Open Forum #009 - Gematsu
Open Forum #009
posted on 09.12.12 at 12:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our ninth Open Forum is live for discussion. What is the Open Forum, you ask? Why, it’s anything you want it to be. Whatever you don’t feel is appropriate to speak of in other posts, you can speak of here, as it’s your domain for anything and everything. Want to talk about sports? Here’s the place. Have a random question? Ask it here. Want to poll the community? Do it here.

Discuss away!

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  • YAIBA Game, is it for PS3/360?

    • FaithlessMr

       I don’t think the platforms have been announced just yet, but I’m guessing the game will be released on both.

  • InternatlGamer3
    • InternatlGamer3

      It’s going to take a lot of signatures and bitching at Square-Enix to get this to become a REALITY.

      • Anime10121

         Regardless of how bad me and you may both want it, I doubt it would ever happen.  The original failed to sell a million copies (which was Square’s reason at  the time for not committing to a sequel) and the original team that made the game (for the most part) are gone, they now make up Monolith Soft, which is a Nintendo majority owned company.  So the likelihood of there ever being a Xenogears anything is slim to none unfortunately :(

  • Xapth

    Anything? Off-topic, random, out of the blue?

    Well, in that case, I finished Kingdom Hearts 3D a few days ago so now I have a void in my heart where my “most anticipated title” usually is. 

    Also, I can’t seem to stop listening to music from The World Ends With You…

    • Haruya

      The music from that game is awesome, indeed.

  • InternatlGamer3

    Anyone going to sign my XENOGEARS Remake petition. If you haven’t heard of this game it is the true Predecessor to XenoSaga, and Xenoblade Chronicles. 

    this game features fantastic gameplay, great characters and explores themes that most RPG’s haven’t explored. The theme’s of the ID,Ego, and Super Ego as written by Freud. 

    • InternatlGamer3

      Might I add that XenoGears was created and finished years before the merger with Enix. 

      This is a true, Genuine SQUARESOFT game. A classic amongst the many but one of the best games of all time. 

      • Kobracon

        Sad they ran outta money/time with the second disc. If they ever remake it and fix that second disc, it woulda been the best game….

  • MosquitoLemon

    Wagamama Fashion 2 (Style Savvy 2) is coming out soon in all regions, but I can’t bring myself to buy a region-locked system (3DS) just to play it. Maybe I’m just being paranoid, but I feel like the moment I drop the money for a 3DS, they will announce “Game you never thought would exists, but now it does, and it’s only for the 3DS and no, it’s never coming stateside!” For every argument towards buying a new console or handheld, I have 5 arguments against -_-

    • AuroraXIII

      Wow. I thought I was the only one interested in that Style Savvy sequel.

      Probably won’t get it at launch though.

  • vertical09

    I don’t know what you guys did to the site recently, but I can comment using my PS3 again~ 
    Thanks for that :)

  • fallen

    Let’s get an Andriasang Refugee thread going. I kinda still feel like I’m cheating on Anoop by posting here, but I guess this is just how it has to be. GOTTA STAY STRONG.

    If you’ve migrated from Andriasang, say hi, if you want! In particular, I’m personally interested to know who’s gonna be posting here under a different name than the one they used over there.

    • bebestorm117

      I’ve always come to Gematsu but I liked Andriasang too. Im saddened about the site closing and Ill certainly miss it.

    • DesmaX

      Hi there. Found this website on the comments from that news.

      Pretty awesome website here

    • Ace

      Yeah. I’ve viewed this site and Andriasang… But I will totally miss Andriasang… It was such a great news site. 

      • fallen

        It’s pretty cool to see how much the communities overlap. I never knew! I guess such a thing is to be expected, but I’m happy to see it.

    • AuroraXIII

      Hey. I’ve been commenting here rarely, but I will hanging out a lot more often now that Andriasang has closed. I prefer this site over the Siliconera community because it’s not as crowded and I recognise most of the users.

    •  I had a feeling there’d be something like this here, so sad :( Treat us kindly, gematsu.

      • fallen

        I must say that Gematsu certainly earned some points by not trying to lure people like us over and just letting it happen naturally. It would have been weird to see something like, “Welcome, Andriasang mourners!” :)

  • HarryHodd

    Is this sight going to be heavily covering TGS?

    • We’ll be doing the best we can, that’s for sure!

      • yencid

        so i been following this site since it was onaxis and i can assure you sal strives to deliver.

        BTW Gematsu > Scrawl > Onaxis 

        this site just keeps improving all the time. 

        • Anime10121

           THATS IT, I’d been trying to remember for the longest what this site was called before Scrawl FX, back when it was just a PS3 exclusive site!  Onaxis, that was it!  Thanks for that, my memory sucks and for some reason, its been bugging me that I couldnt remember, so thanks for revitalizing this 24 ys old kid with a memory disorder’s mind :P

  • AuroraXIII

    How do I change avatar?

    • Go to => log in to your account => then click ‘Manage my gravatar’ from ‘My account’ on right top corner.

      • AuroraXIII

        I did that ages ago, but it didn’t change for some reason.

        Now it has all of a sudden, and I didn’t do anything. Strange.

        • PrinceHeir

          remember to go to your disqus settings then click avatar.

          you’ll see there if you want to upload your avatar from a computer or use gravatar’s avatars.

  • Obligatory question: What’s everyone been playing recently? 

    As for me, i’ve been playing a digimon online game recently. Digimon Masters Online, it’s pretty good, i guess.

    • Haruya

      Well, well… been a while since I saw this question being asked (and I kinda didn’t wanna be the one asking all the time, haha).

      Anyway, I just recently got my hands on a copy of Unreal Tournament 3 for PS3. I’d been looking for that game for a few years and I didn’t wanna have to buy it through the internet. I also got Twisted Metal for PS3 so I’ve been playing a little bit of that too.

      However, what has REALLY consumed my time recently is League of Legends. I didn’t think a MMO like this could be so god damn fun to play.

    • AdamBoy64

      I’ve been trying to get back into gaming recently. Last weekend I picked up a playthrough of ToS2 I hadn’t touched since June.

      Other than that, I’ve been playing the odd multiplayer game with friends like each month – but yeah, it’s all gone pretty quiet.

      I’m going to see how ToS2 goes, whether I can get back into it – otherwise I might pick up Super Mario World 1 and see how that goes.

    • Haruya

      I just recently got a copy of Unreal Tournament 3 for my PS3. I’d been looking for that game for a couple of years, and I finally got it. I didn’t wanna have to order it through internet, you see. I have also been playing Twisted Metal on my PS3, though I have yet to beat the main story.

      However, what has really consumed my time recently is League of Legends. I never thought a MMO like this could be so much fun to play.

      • Kobracon

        Hey fellow Summoner :D

        Yeah I HATE DOTA with a passion but almost hypocritically, I love LoL. Just something about it…

    • AuroraXIII

      Been playing DOA Dimensions in anticipation for Dead or Alive 5.

    • Kobracon

      Xenoblade for the Wii. Trying to burn through all the JRPGs for the Wii. Gonna play Last Story after Xenoblade and then Pandora’s Tower.

    • Senran Kagura Burst, Shadow Hearts 2 and Yakuza 4 mainly. Little disappointed that Shadow Hearts 2 lost all of the “Silent Hill” dark vibes I got from the previous title but its a good game so far. Not liking those horrid dungeons though…

      Also you just reminded me of the Digimon Adventure PSP game coming out soon!

    • Anime10121

       Still playing Hyper Dimension Neptunia Mk2!  Gonna complete it one of these days, hopefully within the next couple of weeks :P

  • yencid

    So can i bring up something that will hopefully one day be touched on in an article? Ok so i kinda really dislike open world racing games. I much prefer games that have a big track variety set over a lot of different locals. Every time i remember star wars episode 1: racing and the amount of tracks, locations and vehicles i get a little sad that they seem to be focusing on open world games so much. Burnout paradise was fun for a while but then it just got very boring, star wars racing i still play because of the variety of tracks in it.

    • Haruya

      I don’t really know much about racing games, but does Need for Speed: Most Wanted count as open-world? Because it’s the one I’ve had the most fun playing among racing games. Then again, I see a lot of people saying that this is the best NFS there is. I don’t really know for sure, to be honest.

  • yencid

    Also sal you going to be going to NYCC again this year? we didnt get to meet up because of communication problems last year. 

    • Indeed.

      That reminds me, I should probably send in all the stuff I need to so I can get my badge. xD

  • Haruya

    So, just out of curiosity, I’ll ask:

    What’s your favorite movie and/or anime genre?

    I love drama. Sometimes it can be a little too overwhelming, and other times it can be lacking on that matter, but more often than not I enjoy a good display of drama. Especially when it comes to anime, while some people can’t stand the “unnecessary” drama of any of the Key/VisualArts shows, I just love them. It’s like, you’re always cheering for the main character to get through his/her problems and stand up on his/her own two feet.

    Of course, I also love comedy. Who could say “no” to a good laugh? So far, “Bruce Almighty” holds the record for the movie that has made me laugh the most. It seriously cracks me up every time, and Jim Carrey is the best IMO.

    However, my most favorite genre has to be romance. Because… well, I’m a sucker for love and love-related things. D-Don’t look at me like that! *tsundere mode*

    • AdamBoy64

      Slightly answering your question – well, not really.
      I remember going to watch “Evan Almighty” in cinemas, thinking it would at least be comparable to Bruce Almighty. But it turned out to be a complete joke of a movie.

    • whiteferrero

      I don’t have a particular genre. all i can say is that i like the ones that make you think.

      • Haruya

        Yeah, I know what you mean. There are a few jewels out there, movies and anime alike, that don’t really stand out on any genre, but have a certain depth to them that makes the ride worthwhile.

    • Kobracon

      Definitely comedy. Bruce Almighty was awesome but for some reason I just LOVE Liar Liar way more. 

      In terms of anime, I’m not sure if its a genre but I go for most OTT (over the top) action anime. Preferably mecha. Gurren Lagann blew my mind almost as much as GaoGaiGar but I still love stuff like DBZ and One Piece.

      And some good romance in any of my movies, games, or anime is always welcome. Hell FF8 is my fave FF solely for the romance. FFX is a close second in terms of that.

      • Haruya

        Well… still a Jim Carrey movie, haha. Besides, Liar Liar is another one of his great movies, so yeah.

        I must admit that I wasn’t very used to watching OTT action anime shows. Sure, I’ve watched DBZ, some Naruto, some Bleach and whatnot, but when I watched Gurrenn Lagann… man, that show really blew my mind, like you say. Especially the second half of the anime, it was awesome.

    • AuroraXIII

      I’m deducing that you also love Zetsubou Sensei. That show was sooo funny.
      I’d say mystery is my favourite genre, as superbly demonstrated by Bakemonogatari.

      But I love anything from Shaft studio really.

      • Haruya

        Totally agreeing with you on the SHAFT studio preference. I already liked them from watching the Negima series, but Bakemonogatari and Denpa Onna made me love them,

    • Anime10121

      Favorite Anime, would probably be Evangelion, FMA Brotherhood (replacing the rushed first half with the first half of the original FMA), ToraDora, or Clannad!  Cant really choose between those 4 because their all great for their own reasons.

      Wait, you said genre, well for Anime, it would have to be Drama/Romance, (or Action/Drama like Eva, FMA, and Sailor Moon).  For movies, my favorites Horror (for the comedic elements), and Comic Book.

      • Haruya

        Horror “for the comedic elements”. xD

        That brings me back to last week when I watched Freddy vs. Jason on TV. I had such a good laugh that time. XD

        • Anime10121

           Freddy vs. Jason was so awesomly hilarious, weed smoking Krueger and all :P  Its a shame that movie never got a sequel!

  • Just passing by to say i’ve been around since the Scrawlfx days. I appreciate your work, Sal. This is one of the few places I enjoy reading gaming news from. 

    …also i cant seem to make gravatar work orz

    • Kobracon

      I forget…whats orz mean?

    • AuroraXIII

      I was trying to change avatar for days, now it finally worked today.

      Don’t know how it happened, so I have no advice sorry.

      • Oh—- mine is working now too. How strange. Welp. I guess it was a delay.

        • new_tradition

           Do you know how many days you waited? I really wanna change mine, but I see no options or anything :/

  • Kobracon

    Not…..gonna….make a…..firing lazer joke…at…..discussion pic……must….resis-SHOOP DA WHOOOOOOP!!!!

    *Ahem* apologies. Anyway, whos excited for Borderlands 2? Just a few may days ppl, and we’ll be fragging skags and picking up loot like theres no tomorrow!

  • AdamBoy64

    I know it’s likely that it’s not a popular series in these circles – and that it has a bit of a reputation. But are there any Mario Party fans among us?

    I do enjoy the series (however, I don’t play it often – I don’t think it’s a game you can), and I was wondering if anyone had seen / played Mario Party 9?

    • Kobracon

      I *sniff* I don’t have enough friends to play it T_T 


  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Platinum just sold me on WiiU. Bayonetta 2!

  • Just dropping in to say hello. I’m currently out of town on vacation.

    Seems like we had some pretty big gaming news the last few days. I’m not quite sure how I feel about the Wii U launch date/price and Bayonetta 2 exclusivity.

    Anyways, I hope everyone is having a great week. By the way, I wanted to welcome some of the new folks who started posting on Gematsu.

    Nice to meet you!

    • Anime10121

       Well I was uncertain about getting a WiiU at first, but Bayonetta 2 and the Wonderful 101 are two exclusives that have guaranteed my purchase of the console.  I dont get why people are so upset about Bayonetta’s situation, if it wasn’t for Nintendo, Sega would NEVER have given this game the go ahead, especially considering their financial situation right now.  I’m glad Nintendo jumped in to help make this happen. 

      I probably would have preferred for this to be on PS3 too, but hey, exclusives are the main reasons there are to purchase a console, and without those two games (and Monolith’s game) I wouldnt even pick up a WiiU considering I dont like any of Nintendos 1st party franchises anymore (except for Kirby and Smash Bros).  If Nintendo wouldnt have announced something like this, people would be complaining that Nintendo’s not letting third parties shine, and are yet again relying only on their first party games.  So all in all, they’ve managed to covert me from a maybe purchase, into a DEFINITE 200% buy :D

  • Did anyone watch something like this??

    I have internet I used to watch that kind of show a lot and man it
    makes me want to have PSP, PS3, etc. They might be slower but their
    coverage was great for me at least. But this one isn’t the show I used
    to watch, it was called “電玩大聯盟”.

    I discovered the show when we
    installed TV Cable. At the time I only have PS1 and PS2 but I only play
    Dota everyday. The show was great and the presenters are funny and they
    also cosplayed regularly. Something that is great from them is they
    actually went to game scene aka E3/TGS and they show the booth,
    interview, etc.
    But they also change the presenters at 2010 which
    made me sad but the new presenters weren’t bad but you know that can of
    feeling. Last year the show was stopped airing and the show above was
    new one replacing it with new presenter. It’s not bad either but it
    doesn’t have that humor and few months ago it stopped airing again but I
    just recently discovered that they just move to youtube.

    This is example of “電玩大聯盟”

    First generation presenter

    Second generation

    So yeah I just want to share it :)

  • MrKappa

    Just found out I was banned from siliconera for some reason so I guess I’ll be posting around here rather than bumming around in the shadows.

    • Luna Kazemaru

       Its because of that thing you posted on open thread it seems

      • MrKappa

        I can’t imagine that to be the reason. If I recall I was still posting later that day too and then boom, 3 days later I check the site and I’m blocked.
        Doesn’t make any sense. Never broke a rule and then without warning or even being told why I’m instant blocked.
        I thought it was a glitch at first but oh well. Who knows.

        • Luna Kazemaru

           ehh I have them on my twitter I can see whats up.

        • z_merquise

          You can send them an e-mail just to clear things up and they could remove the ban for you.

  • Regarding Bayonetta 2.
    I just remembered about this
    I hope in Bayonetta 2 we can get a mini game like this.
    Shadows of the Damned, El Shaddai and Alice Madness Returns also have this kind of 2D sequences. It’d be cool I think :D

  • new_tradition

    Hiya, name’s new_tradition. Just came over from andriasang. I think I see some familiar usernames, but it would be nice to convo with more people ^^

    • Locksus

       Hi there, nice to meet you! Out of curiosity, what happened to Andriasang?

      • PrinceHeir
        • Locksus

           Aww, that’s too bad :( I’ve never actually visited that many sites besides Gematsu (I was lurking this site back when it was called Scrawlfx) and N4G (I don’t know why I visit that site. It’s gotta be the fact that the site is runned by the users but the community itself is pretty immature and you can hardly ever have a mature conversation there).

          I really do like this site because the community is for the most part very nice and helpful here. Also the fact that almost everyone here are interested in Japanese stuff which I adore.

        • new_tradition

           I still keep checking that thread, lol

      • new_tradition

         Thanks! And now you know ;A;

  • z_merquise

    Okay, let’s post here our IDs for PSN, X-Box, Wii, 3DS or whatever.

    Here’s mine:
    PSN: z_merquise