Open Forum #016
posted on 10.31.12 at 12:00 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our sixteenth Open Forum has been readied for discussion.

The Open Forum is your domain for anything and everything. Whatever you feel is inappropriate to discuss in other threads, you can discuss here. Want to talk about sports? You’re in the right place. Have a random question? Ask it here. Want to poll the community? Do it here. The Open Forum is what you make it.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cbosak1 Christopher A. Bosak

    If XenoGears was remade for PS4 in Collaboration with the original Creators. Would you buy a Remake of this classic SQUARESOFT game. 

    • Zuhri69

      Maybe. That’s the best I can give. Maybe. But, if there’s suddenly a new Chrono series for the PS4, I’ll definitely buy it.

    • Skerj

      Six thousand times yes, twelve thousand times yes if it was expanded Perfect Works style. I still wish things had gone differently with Xenosaga. 

  • Zuhri69

    I want more JRPG. I am terribly not sated. (And to be honest, I am really not digging Toki to towa or any of that Neptunia thing). I want more JRPG.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       You clearly aren’t looking if you think those are the only JRPG’s lol.

      • Zuhri69

        Either that or those that we never get. (Looking at you Tales). Just mentioning that since many other are crazy over that. Although Ni no Kuni is coming out, I want more.

    • fallen

      Penny Arcade 3 sated my RPG needs quite well.

    • Xenovelgr

      How is Toki to Towa? I was thinking of getting it but I keep reading about how mediocre it is. I just really need a JRPG to play

      • Luna Kazemaru

         Don’t waste your time on it its poo

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

      Well, you could always replaying all of those old JRPGs (which im currently doing).

  • Locksus

    Hey, you lovely Gematsu community. What is your most anticipated game at the moment? And secondly, what game are you working on at this moment? 

    My most anticipated release would be GTA V or Bioshock Infinite. Both are looking lovely even though we do not have much info on the former one. Also, I I’m still “working on” FF XIII-2. I haven’t actually played it for months. But for now, I’m mainly working on my 3rd playthrough of Dishonored and also I started playing Dark Souls once again as the DLC hit the consoles. 

    Haven’t yet had access to the content but I’m looking forward to it. Shouldn’t take too long. Playing as paladin type of character. Really enjoying it so far. I’ll probably try a sorcerer character next time, though.

    Have a nice day!

    Oh, by the way Sal, how did Sandy affect your daily life? I hope you, your family or your property ain’t damaged.

    • fallen

      Well, I recently found out that Kid Icarus Uprising’s OST is like 75% Mitsuda, so… that’s actually my most anticipated game right now, haha. Hopefully I’ll be able to afford it soon. -__-

      Beyond that, for the last few months, I’ve been pushing through the Etrian Odyssey series in preparation for number 4. I just hope I’m not Dungeon Crawler’d out by the time it hits the US!

    • DichaTesoro

       I’m looking forward to Tales of Xillia, Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeros, and Grand Theft Auto 5.
      Currently playing Assassin’s Creed 3.

    • new_tradition

      Even though there is no official announcement, I wanna get my hands on FF Type-0, but after that I’m interested in Lightning Returns. Another game I hope to see come over Bravely Default. And of course Kingdom Hearts 1.5 <3

      I ordered Zone of Enders HD, so just waiting for that to show up. I never played it before, so I'm curious to see what's it about.

      Also looking forward to Tales of Xillia, and the sequel is looking mighty interesting. Ni no Kuni is also on my wishlist. Just saving up for the special edition.

      Also really interested in Puppeteer and "Rain". Probably the first PSN only games I'll buy ^^

      I'm sure I'm forgetting some titles…

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Sandy actually didn’t do much to me. I wish I could say the same for the lower level areas of NYC, and well, the entire state of NJ.

      I left the house for the first time today (and by that, I mean venturing further than up my block) since the hurricane began, taking a 4-mile walk, and only came across three major damages. Two were fallen trees, the other was a broken block of sidewalk.

      So the most it did for me was allow me to hang out cozily in my house, news coverage on the big screen, and a hot chocolate on the coffee table.

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

    So @Dicha:disqus pic won?? Congratulation. (I was expecting a P4 cover though. It got the most likes)

  • Revorse

    It’s gonna be hard avoiding spoilers for Xillia 2 and the original Xillia. I hope it comes out early 2013, like January-ish. Jeez, hope I don’t pick. 
    In other stuff, I’m glad October is over, I was getting pretty f*cking tired of my Netflix being cluttered with Horror movies.

    • Xenovelgr

      I know I know. Avoid watching Youtube videos about any Tales games because I saw some spoilers in the titles of recommended videos and the thumbnail pictures. 

  • fallen

    So Wii U demo kiosks have been popping up in my area. Sadly, there are no actual demos, just videos. Aren’t we cutting it a little close here, Nintendo?

    Anyway, I was really surprised by how light the controller is. I thought for sure it would be tiring to wave the thing around and stuff, but now I doubt that will be an issue at all.

    Anyone else seen these kiosks? Do any of them have any actual demos?

    • AuroraXIII

      There’s a kiosk at my local EB Games, which was unexpected since it doesn’t release until the 30th here. Though it didn’t have any demos either.

      Yeah I had the same reaction with the controller. I was particularly impressed with how light and comfortable it was to hold, even with just a single hand. I have a premium one reserved, and luckily for me, there won’t be supply issues where I live since demand is weak in NZ.

      Also, just wondering, do you have a Twitter?

      • fallen

        I do, but it’s buried in cobwebs. If I ever remember the password, I’ll follow you. XD

        • AuroraXIII

          Lol, there’s no point following if you never use it. :P

      • AdamBoy64

        Cool. You’re from NZ.
        I visited there once – seems a really nice country.

        • AuroraXIII

          And you’re from AU if I’m not mistaken?

          I think I’ve seen you comment on Aussie-Nintendo.

          • AdamBoy64

            Ah yes. I’m from Australia.
            Yes, I post a bit on Aussie-Nintendo (rather, Another-Castle) – not a lot though.I’ll have to keep my eyes open and be observant.

  • PrinceHeir

    im so glad nothing happened in my area(Bronx Parkchester)

    only strong winds and some little rain, but no damages or floods.

    guess im lucky in the area.

    not to mention they already cancelled classes 3 days now(Mon-Wed) if they cancel the class tomorrow i’ll have a one week break.

    btw i read alot of people enjoying JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure 2012.

    and yes it’s freaking amazing!!!!!!

    i do wish it would have 40+ episodes though.

    it’s hard to animate one arc in just 26 episodes.

    make it like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood(which im watching right now ep 23) faithful to the manga and it’s pretty long.

    i hope the series will animate the other 7 arcs :)

    would love to see Stardust Crusaders!!!

    http://i45.tinypic.com/k32hhi.jpg

    btw i have a surprise for all of you this week.

    i think you’ll like :)

    if there’s no school tomorrow i’ll show it that day :P

    *EDIT

    WAHH no school this week, resumes monday.

    guess i can show you my special item tomorrow :)

    i hope those who are affected can recover from this somehow

  • PrinceHeir

    im so glad nothing happened in my area(Bronx Parkchester)

    only strong winds and some little rain, but no damages or floods.

    guess im lucky in the area.

    not to mention they already cancelled classes 3 days now(Mon-Wed) if they cancel the class tomorrow i’ll have a one week break.

    btw i read alot of people enjoying JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure 2012.

    and yes it’s freaking amazing!!!!!!

    i do wish it would have 40+ episodes though.

    it’s hard to animate one arc in just 26 episodes.

    make it like Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood(which im watching right now ep 23) faithful to the manga and it’s pretty long.

    i hope the series will animate the other 7 arcs :)

    would love to see Stardust Crusaders!!!

    http://i45.tinypic.com/k32hhi.jpg

    btw i have a surprise for all of you this week.

    i think you’ll like :)

    if there’s no school tomorrow i’ll show it that day :P

    *EDIT

    WAHH no school this week, resumes monday.

    guess i can show you my special item tomorrow :)

    i hope those who are affected can recover from this somehow

    • z_merquise

      If you notice in the opening, it shown the JoJo protagonists up to part 6 (Stone Ocean). I think their plan is to animate the whole story arcs (maybe until part 7, Steel Ball Run).

      And yes, the new JoJo anime is awesome! Fast-paced, over-the-top and faithful to the manga with no fillers like what mostly happened to many manga-to-anime adaptations. I hope it stayed that way,

      The first arc with Jonathan Joestar is actually short. I’m guessing they’ll complete that story in 12 or 13 episodes.

      And I thought you’re going to post a gender-swapped (and moe-fied) Dio Brando as drawn by Nan Yaegashi (artist of Senran Kagura)

      http://cdn1.gelbooru.com//images/462/fb193adf7e79038f9b1272a30938618090c71ed6.jpg?587114

      WRRRRRYYYYY-desu!!

      • Belenger

         Comparing to the manga chapters at this pace they will reach the end of Arc 1 in ep 10 or 11, leaving 15-16 eps for Arc 2, and that would be…. JUST RIGHT :D, they could do another season later with a better budget and do Arc 3 in 26 eps since this is the most popular arc and they gotta do justice to this.

        Plus new Dio is pretty damm good >_>.

  • DichaTesoro

    You used the picture I suggested! Thank you! (It’s my current wallpaper)
    Has anyone played the game yet? I love it! You can pet animals in it! When I found out, I went to all the animals I could find to pet them.
    (The picture  attached is of my cat Plasma Snake when I got home with the game last night. Also, she’s blind if her eyes look a little weird to anyone…if the pictures even working.)

    • DichaTesoro

      ~tries picture again because it’s really cute~

      …Oh, well. It’s not working for me.

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        Assassin’s Creed 3 Main Theme Song Is Awesome and that cat is HUGE!!!
        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RE0Y5VmkILQ

        • DichaTesoro

           The whole soundtrack is really good.
          The cat’s actually the smallest I got!

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

            How big are your cats?

    • YangTerlupakan

       why your cat is blind????

  • fireemblembeast

    (I don’t have school but) I STILL don’t have power, so what’s the use of the days off?! I can’t even do anything because of the stupid hurricane. When I finally get power back, I have to catch up on like a bazillion things! (I’m at my friend’s house right now.) Also, Halloween was pushed back and blah blah. It sucks! We don’t even usually lose power in my house.  What pisses me off is that half my neighborhood has power! >:I Unfair! I need to see all the Tales of news and I want to see Xillia 2′s OP!

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      That sucks! I know how it is to be without power. A few years ago, we had a bad ice storm around here, I was without power for 2 full weeks.

      I finally got in touch with a friend when the cell phones started working again near the end of the first week, Drove out to his place because he had power, got to take a shower at the very least.

      Yeah, it was pretty awful! When we finally got stuff back up in my area, I swear I spent like an entire week just catching up on stuff on the internet.

      I hope you get power back soon!

      • fireemblembeast

        Thank you! The people fixing the power lines are BSing and the governor said mayors have reported that no trucks have come to fix the problem even though they told the governor that they sent trucks to each town. At least I have hot water because its running by gas. I live in CT. They better hurry up and fix it soon. I still can’t believe something this bad happened. Those companies have been postponing fixing the issues because they have been “assessing” the situation. >_>; Yeah, ok. I’m at Panera in my mall.

      • fireemblembeast

        Ah, I finally got it back this afternoon! I was going crazy. *___* I’ll never take electricity for granted again (probably).  I feel so bad for those other people in New York and New Jersey; they probably won’t have power for weeks. Well, I have a LOT of catching up to do! I’m glad I have heat now at least. Now, I hope the storm on Wednesday doesn’t knock out the power. Wow, 2 weeks…where do you live, Chicago? I hope everyone else is ok after the storm.

    • LordKaiser

      I’m avoiding a Xillia 2 threads like the plague and even the news’s titles are spoilers. :[

      • Willgaea

         Yeah, I tend to not read any information a a game that I know I’m guaranteed to buy. I hate spoilers.

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

    While you guys struck with hurricane, it’s hot as f*ck here in equator. Stay safe. 

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

      For me though, we r having a monsoon season….

  • Belenger

    Gotta say weird 30 oct, we got two HD versions over west, one being an absolute trainwreck (ZOE) regardless of version so many glitches all over the place, and we got a tier godly for the goddess amatarasu in Okami.

    Seriously Okami has to be definitly the new benchmark on HOW TO DO a HD version, 3 palette filters, WII-PS2-Weird Wii-PS2 mix.

    Everything is there, they left the audio in stereo, and did I say it looks and plays exactly as ps2 but better, this is certainly another new High quality HD remaster addition.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      Konami don’t give a fuck about HD-remasters unless handled by Bluepoint Games (MGS). The other two were flogged out to the lowest bidder and it shows -_-
      Bluepoint Games ftw =)

      • Belenger

         Hmmm I dont really like Bluepoint games, but compared to Hijinx Studio or High Voltage Software, they are godly tier.

        My gripe with Bluepoint games has been, on MGS, audio quality suffered tremendously compared to actual hardware using the same output (optical cable) and HDMI on ps3 the sound in general still sounds weak, and plenty of PS2 hardware specific effects are missing.

        On SOTC/ICO, Ico was perfect for me but SOTC while the 30fps maintained is pretty damm awesome there was one little detail that was driving me crazy over time-attacks and that was the mechanics on wander, they messed around with grip and how spactic the  collosus moves compared to the original ver, well PAL final version.

        Genki on the other hand did an awesome job on Peace Walker, truly impressed by them.

        • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

          My impression is that Bluepoint are the only decent HD-remasterers. The issues you mentioned are regrettable but I fear they would have been way more severe had Sony taken Konami’s approach.

          • Belenger

             Completely agree on this.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      From what I’ve heard, the ZOE HD version is slower than the last gen PS2 version…

    • new_tradition

      Oh whoa, I had no idea HD releases had such problems. I was really looking forward to ZOE. Though I never played it, so maybe being a novice will benefit here…

    • LordKaiser

      Genki and Blue Point making HD editions. The rest don’t know what they’re doing.

  • KingNigma
  • new_tradition

    I wanna see Wreck-it-Ralph. I’m really curious at how many licensing agreements had to be made for the movie xD

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I went to see it last night. The story is pretty family friendly, but I still enjoyed it quite a bit.

      Most of the video game stuff (Lots of old school arcade goodness) in the movie was well done, and written cleverly. It has quite a bit of comedy tied into the story. The 3D was also very good.

      I’ve got nothing but good things to say about the movie.

      • new_tradition

        Awesome, looking forward to it then ^^