Open Forum #018 - Gematsu
Open Forum #018
posted on 11.14.12 at 12:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our eighteenth Open Forum has been readied for discussion.

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  • DesmaX

    I picked up Rayman Origins last week

    Man, I missed games like this

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Rayman Legends will probably be good.

    • YangTerlupakan

      What about Trine 2???

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    I’d like to post some good news. Vita is finally saved in Japan (probably). The games that sell systems are coming and I’ve snapped two prime examples from Dengeki Playstation. The one including a caption only is a very original play on words in Japanese.

    •  dat’s da game dat saved da Vita?

    • xMCXx

       Is that some loli shit?

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        Somebody does not keep an open mind it seems, too bad you don’t like it.

        • xMCXx

           I didn’t say I didn’t like it.
          I just saw some loli shit and I hate that pedo crap.

          • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

            fair enough. as I said, sorry you don’t like it. As far as the Dengeki article goes there are maybe one or 2 loli-type monsters, the others are fairly well endowed and there are even some realistically proportioned ones.

    • *Oh great*, I know two guys, one who has a vita and one who loves lolis.

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        Cool story bro, who are your two friends?

    • I know someone from Siliconera will like this and he’s probably smiling ear to ear right now….

      So the “Tension” from the second screenshot is a monster version of anime nosebleed??? And here I thought Seran Kagura VS could save the Vita…. Nice art btw…

      Edit: Also saw you posting this in Siliconera as well… Which is generally not a good idea in the first place considering their distaste to a game like this….

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        thanks for the heads-up. Ishaan wrote in the discussion description that comments and arguments are encouraged, his fault :P

        Wanna see what PbH has to say, don’t care about the haters. They’ll probably call me some unfavorable names, whatever, I don’t give a damn ^^.

        • *Looks back at discussion in Siliconera*

          With that third screenshot of yours, it’s not worth discussing anything in their eyes… Knowing PbH, he’ll probably thank you for filling his “meter”….

          • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

            That page made me almost burst out in laughter, as I’ve never seen such an originally perverted take on romanized furigana XD
            Yea, I hope my friend PbH appreciates it. I guess the others simply can’t make anything of the furigana as you need to know the kanji and its on-yomi to fully understand the director’s perverted genius. 

            • Now I can’t tell which game is more perverted, this or Senran Kagura VS…

              Again, these things aren’t meant to be taken seriously… Unless you have a monster girl hiding in your bedroom and waiting for you…

              • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

                The “New” page is actually an ad for Senran Kagura ;)
                Both are pretty messed up so I pre-ordered them both and included Demon Gaze in the order for good measure.

    • Haha, i don’t know if you’re being sarcastic or this is actually true…

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        Please see my post above, I replied to myself to state my take on the games.

    • Kobracon

      LOL! Well the whole reason Senran Kagura director is making a PS Vita version is coz ‘you can’t lick the 3DS screen’, so I’d say this AND Senran Kagura will save the Vita in Japan XD

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Is this true or are you playing around?

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        Please see my post above, I replied to myself to state my take on the games.

    • I will never see seals the same way again lol ^.^;

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      Posted this on SE already, that’s my take on the games: 

      I’m just interested in seeing Vita’s numbers soar as it means more publisher/developer support. Considering that each week some kind of kinky loli-nantoka game gets released for PSP and sells respectably those two titles could give Vita HW numbers the shot in the arm it’s in desperate need of right now. Miku shifted 50 million units, Persona around 40 mil, if there are new games released Vita shifts units. Unfortunately they’re just releasing in January.

    • YangTerlupakan

      “…I’d like to post some good news. Vita is finally saved in Japan (probably)…..”
      wow what is it?????? what is the game can save vita beside monhun ;-)

      seeing your image :
      i know your are joking T_T

  • So any tropers want to help fix up a page i started?

  • Raiyu

    Anyone managed to snag a Nexus 4 yeseterday? I’m kinda excited, I was one of the first few to get theirs. Hopefully it arrives on Saturday…but I’m not holding my breath.

    • new_tradition

      Ah, lucky! I stayed up all night and most of the day pressing F5, but I don’t know what happened, but there were so many errors on the Playstore, I couldn’t get one. I’m still really bummed about it :(

      Truthfully, I’m kind of pissed at Google at how they handled it. They decided to fore go pre-orders, but they give you the option to be notified about availability. However, from what I understand, NOBODY received any such email. And they don’t tell until the day of the actual time (here in Canada we heard 9 am pst/12 pm est), but then they went ahead and started 30 minutes early anyways!  Then there was the over-all low stock in the first place, and some douchebag buyers snagging 40+ devices to sell off for a profit and that didn’t raise any flags on Google’s end.

      Ugh, don’t mind me. I’m just bitter about wasting so much time and getting nothing for it :/

      • Sounds shitty. =(

        • new_tradition

          Heh, it wasn’t fun, that’s for sure. Though I suppose there’s some catharsis feelings too-There’s a lot of people whining like me xD

  • LordKaiser

    White Knight Chronicles II Rant #3

    Trying to dig for information my friend Arietta sent them this message:

    “these are pictures from the NA official guide book of wkc2 they if you look you will notice chromium gems 10 and guardian gems 10 and gems 10 are not released yet we would need a higher gr cap of 50 which japan has to get those and im wondering why we dont we have them yet its been over a year since the game was released can you please explain this to me i used the pictures from the strategy guide on facebook of the gem pages”

    This was their response:

    “Thank you for contacting D3Publisher’s customer service,

    Unfortunately, we will not be able to release any additional content, which includes quests, patches, DLC, etc in North America or Europe. That content was created exclusively for the Japanese game. These items are only available in the Japanese version of the game. I will forward your request on to the development team for more information.

    If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us or visit our website at for more information.

    Support Services”

    Meanwhile Barandox sent the same message and got a slighty different message:

    “Thank you for contacting D3Publisher’s customer service,

    D3P will continue to support the game, but does not have plans for future content releases in North America. Since D3P is the sole publisher it is at their discretion to release new content for White Knight Chronicles II.

    If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us or visit our website at for more information.

    Support Services”

    Well here the main free to play JRPG for PS3 goes to hell. I gotta love how much support it got when the full game needed to be translated from the beggining. They got this abandomment planned out.

    • That’s really a shame. They should just come out and release the remaining content.

  • Revorse
    • KingOptimusOrigins111


    • YangTerlupakan


      I Dont like pizza but i like your avatar, Wizard Dragon Form, right?

      • Revorse

        Better believe it is! Wizard slowly becoming one of my favorite Riders. Granted I’ve only seen Kiva through Fourze. Currently watching Blade, Kabuto and Wizard though.

        • YangTerlupakan

          I believe you, is personal choice nothing wrong with that ;-)

          for me, W/Double is The best rider i ever seen before, even both of us not watching every TV series Kamen Rider
          so far I’ve only watched Blade, Decade, & OOO until finish (including movies)

          the other is stuck in middle and i dont know when to watch again

          • Revorse

            W!!! Oh yes, besides Wizard, W is tied with Kiva for my favorite series.
            I will admit, it’s sorta hard trying to just jumped into Kamen Rider. Since you already started the series I can’t recommend a start point (Which I think Decade is a good one) but keep up with W it’s awesome. 

            • YangTerlupakan

              Actually i start with BLACK when i still kids!!! Wizard is good too, i
              cant wait Kamen Rider Beast come out and fight with wizard, its must be

              well, imo decade is good

              is like “Heisei Kamen Rider Encyclopedia Movie” but…………. u know -_- is so much teribble in story T_T

  • cid

    saw the trailer for gtV, trailer looks good but for some reason not excited about it, i guess im at that age, anyways still waiting for actual gameplay maybe that will do the trick.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      You should try it when it comes out to see if you like it by renting it.

  • PrinceHeir

    hello it’s been awhile everyone!!!

    been busy all week long

    i have a question for all of you.

    with the upcoming release of DMC.

    anyone being interested with the game?

    at first i wasn’t impress or anything, didn’t watch ANY trailer at all other than glimpse of the TGS.

    but the Vergil trailer had me surprise how good it played.

    do you think they’ll likely pull a Lords of Shadows here?

    great game as a stand alone, but not that good of a Devil May Cry game

    also it got me thinking, any other Hack and Slash or beat em’ up  that has a “Free Flow” combat that you can recommend to me?

    this is my list so far

    Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden,

    No More Heroes, Onechanbara, Lollipop Chainsaw, Metal Gear Rising Revengeance,

    God Hand, Hokuto no Ken, Asura’s Wrath,

    Castlevania Lords of Shadows, DMC, God of War, Heavenly Sword,

    Castlevania Curse of Darkness/Lament of Innocence, Chaos Legion, Legacy of Kain, Bloodrayne,

    “Free Flow” meaning it has a combo system, varying from juggle to different moves executed at any time.

    while games like the Dynasty/Samurai/Orochi Warriors are hack and slash games.

    they don’t really have a lot of combo’s going around aside from a special or two.

    i would also would like to put Onimusha and Shinobi/Kunoichi, but these games are more hit and evade games than combo games.

    Anarchy Reigns is definitely a evolution of it. but it’s more geared towards a brawler fighting game style.

    still the game has tons of “Free Flow” despite how messy it can be.

    • MosquitoLemon

      URBAN REIGN URBAN REIGN URBAN REIGN URBAN REIGN URBAN REIGN!!!!! Seriously, do yourself a favor and get that game. It’s pretty much the best beat-em-up since… I don’t know, River City Ransom. If it is too strategic for you (many reviewers complained that it was too difficult for some reason), I would definitely recommend the Sengoku Basara games – I believe the 1-3 collection is out now.

      • PrinceHeir

        Thanks for the recommendation :D

        reminds me of The Bouncer :)

        yeah where the hell are the Sengoku Basara HD Collection Capcom?!!?!??!

        any other more?? :D

        • Kobracon

          Uhm…there IS a Basara HD collection. I saw it being sold on Play-asia. My mouse hovered over it for over 10 minutes. I was srsly comtemplating whether to get it….

          Also, OMG Bouncer. One of my first PS2 games. That was an amazing game at the time and I wish Square had continued it…..

          • I loved the Bouncer. It was a very short game, but I loved every moment of it.

            • Kobracon

              Very short indeed. But the multiple branches helped alot. Worked hard to get to play as Echidna. I loved the team attacks and how it has NO EFFECT on the last boss. They even made special animations of him countering all 3 variations of it.

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah i know that.

            im just asking where the hell is the game for localization.

            hope capcom does localize it.

            yeah wish we had more beat’em up games.

            only Yakuza i know that is still strong to this day

        • MosquitoLemon

          There is one called ‘Blood Will Tell’, based on the comic Dororo. It is a Devil May Cry clone, pretty decent, but really rare.

          • PrinceHeir

            oh yeah that’s from Sega right?

            it’s one of the early PS2 games ever.

            definitely checking that out :D

          • Kobracon

            OMG I remember that. When I first played it I thought my TV had a prob coz everything was black and white XD

            Turns out its coz u have no eyes. Was a great little touch.

      • PrinceHeir

        also saw a game just now called Beat Down – Fists of Vengeance

        looks ace, plus it’s made by last gen Capcom :D

        • Kobracon

          NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! STAY CLEAR OF THAT! Follow what Mosquito said, get Urban Reign. Get a friend and pull off the amazing tag throws that can rival DOAs creative tag throws.

          • PrinceHeir

            but Beat Down seems interesting :D

            but yeah definitely checking Urban Reign

            • Kobracon

              Yeah I thought it looked interesting too. But that was it. I bought it, started playing and realized just how bad it was. Voice acting sucks to boot.

        • Rezar

           Both of those games are good, and Beat Down: Fists of Vengeance was pretty short too. Urban Reign is great except I got stuck at a certain fight and gave up.

          • PrinceHeir

            oh is that so?

            i wonder why namco refuses to make a new one?

            the game’s physics and stances reminds me of Tekken 5 ^^

    • Welcome back! =)

      You’ve never played the Devil May Cry games? Now is the perfect time to check out the HD collection then. 2 is the weakest game, but 1 and 3 are great. I’d also recommend Devil May Cry 4 and Bayonetta. (If you haven’t already played these games.)
      Gosh, I would love to see a new Legacy of Kain, or a new Onimusha game. I really enjoyed those series in the past, but like you mentioned, I wouldn’t say either of them are fast paced action combat games like Devil May Cry.

      • PrinceHeir

        nah i played them all as well as the games you mentioned :D

        i actually reinstall DMC4 just now to pump up for DMC(lol did i just said that)

        but yeah im still on the fence on getting DMC. but i will try the demo for sure :D

        Bayonetta is awesome!!!!! i wish we have more games like that!!!!!!

        the combo system is just amazing O___O]

        tons of moves that can be canceled to any move as well as the enemies and music are freaking godlike.

        Onimusha game i played 1-3.

        i love the hit and evade type of play.

        you can’t just rush in like you normally do.

        in a sense it kinda reminded me of Demon’s/Dark Souls.

        Legacy of Kain, with the recent survey their taking, i think square will surprise us with a new game next year!!

        hopefully we get Fear Effect as well!!

        but any other “Free Flow” games??

        man we definitely need more games like this!!!!

        that’s why i can’t wait for Anarchy Reigns.

        that’s how you do a “Free Flow” game with tons of people.

        • I’m very excited about Anarchy Reigns. I’m also looking forward to that other game being developed by Platinum games, you might have heard of it, its called Metal Gear something or another? =P

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah Anarchy Reigns is gonna be sweet!!!!

            yeah Rising im also very excited :D

        • Belenger

           You would most likely absolutely love Bujigai, quite an obscure Red Entertainment game had an extreme freeflow style of fighting and parry system, basically was an extreme over the top kungfu swordfighting fantastic game.

          Featured some.. uhmm… guy, but the rest of the game and the gameplay was so over the top.

          Music was nice, but difficulty spiked alot specially on later levels, final boss was so absurd it was awesome xD.

          • PrinceHeir

            yeah i know that game also!!!!

            Gackt was the main character in that game XD

            thanks again for the recommendation :)

            • Belenger

               xD yup… Gackt was super happy doing that game too, on the original JP version you could unlock system voices FOR EVERY MENU in the game, had about 2-3 lines for everything.

              Unlocks where Gackt and…. NORIO WAKAMOTO RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWR, in his best brittania voice >_>.

              • PrinceHeir

                does the english have dual audio?

                ALL HAIL BRITANIA!!!!

                • Belenger

                  Yup it has dual audio, and they left all the extras including the interviews subtitled it was one of those cases of perfect localization, since it wasnt localized by the a big company they had no problems in getting the licensed voice of Gackt, Kouchi Yamadera, Norio Wakamoto, Maya Sakamoto.

                  It was around that time they where feeding west that dual audio couldnt “be done”.

                  It was one of those stupidly cool games that get missed out because everyone and their mother where playing God of war, as I recall the intro scene was tailored at what you played the moment you press start, it records the route and what you do in the first 45 seconds and then the intro starts with whatever you where doing in that time. Cool cool idea that I havent seen in another game.

                  • PrinceHeir

                    Maaya Sakamoto :D

                    i think Anarchy Reigns and Blazblue are one of the few games that has dual audio and multiple subs.

                    wish more companies would take not of this :

                    • Belenger

                       Yeah the oddity was that the game was finished back when it was released in Japan, sega just decided to be a douche to platinumgames (again) and destroyed the chances for global multiplayer, the US/EUR/JP games will be exactly the same.

                      This explains alot why Bayonetta 2 shifted to WIIU, after the mishandling of the company by Sega, reminded me the no marketting at all of Resonance of Fate another jewel game that barely people played.

                    • PrinceHeir

                      yeah Sega really drop the ball with Anarchy Reigns, and Resonance of Fate releasing close to FFXIII WTF O_____O

                      even Yakuza 4 was close heavy hitters :

    • Kobracon

      You want free flow combat? Play Batman. Either Arkham Asylum or Arkham City. The most free-est and flow-iest combat I have ever seen in my life. It just feels amazing to take down 20 guys on one slick combo.

    • z_merquise

      There’s a demo of DmC coming next week. I’m not fully convinced with the game but I have to say, it looked very promising so I’m really looking forward to play the demo.

      By the way, have you already tried the Metal Gear Rising demo? It’s so damn awesome!

    • LordKaiser

      The Ys series count?

      • PrinceHeir

        it does, but it kinda feels more Zelda.

        it’s more Hit and Evade type of play like Shinobi, Onimusha etc.

  • fireemblembeast

    Today sucked for me…I had to spend all day doing HW and studying for two [conveniently on the same day] history tests….1st and 2nd period….>_> Like, literally, from 2:50 until now. With food and shower breaks. Stupid teachers squeezing all their tests in before the quarter ends… >:

    • Sounds rough. Hope things get better!

      • fireemblembeast

        Thanks. At least I have Thanksgiving break next week. I’m thankful (yes I said it) for that.

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      I’ve had about 6 test this week so I understand your pain.  >:(

    • Kobracon

      Aaah homework….I used to get homework…now its all back breaking, time consuming and brain destroying assignments. *Siiigh* I miss homework….

      • fireemblembeast

        Lol, I can’t wait

    • I understand your pain…. 5 reports to turn in next week, 1 presentation and test…. Then 3 tests the following week… And I am a super lazy person.

      • fireemblembeast

        Lazy people unite! :3 I hope that works out for you.
        (I got 79 and 90 on those tests, btw. And the 79 was higher than almost everyone’s grades. He’d better curve those.)

  • Kobracon

    Hey Chrono Trigger! Wonder if my question in the last OP had anything to do with that :3

    • More than likely it did. =)

  • FaithlessMr


    There’s a Virtue’s Last Reward demo now available for download. Go get it it! And now I’m back to work (I’ve been super busy this week :/)

    Btw, love the Chrono Trigger header.

  • LordKaiser

    Trivia Quiz Time!!!

    1- What Super Mario game don’t have a daisy flower as a fireflower.
    2- What Super Mario game is not really a Mario game ?
    3- What 3 Zelda games where not released in the west till now? Clue: 2 of them are really 1 game.
    4- What 3 Square games where not released in Japan?
    5- What are the worst Zelda games ever created? What System?

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Anybody knows why the friggin’ awesome looking E.X. Troopers does not receive a Vita version. It’s already coming to 3DS and PS3, so it’s not a licensing or engine issue. Getting it on PS3 but would have loved to take it on the go, game looks way more interesting than Lost Planet imho. 

    • The difference is likely the consumer base…

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        I can not think of any other legitimate reason. It’s still a shame. E.X. Troopers hit me out of nowhere but I’m getting more and more interested in the game with each new trailer released. 

        • Big companies like to play it safe… Just like Nintendo relying on their old IP to sell consoles….

          • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

            Bloody shame as a fledgling system needs games to shift hardware. Why can’t Capcom realize this. Ubisoft did and apparently it paid of for ACIII:L.

            How I’d love to see a brand-spanking-new IP from Nintendo. Last one was Pikmin as GCN launched. Ninty should allow Retro to spread their wings and go all out-bananas, they’re the closest developer to Rare Nintendo own.

  • Got this bad boy today:

    • KingOptimusOrigins111

      Do you like it?

    • Congrats! I’m excited to pick up a Vita soon myself. =)

      I see something on that screen I’m not a big fan of… 

      I’ll follow the old saying here – If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.

      • AT&T?

        • Bingo! I gotta ask though. 

          What made you get the 3G version? Don’t you have to pay a monthly fee for it? That’s like another bill on top of an already expensive cell phone bill. (If you are anything like me, that sucks.)

          • Well, I bought it off someone, and it just happened to be a 3G Vita. Plus, it came with an 8GB memory card and Uncharted. For $180. So I couldn’t really complain.

            And the whole subscription is optional. But it’s nice to have in case I ever want to use it. I believe you’re able to activate and deactivate it as you please.

            • That’s not to bad. Sounds like a pretty good deal.

    • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

      gratz =)

    • Kobracon

      All of my jelly, Sal. Just….just all of it….

      Is it just the game or the P4G+Vita package?

  • PrinceHeir

    another question

    what are you playing nowadays??

    the only games i usually play are fighting games like Tekken Tag 2, Dead or Alive 5 and Uncharted 3.

    despite already bought ZOE HD Collection, and RE6(next week for $39.99 amazon ftw)

    so with all the stresses im experiencing due to having to do one research paper, one interview paper, and im gonna do something “gutsy” by the end of the semester.

    by gutsy meaning something i have never done before. i am really SCARED what would happen, but i have to do it since i can’t let this chance slip by.

    so what’s all of this got to do with one post?

    well if i may ask what music are you listening to reduce some stress and calm you

    down(which i literally need one right now)been listening to this piano piece for awhile now :D

    • z_merquise

      Good luck, man. You can do it. Let a bunch of moe-moe girls cheer you up:

      This song is I think just a made-up language (correct me if I’m wrong) for the game but damn it’s so beautiful:

      • new_tradition

        The NieR OST is AMAZING. The remix and piano OSTs were just as incredible too, and I recently heard the tribute album-pretty epic. 
        As for being a made up language, that appears to be true, but I read somewhere that the singer used English, Japanese, French and Gaelic in a lot of the songs, so don’t be surprised if you understand some words here and there ^^

      • PrinceHeir

        thanks :D

        but the moe pictures are restricted :

        yeah Nier songs are awesome :D

        can you guess what im about to do that i have not yet done in my life?


        • z_merquise

          Restricted!? Are you using computer in a school/office or at home?

          • PrinceHeir

            im using at home.

            don’t know why it’s restricted though :O

            maybe my ad blocker is on?

            • z_merquise

              It could be. Just try disabling the firewall, including Windows Firewall if that’s turned on (if you’re using Windows as your OS, that is). You may also try another browser if you got another one like Chrome or Firefox.

              • PrinceHeir

                im using Google Chrome though :D

                eh it’s still not showing, despite unblocking it :

                • The link seems to be dead. I’m getting nothing. I don’t think it has anything to do with your connection or firewall settings.

                  • PrinceHeir

                    oh is that so ^^

    • new_tradition

      It might sound strange, but I like a lot of fast tempo music for relaxing. Right now I’m really digging the BlazeBlue OST. I’ve always been partial to rock, but I love it when the random piano and violins show up. Orchestra + Rock = <3

      • PrinceHeir

        hehe thanks definitely checking it out ^^

    • Kobracon

      Unsurprisingly (coming from me), I find the touching Persona soundtracks great to unwind. And then of course theres always Genesis of Aquarion.

      Also ANYTHING from the Ar Tonelico soundtrack. Such as

      Mix of Japanese and a language made up by the director JUST for this game.

      • PrinceHeir

        great :D

  • DarthBrian

    Here’s the first 7 minutes of Evangelion 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo : Q

    Why must I wait so long for this? ::cries::

  • KingNigma
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