ubisoft/EA games are doing this now. Although, I recently purchased Sleeping Dogs, and the manual for it was a digital pdf download. Most games are including the manuals digitally on the game disc.

      I like colorful pretty game manuals, I’ve always enjoyed getting them with my games. It’s one of the reasons I don’t like to buy used games, most of them don’t have the manuals, or they have been treated like garbage. This tends to annoy me greatly.

      This is not a like brand new thing though, many PC games have been doing this for years now. Even when you buy the game in the box, the manual is still digital only.

      • new_tradition

        I feel the same about used games. Like, I’m willing to just deal with it if the used game is much cheaper than brand new retail, but if it’s a matter of a couple of bucks, I want my manual.

        I don’t get what people do with the manual when they trade-in/return a game :/

  • Aldridge517

    Why is the default “gematsu.com” a mobile version now and not the full website?