Open Forum #052
posted on 07.13.13 at 12:10 AM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

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  • DarthBrian

    Picked up FTL for $2.50 on sale at the game website ftlgame.com.

    It is just as infuriating as I expected it to be. >_<

    • DesmaX

      Oh, I didn’t notice that one was on sale.

      Is it any good?

      • DarthBrian

        Yeah, it’s good. it’s a rogue-like but with a spaceship. It’s still on sale I think if you’re interested. But if you buy from the website the developers get more money so if you do get it, get it from there.
        EDIT: Instead of Steam, that is. It’s the Summer Steam Sale but I assume you know that already. :p

        • DesmaX

          Too late, already brough it on steam

    • Elvick

      I picked up 4 games for around that price that were on my wishlist.

      Trying not to buy anything that isn’t over 60% off. Since usually if you do, you’ll be screwed later on with a better sale.

      • DarthBrian

        It’s really better to just get daily deals until the last day of the sale, because who knows what will end up a daily deal or flash sale.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yeah, it’s a really sweet game, I wish people would make more like that.

  • Nice Boat

    Pacific Rim, baby!

    Oh… I’ll have to wait one week to watch it…

    • DarthBrian

      I’ve seen it twice already. :p

      • Revorse

        I want to see it again. It was pretty enjoyable. I hope the genre of Giant Mech and aliens gets some more exposure.

    • AnimusVox

      I’m seeing that tonight as a matter of fact. I’d invite you but I’m pretty sure you don’t live in or near Barstow, Ca.
      :[

    • DrForbidden

      It’s a pretty good film. Not as good as del Toro’s usual work, but given the content, it’s definitely a worthwhile watch. Hopefully, he can succeed in making giant robots and kaiju cool to the younger generation.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        I quite liked it. It was very refreshing in comparison to other films released these days.

        I think it could have been longer. They could have gone a little deeper with the story and character development that way, but I understand keeping it around 2 hrs 10 mins ish for the theater. I’m hoping for a directors cut version or something when it comes out on DVD.

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      I actually am going to see it soon. It looks like a nice refreshing film, and DEFINITELY better than…The Lone Ranger.

  • Zuhri69

    Any other muslims in this forum? Happy ramadhan you all.

    • jujubee88

      Nah, I’m an aetheist lol :P

      But happy ramadhan and best wishes, regardless of beliefs or not. Live. Love. All that jazz!

      • Zuhri69

        Hahaha, thanks.

        • jujubee88

          Good ramadhan-ing! ;-)

      • Skeletor

        Dear Athiests,

        If we evolved from monkeys, how come there’s still monkeys?

        O_o

        Things that make ya go hmmmmm

        Btw, I meant that purely in jest.

    • shogunknight

      Thanks and same to you

    • DrForbidden

      Happy ramadan and salam aidilfitri to you all.

  • jujubee88

    Dear god to I love me some Falcom OST. Really anything (from Falcom is good), but the legend of heroes tracks I can waste an entire day just sitting down and absorbing those sounds in my ear-holes.

    YES!!!

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yessssss, I actually love the Monarch Monarch soundtrack.

  • bloodiOS

    A lot of Kickstarter projects sure caught my eyes lately (and my wallet cries every time they do =P ) Anyway, I recently found these two projects, which I think might turn out to be pretty amazing:

    First is Celestian Tales: Old North, being made by Ekuator Games, an Indonesian team. The game looks and feels like a good old JRPG, with the characters’ arts looking particularly good. It’s being developed for Windows PC using Unity engine, which the developers stated to be very easy to port to other platforms, consoles included, in the future. So, if you find it interesting, it’s might be worth funding.

    Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ekuatorgames/celestian-tales-old-north

    Next is Monochroma, being made by Nowhere Studios, a Turkish team. The game seems, and also stated by the developers, to be a blend between Ico and Limbo. It’s planned to have four main parts and the team had already completed two on their own but they need crowd-funding in order to complete the rest of game. So if you find it interesting, consider funding it, because it’s might turn out to be really good game. It’s also being planned to be released on consoles (namely the PS3, Xbox 360, and Ouya.)

    Kickstarter page: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/445804219/monochroma

    Those aside, I had a talk with the creator of Liege today, after his developer application for Sony was successfully registered, and was told that a PS4 and Vita port of the game is being planned. It made me jumped in joy. By the way, his application for Nintendo is still pending, but I’m pretty sure a Wii U version is also being planned. In any case, I sure hope all the stretch goals of the project are reached before the deadline.

    Anyway, two days left before the deadline of Soul Saga rolls in, I just can’t stop hoping for a miraculous amount of pledges flooding in at the last minute.So freaking exciting.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I wasn’t sure which one was the original post, or the post you wanted to keep. Disqus seems to be listening to what I told it to do for now.

      … lol …

    • AdamBoy64

      Oh man. Thanks for sharing about Celestian Tales.
      That looks pretty great.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Agreed. I already backed it. =)

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  • KingNigma

    Really stumped on whether I should preorder FFX or Xillia.

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      It honestly depends what’s your thing.

      FFX for Turn-based and decent but confusing story
      Xillia for Realtime and decent but pretty good story (i’d personally go for this.)

    • shogunknight

      Xilia is a great game, id go for it. They have completely different battle mechanics and both have very good stories. You could check vids to be sure

  • Sae-Won Yoon

    Tried watching the Neptune The Animation that just came out, Bear in mind while I’ve heard of the games,it’s just I unfortunately never played them because I’m a bit poor. The fact the few people I do know who have played it are unfortunately not the best kind of people. (They go on 4chan, specifically /v/ and /vg/ which from I’ve heard is a pretty *bad* thing, given they have this irksome mentality like “My opinions > Your Opinions” which already I don’t like, and yes I’ve pretty much distanced myself from them since because they get under my skin way too much.)

    Anyway….I actually sort of like the premise; four nations/Goddesses have fought over some sort energy sustenance a.k.a “Share.” It actually was very interesting, seeing how the show started post-conflict.

    …and then I saw these goddesses turn into little girls. I’m sorry, I’ve always been somewhat tolerant of that “loli” trope, but….I don’t know, the show just felt a bit….toothless, Neptune somewhat got on my nerves, she looks cute and all but she can be a bit….Well, endearing I guess. I dunno, maybe it’s just blatant advertising, maybe I’m just expecting too much, Maybe my former “friends” have completely ruined the appeal for me, or maybe the games are just better.

    What do you guys think?

    • Elvick

      Well, if you’re going to try the games. Wait and see if NISA brings over the PSVita remake of the first. :P

      But anyhoo, I really enjoyed the anime. I’ve yet to play the games (though have bought all the LE of them… xP) plan to play them. Just kind of fell by the side while I played quicker to beat games (usually western games, probably my issues with my JRPG play time most of the time… dat time investment!)

      The ‘loli’ stuff doesn’t bother me at all. I think it’s adorable. Then again, I watched Queen’s Blade for the story so…

    • Kobracon

      Only Neptune turns into a little girl though. The Wii is already a little girl but PS3 and Xbox are normal in both forms

  • Bloodios

    To Sal or Zero, or whichever mod is currently present. Sorry, just curious but what makes a comment go into pending mode? I posted one earlier, got approved and went pending again after I tried to edit and fix some typos.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I just took a look and tried to force Disqus to accept the comments you made.

      Obviously, nothing is wrong with them, but the built in spam protection system Disqus has is really wacky sometimes.

      Sometimes, it seems like posting any comment with a url in it sends Disqus on a mark as spam frenzy. It gets on my nerves.

      Sorry about that.

  • Elvick

    http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1rlaf1t

    Tekken Fans, we can vote a new character for Revolution. I picked the vampire girl. *shrug* Wish they showed some concept art for each character.

    • Solomon_Kano

      Woah, thanks for sharing this. Been playing the hell out of Rev, so this is nice.

      • Elvick

        Yeah, it’s pretty aces. I don’t mind the ‘facebook’ type limits really. It has just enough so that I can play my fill, since I usually only do a few rounds in fighters anyway.

        Doesn’t make me want to spend money on it, but does make me want to buy TTT2 DLC. xD

        • Solomon_Kano

          Yea, the limit works out fine for me, since I don’t tend to do a ton of online matches at once.

          Shoot, it makes me want to buy TTT2 itself lol. Prior to Rev, last Tekken I played was 5 in an arcade some years back.

    • Bloodios

      Thanks for sharing.

      *LOL* They had some outrageous ideas.

    • MosquitoLemon

      LOL, somehow I don’t believe most of those. Love Revolution though, I usually play 5 matches when I get home from work.

    • shogunknight

      Definitely the vampire lady, a female paul would be nice too…..the myth behind the vampire lady is funny though

  • GhostNomad

    So, guys, girls. EVO 2013. Who’s keeping up?

    So much hype so far, and it’s only Friday. I wanted to sleep early and get some rest before the UMvC3 and KoF XIII pools/quarter/semi finals…. Holy hell, I can’t even close my eyes for more than a few seconds >.>

    • Charlottes Guardian

      Yes I’ve definitely been keeping up! Super hype AE matches today. Pr Rog defeating Infiltration was crazy, and the Infiltration vs. Laugh match was so sad :( Two best friends who couldn’t even look at each other after the match ended.

  • almostautumn

    Just played some Eyeshield 21 on the Nintendo Wii (2007 game). It— kind of sucks :P Only paid 20 for it.
    Game could be cool if there wasn’t such invalidity in running the ball. It literally eats up 2/3 minutes because of the running-video/anime attacks and each time it’s literally like, “You got… 3 yards!”
    Totally ridiculous, and because of it I find the multiplayer is pretty ruined. A buddy and I played, but once you know you’re passing everytime you always block pass, which cuts the timer down and ability to throw a pass that allows the reciever to keep running—-

    Ugh. Really wished I liked it/game was better, as I was for some reason really excited to play this.

    And yeah: just ordered Inazuma Strikers but then read reviews after paying: sounds like it has the same damn problems as Eyeshield 21 :(

    • MosquitoLemon

      Yeah I was gonna say, sounds like a problem Inazuma Eleven would have.

  • LastBoss

    Hi!

  • Kobracon

    So…for some reason I got an extra PS3 FFXIV beta code. Anyone want it?

    • Hasan Mohammed

      I want it
      can you send it to my email
      hmim8@hotmail.com
      please
      and thanks in advance bro

    • zakou

      Send it to me please: klausadler(at)hotmail(dot).com

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Welcome back. =)

        • zakou

          Thanks lol

    • zakou

      Thanks for the code :)

  • Azuardo

    Picked up Tomb Raider for under £13 this week, and loving the hell out of it. Taking my time to get all relics/docs/etc as they come to make it last longer.

    Also got Mighty Switch Force 2, and it’s awesome as hell. Soundtrack is great. Just wish there were more stages now that I’ve finished it!

    Put my pre-orders down for FFX/X-2 HD Limited Edition and Lightning Returns. Need my FF fix!

    • Elvick

      Tomb Raider is brilliant, one of the top 5 games released this year for me, so far. ;3

    • Sevyne

      Tomb Raider has easily been my best purchase so far this year. Absolutely love that game.

      I haven’t had played much of Mighty Switch Force 2 yet, but I did buy it. Loved the first one and of course the sountracks are excellent.

  • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

    Yay Open Forum is up =D Got to crack open my 3G Vita on Wednesday and cry over expensive memory card prices all in the same day xD Currently I’m playing Virtue’s Last Reward (Totally stuck on some puzzle but my pride won’t let me switch to easy) and Gods Eater Burst back and forth, with a side of Toro’s Friend Network. Which leads me to the point of this comment. I need “friends” in this free app. Any NA Vita owners playing =3?

    • Elvick

      I was, but got tired of random requests from it so stopped.

      Yes, I actually checked interests via trophy data before adding people. So anyone I did add from it, had similar tastes as I did.

      • http://www.psvitadirect.com/ Kurisu Makise

        I’ve been doing that too, however 100 Friends is a lofty goal and since it’s kind of addictive, I might see it through xD

      • OverlordZetta

        Yeah, Toro was fun for a few days, but no trophies and the slowness of everything combined with the random requests really killed it for me.

        • Elvick

          Yeah, I mean… I know it’s “social” and all that, but I think they could have had it so we didn’t have to add randoms and literally max out our friend’s list in order to progress well.

    • LordKaiser

      I hope that the 2nd game gets released by Namco Bandai itself so you guys have all the content.

  • xMCXx

    So, I’m wondering if I should buy Tales Of Xillia.
    As far as I know it’s from 2011 originally, right?
    Is it one of the better Tales games?

    • LastBoss

      I think you should snag a copy.

      • xMCXx

        Yeah? Why?^^
        I never was much of a Tales guy, but I love JRPGs and considering that the next Final Fantasy is……yeah….

        • LastBoss

          Cause you may end up liking this game, story, plot and it shows NB, that we’re actually responding, to when they release games from Japan. Personally there is worse games you can gamble on and not be a RPG.

          • xMCXx

            So, I should buy it because, fuck it, there are worse games out there?
            Sold!

            • LastBoss

              Do the research, YouTube, and Google are your friend, see if they have a product worth investing in. You are inquiring, so I’m giving you blind feedback, as in excitement for you wanting to jump in. As far as worse games go, you’re damn right there’s a crap ton if games you could buy and be infinitely more disappointed with.

    • zakou

      If you are not so much of a Tales Of guy and don’t really like where FF is going then i recommend not getting them and instead buy The last of us.

      • xMCXx

        Who do you think I am? I already bought The Last Of Us! :D

    • LordKaiser

      They all have similar battle system where everything is almost real time just like Star Ocean games. If you don’t like that style of game then you will not like Xillia. Tales of Xillia praise in japan comes from the story. Some people freffer Graces f battle system over Xillia’s but it seems that in JP Xillia’s story is more liked.

      • xMCXx

        Thanks.
        No, I have nothing against Real Time Battles.
        And I read that Xillia is one of the fastest selling titles on PS3.
        Sounds good.
        I’ll probably get both, Xillia and Graces F, because I just need JRPGS! ;)
        But not in August. August will be fucking expensive enough, as it is… -_-

  • MosquitoLemon

    Finished SB3 with all 15 characters, but still no Nobunaga? Tried Oichi’s alternate route and unlocked extra routes for every character, which finally lead me to actually unlocking Nobunaga (played Hanbei’s Nobunaga route). Now I’m one mission into Nobunaga’s campaign.

    edit – finished Nobunaga, now who do I replay with? More Tokugawa?

    • Kobracon

      Its a pretty cool ride to unlock Nobunaga (poor Oichi….she just can’t catch break…) but I really like what they did with Nobunaga, giving him two very different movesets.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Yeah, direction+triangle in his alternate moveset is amaaaazing

  • Watahashi

    Neat, Disgaea 4 Returns and Criminal Girls Invitation just got announced for the Vita. An Asagi-related project too.

    http://www.inside-games.jp/article/2013/07/13/68463.html

    • Elvick

      Guess my friend on twitter was right. He didn’t respond to my tweet yet, and was too lazy to find it on google. Portable Disgaea > Console Disgaea for me.

      Don’t know anything about Criminal Girls, but more Vita games are always good.

  • Gustavo Rosario

    Has anyone here ever purchased from Glyde? If so is it relible?

  • sherimae1324

    hey sal or mr.zero, disgaea 4 the return and criminal girls INVITATION is announced for vita,pls update thx ^_^

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      It’s up. Woke up late today. xD

      • EX+

        Sal, check out my comment above plz :)

  • EX+

    Just one question for discussion: Does anyone think that KH3 and FFXV on Xbox One is just a one time deal?

    Yoichi Wada is the guy who made this decision most likely. He’s just a chairman now, so he won’t be making any big decisions. I think we all know that this game is gonna sell best on PS4 just like FFXV. The sales on the Xbox One version are gonna be kinda pathetic in comparison to the PS4’s. Square Enix also has reported huge losses. They NEED to make this a multiplat to squeeze as much money out of it. The gen hasn’t even started yet so they need to start getting to know the hardware (On PS4 especially) and make it on PC and then port it to the PS4 and Xbox One.

    Also we know the PS4 is more powerful then the Xbox One. I think in 2-3 years, when games use more and more RAM (including GDDR5 meaning just less games for Xbox One), the Xbox One is gonna get some seriously watered down ports or just less games, from Japanese devs especially will ditch it later. So when the games after KH3 and FFXV come out (KH4,KH5, FFXV-2, and FFXVI) they’ll be exclusive to PS4, because they won’t be able to run on Xbox One and because Square will know that they won’t sell well enough on the Xbox One (Yes I know it might come to PC but it probably won’t with their development costs high enough and if they did it would still sell best on PS4)? Keep in mind that Sony could’ve locked those 2 games as exclusive but they didn’t because they’re focusing on 1st party right now (for now 1st party exclusive will be the main focus). Tetsuya Nomura also loves his exclusivity. I really can’t any game apart from KH3 and FFXV that are multiplats. Both this and FFXV will probably be out by 2015. What do you guys think?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s really going to depend how developers utilize the hardware. Even if the PS4 starts to out perform X1, I don’t see 3rd parties quickly turning to exclusives. I don’t think it will ever get to the point where a 3rd party game will not run on both consoles. Yes, performance will vary depending on the console, developer, game engine, etc.

      The developer can always tweak the game so that the performance is better on the box, but that could result in the other box having a better overall version of said game.

      It reminds me of the fps conversation. No, not first person shooter, I’m talking about frames per second. Will everything on the next gen consoles run at 60 fps default? I’m sure both Sony and MS would like that, but some developers may stick with 30 fps. Why? Well, some feel they can do more visually when they don’t place the 60 fps cap on the game. Its highly debatable, but some developers have already chimed in on this.

      It wouldn’t surprise me if the differences in game on both boxes could start coming down to things like fps. Things that some people would consider irrelevant. Once again, very debatable. It doesn’t mean games won’t be able to run on one box only though, not unless they are exclusives.

      Sure, the memory is different, but everything else is so similar. It’s PC architecture, without proprietary hardware that is exclusive to one box or the other. (Like the Cell Processor in the PS3.)

      In other words, I don’t expect to see games that run like crap on one box, but like butter on the other — this next generation. It’s honestly a good thing. Think about Skyrim on PS3, FF13 on 360, etc. It will be much easier for developers to easily tweak settings, because, once again, this is basically PC to PC porting. These new consoles are basically PC’s. I know people like to say that with each new console generation, but it’s super close with this next generation. Closer than previous generations by a substantial amount.

      Moving on, the XV and Kingdom Hearts thing is worthy of it’s own discussion. I’m not even sure if XV and KH 3 will be on the X1 in Japan? I suppose they will, but I wouldn’t be surprised if MS Japan pays for them. It’s pretty clear these days, Japan is not big on Xbox. They never really have been. It’s not surprising when 360 versions of multi-platform games are canned in Japan, not anymore. I’m not sure what Square-Enix will do, I wouldn’t say this was only Wada’s decision either. He used to be the President, but like any company, the decisions are made by the board, sometimes they are voted on.

      I think XV and KH 3 going multi was mostly western focused. If the price is low enough, or XV and KH 3 sell well enough on X1, it will likely happen again in the west. As for Japan, I think that goes back to Xbox Japan.

      It’s kinda like how Nintendo is going to publish Bravely Default in the west for 3DS, I figure MS Japan publishes lots of 3rd party games for Xbox in Japan. They just don’t discuss it, or the deals are all in private contracts, etc.

      I’m hoping XV is out in 2014. I would love to see KH 3 in 2014, but I think 2015 is a safer bet. They might also push back XV till 2015 for the west, because of localization. I certainly hope not. As for possible sequels, profit will be key, especially in today’s video game market. I certainly hope both games do well. I’m excited for both.

      • EX+

        Zero, I think FFXV will be out in 2014 as well. KH3 2015 definitely. I’m also looking forward to these games. My thing is, both these games should’ve been PS4 exclusives, FFXV especially. It was first promised to be a PS3 exclusive. I’m actually more happy that it’s on PS4, because I think it deserves to be shown at full force and it deserves to be a main title. If you’ve seen, the XB1 is doing badly even in America. Oh and both games are on XB1 in japan. I’m gonna shut up and accept it. But I’m just curious about how the future for SE will be. At the very least, stuff like FFXVI, FFXV-2 and KH4 should be VERY watered down ports.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I didn’t know about both games also coming out on X1 in Japan. I still imagine Microsoft Japan is involved.

          I agree, both games should have been exclusive for PS4. Especially XV, since it was supposed to be exclusive on PS3 when it was Versus 13.

          As for Kingdom Hearts. I don’t understand why they decided to bring it to X1. At least bring the HD remix or something else to Xbox. That way, new players won’t be completely lost.

          I’ve heard the rumors about X1 getting dominated in the Pre-Order numbers. I think it’s best to wait and see how things go at launch. Especially since Microsoft did the 180 and dropped the awful policies.

          • EX+

            Your 100% correct. KH3 going multiplatform for the XB1 is weird. I hope I’m not disturbing you, but I’m gonna open a whole new can of coke. This doesn’t have that much to do with KH3 and FFXV. I’m REALLY betting Microsoft will put back in the DRM, when they sell enough units. Because for weeks, they were trying to convince people that DRM was good. When they saw the pre-orders, they reversed. But like you said, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              I wouldn’t be surprised if they try to ease some of those policies back in. I don’t expect anything in the first year though.

              One of the biggest failures on Microsoft’s part was explaining the policies. What benefits did they offer the consumer? They didn’t explain any of that, not at all. I can see them attempting another try at this.

              • EX+

                I know man. I’m still not buying the Xbox One.

    • shogunknight

      Its possible, but with the recent development costs of AAA games, it would take a massive sell-out of FFXV/KH3 from the PS4 section and virtually no one buying X1 version for them to make their next titles exclusive (which i doubt it would be any time soon). The games may sell better on PS4 but they already have a market share of FF fans in Microsofts console. The amount of PS4/X1 console units sold can also affect this. Since both consoles may sell many units and FF has quite a good sale record on 360 (as said from vgchartz: FFXIII-1.97 million on 360 alone, PS3-4.97million XD), SE would have not as much problem porting their RPGs if it would give them an extra cash to fill their pockets (even if its a watered down port). In the end, it may be mainly FF games that would be multi platform but if they do another rpg other than FF and KH, then they may be exclusive (thats if they do another)

      • EX+

        Yeah your right. To be honest, I would understand more if they made it a PS4 exclusive in Japan. Because over there, the XB1 is DOA. Lol.

  • HassanJamal

    Just bought RCR on vita. Im hoping its not a waste of $4.99. Also vita owners, go check out Hexyz Force, Kencha Bancho Badass Rumble, Crimson Gem Saga, Gungnir, Knights in the Nightmare, Yggdra Union, Growlanser, and other Atlus published JRPGs, they only ranging from $3-$8 :D

    • OverlordZetta

      I got most of the games (even the ones I’ve already played) off the Atlus sale, but I dunno… I just can’t play non-Vita games on my Vita anymore!

      On that note, RCR is pretty fun. I got it free off PS+, but I’d say its worth five bucks.

      • HassanJamal

        You should man, PSP games on vita can be modified to enhance the experience. Touch screen buttons and some enhancement of the game’s visuals is a plus in my books :)

  • Hating Ass Nigga

    I wish there was a developer with enough balls to make a godzilla game,after seeing Pacific Rim I’m totally in the mood for one.

    • Kobracon

      Look up Kaiju Combat by Double Fine

    • McPoo

      Get War of the Monsters off PSN, it’s got a Godzilla-esque character in it.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Remember that game, Murdered: Soul Suspect? They recently put up an e3 gameplay video.

    It’s about 25 minutes long, so grab a snack if you plan to watch.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=GihpNEpRk1g

    My thoughts – I think it looks like a fun game. I like murder mysteries, so the story is very interesting to me. The combat looks pretty simple here in the demo, but it might have more depth than what is shown. It’s certainly on my radar now.

    • LastBoss

      Man I would of killed for a console style game from Cing, but alas they are not around anymore.

      :(

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It always sucks when a good studio is forced to shut down. =(

        • Willgaea

          Zero you should do a Article of this game. https://picroma.com/cubeworld

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            Looks pretty cool. I can see the minecraft inspirations.

            You know, if you wanted to put something together about it yourself, you could email it to me, I could submit it to sal.

            We do publish stuff written by community members, you could call them guest posts if you want.

            I wouldn’t mind putting something together, but I’m just so busy with real life currently. It sucks.

            Thanks for the link though. Looks like its self funded? Alpha version coming out soon. Sounds cool.

  • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

    Calling all (gematsu) FFXIV players!

    I’ve decided to keep my current legacy character on Hyperion.

    I had a change of heart after logging in and chatting it up with old friends this evening. I won’t be playing on Sargatanas.

    I’m strongly considering starting up a new character on a different server. Just for fun, it will help me re-familiarize myself with the game. I’m really not looking to jump right back into hardcore play to be honest. My legacy character is pretty much setup for hardcore. I would like to ease myself back into the game, which fits my current real life schedule better too.

    Since I’ll be playing a new character. I can pick any server easily.

    So, how about this. Let’s all discuss xiv servers.

    I know some of you are set on picking a specific server? Which one? I know some of you might be looking to play on a non legacy server? I’d like to try and figure out what sever would be best for gematsu players to team up on?

    Let’s get this figured out. I’ll be bringing this up in open forums until we figure out which server to pick. Okay?

    • Kobracon

      Well i started playing on Sargatanas since your earlier post, then I met some stand up guys who are gonna stick to that server in the full game. Honeslty it doesn’t really matter which server I play but I am a little torn right now on whether to keep my promise to meet those guys on the same server or go to the Gematsu server.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It seems like most everyone is just going to play on random servers lol.

        I can’t decide what I’m really going to do, I could always still make a character on Sargatanas.

        I want everyone to pick out what is best for them. I’ll do my best to try and play with others from gematsu.

    • McPoo

      Hey Zero, McPoo here. Long time fan, first time questioneer.

      Would you like to see a sequel or remake of the PS2 classic War of the Monsters? Of course you do, you’re not stupid, are you?!

      Sign my petition and we’ll show the devs that there are literally millions of us and we all want more War of the Monsters!

      I don’t have a petition set up yet, so just your honour and word that you’ll sign it when it’s set up will do me just fine.

      Thankies! xox

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Sure, i would sign the petition. If this post is serious, I can’t tell, lots of the stuff you post seems to be for the lulz.

        Of course, you know this already. =)

        • McPoo

          Have you played War of the Monsters? If you have, you’ll know that it’s so damn good that this is no joking matter.

          • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

            I might have played it. I’m honestly not sure. I would sign the petition, you should make it.

    • new_tradition

      I actually joined the Shiva server out of fanatical loyalty to the specific summon, that’s it, lol. It was kind of interesting playing on a EU server despite being in Canada, but as a Conjuruer, I had no problem joining parties (though I only did two ^^;)

      That said, I’m still a bit of a green horn. I only joined the parties because it was part of the narrative, otherwise I would’ve just focused on soloing for a while more.

      So honestly, I’m okay with whatever non-Legacy server others want. I guess I’d prefer a place where fellow n00bs congregate so we can all learn to fall and get back up together, but meh xD

      (although my schedule is never set in stone, and I might be busy in the first half of September to boot, so I would hate to let down you guys from Gematsu D:)

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        Well, I’m not even 100% sure what server everyone is going to play on. I know that even the legacy servers will have lots of new players.

        I’m interested in playing one of the new classes, sorta starting over from level one again, etc. I also enjoy helping others, very much in fact. It’s one of the reasons I play mmorpgs.

        My character is on Hyperion. I’ve decided to keep my character there, for now.

        I still wouldn’t mind playing with others from gematsu if we wanted to pick a server for gematsu XIV players. It seems like it might be tough to nail one down here in the open forum.

        I might discuss making an actual post about this on the main page.

        Don’t worry about trying to nail down a schedule or anything. I can’t give any sure things myself, I’m sure many others are the same.

  • RSene

    Does anyone know if Tears to Tiara II an erotic game or just the same JRPG we used to play?

    • bloodiOS

      Well, considering that eroge isn’t allowed to exist on the PlayStation 3, and this being a PlayStation 3 exclusive title, I think it’s going to be pretty much like how the PS3 version of the first game was.

      • RSene

        All right.. that helps a lot. I just saw the screenshots, and they look beauty to me, so I’m hoping to see some gameplay soon.

        Thanks for replying!

    • McPoo

      They’ve gone down the FPS route with this game haven’t they?

  • McPoo

    You know what game needs a HD remake?

    War of the Monsters. War of the fuckin’ Monsters.

  • futuristic_imagination

    So how are you guys doing this week?

    Last week I sprained my ankle and it hurt like a B. I thought I was going to injure myself exercising or something, but I hurt myself on my house stairs. ‘-_-

    I have been taking some ibuprofen so it wasn’t all that bad. Now I just need to get a little better so I can pick up my copy of Dynasty Warriors 8 on tuesday the 16th.

    As for gaming, this past week I’ve been re-playing FF XIII-2, with all the DLC included. I’m also playing Fate/Extra, I just can’t stop playing this game.

    Also I been trying to figure out the right characters for the “AC Tales of ‘Colors’ Xillia Contest” from abyssalchronicles, so I may have a chance to win a copy of Tales of Xilla collectors edition and bunch of other goodies. I’m still doing the contest even though I already pre-ordered the game. So far I think I have 29 characters out of 30 right. A Nice event to test your tales character knowledge! :)

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Ouch, Sprained ankle = no fun. I hope it’s feeling better.

      • futuristic_imagination

        Yeah my ankle is feeling a lot better now. I have so much free time, that I don’t know what to do with the extra hours. Lol

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I’m glad its feeling better. I’m at home on lunch break from work. Gotta get ready and go back here soon. =/

          Working outside in the heat = no fun. I kinda wish I had all that free time, lol.

  • Locksus

    I hope everyone of you had a wonderful weekend, because I sure as hell did! I just came back home from Animecon which took place this weekend from Saturday to Sunday and I had such a great time there!

    Most importantly, I got Spoony’s and Benzaie’s autographs and got to shake hands with them :P I also bought Mario, Toad, Yoshi and Guts (from Berserk) figures and also a Code Geass coffee mug starring C.C.

    There were also hundreds of incredible cosplays, from Cloud to Asuna and Kirito and many, many others!
    I
    also got around 250 Streetpasses there. I guess it’ll be another year before I get another Streetpass, *sigh*.
    Anyways, on the downside, I want to go back so bad it makes me a little sad :(

    • PrinceHeir

      Berserk!!

      where’s animecon at?

      • Locksus

        It was in Kuopio, Finland.

        • PrinceHeir

          ok!

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Sounds like fun times. Glad you enjoyed it!

      • Locksus

        Yeah it definitely met my expectations and I’m planning to go next year also. I went to a Final Fantasy piano concert there, which lasted about an hour and also Spoony talked about Final Fantasy and how it has lost its former greatness.
        It was really interesting.

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          That sounds like a conversation i would like to hear. Of course, I have my own opinions on that topic.

          • Locksus

            Of course. I’d love to hear your opinions on FF someday, if you happen to have the time to maybe write an article about it on Gematsu.
            It would be a great read, I’m sure :)

            • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

              Thanks. =)

              It might be tough for me to put into words. I suppose I would start with one topic.

              Like – Final Fantasy has lost its former greatness? That’s debatable, for sure, but I think discussing why so many fans have this perspective is even more so.

              I’d really love to sit down and research things, find all the information, process the development cycles at SE Japan during this generation.

              What would be even cooler? If i could actually fly out to Japan with some translators and discuss this stuff with developers at Square-Enix. That would be really cool. Someone with the funds and skills should totally do that.

  • new_tradition

    Anyone who pre-ordered SMT4 already get it? My copy came in the mail today O_o

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Looks like mine is in transit. I’ll get it tomorrow. Normal stuff.

      Looks like you got lucky and got it a bit early. Congrats! =)

      • new_tradition

        Heh, thanks. I actually haven’t started it yet, though I wonder if it’s safe to register it on Club Nintendo without it looking suspicious…

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          I don’t think it would really matter. It’s already Tuesday in many time zones. 1 am my time.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Adventure On (Western RPG) graphically looking like The Adventures of Tintin the computer animated film released in 2011 & Ark’s Voyager (JRPG)

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    How about putting Sho from Crimson Sea into Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Since i’m on the subject of guest characters appearing in video games how about Derrick Cole from Breakdown appearing in Street Fighter X Tekken.

    • Kobracon

      OMG Breakdown. What a blast from the past, I loved the game. One of the only games I thought was worth having an XBox for.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Break Wind a.k.a Wind Breaker a racing game.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Violence Breaker

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Contact Fight a fighting game.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Wii specs i would have preferred
    CPU: Intel Pentium D 945 3.4GHz Dual Core 4MB L2 Cache
    GPU: ATI Radeon X1900 XTX 512MB GDDR3 650MHz
    RAM: 512MB
    Storage: 20GB HDD

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Wishful Thinking
    Titles i would love to see be ported to the PlayStation 3
    Dead Rising
    The Last Remnant
    Infinite Undiscovery
    A PlayStation 3 title i would like to see get a Trophy patch
    Eternal Sonata

    • AdamBoy64

      Man, I really liked Infinite Undiscovery. Like really.
      Sure it had it’s flaws, but it was really good.

      It will never happen (as the publisher/co-publisher is Microsoft) but I always felt like it would make an insane port to Vita.

  • Guest

    Wishful Thinking No.2
    Eternal Sonata for the PlayStation 3 to get a trophy patch.

    • AdamBoy64

      Another great game for PS3. One of my favourites. I really enjoyed the new content they put in – especially the increased difficulty.

    • McPoo

      How come there’s no trophies for it? :S

      It’s on 360 as well so I’d have thought it’d just have the achievements changed to trophies.

      • AdamBoy64

        Yes, that’s a good point. I think it was released before the PS3 had trophies. Pretty early on in it’s lifespan.

      • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

        It was ported over to the PS3 and just missed the mandatory trophy requirement. The trophy requirement went into effect a few months after if my memory serves.

        It’s especially lame, because, like you mentioned, the 360 version has achievements. It wouldn’t have been much work to use those and add a few new ones for the PS3 version.

  • Guest

    The Renault 5 GT Turbo kind of reminds me of an NES.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    If the NES could transform into an automobile i would imagine it would be seen as a Renault 5 GT Turbo.

  • Guest

    Tales of Felis catus
    Tales of Canis lupus familiaris

  • Elvick

    Mutant Mudds will come to PS Vita (and PS3). :D And potentially PS4.

    Didn’t really play much on my 3DS, but I’m looking forward to playing it on my Vita.
    http://www.thesixthaxis.com/2013/07/18/another-indie-game-heads-to-vita-and-ps3/

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Since i’m banging on about guest characters appearing in video games how about throwing Syd from Quantum Theory weaponless into Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      Hey, mate. Stop spamming the comments. I removed all your 40-something few-word comments from this thread. Next time, keep it all in a single comment.

  • AdamBoy64

    Couldn’t you.. um… when you have more to say, just edit your previous post and add more in, rather than posting again?

    Might just help things be a bit neater.