Open Forum #011 - Gematsu
Open Forum #011
posted on 09.26.12 at 09:40 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our eleventh 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!

(Apologies on the lateness on this one, guys. It’s been a busy day.)

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  • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

    Hmm so I am now an Admin at project crystallis.Interesting.

    • Congrats.

      • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

        Thanks XD

        Still not quite sure how this happened.

        • whiteferrero

          Congrats! It’s probably cause you fight for more VXIII info. :D

          • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

            :} yeah,I just hope I can further the cause,and if possible get square to loosen their lips.

  • milramyah

    I was walking by Best Buy the other day and I saw this deal: 

    It’s a total steal and more people should know about it! Motorstorm Apocalypse also deserves more sales than it got because of the Japanese earthquake…

    edit: for those unwilling to blindly click the link, it has the playstation 3d display bundle with motorstorm apocalypse for $180. I’m not trying to be an advertisement here, but I thought this was worth sharing.

    • That is a pretty good deal. I’ve heard some mixed things when it comes to the TV itself.

      Do you have one? If so, what do you think about it? I’m curious.

      • milramyah

        I’m planning on picking it up pretty soon. I watched a lot of youtube reviews and the general consensus was that it is good for a bedroom/dorm or another form of alternate display. The 1080p resolution on the small 24 inch display gives it great pixel density. It has a great refresh rate because of the 3d. The 3d is said to have some ghosting but not much. The simulview is said to work almost flawlessly. The lack of a remote and tuner within the tv is disappointing, but most have cable anyways. If/when I get it i’ll give my impressions of it.

        • Thanks for the insight. Like I said in my response above, I’m saving up for a Vita currently, which means I can’t really afford it. =(

      • Dean Winchester

        I bought one a few months back as a monitor for our MacBook and its fantastic. Worth every bit of the $250 I spent.

        The 3D works great and the picture quality is amazingly crisp and clean even in the splitscreen 3D mode where two people each see there view in 3D on the screen. You have to look very hard to see any ghosting.

        Overall if they made this same TV in the 50 inch range I would not hesitate to drop $1500+ on it to replace my current LCD in the living room. This 24 inch beauty is perfect for a bedroom or a monitor in the office.

        Amazing product but then again Sony only makes….amazing products. Damn the haters I say.

        • Sounds like it’s awesome. If I wasn’t saving up my cash for a Vita right now, I’d probabaly consider buying it.

          I just don’t have enough cash sometimes to fuel my hobby. =P

  • whiteferrero

    Love the Open-Forum Cover Pic! hahaha.

    Makes me want to scream objection to every comment here. :D

    Oh I know, who’s your favorite Gyakuten/Ace Attorney character? (aside from Phoenix of course. :D)

    Mines Ema Skye! “I’ll show you the power of science!”

    • new_tradition

       For me it’s a tie between Mia Fey and Miles Edgeworth. I love them both so much ♥

    • Kobracon

      Godot! I tried black coffee because of him! (didn’t like it though >.<)

  • HarryHodd

    I’m not gonna talk about Bayonetta here. Hi all. :)

    • Souji Tendou

      But you’re just talking about it. :p

  • Revorse

    So, I’m sitting on my computer eating disgusting microwaved chicken nuggets and doing homework and then I realized two thing. The first is that chicken nuggets are nasty and two is I hate college. And it’s not even real college, just community. How the hell am I gonna deal with University? Lol. Anyway. That’s my random talk. Sooooo, anyone here liking Kamen Rider Wizard so far??

    • Kobracon

      Wow thanks for bringing that to my attention. After a few google image searches, he looks cool. WAY better than the last one <.<

      • Revorse

        He is pretty cool. And I do like his design better than Fourze’s. But Fourze wasn’t that bad.

        • Kobracon

          Meeeh. I watch alot of Super Sentai and Kamen Rider but Fourze was the first one that actually made me think it was kiddy, if that makes sense.

    • Yup, so far so good. I like the concept of the show.

      And the wizard itself, i think it’s awesome. Pretty cool design, but ugh those rings, that just too big IMO.

      • Revorse

        They’re big for merchandising purposes. I don’t think little kids would want some tiny little rings. I’m fine with them cause they look cool ANNNND because of those rings, Wizard’s constantly tossing out them fancy kicks and whatnot. 

  • new_tradition

    Omg, I keep reading fan theories about how Apollo is going to be the Prosecutor in GS5, and my emotions are being tugged so damn hard, and I really hope that ends up being the case just because it would be epic ;A:

  • Anonymous

    For anyone that’s interested in physical copy of One Piece Pirate Warriors and New Little King Story, I suggest go to Play-Asia and order the English ASIA version instead of importing EUR version. The ASIA one is cheaper than the EUR, so I think it’s pretty good:

    My only regret is that I couldn’t import the ASIA collector edition for One Piece, now all of them are sold out :(

    • Kobracon

      Does it have dual audio? Not sure if my heart can take an english Straw Hat Crew….

      • Anonymous

         As far as I know, none of the versions has english dub so you don’t have to worry about it. The only thing that bugs me is the DLC. There seems to be 10 pack of DLC which contain more “What if Scenario” stages, and the ASIA versions won’t be able to load DLC from US version.

        • Kobracon

          Ack thats true….but at least we get Jap audio.

  • Locksus

    Oh dear, I’m so stressed right now. I literally have an exam every day for the next week or so (excluding the weekend) so I haven’t had much time to do anything aside from studying for my exams. I had my Finnish (my mother tongue) exam yesterday and I just came home from my geography exam. 
    Next week it’s going to be mathematics, French and history. 

    Well, on to happier things! I literally finished Tales of Vesperia a few minutes ago and I’ve got to say, I enjoyed the hell out of the game and I’m going to start a new game+ now ! It’s kinda disappointing that Namco didn’t give us the extra content that’s on the Japanese ToV :I

    • Locksus

      Oh, what? :I I tried to start a new game ex but the game says I haven’t cleared the game? : / Great, I have to kill the last boss again.

      • That doesn’t sound right. I don’t remember having that problem, granted, it has been a while since I played the game. I unlocked all the achievements though, I kinda think I’d remember having that problem if it happened to me.

        I do love the final boss fight in Vesperia. If you pick a different character besides Yuri as main, the final boss will speak to that character instead of Yuri, during the scene where they talk.

        (Trying to keep it spoiler free here.) =P

        • Locksus

          Oh, I guess I should try that on the next playtrough! In my opinion the last boss is one of the coolest characters in any video game I just love his design :) 

          • He is one of the best characters in the game. Probably my second favorite right behind Yuri.

            He follows an interesting trend that many “Bad Guys” seem to follow in the Tales of series. Where they aren’t all necessarily evil, they just see their way as the right way, or the plan they have as the only one that is correct.

            What makes you know who so interesting is what happens in the end, where he proves the point by helping Yuri and the team out. That scene is so awesome.

            It helps show that he isn’t just some one dimensional character, and that he really wants what’s best for the world.

            • Locksus

              I agree. I just hated his 3rd form (the optional one which you unlock by collecting all the Fell arms). I thought that by collecting those weapons the boss would be easier but I didn’t know it unlocked an additional form :p Well I had to lower the difficulty and spam the hell out of Destruction Blast but I finally defeated him :p 

              • He isn’t easy on the first try, that’s for sure. I also fought his 3rd form on my first playthrough.

                I had a ton of kills on Yuri, so his Fell Arm was super strong for me, even in the first playthrough. I think you can equip it on the final boss fight, you just have to do it during the battle. (If my memory is correct, that 3rd fight unseals them or something? It’s a bit hazy when I try to remember all of that.)

                • Locksus

                  True the 3rd fight does unseal them but I think I didn’t have that many kills on my characters (My characters’ levels were around 60-62) so I had better weapons :p

                • Archvile78

                  It does unlock them but i think you can only reuse them once you’ve beaten him though i haven’t really thought about verifying when i battled him.

                  In NG+ when boosted they become ridiculously powerful, each 2 kills give you 1 p.atk and 1 m.atk so my yuri almost had 9999 in both stats. Something like Azure edge dole about 105k damage (crit) on an enemy weak to fire (Yuri’s fell arm is fire elemental so) i thought that i’d never do more damage than that ever again in a Tales game…

                  until Graces F.

                  • Yeah, my Yuri was crazy powerful in NG+ as well. Good times. =D

                    • Locksus

                      Hey Zero,  if the ps3 fan translation ever gets finished, will the translation work on the current PS3s? 

                    • Archvile78

                       To apply the translation patch i’m fairly sure you’d need a “jailbreak” PS3 for it to work.

                    • Locksus

                      Ah, I thought as much. Damn :I

                    • Well, last I heard. They were trying to find a way around that. Just have to wait and see what happens.

              • AdamBoy64

                I’m waiting for the second playthrough to take on the ‘3rd form’ to take it on maximum difficulty – just to ensure it’s horrendously hard.

                I had a question… did you find the 3rd form of the end boss harder than the ‘fake end boss’ – (I can’t spell out their name, so I hope you know who I’m talking about..!)

                • Locksus

                  Uh oh, I’m not sure if you mean the boss I think you mean. I’d better not say anything. SORRY! :(

                  • AdamBoy64

                    Yeah, no worries – these things aren’t really possible to discuss without having spoiler tags!
                    I hope you enjoy your second playthrough of Vesperia – it is a great game.

                    • Disqus really needs to get spoiler tags working. I miss using them.

    • I love Tales of Vesperia. It’s one of my favorite games of all time.

      • Locksus

        I’m watching the ending as we speak and the music is giving me the chills :P

        • Such a great ending.

          I’d go into detail, but I really don’t want to spoil it for anyone. xD

          I will say this much, I will scream like a little girl the day the fan translation project for the PS3 version is completed. Or, by some miracle, Namco-Bandai officially bring the PS3 version to the west.

        • AdamBoy64

          That is a great ending theme. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed the game.Like Zero, it’d be pretty close to my favourite game also. (The only hesitation I say in that is I’m not sure how well it’ll age.)

          I’m slowly working through a second playthrough of Vesperia. Being able to increase the difficulty makes it a lot of fun.

  • Locksus

    Uhmm, okay. I just finished Batman AC and I’ve got to say, the game is great but the ending came before I even knew it. 

  • Haruya

    So, I just felt like talking about some random topic and I came here, and then I realized there was a question I’ve been wanting to ask:

    Who’s your favorite villain and for which game/movie?

    Personally, when it comes to videogames, I think the tales series “villains” are awesome, because they don’t usually follow the “bad guy wants to kill everyone or dominate the world” trend that many other games do. My favorite villain, then, has to be Yggdrassil from Tales of Symphonia. When I look at him, I always say: “if I had gone through everything you went through, I would’ve done the same thing”. He’s just that awesome.

    And about movies… there’s only one for me: The Joker, from “Batman: The Dark Night”. I mean, come on: Why so serious?

  • Anonymous

    Sengen Kagura Shinovi Versus the Nyuu Nyuu DX Pack pre-order for the VITA had open on Play-Asia: of them are sold out, luckily I was able to snap one copy for myself :)

  • Skelter

    Every time I see Japan spit out a JRPG I wanna drown in my memories of PS2…..all of the recent releases lack plot and have the most ecchi infested casts -___-……I’m hoping the PS4 brings it back because being an owner of the PS1 and PS2….I can say that I’m fairly disappointed in the PS3….no sequels or continuations to solid rpgs like Grandia, Xenogears, Xenosaga, Valkyrie Profile, etc. and whatever solid rpgs DID get a sequel, it unfortunately went to another console/device…….so in regards to JRPGs……..PS2 remains on top for me

    • This is true while I myself been enjoying those ecchi infested you’re talking about, I can’t fathom that their fans are so defensive about it. But I think there are few good JRPG out there already on PS3 and the upcoming line up seems great with Ni no Kuni and Tales of Xillia. If you haven’t already you should try Nier, Resonance of Fate, Valkyria Chronicles, Tales of Graces F and Folklore especially Nier.

      • Skelter

         :D I’ve tried them all except for Folklore…..all good games for sure, my beef with RoF is that you get all the skills early…..doing badass gunslinger tricks blew my mind everytime….then came the thought of knowing I wouldn’t get anything new later -___- BUT STILL A GOOD GAME :)! Tales of Graces F…….number 1 RPG of 2012 for my PS3….lengthy story, PERFECT battle system, amazing cast……my only beef (which probably isn’t even worthy of being called beef :P) is that they provided 100% closure at the end
        There wasn’t any room for imagination after I finished it since every single question was answered :D….as a result, I was DEPRESSSSED afterwards lol……………..Valkyria Chronicles…..gave the demo a shot, loved it, but didn’t own a PS3 at the time……but I have the sequel on my PSP (the rightful successor to the ps2 as a JRPG paradise) didn’t finish it yet but it’s definitely one of the greater strategy rpgs :D……..and lastly Nier…….I have it used, EB didn’t even have the casing so it’s sitting in a naked one -_____-…….It had alot of potential…….but after the timeskip I just stopped playing :D…….no idea what kinda lazy spirit came over me………Like you are TOTALLY right, there are some good games out there…….but it’s just a ball buster when you see how much the formula has changed……I’m all down for change and innovation but man……nothing was like popping in that Nocturne, FFX, or DQVIII disc and getting your mind blown from sheer epicness :D

        ps. the handhelds (in my books atleast) has all the quality titles these days :D

  • Quick question about PS+
    If you buy free games from PS+, did you still own it afterthe PS+ has been expired??
    If you buy discounted games from PS+, did you still own it after PS+ expired???

    • Archvile78

       Every free games available via PS+ cannot be played once PS+ has expired. You need a permanent PS+ subscription to keep playing them.

      As for buying discounted i assume you do own them like you spent money on them.

    • Anime10121

      Yep, as Archvile8=78 said, free games aren’t yours after plus ends (considering you didnt pay for them).  As for discounted stuff, its all yours, regardless of whether you keep plus or not.

      • @gematsu-7e6ff0205749bc6025b51155e26f6ced:disqus I see. Thanks :D

  • Yuan

    Found these scan when peeking at 2ch:

    VK3’s graphics looks a bit like Dragon Dogma/Soul Sacrifice. I wonder which developer (the usual K2 or AQL’s studio) worked on it.

    Famitsu is sure late this time at putting these articles on their Web.

    *Is it okay to post these here? If not then I’ll remove them.

  • Locksus

    Has someone here played Magna Carta 2? If so, what did you think about the game?

  • PrinceHeir

    2012 seems to be the year of 3D Fighting Games!!!!!

    Soul Calibur V, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Tekken Tag Tournamen 2, Dead or Alive 5!!

    all we need is Bloody Roar 5,Bushido Blade 3, Rival Schools 3 and Battle Arena Toshiden 5 :P

    • Kobracon

      My god you just took me down memory lane! Bloody Roar 5 and Rival Schools 3 NEEDS to happen one day.

      • PrinceHeir

        hell yeah!!!!!

        i think Bloody Roar 5 will be amazing if they take notes the positives/negatives other fighting games done this gen.

        plus the names of the characters are badass :)

        Yugoooo the Woolf :D

        Shen Long the Tiger

        Jenny the Bat(SEXY!!!!)

        Rival Schools 3 im not really sure, especially in capcom’s state :

        Bushido Blade, man square needs to reunite the people that made this games :)

        • Kobracon

          Never forget Bakuryu The Mole!

          • PrinceHeir

            hell yeah!!

  • If anyone’s interested, we didn’t have a gallery for Kingdom Hearts: BBS before – but I went ahead and added one yesterday.

    Can you say 442 screenshots?!

    • Anime10121

       442, whoa, thats more than 358/2 :P

  • Locksus
    • What in the world? lmao

  • They’re fine to post. =)