Open Forum #030 - Gematsu
Open Forum #030
posted on 02.07.13 at 10:50 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion

Our thirtieth Open Forum is ready (and super late—apologies) 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.

Discuss away.

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  • AuroraXIII

    Razor’s Edge and Rayman Legends went multiplat in the same week.

    What’s next?

    • KurisuMakise

      Is there honestly anything else Aurora? Everything else was just a port to the platform.

      • AuroraXIII

        Just ZombiU and Lego City I guess.

        • KurisuMakise

          Lego City won’t go anywhere, but I’m sure ZombiU might.

    • syaznifaiq

      Castlevania: Mirror of Fate .. according to David Cock,.. sorry David Cox

      • Pyrofrost

        This reminds me of how I constantly call Richard Cox, “Dick Cocks”

        For those who don’t know who he is, he is the VA for InuYasha.

    • Anyone remember when this happened to nintendo with the gamecube and 4 exclusives from capcom. I mean RE4 and Viewtiful Joe were suppossed to be exclusives!

  • whiteferrero

    Twitter emailed me a message with a funny subject. XD
    I didn’t realize you hang out with the higher ups Sal.

  • ShinAsura

    Trying to get done with the Skyrim campaign but going for lvl 50. I can probably do it

    • ShinAsura

      Well I just beat Skyrim, ending was a letdown

      • YangTerlupakan

        oh wait
        skyrim have ending???

        • ShinAsura

          There should’ve at least been credits roll, that’s what the end of a game is supposed to have

          Thank you for spending all of your valuable time playing my game. Here is a huge black screen of people you don’t know with some awesome music

  • got fire emblem awakening, decided ta do da oddest pairingz (or in Lon’qu’s case da one ta cause him da most distress, cause i iz sadistic to my characters).

  • DesmaX

    Well, getting my ass kicked by a certain boss in Dark Souls.

    And, yeah… There really isn’t a better composer for the series than Motoi Sakuraba. It would be a shame if he doesn’t compose for DS II

    • Bloodios

      Personally, I’ve been hoping that Shunsuke Kida would return and does the composing this time.

  • MosquitoLemon

    So I went to buy Bayonetta at Gamestop, but the disk was all scratched up. It simply would not run – the first time I had to return a game, ever! I needed my action fix so I decided to do the right thing and get DmC at full price. I still love it even if the PS3 version isn’t as glorious as the PC one. Super hyped about Bloody Palace coming later this month.

    • Skerj

      Doing the right thing would have been getting another copy of Bayonetta. :D

      • MosquitoLemon

        Hahaha, not really, DmC is an incredible game. I can get Bayonetta at any time, like from Amazon as PrinceHeir suggested.

    • PrinceHeir

      why not amazon?

      much cheaper plus new ^^

      • MosquitoLemon

        I don’t usually do online orders. I don’t really want Bayonetta that much, I just didn’t want to shell out for a full price game, I almost NEVER buy new games. DmC is worth it though.

  • Revorse

    Anyone ever fall into that weird state of oblivion, when everything just seems to not exist and exist too much at the same time?

    Anyway, does anyone remember the Beefy Crunch Burrito at Taco Bell? I heard it might be coming back.

    • I worked at Taco Bell for 2 years…

      • Revorse

        Why the ellipses? Oh damn, are you about to tell me something bad about TB?!

        • It’s just a really hard job. Very high stress environment. And people act differently when you are dealing with their food.

          • Revorse

            Oh I can only assume(still haven’t been graced with a 9 to 5) that fast food and retail must be rough. I see how some of the customers treat employees and it’s a bit disheartening to see.

            • MosquitoLemon

              Everyone should be forced to work in a restaurant or retail for like a year, just so that they won’t treat minimum wage service workers like crap all the time.

  • Eclipse

    So… are there any other Football fans that are as excited as I am for that massive match on the 13th?

    • Bloodios

      Hmm…a match between Los Blancos and Red Devils is rather exciting…

      • Eclipse

        Indeed! It’s not very often that we get to see a match between the two. In fact, I can’t even remember the last time they played against each other, lol.

        • Bloodios

          Yeah, it’s been almost 7 years since their last encounter, which I personally believe to be one of the greatest games of football ever. *Sigh* I still remember the stinging pain my heart felt when Ronaldo scored his third goal…

          That aside, who do you think have the advantage? Personally, I am rooting for MU but I’m also aware that some disadvantages, such as Young’s absence due to injuries, might not bode well for the Red Devils, not when the battleground is at Santiago Bernabéu…

          • Eclipse

            I’ll definitely be rooting for the Red Devils. They really do seem to have a minor disadvantage, considering that Jones is out with shingles and Carrick is currently injured, but they’ll definitely put up a fight.

            Then again, the game *could* end up one-sided, or they might even cancel each other out in the midfield… Whatever may happen, I’m sure we can expect an exciting game.

  • Pyrofrost

    Oh, open forum goes up the same nite I am starting Tokitowa :o

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      Oh man. I did not like Tokitowa. you gotta tell me what you think of it.

      • Pyrofrost

        Every time I see your user name it make me smile ^_^

        I will be sure to tell you exactly how I feel about it.

      • Pyrofrost

        Here are my first impressions of the game:

        The good: I like the art and character design. I like the music. I am finding the characters pretty humorous. I am finding the battles fun.

        The bad: The movement controls are weird as hell and I don’t like them. Character movements is choppy. During dialog scenes the same 4 or 5 character movements, expressions, and animations are recycled. The voice audio quality is very inconsistent, sometimes it’s clear and sometimes it sounds like the VA is talking in a soup can.

        Overall: So far I’m not finding it unplayable, and I am having fun. I feel like ImageEpoch really took up a major challenge here, in attempting to create a 100% anime RPG. They are the first company to take that leap, and someone had to do it. I feel like they did well for the first try at this; however, there is MUCH need for improvement. Given time and more practice, I feel like they can improve upon this. If the game was unplayable, I would not be so optimistic about it; but there is much work to be done.
        If they attempt this challenge again, I will buy the product. However, I will be expecting improvements from this first attempt.

    • That’s the one with the girl at the wedding with two personalitys right? If that’s the one I am pumped for the US release. It’s like Rayman Origins, I just love that gorgeous 2d art.

      • Pyrofrost

        Yep, that’s the one. Just know in advance that you will need to be ready to play it with very liberal judgement. This is the first time any company as attempted what ImageEpoch attempted with this game, and it feels every bit like a first attempt.

        • True. But it also has a cheesy luvy duby story. I’m a sucker for those sometimes.

  • z_merquise

    I’m just starting to play Fire Emblem: Awakening. It’s really fun.

    Just a question, is the Support Conversations for each characters still limited like in the GBA Fire Emblems? (haven’t played the console and DS FE games)

    • PrinceHeir

      woo just started as well :D

      there’s dual audio and spot pass DLC features.

      so go on that ^^

      • z_merquise

        Yeah, it’s really surprising to see a Japanese audio option in the game. I was surprised to see that Tomokazu Sugita voiced the main character, Chrom.

        But the English dub is good too. I’ll go with the Japanese audio in my 2nd playthrough.

        • PrinceHeir

          awesome :D

          JoJo :)

          agree, but i’ll go with JPN first then ENG.

          btw did you buy Ni No Kuni?

          go my Wizard’s Edition FINALLY!!!!!!

  • Playing Ni no Kuni is so calming. It’s like watching a Ghibli movie experience and just… floating away.

    • EspadaKiller

      Totally agree with you. I’m 30 hours into the game now and I’m still like only half-way through the entire game. Those side quests getting stamps are really addictive!

      • Zancrow

        Hey, I’m also 30 hours in! xD
        It feels great to play a great JRPG, again!

    • zakou

      I would love to get the game, if they changed the story/characters and the pokemon system. I wish it had characters from like Dragon Quest 8, it is also funny how the world itself is almost enough for me to buy the game, the only things that stop me are the characters and story.

  • Pyrofrost

    A friend showed me this today, I found it kinda funny :p

    • ShinAsura


    • MrKappa

      And apparently she is only 10 years old… I swear someone got some wires crossed somewhere because she does not look 10 but rather 16 at the least.

      • Yeah, I guess all I can say in response is … That’s Japan. lol

    • Kobracon

      Oh dude spoiler! I didn’t know Sunny was gonna be in MGR:R! Now I’m even more hyped.

      • I didn’t mean for it to be a spoiler. Sorry about that! It’s been rumored for a while now. Wish we had spoiler tags.

    • Zancrow

      Huh, didn’t expect her.
      Hope we see Meryl and Johnny, too!

      • That would be nice.

    • Himiko


    • Nice to see she is letting her hair grow out on her head that is. Her mom with the short hair and hairy arm pits was ruff to see.

      • I’d say Olga being from Russia played a big part in her looks.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Currently playing through Project X Zone. What’s everyone else playing?

    • Pyrofrost

      Well, you already know what I’m playing from our previous comments; but for the sake of answering the question…Tokitowa :p

    • Himiko

      Football Manager 2013. Chelsea is awful in this game, too.

    • Valkyria Chronicles 2 on my vita. Halo 4, Black ops 2, and tales of graces f.

  • Hey, could you guys post an article about the Class of Heroes II physical release? They’re still gauging interest, but it needs more exposure for it to happen. I think you guys could really help.

    • Yea this is one of the few sites that covers Japanese games which hasn’t reported on it.

    • YangTerlupakan

      latest i check gaijin site is around 1500 copies from 2500 copies target

      • They’ve passed 1700 now, but things have slowed down. The more exposure it gets, the higher the chances of it reaching its goal are.

  • Bloodios

    Just finished watching all twelve episodes of the anime series “Another” and had my mind ****** in rapid succession. What a good time!

    • Eclipse

      Yeah, that Anime really was incredible. I thought that P.A. Works did an excellent job with it. Anytime I hear that Anime mentioned, I can’t help but think of that brutal scene with the stairs… >_<

  • Skerj

    Man I am having the damnedest time trying to find a place to buy the Japanese premium special edition of Rising. I think I might have to settle for the European one, I want that damn figure. I wants it!!

  • Rezar

    I am going to wait and see what the Playstation 4 and Xbox Next have to offer before I decide to get either system. Yes this also includes features, games, etc. Right now I am happy with having all the current consoles and handhelds.

  • HassanJamal

    Anyone playing Sly Thieves in Time? Hope its enjoyable. I ask cause my store stupidly hasnt gotten the games here yet!

    • I was hoping people would buy the ps3 version and sell their codes for the vita version on ebay for 5 dollars or so, but no sign yet.

      • HassanJamal

        Yeah, you cant sell the vita version. Its tied to the account you play on, from using the disc benefits. I dont think a code is actually given out but makes the vita version free.

  • Kobracon

    Happy Chinese New Year to those that apply. Its gonna be a fun weekend for me celebrating this awesome time of the year ^_^

    Gong Xi Fa Cai!

  • Zuhri69

    A perfect picture to describe my Fire Emblem dilemma. Guys, I want to try out Fire Emblem Awakening. But, I heard the game’s like super hardcore, in which you can not really train your allies and you just have to brace your way through.

    Should i give into it or just pass it? I’m like super suck at most strategy games. Besides Disgaea that is.

    • Haku_Luvs_You

      Most Fire Emblems are very very hardcore, but this one has many ways to make it easier on yourself. You can turn off perma death for one, and you have plenty of opportunities to grind a few levels if you need to. This one is much more easy to pick up and play than past ones. So I say you should try it.

  • Raiyu

    Anyone watch Kamen Rider? I only started watching it a few weeks ago, I’ve currently finished Fourze, OOO, and and W. I’ve enjoyed them immensely, especially OOO.

    I’ve been going in reverse so my next one would be Decade, but I’ve heard that it’s not really good and considered the worst Rider. Should I just skip it? Or is it not as bad as some say?

    Also I wish someone would have told me that the movies were canon to the series. I ended up skipping the movies….

    • Revorse

      Some people don’t like Decade and do consider it the worst Rider. I, however, started with Decade to get a taste of the other Riders and what I wanted to watch next. Which didn’t really matter cause after I finished Decade, I went straight to W. You might appreciate it better if you know the character from the other series because Decade does have spoilers for other series So yeah…skip(for now)Decade and come back to it.

      I liked it. But not the length. It could have been longer to make things make a bit more sense. I can understand why some people dislike it, but it’s also likeable. Give it a try, it’s only 31 episodes. So compared to the other full series it should be easy to view.

      Only some of the movies are canon. W’s are. I believe OOO’s aren’t. Or at least they are very difficult to place. Decades are. Fourze’s might be, a weapon he had from the movie ended up appearing in the show.

  • Anyone know of any good Japanese PSP games that I could play easily without having to understand the language? I was able to get Project Diva Extend and play that easily, but I also found an English patch for that which helped. Any recent good ones (preferably not a long RPG)? Thanks!

    • MosquitoLemon

      Hmmm… depends on what type of game you’re looking for. For action, try Gundam VS Gundam Next, or Orochi Musou 2. For action/rpg try Lord of Apocalypse (it’s like an easier non-multiplayer version of God Eater). For brawlers try the Ikki Tousen games (I think there are two?) or the Kenka Banchou games.

      • Any genre, really, although after enjoying Project Diva, I wouldn’t mind a more recent rhythm game again, too. But I will hopefully look into the ones you mentioned, so thanks!

        • MosquitoLemon

          Rhythm game you say? Although not Japanese, the DJ MAX series is the BEST! I highly recommend Clazziquai Edition, if you aren’t hardcore into rhythm games. If you are an expert or something, Black Square is really good.

          • Thanks man! I tried out Clazziquai Edition and it’s pretty good! I’m finding it a bit tougher than Project Diva because of the different input methods, but shouldn’t take long to get used to it. Really good that they put an English option in there, even if it is broken English XD

  • Azure

    Just bought a 3DS XL with Fire Emblem, .. having a blast.

  • fireemblembeast

    Oh, FE13 picture! :)
    Speaking of which, I got it on wednesday and I’m loving it-there’s so damn much to do! I just got Donny yesterday, and I recruited Florina and Pr. Marth too with the DLC. The only thing I’m upset about is how they didn’t have artbooks, even though I preordered it! I guess I’ll have to wait a while then go back and ask. I already have Knights of Iris, but I kinda want this because its gonna have the little notes in English (right?).
    Well, time to recruit Anna (I think, because her stats are pretty high so I feel like I need to have something else to recruit her; time to check Serenes)!

  • fireemblembeast

    Oh, and I just reached 200 comments! :) So this is the 201st, I guess.

    • Congrats. :)

      • fireemblembeast


  • Ninetendo is heading down a bad road by not securing exclusives like rayman legends. They say the wii u is next gen but they are not keeping up with third party support and online experience. They had to have friends list and cross game chat. Mii verse is cool but it can’t replace an online experience. I used to love nintendo but once I had a wii and it was lacking the third party and online support like the other consoles I doubt I’ll be going back.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Better than being forced to do online-only.

  • LordKaiser

    Still annoyed that there’s not beast-men class on PSO2. Waiting to try PSO2 but no release date yet announced.

  • I plan on starting the psp game Gunhound EX tonight when I get home.

    • MosquitoLemon

      Looks really good, like Metal Slug?

      • PrinceHeir

        feels like Metal Slug with Shump goodness ^^

  • almostautumn

    Ten days later and Play-Asia still hasn’t shipped my copy of Monster Monpiece… genuinely getting pissed at this point.
    Also, to other Vita fans; was sitting in class today and these 2 bozo’s started going on about how the Vita sucks, and so I, being the superbly knowledgeable gamer that I am, stepped in, argued them flat, then whipped out Project Diva f from my messenger bag. Sat back with arms smugly folded as I watched them enjoy every single second of it, and then gave a delighted smirk as they unwillingly handed it back to me.
    The Vita will succeed, boys and girls— and Miku will lead it there!

    • PrinceHeir

      i want that rubbing game as well!!!

  • PrinceHeir

    Hello Everyone!!!

    i just got my Wizardo’s Edition!!!!!

    i cannot believe i managed to get it!!!!!

    shame it was only 1 copy :(

    even though i got this for FREE(wasn’t charged) this still doesn’t excuse Namco and Digital River for their fuck ups.

    i suggest everyone who preordered early to check their email or spam folder for any clues.

    overall i was actually not happy as hell when i got this, didn’t scream and all.

    i guess all that screw up drain the hype out of me.

    but alas i finally got it!!

    it’s been a long journey now!

    • Nice! Glad you ended up getting your copy. Free of charge? How lucky.

      I’ve only received one email response since I last contacted them. Just an email telling me the guide will be shipped out on the 18th or so.

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah :D

        some users even gotten FREE at neo gaf, while one lucky user go 3!!!!!!

        that’s crazy!!

        good thing your getting your guide :D

        • That’s really lucky. I was only told they are shipping out the guides. Considering I’ve gotten jack shit from them, no $20 coupon yet, and I’ve had to contact them multiple times to get any response, I wouldn’t be surprised if they somehow f**k this up as well.

          I’ll believe I’m getting it when I have it in my hands.

          It’s really a shame. I wanted the game but this entire wizard edition fiasco has kinda turned me off on it. It’s been so much bullshit, that just thinking about the game annoys me right now.

  • fireemblembeast

    Anyone else snowed in? XD There’s like 1.5 meters here

  • PrinceHeir

    can anyone confirm to me that the story of Fist of the North Star 2 is the same as the first one just with added characters?

    that way i don’t have to buy the first game.

    though this being digital(US) is making me angry, plus it’s freaking $60.

    wtf Tecmo!!!!

  • Himiko

    Manchester City were awfuuuul

    • Eclipse

      Lol, “Were”?! Don’t you mean “are”? ;)
      Southampton absolutely crushed them~!!!

      • Himiko

        haha as fated rivals of Man Utd, you’d expect me to say that. But I’m too nice- plus I like Hart… though he’s having a reaaaally bad season huh?

        He does decent internationally though.

        • Eclipse

          I didn’t manage to see the Manchester vs Everton game, but I read that Giggs, Cleverly and Rafael gave a great performance.

          And I agree with you about Hart ~ I think he’s one of the best Goalkeepers in the world. There was absolutely nothing he could’ve done about “Barry’s goal”….

          I think Barry deserved the MOTM award for that terrific display “against” Southampton. His goal will always have a special place in my heart… XD

          • Himiko

            Yeah. It’ll be a good experience for him. He’s super young in terms of goalkeeper age. That save from Brazil penalty was epic anyway. XD Reminded me of his 2010/11 season.

            Yeah, Rooney was also pretty good, but they both had trouble hitting the net. I’m guessing due to internationals you lose your feel for a bit? They weren’t playing particularly aggressive though. Assuming Ferguson is resting till Madrid match. Who do you think will win?

            LOL he broke Hart man. That was just… I feel sorry for Mancini.

            • Eclipse

              Hmm… The Man Utd vs Real Madrid game might be a bit unpredictable — Real have been a bit sluggish in the La Liga (They’re not even in 2nd place right now), but they’re still a very dangerous team that should not be taken lightly.

              I know that Evans and Jones won’t be available for the clash, but I read that some players were being rested, so hopefully the game won’t end up one-sided… I really do detest Real Madrid, so here’s hoping that the Red Devils give them a good thrashing~!

              • Himiko

                My man.

                I don’t like Ronaldo either. Pompous fool. :p

      • Himiko

        Man Utd 2 – 0 Everton. Boring game, I hope they make R.Madrid’s destruction as entertaining as possible.

  • For anyone who are interested in the differences between Durango and Orbis…
    I take it with a grain of salt and all….

    Courtesy of Eurogamer:

    I also found this gif, just for the sake of LOLs…

  • zakou

    Open forums on fridays-saturdays, whos with me?

    • PrinceHeir

      yeah i think open forum should be friday since there’s not a lot of huge news coming out(aside from the occasionally out of nowhere news)

      yeah Sal definitely should make Open Forum on Fridays!

    • You and @PrinceHeir:disqus really think so? We will take it into consideration. Thanks for the feedback.

      • zakou

        Thanks Zero. Yes i think others also agree but this post is old so they don’t look here maybe :P, the reason is exactly what PrinceHeir said.

        The last post every friday/saturday ends up getting most comments due to no news on weekends, So i thought it might be a good idea posting open forums on fridays/saturdays so that we can chat there on weekends untill more gaming news come on mondays next weeks in stead of spaming random “last” thread on weekends..

      • z_merquise

        Posting a new Open Forum during slow news days (the weekends) sounds like a good idea so I agree on what zakou and PrinceHeir suggested.

        Also, can we have Metal Gear Rising as your banner for the next Open Forum? Pretty please? It’s up to you guys which image you’re going to use. If you agree with my request, that is.

    • So Zero hit me up.

      We’ll start doing the Open Forums on Fridays.

      Makes sense, I mean, given the slow weekends.

      Also, I’ll use that sexy Raiden image for the next one, z_merquise.