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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Metal Max Xeno announced for the west.
« on: April 22, 2018, 10:43:14 AM »
Probably.  To be honest, part of the reason I am passing on the game is because it's a half assed effort.  If you aren't going to bother with adding English voice acting and doing a barebones localization, why should I invest my time and money in this game.  It's clear someone at NISA decided this game isn't worth doing a proper and complete localization, so why should I play this game?

I should note that I am Setsuna didn't also didn't have its voiced dialogue redone in English.  While this was annoying, it was insignificant in terms of content.  It was literally just battle voices, so that isn't much of an issue.  However, according to a clip of the game's cut scenes I found on Youtube, there is a considerable amount of voice acting that NISA isn't redoing.  This seriously pisses me off as in this day and age, this amounts to half a job.  Fuck them!

If this game ends up in the bargain bin, I still won't touch it.  The only way I would ever consider playing this game is if it becomes a monthly freebie to Playstation Plus members. 

One last thing, in spite of all my complaints about it, I don't have a problem with including the original Japanese audio so long as English voice work is also present.  I know a lot of fans prefer listening to the original language so making the original dialogue available makes sense.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« on: April 20, 2018, 08:00:06 PM »
Agreed on Goldpaw.  I also think Hydropolis is also particularly impressive.  I also like the Sky Pirates base.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Horizon Zero Dawn
« on: April 20, 2018, 07:57:05 PM »
I'm probably going to give this game a go around once I've dusted off Tales of Beseria and Whys VIII.
I have the game downloaded myself.  I plan to get into it once I clear my backlog.  My tentative plan is beat Ni No Kuni II and get the Plat.  Then play a shorter game, then tackle two of my back log games.

General Games / Re: Mega Man X Collections 1 & 2
« on: April 14, 2018, 05:42:16 AM »
The two discs for the physical release makes no fucking sense.  These games are tiny by modern standards.  Both collections should be able to fit on one disc.  It's a criminal waste of our limited resources to manufacture two discs for a collection that would be package together as one product.  Whoever the fuck is that signed off on this decision should be fired.

On that note, I think it's neat that the games are coming out for a new generation to enjoy. 

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Metal Max Xeno announced for the west.
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:43:14 PM »
I read that the story has Japanese audio.  Pass.  If I can't have English voice acting, I want none at all.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« on: April 13, 2018, 10:40:53 PM »
I've finally gotten around to playing this game.  It feels like I'm playing a cartoon and it's a blast. One thing I like about the game is just how beautifully animated it all is.  The game is definitely one of the most gorgeous games of the year.  While you have a lot of Western games come out with some absolutely spectacular photorealistic visuals, this game's visual style still makes it incredibly memorable.  The game, as I stated prior looks like a living, breathing anime, which is I think an equally standout achievement.

I do, like others have mentioned lamented the monster variety.  I think menagerie is a little thin in its diversity.  On the other hand, the monsters that are on display are animated beautifully and their designs are crisp and clean.  Every single monster type (I am referring to the base designs, less palette swaps) is distinct and has its own personality which I like.  Again, it would've been nice to have greater variety, but it seems that with the care put into each the developers decided to go with a less is more approach.

On the other hand, the game has a group of special monster encounters called tainted monsters.  Unfortunately, they are simply souped up regular monsters with no unique designs which I find disappointing.  Tales of Berseria had something similar with their Red Hunt monsters, but those had unique designs so I found this a little disappointing.

My favorite aspect of the game, though is the world map.  What I mean by this is that it's a traditional JRPG world map with all the nooks and crannies to go with it.  I get a feeling of discovery whenever I find a cave or forest that I can explore while traipsing about the world map.  Having it back has been a breath of fresh air.  I've never been a fan of the lack of world maps that have cropped up in JRPG's of late, so seeing this back has been a pleasant surprise.

I also find myself comparing this game's main dungeons to the dungeons in the recent Tales games.  For the most part, the dungeons in Tales of Berseria, for instance are very drab and feel like hallway simulators.  There really isn't much to do in them and I can't help but think that in the transition away from the traditional world map has taken something away from their dungeon designs.  Even the open areas felt the same.  It really came cleared to me when one of the site's staffers recently streamed Tales of Vesperia with its more interesting dungeon design.  On the other hand, Ni No Kuni's dungeons all feel unique and their designs a lot more interesting.  For instance, exploring Cloudcoil Canyon feels a lot different from Niall Forest.  The places are very different in both their look and how you explore them.  If the game had a greater variety of monster designs, they would've been even better.

Overall, I like the game and would definitely recommend it to others.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI looks glorious
« on: March 29, 2018, 06:14:39 PM »

The good news is that we're getting this on PS4 and PC by September 8th (in theory). The bad news is that we're not getting the sweet style changing 3DS version at all and the Switch version is still 'up in the air'.
The Switch is selling like hot cakes.  The Switch version will almost certainly make its way to the West.

General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2018
« on: March 27, 2018, 09:29:35 PM »
I want the shiny platinum trophy, though. ;_;  I like collecting them.

General Discussions / Re: Completion List 2018
« on: March 26, 2018, 07:21:27 PM »
I completed Ys: Memories of Celceta back in January.  I've been largely idle since.  I am playing through Secret of Mana, but grinding for equipment drops has been a fucking chore.

General Discussions / Re: PS4 or Vita?
« on: March 26, 2018, 06:20:39 PM »
I don't have a Vita, but the next best thing.  A Playstation TV.  I played the shit out of Ys: Memories of Celceta on the thing to the point of nabbing the platinum trophy.  Now while I did use a guide to help me, I still felt a strong sense of accomplishment when I earned it.  Beating the game on Nightmare Mode wasn't as harrowing an ordeal as I thought it would be.  Either being max level with end game equipment makes that much of a difference, or I don't suck as much as I thought I did.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« on: March 19, 2018, 09:57:26 PM »
Ehh.  I still don't regret getting the US collector's edition.  I do admit that this one is a lot nicer and probably correspondingly more expensive.

Square Enix has teamed up with Nvidia to launch a contest to win a sweet looking PC.  Click here for the rules of the contest.  I was all set up to sign up for the contest, but unfortunately, it requires you have a social media account on Twitter.  Since I absolutely refuse to ever sign up, I'll have to pass on the contest.  Still, if anyone else is interested, feel free to check out the link.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« on: March 07, 2018, 12:36:22 AM »
Agreed on the crafting system employed in Berseria.  It was the weakest aspect of the game.  I think the entire loot system in that game was flawed.  I think with some serious revisions, it could be better, but not as it was presented in the game.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« on: February 23, 2018, 11:50:36 PM »
Hopefully it'll become something they release after the game releases.

Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni 2 Revenant Kingdom announced!
« on: February 16, 2018, 08:50:38 PM »
So, anyone in the US who is looking forward to this, Best Buy just listed the digital preorder in error, at $20.

Enjoy.  Not sure how long this error will be up, but it's an absurdly good deal.  Less than half of what you would pay even as an Amazon Prime member.
The Best Buy website notes it as a Season Pass for DLC, I presume.

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