Open Forum #021 - Gematsu
Open Forum #021
posted on 12.05.12 at 05:30 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion.

Our twenty-first Open Forum has been readied for discussion.

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  • KingOptimusOrigins111
    • AdamBoy64

      I’m interested to see how the PS4/Orbis/Omni and Xbox Loop go, in terms of power.

      Like will all the increases in processing power result to far better graphics – or is it going to be a less noticable jump compared to previous generations?

      • The most important thing is the tools to operate the thing… If you have good tools to begin with, your job of making a game becomes easier…

      • KingOptimusOrigins111

        I think were going to see a semi jump where its noticeable as the Unreal Engine 4 and the Luminous Engine but it won’t get better than that. If you think about it both Sony and Microsoft don’t want to aim at a $499 price tag because the market has change between 2005 and 2012. The market in terms of the casuals who pretty much rule the market are only going to pick up the next gen consoles if they are priced at $399, so in terms of power Sony and Microsoft are going to have to find away to price their systems at $399, show a graphical improvement like the Unreal Engine 4 and the Luminous Engine, and make sure there is enough power to last at least 3-5 years for developers to mess around with.

  • My self-esteem has been pretty low, Some my friends are becoming blatant assholes and there’s only so much crap I can take.


    • While I’m not sure what your “friends” are saying, I wouldn’t let others get you down. Brush it off and walk out like a boss knowing you’re a much more mature person.

      • thegr8tani

        You just earned my respect! :)

    • That really sucks. =(

      Just remember you have friends here, on Gematsu. I hope our discussions here in the OF can help raise your spirits. ^^

      When things get rough for me, I like to just listen to some of my favorite music. It clears my mind, and helps me remember good times in my life.

      I just try to get away from things sometimes. Playing video games helps me as well. I try to just get absorbed into a video game and have fun, when you are having fun, things don’t seem quite so bad.

      I hope this helps. =)

    • KingKellogg The Waffle Haggler

      Just ignore them if you can :{

    • Kobracon

      Sounds to me like its time for some new friends. Never let anything people say, get to you. You are who you are and be proud of it.

    • Ouch. I hope you can get over it soon….. And I think its time to get a new friend. All the best.

    • Adam Meadows

      Remember – if somebody – anybody – tells you that you’re not capable of doing something, all they’re saying is “I’m not capable.”

      Don’t let others impose their own limitations on you.

  • Revorse

    Comments don’t show up on mobile. I’m not sure if it’s just me.
    Been watching more Kamen Rider lately as well. Just finished Blade.

    • I’ve been looking into that. It’s a Disqus issue, I think.

      • Revorse

        Okay. I think it might now that I think about it. I can’t view Silconera’s comments either..

  • neku

    Ni no Kuni is awsome, it plays like ff12 and rogue galaxy combined, anyone else play the demo?

    • vertical09

      Played it yesterday. It was really amazing. Convinced me to finally pre-order the game~
      I didn’t expect the battle system to be so in-depth, and the bosses were pretty hard (especially that first one).
      No one can call this a kids game after that demo XD

    • DesmaX

      As someone who hated White Knight Chronicles, I gotta say that it’s really good.

      I’m so buying this

    • Blaz

      Yup, loved it, it makes me wonder… what if level 5 made a Pokemon game?

      • whiteferrero

        Ehem. “Youkai Watch”. Ehem. :) you should look for it, though i don’t have much hope for it to be localized.

    • LordKaiser

      I’m not cønvinced by it. I worry about the story.

      • Belenger

        I was crying in the first 45mins of the game, it was finally an old dream what if “ghibli made a game.. with ghibli quality”, that was my first thought on the japanese version, one of the few games I can actually say “Damm i’m glad this is using BD”.


    Dey is tryin’ ta get a game localized.

  • vertical09

    An image of Monster Monpiece~But still no info posted… well it’s a start ^^;

  • AdamBoy64

    Well, after my Wii U was dead on arrival, I’ve got my replacement Wii U ready to try out – hopefully will on Friday.

    I didn’t respond to @Raiu previously – but my system just didn’t turn on to begin with. Never got a display on it. Just a blinking blue light.

    Perhaps it’s not as common as I thought. Which I’m glad about. But there’s a link here to the discussion on Nintendo’s support site if anyone’s interested.

    To those who have done them – have the updates they’ve been rolling out helping with stability? Been hearing a bit about system crashes.

    • That sucks. Did you get the replacement for free? I hope so.

      • AdamBoy64

        Ah yeah, when I took it back they swapped it on the spot – which was great.

        You sort of read about those kind of things, but you never think they might happen to you. Like a lot of things, I suppose.

        • KingOptimusOrigins111

          BLOD – Blue Light Of Death

          Sorry I had to do it. Just couldn’t resist. So this gen we have seen Yellow Light Of Death, Red Ring, Red Dot Of Death like come on we better no have go through this next gen.

        • I’m glad you got it swapped for free.

          So, do you like the system?

          • AdamBoy64

            Ah, I haven’t opened it yet – but will tonight. Had a few days to wait. Hopefully it’s all worth it though. I am worried about all the freezes I’ve been hearing about.

            You’re a very kind mod. And with that, I’m not saying the others aren’t :)

            • Thanks. =)

              Truth be told, I try my best to not be a moderator. It’s a shame that sometimes… I have to… you know — moderate comments and such.

              I don’t really like to, I enjoy just taking part in the discussion. Just like I’m doing right now. =)

              Anyways, I hope the update goes over smoothly with the new console. Feel free to share your thoughts on it when you get the chance.

    • Rezar

      I got a Wii U last week actually. The only thing that crashes on me is the YouTube App. I haven’t tried Netflix, Hulu Plus or Amazon Instant Video since I don’t use those.

  • paperclichepixel

    Hey Everyone

    Just an all around gamer. I like this site it has a nice flavor.

    • Hello! Welcome to Gematsu. Nice to meet you. =)

      • paperclichepixel

        You too, and thanks, I’m not biased and if I have a formed opinion then I let what’s out of my mind.

  • almostautumn

    Who else checked out the Monster Monpiece gameplay video over at Siliconera? Looks friggin’ awesome, although the 4 different card types has me a bit hesitant on the language barrier. I’m pretty sure I’m going to fetch it regardless though.

  • HassanJamal

    21st December. Your thoughts?

    • I’m not sure what to think to be honest. I’m just ready for the day to be here, and then pass. I guess I’d like to just move past it all, you know? If the world is going to end or whatever… I hope it happens quick.

      I hope that we all just see a flash of white light or something, and then it’s over. I don’t want people to be in pain, or suffer, or anything like that. (Please Mr. Sun, don’t make us all burn to death.)

      If nothing happens at all, then we can just move on with our lives, hopefully for the better.

      • HassanJamal

        Same man. If nothing happens, continue life as usual but if something world changing happens, Im ready for it. Especially if its zombie apocalypse >:) Deep down though, Im hoping nothing happens, there are 2013 must play games like TLOU, Bioshock Infinite and loads more!

    • I just hope nothing happens and we can move on to our lives. I mean, 2013 is shaping up to be a good year of anime and games…. And I haven’t owned a console yet…. I don’t want anything to happen, I just want a normal life.

      @zerorpg:disqus You watched R;N anime? Or is it “Knowing” ref?

  • zakou

    Tales of Xillia, Code Geass “EU Bluray release” and other stuff in 2013 that is all i got to say.

    LoL edit: I obviously forgot my favourite of them all “Lightning Returns”

    2013 = GOD

  • LordKaiser

    WKC2 fight for DLC Update #4.

    Well at least we got a article about it.

    This makes me happy that the situation is finally out of cøntrol and that we are slowly becoming an annoyance till we get our WKC2 content. This is the text that was also linked to the Petition:

    It’s a bit different from last. I think that the petition was sent already..

    This is D3P corporate # 1-310-268-0820 you can asl for WKC2 content there since the customer support lines can’t hel us as they don’t have the information we need. BTW if they change their number we will find the new one.

    In my case it’s not my fault that RPGs don’t sell in Europe. This game sold ok in America and it should be supported .

  • MosquitoLemon

    Bought Way of the Samurai 3 and Mirror’s Edge (finished Mirror’s Edge for the 4th time, of course) for the PS3, but now back to Resonance of Fate. After 14 hours the game is starting to get more difficult. I am not into the whole farming to make expendable items to level up thing. Still a very good game and a lot more bearable than Valkyrie Profile 2.

    • I love the Way of the Samurai series. I need to find time to play Wots 4. I wish it wouldn’t have been only digital, but I’m glad it got localized regardless.

      I also have to say thumbs up for Mirror’s Edge. (So unappreciated.)

      • MosquitoLemon

        Same here, I spend massive amounts of time on the WOTS games, so I’m sure WOTS3 will last me until I have enough money for 4. If it were any other game, I’d be like, “digital only, screw that”, but Way of the Samurai…

        And yeah, Mirror’s Edge is one of my all-time favorites, I have it for the PC, but my PC is garbage, so I was hoping it would look nicer on the PS3.

    • Kobracon

      Honestly I don’t remember that much grinding. Just do all the arena fight and you should be fine. ALSO I hope you know that to level your guys effectively, you have to switch their weapon sets around. Let Vashyron use grenades, let Leanbell use dual or single machine guns. Their levels are based on their gun expertise, thus you need to switch weapons around. You’ll thank me for that, trust me.

      • MosquitoLemon

        That’s what I was referring to -_-. You have to grind to get items to make the grenades with so you can level up their grenades (and subsequently their total level). Though I guess you can just use rookie grenades, but those blow.

        • Kobracon

          Ah. I just used rookie grenades, since I just need a little tap of red damage and scratch damage is way more important.

  • Adam Meadows

    Is anyone here a Monster Hunter fan?

    • I’ve always wanted to be. Which game is the most accessible? I guess what I’m asking is, where should I start?

      • Kobracon

        Honestly, any which one is fine. MonHun is not a story driven game by any stretch of the imagination. The beauty is in the name, you are a monster hunter. You hunt monsters, get their skins, fangs whatever, make awesome shit out of it, hunt bigger game, rince repeat.

        The later ones add more monsters, more weapons and more functionality, so I say start with the latest one that you can. Also if you have other ppl who are interested, thats even better. MonHun is best played with a team.

        • I figured as much. Thanks for the reply though. ^^

    • Kobracon

      Big one here! Although you could say I’m more an enthusiast. I’ve never had the time to fully reach the end of a MonHun game but I have played almost all of them. I loved it when the first ever one came out on the PS2 till now.

    • Used to play Monster Hunter two years ago… Tri for Wii and Unite, 3rd for PSP…

      Playing Monster Hunter with friends is always a blast to enjoy…

    • I’m a fan…. of the mangas. The manga are the one tht introduce me to MH.

  • Kobracon

    And so ends the first arc of JoJo the Animation. Can’t wait for Battle Tendency to start!

  • new_tradition

    Le sigh. I orordered the ZOE HD Collector’s Edition from Amazon (after the release date), but I got an ETA of late December, however I was willing to wait. 

    Yesterday Amazon sent me an email asking if I wanted to cancel the order. Apparently they can’t find a copy, but they would keep looking. I gotta admit, I kind of lost hope, so I’m inclined to cancel, but a itty little part just wants to leave it and see what happens :/

    In other news I’m catching up with the Supernatural series. Hot guys killing monsters, diverting destiny, talking about feelings with the funny dialog every so often and other lolwtf moments-can’t believe I didn’t get into it earlier xD

    • That sucks. I actually had to buy mine on eBay for $70 with free shipping. The artbook is just fantastic.

      I haven’t got the chance to play the ZoE games, but I played Rising Demo and loved it, so awesome.

      I hope you get it. If not, perhaps look around on eBay before people start listing them for outrageous prices.

      • new_tradition

        Haha, I sort of wanted the game for the MGR demo myself :3

        But the price gouging is already in full effect on ebay. No way I’m paying that much D:

        I’m kind of bummed though. I wanted to buy the P4 Solid Gold Edition, but it sold out. I wanted to order the Nexus 4 smartphone but it sold out (the first time; I got an order the second time it was available, but won’t be here ’til the end of Jan :/). I wanted to buy The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy pack, but it sold out. And now the ZOE CE got sold out Dx


        • That type of stuff happen to me all the time. I want something and either can’t find the cash at the right time, or I have the cash and somehow end up not getting a copy in the end.

          I wanted to get the Vita when amazon had it on sale for Black Friday. I just couldn’t come up with the money quick enough. I even felt like I was prepared, but then real life got in my way and I had to spend. =/

  • paperclichepixel

    Also where the HELL is my Albert Odyssey remake, Lunar 2, & Persona 2 infinite sin?

  • I just got this email.

    “Thank you for your application and your interest in FINAL FANTASY XIV: A Realm Reborn. It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been selected for the role of Alpha Tester. We look forward to your assistance during the testing process.” =D

    • Kobracon

      Wahey, good for you! Have fun, Zero.

  • Locksus

    Still haven’t finished either Tales of Graces F or FF XIII-2.
    Graces’ battle system is one the best in the series but sadly, the story and characters are pretty dull, at least to me. FF XIII-2 is just all over the place, and I even liked XIII!

  • Kobracon

    Hey guys, check out the new Dynasty Warriors 8 debut trailer!

  • Locksus

    Ah, I just started playing Valkyria Chronicles and while I’m not pretty far in the game, I can say with certainty that it’s one of the best RPGs there is. The art style is especially striking. I love it.

    Sega, why you play Capcom and not give fans what they want?:( I’d love an other VC on the PS3.