Open Forum #075 (Redux)
posted on 12.20.13 at 06:29 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our seventy-fifth Open Forum is open for discussion (again).

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.

Discuss away.

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  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    It’s come to this, unfortunately.

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      Very lame.

      • bloodiOS

        Just curious but is there any alternative to Disqus? I mean, given how these problems popped up rather more often lately than one would expect, perhaps it’s about time to switch to something else and wait for Disqus to stabilize again?

        • LordKaiser

          If you don’t see Kotaku or any website with this issue… This may be another thing.

          • bloodiOS

            Hm… true enough…

        • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

          We might have to start looking for something.

          It’s some kind of glitch with Disqus. We haven’t changed anything here. The comments get stuck on an infinite loading loop or something, which results in them never actually loading up.

          • bloodiOS

            What’s I’m wondering about is why just us? We haven’t heard anything about any other site experiencing the same problem. I don’t know, man, something just seems weird, like someone is screwing around with us (or maybe I chucked down too much NyQuil…)

            • Nice Boat

              It’s not just you apparently. Siliconera’s open thread has been kind of dead this evening.

              • bloodiOS

                Wow, wonderful Disqus… wonderful…

                • Nice Boat

                  We decided to hide in twitter while Disqus went to get treatment

                  • bloodiOS

                    Do they even have a clue what’s going on? Seriously, this has never happened prior to their recent revision.

                    • Nice Boat

                      I remember some months ago we had the same problems. However, it’s been more frequent recently since it already happened to Siliconera and Gematsu in the same day. Let’s hope Google+ isn’t trying to buy Disqus O_o

                    • bloodiOS

                      Yeah, imagine this happening and oh man, a lot of people will lose their shits.

    • DarkLegacy

      I see that the comments were taking too long to load up?

  • bloodiOS

    Awesome!

  • bloodiOS

    These glorious Skyrim babes mods… (uh, might be NSFW)

    http://bbs1.ruliweb.daum.net/gaia/do/ruliweb/detail/pc/read?bbsId=G001&itemId=9804&articleId=6508927http://bbs1.ruliweb.daum.net/gaia/do/ruliweb/detail/pc/41/read?bbsId=G001&itemId=9804&articleId=6511416

  • LordKaiser

    If this goes down then maybe someone is behind this.

  • bloodiOS

    Check out Sunrider!

    http://kck.st/1gdd92y

    Now, the campaign is currently in a pretty good shape so it’s not it’s starving for backers for anything. However, since it’s going to be available for free once finished, I just thought it might be worth checking it out and keeping an eye on it even if you don’t feel like pledging for the project.

  • bloodiOS

    Calling 新阿修羅(ShinAsura)! Regarding the 456MB update for Drag-On Dragoon 3, I would still like to know whether or not did it inform you what that particular update is about? Also, how big is the mandatory install?

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=736423

    Ninja Gaiden IV is going to be a thing, as if there was any doubt.

    • bloodiOS

      Here’s hoping that it’s going to be a next-gen title, because holy crap! The performance of NG3 was absolutely horrible on all platforms.

      • Xaltmas

        Here’s hoping that it’s actually a good game this time. Razor’s Edge at least gives the impression that Team Ninja understood that they messed up big time with NG3.

        • bloodiOS

          So, many hopes riding on that 4? (Isn’t it an unlucky number though *LOL*)

          • Xaltmas

            Doesn’t it represent death or something in Japanese culture?

            It’s fitting for Ninja Gaiden, at least.

            • bloodiOS

              Here’s hoping it won’t mean the death of the franchise.

    • $18114340

      Love is over. Metal Gear Rising was the REAL Ninja Gaiden 3 to me.

      • Xaltmas

        As much as I love Revengeance, it isn’t a sufficient replacement for Ninja Gaiden, at least for me. It’s just not the same.

        Either Team Ninja has to get their shit together (fingers crossed) or Itagaki has to come out of hiding with his project (which is rumored to have finally found a publisher).

        • $18114340

          Did you happen to play the Sigma series? I’m asking because even though I don’t own an Xbox, having played a bit of the original NGII and seen comparison videos to Sigma 2, it’s made me realize just how much they changed for the worse in the PS3 versions.

          • Xaltmas

            Yeah, I’ve played both Sigma titles. While they are both inferior to Black and II, I don’t believe they are the “worst games evar” that some hardcore fans claim they are.

            When held on their own, I think they are pretty solid action games, and they are leagues better than NG3.

  • EX+

    Well, I was just watching Persona 4 The Animation and you know the King’s Game event? Well, in the episode I was watching Rise suggesting spooning with Narukami.
    And Narukami himself seems drunk as hell.
    Aside from that… oh my god how I wish I was in his position. Aside from the drinking part.

    • bloodiOS

      Narukami is the only reason I consider any game that uses his name as non-canon to P4. As much as I like Sir-Swag-A-Lot, I just can’t take him as the definitive P4 MC. Well, as least Narukami is better Souji Seta…

      • EX+

        In the end he really is supposed to be the swag master. In my views anyway.

      • $18114340

        Don’t you mean “Sister Complex Kingpin Yu” Narukami?

        http://youtu.be/34cR3uaw7FQ

        • EX+

          Holy crap! He’s angry!

        • Pyrofrost

          Lawl, absolutely unforgettable.

      • Pyrofrost

        I personally only felt he was like that in the anime. In P4A he wasn’t really personified in that manner, imo.

  • Skerj

    Well, I just got a 3DS so now I can finally play SMT IV. Since there seems to be a lack of Metroidvania games in cartridge form compared to the DS, any on the eShop I should be aware of?

    • $18114340

      I believe the Shantae game is supposed to be a Metroidvania-style game. It’s either the 3DS one or the DSi one (there are two games).

  • EX+

    As you could see in the first P4D trailer, Narukami is kinda crusty when it comes to dancing. What’s Yosuke gonna do? This:http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/GifGuide/dancing/280sw007883.gif

    • Charlie

      That’s pretty much how I look on the dance floor when I hit the clubs.

      • EX+

        Lol, I put on the super swag move!

        • Charlie

          LOL! I’m honestly a horrible dancer. That bloke in the gif would look good if he danced near me.

          • EX+

            I’m pretty crusty at dancing too…. lol.
            But hey, the girls still come running! B-)

            • Charlie

              Well, in my case, they run in the opposite direction.

              • EX+

                You seem like a nice guy. No reason to run.
                Just be cool.

                • Charlie

                  Haha thanks man. However, I don’t think the nice guy thing works for many girls.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    Been playing Drag On Dragoon 3 / Drakengard 3 for a couple hours now, it’s really fun. I really like these types of games

    • Pyrofrost

      Very glad to hear you are enjoying it!

      I am loving Shin Gundam Musou. I don’t know if you caught what I said about it before the other Open Forum locked up.

    • bloodiOS

      Regarding its 456MB update that you mentioned before, I would like to know whether or not did it inform you what that particular update is about? How big is the game’s mandatory install? Also, how’s the loading times in the game (instantaneous, short, long, or just drag on forever)?

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        There wasn’t anything posted about the patch, I put the disc in and it said update to 1.01 and which took a long time then the game data install took awhile. The game install data is 5064 MB

        Load times vary, none are short, more medium

        • Charlie

          How is the soundtrack? I’m willing to bet that it’s nothing short of amazing.

        • bloodiOS

          Ah, thank you! How’s the performance of the game? Do you notice any noticeable plummet in frame rate or does screen-tearing ever escalate to an obtrusive level?

  • Zuhri69

    HI people, I just got my PS4!!!

  • Xaltmas

    I want an HD version of Senran Kagura Burst for PSN/XBLA/eShop/whatever. I’m having a blast with the game, but holy shit. 3DS is cramping my hands up like crazy.

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/b90af9e34e5d0502c64a2b4e683d6505/tumblr_mw79ry7eWs1rjwa86o1_500.gif

    • Pyrofrost

      I really hope Burst did well enough for XSeed to justify doing Shinovi Versus

      • Xaltmas

        I’d be surprised if they didn’t. It’ll probably be another DD-only release, though.

        Which I’d be fine with. Handheld games with such risque content are probably pretty risky to sell at retail.

        • Pyrofrost

          Well, the only thing that would really be the problem with that is what’s on the cover; and there isn’t anything risque there.

          I do see why XSeed went digital with it though. Only niche gamers on the internet really cried for its release, and doing so digitally minimizes the resources. I purchased it as well, so I would definitely feel good knowing my buy contributed.

          I really don’t mind buying digital. I prefer retail, but digital is fine.

  • bloodiOS

    What the heck happened to Edge of Twilight (the home console game) anyway? It keeps getting delayed and delayed and delayed… man, it might just turn to vaporware at this rate…

    • Charlie

      I hope not. Edge of Twilight looks promising.

  • bloodiOS

    Is it really possible for Bayonetta 2 to be rendered natively at 1080p on Wii U when The Wonderful 101 is reportedly rendered natively at 720p with frame rate plummeting during many occasions?

    • EX+

      Well, sometimes, it depends on the dev.
      But I wouldn’t be surprised if Platinum announced it was native 720p.

    • $18114340

      Who said it was possible? I’m having trouble believing it. But I also don’t think the games are very comparable. I think it’s more likely that the game will be in 720p at 60fps.

      • bloodiOS

        SiliconEra cited 1080p numerous times:

        http://www.siliconera.com/2013/09/06/bayonetta-2-is-sexier-faster-and-more-badass-than-its-predecessor/

        • $18114340

          The claims are dubious and subject to dispute. One guy in the comments claims that Platinum confirmed 720p (no source, natch). Another person who played the demo says that a representative told him it was in 1080p, but did not confirm whether or not it was upscaled.

          Back to the original comparison, however, W101 has a LOT of little things happening on-screen at once, which I’d imagine is CPU-intensive (a bunch of units running around on the screen doing different things at once) — a particular bottleneck the Wii U is known to have. On the other hand, from the footage I’ve seen Bayonetta 2’s action tends to take place in smaller more confined areas (what we’ve been shown so far, at least), where you move from one gameplay segment to the next.

          The Wii U’s GPU is reportedly the hardware’s stronger point in comparison to its other processing power. So I do think it’s plausible that Bayonetta 2 could run at 1080p60 while W101 does not. It could also be that W101 was targeted for 720p far earlier in its production and they didn’t budge from this target for release, while they may have started with a different target for Bayo 2. We also don’t know how consistently Bayo 2 handles its frame rate throughout the entire game. So we’ll see.

  • Charlie

    Has anyone got any recommendations for great video game OSTs? I recently bought the OSTs of Wild Arms, Katamari Damacy, We <3 Katamari and Siren Blood Curse.

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      NIER.

      Can’t recommend it enough.

      • Charlie

        I love NieR’s music as well. Hence why I bought the CD a few months ago :)

    • bloodiOS

      Personally, I think the soundtracks of Malicious is pretty good.

    • Budgiecat

      Hokuto no Ken
      JJBAAll Star Battle
      TMNT Tournament Fighters

    • Elvick

      Nier
      Ni no Kuni

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹
    • bloodiOS

      It's still processing 720/1080p

      Wait, does the game output to 720p or 1080p?

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Dam i didn’t read the box and encoded at 1080

        It’s 720p

        • bloodiOS

          Ah, that’s good. For a moment there, I thought the game is one of those titles that automatically output its signal to 1080p when it shouldn’t.

    • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

      That’s an awful lotta blood.

  • Xaltmas

    Your top 3 most wanted localizations?

    Onechanbara Z Kagura (PS3/360)
    Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus (Vita)
    Hatsune Miku Project Diva F 2nd (Vita/PS3)

    • new_tradition

      Final Fantasy Type-0 for PSP
      Persona 2: Eternal Punishment for PSP
      Gyakuten Kenji 2 for DS

      EDIT: Those were the first three that came to mind, but I want waaaaaaay more things to come over >_>

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Oh crap I forgot P2EP… well… crap. Oh well.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Good call, I’m pissed that Gyakuten Kenji 2 never came out.

    • Pyrofrost

      I promise I’m not trolling or anything, but:

      Ryu ga Gotoku 1 & 2 HD (PS3)
      Ryu ga Gotoku 5 (PS3)
      Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin (PS3/4)

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Based on those names… Yakuza?

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah. I have them in Japanese, and I am getting Ishin; but those are ones I would happily double dip on.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            I only asked because you used the Japanese title and I was like… what? Heh.

            • Pyrofrost

              Oh, np :p

            • Kobracon

              Yeah “Like a Dragon” prolly doesn’t sound that appealing to the west, so it became Yakuza.

              • Budgiecat

                Worked fine for Bruce Lee:

                Return of the Dragon
                Enter the Dragon

    • HarryHodd

      You forgot Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki

      • Xaltmas

        I’m not a fan of that series.

        • HarryHodd

          Ok well here’s my 3:

          Yakuza: Ishin (PS3)
          Legend of Heroes: Sen no Kiseki (PS3)
          Tales of Vesperia (PS3)

    • bloodiOS
    • DesmaX

      Battle Princess of Arcadias (PS3)
      Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PC)
      Sol Trigger (PSP)

      Honestly, I can’t think of many JP games I want that weren’t already announced for western release

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Type-fucking 0
      Type-fucking 0
      Type-fucking 0

      In all seriousness though. Type-0 is definitely on there. I want too many though so it is hard to pick a top 3. Should they be ones we don’t expect to get a localization or not? I would assume so. So uh… along with Type-0 I guess either the Tales of games for Vita or well… no… Type-0 and the two Vita Tales of games.

    • kirby755

      Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus
      Tales of innonence/Hearts R (Both)
      Fairy Fencer F

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        That’s 4, you cheater.

        • kirby755

          Well sue me they both a hard choice to choose from.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            lol Ok. *brings in lawyers* ^^

            • kirby755

              O_O *sits down* Welp looks like I screwed up again lol.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                I will take my monies now. lol I keed.

                • Kobracon

                  OBJECTION!

    • MosquitoLemon

      Renegade Remake (nekketsu kouha special for 3DS)
      Type 0
      P2:EP

      Also, wtf, Gundam VS. Seriously, I buy every Gundamn game that comes out over here, not importing by a damn sight though.

    • Nice Boat

      *Type 0
      *Sengoku Basara 4
      *JStars Victory

    • Budgiecat

      Yakuza 5
      Type Zero
      J-Stars

    • http://twitter.com/GNPixie Lynx

      Kishin Hishou Demonbane (PC)
      SRW OG: Masoukishin (PS3/ Vita)
      Super Heroine Senki (PS3/Vita)

      Sigh.

    • Kobracon

      Yakuza 5
      Type Zero
      Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus

    • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

      • Yakuza 5
      • Sengoku Basara 4
      • Yakuza Ishin, I guess? Maybe a SRW game.

    • Elvick

      Final Fantasy: Type-0
      Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
      Tales of Hearts R

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      Ace Combat 3 (preferably in true HD).

      Just that, a PROPER localization this time, not some cut down neutered version with most of the story removed. Sorry, but that does NOT count. (I own both versions and the amount of story missing from the US version is disgraceful).

      I want the full AC3 translated experience ‘with nowt taken out’, damn it!!!!! >__>

  • new_tradition

    I’ve been missing my Open Forum fix *_*

    I got to the final boss of SMT Persona SEBEC Route Good Ending, but I wasn’t quite able to beat it. After going at it three times (including traveling and getting into random encounters from the last save point to the actual boss), I just went “f*ck it” and watched the ending on youtube -_-

    That said, I found the romance revealed to be really out of the blue. I mean, I didn’t see ANYTHING in the game to indicate the character’s feelings for the MC. And on top of that, this other character that had feelings for the character with feelings for the MC ends up coming off pretty shallow to me since he’s hung up on the “ideal version” of her (explaining this without spoiling anything is really hard, lol).

    The ending was surprisingly cheery all things considered. I will, one day, legitimately beat the game, but I’m gonna start on the Snow Queen route and see how far I get before rage-quitting, lol. I heard it’s pretty hard T.T

    Truthfully, I just wanna hurry up about get through P1 so I can start on P2: Innocent Sin. Still deciding on buying the PS1 version of Eternal Punishment off PSN or not since I’m still sore over the PSP version won’t come over, but we’ll see…

    After that, I’ll finally (FINALLY) beat The Answer in P3:FES, and start on P4:Arena.

    I originally wanted to tackle my backlog in terms of systems, from oldest to newer, but I might go at it in terms of series instead. If I get through all them Persona games, I can tackle the other SMT games I got.

    Hopefully I can stick with this *fist pump*

    • MosquitoLemon

      Ughh, I could not get through SMT1. It is just not my game… P2IS is great though, one of the only RPGs I actually did a full playthrough of in recent years. Really pissed that the PSP version of EP wasn’t released in the US, but that’s life.

      • new_tradition

        It’s life but I’m pouty, lol >3>

        I kind of wish they at least did Tatsuya’s scenario from EP and sold it for 5 bucks or something off PSN. There’s a great translation for it online somewhere, but still…

        Glad to hear IS is good. Even as a PSP remake, P1 just felt so barebones to me. I guess that’s the nature of dungeon crawlers, but I wasn’t really enjoying the game anymore.

  • Nice Boat

    Jeez, I still didn’t even get to Dragon Quest 8’s second half. I got
    to the west continent but I am getting my ass kicked a lot. How come the
    game’s best weapon is a boomerang?

    Also, I watched on old movie by Gundam’s director, Ideon Be Invoked.
    God the director must have been possessed by the devil or something
    considering there is so much violence that I invented a drinking game in
    which you take a shot everytime somebody dies. What’s more hilarious is
    that the theme song sounds too friendly. A trap

    • MosquitoLemon

      Ha, yeah, I’ve heard a lot about Ideon but never watched it. Apparently the director has periods of horrible depression where he makes stuff like that, then goes back to happy stuff.

    • Budgiecat

      watch Zambot 3

  • Pyrofrost

    I fucking LOVE Char Aznable!

    • Nice Boat

      Quattro Bajeena is better

      • Pyrofrost

        (Ignoring the fact that they are the same person). I would have to agree. I can’t wait to have the Hyaku Shiki unlocked in this game!

        • Nice Boat

          *spits drink* They are the same person!? XD

          What game? Shin Musou?

          • Pyrofrost

            Aye, that’s the one ^_^

        • MrBoko

          That hyaku shikis a beast on the last games

          • Pyrofrost

            It was definitely a beast in the 2nd, which was the best Gundam Musou till this one, imo

      • MosquitoLemon

        Lt Quattro is a Char tho

  • blank059

    I recenty got th Devil May Cry HD collection, the retail PS3 version. Are there any bugs or graphical issues with the collection that weren’t there in the original PS2 versions of the games? Also is the European version censored compared to the NA version?

  • DesmaX

    Alright, reached the 1st half of the Dungeon Survival in Guided Fate Paradox.

    Since I’ve been recording my run, let me see how much time I took to get there.

    4 hours. Godammit

  • LordKaiser

    PSO2 Report:

    http://bumped.org/psublog/category/phantasy-star-online-2/

    On last update we got a new opening Intro for the game that adds the new race and class. We got a New tower defense e-quest with a new boss monster and new enemies that of course that means new equipment.

    4 PAs where added: 2 for Bow and 2 for the Katana for the Braver class making it stronger and relevant.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0c8S-iBGPrM

    And this is our new intro.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVbJTftWJqU

    • shogunknight

      I need to update this game, ive been left way behind. Havent played it in about a month

      Edit: SHIT! theres even an exp boost time table?……Updating now

      • LordKaiser

        I failed this e-quest just now. It’s very hard and teamwork is required unlike other quests in this game. Language barrier has a detrimental effect here. Lucky I have a team but sadly they where in full rooms as I arrived late.

        Another update comes the 25 and another on January.

        And yes boost events are very common in this game now especially near huge updates and events. That website is a good one to track them. Here is the other one I use:

        http://pso2.swiki.jp/

        And here is one that is not updated often but is easier to navigate and it’s in English:

        http://pso2.cirnopedia.info/index.php#nav

  • bloodiOS

    Ookami no Kuchi: Wolfsmund… I never thought there would a non-hentai manga that could infuriate me this much. Fucking Wolfram! Arrgghh!!!

    • HighBrowDrifter

      “Wolfsmund”? That means wolf mouth in my language…..Japanese and their obsession for German….(; ̄д ̄)

      • Budgiecat

        They’re still salty they lost the war and couldn’t interbreed with Germans to get Germasian Anime people

        • HighBrowDrifter

          Lol….God dammit, I could be Germasian now!

      • bloodiOS

        *LOL* Here’s the thing: “ookami no kuchi” also translates to wolf’s mouth.

        • HighBrowDrifter

          Funny how “okami” (without the extra o) is essentially o= honorific/respectful prefix, and kami= spirit/god….Once you add the extra o, you’ll get wolf? Tondemonai!

  • HarryHodd

    Jump Fiesta? Will we see Tales of Zesteria and Persona 5?

    • EX+

      Tales of Zestiria is almost guaranteed to be there. Persona 5? Maybe.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Tales of will be there, though I thought I heard that it is was just going to be the same trailer we already saw for it. I doubt P5 will be there, but I can hope.

  • bloodiOS

    So, folks, who do you think is a suitable candidate to voice Zero (from Drakengard 3) in the localized version of the game? And say, how would you feel if Square Enix decided to have Laura Bailey voice Zero?

  • Xaltmas

    Just got Killer is Dead. I hope it satisfies.

    • bloodiOS

      If you yearn for screen-tearing, it will surely satisfy.

      • Xaltmas

        I don’t think anyone plays Grasshopper games expecting any level of technical prowess.

    • Kobracon

      Don’t expect to understand the story at least.

      • Xaltmas

        I gave up on that once the guy in the crazy gold outfit who lives on the moon started talking about soft-boiled eggs.

        • z_merquise

          It’s because *spoilers!!!*.

          Just keep on playing the game. Like every Grashopper games, it got full of surprises. And weird wackiness.

    • almostautumn

      Favorite game of 2013. Truly underrated: western sensibilities and their amazing ability to judge a game by everything other than its gameplay.
      As for the story, treat it no different than Killer7 and No More Heroes, but together. Its both self-aware and 100% allegorical. It might seem nonsensical and overwhelming, but just take it slow. More important, have fun dissecting it: that’s always been my favorite part with Suda 51 games, whether the “point” of Killer7, the representations of NMH characters, etc etc.

  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹
    • bloodiOS

      Aw… now I really want to have this game… Square Enix better hurry the hell up with that localization.

      • MrBoko

        Gahhhhhh! I can’t bear to look at the trailers to that game, it only makes me wanna play it even more. They seriously need a release date cuz the anticipation is killing me!!

    • Budgiecat

      Dailymotion…..the ‘new’ alternative to Youtube and it’s suckiness policies…

      • LordKaiser

        Classic Game Room left Youtube for it not long ago.

        • Budgiecat

          I know. That was shocking.

          AngryJoe made some good suggestions to fix things…but I know Youtube doesn’t give a crap.

          Funny how all of a sudden Youtube and Viacom and other corporations (and illegal false flaggers) gives a crap…now that people have an idea of just how much these uploaders are making (Pewdiepie) due to sites like Socialblade.com

    • HarryHodd

      Thanks it looked great. I just pre-ordered too. :)

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Nice and you’re welcome ^ ^

    • new_tradition

      Just started watching it. Thanks for the upload, that opening CG was hilarious. Zero’s VA sounds great (I hope they find someone equally awesome for the English dub for her and the rest of the cast :3). Gameplay looks very reminiscent of NieR, so I think I’ll have fun with it ^^

      Hmm? What the..? Mikhail sounds very mature O_O

      So then…

      ..!

      Omg, my poor baby! ;_;

      And omg, already an epic clash with those characters, haha. This is awesome xD

      • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

        Glad you liked it and you’re welcome ^ ^

      • bloodiOS

        After watching the gameplay video, I’m now dead set on gruesomely murdering those bitches.

        • new_tradition

          Two and Four seem nice enough, but their loyalty still lies with One over Zero it seems…

          Ahhh..I’m getting hyped >.<

          • bloodiOS

            For all their talks, they seem to have no problem seeing Zero’s arm blown off and One laughing at her later on… I’ll be sure to kill them good.

  • LordKaiser

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r56XwTGidsU They do live action of everything.

    • Budgiecat

      Didn’t this come out already? When is it dropping to Blu Ray/DVD?
      And when is Captain Harlock coming to DVD as well?

      And when is the Saint Seiya CGI movie coming out?

  • bloodiOS

    I am so looking forward to Buddy Complex!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      New anime?

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah. Airing on January 6, 2014.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Interesting… the trailer is odd though it is like yah school, cute girl, MECHA dsk;lsdkds. Cute girl is also piloting a mech! Woo! xD

  • Budgiecat
  • MosquitoLemon

    For US Steam users, FFVII is 4 dollars right now. Even 16 years later, the game is not all that much of a slog as some older JRPG (FFVIII included). You too can enjoy the wonky translation that captured our hearts, for only 4 dollars.

  • bloodiOS

    So, I was browsing around the PlayStation Store on a whim and happened to notice something interesting:

    • [VITA] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster Twin Pack (6.6GB)
    • [PS3] Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster (22.9GB)

    That difference in size!

    • Budgiecat

      yeah i noticed that earlier

      Also….CC2 put up 2 free DLC outfits for Jotaro and Polnereff for JJBA ASB. Free until Jan 9th. Based on these outfits

      http://i.imgur.com/nsDsO1P.jpg

      Seems theyre not done yet after all with the DLC

      • bloodiOS

        They might never be done *LOL*

        • Budgiecat

          Well part IV & VI Jotaro outfits are still missing….

  • bloodiOS

    News just in, SiliconEra’s Open Thread has encountered the same “endless loading” issue as our original Open Forum 75. Disqus needs to sort their shits out, confirmed?!

    Source:

    http://gematsu.com/2013/12/open-forum-075-redux#comment-1172385815

  • bloodiOS

    E, F, H… which CALL should I vote for?

    • Nice Boat

      F is the one I like the most. However, I think E kind of fits more with Mighty No. 9

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      E. F is too cutesy and H fits more of the regular Megaman games.

    • Budgiecat

      This instantly reminded me of that Megaman Legends III open voting scenario for character design…

      …then shortly after, Capcom pulled the plug >_<

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Totally. It’s pretty lazy when the company is like, “Hey, we can’t decide on this, so you should do it for us.”, lol. That’s one thing was frustrating me about MML3. They let the fans control the character designs and shit instead of just deciding it for themselves.

        Now, some of you are probably wondering, “Why don’t you want the fans to have a say in the matter? Aren’t they making the game for us?” and I’d agree with you to an extent, but… A lot of the time, you do NOT want to leave decisions to a fandom because you can get some pretty awful results. Every fanbase ever, since the beginning of time, always has a group of individuals that pretty much turn your favorite anime, game, movie, etc. into shit with their ideals.

        So yeah… I’d much rather leave it to the hands of the company behind the work than hand it over to the fans, that’s for sure.

        • Budgiecat

          Yeah I remember when TOSE of Bandai did that with Dragonball GT: The Final Bout, asking fans in V Jump what characters they’d like in the PS1 game and then we got like 20 Gokus and mostly Z characters -_-

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Yeah… The support characters always get overshadowed by the guys riding the main character’s dick, lol.

    • Sae-Won Yoon

      Reminds me of those Base A.I’s from E.X Troopers

      You (probably) know the ones.

      • Budgiecat

        no surprise there….they probably reused the design assets from MML III for E.X. Troopers when it got scrapped..

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Lol no

          I’ve got E.X. Troopers and these designs don’t resemble the characters at all. Just because it’s all animu, futuristic, and relatable to Capcom doesn’t mean it resembles E.X. Troopers.

    • Willgaea

      Didn’t F win the contest months ago? I voted for E, but both E and H have dumb ass feet.

    • LordKaiser

      F as it looks more like Roll and Ciel or else E. For me H is a bit duller.

  • bloodiOS

    Apparently, CyberFront is done for:

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=736792

    I hope they can get Tokyo New World Record: Operation Abyss out first…

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Alright, guys. Let’s hope this Open Forum stays open this time. Good to see everyone back.

    http://i.minus.com/ibzmIBNbxe5Pty.gif

    • Budgiecat

      Please travel to Japan and tell NamcoBandai to make a 3rd person Legend of Galactic Heroes open world game with the gameplay of Mass Effect, Colony Wars and No Man’s Sky and cel shaded graphics rivaling that of Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign.

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        That would be a terrible idea. I’d have more fun with a Musou game and running around as Schenkopp the whole time =3=

        Just bring me a new RTS for PC and I’ll be happy.

        • Budgiecat

          No that’s a terrible idea. No to stagnancy in design and low standards.

          Go to Japan now please

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

            Of course it’s a terrible idea. That was my point. I’d rather play that than what you were suggesting. Think of it as a ‘lesser of the evils’.

            Still… It would only be acceptable to make LOGH a RTS or S-RPG game.

            • Budgiecat

              NO I meant YOUR idea of keeping them as boring low brow yet another run of the mill RTS is a terrible idea. They’ve been doing that for 20 years.
              And Schenkopp running around inside enemy bases chopping people with axes would be part of the gameplay. Stop thinking inside the box.

              Also once I saw a LoGH Pachislot game on Youtube with 3D cel shaded graphics and the main characters interacting and walking around inside their ships so that gave me the idea.

              This would be a game of epic proportions that would be a Mass Effect killer and bring back epic space combat to consoles (yeah fuck PC), and bridge the gap of people who don’t know about LoGH and people who have sworn off Japanese games for being uninspired low budget shovelware

              So go. Tell them to make the game I have in mind. Do something.

              • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

                By your logic, Super Robot Wars should be a rhythm game or something. I’d prefer that to stay as S-RPG material. We saw Infinite Battle and it was basically shit on top of more shit, lol. Also, bringing up Pachislot games is a terrible example since they make Pachislot games for ANY series (even something like Ashita no Joe which is about boxing :p).

                So yeah… It definitely isn’t a bad idea to keep LOGH as a RTS title since that’s what it does best. You know the old saying, “If it isn’t broke, don’t fix it.”, right? Well, some things are obviously an exception to this rule and need to be broken down to be reconstructed in order to be fixed, but this isn’t one of them.

                • Budgiecat

                  SRW started as a game first. LoGH is an Anime.

                  There’s a difference.

                  Plus, even SRW has tried different things (a rail shooter, a fighter, a beat em up and yes an RTS) I def wouldn’t mind a SRW Musou or SRW VS

                  So just like that franchise, I’m all for devs trying different ideas now and then. Instead of being stagnant and lazy. Its called being creative. Thats what creators do: be creative. Key word create. Not stagnate.

                  Now go and demand what I said

  • bloodiOS

    So, what happened to Open Forum this week? We’re losing steam or something? Where are all the regular posters?

    • Elvick

      More to do with disqus fucking up.

      This is redux, so I assume the last one locked up like #074 did.

      Plus I don’t see my previous comment. So, safe assumption.

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, it really sucks earlier on. Oh well, here’s hoping there won’t be anything like that happening again.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    So, I’ve been taking a break from FFXIV: ARR for over a month now and decided to get back into Wizardry Online instead since I hadn’t played it in a while and they added a few new classes since then. Here’s a recent screenshot I took while exploring a dungeon I wasn’t exactly prepared for at my current level, but I went there anyway to explore :p

    Probably not the best idea in a game that has permadeath as a feature, but hey… Nothing ventured, nothing gained, right?

    • Budgiecat

      yes. bring this to PS4 please

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Not worth it, lol. Just give me a new digital release on PSN to continue the franchise.

        • Budgiecat

          PSN = PS4

  • HighBrowDrifter

    EVERYONE! Tearaway is only $17.99 in the US/CANADA. Flash sale on psn!

    • bloodiOS

      Link to the PlayStation Store:

      https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/cid=UP9000-PCSA00144_00-TEARAWAY0TRIAL00

      • HighBrowDrifter

        Hah! Good teamwork.

    • new_tradition

      That reminds me, have PS Vita memory cards become a little more cheaper? There’s great PSN/PS+ deals, but it means little if I don’t have enough space to play them, lol T.T

      I actually don’t have a Vita yet, but if I find a cheap-ish deal on boxing day, I might bite…

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Canadian?!

        • new_tradition

          Yeah ;D

      • bloodiOS

        I don’t know, the prices certainly don’t seem that appealing to me…

        http://www.amazon.ca/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2/187-4868646-0584432?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=vita%20memory%20card&sprefix=vita+me%2Caps%2C300&rh=i%3Aaps%2Ck%3Avita%20memory%20card

        • new_tradition

          Ngh!

          *bites knuckle*

  • bloodiOS

    Okay, not sure why but I am now able to see the comments of this thread once again. I thought Disqus must have done something to sort out the issue but since Open Forum 74 hasn’t shown any improvement, I guess this is just dumb luck?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Was that ever screwed up? I guess it must’ve been… also the commenting box thing just didn’t focus earlier and now it is…

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, that thread was the first one ever on this site that I’ve seen this happening, so yeah, not sure what’s going on.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Oh wait it is still not focusing……. whatever. Anyways yah it is just Disqus being fucked up like usual. The developers that work for Disqus must be stupid as hell. Almost as stupid as Youtube’s… >_>

          • Budgiecat

            Youtube is so horrible. You can’t even read past replies as soon as you click the persons name to see it, it opens up a new webpage of the same page you’re on. what the fuck is that…good lord..

            • bloodiOS

              There used to be an option where you can right-click and choose to view all comments on a new page. Now they took it away! Dafuq?!

              • Budgiecat

                This must be part of that social media terrorism Kojima was alluding to in MGS4…

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Anonymous is a thing…

                  • Budgiecat

                    But what is a man?

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I… seem to not get (or remember) the reference…

                    • Budgiecat

                      O_o

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Should I get (or remember) it? Usually I am good with remembering things (and having premonitions (trust me it is a real thing I am not crazy)).

                    • Budgiecat

                      If you value your gamer cred license….yes

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      It’s from Castlevania (no thanks to you). I never liked those games, that is why I don’t get it.

                    • Budgiecat

                      I didn’t want to make it easy for you

                    • bloodiOS

                      …but a miserable pile of secrets?

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      It’s clearly something on Disqus’s side. Let’s hope they are figuring out what’s wrong.

  • Budgiecat
  • Elvick

    The Ratchet & Clank endless runner that connects with Into the Nexus is out for those interested.
    iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/ratchet-clank-btn/id779657007?mt=8
    Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.playstation.ratchetnexus

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Wo… no I don’t fucking care.

      • Budgiecat

        XD

      • Elvick

        Good for you.

        • Budgiecat

          he’s concerned and annoyed because the mobile phone gaming movement is really putting a potential damper on the evolution of console gaming…

          • shogunknight

            Nah, i dont think it will. Not anytime soon, I think mobile game journalists say things like these just to try to make AAA and indies make their games on smartphones.

            • Budgiecat

              You do realize games like Puzzle & Dragons and Candy Crush make anywhere from 1 to 3 million a day.
              That sort of thing would kinda demotivate any developer from wanting to invest millions into a console game vs just a few thousand for a mobile game with much higher financial returns…

            • LordKaiser

              FFVI iOS happened…..

  • bloodiOS

    So, next-gen ports of Dark Souls II… think it’s gonna happen?

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Nope.

      • bloodiOS

        So many people seems so convinced of that though. With the existence of the PC version, porting the game over to next-gen platforms will be a cinch and that would seem like something Scamco would do, or so they think… me, I just hope From Software would work on a true next-gen Souls once this game is released.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I don’t see it happening. A next-gen Souls game is fine though.

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      I hope

  • bloodiOS

    So,… think this is going to be any good?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjKO10hKtYw&hd=1

  • bloodiOS

    Minecraft is $19.99 on PSN… yeah, no, I’ll only pick it up at $9.99, thank you.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      PC version. o.o

      • bloodiOS

        I’d usually avoid PC if I can help it.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Psh you. Sandbox is best on PC everything else can suck it.

          • bloodiOS

            Good for you.

    • $18114340

      considering the amount of content that should keep you occupied for ages, I’d say $19.99 is a fair deal. If you’re looking to snatch the game up at $9.99 it shows you’re not really interested in it anyway. The PC version is even more expensive than that, and while it’s definitely the more versatile version it’s still probably not a bad shake to get it for twenty on PSN if you were actually interested in the game.

      I don’t have much faith in PSN to hold a sale on a game that just came out very soon.

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, I wasn’t even a slightest bit interested in the game at all prior to it being announced for PS3. I might buy it just to see how much I would like it but I’m not about to pay $20 for an experiment.

        • DesmaX

          You can try the demo then. It shows the game quite nicely

    • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

      My little cousin wants me to get it and play with him. But if I get it, I’d rather get the PS4 version. Unfortunately, Mojang hasn’t said whether the PlayStation versions will be cross-buy, so I’d rather not pick up the PlayStation 3 version quite yet.

      • bloodiOS

        That totally slipped my mind. Yeah, now that you mention it, I think it would be better for me to pick it up after I’ve gotten myself a PS4.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    C-c-c-combo breaker. Who saw yesterday’s episode of Kill la Kill it was crazy.

    • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

      I’ve still only watched the first episode. Heh.

    • Nightcore34

      Damn that episode was good, it was like a war.

  • Budgiecat

    So I heard Square-Enix, aka Square-Anus, aka Square-Penis just recently pulled the FF VII and FF X-2 DLC outfits in FF XIII LR from PSN and even has an in game prompt explaining so when you boot up the game….

    wonder why

    • bloodiOS

      Because it upsets the planet.

      • Budgiecat

        S-E = Shinra

        • bloodiOS

          I wonder if they’ll use that “I’m just a kid” retort once the shit hit the fan.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      “So I heard Square-Enix, aka Square-Anus, aka Square-Penis” there is your answer.

  • shogunknight

    For the MMO gamers, i want to ask. How many MMOs/Online only games can you play/take at a time. Seeing as were going to have quite a lot of them, it may not be easy to even split times on them. For example: We already have
    FFIV:ARR (Stopped for a while to catch up on others….) Planetside2 (this game is seriously dealing with my pc), Tera, Hawken, Blacklight Retribution, Phantasy Star Online 2, C9, Warframe, Guild wars, Wizardry, Dragon Nest, Neverwinter among any others.

    Upcoming
    Division, Destiny, Deep Down, Titanfall, Kingdom Under Fire 2, Bless, Black Desert, possibly Kiritka and Black Sheep
    This is aside from the single player games on consoles & PC that have multiplayer (but those dont really count anyways)

    So many of them :(

    • Budgiecat

      I dun like MMO’s. Only ones I’ve played are FF XIV ARR and SMT Imagine and a bit of Wizardry Online.

      Theres not point to them imo. Phantasy Star Online is the best

      • shogunknight

        Nah, i wouldnt put it that way. I guess you havent played the one that you really like. I prefer single players too but most of these ones i mentioned are real fun. My problem is when they get too much. One will have to start cycling on them. PSO2 is by far one of my best too, so much content

        • Budgiecat

          I dun like all the crap on the HUD and how things get too annoyingly chaotic when there’s like a million people on the battlefield. It doesn’t look as ‘epic’ as it sounds on paper or like one would imagine like a full out war scene from a LotR movie….it just looks like a psychedelic clusterfuck. And I dont like the shoddy animation, clipping, ghosting, lack of character driven story, lack of cinematic attacks, LAG, lack of controlling a party, lack of consistent voice acting, subpar fetch questing and hunting and other sacrifices they usually make in presentation just so you can have a massive persistent world.

          That said, FF XIV ARR is still better than FF XIII…

          • shogunknight

            Well, when theres a lot of people fighting in an area it gets clustered and most times skipping (like FFXIV:ARR) but not all of them have that type of setting. Some of them may just have a town center to see friends and then levels/dungeons then have a party of about 4-8 characters at most (like C9 and Dragon nest). PSO2 on PC puts a limit of about 32 users on a stage in 4 man teams making 8 teams which is quite smart. The other games like Tera, Guild Wars 2, Neverwinter and FFXIV:ARR use worlds/server count and gamers fill it up before they now move to another server/world. I admit, it kind of makes your gameplay choppy when theres a lot of people online at the same spot but i think if the companies regulate the maximum amount of users you see at a point in time, gameplay wont be as discomforting. In terms of story, ive only followed PSO2 and FFXIV, the rest are meh. Never thought about the voice acting though

    • Hidayat246

      i just only spend little time in MMO world
      the latest i play is Dragon nest
      while maybe my next target is APB : reloaded

      • shogunknight

        Dragon nest is a very good game, the only problem is that it becomes partner dependent early into it. I play the SEA version. I think the hardest part of online only games is when you are new. My best class is the cleric, i made a crusader and saint, while for warrior i made moonlord and destroyer

        • Hidayat246

          is not hard actually
          because I have many friends who are already beat the level cap and make big guild
          they are always help me leveling but dragon nest is not my type game so i stop it in level 13 and never play again until now

    • LordKaiser

      Only 1 called PSO2 in JP servers. None of my online friends plays FFXIV so the choice was decided for me since they didn’t liked ARR and went to PSO2 from WKC2. I play on Ship#2 Ur as it have English speakers and the new e-quest requires teamwork and communication.

      • shogunknight

        It still amazes me at the constant updates SEGA keeps on pouring into that game, really good dedication. I just wished at least the vita would get a localization, pc users can get by and manage. Its a really good MMO in comparison to others out there

        • LordKaiser

          That’s because It’s on Japan but if that game where to be released here updates would be each 3 months at much. At this point I’m staying since I started on February and i already have at least 1 class at Lv.65 and i got some rare equipment. I don’t think that I can start all over from scratch without the current updates.

          • shogunknight

            Yeah, same here. My highest level is 48 for now and even though it gets localized, i dont think ill be moving to recreate a new character in the english servers

            • LordKaiser

              Even less now that i’m liking the Braver class and my new Dewman. She has a Braver Lv.50 now.

              • shogunknight

                That class deals a lot of damage. Worse when mixed with weak bullet from gunner class

                • LordKaiser

                  Braver got Buffed with the new PAs. It’s a OP class now with Vanishing Arrow, Last Nemesis and To Lit Shooter for Bow and Shunka Go Shun Run for Katana… yeah a weird name I know but it’s very strong.

    • Pyrofrost

      I would advise sticking to one if you wish to become an all-around beast and are a completionist. Doing that for one will eat up tons of your time by itself.

      If you plan to just play them casually, you can juggle a few.

      It all depends on how you wish to play.

      • shogunknight

        Yeah, i thought that too. Which is why phantasy star and FFXIV are the best choice. PSO2 is more than enough tbh

        • Pyrofrost

          Yeah, I was on FFXIV myself. It’s a great game, just very young in terms of MMOs. Right now I’m on an indefinite MMO hiatus though. xD

          Too many good single player experiences coming out for now.

          • shogunknight

            Yup, i just hope these gaming companies dont ditch single player entirely

            • Pyrofrost

              Single player is still a great business though, so it will be fine. However, due to the influence of WoW, the face of MMOs has greatly changed. They are all pretty much “themepark MMOs” now.

              You play, beat all the content quickly; then put it down till a major update or expansion. The only people who are ‘always’ playing a single MMO anymore, are people who are completionist. That’s why there are so many MMOs now and so much room to juggle them, if you are playing casually.

              None of them require the time and effort of EQ or old-school FFXI, anymore.

  • Azuardo

    If you’re interested in picking up Bravely Default, I wrote a review for it :)

    http://www.cubed3.com/review/1343/1/bravely-default-nintendo-3ds.html

    There are no story spoilers.

    Since the last OF was closed… Merry Christmas to you all again :)

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      Merry Christmas to you and everyone as well. ;)

      And damn, that’s some review! O_O Well written though.

      • Azuardo

        Thank you! That’s good to know :)

  • EX+

    Apparently, SE is showing the TGS trailer of FF15 at Jump Festa.

    • Nightcore34

      I never understand why they or any developer persists on showing stuff we’ve already seen, I think they did it at E3 as well, just showed the same tech demo.

  • Xaltmas

    Glad I only spent $20 on Killer is Dead, because it is pretty shit so far. Coming off of Rising and DmC isn’t helping either.

    • shogunknight

      Its bad? Always wanted to play it but forget about it, how bad?

      • Xaltmas

        It would probably be best for you to get multiple impressions, but personally, I’m not having much fun.

        I’ve enjoyed Lollipop Chainsaw, Shadows of the Damned and Killer7, and I’m a HUGE fan of the No More Heroes games, but Killer is Dead does nothing for me so far.

        • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

          That’s kind of odd considering it seemed like it had significantly better gameplay than Lollipop. I haven’t played KiD yet, but Lollipop bored me to death with its combat.

          Unless you’re speaking solely of the story, or something. Which, to what I hear, makes less sense than K7.

          • Xaltmas

            I’ll admit that it’s kind of weird. While Lollipop Chainsaw’s gameplay was flawed at best, the characters at least kept me interested.

            Something about Killer is Dead just seems off. It’s probably too early to completely pass judgment, but so far all it’s done is made me want to play No More Heroes.

            • http://shinsua.tumblr.com/ Shinsua

              Fair enough. I wasn’t too big on many of the characters in Lollipop, and I’ve been trying to keep myself clear of spoilers for KiD, so I can’t really make any assessments. Either way, it’s really just a matter of taste when it comes to this sort of thing. I can’t imagine that the quality gap between both games’ writing is exceedingly massive.

              Hmm hmm. Perhaps I know what I’ll pick up with some Christmas money.

            • Hidayat246

              No More Heroes 2 is the best for me
              hope for no more heroes 3

        • Pyrofrost

          I absolutely loved Lollipop, it was like playing through a 70s~80s “teenie bopper” flick

  • z_merquise

    I just tried the new Ultimate difficulty in Dragon’s Crown then went to the Mirage Tower with my brother and random online players.

    Damn, it’s so fun especially that now you can level up again after reaching level 99.

    • http://www.di.fm Spicy Chicken

      Cool stuff. Do you use the Amazon? And if so have they fixed the stupid amounts of nerfing they gave her in previous updates?

      • z_merquise

        Yes, I have an Amazon. Not sure if there were other changes beside that she can now throw her weapon when Power Smashing, same for the Fighter but I haven’t tried it for the Dwarf.

        I think that addition for the melee classes is pretty cool. It’s good for taking out mobs on a safe distance.

    • Wappuli

      I just cleared the first 9 floors of Tower of Mirages with couple of characters and it sure is still fun, especially all those new stats that equips can have.
      But atleast those floors were a bit too easy than what I expected, considering that the enemies there too are 255lvl.

  • Xaltmas

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/b9919582dd19cac2bd90a1066fbbc9d2/tumblr_mhh0xgRgzT1s0ivo4o1_500.gif

    Senran Kagura Burst is the biggest surprise I’ve had this year. I am absolutely in love with this game.

    • Pyrofrost

      Dat “bounce”

  • LordKaiser

    http://www.hd.square-enix.com/eng/news/pdf/14q2slides.pdf

    My fears became reality! Now all we will see are mobile garbage from Square Enix.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      God dammit fuck shit assholes. Stupid fucking Square Enix dumbasses. It looks like it truly is the end of you, at least with me.

      • EX+

        Lol. They are pretty freakin’ stupid.
        Nomura said we would see FF15 frequently. But instead we get 10 trailers of LR and a bunch of old FF games on mobiles at Jump Festa.
        I dunno… unless FFXVI is directed by Ito, I can see myself taking a long break from FF after the FF15 series ends.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          FFXVI is going to be on mobile appearantly, as will any sequels to FFXV.

          • EX+

            Lol, c’mon. That’s a bit too negative.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Read the thing. It says right in it.

    • Xaltmas
    • shogunknight

      Well…..shit. Why couldnt they just make them on Vita/3ds instead? Baffling

      • EX+

        Because they’re too dependent on mobiles.
        Am I really the only one who thinks mobile gaming is a fad that will die out just like motion control?

        • shogunknight

          Well, it depends. If the masses buy the mobile games, they will always release more. My problem with square is their pricing even on mobile, its almost the same as the some retail pricing on 3ds. They know everyone has a smartphone so thats why they release on mobile, at least half or a quarter would buy the apps

        • Elvick

          The luster casuals hold for it will. There won’t be many high end spenders in 10 years. I don’t think.

          And I’d like to think that consumers will realize how ridiculous it is to spend $5 on cookies to continue to play a “free” game where all you really do is click shit and then wait.

    • EX+

      It actually makes me laugh.
      Nomura said we’d be seeing FF15 at big events. All we got at TGS was a mix between the gameplay and story trailers from E3 and Nomura regurgitating 75% of the things we already knew in that Convo with creators.
      At Jump Festa, we get nothing. Apparently, they had the balls to show the same trailer from TGS at Jump Festa.
      I hope they start marketing FF15 when the PS4 releases in Japan. If not, the fans are gonna explode.

      • Xaltmas

        The fans are going to explode, or you are going to explode?

        • EX+

          I’m not going to explode, but I’ll be pretty pissed.
          I mean, if this was something from the 13 series, we would’ve gotten 10 trailers between now and E3.

          • Xaltmas

            I’ve said it before.

            It’s got to be tough to be a Square Enix fan.

            • EX+

              It is. You have to extremely patient with them.
              I really thought that the Luminous Engine was the reason why they didn’t show it at TGS. But now, I think it’s more about ‘waiting until the install base us large enough’.
              Meanwhile, they can twiddle their thumbs with Toriyama’s Lightning mess and making updates to FF14.

        • LordKaiser
          • EX+

            The first time I fought that thing, I almost exploded.
            Seriously, fuck the Mom Bomb! Lol

    • Pyrofrost

      I don’t think they will be only investing in Mobile gaming; but while its still a booming market in Japan, you can only expect production there to increase, not decrease.

      Regardless of them being a world-wide corporation; there market is and will always be Japan first and the rest of the world second. It’s the same with companies in the Americas and companies in Europe as well. Their first and primary market is the West.

      • EX+

        True. I really don’t want them to go all mobile. I want their main priority to be consoles, but no! They have to waste potential on phone games.
        Screw mobile gaming.

        • Xaltmas

          If you believe what some insiders have been hinting at, it’s only going to get worse. SE’s new CEO absolutely LOVES mobile games.

          Hopefully nothing leaks about all of the console games they have supposedly canned. The reaction would not be pleasant.

          • EX+

            The reaction would probably make SE bankrupt.
            I mean, even Japanese gamers must be pissed seeing something with as much potential as Agito/Type-0 be a mobile exclusive.

        • Pyrofrost

          Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I like them doing this. Personally, I hate Mobile gaming; and I would be more satisfied if they just opted to go 100% portable (ie: 3DS and PSV).
          However, I can see why, on the business side of things, they are doing this. These games get a shitload of sales, and they require infinitely less resources.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            They are also easier to do in-app purchases and get a lot of money from stupid/lazy consumers.

            • Pyrofrost

              Pretty much, they will be taking this shit all the way to the bank..

    • new_tradition

      I never understood why SE and other companies have these kind of documents available to the public. Is it a legal thing?

      • LordKaiser

        It could be as they must show transparency.

  • LastBoss

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      From here near the top it will have your username and an arrow click it, click your profile, click edit profile, it might open a new tab, from there click deactivate account, and follow any further directions it has for you (I can’t say what they are as I am not going to click that button.)

  • Xaltmas
    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Hate that bitch.

      • Xaltmas

        She is insanely OP. I’m curious as to how she is going to be dealt with.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          By me walking in there invincible and gagging her with her one remaining eye.

          • Xaltmas

            I feel like the show is really going to have to speed the hell up to reach a satisfying conclusion in 12 episodes.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Wasn’t last episode number 11? It will have to cover far too much in one episode.

              • Xaltmas

                12 was the latest episode.

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Hmm… well ok.So by 12 you meant 12 more.

                  • Xaltmas

                    There have been 12 episodes so far, and there are 12 left to go.

                    The show is half-way over.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Exactly what I said.

                    • Xaltmas

                      I’m glad we have reached an agreement.

    • z_merquise

      I find her annoying, to be honest. I just don’t find the “cute, young, evil but very f*cking powerful” kind of characters appealing.

      I like Satsuki and the Elite 4 more as villains but the look of it, they’re really becoming less of a villain in the latest episodes.

      • Xaltmas

        I dunno. The end of episode 12 kinda reconfirmed that Satsuki is not a nice person.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I feel the opposite. Satsuki seems to be doing the enemy of my enemy is my friend kind of thing.

          • Xaltmas

            That is a pretty popular theory too. I think things will become clear once we know that Satsuki’s mom is up to.

            Because sending whatshername to interfere at the school clearly pissed off Satsuki.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Her mom is fucking bitch too.

        • z_merquise

          To me, I think Satsuki’s character is more like an anti-villain and a rival to the main protagonist. She may not be nice and may had her own schemes but not totally evil as well.

          • Nice Boat

            Satsuki is pretty Spiral King. The dude was an evil ruler but he wanted to prevent the arrival of the antispirals

  • EX+

    So, you guys are gonna jizz when you see this.

    The highest PC setting and the PS4 versions of FFXIV: ARR are basically the same. Obviously the PC version has slightly better textures, but it’s still ver impressive. But damn, the PC only circle jerks are angry. Go see it on N4G. They’re bleeding pretty badly. Article:
    EDIT: Also, the PS4 shots look a bit blurry, but that’s because of livestream compression. The PS4 version will be in native 1080p. Can’t wait!

    http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/12/21/final-fantasy-xiv-ps4-vs-pc-highest-settings-1080p-screenshot-comparison-basically-identical/
    One comparison:
    http://cdn.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/FFXIV_Comp_06_PS4.png
    http://cdn.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/FFXIV_Comp_06_PC.png

    • Lelouch Vi Britannia

      I have FFXIV A Realm Reborn thank goodness for the PS holiday sale. I get the PS4 upgrade for free.

    • bloodiOS

      So the PS4 version of FFXIV:ARR will look like the DX10 PC version at its highest settings… what happened to utilizing DX11 features (like tessellation)?

      • EX+

        Dunno.
        But it still looks very good. Can’t wait to play it on a 1080p TV!

  • MrFinalgamer

    so…who has played The Walking Dead season 2? because holy shit is that depressing! i mean…fuck! i’m not spoiling stuff, but be warned that this will pull your heart strings

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      I felt nothing from it. The end of season 1 was better.

      • MrFinalgamer

        really? not even the beginning? or the whole thing in the cabin?

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Nope. Not really.Besides I think that *spoilers* will be in episode 2.

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        hmmmmI have a feeling I know you

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Nope you don’t know me. >.>

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            lol……..ok then Aura

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Shh your face. >.< What brings you here anyways?

              • ShawnOtakuSomething

                I noticed you here :3

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Is that so? Well don’t go gay on me ok. ;p

                  • ShawnOtakuSomething

                    would never go that far!

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      I am sure. you wouldn’t. Heh

                    • ShawnOtakuSomething

                      you’ll be seeing my face around here now XD

    • ShawnOtakuSomething

      yes….It started off way to sad

  • ShawnOtakuSomething

    Well hello gematsu OT, hows it going?

    • EX+

      Good for me! You?

      • ShawnOtakuSomething

        could have been great if my ps3 didn’t get the yellow light of death XD

        • EX+

          Sorry about that. You gonna replace it?

          • ShawnOtakuSomething

            nope going to fix it my self. >_>..and most likely mess it up even more

            • EX+

              Lol, be careful with it.
              You should get some help though.

            • Lelouch Vi Britannia

              Lead Soldering the PS3 is a permanent fix, btw. Thats why consoles from generation 3 – 6 last a long time the CPU’s are lead soldered not using lead free solder.

              • ShawnOtakuSomething

                I have a phat ps3 (40GB)

  • EX+
  • bloodiOS

    Every now and then, I tend to post a comment that is grammatically broken beyond (even my) comprehension. The strange thing is, I would never realize how incoherent it actually is, until much later on…

    • EX+

      Same here.

      Also, ya know those Skyrim babe mods you posted on the original open forum 75? Well, I finally found something to challenge them.

      http://gifs.gifbin.com/022012/1330361911_kate_upton_bikini_dance.gif

      • bloodiOS

        *LOL* I also posted the link at the beginning of this thread if you want to check them out again.

        • EX+

          Damn how I wish they were real-without the massive boobs.
          Don’t get me wrong. I like boobs, but I don’t want them to be bigger noticeably bigger than my head. Lol

          • bloodiOS

            Those are still smaller than other mods I saw.

  • Lelouch Vi Britannia

    Whats next for Remaster A triple release of Tales of Destiny Directors Cut, Tales of Destiny 2, and Tales of Rebirth. This is just a guess.

    I already own all 3 of those games.

    • Pyrofrost

      Just give me an HD of Destiny DC and Destiny 2 on PS3 and throw Rebirth on Vita :p

    • Wappuli

      I would say that getting a Symphonia-like remaster for those is really unlikely. Doing that to 2D-game isn’t as easy as for 3D-game.

  • Xaltmas
    • bloodiOS

      Access denied, bro =(

  • Xaltmas

    (lets try that again)

    • DarkLegacy

      I guess that’s what happens when you ignore someone

  • HighBrowDrifter

    Lol, has anyone seen this?…..”Doritos King”? Hilarity insured.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aonHLvhW5jo#t=98

    • EX+

      I like to call him the DewRito king.
      Seriously that show was terrible.
      ‘Hue, hue, hue! Your wearing layers!’ It’s freakin’ cold Joel _-_

  • bloodiOS

    You have a specific console, but a game that you’re interested in is going to come out on a different console that you don’t want to have. This particular title is going to be forever exclusive to that other console. Now, here’s the question: why would you bitch, cry, rage, and scream about it when you know that it isn’t gonna change anything? Keep it simple. You don’t like that other console, don’t buy it! Since the game isn’t on your console, it doesn’t exist! Since the devs behind the game aren’t making it for your console, they don’t exist! Honestly, why unnecessarily concern yourself over something that you shouldn’t be concerned about? I can understand expressing your desire of wanting to see certain titles on your console of choice if they aren’t locked into exclusive contracts, but for ones that are… seriously, why waste your time?! Move on… there are many other games to play.

    • Xaltmas

      something something stole our game something something like taking food out of my child’s mouth

      (I swear that last one was actually used when talking about Bayonetta 2 being exclusive to Wii U)

      • bloodiOS

        But… what is the point?! It isn’t gonna fucking change. Holy shit, every single fucking breath they waste doing this crap could’ve been reserved for their last moments.

        • Xaltmas

          I have no idea. When Bayonetta 2 was announced there were people who said they’d rather have the game stay dead than be a Wii U title.

          I just write them off as miserable little fanboys who have their priorities mixed up.

          I’m sure the same thing will happen when Microsoft has their event for the Xbone in Japan when they show some exclusives, so that might be a good time to ask.

          There are bound to be people throwing tantrums.

    • Pyrofrost

      If a game is coming out on a console I don’t have or I don’t want, I simply think to myself and decide if those games justify a console’s purchase.

      For example: I wasn’t a fan of the 360, and I’m still not a fan of it. However, Lost Odyssey and Tales of Vesperia were enough to justify me buying the console. I didn’t regret my purchase and enjoyed every second I spent playing those games. As a bonus, I even got to play Magna Carta 2, which was also a great game.

      • bloodiOS

        Personally, I see no reason in owning a console that I don’t want. I can’t fully enjoy my free time knowing that there is something I don’t want in the room. Even if one doesn’t have friends to borrow those games from, it shouldn’t matter. Missing a few games isn’t going to kill anyone. But well, that’s just me though.

        • Pyrofrost

          It’s just a matter of whether or not I want a game bad enough. For example, I’m a Tales fanatic. Vesperia as a 360 exclusive at the time was enough to justify me spending the money to get the console, so I got that stuff with Lost Odyssey. That was another game I wanted, but that alone wasn’t enough for me to justify buying a 360

          • bloodiOS

            I suppose I never felt that need since I would just play at my friend’s house if he happens to have a game I’m interested in, so I guess I’m better off than most? Anyway, I always find it disturbingly futile when someone don’t want to buy a system to play a certain game that he likes, but also couldn’t get his minds off of it and keep on being angry about it days after days…

            • Pyrofrost

              What you talk about brings “port begging” to mind. Anytime I see someone doing that on the internet, it makes me wanna fucking slap a bitch.

              • bloodiOS

                Heh, I personally would port-beg from time to time but I do tend to keep it simple as a one-time mention instead of spamming multiple times, threads after threads. I do admit, when I feel that certain games would have been much better as home console titles instead of being developed for portable systems though, I do tend to lose my head against anyone challenging my feelings. I have my moments *LOL*

                • Pyrofrost

                  Well anyone does, after all, we like what we like and we would prefer a game to come on our platform of choice. Even I have my moments, none of us are free from fault here.
                  What you said at the beginning is the key point though. There is a difference in mentioning it once or twice, and incessantly hitting threads whining and bitching about it every chance you get. The latter is something much of today’s gamer community can tend to do.

                  Taking Bayonetta 2 or Monolith’s “X” for example; no amount of whining, bitching, and port begging will do any good. Nor is whining about “betrayal” going to do any good when a company announces something going multiplatform.

              • Xaltmas
                • bloodiOS

                  THAT is beyond stupid!

                • Pyrofrost

                  He has a right to how he feels; and I for one, applaud him for having the balls to come straight out and say it.

                  • Xaltmas

                    It’s got to be exhausting.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      For Platinum maybe; but not for the “internet hate machine,” it keeps going like a fucking Energizer Bunny.

                    • Xaltmas

                      That’s what I meant. Their game gets canned by Sega, Nintendo comes in and revives it, and all everyone does is bitch about it.

                      Those who say they’d rather the game stay dead are not fans of Platinum Games. They are just bitter console warriors.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Pretty much, and that kind of behavior speaks volumes on a persons character. I’m really glad none of my friends are those kinds of people.

                    • Budgiecat

                      kinda annoying to run out and get multiple platforms and handhelds because devs cant stick to one source for the fans though (Kingdom Farts). I mean, most Bayonetta fans obviously own 360 or a PS3, not a Nintendo console..

                      The fact of the matter remains that SegaSammy is ust a horrible company these days. Along with Crapcom, Square-Anus, EA and Konami..

    • $18114340

      IT ALMOST SOUNDS LIKE YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT BAYONETTA 2

      Erm, I mean… this horse isn’t dead yet! No sir!

      • bloodiOS

        The horse is dead but the stick keeps on swinging…

        • $18114340

          I think it’s funny that people would bother Kamiya when he’s not actually involved in the game’s development beyond a supervisory role.

          • bloodiOS

            It’s like they cease to think altogether…

          • Xaltmas

            My favorite was when someone tweeted him a picture of a broken copy of Devil May Cry.

      • HarryHodd

        Or Persona 5

  • Xaltmas
  • Pyrofrost

    In case anyone is wondering, Shin Gundam Musou (Dynasty Warriors Gundam 4) is FUCKING AWESOME!

    If you are a fan of this series, I’m sure you will love it. This game was 100% worth the import. If you have considered importing this game, I totally recommend it. However, if you awaiting localization, look forward to the very best entry in the series. It is everything Gundam Musou 3 (Dynasty Warriors Gundam 3) should have been.

    • MosquitoLemon

      DID NOT REALIZE IT WAS OUT!!! OMG, I have faith they will localize it, and can definitely wait (because I don’t exactly have a gaming budget right now), but OMG. Very very hype.

      • Pyrofrost

        Look forward to a great experience ^_^

  • bloodiOS

    After many trials and errors with various Wi-fi USB adapters, I finally ended up with the Medialink Wireless-N, and holy shit it works like a charm. Man, I have to say that it is the best of all the cheap ($20) Wi-fi USB adapters I’ve ever bought.

  • bloodiOS

    Not sure why I hadn’t watched it before but I’ve just started watching Karas today (just got through the first episode) and damn, it’s freaking awesome!

    • new_tradition

      I saw it a long time ago. I think its like 6 episodes or something? I can’t remember the story, though…

      • bloodiOS

        I’m trying to figure out what’s the story is about right now. I’ve only gotten through the first episode though xD

    • GhostNomad

      I’ve been meaning to watch that for a while. Isn’t there a movie adaptation? I remember buying the DVD and watching the first half hour or so a few years back but never got to finish it >.>

      • bloodiOS

        I was told there are two movies, each is basically three episodes taped together. No additional scene, not even the courtesy to cut out the credits for each episode to make it looks like a movie…

        • GhostNomad

          Maybe that’s why I remember falling asleep about half an hour in. Thought the thing was over :D

    • LordKaiser

      The power of the cat goddesses! So fast that time seems to stop.

  • bloodiOS

    Man, Karas‘ ending theme, Selenite, is so freaking addicting! There’s something about that’s keep pulling me in, I simply can’t stop listening to it x)

    • GhostNomad

      Totally off topic but the awkward spacing between the letters in ‘good’ is giving me the weird feels.

      • bloodiOS

        Where do you feel it?

        • GhostNomad

          Definitely not below the waist. The only thing that comes to mind when I see James Franco is Spring Breakers and that in turn brings undying regret over the $6.50 and 94 minutes that I’ll never get back >.>

  • Budgiecat
    • bloodiOS

      Did anyone ever pick up the license for the manga after Viz dropped it?

      • Budgiecat

        I dunno. Did you ever play the SNES game or the PS1 game?

    • LordKaiser

      Every-time I see the face of that Police Mecha of Patlabor it makes me remember another unrelated series called Apple Seed.

      The opening of Patlabor:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9UtUzjUA5Q

  • LordKaiser

    The kind of anime that people who dislike moe watch:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4b4fe_xH2ME

    • Budgiecat

      You are my new best friend

  • Guest

    I’m pretty late to the party, but Chu2 has been my surprise of the season. I honestly didn’t expect it to be this good, and I’m not afraid to admit that it got me teary more than once. I also rather liked the ending, but I can understand why many didn’t.

    Pic semi-related.

  • adhesive

    Late to the party, but Chu2 was my very pleasant surprise of the season. I pretty much loved it even to the ending, although I do understand why many people complained about it.

    Also Touka is best girl. Dat personality. Dat career choice. Dat choker. Dat EVERYTHING

    • Anime10121

      Yep it surprised me just how much I loved Chu2 too :D First KyoAni animation I’ve liked since they broke off from doing straight Key properties. And then kyoukai no kanata came and I am in love with KyoAni all over again.

  • Budgiecat
    • EX+

      Epic!

  • DesmaX

    My head feels weird after hearing this Drakengard 3 boss theme
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  • Pyrofrost
  • Xaltmas

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/70604ed0365631e6791adc902dbd66f5/tumblr_mriq6kS1Tn1syxis1o1_500.gif

    I had forgotten how soulless and boring the BRS game is. Huke’s characters were wasted on Imageepoch.

  • EX+

    Persona 3 and 4 have absolutely awesome characters and soundtracks. I hope Persona 5 has a mix of techno and J-pop, kinda like the World Ends With You. Burn My Dread is epic.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX9h1i9mHd8
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghBi4dfeIlM

    • Xaltmas

      I want P5’s soundtrack to dabble more in hip-hop and electronic music.

      • EX+

        That sounds good. Why can’t we have all four :)
        Do you know how Persona 3 ends (want to say something but trying to prevent spoilers)?

        • Xaltmas

          Yeah, I’ve finished the game.

          • EX+

            Alright.
            I don’t know why, but I think that the MC of P3 might be revived in P5. Might.

            • Xaltmas

              If that happens, I think it’s much more likely to be in the next P4 Arena game than in Persona 5.

            • MrFinalgamer

              oh god no ! P3 ended perfectly. it would just rui the whole point of Memento Mori he game had

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              Nope. That is going to be in P4A2 or never happening at all. P5 is completely new.

              • Anime10121

                Yep, I do recall them saying that P5 is gonna be in a different world compared to 3 or 4…

                • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                  Exactly. I mean they could change that, but it is unlikely.

                  • Anime10121

                    And honestly, with me just completing 3 a little while ago, the way they said the main character COULD be set free is nigh impossible.

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                    I dont care if the main characters went on pilgrimages for the rest of their lives spewing how good life is, some people will always wish for death, and thus there will always be a need for the seal, so unless they somehow manage to throw someone else up there in his place (which I dont think that would even work, as I believe it has to be someone who was willing to become the seal), Minato’s kinda stuck there, about as dead as Yusuke Urameshi was when he got hit by that car (except he doesnt have a chance of coming back if they wanna stay true to the story).

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That’s pretty much it; the whole point of the answer was for them to realize there is no hope of bringing him back. The protag is acting as a seal to keep humanity’s calls from reaching Nyx. So, unless humanity somehow stops calling out to Nyx, he can never be brought back.

                      So one of two things will happen in P4A2: Elizabeth will come to that realization herself, that nothing can be done; or, the “plot convenience fairy” is going to somehow stop humanity from calling out to Nyx.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      well to be honest i think it would be a giant waste of time if Elizabeth ends up with the same realization everyone else already did 2 years ago (or 3?). this is Atlus so it’s pretty much up in the air what will happen (for better or worse)

                    • Pyrofrost

                      If they do bring him back, and that’s a very big if, I really really hope they don’t do it in some half-assed manner that throws P3 and the weight that story carried, out of the window.

                    • MrFinalgamer

                      definitely, i think Atlus kinda dug themselves in a big hole when they did Elizabeth’s plot, especially when Arena became big and they were asked to do a sequel. i trust Atlus to do the right thing. hell maybe in the end Elizabeth becomes The Seal somehow, but i don’t know. there’s so many ways in which they can screw this up quite badly

                    • Pyrofrost

                      With the way P4A ended, it was no question that Atlus wished to continue further. The bigger question is, will it conclude with 2. So far, I have not seen confirmation in either direction.

                      And your last statement is what bothers me most about this.

                    • Anime10121

                      Which I’m hoping they stick with option one, as its by far the best and least of a copout. I havent even played Arena yet (and wont til I play 4) but no matter what happens in either game, unless they go back on what was said in 3, Minato coming back is an impossibility.

                    • Pyrofrost

                      Well, with the conclusion of The Answer, Metis mentions the possibility of a time when humanity no longer calls out to Nyx.

                      So I guess we will just have to see how it pans out.

                    • Anime10121

                      Yeah she did, but I cant see that time being anywhere near these characters lives. It’ll be so far off in the future that all of the P3 characters’ll be dead and gone by then…

                    • Pyrofrost

                      That’s the main reason why I’m so worried about how Atlus is going to work this. We will see, I guess. I do have faith in Atlus, but I am still hoping for the best and expecting the worst. :(

                • EX+

                  A different world? Really?
                  Interesting. I’d like that!
                  Now, the question is… will it have epic characters like P4?

                  • Anime10121

                    Have yet to play four yet, I have it, I’m just waiting on Sony to decide what they wanna do about VitaTV in the west…

                    But after more than half a decade of waiting, it damn well better have some awesome characters :P

                    • EX+

                      You’re gonna love the P4 characters. They’re almost like real people. None of them are one dimensional.
                      I think you’ll like Yosuke a lot.

                    • Anime10121

                      I keep hearing that, its why I’m hating the wait, Sony needs to hurry up and release the thing in the west :(

                    • EX+

                      I’m not sure they’ll be releasing it in the West anytime soon.
                      I would like to think Summer next year, but it’s quite doubtful at this point in time.
                      Don’t wait too long dude! Lol

                    • Anime10121

                      I’ll give them until E3 to get it announced, if not by then I’ll just buckle down and get one, though I prefer playing on a tv and the Vitatvs price a bit more, if it’s still not out by then I’ll just go ahead and bite.

                    • Xaltmas

                      An insider over on NeoGAF said that the Vita TV and the Vita 2000 will hit the west before spring, alongside a pricedrop.

                    • Anime10121

                      Thank gawd :P

                • Pyrofrost

                  I would like to see a citation on it actually taking place in a completely new world.

                  All the Persona games thus far have been in the same exact world, just different times and settings (places in Japan).

                  • Anime10121

                    Here ya go, straight from Gematsus mouth :P
                    http://gematsu.com/2013/11/persona-5-has-a-high-school-setting-but-different-atmosphere

                    Last sentence :)

                    • Pyrofrost

                      I see, interesting.

                      Though this makes me wonder a bit more about the “new world” meaning after reading the Japanese citation.

                      Will it in-fact be a completely new world? Or, will it be a totally different part of the currently existing world? Perhaps in another country or something. This gets me excited just thinking about it!

                • MrFinalgamer

                  really? unless they pull out another Innocent Sin with P5 i doubt it’ll be set another world

                  • Pyrofrost

                    Well, even Innocent Sin in the Duology is canon and in the same world; there are events in that game that cause Eternal Punishment to take place.

    • MosquitoLemon

      I totally agree on all fronts, except I don’t get why people keep saying these games have ‘J-Pop’ in their soundtracks. Few songs, if any, have Japanese lyrics, and none of them really sound like the pop music that comes out of Japan.

      I’m not saying, “How dare people compare that crap to J-Pop!” or vice-versa, but it’s the equivalent of saying you love salsa music because you listen to Pitbull.

  • LordKaiser

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA1pEXaNmBg A sample of what you can expect from the next Xeno game on Wii U.

    • Pyrofrost

      Oh, is it the same composer?

      That song is so kick ass!

      • LordKaiser

        Yes Hiroyuki Sawano is the composer. The same as the Unicorn Gundam OST.

        • Anime10121

          And Shingeki no Kyojins… :D

          • z_merquise

            And Kill la Kill.

            • Anime10121

              Dont know how I forgot about dem beautiful sounds from KlK :P

        • new_tradition

          And the Sengoku Basara animations ;D

    • Anime10121

      Man, I just listened to that track, and all I can say is…CAN THAT MAN DO ANYTHING WRONG MUSICALLY!?!?

      Everything I’ve heard from him screams epic :D

      Man I cant wait for Xenoslhfsdoihf for WiiU (Monolith/Nintendo, if you would GIVE ME A NAME SO I CAN STOP TYPING THESE NONSENSE NAMES :P)

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpBS6_WwYCk Came across this. I don’t how I found this or why…All I know is…I like it plain and simple.

    • EX+

      Oh, We both have EX in our names.
      But… how did you find this. I mean, it couldn’t have been a coincidence, right…?

      • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owltron

        I noticed that just now. Might be a coincidence.

      • DarkLegacy

        I thought brother or sister, because you and DanijoEX have EX in your name and his name lol

  • LordKaiser

    Another anime that people who dislike moe watch: (Not saying that people who like moe don’t watch)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXClb9TODM4

    • Xaltmas

      I need to finish that show someday. All I can remember is something about a dude covered in bandages and there was fire involved.

      I stopped around then.

      • Anime10121

        Yeah you DEFINITELY need to go back then, you stopped right at the undisputed best arc in the anime, and trust me when I say thats not just my opinion, generally everyone who watched the anime says the Kyoto arc is > all.

        The first arc was kinda slow because it was just introducing you to the characters, and the last arc has some moments, but its like 50-60 eps of pure filler, but the Kyoto arc? Pure awesome :D

      • LordKaiser

        After you finish the Makoto Shishio’s ark it’s better to continue the series on manga. I think Shogo’s Amakusa’s ark that comes after that is filler. I’m searching for the manga currently.

        • Anime10121

          It is, everything after Shishio’s arc is filler, the movie too. The filler did have a few good moments, but its generally pretty meh, especially for it almost being as long as all the canon episodes combined before it :/

    • Anime10121

      God I loved the everloving heck outta that show, and hate to this day that they didnt animate the final arc :(

      If the “Shin Kyoto Arc” movies are anything to go off of if they were to do it today, I’d rather them not do it at all. I hated those OVA’s, they were noncannon, the art was different (wont say bad, but I liked ANY of the previous versions better, including the Samurai X ovas) the only thing that was better was the animation, and I’d I’d argue SX Trust and Betrayal was better…

      • Xaltmas

        I’m reminded of how long it took Inuyasha to be completed. It was like 5 years or some shit.

        • Anime10121

          And Inuyasha finished the way it needed to, better animation, similar art style/soundtrack. I know its even harder to do Kenshin justice, considering Kenshin finished airing its Anime before Inuyasha even began (or even befor this Millennium began even), but it seems like they’re doing everything EXCEPT what people have been asking for…

          Live action movies (though I’ve heard they are pretty good)

          A PSP game outta nowhere (which I’ve heard was crap)

          And a remake of the best season of the show made worse, the Shin Kyoto arc ova’s (generally held far below the standards of the original made a decade prior)

          People were still screaming for the Jinchuu arc to be animated. I think the reason people have finally calmed down asking for it is because they realize the more they ask, the more they’ll get stuff they never asked for, be it, good or bad…

        • Anime10121

          Oh, and if you’re thinking about jumping back into the series, check out the OVA Samurai X Trust and Betrayal first, Its a prequel to the tv series so it wont spoil anything, plus, its one of the best anime you’ll ever see in your life, I can guarantee it :D

    • bloodiOS

      I remember loving this song so much:

      • Budgiecat

        Don’t forget Initial D, Legend of Galactic Heroes and Berserk

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        It’s Takanori Nishikawa. What’s not to love?

  • Gigus

    Hi gematsuian friends! Sorry I’ve been less active lately. Decided to a break from everything I used love doing because they started getting less fun XD. So wha’cha yall been up to?

    • mesul6anme

      Welcome back ☺, hope you’re feeling better now.

      • Gigus

        Thanks :D. Read my comment to finalgamer ;D.

    • MrFinalgamer

      just like Sonic and friends would always say: Long time no see!
      anyway how have you been? i’ve been missing your designs. hope your break helped you out =)

      • Gigus

        Doing good. Thanks for asking :). As far as my designs go, i found a home for them and i’ll be updating you guys soon on new projects. Right now i only have one shirt up for sale and it didnt do so well during its 1st 72hr sale. Its still up for purchase but its no longer being sold at a cheaper price. Please chck my storefront at teepublic.com and search bardfenrir. Thats my artist name. Again thanks for the support :)

  • EX+

    What kind of characters do you want in Persona 5?

    • mesul6anme

      the cocky one,
      the overly happy and hyper from the outside but truly sad and lonely on the inside.
      a girl who act tough and manly but she actually is sweat when you get to know her.
      that the best i can come up with hhhhh

      • EX+

        So basically a Yosuke and a Chie? I can get behind that!

        • mesul6anme

          Didn’t play persona 4 yet, I’m planning on getting it soon though; vita version.

          • EX+

            Trust me, you’ll like the game a lot.
            Yosuke and Chie especially.

            • MrFinalgamer

              i don’t know, i really can’t enjoy Chie as much in comparison to her original VA. the one in arena and Golden just don’t sound that good. Tracey Rooney just did such a good job

            • mesul6anme

              I’m really looking forward to it. I’m planning on traveling next month, 10+ hours flight kind of travel so I’m saving up the good games to keep me entertained. since we on subject of travel. Any good vita battery covers or external batteries you recommend?

              • EX+

                I’m not sure,,, let me check for you :)

              • EX+

                Well, you can try Nyko’s external battery.

    • MrFinalgamer

      well Atlus normally gets characters right so i’m fine with anything. maybe another old cast like in EP would be nice. what i want to see though, is how will the shadow play out this time around? will good ol’ Nyarl come back to wreck havock, or is it going to be a random demon…again

    • LordKaiser

      The genius who fail grades on purpose to stay in school and not be taken away. It’s don’t mater what gender it is.

      • EX+

        Oh yeah, that’s a point.
        I think it would be nice to have a character like that. Preferably a girl who’s really smart, but doesn’t study that hard and gets just above average grades to prevent being pressurised by society.
        In Japan, kids at a very young age take entrance exams to go very good schools and that’s enough pressure as it is.

        • LordKaiser

          But the person I’m thinking about do this because he/she knows that
          adults will use him/her for personal gain including her/his parents.

          • EX+

            I didn’t think of that actually. Good idea.
            Hopefully we get a huge mix of characters. I think this game is going to be a mix of Persona 3 and 4’s theme. Persona 3 was noticeably darker and more serious than Persona 4.
            But seriously, the characters and tone of P4 is the best in the series, for me at least.

    • Budgiecat

      More mature ones with more natural flowing dialogue like Catherine.

      Also no statics 2D avatars and speech boxes. Everything fully animated and voiced like Catherine.

      • MrFinalgamer

        well that’s a bit too much i think. Catherine is like a 12 hour long game while persona is like a 60+ hour RPG…

        • Budgiecat

          Go big or go home. It’s the end of the PS3 cycle. That usually means we get the best games as the developers have now had all the time in the world to understand the hardware and push it to it’s limit. I dont want an end of PS3 cycle game to look like an end of PS2 cycle game. That didn’t happen the last time. Persona 4 was leaps ahead of Persona 2. So likewise it should be this time as well.
          We’ve waiting six years for a new Persona game. It’s time. Catherine was the blueprint. There’s no reason a Japanese RPG can’t be on the level of production of a WRPG like Witcher, Dragon Age or Mass Effect. I’m tired of them reusing game design aspects from the SNES era and minimalizing things and cutting corners. Japanese gaming needs this so they can win back the respect they deserve.

      • EX+

        Exactly. 2D avatars and speech boxes are completely outdated. Also, I recall reading that Persona 5 will run off of Atlus’ own engine, so things will probably flow better than Catherine. The animation was a bit stiff at times.
        I still want a few immature teens in it, but adding in mature ones as well would be a nice mix.

  • mesul6anme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOSQeO97xoQ 2:49 <3 really great ost in that game

  • LordKaiser

    Another sample from Hiroyuki Sawano’s music.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ka_bJMbh3fI

    As you can see he can variate.

  • MrFinalgamer

    is there any anime that you all consider the english translation is better than the original Japanese voice acting? Personally i find the english dub of Cromartie High to be a lot funnier than than the Japanese VA

    • Xaltmas

      Fullmetal Alchemist
      Cowboy Bebop
      FLCL
      Trigun

      • mesul6anme

        soul eater

    • Anime10121

      What Xaltmas said plus the original Funimation Dragonball Z dub (this one not the new one) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB45FE6y_wg
      Edit: Oh and DBZ did one even better and had a VASTLY SUPERIOR soundtrack :P

      Yu Yu Hakusho also had a better dub as the JP actors were borderline horrendous, not as bad as DBZ’s but close.

      Thats about all I can think about right now…

      • Budgiecat

        DBZ dub is one of the worst ever

    • MosquitoLemon

      Baccano

      edit – also Death Note and Monster were really good, don’t know about better

    • GhostNomad

      The one that comes to mind would be InuYasha. To be fair, it’s probably not a valid point since I only listened to the Japanese voices once while watching one of the movies….. Soon as InuYasha yelled out Kagome’s name, I switched it right back to English and got a paper towel to clean up the blood from my ears >.>

    • Nightcore34

      Ghost stories, apparently the Japanese version sold badly so they said make it sell and this is what you get.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxJ4VWoeOzs

  • EX+

    Man, the FF fanbase is crazy.
    You know, I remember when Final Fantasy XV was still named as Final Fantasy Versus XIII and SE released a new gameplay trailer for it in 2011. People were foaming at the mouth for it, craving it.
    Now since it’s named Final Fantasy XV it’s shit like; ‘Man, SE is done for. The company has gone to shit. These guys are emos! Why is it real time?!’
    I mean, if you think about it, Cloud was more of a stoic emo. Noct and co. actually have distinct personalities.
    Listen, turn-based is great when it’s done right. As many of you know, I’ll be getting Persona 5 day one. But this is the 15th mainline FF game. Forget about Tactics and the sequels. The series isn’t going to stay the same forever.

    • Xaltmas

      I look forward to the inevitable Final Fantasy XV fanvideos set to the following songs.

      In The End by Linkin Park
      Going Under by Evanescence
      Animal I Have Become by Three Days Grace
      Phenomenon by Thousand Foot Crutch
      Monster by Skillet
      Time of Dying by Three Days Grace
      This is War by Thirty Seconds to Mars
      Bring Me to Life by Evanescence

      And many more.

      • MosquitoLemon

        hahahahaa

      • Budgiecat

        Actually there won’t be any due to Youtube new tougher jew policies

    • MrFinalgamer

      i’ve said this before. it’s dumb for people to write this game off just because it’s action based, but i get why they’re upset. every single mainline FF title has been turn based (even FFXII’s battle system was turn base hybrid). it’s like Zelda changing from what it is to something like skyrim (gameplay wise). FF Tactics has the quality of a numbered FF game, yet it isn’t

      • Anime10121

        The XIII games were action games with an ATB bar :/

        • MrFinalgamer

          it still was turn based in a way. the animations were a lot flashier, and more fluid, but it’s still turn based. hell if we could have a turn based game with more strategy than “when should i change my padagrim” with XIII battle animations it would be glorious

    • Anime10121

      Oh trust, they were saying the same thing back when it was Vs. it was just alright then because it wasnt a “numbered” entry. But when it became a “numbered” entry, it had to adhere to the same rules that every numbered FF has to….

      But wait, as I’ve brought up to some of the pundits before, FF is about change, and has always evolved to suit its needs. FF1-3 were pure turnbased, while FF4-9 went the ATB route, FFX went back turnbased with some new perks, while XI went the MMO route, XII took the mmo route but focused on single player, and XIII finally took a more action “ATB” route. FF was always heading towards the action road, hell I cant remember who, but one of the MANY heads behind the series has stated that the only reason it started out turnbased was due to the limitations of past systems.

      tldr; people just wanna whine about anything, because its not “glory day” Square Soft anymore and now its “Shit Enix” ruining all mah gamez!

      Tis sad :(

      • Xaltmas

        Who DOESN’T miss SquareSoft? And Square Enix IS ruining everything!

        SquareSoft gave us Final Fantasy IX, Chrono Cross and Vagrant Story all in one year. Square Enix announced a game in 2006 that still hasn’t come out.

        • MrFinalgamer

          to be honest squeenix did give us TWEWY, Crisis Core, Dissidia all in the same year

          • Xaltmas

            In 1997 SquareSoft released the following games.

            Final Fantasy VII
            Einhander
            SaGa Frontier
            Final Fantasy Tactics
            Bushido Blade
            Front Mission 2

            • MosquitoLemon

              Those games were not all developed by Squaresoft though, just published by them.

              • Xaltmas

                That would still leave Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy Tactics Einhander and SaGa Frontier.

                Still a better year than SE has ever had.

            • Budgiecat

              And Tobal 2

          • MosquitoLemon

            TWEWY alone makes up for anything SE did ‘wrong’.

        • Anime10121

          Sure Square Soft released the better games, but honestly, I think the merger did little to change the company (as it was still being led by the top Square Soft guys).

          In reality, it was more the Gooch’s fuk up with The Spirits Within (resulting in his ousting) and their inability to get a properly running HD engine (considering the “White Engine/Crystal Tools” failed them miserably) that were the root causes of their failures this gen. As Squeenix has released some amazing games this gen, just not on consoles…

          Hopefully though with their Luminous Engine, things’ll turn around for them, and its not to late for them to reclaim that fame they had in the 90’s to early 2000’s.

          • Xaltmas

            There is ZERO chance Square Enix can reclaim their former glory. Not with a CEO who has been canning console games left and right and has such a hard-on for mobile development.

            • MrFinalgamer

              as long as he doesn’t touch KH and green lights Type-0 i won’t hate him for a while

            • Anime10121

              Honestly as long as the company’s Japan division puts out at least one title every couple years they’ll be doing just as good as they were in the PS360 gen :/

              I doubt they’ll ever get back to a point where they can release 2-4 top tier games a year, because they just cost too much to make now. Also, SE may be one of the big companies in Japan, but remember, they arent exclusively a games studio, they now dabble in figures, manga, games, and movies every now and then…

              • Xaltmas

                Doing just as good as they did on the PS3 and 360 isn’t very good at all.

                At least they had solid output on the DS and PSP last gen, but now there isn’t even that.

                It’s all going mobile.

                • Anime10121

                  True true, I can agree there, they could/should be doing more at least on the handheld front. They aren’t even trying on mobile instead releasing more ports of ported games that have been ported at least 6 times prior… So yeah, it’d be nice if they tried more. But on the bright side, they did decide to localize Drakengard 3, which considering one of the first things the new CEO talked about when he was appointed was having games for specific regions and D3 being a game made for Japan, I’m glad we’re getting at all…

        • MosquitoLemon

          Part of that is SE’s fault, and part of it is the fact that there hasn’t been a good system like the PS1 or PS2 that they can release multiple titles on. They don’t have the resources to make blockbusters on PC-based current-gen platforms.

          • Xaltmas

            PC-based platforms are easier to work with than the previous Sony consoles.

            Why do you think everyone is singing praises for the PS4? It’s because of it’s PC architecture.

            • MosquitoLemon

              Who is everyone?

              • Xaltmas

                The development community? You really aren’t aware of the praise the console has been getting because of how easy it is to develop for?

                • MosquitoLemon

                  I’ve heard Sony say that and I’ve heard PC devs (including indie people) say so… not so much all of the good Japanese devs.

      • MosquitoLemon

        Yeah, I have said this over and over and over. Squaresoft — and now SE — (and especially with FF) is all about change and innovation.

      • Budgiecat

        Make no mistake, the current Square-Enix, IS dogcrap no doubt about it.

        The only saving grace for it is:

        FF XV
        KH III
        FF Type Zero
        DQ VII remake & both DQ Monsters 3DS games

        The first 2 we’ve waiting nearly a decade for and the last 4 are not even localized and probably never will be.

        Thats all I care about from them. Other than that they can go to hell.

        • Anime10121

          Well honestly, while I can say that Square Soft had released some of the best RPGs period, you are seriously devaluing some of Square Enix’s work.

          Let’s see here’s some of SEs best works

          The entire Drakengard series.

          Nier

          FFX-2 ( say what you will about the story, but the game itself is fun to play)

          Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix

          The World Ends With You

          Kingdom Hearts BBS

          Dragon Quest VIII

          KH3D

          Star Ocean 3 (not nearly as good as 2, but not many games are)

          Final Fantasy XII ( I personally didn’t care for it, but it IS loved critically)

          Completely resurrecting FFXIV (indeed after releasing a subpar product, but the rebirth has been received well)

          And those are just off the top of my head. I mean sure they messed up during the Ps360 gen, but they are trying to fix that by releasing two of their most highly asked for games on this gen of consoles.

          I also think its a bit unfair to say we’ve waited a decade for KH3, because if not for BBS in 2010, there would have been no need, as KH2 concluded things nicely, until BBS came and gave us a need for a third game. So honestly the wait for KH3 has been a little under 3 years.

          I also think that had they pushed Vs. out under the craptastic engine they had for the ps360 era, it would not have been the game shown in the latest trailers. The ambition of the staff would have been far too great to achieve last gen.

          In short YES they fuqd up last gen, but you can’t let that blind you of all the good they HAVE done… It just wasn’t on last gens home consoles.

    • Budgiecat

      It’s just a name change to help the company’s financial position. That’s how I treat it. It’s still Versus XIII to me. I couldn’t care less about the name change. Just S-E being stupid and fans being stupid. I just care about the game.

  • mesul6anme

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09RoRIezR-I just bought god hand off the psn store, this game is amazing and still hold up well to this day. i remember playing hours upon hours.

    • MosquitoLemon

      If you have a PS2, I highly recommend Urban Reign. Sadly it is not on PSN.

      • mesul6anme

        Loved that too

        • MosquitoLemon

          YOU MUST! It’s in my top 5 for sure.

          • mesul6anme

            Wait second, I remember playing this game. Lol I mixed it up with Marc Ecko’s getting up. I liked both btw

            • MosquitoLemon

              I only played getting up briefly on the PC. The combat seemed alright, but Bully did it better, haha

        • MosquitoLemon
          • Fainaru Luna

            Urban Reign one of my favorite beat em ups!
            WHY isnt Brad Hawke in tekken?

            • Budgiecat

              On the flip side, anyone remember Virtua Quest where you played as a god awful fugly anime kid instead of the Virtua Fighter cast who only served as cybernetic virtual world cameos? Talk about a letdown and a missed opportunity. I rememer wanting to get the game just so I could try to figure out a way to hack the game on my PC to try to swap him out for a VF character to play as but I never got around to it….

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILata-JkFKE

          • Budgiecat

            Beatdown FIsts of Vengeance is also cool. As as Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks.
            Also not really a beat em up, but Berserk PS2 was awesome (import).

    • GhostNomad

      Don’t forget The Bouncer.

      • Anime10121

        Love that game to this day! It had its flaws but boy is it still fun as all heck :P

        • Budgiecat

          Don’t remind me. It def coulda been worlds better than what the finished product was but Square rushed Dream Factory to finish it and that pissed them off.
          Gone were the destructible environments, non fixed camera, 360 matrix like action cam, also Sion’s pants were altered and he had a less prominent dog chain (I preferred the initial concept), and the animation was less wonky.
          I think they did one more game for them (Crimson Tears) then separated ways from Square.

      • mesul6anme

        just googled it, looks cool.

  • bloodiOS

    Maybe it’s just me but GT6’s intro theme doesn’t sound quite as catchy as this:

    • mesul6anme

      Soul in display is in GT6 though it’s not the main theme, and yes it’s better

      • bloodiOS

        Yeah, I should’ve said the intro theme. I’ll edit it in.

  • z_merquise

    2D beat-em-ups (aka belt-scrollers) is my favorite genre since I was a kid. Capcom used to be the best in making games in this genre and it’s why I was such a huge fan of them way back. From Final Fight, Captain Commando, Knights of the Round, King of Dragons to licensed games like The Punisher, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Alien vs Predator (one of my favorite games of all time!)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTHS2TIISUE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqqgEFWUbj8

    The genre is no longer popular like it used to be but I’m happy that it’s not forgotten. Also, it’s one of the reasons why I love Dragon’s Crown so much. It really capture what made the old beat-em-ups so special to me and also the it’s the fact that Dragon’s Crown is just so damn good.

    • MosquitoLemon

      This is why I am super-pissed about the region locked 3DS. Arc System Works made an incredible remake of Renegade that did so well in Japan that they released an enhanced version with tons of bonus stuff (like a history of the Kunio-Kun/River City Ransom series).

      • z_merquise

        I’m not really fond of Nintendo’s eShop. I just found it not as convenient as the downloadable games in Sony’s PSN. I’m not fond of the region-lock as well.

    • Xaltmas

      I’ve never been that big into the beat-em-up genre, but Senran Kagura Burst is my current addiction. I absolutely love it.

      I’ll be getting Dragon’s Crown on Vita soon too.

      • z_merquise

        Yeah, many people seem to enjoy Senran Kagura Burst. I may get it someday but I need a bigger SD card.

        I really recommend Dragon’s Crown. I mentioned it before but I’ll say it again, it’s my Game of the Year for 2013.

        • Xaltmas

          Are there any differences between the PS3 and Vita versions?

          • z_merquise

            Console had local co-op while Vita had ad-hoc and some touchscreen functionality. Both had online and with the patch, Vita and PS3 owners can crossplay online. But other than that, not much.

    • LordKaiser

      The genre is more popular than the SHMUPs at least and it was very popular on the 90s till the 2Ks. there was lots of gems like Final Fight 1-3, Sonic Blastman II, Ninjawarriors, Streets of Rage 1-3 etc. Most of the best where on 16 bit systems.

      Now they continue on games like Dragon’s Crown and retroid indie games.

  • Guest

    • Budgiecat

      they should put PS3/PS4 exclusive character cameos in as playable driver avatars, like Delsin Rowe, Joel, Ellie, Drake, Jodie Holmes, Gabe Logan, etc

      • MrFinalgamer

        that…would be pretty freaking cool. never thought of that. just the thought of someone like Sir Francis driving a car is hilarious XD…or are going for humans only?

        • Budgiecat

          Yeah unfortunately since I wouldn’t want it to digress into a cartoony kart type thing since this is a realistic sim racer. I’m just recalling back to the days playing MotoGP 3 for PS2 where you had to do a mile drag run against Jack Slate from Dead to Rights…

  • Xaltmas

    2014 is almost here.

    Shit is going to be fucking expensive, yo.

    • Nightcore34

      My wallet is not prepared. I told him to leave me to save himself lol.

  • bloodiOS

    Mato Kurenai Yuugekitai: Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunters sure has some wonderfully animated sprites:</a

  • shogunknight

    So, i read an article about something the Dark Souls Producer that got things stirred up with nintendo gamers.

    “Wii U never came up, and we never doubted that (decision) either. It was more of a company decision, so I wasn’t the one that decided this, but I think the audience for the Wii U is a lot different from the audience for Dark Souls.”

    Honestly, i dont blame any third party developer in making that choice now or even later. Its actually reasonable to release on the platforms you are certain would gain. I also doubt Petitions is going to change this either, localization petitions have had worse scenarios. So i dont get why hes being criticised for not releasing on a console that he/his publishing company are very uncertain of selling. Im still shocked at the W101 and Lost World sales after all the adverts and hype.

    • Xaltmas

      You forgot the part where he apparently burst into laughter when asked about the console.

      Can’t say I blame FromSoft tho. Dark Souls II on Wii U would be a complete waste of time and money.

      • shogunknight

        Yeah, i think some sites over exaggerated that part. Would have been better if there was a video of the interview though. Is it actually impossible for someone to actually just buy the game on 360/PS3/PC instead if he/she really wants to play it other than let the dev and his team use up much more resources to make on it only to get about the same or lower sales of most third parties on WiiU?

        • Xaltmas

          Well, you’ve got some people who only buy Nintendo platforms (which is straight-up insane).

          • shogunknight

            That may not be a wise decision for a gamer to do. They will miss out on a lot of good games. Usually my best combination is a Sony console (usually end up with both tbh) and a nintendo console with PC as support. It may have been a different scenario if he was asked about dark souls on 3ds…..wonder how it would even look/work….yeah that one is out of the question too

            • Xaltmas

              My platforms of choice tend to be Microsoft consoles and Sony handhelds, despite me buying everything.

              Nintendo consoles get great games, some of the best ever made, but I’d need a Playstation or an Xbox to go with it.

      • Budgiecat

        I hate the name Wii U.

        I hate it so much….so much…

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Yeah… I couldn’t imagine something like Dark Souls being on Wii U, lol. It would be like trying to sell old people spicy food. It’s just not a good idea.

      Sure, it can be done, but they wouldn’t really profit from it at all since their main audience is on PS3, I’d say. On that same note though, I’d feel incredibly uncomfortable seeing a Mario game on PS4. It just wouldn’t belong, imo.

      • Budgiecat

        Its like when Sega put Yakuza HD collection on Wii U then made it Japan only thinking Wii U consumers would buy it. pffft…

        • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

          Yeah, that sold incredibly bad, lol. It was a terrible move and I’m still not entirely sure why they did it. The Wii U itself was selling bad enough already, so I don’t know why they thought that would randomly boost sales or something since that wasn’t their target audience. Plus, Nintendo isn’t really known for sandbox games anyway.

          • Budgiecat

            Well even Super Mario 3D world isnt selling that great… Wii U is really a console in distress…

            • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

              That’s true. Maybe Japan is finally getting tired of tradition and want to be more like the West (again). It seems they have lost interest in Mario and Super Robot Wars as of lately. Final Fantasy isn’t doing so well any more either.

              I’m not sure about Zelda, but I have a feeling it’s not that great any more as well. I think it may be time for a new age where we finally let our childhood mascots such as Mario, Samus, Link, and Snake finally get some much deserved rest.

              • Pyrofrost

                Yeah, many Japanese people I’ve met over the past while are basically reverse weaboos.

                It’s just a rotating phase for most people “the desire for change or difference” and “the desire of tradition or familiarity.” It’s a rotating desire for all people, and everyone goes through this to a certain degree.

  • bloodiOS

    *LOL* I happened to stumble upon this article and got a good laugh out of it:

    http://www.destructoid.com/the-ps3-is-porn-console-king-360-is-indeed-for-teens-266917.phtml

    • mesul6anme

      the search ranking cracked me up lol

  • TheExile285

    Is anyone else disappointed by the lack of news from Jump Fiesta this year?

    I mean I wasn’t expecting a TGS but I did expect at least 1 game announcement and some news on already announced games. So far, all I’ve seen are the Namco & SE trailers. Can’t even find offscreen gameplay of anything except NUN Storm Revolutions.

    • Xaltmas

      These events are getting increasingly pointless since publishers can use the internet to announce stuff whenever they want, like Atlus did recently and like the Senran Kagura live-stream next month.

      The only reason E3 is still relevant is because it’s televised.

      • Budgiecat

        Dont forget Nintendo Direct

        But hey…..here’s Cranky Kong..

        • Anime10121

          Lol, Nintendos first big showing at a western gaming thing and what do they show? Cranky Kong!!!

    • Anime10121

      Honestly, jump festa has never been good for anything besides new kingdom hearts trailers , trailers for some of SE’s smaller titles, and Naruto/other Namco Bandai property like Digimon (which don’t forget WAS technically announced ther, the magazine leaked early and ruined the surprise as usual).

      Jump really isn’t about games anyway, it’s more about, well, Jump products, toys, figures, etc etc…

    • EX+

      Ikr?! The only 3 half decent-good game events this year were Nintendo’s January Direct (that momentum is gone though, lol) Sony’s PS4 reveal and E3. E3 was only good for me because of Tom Clancy’s: The Division, Mirror’s Edge 2, Final Fantasy XV and Kingdom Hearts III.
      TGS sucked donkey balls.
      I hope Japanese publishers take the internet route, like Atlus did.
      Especially SE.
      Western devs wouldn’t dare to go that route. Everything they announce needs to be on dat TV you know? Lol

  • PrinceHeir

    hello everyone!!

    it’s been awhile!! finally i’m on break time :)

    so how’s everyone doing? seems X-mas is coming up!!

    so what games or anime/manga have you been playing/watching/reading??

    just finished Psycho Pass right now, and wow i love it! definitely a 9/10 for me!! i can’t wait for Season 2 and Movie!

    also been playing some handheld games. just finished Ys I Chronicles on PSP a few days ago! such an addicting game and i can’t believed i had missed out on this! i’m also at the last case of Ace Attorney Justice for All so i can’t wait to finish it this week.

    also Muramasa Rebirth and Corpse Party(shout out to z_merquise!!)

    amazing games!! and i really understand why Japan loves portable so much ^^

    also bought alot of animes this week :D

    Cyberteam in Akihabara DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)

    1 of Diamond Daydreams Complete Collection DVD (Hyb) (Thinpak)

    1 of Evangelion, Neon Genesis: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo Blu-ray (Hyb)(PREORDER)

    1 of Jinki: Extend DVD Complete Collection (Hyb)

    1 of Master of Martial Hearts DVD Complete Set (Hyb)

    1 of Utena, Revolutionary Girl: The Movie CD Soundtrack

    all for 36$(not counting Eva 3.33) i love rightstuf sales :)

    it’s also been awhile since i last read Code Breaker and was surprised to see that the manga ended last summer and i’m at 220(230 final chapter)

    i’ll finish that one up as well this week.

    i have a request for Sal or Zero! please can you open the Open forum on X-mas day and use either or both of these images as a header!!

    http://static4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20131217072437/deadoralive/images/c/c6/300022110.jpg

    http://cdn.dualshockers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/pic_san2_03.jpg

    love Momiji!! and what better way to spend X-mas with her along with Gematsu ^^

    thanks again for reading this!!

    • EX+

      Hey! I’m on break too!

      For some reason, I started rewatching the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Lucky Star. Lol, I don’t know why, I just did.

      I’ve also been watching Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari. I can’t get the toothbrush seen out of my head. The anime itself is awesome for me. The art is so good and attractive, down to the opening being so colorful and joyful. I really like that.

      I’ve been putting in some time for The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. I need to get another Skyward Sword disc though. Mine is completely funked.

      Tales Of Xillia is also keeping me entertained. I can’t wait for Zestiria.

      Did you hear that the artist of Bakuman and Death Note is adapting a novel called ‘All You Need Is Kill’? I can’t wait for that!.

      I’ve never actually read Code Breaker TBH

      Aside from that, I’ve been watching some of the older Big Bang Theory episodes (the new ones are too focused on sex and the girls) and listening to music. This track was posted on YT today, but damn, it sounds good!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzdJCMbF01g

      • PrinceHeir

        woo i watched Lucky Star last 2010.

        i plan on watching Haruhi maybe next year. Sugita is the main man there ^^

        actually i’ve been thinking if i should watched the Monogatari series since i last watched Bakemonogatari last 2011, but my memory of it is a little fuzzy.

        my brother is playing Twilight Princess and man it looks like a very fun and dark game!!!

        but for me, i prefer Ys over The Legend of Zelda series. Adol is just a badass ^^

        oh cool!! i never watched any live TV shows anymore.

        the last one i’ve watched was 24 and Prison Break(my favorite)

        Supernatural is probably the only thing that peaks my interest. i might get the blu rays sometime in the future

    • z_merquise

      Oh hey! You haven’t post in the Open Forum for some time.
      So you now got Corpse Party and Muramasa: Rebirth. I hope you enjoy them. I had Corpse Party: Book of Shadows when it went on sale ($10) last November but I haven’t tried it till now. I played Muramamasa in Vita and got all the ending so now I’ll just wait for the DLC.

      • PrinceHeir

        thanks :D

        yes really addicted to both games. i just finished Chapter 2 Corpse Party last night and it was crazy!!

        i think i get the system now, it seems you need specific ways of doing things, since sometimes an event leads to a wrong end just because i forget to get something in another room.

        wow you really love Vanillaware games huh?? XD

        so it has multiple endings? guess this game really have tons of replayability huh :D

        and wow i can’t believed the DLC hasn’t been released yet!!

  • Pekola

    Observation/Food for thought:

    You have a garden. Except the garden is barren and all it has is soil. Right in the middle is only one flower which has been really beautiful and well cared for. But currently, it has been ravaged and it’s left a bit damaged.

    You come in and see the flower and get mad because it used to be pretty. And yet you have big garden here that could be filled with lots of them if only it was properly cared for.

    The lone flower is Square Enix. The garden is Japanese JRPG development.

    We have Mistwalker. Namco Bandai, Level-5, Tecmo Koei, Nippon Ichi, Compile Heart/Idea Factory, Monolith Soft, ect ect.

    Where is Mistwalker with their big entry for PS4? Oh, right.
    Why is Monolith Soft now only exclusive for Nintendo? Hmm.
    Compile Heart has seriously improved a lot, maybe they can bring something epic to the table? Lolno.

    No one wants to take the first step even though Ni No Kuni and Tales of Xillia where decent business ventures. Even though Persona has done well. Even though Dragon’s Crown has sold incredibly beyond expectations.

    And yet Square is actually releasing XV and KH3 (if all goes well) and we crucify them, when everything else is almost as shit.

    Or does making mobile games suddenly mean they’re worse than studios/companies which aren’t making squat?

    Something is incredibly wrong with Japanese video game development. And the only ones who have honestly mentioned desire to continue the whole JRPG thing on consoles have been the Square and the guys involved in Drakengard 3.

    The rest are either playing it safe or just not releasing anything.

    Discuss.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      I wouldn’t necessarily compare them to a lone flower. The garden itself is actually quite full, rather than barren, it’s just that many people wish to only focus on one flower more than the others since it may be more beautiful. The problem here doesn’t lie with development as a whole, but the people involved. Despite strong efforts for each party to coexist with one another, it’s a difficult process.

      One group wishes to move forward while another wishes to go back. There is also another group that wants things to remain the same because they prefer stability as opposed to taking risks for innovation and diversity. From a business perspective, this puts a lot of companies in a difficult position because it’s becoming harder and harder to determine what people actually want when the demographics continue to change due to varying generations of consumers intermingling with each other.

      It then becomes a question of, ‘Whose interests are more important? Who will we get the most profit from? How will we continue if we don’t succeed and lose their trust?’ The reason why mobile games are coming out more frequently is because they realize there is stability in that market, therefore the risk is minimal. However, the console demographic is always fluctuating, making it much harder to predict as to what kind of game they should make next. To put it another way… Think of how many people are wanting a sequel to X game and are continuously turned down, despite the demand being so high.

      Why do you think that is? It’s because their audience is always changing their minds… Sometimes even on a day-to-day basis. Sure, they may really want a sequel to something specific, but they may also want that new game you are developing even more, despite them being vastly different. Things like this can help ease the pain of possibly never seeing that sequel you really want.

      As a whole, I guess you could say that a lot of companies are playing it safe by not making “squat” because they want to see the kind of reactions people have from the larger companies’ titles before stepping into that scenario. At least then, they will have a more controlled environment after calculating sales figures and reviews from consumers, and have a better understanding of what it is people want and will begin working on a project with this in mind.

      So yes, I would agree that some companies are playing it safe for now, but if I was in their shoes, and had less money to toss around, I would be doing the same.

    • MosquitoLemon

      You’re talking about the PS3 and the PS3 only. And the problem with the PS3 (and now the PS4) is that it takes them FOREVER and costs way too much to make a blockbuster title. The majority of these companies have put great stuff, RPG or otherwise, out on handhelds. Consoles are now for developers that have been using PC architecture forever (ie; Western devs), and Japan is getting left behind.

      XV and KH3? They are being crucified because they have been talking about those games for years with little to show for it.

      • EX+

        No one should be getting angry at SE when it comes to KH3.
        The game wasn’t really necessary until DDD released. Not to mention they only actually announced it back at E3 this year. Not to mention, it’s a new next-gen game. So many new possibilities are available.
        FF15 is much more understandable. I’m glad it’s a next gen game, but SE did say they would show it frequently.
        I guess the marketing will only start once the PS4 releases in Japan. I think we’ll get a huge blowout at E3 2014.

    • Xaltmas

      Monolith Soft is owned by Nintendo now.

      Also, the JRPG fanbase is so melodramatic. There are plenty of games to look forward to.

      • EX+

        I wouldn’t say they’re melodramatic, but they can be a bit too negative.

        • Xaltmas

          One of my favorite genres is Japanese survival horror. There is ONE game coming out that fits that category.

          One. Game.

          I find it hard to feel sorry for JRPG fans. :/

      • Pekola

        Editing because of reasons.

        I don’t think people are being melodramatic. Specially when everything is slowly creeping towards mobiles and long-standing franchises may not see the light of day unless it’s on a phone.

        But that’s just me. I don’t mind mobile games, but going forward I think they’ll start dominating Japanese development.

    • Xaltmas

      You should mention other issues like Capcom’s constant outsourcing to western developers and the self-deprecation of industry vets like Mikami and Inafune.

  • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

    Hello, wonderful people of Gematsu! The last deals for the ’12 Deals of Christmas’ involved TLoU and P4G. Snapped up P4G since I already own TLoU (that sexy Joel edition). Now, I own at least one version of each Persona title. So happy. XD

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Now beat them all. o.o

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

        Haha, plan to. :D I have beaten P3P, three more to go.

    • Pyrofrost

      I approve ^_^
      I hope you enjoy them all as well!

      • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

        Thanks. Plan to do so, once I finish either Persona 1 or 2. :D

        • Pyrofrost

          Did you get PSP’s Innocent Sin, and do you have either the PSP’s or PS1’s Eternal Punishmen?

          • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

            Yes, I do have PSP’s Innocent Sin. I don’t have either but I would only be able to get the PS1 version of EP.

            • Pyrofrost

              Yeah, it’s available on PSN. I just wanted to let you know when you decided to play 2, play them together, meaning Innocent Sin then Eternal Punishment. This is for reasons I won’t explain due to spoilers and whatnot.

              • http://s932.photobucket.com/ usagi_san

                That’s alright. It’s a shame we aren’t getting the PSP version but I’ll just have to pick up the PS1 when I can. P2 gets a lot love – I’m enjoying what I’ve seen, so far, from Innocent Sin.

                • Pyrofrost

                  I agree, it’s great!

                  You get to see the evolution of the series as well since you’re playing them all. It has definitely come a long ways, that’s for sure :3

  • EX+

    I noticed something about how the characters in Persona 3 and 4 summon their Personas.
    Persona 3’s theme was death and a Persona was summoned by a character shooting themselves in the head and surviving the blast. To me, that symbolizes fighting against Death.
    Persona 4 had the theme of finding the Truth, no matter how much the characters like or dislike it. Personas were summoned by breaking cards.
    The connection between cards and Truth isn’t clear at first, but to me, the characters of Persona 4 were gambling to find the truth. Many critical choices had to be made and many of them had consequences. Not only that, but characters were betting their lives for simply getting involved with the situation.
    I think the characters of Persona 5 will summon their Personas by using keys in some way, since the theme of the game is Freedom, from society specifically.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      That cards connection is weak as hell but ok. As for P5 summoning… keys could work, but I don’t see that being what happens.

      • EX+

        Yeah, I had to think about that one a bit.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          I do believe there is a connection though between the way they summon and the theme of the game. Still keys just don’t seem like what it will be, but I have nothing against that being what it is, if it is. It seems cool enough. Maybe they take their key and stick it in front of them turning it and opening an imaginary door letting their persona free.

      • 罪罰

        They should use headphones, cuz they look baller.

    • 罪罰

      The truth was hidden by a mist, and the only thing that let them see through it, was the glasses. The glasses are the representation of the theme. When you discover the real truth, there’s no need for them and you do the Myriad of Truths.

      • EX+

        Yeah, that’s true. I was trying to connect the way they summon their Personas to the theme though. But I guess it’s true enough.
        They only summon their Personas when they’re in the TV. When they’re in the TV, they need the glasses.

    • MrFinalgamer

      or…you know it’s just an animation. you don’t see the characters in P2 removing masks to summon their personas or doing some christian stuff in P1 (although they do summon demons…)

      • EX+

        Well, ever since Persona 3, the Persona games have had stronger themes.
        At least, that’s what some people tell me. I haven’t played Persona 1 or 2… how are they?

        • MrFinalgamer

          gameplay wise they’re REALLY dated…like almost Dragon Warrior dated (…okay i might be exaggerating there) they play just like SMT. they even have the whole intergotations with demons (and in P1 and 2 they’re actually demons, not shadows).
          P1’s plot is weird, but i would recommend the PSP version since it has good translation, snow queen, and white mark (i will never know why the made him black)
          P2 is quite better, although gameplay wise it’s still sluggish. the plot (IMO) is amazing, the best in the series, but you do need to remember to play them in order (Innocent Sin, then Eternal Punishment). P2 has alot of connections to P1 as well (including some characters coming back) so do keep that in mind.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            In the PSP version of P2EP there is a connection to P3 as well. BUT WE WILL NEVER GET IT!!!!!!! Sorry… I had a slight outburst there.

            • MrFinalgamer

              oh really? how are they connected? now i definitely want EP PSP XD more games to add to the list i suppose…

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                It explains how the demons became shadows.

                • MrFinalgamer

                  holy crap! i gotta look that up then! someone better be working on a translation for this!

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    Yah I’d like that to, I have no idea how that story works, but I know of it.

  • Xaltmas

    Let’s compile a list of all upcoming JRPGs (forgive me if I missed any)

    Monolith Software’s X
    Class of Heroes 2G
    Tales of Zestiria
    Bravely Second
    Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth
    Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth
    Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
    Dragon Quest Monsters 2
    Conception II
    Drakengard 3
    Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII
    Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky SC
    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2
    The Witch and the Hundred Knight
    Atelier Escha and Logy
    Dark Souls II
    Bravely Default (US)
    Noire Gekishin Black Heart
    Final Fantasy XV
    Kingdom Hearts III
    Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
    Natural Doctrine
    Disgaea 4 Return
    Dragon Quest I – VIII for mobile
    Breath of Fire VI
    Persona 5
    Ar no Surge
    Tales of Symphonia Chronicles
    Devil Survivor 2 Break Record

    Where does this mentality that JRPGs are dead/dying come from?

    Now lets look at upcoming games in my favorite genre, action.

    Bayonetta 2
    Yaiba Ninja Gaiden Z
    Lily Bergamo
    Ninja Gaiden IV (recently suggested)

    Well damn.

    • EX+

      Well said! So many awesome JRPGs on the way!

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Ok so let me say something… you mixed both new games and games getting US release. Fix that. You also included games coming out for bullshit mobile. Fix that. You included games that aren’t exactly JRPGs. Fix that. Even with that fixed the list is still quite long. Remove another like 3 if you don’t include remakes. Again still a hefty list.

      • Xaltmas

        I was trying to make the point that the genre isn’t dead, not some kind of accurate release schedule.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          X
          Tales of Zestiria
          Bravely Second
          Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
          Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth
          Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2
          Dark Souls II
          Noire Gekishin Black Heart
          Final Fantasy XV
          Kingdom Hearts III
          Natural Doctrine
          Persona 5
          Ar no Surge
          Sen no Kiseki 2 (sp?)

          There a more accurate list.

          • Xaltmas

            14 games. While the genre clearly isn’t experiencing a renaissance like it was on the SNES and PSOne, it’s still pretty far from dead.

          • EX+

            Well… yeah I guess.
            But JRPGs will still get announced in the future.

    • Budgiecat

      Now in comparison, list the upcoming WRPG’s

      • Xaltmas

        Torment: Tides of Numenera
        Cyberpunk 2077
        Dragon Age: Inquisition
        Pillars of Eternity
        The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
        Divinity: Original Sin
        Shroud of the Avatar
        Might & Magic X: Legacy
        Lords of the Fallen
        South Park: Stick of Truth
        Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor

      • Pekola

        But don’t forget to factor in that most western games:

        – Can be found on most consoles (besides one or two exclusives; barring Wii U, ect)

        – Can be found on PC, which can run a gigantic library of games through steam.

        Accessibility. Whereas, if you want Japanese developed games, they’re stretched over two different consoles (PS3, Wii U) and two different mobiles (Vita, 3DS)

        @Xaltmas: I know this is a reaction to my post. And let me tell you, the point was completely lost. The actual point wasn’t how barren JRPG’s are. Rather, how Japanese development (consoles mainly) is slow and undergoing serious troubles.

        • Xaltmas

          Your entire post consisted of nothing but JRPGs and JRPG developers.

          Sorry if I missed the point.

          • Pekola

            Xaltmas, I’m not mad or anything ;3

            I just find it kind of hurtful that you indirectly called me melodramatic and then went on to post something in reaction to it.

            I’m sorry if I’m coming off strong.

            • Xaltmas

              I’ll admit that I completely missed the point of your post, and I apologize. I took it as more doom and gloom about the JRPG genre and I was mistaken.

  • EX+

    Well… since it’s likely that we will not get to see FF15 until E3 2014, what are your conditions? What do you want to see, aside from a release date?

    • Xaltmas

      I want to see just how big the game world really is.

      • EX+

        Well their are gonna be four main countries.
        Luciis, Accordo, Tenebrae and Niflhiem. How big they are is gonna be interesting to see.

    • MrFinalgamer

      if you can switch characters in battle like in Type-0. how’s the shooting (since prompto is going to use it) some of the vehicles getting some use (we know there’s at least cars, chocobos and airships, but we haven’t seen a single thing yet) and how the world map is structured, and who’s going to do the english dub for everyone

      • EX+

        Agreed.
        Prompto’s style intrigues me. I was hoping to see more of him, but oh well.

    • bloodiOS

      I want to see young Caelum actually gets wet when he’s in the water. Hell, it was downright awkward seeing him swimming and diving in the water with his clothes and hair looking completely dry… And they should fix those water attacks so that they don’t look like giant blasts of semen. Anyway, that and significantly more focus on Stella!

      • EX+

        Semen? Lol.
        The water thing will be fixed. The game is no where near finished. Lol
        Stella will be a major point.

      • DarkLegacy

        Stella’s beautiful.

        And you say the water looks like semen? lol

        • bloodiOS

          Have you seen those huge, thick, and milky blasts of semen? And the semen dragon?

          • Pekola

            Bloodios no.
            Bloodios stop.
            Bloodios y dis.

          • DarkLegacy

            Lol yeah. Hopefully the water will be fixed in the game

          • new_tradition

            There’s a deeper meaning that our feeble minds can’t comprehend O_O

            (I actually never noticed the cumly water before…)

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              HA. Comely. A joke can be made!

    • Budgiecat

      PSN demo

    • DarkLegacy

      More of that black haired woman, and what her name will be. And I like to see Noctis use link form, that’ll help us in combat. Anything else you’d like to see of FFXV at E3 next year?

      • EX+

        Prompto and Ignis. I want to see how they fight.

        • DarkLegacy

          I’d like to see how Ignis fights. Am I right that Ignis has a load of weapons in the game?

    • new_tradition

      I’m interested in the stealth gameplay. Personally I’m pretty bad at that type of gaming (main reason why I never got into Metal Gear Solid), so I’d like to know how much is gonna be in the game, and if it’s a mandatory aspect, or I could just go “f*ck it” and do what I want, lol.

      • EX+

        It seems you’ll be able to take cover and transport with Noct.
        Prompto would be the best for cover though, since he is the only one who can manually aim firearms.
        I don’t think it’ll be a mandatory aspect.

  • bloodiOS

    Man, I wish someone would pick up the licensing for Full Metal Panic! and release more volumes of the light novels over here, in the West.

    • Budgiecat

      why not heavy short stories?

      • bloodiOS

        ???

  • DarkLegacy

    Hi everyone! I took a break from here by playing Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag, and I’ve just finished a mission where Blackbeard dies. So I will take a break from the game until it is time for me to sail the seas

  • Xaltmas

    If you could only buy three games next year, what would they be? (pics)

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Next year? Only 3? Uh… I guess Bravely Default, I assume Persona Q and DS2BR are both coming next year. I hope they are at least. So those 3. Atlus for life.

    • Pekola

      Hmm…

      Definitely Drakengard 3 because I really want some Nier-y goodness.
      Bravely Default because I’ve heard good things about it.

      I want to say Xillia 2 or Lightning Returns but I’d put them off just because I know they’ll get price drops (like XIII-2 and Xillia did)

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        LR?! BAKA! Xillia is ok though.

    • bloodiOS

      I personally had these three pre-ordered so… might as well use them:

    • Nate

      Halo 5, Titan Fall, and Destiny!

    • MrFinalgamer

      Layton 6, FF X HD, bravely default (if by some miracle Type-0 gets released next year, then you can remove FF X)

  • bloodiOS

    I’ve just realized that the Zestria thread is locked. Zero finally made his move?

    • Xaltmas

      Did something happen?

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        A lot of off topic bullshit. Kind of like me and the open forum a couple weeks ago.

      • bloodiOS

        Someone registered an account to troll TetsuyaHikari (and even openly admitted that he is a troll.) Shit got out of hands real quick…

    • http://twitter.com/kazumalynx Zero

      I finally got the time to look at all the comments. I’ve opened it back up.

      • bloodiOS

        Thank you for cleaning it up.

  • bloodiOS

    I remember the best thing about Mobile Suit Gundam SEED is the fact that it has many theme songs that I like. Out of all of those songs though, I personally find Akatsuki no Kurama to be the most memorable.

    • new_tradition

      I liked “River” personally myself :3

      (That reminds me, I need to watch SEED Destiny one day…)

      • bloodiOS

        I personally don’t like Destiny as much… Shinn and Stella are both a tad too crazy for my liking…

        • new_tradition

          Were they in SEED? I don’t recall their names…

          I actually was just googling SEED Destiny, and I’ve read some comments saying it ended kind of badly, or was underwhelming (I’m not sure, tried to avoid spoilers, lol).

          Would you agree?

          • bloodiOS

            Nah, they’re exclusive to Destiny. Anyway, if anything I think the whole show was consistently underwhelming from start to finish… might be worth a watch just for the sake of completion though (so I recommend using torrents, instead of going out to buy or even rent the DVDs.)

            • new_tradition

              I see. I guess I’ll try to find some then when I get time. Thanks ^^

              • bloodiOS

                If you decide to use BitTorrent, use this link:

                http://bakabt.me/142086-gundam-seed-destiny-h264-ahq.html

                Make sure your BitTorrent client is on their Whitelist though:

                http://bakabt.me/whitelist.php

    • Nate

      That’s an awesome one. The seed series always had good theme songs. However, I think my favorite song will always be “Just Communication” from Gundam Wing!

      • PrinceHeir

        wow!!

        i was just listening to that song as well as Rhythm Emotion :D

    • PrinceHeir

      hmm i don’t remember alot of Gundam Seed songs :(

      but for Gundam Seed Destiny it’s Bokutachi no Yukue ^^

      but i prefer Gundam Wing :)

      Rhythm Emotion and Just Communication!

      soo good!!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0FSMyFs6-U

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj_mkmpnWcc

    • PrinceHeir

      damn i forgot add Endless Wing’s Theme!

      Last Impression!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OX3xHXXM2PA

    • Nice Boat

      I think every TM Revolution theme is a must. From the classic my favorite was A Sign of Zeta but it’s a shame it was removed from English versions. “Fly! Gundam” 0079 was basically a toy commercial so I never listen to it. Then 00 had Daybreak’s Hell.

  • Xaltmas
    • bloodiOS

      This is why you never wait till your limit is reached before standing in line for the restroom.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      those eyes!

  • EX+

    Bloodios , you might like this. But damn, Guren No Yumiya really does go with everything.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sHovFcKU88g

  • Nightcore34

    Hey everyone, Atlus has wished everyone a merry Christmas through this website http://atlus.com/holiday2013/

    • Xaltmas

      Well, that pretty much confirms a localization of Devil Survivor 2: Break Record.

      • Nightcore34

        Well glad I could assist. I’ve never played a devil survivor yet, just got into persona with golden but maybe looking at more titles would be good.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Sort of but not really, but it isn’t like we didn’t expect it to come did we?

        • Xaltmas

          No one has really been talking about it. Probably because of all the Persona related announcements.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Possibly, but still.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Been up for a while now, but thanks?

      • Nightcore34

        Your welcome, I just realised that I’d not seen anyone report this so I decided to show it, If someone already has then my apologies.

        • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

          Nope, you are the first, as far as I know. (I know a lot, I have seen basically all the posts here.)

          • Nightcore34

            Yay, I’m honoured. But how can you remember all the posts especially since this is a 2nd opening of this forum.

            • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

              I don’t remember every single one, but I do remember not seeing this posted.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      awesome. love atlus.

      • Nightcore34

        They give a nice personalised feeling don’t they, they feel more friendly than other companies. At least I think so.

        • TheBlackRabbit

          yes it is atlus an nisa for me :D

    • MrFinalgamer

      quite shocking to see SMT get some love, instead of Persona . hell even Etrian Oddisey got some love! maybe they can give Trauma Center a bit of love as well?

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Well Persona hasn’t had anything new, and even the rerelease of P4 was last year not this year wasn’t it? SBK and TC are all but forgotten by Atlus I am guessing.

      • Nightcore34

        Well you can’t forget your roots can you, just because they showed persona 5 doesn’t mean they forgot SMT

    • Bloodios

      Based Atlus USA showing its love for Nintendo fans by using only artworks of titles released exclusively on Nintendo systems. Merry Christmas, Nintendo fans. PlayStation (and other) fans, you can all suck it!

      ***Don't take this post seriously, people.***

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        lol I didn’t think about that… I guess there really hasn’t been a NEW Persona in a while so yah.

      • Nightcore34

        Who knows maybe next year they’ll show something exclusive to PS, then you can suck it. (Don’t take this seriously, just a joke) Merry Christmas.

        • Bloodios

          I am sucking it though, since I only own PlayStation systems (aside from the DS.)
          xD

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Get a damn 3DS!!! Fuck Wii U that has a shit library (I own one and know the pains.)

            • Bloodios

              Err, I don’t know. In my opinion, there isn’t enough in the 3DS’s library (or the Vita, Wii U, and PS4) that would interest me enough to make me buy one.

              • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                There is a ton of 3DS games though. Well a good amount anyways.

                • Bloodios

                  Tons of games, but not many that interested me.

                  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                    Really? Do you not like RPGs? There are a ton on there.

                    • Bloodios

                      Titles that interested me: Bravely Default: For the Sequel, Devil Summoner: Soul Hackers, Fire Emblem Awakening, Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance, and Shin Megami Tensei IV. That’s about it.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Hmm… well that is still a decent amount (and I own them all besides BD because it is not out).

                    • Bloodios

                      I’d probably get them a few years from now on.

                    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

                      Hmm… o.o K.

          • Nightcore34

            I’m the same, I have a ps 3 and vita but only a ds for Nintendo.

  • Nice Boat

    DON’T LOSE YOUR CHRISTMAS WAY!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmgA3moScyA

    • TheBlackRabbit

      woot

    • DarkLegacy

      Awesome song!

  • Xaltmas

    http://www.khinsider.com/news/Nomura-discusses-HD-2-5-ReMIX-KH3-chi-more-in-latest-Famitsu-3479

    • Nomura said he is currently writing the scenario for KINGDOM HEARTS III now.

    • FINAL FANTASY XV is still currently focused on development and I want you to wait until the timing is right to reveal more information.

    Please be excited.

    • EX+

      Yeah, I read that.
      I think it’s good news. We might not have to wait until E3 for some more info on FF15.

      • Xaltmas

        It’s the KHIII info that is the issue. They obviously announced it way too early.

        • EX+

          Well yeah.
          People were getting pissed at SE for not revealing KH3, even though the game wasn’t really necessary until DDD released.
          So to get them off their backs, they announced it at E3.
          2016 is when KH3 will get released. Mark my words.
          Personally, I really don’t mind it. Right now, I want to play FF15 more than KH3.

          • Xaltmas

            I’m betting on 2017 with FFXV in late 2015.

          • MrFinalgamer

            TBH i think most people we’re just angry at the fact that they released handheld game after handheld game with no KH3 in the horizon (how the hell do you have 7 games on your series and only have 2 numbered games!?)

          • DarkLegacy

            There were a lot of reactions to when KH3 was announced. People thought “Is it another HD remix?” but when the title came and said Kingdom Hearts III, then they were happy to see that KH3 was coming.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQdBVAmOqeE

  • EX+

    So according to the NeoGAF insider Thuway, Titanfall runs at 720p native on the XBO.

    • Bloodios

      Didn’t CBOAT already said that a while back? Still plenty of time left for the devs to up the resolution though.

    • Xaltmas

      This has been known for a while now. 720p and 60FPS.

      • Bloodios

        I still think there might be room for 900p by launch time.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    yo gematsu y zero so god like?

  • Xaltmas

    Oh man I can’t wait to play Zone of the-

    -15 minute update-

    And now I remember why I don’t use my PS3 very often.

  • z_merquise
    • DarkLegacy

      Nice fanart. And Merry Christmas

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      Cool fanarts!

    • Gigus

      These are pretty kewl! Are they yours?

      • z_merquise

        Nope. Hehe, I wish I could draw.

        It’s from the artist “Matsu-sensei” who really loves to draw lots of Dragon’s Crown fanart. You can see the source link where I found it at the bottom of the pics.

        • Gigus

          OH! Sorry I missed the source link XD. I can’t really say its hard or easy to draw but if you put your heart into it and have the dedication, you could pretty much do it. Too be honest I only started drawing a year ago and I’ve shared my art with gematsu users already. After sharing it, I can pretty much say I’m happy with the results and feedback I’ve been getting here from the community. You can ask some of the regulars and zero about it. Heres a sample :P

          https://teepublic.com/show/10845-minions-of-horror

  • Bloodios

    With Kingdom Hearts III probably not going to be released for at least a couple more years, I wonder if Square Enix would remaster Dream Drop Distance in HD? Also, I wonder if we are going to see the HD Collection being released for PS4 and XBO? I mean, what’s the point of keeping the collection exclusive to PlayStation when they’re going to release Kingdom Hearts III on both next-gen systems?

    • Xaltmas

      It probably wouldn’t hurt to release the KH HD collections on the Xbone at some point, if not just 1, 2 and BBS.

      However, I’m sure there are some people who could write an entire essay on why the Xbox fanbase doesn’t deserve/won’t appreciate/is too stupid for Kingdom Hearts.

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

      I still don’t get why BBS Final Mix had to be included in this and not DDD. I wonder if it’s really a contract thing but logically speaking it’s not 2.5 without DDD it’s more like 2.1-0 (since BBS is also known as KH 0). BBS FM HD could have stood on it’s own admittedly, game is that good or even finally used the idea for Volume 2 and re-release it a little after. Just the thought of the timeline for Aqua after BBS is enticing. Some crazy things happened and it’s worth a game to find out but then who would work on it, the team is doing KH3 =(

      • new_tradition

        Technically Re:Coded took place after KH2, so naming wise, it makes sense, lol ;D

        But yeah, I’m with you on content. DDD would’ve been way better to have than Re:Coded, even as a scenes only part of 2.5

        (though as I said in my above reply, I could see them remaking KH3D into game itself to help give more money and stall KH3 a while more)

    • new_tradition

      Its been hypothesized a lot that KH3D will get remade for PS3. I was against it at first, but looking at the time frame, and Nomura’s desire to release a KH game a year, it makes the most sense to see the hypothetical DDD remake game in 2015 and hopefully KH3 in 2016.

      If not DDD, then I’d welcome one more new KH installment. In my opinion, I don’t think KH3 told from only Sora’s (and potentially Riku’s) POV will end the Xehanort series conclusively. I think we need to see events in other characters’ eyes to completely end Xehanort’s story.

      Unless KH3 is going to be a really long game that does have multiple POVs beyond Sora and Riku…

      As for ReMIX games being on Sony, I wouldn’t be surprised if one day, 1.5, 2.5, possible filler game before KH3, and KH3 were released in some uber awesome master collection edition that would be playable on the XBOX One and PS4.

      Related note, I’m curious to see how much KH3 will sell on the XBOX One…There was no other game on the XBOX consoles, so people faithful to the brand probably had no exposure to the KH series-would they want to blindly get the last game in the Xehanort Saga?

      • Bloodios

        Yeah, I was told that DDD is an important link in the story. If there’s anything that would properly prepare people for KHIII, it would be DDD.

        The sales for KHIII might determine whether or not there’s going to be a XBO version (or next Xbox, considering how long it takes to pump out a KH title *LOL*) for the next installment of KH. I’m sure they will expect lower sales in comparison to the PS4 version, but if it’s devastatingly low, I think they’ll just pull the plug right then and there.

        • new_tradition

          I guess it depends on what agreements are in place. Again, I’ve read speculation that Microsoft paid SE to get FFXV and KH3 on their systems. They did it for FFXIII, so I wouldn’t be surprised.

          (I’m more surprised FFXIV 2.0 isn’t going to be on XBOX One; unless that changes within the next year…)

          • Bloodios

            That certainly is a good point. There’s no way that Square would make those two titles exclusive to XBO, but if Microsoft pays just to have those two titles appear on the XBO, it’s a pretty good deal for Square Enix overall.

            Regarding FFXIV, the issue is that Square Enix wants all versions of the game to be interconnected and Microsoft doesn’t allow that, so there isn’t any port planned for their systems…

  • Xaltmas

    It feels like it’s been ages since I have used a Dualshock. I’m ashamed to say I am not adjusting well.

  • GhostNomad

    Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates it! If you celebrate something else, I hope you have an awesome holiday as well :D

    • Bloodios

      Merry Christmas!

    • new_tradition

      Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays :3

    • DarkLegacy

      Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year :)

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Merry Christmas, everyone.

    Have a wonderful day.

    http://i.minus.com/ibufKwCZbkGBkF.gif

    • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

      lol

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    xbox one = fail

    • Xaltmas

      Being a console warrior and a childish fanboy = fail

  • http://www.android.com/ HyperTallih

    Merry Christmas Eve Everyone!

  • Gigus

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays Gematsuians! Hope the gifts you guys gave to others have given them joy and appreciation towards you for being kind hearted and thoughtful. :) Sorry no drawing/tee designs today. Been too busy enjoying my break. Keep an eye out for them though. I might just drop’em by and no one notices XD.

    BYE!

  • Xaltmas

    It probably wasn’t a good idea to get physical copies of Vita games when I can’t even get the little part open to put the cards in.

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      That’s always annoying for me, heh. Whenever I change games and need to place the card back into the case, I’m afraid I’m going to break it by pushing it inside. They seem so fragile!

      I mean, I eventually get it back in, but… It never seems to pop in easily like those PS2 cases that had memory card slots in them.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Merry Christmas, everyone. Buon Natale, メリクリスマス, etc.

    Hope your holidays are swell. I had family over all day yesterday. They left at 1am, those nuts. That said, big thanks to Cambo for covering some stuff while I slept. Family’s coming over again today. I’m Italian, so I’m sure you can imagine how packed it will be.

    • GhostNomad

      I hear ya. Spent two years in Italy with the Army. One of my buddies was introduced to a lady, they hit it off, ended up getting married while we were still there. She’s Italian so that was the biggest freaking wedding I’ve ever been to :P

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        Were you given an offer you couldn’t refuse?

  • crimsonidol

    What do you guys actually think of the fact that the servers for Gran Turismo 5 are going to shut down by the end of May 2014?
    http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/support/games/detail/item97821/Support-for-online-game-features/

    :

    • $18114340

      Well, how else do you expect them to sell copies of GT6?

  • $18114340

    Steam store has been crashing all day. Why, you ask? Because they’re giving away Left 4 Dead 2 for free until tomorrow. So if you can get in somehow, install it and it’s yours forever.

    http://www.l4d.com/blog/post.php?id=12152

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Yeah… Something tells me they underestimated the demand for L4D2, lol.

  • bloodiOS

    So I’ve been checking out the samples of FFX|X-2HD rearranged tracks, and personally feel that it’s a mixture of hit and miss. The ones that are properly done can be borderline orgasmic but the ones that missed… well, let’s just say they’re cringe-worthy (and it pisses me off that Someday The Dream Will End is one of those.) Anyway, here’s the site, tell me what think of it:

    http://www.square-enix.co.jp/music/sem/page/FFXHD/

  • Xaltmas

    Muramasa Rebirth is the best game I have played on Vita and is my new GotY 2013.

  • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

    Oh. I forgot to mention how I bought myself a drawing tablet for Christmas. It came last week, but it just slipped my mind to post about it on here :p

    It’s a little weird though! It definitely takes some getting used to since the cursor on your monitor moves even when the stylus/pen is an inch or so above the tablet, lol. It took me a few days just to even be able to write words properly because of that (just imagine trying to write your name above a piece of paper without actually making contact with it).

    Wacom Intuos Pen Small Tablet (CTL480)

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

      Also, the tablet itself. I don’t have $2,000+ to blow on a tablet the size of my monitor to get something more proportional or make it my monitor so it could just be a portable digital canvas. It’s still pretty good for what it is though and it only cost me about $70.

      This baby’s got a little over 1,000 levels of pressure sensitivity. Basically, all that means is… I have a lot more control using this pen to draw than I ever would with a mouse. If I press lightly, the strokes come out lightly, then I can push down harder and harder as I go and make them reeeeeeeally dark.

      It especially helps when you are applying shading and want to just shade a particular section of a picture, then you can just glide back out to a different section with less pressure and continue coloring.

    • Gigus

      I NEEDZ ONE!

      • https://www.youtube.com/user/GamingHeroTetsuya TetsuyaHikari

        You’d probably make better use of it than I will. I’m not even really sure what I should be sketching yet.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    Uninstaled PSO2 yesterday the only challenging thing about that game is the new tower defense thing and even then its not THAT much of one when everyone is running around with anything that’s +8 to +10.
    tried coming back but nope.

  • Xaltmas

    The two achievements I earned in Call of Duty Ghosts will forever be a black mark on my gamerscore.

    What a bunch of shit that was.

  • Luna Kazemaru

    http://www.fate-sn.com/

    Oh my god yes!