Open Forum #031 - Gematsu
Open Forum #031
posted on 02.15.13 at 12:00 PM EST by (@salromano)
Open, off-topic discussion

Our thirty-first 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.

Discuss away. (Yes, we’re doing these on Fridays from now on.)

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  • Haki

    I feel like an idiot asking this, but how do i upload an avatar?

  • Heartless ㅤ

    Chances of Versus XIII at the two upcoming PlayStation Events?

    • paperclichepixel

      E3 HIGH!!!

    • zakou

      I don’t know, maybe it will because we already have 3 FF games on the PS3 so yeah i think it is very possible to have a PS4 with Versus XIII as a launch title ^^

      • Pyrofrost

        I used to say this a lot sarcastically, but more I think about it now, more I think this will be the case.

      • LordKaiser

        I hope not!!! I been waiting for Versus forever and I don’t want to buy the garbage that is the next gen consoles that will be full of gimmicks and as I see it will push digital distribution to our throats.

    • There’s no doubt Versus 13 is a PS4 title. Hopefully will be shown Feb 20th. I’m expecting confirmation of The Last Guardian as a PS4 title on Feb 20th, though.

      • KurisuMakise

        I wish I had your confidence concerning Versu 13 for PS4. That would be amazing, however I do firmly believe The Last Guardian is indeed a PS4 title now. If Agni’s Philosophy becomes a real game, then it’s just icing on the next gen cake.

        • Ha, I got marked down for that? Whatevs. It just makes no sense for Versus 13 to be on PS3 now. No footage whatsoever for years, no info at all. There’s no way it’s a PS3 game now. Last Guardian has already had many hints of being a PS4 title. Also, Agni’s Philosophy devs are on their way to the PS meeting, so they may be showing something, too – a tech demo, perhaps. Versus 13, perhaps? Looking forward to it! :D

          • KurisuMakise

            I have no doubt about Agni’s Philosophy stuff, especially with the confirmation. Versus outright though…still iffy, I want to believe but considering I bought my PS3 for Versus and I don’t have the game yet…I’ve adopted a wait till it’s official stance concerning Square Enix >>;

    • SE: When its done XD

    • MosquitoLemon

      2%. Honestly I don’t see it ever coming out, though now that I own a PS3 I won’t complain if it does, haah.

    • ShinAsura

      None, they’re porting it to the PS4

  • MrRobbyM

    So. What are the chances of 1080p becoming standard for next gen consoles? Call me a resolution whore but 720 really made a lot of games look less than spectacular this gen if you ask me.

    • zakou

      Give me 60fps solid on every game, i dont care if they are 720 or 1080, i take 60 frames anyday over “sharper quality graphics”

      • MrRobbyM

        It’s a matter of what matters to you but 60fps is also very good to have. I’d hope for both tbh.

        • zakou

          Indeed i wish and really think we will have both this time around :D

    • Raiyu

      I’m hoping for 1080p and 60FPS standard but I wouldn’t mind 720P and 60FPS if it was a demanding game, but 60FPS must be standard.

    • Bloodios

      If anything, [email protected] should be the least minimal that next-gen consoles are capable of, they’re suppose to be pushing 4K.

  • Haku_Luvs_You

    Playing ni no kuni absolutely amazing.also trying to get through project x zone

    As usual, Curious what everyone else is playing :)

    • Kobracon

      Is it annoying for anyone who doesn’t really enjoy collecting monsters ala Pokemon-style?? Also I hear the partner AI’s are useless.

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        Completely useless! Actually the AI is one of my biggest gripes about the game. As for the monster collecting. If you go back and try to get every monster known to man, it can be a big annoyance for sure. I’ve actually been going back to get monsters from the beginning of the game, and spending hours trying to get just one -_- Just know it is necessary to at least get some, as the familiars play a big part in battles. But for the non collector fans, simply getting some when the opportunity presents itself and putting them on a team should work fine. Everyone gets XP so you don’t have to grind with new monsters you get, by fighting only with them.

      • Pekola

        You can also set the game on easy. If you’re a bit on the grindy side, you can get by with the starting familars as long as you level them to their final forms.

    • new_tradition

      I’m currently playing Jeanne D’Arc for the PSP. Really fun SRPG, and I’m not really familiar with the “Joan of Arc” story, but this fantasy adaptation is really interesting.

      • Haku_Luvs_You

        I’ve heard great things about that game.

      • I actually played and finished that game. One of my favorite Level 5 games. ^^

        • new_tradition

          It really is surprising. Just finished chapter 4 and oh boy, I really wasn’t expecting such a tragic event ;A;

          • I really enjoyed it. I kinda forget some parts of it unfortunately It’s been a while since I played it.

            Enjoy it! ^^

    • LordKaiser

      I received it as a gift from my cousin. It feels like a complete RPG but I don’t dig the battle system.

  • big drew

    E3 this year is going to be badass

  • zakou

    Btw did you guys see the meteor in russia? Holy shit xD who summoned the meteor? was it Lezard from Valkyrie profie? or maybe Sophia from SO3? xD or a FF character?! Either way as scary as it was, it looked cool. O_O just look at this!

    • Sephiroth…

      But seriously, an incredible event. Glad no one was killed (as far as I know?). Crazy how astronomers didn’t spot it o.o Too busy focusing on the other near-miss asteroid coming passed later on?

      • xMCXx

        Nah, it was simply too small.

        • Ha, kind of amazing. I just assumed they’d be able to detect anything abnormal flying towards Earth out of the blue!

  • DesmaX

    So yeah, decided to buy a PSP this week.

    One of the first games I’ve picked up for it was ZHP, and damn, it’s good.

    Makes me want to play God and Fate Revolution Paradox even more

    • zakou

      ZHP? I totally forgot about this game T_T and now i tried looking online and it’s so expensive, =/ oh well. Is this game on the PSN?

      • MosquitoLemon

        Don’t know if you live in America, but it’s only $20 new at Gamestop, $15 if you can find it used.

      • DesmaX

        Yeah, it is on the PSN Store

  • MosquitoLemon

    Finished DmC on Son of Sparda, took a break to play some more Tekken Tag 2. Just saw that they jacked up the price on Persona 4 Arena, so I’ll be waiting a while to get that one.

    • Kobracon

      Does son of Sparta make DmC hard? Or make it feel normal to a old DMC player?

      • MosquitoLemon

        Not really. It feels hard at first, but once you get used to exploiting the dashes it’s not terribly difficult. I think Dante Must Die would be hard because all the enemies get life boosts.

        Though I will say that people’s views on the difficulty are skewed. The DMC series’ difficulty didn’t come from the game being hard, it came from the fact that you had to start a level over entirely if you died (read – trial and error against not being able to practice against a boss/enemy over and over). I can see people complaining about the higher difficulties if they took away the checkpoints, whether they’d admit it or not.

        My original stance still stands though, DmC is like Okami, extremely easy, but extremely fun.

        • Kobracon

          Thats an interesting stance. I have to agree about Okami. About the old games though, I recall Yellow orbs allowing you to revive on the spot…

          • MosquitoLemon

            True, but they were limited, and fairly expensive. It was never like, “Dang, that fight was hard, better yellow orb it”, because buying another yellow orb could be the equivalent of 1-2 hours red orb grinding. Not the best choice when an even more difficult fight could be right around the corner.

            DmC also has the yellow orb system, but they are no more than an instant-revive item, considering you’d only lose about 2 minutes of progress from not using one.

  • anyone who can get news on metal gear rising delayed in Australia I just want to see if it’s true.

  • Himiko

    Real Madrid v Manchester United was a great game. Too bad Robin Van Persie missed every shot. D:

    • Eclipse

      It was a pretty fun game. I think Van Persie really should’ve buried that goal that Alonso saved on the goal-line. >_<

      Oh well, at least United have the advantage.

      • Himiko

        Giggs missed that one too. Problem was, when Rooney and Rafael were tasked with holding back Ronaldo, they left a lot of gaps open. But De Gea was a god in goal man, Those saves, lol.

        And yeah! hopefully, this can be Ferguson’s first win against Mouhrino(spelling?) before he inevitably retires. Good feeling about this!

        Kagawa was also getting in good positions, but they shut him off fast.

        Ramos is such a baby.

        • Eclipse

          Cripes, that Ramos really knows how to act, doesn’t he? And what was the deal with the ref?! That guy really made some really disgusting calls.

          I thought that Jones, Carrick and De Gea were the best United players on the pitch, they were very careful with their spacing, while De Gea was at his sharpest (Possibly his best game?).

          I know that Valencia came on because Welbeck took a little knock, but I think it was the wrong decision to bring him on. Valencia was great during last season, but I’ve been starting to wonder if he’s handicapped….

          • Himiko

            De Gea or as people like to refer, De God shut those critics up, didn’t he? XD That kick save, man, was amazing.

            The ref was a fool. He was showing extreme bias most of the time, and there was one case that R.Madrid should’ve had a red card for tripping Welbeck, Evra, etc.

            I can’t believe he stopped them on that corner. :/ Seems like someone paid him.

            Valencia’s been poor, huh? Rooney was also playing out of position. :/

          • Himiko

            Poor Arsenal. Probably the only overall club that I can’t hate. Lost to BlackBurn!!!

  • RedWolfe

    Big things happening this week guys.

    Feb 17 : official Destiny reveal from Bungie.
    Feb 20 : Playstation event.


    Also, Best Buy is running a pretty sweet President’s Day weekend sale.

    Of note are Darksiders 2 and Pokemon B&W2 for $15. Picked up Darksiders 2 myself because of the uncertain future of that series (with THQ closing and all that)

  • almostautumn

    Finally got around to playing Infamous 2— so friggin’ good. Story isn’t as good, but the gameplay is strictly aces. Similar to the first, but they pretty much removed all the errors and fastened what is strictly an action, and fun, game instead. Really loving it.
    Also Play-Asia finally f-ing shipped my Monpiece order, so I’m happy. of course, now I’m not going to get the $5-off coupon until after Macross 30 releases— if it sells out I will be pissed.

    • Kobracon

      Yeah inFamous 2 is awesome. Which girl/power did you end up going with? I went with the ice chick. That ice traversal power really helped travelling.

  • What do we call someone who help us buy things from online store?? Forwarder or middle-man??
    Because he told me that my Ni no Kuni European Wizard Edition has finally arrived and will be shipped soon to me. Can’t wait to play it.

  • so…….who else iz excited for Heart of the Swarm?

    • LordKaiser

      When Star craft II don’t require a online verification I’ll get it.

  • Kobracon

    Been playing Hokuto Musou 2 Ken’s rage and it is GLORIOUSLY manly. The fighting is far smoother than the previous game which I liked but always felt was too slow and enemies were too few and far between. Both issues fixed. Way more characters added and a super accurate manga adapted story mode (or so I’m told, never read the manga)

    On the other hand, no more Meridian Charts for characters. Each aspect of a character level’s up as you fight and kill in certain ways. I liked the Meridian chart lvling up but I can’t expect them to make one for every single character considering how many there are. All in all, enjoying the game and thats what matters to me.

  • z_merquise

    Platinum Games’ blog post about the environment concept design for Metal Gear Rising:

    • PrinceHeir

      thanks for the link :D

      • z_merquise

        So do you got MG Rising pre-ordered?

        People in other countries are so lucky to get pre-order bonuses like DLCs and all that. My local game store called me days ago and they told me that pre-orders for MG Rising is open and the only pre-order bonus we’ll get is a poster. No Gray Fox skin. No art book. No soundtrack. Just a poster.

        At least it’s not a coffee mug this time.

        • PrinceHeir

          yeah pre ordered it here in gamestop(paid it full already)

          Grey Fox is a given, im more worried if they’re gonna give me the artbook like they advertise in the site.

          if not, then im fucking calling customer support for false advertising.

          though generally i fucking hate pre order exclusive crap.

          i think they should just be unlockable in the game.

          platinum would love that(Bayonetta has a lot of unlockable) but the greed of Konami probably kicked in and started this BS.

          do they usually offer Mug?

          also Late Happy Valentine’s Day!!!!!!!

  • XxBarretxX

    I just did a focus test for Squeenix for Final Fantasy game…Should i tell what I learned? Because I’m pumped…..

    • Do tell. :) Getting me excited.

      • Himiko

        His last response was 5 months ago. I hope he doesn’t take that long.XD or did the SE ninja’s get to him?

        • XxBarretxX

          I forgot my log in and got lazy. lol

          • XxBarretxX

            when i do the write up who do I send it too?

            • Himiko

              It would be best to reply to Zero about this. But probably contacting Sal I assume.

            • Himiko

              But yeah, give Zero/Sal a reply if you think its news worthy.

    • Himiko

      Please tell !!!

    • zakou

      Focus test? xD are you a L’cie? What is your focus?!

  • LordKaiser

    Still waiting on Phantasy Star Online 2 and Sega don’t give a release date already so i think it will be delayed.

    I’m Incredibly mad at Google because it now requires your phone number for you to create a e-mail since they now send the activation code by texting you. I don’t want my # on their database or a friend’s number. I wanted to create another e-mail to use on youtube as I don’t want anyone hacking my e-mail or harassing me because of my views.

    So now companies want to take our anonymity away by requiring us to give our phone # to make a stupid e-mail? No ty Big Brother.

  • LordKaiser

    Versus XIII + PS4 = No buy.

    • new_tradition

      Same for me – until I get enough money. ‘Cause I’m a fanwh*re like that, lol.

      Still want it on PS3, though… That and KH3, atleast *pouts*

  • XxBarretxX

    Hey I have this Final Fantasy XV write up near completion. Where should I submit it for you to review?

    • Himiko

      Try replying to Zero’s message down there about it if they haven’t picked up on it. and XV?

    • If you have something to submit, Please contact Sal at – editor[at]gematsu[dot]com

  • so who here watches Doraleous and Associates?

  • DarthBrian

    Just got back from the Puente Hills location of Round1 Arcade where they were testing 2 units of Project Diva Arcade.

    So awesome. <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Himiko

      Lucky. :( Anyone there mention anything about Canada? :p

      • DarthBrian


        And apparently when they mean they’re testing it, they mean they’re testing the arcade units specifically and only for that location. The success of the arcade unit doesn’t mean we’ll get Project Diva on Vita or PS3 unfortunately.
        Yet, the arcade unit was very popular. As expected. :p

        • Himiko

          I think that’s bullcrap. (About the success of the arcade unit doesn’t mean we’ll get project diva on vita or ps3) they did this at E3 with the games and they were very popular. I think we’ll see them at somepoint.

          And hopeful bullcrap on the arcade unit only for that location because they are going to have to expand.

          Thanks though!

  • Sorta late on my post for the open forum this week. What game is everyone hoping to see announced Wednesday at the PlayStation event?

    • Rezar

      I want to see the hardware and it’s specs of the PS4. Of course I also want to see what the Next Xbox has to offer too but no one has any idea when Microsoft is going to show off their new console.

      As for games anything that convinces me I need to get PS4 ASAP. I do want a definite answer from Square Enix on Final Fantasy Versus XIII and Type-0.

  • ShinAsura

    Anyone else getting the DX Pack for Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus Shoujotachi no Shomei?

  • DarthBrian

    I just realized I need a new Manhunt game. :(

  • Naruto Shippuden – Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Demo will be out on PSN tomorrow. =)

    • DarthBrian

      Looks to be the same demo I played at Comic-Con last year. It was fun. :)

  • PrinceHeir
    • z_merquise

      Damn, I’m so jealous. Hehe.

      Game is already available here but dammit, I still got work so I never had the time to get it.

      • PrinceHeir

        love the game :D

        just owned the Dog boss from the demo.

        got an A rank and i played it on hard :)

        at first the parry system is confusing, but i got a hang to it and i freaking love it!!!!!!

        definitely blew my mind, since i was skeptical about this game.

        in Platinum we trust!!!

        • z_merquise

          Lot’s of people were saying the same thing.

          The gameplay is something you won’t appreciate at first especially if you expected it to play like Devil May Cry or Bayonetta (that’s how I felt when I played the demo for the first time). But once you realize the game’s mechanics and how it should be played, it gets fun.

          Also excited to see the boss fights because it seems like it’s one of the best part of the game.

          • PrinceHeir

            im actually glad this is not a DMC type of game.

            don’t want to hear some jockheads thinking this is just a rip-off.

            this game is in it’s own style, and i freaking love it!!!!!

            im still hoping the original rising zan datsu(hunting stealth) will be used in the future!

  • This is so hilarious and good:

    Everyone must watch it.


    • It’s so good. I had goosebump.

    • Yeah, I watched that on GT the other day. It’s awesome.

      Man… I miss KB.

  • PrinceHeir


    sony just gave me a $10 coupon code for being a loyal customer(didn’t have any PS Plus subscription)

    anyone else also received one?

    i thought it was a spam, but the sender was PSN, since i don’t store any credit card info it doesn’t hurt to try.

    then it redirected me to a redeem page and automatically input the code then viola!

    so don’t worry if PSN sends you one of those message.

    the sender is name PSN a

    • z_merquise

      You sure got a lucky streak. Getting Metal Gear Rising with an artbook in it and now a $10 PSN coupon.

      I checked my e-mail and I didn’t receive anything. Hoping I can receive one too.

      Silly me. I was expecting to receive it in my Gmail.

      I went instead to my PS3 then checked my PSN Inbox and I also received it. It’s so cool of them to give us stuff like this once in a while!

      • PrinceHeir

        yeah everyone got it through their inbox on PS3 instead of email ^^

  • Guys we’re about to witness worldchanging event in less than 10 hours. Are your body ready???

  • z_merquise

    Finally got it! Metal Gear Rising: REVENGEANCE!!!

    I’m also surprised to see that it includes the Gray Fox DLC. I never expected it, actually.


    Can’t stop laughing. Brilliant.

    • That was pretty good lol. They stole my Square-Enix comment though. I demand credit! (Just kidding.)