Open Forum #013
posted on 10.10.12 at 12:00 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our thirteenth Open Forum has been readied for discussion.

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  • DarthBrian

    Started playing XCOM (on PC). Started on Classic mode with Ironman turned on and I lost horribly. LOL

    I think I’ll be playing exclusively with Classic Ironman from now on. Makes it feel like a Rogue-like.

    Love this game so far. <3

  • Skerj

    Dishonored is turning out every bit as fun as I’d hoped it’d be. Things I’d normally want to do in a game but don’t expect to actually be able to DO such as climbing mostly everything I can see and standing on street lights are possible in this game. Hoping this sees decent commercial success so we can get some me-too’s of this variety and less of the linear rail themepark set piece games we’ve been getting. 

    I much prefer a developer giving me the tools to do a job and allowing me to go do it as I see fit. Versus telling me about the job, then dragging me by hand to complete it as I look at prompts and things explode all around me, topped off with the QTE or otherwise heavily scripted one way event completing said job without much input or thought on my end. 

  • Anonymous

    I want to try my luck here. I will have an extra copy of  Legend of Heroes Zero no Kiseki Evolution, the limited edition one for the Vita, not the Chara-Ani one though. It will come with the game and the nendoroid (I will take out the drama cd, since that is the only one I need for some reason.)

    If anyone is interested in that, I will throw in a price that also includes the shipping, it will be under $100 since I take out the drama cd. There may be a chance I’ll have another extra drama cd different than the one in the box, if that is the case I’ll throw that one in for like $5 or $7 extra.

    I live in the US by the way.

  • Check_Mate

    Anyone here up for some Resident evil 6 coop? I’m done with leons part, and i want to start playing jakes. I don’t have a mic so skype is the way we can chat.
    PSN: Solid_Plisk1n

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Just curious if anyone else is getting Tokitowa, Project X Zone, and/or Final Fantasy Bravely Default? 

    • FaithlessMr

      Ah, I wish :P If they release in the west then sure, count me in. But importing is kinda expensive and out of reach for me.

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        Haha so true. I’m importing tokitowa, got the limited edition and it’s setting me back close to 150 bucks. I love importing games but I rarely have enough money to do so. 

        • FaithlessMr

           Pretty much, yes! And besides, I have such a huge backlog at the moment that I just feel it’d be in my best interest to just focus on games I’ve yet to play rather than wasting large sums of money on games that *may* end up being released in here, eventually. At least Toki to Towa will….still concerned about how fan service-y the game looks, though.

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        Tokitowa is getting an english release sometime later… Project X Zone and Bravely Default could be localized, granted the ones who want them are loud enough for the publishers to hear…

        • FaithlessMr

           Well, Harada said on Twitter he asked/was going to ask the NB execs to consider Project X Zone for localization as well…so we might just get all three in the west eventually :)

    • AuroraXIII

      Bought the Bravely Default collector’s from SQEX e-Store. Freaking expensive. Still have enough for the Z.O.E HD collector’s though. Will be getting that from Konami Style soon.

  • whiteferrero

    I was thinking of a new feature for the gematsu site. How about a list of upcoming and recently released games on the right hand bar of the page?

    It helps everyone keep track of games to get.

    Also, sleeping dogs was just released, what does everyone think about it?

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I loved Sleeping Dogs. Just recently got the platinum trophy for the game. =)

      Not many games offer the type of story Sleeping Dogs does, but the gameplay is also pretty solid. It has some fun open world features, but I enjoyed combat and racing more than I thought I would.

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

        Eh, got platinum already? Is it hard?
        Does it like Yakuza or something? Im tempted but, maybe i’ll wait for a price drop.

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          It’s very much like playing a Hong Kong Undercover Cop movie, combined with an open world video game style. It has a very fun and unique combat system, where you can drag enemies and damage them with things in the environment. Like taking a guy and pushing him face first into a fan or air conditioner etc. It’s bloody violent fun, it also has a wide variety of moves to learn, and a counter system. When you get guns, you can take cover and dive into slow motion fire. Guns are very much secondary in the game though, most of the time you won’t have a gun. Of course, some missions are designed around gun fights, but some of them mix it up quite nicely.

          Like most games, getting the Platinum trophy takes a bit of time, it’s mostly about dedicating the additional time to post game. It has lots of optional side quests and events to complete, along with maxing out cop/triad levels, learning all the karate moves, going on dates, winning all the races, getting max scores at the karaoke bar, etc.

          Some of these you might complete before you finish the story, but you can continue playing after the credits like I mentioned.

          I simply enjoyed how different the game felt to me, I didn’t feel like I was playing some other game over again, with a new skin or something. After All  not many games are set in Hong Kong, and I think Sleeping Dogs is the only open world game set in HK.

          I think they could have done even more with the game, it seemed like towards the end they had to just end the game. I suppose if a sequel is made, they will be able to do even more. I enjoyed so much of it, but some parts of the game didn’t offer as much content as others. I would love to have seen them do more with the dating system.

          Most of my gripes are just really small things, it’s hard for me to complain. I really enjoyed the game.

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

            Great, will pick this up tomorrow.

            • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

              I hope you enjoy the game! =)

  • fireemblembeast

    Don’t you love it when teachers are all cute and put funny wrong multiple choice answers on quizzes/tests? I had this English test today, and the question was like “Why did the man say that the girl’s testimony was false?” and C was “She was really a man dressed as a woman.”  And every other wrong answer was about someone having an affair. Like, one said a niece had an affair with her uncle. o_O; XD lol that’s kinda random, but hey, that’s what this is for, right?

  • FaithlessMr

    Did I…did I just found out the GREATEST GAEM EVUR?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9lgBLG119s&feature=related

    (Yes, I was being ironic lol. Just….wat…? Pepsi man? Japanese subtitles?)

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

      Oh lord, i still remember playing this back then on my friend’s house. This game’s just freakin’ hilarious. 

      • FaithlessMr

         It sure looked that way! I wonder if this game was bundled for free with a Happy Meal McDonalds snack or something at some point, lol

    • PrinceHeir

      man remember this when i was visiting a shop that sell video games.

      he looks badass and fast as hell :)

      it probably got me into drinking Pepsi since at that time Pepsi was the new thing.

      • FaithlessMr

         No wonder, the game was a friggin, overglorified advertisment lol!

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Ah… I remember the days where I was constantly dodging incoming vehicles, banana peels, pit falls, and shovels placed conveniently on the ground to running away from a big over-sized rolling Pepsi advertisement can…

      This game was epic… Thank you for reminding me of my childhood…

      • FaithlessMr

         I kinda feel bad for actually being all patronizing and satirical over it now :P I’d like to try it sometime.

  • PrinceHeir

    im not really that type that let’s everyone know my birthdays.

    so in any case Today(Oct 13) is my B-Day ^^

    im not really the type that celebrates these things(feels a normal day to  me) but i feel that i should share it on the community :)

    so yeah what are you games playing nowadays and what do you do during birthdays???

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      Happy Birthday! =D

      I usually go out with friends for my birthday, I don’t always get to do that on the exact day, I might have to push it off to that weekend or something, but I do go out and celebrate it.

      We usually just go out and have a dinner or something, then go home and play games and possibly get drunk lol. Just having fun as a kinda celebration is enough for me, I enjoy it. It’s just good silly fun.

      I enjoy the celebration with my friends, but it’s just because we all share the same hobbies, we have been close friends for years, we do this for each others birthdays every year.

      Most of the time, my birthday falls on a day where everyone is not free etc. We typically have this happen with our birthdays, so we delay the events until everyone is available to go.

      If I’m not doing something on the actual day I’ll just play video games, or watch a great movie or anime series or something, I just do stuff I enjoy, have fun, and take it easy.

      Hope you have a good day!

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks Man :D

        it’s a good thing you went outside with your friends :)

        me and my brother just played multiple games.

        Uncharted 3, Tekken Tag 2, then JoJo Bizarred Adventure HD, Dead or Alive 5 till 7am XD

        great!!

        ahaha i wonder what time do you woke up if you’re drunk :P

        aww that’s soo nice :D

        i wish i had more friends like that XD

        mine’s different ^^

        it’s always the free time, heck i don’t remember when i had a birthday that was school(always cancel classes due to columbus day; yeah it happened one time)

        aside from playing with my brother, i didn’t do that much. not to mention midterms is next week so yeah O____O

        thank you again sir :)

        • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

          You are very welcome. I must admit, I’m lucky to have the friends I do. I don’t have a ton of them, but the good close friends I have are like family.

          Hope you had fun, and good luck on the midterms.

          • PrinceHeir

            thanks as always :)

  • PrinceHeir

    can anyone confirm to me if the removed the DRM on Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 on PSN??

  • zakou

    Has it been a year since Square announced FFX HD release? xD still 0 info….

    Since FFX is my fav game of all time xD i only own 2 copies of the international version but still :3 so you might think how much i want FFX HD release Ughhh!