Open Forum #015 - Gematsu
Open Forum #015
posted on 10.24.12 at 12:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our fifteenth Open Forum has been readied for discussion.

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  • zakou

    What is the longest you have played in one sitting this gen? What game was it? What made you play so long?

    I was surprised as my longest sitting for this gen was over 12 hours!

    I played Tales of Graces F from the morning when i woke up untill the end of the day xD it was so much fun since i finally played the Future Arc and beat it in one sitting so the story kept me going.

    What about you?

    Also if you want to add your longest play time ever in one sitting please do so, i might as well add that i played Ragnarok Online few years ago for over 15 hours in one sitting slept 4-6 hours and continued playing for another 14-15 hours xD.

    Might as well add and say that yes it is possible to have a life and still play for so long, have a GF and even have a job, nothing is impossible!

    • Check_Mate

      The world ends with you. I hated the game when i got it, and went back to play it after couple of months. Stayed for hours playing it, around 14 hours o.O

      It was the closest game to perfection from this generation. 

      • MosquitoLemon

        If only all the other naysayers would do the same -_-
        It’s the closest game to perfection in any generation IMO, barring maybe some old rogue-likes.

    • I’m not sure how long I would sit around and play FF11 without sleep back in the day. The weekends were my free time pretty much, and we would do endgame NM camping. Most of these things spawned on like 24 hour windows and crap, I can’t say for sure, but I probably went without sleep on some of those weekends.

      That’s what happens when you are the only leader of an endgame clan that people seem to respect. When I didn’t show up, no one else seemed to think they needed to. So, yeah, the other leaders would be like, you gotta run these events for moral.

      Eventually all the drama and crap just got to me, I wasn’t having fun anymore and quit playing for a year. I did come back and quit the way I wanted to though. ^^

      Let’s see… a game from this gen? I played Guild Wars 2 early launch with little sleep that first weekend, mostly because I was loving the game, I had nothing I needed to do in rl, and I was also working on my article for it all in one.

      Kinda funny, one of my memories is kinda crappy to remember, the other being recently was good times, both games were MMORPGs. I guess the lesson is, don’t get so wrapped up in online games that you stop having fun playing them. =P

    • Locksus

      Uhmm.. If memory servers, I played World of Warcraft for about 16 hours in one sitting. It was crazy. I have fond memories of the game but it seriously didn’t do good for my studying. I got pretty mediocre scores at the time but now that WoW is in the past, I’m doing pretty well in upper secondary!

    • xMCXx

       Also 12 hours. With Dragon Age: Origins.

    • Haku_Luvs_You

       Tales of Xillia 4 hours…. Apparently I’m one of those “I can only play for a few hour kind of guys.” I thought it was crazy when people say they play for 10+hours straight, but it turns out I’m the one in the minority here.

    • Guild Wars 2. 
      Man this game is addicting, and with the new halloween update last night, i’m having a blast.

    • KingNigma

       I usually play for around 3-4 hours get off and come back an hour or so later so it might not seem as much but it DID take me about 90 hours to beat Graces main arc (haven’t even done all the side quests). I’m only about 5 hours into F arc.

    • Xenovelgr

      Xenoblade, I started playing at midnight until 8am. It was so amazing, of course beer helped with that too lol

    • DichaTesoro

      Nier. I played it for 8 hours or so doing the sidequests, fishing, grinding, and just playing through the story. Had to turn it off after trying to stay awake in the forest part with the text ‘dungeon’ and getting the answers wrong twice.

      The longest I ever played a single game in one sitting would probably be years ago playing Ocarina of Time. Played from about 7 pm to 5 am. I just can’t do that anymore.

    • MosquitoLemon

      The Inazuma Eleven series. Not sure about the time, but I clocked 35 hours on each over an average of 2 days each. I usually play games like a normal human being, but those are a special case.

    • AdamBoy64

      Great idea for a conversation topic.

      For me this gen, it would be both White Knight Chronicles (the original) and Arc Rise Fantasia – I’ve played for the longest in a sitting.

      WKC was due to the wide-open spaces and big scenarios. Lots of fun exploring.
      Arc Rise Fantasia was due to the storyline – I just wanted to see what was going to happen next.. and didn’t want to wait. The storyline was amazing.

    • Zuhri69

      Vesperia 360 for 8 hours. I was actually waiting for my friend to come over. He never did.

    • Hidayat246

       i never play new game in ps3 until end but i stick with my old Gameboy ADvance & DS until now

      the longest game i never play still holding by Castlevania Aria Of sorrow (40 hours) & KH : chain Of memories (42 Hours)

      still beating ninja gaiden dragon sword with current status is 8 hour

    • Kobracon

      Xenoblade definitely surprised me. Liked the combat and the characters and just went the whole day. And then Borderlands 2 came…..god I started playing in the afternoon, and before I knew it, it was 4am….

    • I play game regularly for 6-8 hours a session. I do play for around 10 hours straight sometimes with Tales of Graces F, FFXIII, FFXIII-2 (They were engrossing for me regardless of general consensus for them), Sleeping Dogs, Assassin’s Creed, Catherine, Phoenix Wright games, there were many other games I played for that long because they were engrossing. Dota is the most addictive game I’ve ever played and I believe I’ve put over 9000 of hours into that game.
      There were games that I can’t play for that long, for instance God of War, I can only play it for 2-3 hours max and rest awhile before continuing it.

      I’m not sure about the longest session, usually it’s around 10 hours and I don’t set the timer so it may be off a few minutes or hour. Some games I beaten in one session this gen includes Uncharted 1, Catherine, Bayonetta, etc. And I do have a job too everyday even, with a weekoff a year. Never let these trivial matter interrupts gaming ;)

  • Locksus

    Ahah! Great choice for the picture, Sal! So, you’ve watched Mirai Nikki also? 

    One of the better anime series out there if you ask me. 

    • zakou

      Made me sad actually, i can’t find this anime anywhere to buy =.= sucks even more to live in Europe with all the region locks xD and no i won’t stream or download it, i want it on bluray!

      I am demanding but im willing to pay for it, just…someone please release it XD

      • Locksus

        I understand you! I downloaded it myself but I would have bought if there was a bluray/dvd version in Finland :p

    • I don’t actually, but given your recommendation, I am going to look into it.

      When I pick these photos, I usually scavenge through the comments and grab something random people are talking about. In this case, it was Future Diary. ;D

      This week, though, I’m just gonna ask people what they want to see next week. These are difficult decisions to make on my own!

    • Haru Akiyama

      Yup Mirai Nikki was by far one of the best pyschological anime out there with a Yandere :D. Gotta Love Yuno Gasai ^_^

  • Check_Mate

    Anyone knows how much a used resident evil 6 copy is worth to gamespot?

    • This is the best advice I can give on gamestop trade deals.

      CAG updates threads like these often, with all the details and perks listed. You can view the credit they give, and its typically exactly what they will give you. Remember to try and combine it with other deals to up the credit. I wouldn’t trade anything if it wasn’t going to be a good deal for me.

      I hope this helps.

    • Rezar

       I have no idea but I recently traded in Mario Party 9 and got $32 for it. I am assuming you could get around $40 for it.

  • Locksus

    Yo, guys, GUYS! Artorias of the Abyss DLC has arrived! 

    At least it’s on the XBL Marketplace here in Finland and probaly in the US as well. Not sure if the PS3 version is up yet.

    • Yeah, definitely awesome DLC. I’ve played the PC and it was amazing, so much feels…

  • Going to do this weekly. Vote for next week’s picture. This week’s is Future Diary. What do you want to see next week? Post an image link, if you can. It can be anything, so long as it’s appropriate! ;D

    (if you don’t have an image to share, try voting on others’ via a reply to their post)

  • vertical09

    I’m surprised you haven’t made an article about Corpse Party Book of Shadows being brought over Sal~

  • Twitter users, what are your usernames? Trying to add more Japanese game lovers on my feed ^^;

  • Been tryin’ ta find a artist to try an’ make a webcomic.

    have had no luck.

  • Here’s a genderbend of Yuno and Amano. 

    • Wow. This actually make sense considering Yukiteru character. Yuno though is creepier*infinity in male form though. Same to Akise.

      GB is fun lol.

  • Zuhri69

    I am loving the crazy extra exposure on the tales series. I hoped that that it will have a bright future internationally.

  • Kobracon

    Anyone watching the 2012 JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure anime that just started? Its awesome. Always wanted to get into one of the most influential series of all time (hell the manga is in the Louvre) and see just what its all about. Its incredibly shounen (heck its one of THE shounen that defined shounen) so if you’re not into that or can’t stand cliches (mainly coz this one CREATED said cliches), I recommend staying away. But for the others, JOIN ME! DIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!

    On another note, is anyone a fan of Medaka Box here? Started watching the second season of the anime yesterday and am loving how accurate they are with the manga!

    • z_merquise

      YES!! The new JoJo anime is so awesome. Fast-paced, over-the-top, no stupid fillers and 100% accurate to the manga. Epic opening too!

      I’ve seen 3 episodes so far and it get even better. Can’t wait to see part 2 (Battle Tendency) to be animated as it is my current favorite JoJo story. Joseph Joestar for the win!!

      • Kobracon

        Yeah its awesome so far! Sad they censored the gore (man did the gore jump up a notch in  episode 3). Love the opening and Dio’s VA is PERFECT!

  • AdamBoy64

    Does anyone own / has played ‘Mario Tennis Open’ on 3DS, and can give their thoughts on it – and compare it to previous Mario Tennises?
    I played the Mario Tennis on GameCube, and thought it was pretty fantastic.

    Probably not a great deal of Mario Tennis players here – but just thought I’d see if anyone had anything to share.

  • Kobracon

    PEOPLE OF EARTH-oh shi…uhm…..*neuralizer*

    Give this vid a watch
    its entertaining and enlightening.

    • PS2 is still better in JRPG for me though. They might not sell well but there are a lot more I like. Suikoden 3-5, FFX,X-2,XII, Dirge of Cerberus even, Atelier Iris 1-3, Mana Khemia1-2, .Hack 1-4, .Hack//Gu 1-3, Shining Force Neo-Exa, Persona 3-4, KH1-2, DQ8, Star Ocean 3, Grandia 3, Tales of Legendia-Abyss and a lot more. This is video is great though.

      • Kobracon

        Well the show is called 16-bit gems, so the PS2 is kinda out of its spectrum. Plus the vid was more on the birth of RPGs and what led to JRPGs rather than stating which console was better.

  • Beaten Apollo Justice just now. Love the story, blows my mind that certain characters were related, only beaten this and first Ace Attorney game though. And I like Apollo Justice as a character too, to be honest I like all characters in these game includes the bad guys too because they’re interesting. I don’t like Lana Skye though, perhaps the only character I don’t like. Can’t wait for Ace Attorney 5 and hope i can find Justice for All and Trials & Tribulations for reasonable price someday.

    Also, it seems I missed so many news just a day without internet, it’s busy work yesterday because of Idul Adha day or Eid-Ul-Adha in English if Google is to be trusted. I missed Toki to Towa confimed for English last time. This time I missed Tales of Hearts R and tons of trailer. Maybe I should not opening PC that often so there will be much more better news in gaming, lol.

    I hope these Tales game will get localized for sure and by these I mean Innocence R too. Yes I know the chances are slim, learn Japanese don’t beg bla bla bla. But no, I will hope and hope until it’s happening. Sure, chances are it’s faster if I learn Japanese but I’m not here to debate on this subject so if people can play these game more powers to them.

    • Kobracon

      Ah Lana….its easy to understand how she’d end up like that after everything that happened in Phoenix Wright 1 case 5. Good luck finding the other two. Justice for All is pretty good but blown completely out of the water by Trials and Tribulations. Also don’t forget about the Miles Edgeworth spinoff.

      • new_tradition

        I actually really liked Apollo’s character, but it felt like he was getting spoonfed a lot answers in the game story. But I’ve been reading a lot of fan speculation about Apollo’s possible role in AA5 as a disillusioned person Phoenix needs to do right by.

        I’m replaying the second game now right now, and the best case of Justice for All was the last one in my opinion. Pretty epic with a lot of twists and turns. Though i agree -Trials and Tribulations over all was AMAZING *_*

        And yes! Loved the first Edgeworth game and I’ll use this opportunity to lament yet again at the fact the second Investigations game is in localization limbo D:

  • talesoffan

    I can’t get this site to let me post comments with my iphone.

  • Aside from all the fan service, this show Air Gear has way too much corny ‘sky, clouds, and wings’ talk.

    • Kobracon

      Welp. thats the theme. I came for the fanservice, stayed for the ridiculously creative tricks and ‘fights’.

  • Hurricane Sandy is supposed to hit us tonight, and all day tomorrow or something. I honestly haven’t been paying much attention, but Bloomberg held a conference today, confirming this is a “serious and dangerous storm” for NYC. He’s cancelling school tomorrow (which, as someone who went to school in NY, I know is a verrry rare thing) and our transit system’s shutting down at 7pm tonight (also rare). Zone A residents have been ordered to evacuate. There are three zones. ( ref: ) Luckily for me, I’m not in any.

    Anyone else face the wrath of Sandy yet?

    • I’m hoping it won’t be that bad, I don’t want to see anyone get hurt etc.

      Stay safe buddy.

    • Kobracon

      All the best, Sal. Stay indoors and buckle up i suppose. Although my country never gets hurricanes so what do I know about staying safe in a hurricane >.<

  • new_tradition

    Does anyone know if Europe will get a special edition of Zone of Enders like NA?

    EDIT: Well, it doesn’t matter now. I ordered it off of, but I didn’t properly look at the ETA for it. Even though they said they had 3 LEs left in stock, the earliest I’ll see it is mid December, wtf