Open Forum #026 - Gematsu
Open Forum #026
posted on 01.09.13 at 12:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion

Our twenty-sixth Open Forum is ready for discussion.

The Open Forum is your domain for anything and everything. Whatever you feel is inappropriate to discuss in other threads, you can discuss here. Want to talk about sports? You’re in the right place. Have a random question? Ask it here. Want to poll the community? Do it here. The Open Forum is what you make it.

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  • Blaz

    Still no Xillia release date…
    Ni No Kuni delayed a week…

    • Xenovelgr

      xillia’s not getting a release date until ni no kuni comes out. Bamco doesn’t want to take any hype away from NNK.

  • Guest

    Ni No Kuni delayed a week
    No Tales of Xillia release date

  • Here’s a fun hype. PS3-only games still to be released.



    • xMCXx

      Wow, I’m hyped.

    • DesmaX

      Someone forgot “The God and Fate Revolution Paradox” there

      Wonder what happened to The Witch and a Hundred Knights… It feels like it became NIS “FF Versus XIII”

    • Xenovelgr

      aghhgahgahg xillia 1 xillia 2 yakuza 5 ffx hd need right this instant

    • zakou

      Very fine work indeed however…mind doing the same thing for the 360-still to be released games? *sarcasm*

    • MosquitoLemon

      EX Troopers all day!… except it’s already released in Japan, and I don’t think there will be a foreign release. Also there is a 3DS version…

    • Kobracon

      Funny…everything I’m hyped about on that list has to do with punching stuff XD


  • xMCXx

    You guys heard about Hideki Kamiya dissing Kotaku?
    Fucking hilarious!

    • z_merquise

      Kamiya is really in Rage Mode there. Can’t blame him, staff at Kotaku are the one who started the mess. They just f–ked with the wrong guy.

    • Wait, Seriously?!?

      Kudos for him then.

    • new_tradition

      Wait, what happened exactly?

    • syaznifaiq

      ” Do you eat shit ? ” hahaha love that phrase … Maybe next time Kotaku think twice before try to mess up with japanese game comunity .. Kotaku think Hideki soft as Yoichi Wada unfortunately life is not simple as that

    • Pyrofrost

      Oh yes, very good stuff. After all, Kotaku is complete and utter ass, so it’s nice to see them get their shit handed to them. ^_^

    • Lee

      This…was news to me. Wow, I did read Kotaku’s article, didn’t see Kamiya’s response though. He does have a point, one individual’s views shouldn’t reflect a whole country’s view.

    • Kobracon

      That. was. AWESOME! I never usually read from Kotaku anyway (other than that one time they aired GameCenter CX)

      I srsly hope PG make a PC game and put it on Steam. Would buy it in a heartbeat.

    • MrKappa

      Such gold. Kotaku has long since been known as a joke, I don’t know why they aren’t closed down yet.

    • Yeah, I actually read the article before he posted his response on twitter. I felt like the article was trying to connect points that didn’t really fit to begin with. They took his tweet and tried to make something out of nothing. While it is true that PC gaming is not very popular in Japan, I didn’t really understand the connection to Kamiya’s tweet. They also read way too much into it. Where did they get the idea that he was “clueless” about Valve and Steam?

      I’m not surprised he responded the way he did, even if they didn’t intend on belittling him with the article, it read in a way that could be considered offensive. Considering that PG has recently visited Valve, I don’t see how one could being to think the studio, or anyone in it are clueless in regards to Valve, Steam, etc. Kamiya even said Gabe was “cute” on twitter not long ago.

      I don’t really hate kotaku or anything. I just think they jump the gun when posting articles sometimes. They aren’t always correct, but often times the responses that come from something they posted are entertaining.

    • PrinceHeir

      fucking ace :D

  • z_merquise

    Sound the alarm!

    Nice to see Anarchy Reigns getting some love in this site!

    • Revorse

      The DLC still doesn’t work yet does it?

      • z_merquise

        I think some of the codes are working now. Just give it some few hours if in case yours were still not working.

    • DichaTesoro

      I’m going to go pick up the game later today. My brother and I always liked brawlers, even though we are quite bad at them, and really want to try it online. The soundtrack is great, downloaded it last week.

    • Kobracon

      I still think we should hold a tourney of some description. For both PS3 and 360 owners

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Just finished the first episode of Senran Kagura. Can’t wait for next week! In other news started school again, and it’s terrible. All my money goes towards books and not imports :(

    • Pyrofrost

      That’s unfortunate :(
      My classes start back next week, and I get to buy books too. I’m just glad my imports through March are paid for.

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        I should have planed better. But so far Senran Kagura is pretty much my “I NEED IT” game. But god knows there will be plenty more throughout the year -_-

        And Miku! Oh man it’s starting already..

        • Pyrofrost

          My imports pre-ordered for now are:
          Senran Kagura
          Tales of Hearts R

          Shin Sangoku Musou 7
          One Piece Kaizoku Musou 2

          Oboro Muramasa is in limbo for now. I’m kinda waiting to to see if there is an announcement on that, as with the one that was on Wii.

          I hope nothing else I “must have” ends up popping up with a release date between now and the end of March :p

      • PrinceHeir

        my classes start 2 weeks from now :)

    • Kobracon

      Wait….theres an anime?!?!

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        Yep first episode was a few days ago.

        • Kobracon

          Holy……..TO THE INTERNET!!!!!

  • Any UK peeps? :)

  • Happy Birthday To Me!! :D

    • Happy Birthday. =)

    • Kobracon

      Happy Birthday!

    • PrinceHeir

      Belated Happy Birthday!!!

  • Pyrofrost

    I’ve been playing Shin Hokuto Musou this week, and I am loving it ^_^

    • MosquitoLemon

      Played the demo, so good.

      • Pyrofrost

        I’m having tons of fun with it. I personally feel it’s better than the first one in every way. Though you wouldn’t be able to tell if you went through some of those threads on gamefaqs xD

        • MosquitoLemon

          Never played the first one, but I’m always up for some good Musou.

  • zakou

    This is going to sound weird but i want to ask and know how do you guys get yourselves to play long games?

    First let me explain myself, when we are free from school or work and have days of, we know we will have alot of free time, thus we are sure that we can start playing a nice long let’s say “Jrpg”

    But when school/job starts i limit myself to almost 0 play of jrpgs, it is because i don’t like playing them for short, then be forced to quit because of life xD

    This sounds weird or stupid im sure but i have hard time, i want to continue White Knight Chronicles 2 but i have a fright that when i get into it i will have to quit because of social acitivities.

    Maybe i have some gaming-long-term-fobia xD i don’t know, how do you guys work your way out of this pinchy situation?

    • DesmaX

      Well… Just play it when you have the free time. No need to be scared

      I took 2 whole months to beat Agarest War 2, actually

      • z_merquise

        Just 2 months? Heck, I beat Resonance of Fate in more than 4 months. I guess having lot’s of things like school/work surely decreases your time for games.

        • DesmaX

          Well, it wasn’t really that long, I guess (And I had brought P4 arena in the middle time, and I got addicted to the online. Played for a week, and then I decided to go back to it)

      • MosquitoLemon

        The problem with long-form games that are relatively complicated is that if I only have free time say, twice a month, I’m not going to remember everything I need to do to get by in the game. Half the time it’s like, “I might as well start a new game!”, and then never finish that one either.

    • Pyrofrost

      Me personally, I play JRPGs all the time. I also carry on through class and work. I just play when I can, honestly. Of course, I don’t really have other hobbies I enjoy doing and I don’t watch TV. My time away from school, work, and normal daily activites (ie: eating, sleeping, and ect.) is dedicated to gaming.
      I’m also single as well, and that helps a lot. :p
      Other than that, with JRPGs being a major preference of mine, it’s not hard for me to make time for it. I simply make the time because I wouldn’t rather be doing anything else or playing anything else.

      This is coming from a guy whose library is almost 100% JRPGs, aside from the occasion hack-n-slash or Musou.

    • I think in the last few years I’ve developed this problem, too. I still definitely make the time for some JRPGs, such as my fave series Final Fantasy – I’ll always make time for that. But I think I am definitely put off when it comes to long games. I even look up how long the average time it takes to beat certain games is before I play it myself, so I can decide if I can play it myself and how long it will take me. I think RPGs have taken a bit of a hit in terms of them being in my collection these days, but I will still buy certain ones if they are good enough.

      But if you know you are going to have this problem of not always finding enough time, just make sure to only buy one JRPG at a time. Even if it takes you a long time to finish, don’t buy others because they will just build up on your shelf and probably make you not even want to play them at all. I have too many unfinished games on my shelf now, and they are mostly RPGs. I know from looking at them that they will take weeks to complete, and that puts me off from even trying. So don’t worry about it and just focus on things one step at a time!

      • Pyrofrost

        This is the story of my life, lol. I have a shit-load of JRPGs and I just keep buying more as they come out. I will eventually get through them all, or either die first xD

        I really don’t get dragged down by how many I have left to beat or anything. I don’t even really consider that anymore. I just knock down one at a time. My gaming pattern is pretty much 1~3 JRPGs, then a hack-n-slash/Musou…to change the pace up a bit so I don’t get burned out.

        • For me it’s a case of I buy games as soon as I see them at an amazing price. Here in the UK games drop in price really quick and really cheap, and I simply cannot help myself once they do. I buy them quicker than I can finish them. Thankfully, though, they aren’t mostly RPGs, otherwise this would be an even bigger problem.

          Eventually I’ll get them done, I’m sure. Then I can focus on buying one game at a time again : )

          • new_tradition

            I’ve imported a lot of games from the UK because of amazing prices ( Just recently I grabbed the LA Noire Complete Collection and BlazBlue Continuum Shift Limited Edition for the equivalent of about 35.00 Canadian. I remember still seeing BlazBlue Calamity Trigger for over 25 at a Gamstop. I was, like, “really?”

            • haha I know a lot of people that import from the UK. It’s a fantastic time to be a gamer here. Not as much to be a Nintendo gamer – Nintendo games stay highly priced more often than not. But I’ve had a fantastic few years collecting cheap games for brand new on my PS3.

    • Well… There are times I need a break from a particular game so I would just take a walk or do something else other than gaming to get rid of that “gaming stress”….

      Like Pyrofrost, I’m a type of gamer that commits to gaming in normal daily activities… If social life disturbs my long-term gaming, I’ll play when I can unless the game has little save points(Star Ocean 4)…

    • MosquitoLemon

      Nope, you are exactly right. I was stupid to get into Resonance of Fate. I could play an hour a day and maybe get somewhere in it, or I could play an hour of several games I really enjoy, and not be bogged down with repetitive gameplay. Like, if I had no job, friends, hobbies, etc., I would have finished it by now, but damn…

      And I did not game when I was in college. At all. No time for that, except in the arcade every now and then (and that was because the arcade was by a lot of awesome restaurants where I’d meet people)

      edit – if it’s a JRPG, I better be able to play on the toilet, because that’s the only place I can find time to grind. Seriously, Chrono Trigger, DQIX – mad work done on the toilet.

    • It’s tough for me. It takes me quite a bit longer to finish games these days. It doesn’t help that I like to fully complete most games, that just means I end up playing one game longer. xD

      I try to not let it bother me, I have a backlog in all of my hobbies, whether its games, movies, anime, whatever. I just try to do what I can, and go at the pace life allows me to.

      • new_tradition

        For what it’s worth, at last count, my gaming backlog is around 80-and I’m still buying more games, lol.

        • You are not alone. lol

          I kinda lost count on my backlog, I don’t imagine I’ll ever be all caught up… Oh well! =P

    • new_tradition

      My schedule is pretty sporadic, but if we’re talking standard jRPG games, I spend as much time as I can playing on my off days, but when I’m busy with work or something, I still devote, like, 15 minutes of time to just grind at least, even if it’s not necessary. For myself, it helps keep me familiar with the game style and atmosphere, even if I’m purposely avoiding story progression (cutscenes are lengthy, and some boss battles can drag on and on X_x).

    • Zuhri69

      Don’t worry, it’ll come naturally to you. One day, your priorities will sort itself and you’ll know what needs to be done now or later. And one day, you’ll find yourself enjoying long hours of gaming. It may be temporary, but it’ll come.

  • MosquitoLemon

    When I bought SFIV, I told myself, “I’ll never play online. No point, I’m garbage, just play arcade, you’ll be fine.” And then I’m like, “Oh maybe it won’t be so ba—-” WHOOOOOOOOOOOSH. Never playing online ever again.

    I got around halfway through Ninja Gaiden Sigma. Great game, but it’s starting to wear on me. I’ve gone from smart tactics to dumb quick and cheap, just to save enough life to get to the next checkpoint/boss/whatever. Really cheapens the experience, all I want to do is beat it so I can unlock mission mode.

    • PrinceHeir

      i played Ninja Gaiden Sigma.

      and i admit i died a lot in that game, especially those platform sequences.

      i played it on hard(first time) and wow i don’t know how, but after dying a lot you start to see their pattern’s more clearly.

      what chapter are you on now?

  • Gosh, it seems like I picked a very poor time to be away from home. I’ve been trying to catch up on comments ever since.

    I didn’t really get a chance to even look at the PC until yesterday evening. Over 650 comments to read on Gematsu! Most of them have been quite good, so thanks for that. =)

    I don’t think I’ve had to even consider moderation on a single one! I got caught up right before I went to bed, but when I got home, I found another 100 or so comments posted today!

    As you can imagine, I’m looking forward to finishing up and doing something else tonight. As much as I enjoy reading and posting comments on Gematsu, playing catch up is tough to do. ^^

    I hope everyone else is having a great week so far. I always forget to post things in the open forum, I seem to remember them when I’m not in front of the PC.

    I’ve been watching lots of different movies lately. I’ve found myself checking out films from Japan, China, and Korea etc.

    If you haven’t seen the Korean film The Man from Nowhere, I highly recommend it. I had already watched it once before, but re-watching it again lately has reminded me just how great a movie it is.

    Anyone else a big fan of watching foreign films? I hope so. =)

    • Kobracon

      While not foreign for me, have you watched Jackie Chan’s latest and supposedly last film, CZ12? Not sure if it’s advertised in movie theatres in US coz its a chinese movie primarily but it actually has quite a multiracial cast with lots of english actually. But who cares, you go to a Jackie Chan flick to see Jackie Chan beat shit up and I highly recommend CZ12

      • DrForbidden

        A little off-topic, but interestingly, Jackie Chan is now pretty despised in his native Hong Kong for his constant pro-China pandering.

        I haven’t watched CZ12. Probably won’t watch it at the cinema.

        • Kobracon

          Really? Thats depressing,,,,

      • Thanks for the info. I’ll have to check this out. I realize saying foreign films might be kinda confusing, I realize not everyone lives in the same place. (doh!)

        I mostly watch stuff on the streaming services, netflix and amazon. I’ll have to check and see if its on one of them.

        • Kobracon

          I’m not sure how fast those things work, but I’d think its not there yet. It was showed in cinemas only a few months ago.

    • MosquitoLemon

      I used to buy random movies from the Chinese mall all the time. I like Cheang Pou soi’s films, which are mostly mindless trash, but they are decent if you want a foreign thriller.

      • Can you recommend any specifically?

        • DrForbidden

          He made the Hong Kong adaptation of the manga Shamo, which you may want to check out. His most recent film is Motorway, about traffic cops, and it got decent reviews. He’s currently working on The Monkey King, starring Donnie Yen.

          I’m not really a fan of Soi’s work though. I prefer movies by Johnnie To. To’s outre is damned impressive, and his eye for filming near photographic scenes is amazing (eg. Sparrow), as is his ability to make ‘manly films’ (eg. Exiled). In his hands, Hong Kong isn’t a setting, but is comes to life as a character in the film. My all-time favourite HK films are all directed by him (Throwdown, PTU, Exiled, Mad Detective, Sparrow, Breaking News, Vengeance, Election, and Election II). His most recent film, Life Without Principle, got Lau Ching-Wan a Best Actor Award at the Golden Horse Awards, and was HK’s entry into the Academy Awards.

          If you’re into martial arts action, you won’t go wrong with Donnie Yen’s recent films: Ip Man Parts 1 and 2, Sha Po Lang, and Flashpoint. IMO these films constitute Yen’s career apex. The combat choreography here is astoundingly good and probably constitute the final breath of kung fu films from HK, but what a way to go!

          • I’ve seen all of those Yen films except for SPL. Thanks for suggesting it, I’ll be on the lookout for it. Honestly, I like Yen quite a bit. I think I enjoyed Ip Man 1 a bit more than 2. I enjoyed Flashpoint as well.

            Thanks for giving me some other films to watch as well. I can’t always remember the ones I’ve seen.

            Man, since you listed some of these, it makes me think you would really like The man from nowhere. I hope you consider checking it out. =P

        • MosquitoLemon

          Dog Bite Dog and Accident, decent films, great stars.

    • DrForbidden

      I became big movie buff after taking film and theatre courses in university, but with my time and money increasingly taken up by real-world responsibilities and my other hobbies, something had to give. I’ve had to give up on movies as a hobby. Now, I only watch very specifiic titles that I am highly interested in, wheareas in the past I would attend film festivals and buy a lot of non-Hollywood films.

      I’m not a fan of Korean films, though. I find them predictable and it’s unnerving when all the women in a film often look the same due to popstar factory-line cosmetic surgery. Japanese films tend to have bigger variety and weirder niches, and the women in them rarely look identical. That said, a few offbeat Korean directors, such as Park Chan Wook DO make fascinating films that are worth watching despite their nihilistic outlooks.

      • I’d say that non western films have gotten quite a bit better in the last few years. I’m not saying they were all awful or anything, but I think the acting and budgets have allowed better movies to be made.

        I brought up The Man from Nowhere, because the first time I watched it was random. I went to a friends house and we sorta just clicked it on netflix.

        Our expectations were obviously quite low, which is why I was very impressed. I really think you should check it out, I’d love to read your thoughts on it.

        I’ve also seen a few of Wook’s films. Oldboy comes to mind right away. I’m not sure if I’ve seen others. I did like Oldboy, despite how messed up that movie is.

  • Kobracon

    Anyone here know/watch/love the Gamecenter CX shows? I love them to death. So entertaining as well as informative of the old games from the era I wasn’t born in.

  • Zuhri69

    Do you guys think you’ll quit gaming? I can not imagine my life without it but now it seems I spend more time not gaming than gaming. Ultimately, I’ll come back to it though. How about you guys?

    • MosquitoLemon

      Probably, I have less and less time for it. Work is way too tiring, and when I do have energy, I do stuff with friends. The DS makes gaming easier, but consoles make it much much harder.

    • new_tradition

      Right now, I told myself that the PS3 will be the last console I buy. That could change, but for now I’ll try to stick with this decision. So with that in mind, once the system is no longer being supported, that might be it for me. I do still plan to buy the Vita, but afterwards…

      But the way I see it, I still have lots of games to get through with my current systems, so I could still be gaming for years to come-I just might not be up to date xD

  • new_tradition

    Didn’t want to derail the Cyberpunk 2077 news posts, so I’ll just post here. I noticed people mentioned some manga/anime/movies that the game was reminding them, but could you guys list them here? I admittedly haven’t kept up with a lot of animes or mangas, so it would probably be new to me, and I wanna get back into Cyberpunk ^^

    (From me, if anyone is interested, there’s a manga series called Ilegenes based off of the original light novels written by the same author. Though it’s more
    about cloning and genetic modification more so than the technical, but
    the themes are running almost parallel to 2077’s setting. Though fair warning, it’s unofficially considered BL (the two main male characters share a lot of intimate and emotional scenes, and there’s only male characters in the story sans a few female cameos in a few panels-plus the author of the novels and manga also wrote the popular Mirage of Blaze series, a well know BL title). But aside from that, I found it pretty interesting story wise. I read some fan translations of the novels, and it’s pretty deep O_O)

    • Have you ever seen Ghost in the Shell? Check out the original movie if you want an idea of what the series is like.

      I highly recommend checking out Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, and the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd GIG. Gits is one of my favorite anime series, period.

      I think the Stand Alone Complex series is superior to the movie.

      Don’t watch this stuff around kids or anything, it does on occasion have nudity and violence.

      • new_tradition

        I saw the original movie and some of the Stand Alone Complex anime, but I didn’t know there was a sequel! Definitely will try to check it out.

        Never heard of Gits though. How high is the maturity on that, you think?

        • Gits is just short for Ghost in the Shell. Sorry for the confusion. =P

          • new_tradition

            Oh, lol xD

            • xD

              Sorry about the abbreviation confusion. It was just me being lazy to be honest. I really do love the series.

              Have you played Deus Ex: Human Revolution? It’s a cyberpunk themed game. I’m ashamed to admit I haven’t played much of it. I only played the first hour or so at a friends house. It’s on my backlog list, and I might move it up since I’m in the mood for cyberpunk now. ^^

              • new_tradition

                I thought about it, but I read how it’s predominately a stealth game, and I just never managed to get into that genre. It’s why I never played any MGS games despite all the praise the series has gotten over the years (though the setting intrigued me enough to try to read up on the games-and I plan to buy MGR BECAUSE it’s not a stealth game >.<)

                • I’m told you can play it stealth if you want to. MGS is pretty unique for a stealth game. You should definitely rent and give a Metal Gear Solid game a chance sometime.

        • PrinceHeir

          it’s not really a sequel, but a separate film named “Innocence”

          it was only renamed to Ghost in the Shell 2 Innocence just for marketing purposes outside of japan(just like the SMT title in the persona series)

          you could say it’s a “Stand Alone” film, not related to the first one(it has some similar themes)

      • PrinceHeir

        listen to this man!!!!!

        just watched the Stand Alone Complex series last Q4 2011 and finished it(including the Solid State Society movie) in Q1 2012.

        and wow what an fucking masterpiece.

        im gonna watched the movie again(Solid State Society) but this time the “3D” version(but not on 3D stereoscope, just the name of the edition) which includes a supposedly new opening(the film was released in 2006, but the new edition “3D” was released in 2011)

        and yeah, i prefer the Stand Alone Complex series than the movie :P

        but movie’s are awesome though!!!

        which reminds me, i need to watch Innocence now!!

        • I didn’t care much for innocence to be honest. I did really like Solid State Society, where a bunch of people didn’t. Then again, it’s stand alone complex material, which I think is superior to the standalone movies.

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)
  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Every time Akuma makes hmmmmmmmmmmmm noise it reminds me when i’m on the toilet.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Can you imagine Apple entering the eighth console wars with a machine named iGamePlayer and Panasonic making a comeback with the 3DO now named 3DX.

  • z_merquise

    Platinum Games made another blog post about character designs for Metal Gear Rising. This time, the post is about the game’s female boss character, Mistral.

    @Gematsu crew:
    Do you got an e-mail address so we can share some news/updates that you guys can post in your site?

    • tips[at]

      Or you can e-mail me directly: editor[at]

    • PrinceHeir

      godly :D

  • fireemblembeast

    Can someone explain to me what the Gamestop preorder bonus for Ni No Kuni is? Is the steelbook just an alternate cover for the game box or something? I’m wondering if it’s worth it to get it, because I want to get it eventually but I don’t plan on playing it for a while since I have to finish other games first.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    How come Cave don’t release games for the PlayStation 3.I want DoDonPachi compilation (PS3) come on now Cave share ya love.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Ryu Hayabusa’s (Ninja Gaiden 3/DOA 5) default costume is top notch sort of like a japanese Batman.It’s almost like Batman went to the shop where Mr Benn visits.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Shenmooooo (Shenmue) till the cows come home.

  • 8ing mii 8ing u

    Sally Salleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Sally gone gangsta you been listening to Stetsasonic’s Sally for too long.Bad girl (insert whip noise)