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Title: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yggdrasil on January 11, 2012, 05:57:11 PM
Didn't want to do a thread about this but I would like to know your impressions about the demo and maybe if anyone buys the game talking about that too.

So the demo, I have to say that I am very disappointed by the excesive amount of QTEs but the part where you fight (if rather simple) is not bad. There is potential and this is afterall just the demo, but still, very disappointing so far.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yoda on January 11, 2012, 06:49:31 PM
I had no expectations going into playing the demo. If I played it through it'd be just to see how silly and over the top Japanese everything is. The gameplay I saw was pretty simple
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 11, 2012, 07:26:39 PM
QTE is a real killer.  A few scripted parts in games is fine, I guess, but this leaves little actual playing.

I do love the outrageous-ness of it all.  Maybe it's a buyer when it's stupid cheap.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Eusis on January 11, 2012, 07:55:36 PM
In short: I wish I didn't have to mash buttons while watching this show. Seriously, put in a auto-play difficulty like Platinum Games have done and I'd want this at $20, maybe $30, because the QTEs can be annoying/pointless and the actual gameplay's too shallow and monotonous to enjoy.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Kevadu on January 11, 2012, 09:05:05 PM
The demo was really easy...even easier than what I remember playing before at PAX.  Maybe they tuned down the difficulty to make it accessible or something, but it almost seemed like you couldn't fail.  I certainly hope the actual game has some harder options...

I don't really mind QTEs, though.  They're a big part of the game so if you hate them I guess that's that.  Mainly they seem to serve as transitions between different gameplay types.  It's nice to mix things up.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 11, 2012, 11:36:49 PM
I definitely like the comparison to Bayonetta, except, she is the better title for having suave gameplay at your fingertips than just QTE-ing them.  Ah well.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yoda on January 12, 2012, 12:43:35 AM
I've had Bayonetta on my amazon wishlist FOREVER.

Thanks a lot, universe.


Thanks a lot, Marvel multiverse.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 12, 2012, 01:16:37 AM
I've had Bayonetta on my amazon wishlist FOREVER.

Thanks a lot, universe.


Thanks a lot, Marvel multiverse.

"You are welcome."
(http://i.annihil.us/u/prod/marvel//universe3zx/images/thumb/0/09/Watcher.jpg/406px-Watcher.jpg)

Get Bayonetta then, you tit.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: TiamatNM on January 12, 2012, 01:21:51 PM
I saw my brother play this and it was basically QTE BATTLE: THE GAME

QTEs aren't necessarily bad it's just that if there are too many too often it gets annoying.  Also, the game is trying too hard to be "EPIC"
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 12, 2012, 01:26:49 PM
  Also, the game is trying too hard to be "EPIC"

I'm no epicologist, but I reckon that was the point.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Agent D. on January 12, 2012, 01:51:29 PM
I wanna see what the regular fights look like. I mean special boss stuff is special, but you'll spend 75% of the game beating up standard thugs. That's what I'd like to have tried. They could have taken a lesson from the ffxiii-2 demo.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: TiamatNM on January 12, 2012, 01:57:15 PM
  Also, the game is trying too hard to be "EPIC"

I'm no epicologist, but I reckon that was the point.

that's true
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Kevadu on January 12, 2012, 02:26:12 PM
I mean special boss stuff is special, but you'll spend 75% of the game beating up standard thugs.

That's true for most games but I'm not sure that's actually the case here.  Hard to say without having played the full version, but this is a game that's all about epic boss fights and throwing together different styles of gameplay depending on the circumstances.  I mean heck, the first level is basically a shmup (there was a complete video of it posted not too long ago).  And the boss battles themselves are meaty and involved, with many different parts to them.  The demo only showed pieces of a couple of boss fights, not the whole thing.

I wouldn't be surprised if you were fighting standard thugs less than 25% of the time...
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 12, 2012, 02:30:27 PM
The demo only showed pieces of a couple of boss fights, not the whole thing.

Would that make it a bad or a great demo if it did?
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Esper_Crusader on January 12, 2012, 11:50:07 PM
I really hope the whole game isn't filled with those QTE's.  That shit ruined Ninja Blade which could have been a solid game..
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: insertnamehere on January 13, 2012, 12:44:46 PM
I hope we'll be able to flip tables (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/01/04/%E2%95%AF%E2%96%A1%EF%BC%89%E2%95%AF%EF%B8%B5-%E2%94%BB%E2%94%81%E2%94%BB-now-for-your-iphone/) in this game
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yggdrasil on January 13, 2012, 04:31:44 PM
I hope we'll be able to flip tables (http://www.siliconera.com/2012/01/04/%E2%95%AF%E2%96%A1%EF%BC%89%E2%95%AF%EF%B8%B5-%E2%94%BB%E2%94%81%E2%94%BB-now-for-your-iphone/) in this game

At least this doesn't have QTEs, and it's free.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Eusis on January 13, 2012, 04:53:26 PM
At least this doesn't have QTEs, and it's free.

Except it's not an insane 80s anime.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Bytor on January 13, 2012, 10:21:42 PM
I was intrigued by the demo, but I was also confused, did they think this was representative in a good way or did they want to save the best for the release....
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 14, 2012, 02:11:18 AM
I was intrigued by the demo, but I was also confused, did they think this was representative in a good way or did they want to save the best for the release....

Yeah, I was thinking that too.  I'm worried there *is* nothing but QTEs given the demo.  And if not, bad level choices.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yoda on January 14, 2012, 11:32:25 AM
i maintain that this is a good idea title to get when it's 30 bux or less and get a pizza, 30 pack of High Life, and just have a laff riot w/ a bud.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 14, 2012, 12:26:33 PM
i maintain that this is a good idea title to get when it's 30 bux or less and get a pizza, 30 pack of High Life, and just have a laff riot w/ a bud.

Those are me favorite nights. 
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yggdrasil on January 14, 2012, 09:11:57 PM
This game should be bundle with apizza and beer (or, whatever you like to drink) for $30. Make it happen Capcom!
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Bytor on January 15, 2012, 09:31:15 PM
Hmmm...a beer and game rental store, we might be onto something here....
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 15, 2012, 11:06:02 PM
Hmmm...a beer and game rental store, we might be onto something here....

Some of my fondest memories growing up: grade school friends, pizza, pop (not beer yet), friday night, games.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yoda on January 16, 2012, 12:57:19 AM
i maintain that this is a good idea title to get when it's 30 bux or less and get a pizza, 30 pack of High Life, and just have a laff riot w/ a bud.

Those are me favorite nights. 

I need more of them :(
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on January 16, 2012, 01:20:25 AM
i maintain that this is a good idea title to get when it's 30 bux or less and get a pizza, 30 pack of High Life, and just have a laff riot w/ a bud.

Those are me favorite nights. 

I need more of them :(

We need a teleportation device developed right the hell now.  Is there a way to re-route all scientists on earth from stem cells, cellphone development, architecture, astrology, physics, mac hard/software, Bill Gates and the ghost of Steve Jobs to it?
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Fei on January 18, 2012, 06:57:16 PM
Staying up all night thanks solely to external stimulation... those were the days.

I'm downloading this demo right now.  I wanna say something profound like "You know which other game was all QTEs?  Dance Dance Revolution" but I had better play this first.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Kevadu on January 30, 2012, 01:04:13 PM
Really good article (http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1217484p1.html) for those who are confused about the nature of this game.  It's definitely worth a read.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yggdrasil on January 31, 2012, 12:38:18 AM
So this game is trying to be many things at the same time... I don't know, I still think Capcom should bundle this with a drink and a pizza (seriously).

I certainly enjoyed watching the crazy action scenes but I rather wait for the new Metal Gear by PlatinumGames for the next awesome action title.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Eusis on January 31, 2012, 03:25:25 AM
Really good article (http://ps3.ign.com/articles/121/1217484p1.html) for those who are confused about the nature of this game.  It's definitely worth a read.

It made it more appealing at $40 at least, even though I still wouldn't really want to pay $60 for it.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Lard on February 01, 2012, 11:53:27 PM
"Let's get one thing straight first: there are plenty of more normal action interludes in Asura's Wrath. It does not consist entirely of QTEs and on-rails shooting."

The way they describe it, as kind of an action version of Heavy Rain actually sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Bytor on February 08, 2012, 07:31:27 PM
That indeed makes it much more interesting, and I was already interested, lol
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yggdrasil on February 29, 2012, 12:04:58 PM
Fall sleep watching a walkthrough, Asura is really good at screaming and letting his rage go out full force against his enemies. Have to admit I like this guy more than Dante and Bayonetta combined.

Also the story even with all the over the top things that you witness it manage to have some powerful moments, they might be cliche but we can see the same scenes in other animes or games failing miserably trying to get us feel something.

Overall, I like this a lot.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Tenchi-no-Ryu on March 02, 2012, 02:50:59 AM
Enjoying the hell out of this now. I have to say they chose some really poor sequences for the demo. I mean, the Wyzen and Augus fights are cool, but are nowhere near indicative of the gameplay depth. I really like the episodic nature of the game, down to the commercial breaks mid chapter. The storyline is really engaging, even with all the crazy over the top anime bravado. I agree it should have been launched at a lower price point due to the extremely short campaign and also because they're going to be doing alot of DLC for this as well (2 chapters confirmed in Japan).
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dincrest on March 03, 2012, 03:22:37 PM
I really enjoyed the demo.  It felt more like an interactive episode of Dragon Ball Z than any Dragon Ball Z game I've played.  It also had some of that One Piece over-the-top-ness of "let's make characters' mouths as wide as we can when they're screaming" which worked.   

Then again, I generally like these kinds of games.  I loved Heavy Rain and have fond memories of Dragon's Lair.  (Okay, I found Shen Mue boring, but I'm not alone there.)  Heavy Rain was worth the full admission price I paid for it a few years back, but I'm really not sure I'd want to play the full asking price for Asura's Wrath.  I hate to say it, but I'd wait till used copies turn up and I can get it for under $20.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 04, 2012, 01:04:30 PM
As much as I like Asura's Wrath this is one of those games that I enjoy more watching someone else play. So I'll just go for something to drink and watch this walkthrough (http://www.youtube.com/user/hsypersakura2009#g/c/2C89E75231C6B246).

Also I didn't notice until I saw the review of that Angry Joe did (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CFLEHyx0Mg&feature=plcp&context=C36c1525UDOEgsToPDskIxXg_CXVfUNdtW7YKv9WjW) but this game has nice music.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Lard on March 04, 2012, 07:20:13 PM
(Okay, I found Shenmue boring, but I'm not alone there.) 

Yes you are! >:(
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: ZeronHitaro on March 30, 2012, 05:16:05 PM
Capcom charging $7 for this game's 'True Ending' (http://angryjoeshow.com/2012/03/asuras-wrath-dlc-you-bastards/)

...why do you people still buy games from this company again?
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Eusis on March 30, 2012, 05:54:22 PM
Capcom charging $7 for this game's 'True Ending' (http://angryjoeshow.com/2012/03/asuras-wrath-dlc-you-bastards/)

...why do you people still buy games from this company again?

Because Dragon's Dogma actually looks amazing.

(If that tanks it completely undoes my point.)
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Lard on March 30, 2012, 06:06:19 PM
Capcom charging $7 for this game's 'True Ending' (http://angryjoeshow.com/2012/03/asuras-wrath-dlc-you-bastards/)

...why do you people still buy games from this company again?

I think the DMC HD collection will be the first Capcom game I buy this gen.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yggdrasil on March 30, 2012, 06:56:58 PM
Is like Capcom knows that they have to do something outrageous to get the attention of more people to sell their DLC.

But like Joe said in the video, a shame. Specially with Asura's Wrath that's such a good "game" or experience I should say.

I think the DMC HD collection will be the first Capcom game I buy this gen.

DMC4 doesn't have DLC and is pretty decent even if it is a bit repetitive.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: ZeronHitaro on March 30, 2012, 07:32:46 PM
In all fairness I will admit I have pot-kettle hypocrisy in that statement. If Capcom releases the Ace Attorney 5 game or uploads Apollo Justice to the Wii...I'd buy it. >//<; But still...charging money for an ending is the low of all lows.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Kevadu on March 30, 2012, 09:48:46 PM
What?!  Capcom is charging money for new content?!  That extends the game?  How dare they!  Get the torches and pitchforks!  DLC should just be for palette swaps and disc unlocks!

Seriously, do you guys even know what you're complaining about anymore?
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Eusis on March 30, 2012, 10:16:44 PM
What?!  Capcom is charging money for new content?!  That extends the game?  How dare they!  Get the torches and pitchforks!  DLC should just be for palette swaps and disc unlocks!

Seriously, do you guys even know what you're complaining about anymore?


When they blatantly advertise "SEE THE TRUE ENDING" it gives pause. That, and looking on Neogaf this is a spoiler-lite description of how the endings work as is (http://neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=36415577&postcount=123), so it is disconcerting that they clearly planned for a full true ending that'd only be addressed.

On the other hand, I had an epiphany that the industry may actively NEED much higher prices to keep operating, not just for the sake of greed, but people aren't going to take to games suddenly being $90 so they'll just do stuff like this to make up the difference. I'll probably go ahead and bite whenever I get the game afterall.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Fei on April 01, 2012, 04:26:29 PM
I have over $60 worth of games I haven't played.  Way over $60.

I paid $60 for Asura's Wrath, and beat it.  Loved it.

I don't get to say *shit* about *fuck*.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Yoda on July 25, 2013, 11:31:28 AM
Anyone play the DLC for this game? When I look on the PSN store I see a confusing array of DLC that boggles the mind.


Also. play this fucking game. It's so awesome. Asura is the most pissed off character ever and it's great.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Ranadiel on July 26, 2013, 06:16:04 AM
Anyone play the DLC for this game? When I look on the PSN store I see a confusing array of DLC that boggles the mind.


Also. play this fucking game. It's so awesome. Asura is the most pissed off character ever and it's great.

I have played the DLC for this game! I consider it to have been worth the price.....well the ending DLC at least. The Lost Episodes are entertaining non-canon events, but  don't remember how much they were, so I don't know if I would say they were worth their price. I enjoyed the 11.5 and 15.5 episodes for filling in some blanks....but they are probably not worth whatever their price is. The ending DLC is something like 4 episodes where you learn the truth behind the golden spider, Asura gets angrier, you learn the origin of those creatures you were fighting, some galaxies get thrown around, Asura reaches the pinnacle of his power, and Asura beats stuff up! So as I said above, totally worth it.

I'm not sure how you find the Asura's Wrath DLC confusing though.
Title: Re: Asura's Wrath
Post by: Dice on July 26, 2013, 10:19:01 AM
I will get it...depending how cheap it, then get a case of beer and enjoy it drunk