Open Forum #034
posted on 03.08.13 at 12:00 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our thirty-fourth Open Forum is ready 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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  • ShinAsura(新阿修羅)
    • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

      Looks great. Is that your facebook? Mind if I add you?

      • ShinAsura(新阿修羅)

        I don’t know you

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

          Ok!

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      An upvote for posting delicious artworks….

    • PrinceHeir

      awesome :D

      though how the hell did he scan this in high quality O___O

      • ShinAsura(新阿修羅)

        4800 dpi scanner

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

    Lol, I should have wait a bit to make my post. I guess I should just post it here again.

    Yesterday I platinum’d Ni no Kuni. Can’t really use any more word to
    praise this game. Hope there will be a sequel or prequel for the game,
    heck I just want Level-5 to make console JRPG that aren’t MMO like WKC.

    And I started playing Resident Evil 6 and just finished Leon campaign. It’s
    fun but I don’t like the final boss fight. And Derek c. Simmons, what
    an interesting character. Don’t you think he looks like someone from
    Sony? Andrew House? The resemblance is uncanny.

    http://www.umbrelasgames.com/images/Derek%20c.%20Simmons.jpg

    http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Technology/Pix/pictures/2012/6/28/1340901043116/Andrew-House–008.jpg

    Also what are you guys playing??

    • Adol Christian

      I actually enjoyed RE6. Chris’ campaign could be a lot better though.

    • PrinceHeir

      ahaha it’s funny i just played RE6 a today after being hiatus for a month, and just continue the last part with Helena.

      wow this guy is soo persistent XD

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

        The boss in Jake’s campaign is way more persistent!

        • PrinceHeir

          hahaha yeah XD

          though i still prefer Nemesis though.

          now that’s one SOB boss.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Playing more Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3 when I’m tired, though I’m trying to get back into Metal Max 2 Reloaded, pretty much my fav JRPG of the past 5 years.

    • Ritsujun

      A female staff @ CapcomJPN had a Simmons-Wong-like relationship with Mr. House.

  • Adol Christian

    So how many of you think Vs and Last Guardian has been moved to the PS4?

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

      About 60% sure.

      • Adol Christian

        For me its like Vs=50%. LG=99%.

    • ShinAsura(新阿修羅)

      Don’t care about either, vaporware until some solid news releases besides the we appreciate your patience bs

      • Adol Christian

        This years E3 might answer a lot of questions.

      • Elvick

        Vaporware is Agent. Not games constantly talked about being still in development.

    • Azuardo

      100% yes.

    • GaySkull

      How about Cross Generation release?
      Sounds like a Win Win situation to me.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      50%

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

      I don’t particularly care, but I’d say its possible.

    • PrinceHeir

      The Last Guardian DEFINITELY 100%

      Versus XIII is probably gonna be renamed in PS4(could be Heresy trademark a few years ago?)

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    i’m so confused ,should i bought atelier ayesha & simcity (Pc) 2013?

    • Adol Christian

      atelier ayesha all the way. hey at least you can play it :P

      • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

        Thank U,i Will Bought One :D

    • DesmaX

      Don’t buy SimCity. City limits are way too small

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      If you feel like dealing with online DRM in SimCity, then by all means….

    • MosquitoLemon

      Buy Ayesha before it goes out of print and you can’t find it anywhere/they jack up the price. Sim City will be around forever, will probably improve with patches, and will be cheaper..

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    before yesterday i beat tomb raider Ps3,Was Awesome X10 :D

    • GaySkull

      Nice! TR is no doubt a lovely game. Oh Lara <3

    • PrinceHeir

      got the game, enjoying it so far :D

  • Adol Christian

    If any Vita owners are thinking about downloading PSO2, I highly recommend getting a 8gb card or higher. The game is around 4.5gb and the patch itself is around 1gb.

    • weyou

      Still don’t know how they handle the game card version. I heard 4GB is the maximum now for a game card.

      Sony said all update will be saved on game card but I saw Diva f update 1.01 is saved on memory card while the game card Diva f still has enough space for the update.

  • Skeletor

    Is anyone going to address the joke that is gaming media and their reviews of GoW A?

    Dinging the scores b/c it fails to bring anything new to the table is retarded.

    Why do reviewers base their reviews on what a game is NOT instead of what a game IS?

    Oh noes, GoWA feels and plays like previous entries in the series. 7.0!

    Meanwhile Gears Prequel will play exactly like previous gears games but will score in the 90’s.
    Media bias. MS agenda.

    CoD fails to truly innovate. I play it every year. It still averages high 80’s.
    If it were a PS3 exclusive it would be hammered for its failure to do anything new but b/c they are in MS pocket with timed map packs the AGENDA is to make sure to praise the game.

    Sick of media bias. When will anyone hold reviewers accountable and call them out for being inconsistent?
    When will they hold MS exclusive sequels to the same ridiculous standards they do sony exclusive sequels?

    The media is a joke and the reviews for GoWA are proof of it.
    I don’t want GoWA to play totally different and reinvent the series and genre. I want prettier graphics, a new story, and new stages to slaughter new enemies and bosses in.
    GoWA gives me that in spades.

    Gaming Media. Gamings bane.

    • GaySkull

      “Why do reviewers base their reviews on what a game is NOT instead of what a game IS?”
      Bullseye!

      GOW:A tops GOW III in every aspect and it has a great unique MP.
      But sadly that is what they did to TLO Zelda: Skyward Sword as they see it a perfect time to get clicks. They have no shame.

      But GOW:A will do just fine like how millions played GOW: III after getting slammed left and right by this fake console war profiteers.

      • Skeletor

        GoW:A having played it already, is fantastic. As a fan of the series it gave me exactly what I want.
        It also appears to give the “Hate for Hits” media cess pool what they want. Something to bitch about.

        GoW:A will do fine as its a fine entry in a fine series.

        Maybe a first person GoW would satiate the mindless media clowns. On second thought that wont do.
        A GoW exclusive to MS is all that will help now.

      • Skeletor

        Oh and tell He-Man I am not fooled by the name change.

        Castle GaySkull shall be mine and I will rule Eternia!

        • GaySkull

          LOL!

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yeah but it works both ways. DmC was a good game, and reviewers were actually able to acknowledge that. But gamers… whine whine whine, pretend it’s the worst thing ever, be overly critical of things that they wouldn’t had it been a Kojima game… I used to be upset by piss-poor game reviewers, but “gamers” proved to be just as bad.

      • Skeletor

        DmV was awesome. The fanbase was pathetic. I agree.
        However, we knew DmC was meant to be a reboot and it was advertised as such.

        GoW:A was never meant to reboot or reinvent anything outside of them adding the multiplayer modes.

        This is definitely a case of reviewers expecting something that was never promised to them but I guarantee next week they will not ding Gears score for the same exact issues they dinged GoW:A for which is why the media is a catankerous tumor that should be completely gutted and never again allowed to perch upon their soap box of stupidity.

        • MosquitoLemon

          Yeah, I see your point. Maybe they were like, “Oh, let’s compare this to Reveangance.” I don’t know, that’s enough defending reviewers for one day, hahaha.

      • PrinceHeir

        plan on playing DMC when Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge PS3 comes out. :)

    • Charlie

      I can agree with the critic to a certain extent. Everything that I have been saying is wrong with GOW for years is made apparent in the review. Honestly, GOW is like one of those rehash series’ where very little is improved or changed.

      • MosquitoLemon

        I have the same problems with GOW, but to play devil’s advocate, you could argue that changing too much is going to alienate the fanbase. Very few series are successful in reinventing themselves over and over (Mario, up until NSMB, Final Fantasy, despite chronic fan-whining) while those that stay the same* get a lot of praise, though not necessarily critical (Pokemon, Grand Theft Auto).

        *the same to a normal consumer. To a Pokemon fan, each iteration of Pokemon might as well be reinventing the wheel, I know.

        • Skeletor

          This generation has had its share of pathetic fanbases no doubt. They fuel the machine that feeds their hunger for blood which fuels the machine and so on.

          The media is the root cause of all of gamings problems. A sick jaded pathetic group of biased hive mind nobodies that have a self important attitude and a severe lack of credibility or dignity.

          • MosquitoLemon

            Ah, but not all consumers (in fact, a minority, I’d say) pay any attention to the gaming media. Most people buy stuff blind or based on friends’ opinions. Though I would agree that garbage sites like Kotaku and Metacritic (what rational person averages numbers from over 12 different methods of scoring?) have way more influence than they should.

        • Charlie

          Of course. But as seen with the Tomb Raider reboot, change can do wonders for games.

          • Elvick

            Depends on the game.

          • Skeletor

            TR needed a reboot due to the last few mediocre entries.

            GoW, according to reviews of the 5 games in the series has been Triple A every time.

            Tombraider with about 10 entries hasnt been well recieved since the days of PS1.

            Big difference.
            You don’t what isn’t broken.
            TR was broken for years. GoW was/is not.

      • Skeletor

        But for the fans of the series thats a good thing.

        This game is by no means a worse game than GoW1/2/3 and in many ways is better yet the gaming media is on a witch hunt and Sony is their Salem.

        • Charlie

          I understand that fans love familiarity but there are many cases where the franchise becomes stagnant. In my opinion, GOW is one of those franchises.

          • Skeletor

            I disagree. But to each their own.

    • xMCXx

      I don’t have anything against GoW:A’s ratings.
      It’s the nth GoW by now and doesn’t top the third one.
      It’s still a cool game.
      What I don’t like is people giving other long-running games (CoD…) good ratings even though they have the same problem.

      • Skeletor

        Which is exactly my point of media bias and the “Agenda”.

        Like I said, Gears will play exactly the same for the 4th time in a row but the media will not even mention it and it will score in the 90’s.

        Its pathetic.

    • Kobracon

      Little changes??? I played the demo last week and was shocked that R1 is the throw button and O is a kick/use stolen weapon button. This adds quite a bit of difference and reviewers didn’t even take that into account?

      When it comes down to it, GoW is all about the awesome combat and the little changes they made have changed the way I play Kratos quite a but. Man reviewers really have to step up….

  • xMCXx

    Played the Pirate Warriors 2 demo.
    It’s mindblowingly awesome.
    They really managed to implement Law’s power well into the game!
    Instant buy when it releases this summer!

    • MosquitoLemon

      Thanks for reminding me, I wanna try it out this weekend.

    • GaySkull

      will try it too,,,,downloading

    • GaySkull

      will try it too,,,,downloading

    • Kobracon

      OH thanks for the reminder. Gonna download it now ^_^

    • HassanJamal

      Theres a demo?! Going to check!

  • GaySkull

    Anyone notice how great looking the PS4 controller is?
    It looks like organic alien technology.

    • DesmaX

      I think it looks like a happy crab

      • GaySkull

        well a crab is organic

  • GaySkull

    Anyone here know why Sony keeps on producing more new exclusive games and IPs, AAA and small ones, than Nintendo and Microsoft combined given the fact Sony is in the least financial well being compared to the other two? considering new IPs R&D alone cost a lot than sequels and rehashes. and they bought Gaikai and just announced the PS4.
    Thanks.

    • Elvick

      Witchcraft.

  • LordKaiser

    Still waiting for Phantasy Star Online 2. I need to get out of White Knight Chronicles II before I become insane as my hatred for D3P increases. From now on I’ll avoid D3 Publisher games live I avoided LJN on the NES.

    • PrinceHeir

      what about their niche franchises like Earth Defense Force and Onechanbara :P

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Beat Tomb Raider last night. Absolutely terrific reboot. Now to go back to Senran Kagura :p

    • xMCXx

      Kinda curious, how long did it take you?

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        I would say maybe around 12-13 hours, I finished with a 69% completion so I do want to go back and find all the hidden tombs also.

        • Elvick

          I finished with 91% xP

  • MosquitoLemon

    So I got my friend’s girlfriend to play the 3DS sequel to one of my all-time favorites, Style Savvy. She bought the game and got obsessed with it, and then my friend bought the game and got obsessed with it… they told their friends, who all bought the game and became obsessed…. and then my friend’s friend’s told their friend’s friends about it, and they all bought it as well. I’m now responsible for the sale of over 8 copies of Style Savvy: Trendsetters and 2 3DS handhelds (because some of these people didn’t own one yet/didn’t want to share).

    Nintendo needs to step up their marketing scheme, because that game could have been huge if anyone knew about it.

  • Charlie

    Who’s raided all the Tombs in TR yet?

    • Zetsys

      -Raises hand-

      It kinda felt like the game needed more tombs…but then again, it is a reboot and I expect there will be a lot more in the next installment where Lara actually becomes Tomb Raider. I just hope she doesn’t revert to those short-shorts.

    • Elvick

      I’ve done all the optional tombs, yes. Just got done awhile ago with that. The last one I did was so easy though and it was one of the last ones, if not the last one.

  • almostautumn

    Gave up on waiting on restock of Asia version and ordered Senran Kagura this morning; my wallet is no longer on speaking terms with me, but I don’t mind.

  • new_tradition

    Tackling my massive game backlog. Playing Star Ocean: First Departure for the PSP now, and I’m so glad I’m using a walkthrough. There’s so many variables and options, yikes. I honestly tried to just go it on my own, but I got lost embarrassingly fast X_x

    Other than that, it’s quite fun. Kind of wished I could turn off battle voices, but it’s easy to get used to.

  • Eclipse

    So, is anyone happy about the Devil Summoner PS2 reprints? I’m guessing that Atlus is hyping the release of Soul Hackers with that, but I really do hope to see something new with the series.

    Oh, and there’s also a Kuzunoha Raidou D-Arts figure up for pre-order! Within a few hours after being listed it became instantly pre-sold. :(

    • PrinceHeir

      i got the 2nd game, been waiting for YEARS to get the first game, and i just got the copy brand new sealed :)

      finally!!!!!

    • Himiko

      Some of my friends are! Especially about the fact that he hasn’t been able to complete his collection. ><

      • Eclipse

        That’s the funny thing… for quite some time since the game was released I’ve seen them in stock at various places.

        If your friend in is interested, this site (Where I bought my LE copy from a few years ago) still has the version of DS2 with the Raiho plush in stock for around $68.

        http://www.shopncsx.com/devilsummoner2.aspx

        • Himiko

          Sadly, over here if you don’t go travel quite a distance, you won’t find it. >< And thanks! I'll send this to him :D

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

      If you are interested, I suggest you check out the DS:RK vs The Lonely Spirit manga which is translated into english.

      Btw, for those who read the manga, do I need some background info abt RK series for the manga? I hv no prob w/h the manga atm but just in case.

      • Eclipse

        I only learned that there was a manga a few weeks ago, but I haven’t read it yet. It’s apparently set after the 2nd game (Raidou Kuzunoha vs. King Abaddon), so I’m guessing that it’ll be a more enjoyable experience to play the game first.

        • PrinceHeir

          wow they continue the story in manga form O____O

          need to check that out!

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

            Too bad they didn’t bring those spin-off stuff over the sea… We want to contribute to the milking too XD

  • Azuardo

    So I got DOA5 on PS+ and I am loving it! Wondering if anyone here has it and might fancy a match or two? Believe me, I’m not good. I’ve never been one to master fighting games. But it would be good to have a couple of matches against some people here :)

    In gaming progress, all I’ve been playing really is Tales of the Abyss. Almost done! It has got better in the latter stages of the game but I echo my previous thoughts in that it’s really not captivated me at all. It’s decent but the characters are far too generic and cliched. Plus the latter parts of the game have mostly consisted of me going to one place and having a long-ass conversation, then going to another place for another long-ass conversation, etc. It’s definitely no FF7 to 10, that’s for sure, but a decent JRPG nonetheless. I should get it done over the next couple of days :)

    • PrinceHeir

      im willing to fight :D

      PSN: PrinceofXIII

      im not good either(then again i haven’t practiced anyone besides christie)

      though the online can be laggy sometimes :(

      wish every 3D Fighting game had the netcode of Tekken Tag 2/Soul Calibur V.

      • Azuardo

        Ok :D I will add you soon!

  • Warboss Aohd

    ‘ow many o’ ya is lookin’ forward ta Age of Wonders 3.?

  • almostautumn

    So does anyone else here think Killzone is an awesome series? I’ve been going nuts with the trilogy and just am blown away by the universe. It’s really fascinating, and draws a ton of inspiration from real world radical-left theory and current events. At first, I fully sympathized with the Helghan, as they rekindled in me my own Marxist/Bolshi view, but as the series progresses there comes a more cult-religious take to the Helghan propaganda, sort-of like the “Juche” philosophy of N.Korea. From what begins a revolution of independence develops into this increasingly stubborn, self-indulgent and alienating identity of being a “supreme race.”. Still, no matter how distorted the view of the Helghan becomes, I don’t think I can get past the fact that one superpower entity (ISA) truly is “bullying” the weaker nation for that of material/economic gain, and I really just cannot look past so dark and damning a fate should the Helghan people fail.
    Really great series, although the gameplay-controls haven’t stuck with me until the third main entry, Killzone 3. Otherwise they seem too stiff, and the low accuracy of guns is brutally frustrating. Love KZ3 100% though, and the online is just outstandingly fun.

  • Revorse

    Any really savvy computer folk out here? Can you answer a question I have? Why do files that I delete from my computer find their way in my external hard drive’s recycle bin?

    • PrinceHeir

      maybe because there were in the external HDD in the first place?

      i deleted files from my external HDD when i connected it on my computer, and when i reconnect it i can see them in recycle bin(plus it has the same space).

      you have to delete them also in recycle bin to truly free up the space.

      then again im no expert in this either, so just my take on it

  • almostautumn

    Pardon my idiocy, but was PSO2 for PC ever brought into English? I’m considering grabbing that Japanese Vita version, but if an English one is going to come I would certainly wait.

    • Elvick

      Sega announced they were bringing the PC version over, but there hasn’t been any news since the announcement that I know of.

      http://blogs.sega.com/2012/07/09/phantasy-star-online-2-is-coming-west/

      • almostautumn

        Thanks, man! I guess if the PC version is coming it’d be best to just sit back and wait a bit. Who knows; if SEGA is bringing Miku west than anything is possible from them at this point!

  • Archvile78

    I wonder if any Tales fans waiting for Xillia seen this 2 mins gameplay video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=JauPflRo8pE

    Actual English footage this time around too~ I like Milla’s voice. At least i think its the real deal

  • http://www.facebook.com/Bladez0fDr4v3n Sae-Won Yoon

    Is this forum still running?

    Gentlemen, Ladies, I give you the worst of what humanity does with games.

    (My head still hurts from reading this…….I’m gonna lie down for a bit with my PSP)

    • Elvick

      Kotaku is terrible.

      Yet, they’re one of the few (if only) sites smart enough to do away with review *scores*. Forcing people to read the actual review to figure out the quality, and actually come to that conclusion based on the information provided by the review. Rather than based on one’s own personal view of what a number means, which could very well be the complete opposite to a reviewer’s original meaning.

      Scary that such an awful site, is so far ahead of the curve of everyone else in any area that relates to logic and reason.

    • Kobracon

      That is a terrible article….I’m glad you’re showing us a photo and not a link. That thing doesn’t deserve hits…

  • PrinceHeir

    okay after seeing how DTOID is making money on ads, i thought i should disable my adblock plus here.

    since i want to help the site too.

    im sorry if keep the adblock plus on all this time.

    didn’t know it has an affect on site.

    i still use it on other sites, because the ads are really in your face types.

  • PrinceHeir

    hello guys :D

    i just wanted to share these two sites

    for those who want to see their PSN profile with trophies in clean and user friendly manner(the official sony site sucks :) go to here.

    http://psnprofiles.com/

    no need to register(you can if you want) just type your PSN profile and you’ll instantly see it there.

    pretty amazing how they can track every PSN member, even other region ones like Japan, Europe etc.

  • PrinceHeir

    this is the other site PS3 trophies.

    http://www.ps3trophies.org/

    pretty much cover every trophy guide and helps you platinum your game

    here’s an example of

    http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/metal-gear-rising-revengeance/189715-metal-gear-rising-revengeance-trophy-guide-road-map.html

    amazing stuff, just thought i share it with you guys ^^

  • ShinAsura(新阿修羅)

    Made some Shin Sangoku Musou 7 wallpaper using the artbook scans

    1920 x 1080 and 1280 x 720 sizes

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.613090358707089.1073741826.100000183913466&type=1

  • Redichi24

    Persona 4 arena release date set for Pal territories!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkvTszF-2tY

  • LordKaiser

    This is a good game. No doubt.

  • new_tradition

    Wheee, Apollo confirmed to be in Ace Attorney/Gyakuten Saiban 5 =D

    http://www.orendsrange.com/2013/03/apollo-justice-returns-in-ace-attorney-5.html