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2371  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 21, 2012, 02:02:37 AM
WTF, she's supposed to look asian?  Ridiculous controversy aside, how on earth is that woman asian?
2372  Media / General Games / Re: Sleeping Dogs on: August 21, 2012, 02:00:54 AM
If the Yakuza games don't get placed in the RPG forum then there is no way this should.
2373  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: drunken impulse buys online on: August 20, 2012, 07:54:25 PM
You kind of make me want to play the game now just to see how bad it is...
2374  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix teasing potential TWEWY stuff? (Official countdown inside) on: August 20, 2012, 06:52:30 PM
Seriously, what's the last internally-developed console game from S-E that didn't take forever?

Between announcing and releasing the game? Kingdom Hearts 3DS I guess.

You missed the word 'console' there...it was kind of my whole point.
2375  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix teasing potential TWEWY stuff? (Official countdown inside) on: August 20, 2012, 01:35:26 AM
Sarcastic Comment/Wishful Thinkin': Maybe it'll be for PS360....

Estimated release date: 2020.

Seriously, what's the last internally-developed console game from S-E that didn't take forever?
2376  Media / General Games / Re: Persona 4 G: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3/360/Arc) Announced (2012,ASW/Atlus) on: August 18, 2012, 08:59:33 PM
I wish there was a way to blacklist rage-quitters...there is nothing more annoying than getting matched up a second time with somebody who rage-quit on you before.

And yeah I could try to filter things manually but it takes so friggin long to find a match my first instinct is to just hit confirm right away.
2377  Media / General Games / Re: Persona 4 G: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3/360/Arc) Announced (2012,ASW/Atlus) on: August 18, 2012, 03:02:52 AM
I just started playing online...

Anyone else run into rage quitters?  This is driving me nuts.  I can't win a match because either I lose or the person I'm playing quits.
2378  The Rest / General Discussions / Assassin's Creed III's creative director on Japanese games on: August 17, 2012, 01:53:27 PM
So there's this lengthy interview with Alex Hutchinson, the creative director of Assassin's Creed III.  It's mostly the usual bullshit, but this particular exchange really stands out:

Why do Nintendo get it right? It releases a new edition of the same franchise every year and no one bats an eyelid. Why?

You want my real answer? I think there's a subtle racism in the business, especially on the journalists' side, where Japanese developers are forgiven for doing what they do. I think it's condescending to do this.


Yeah. Just think about how many Japanese games are released where their stories are literally gibberish. Literally gibberish. There's no way you could write it with a straight face, and the journalists say 'oh it is brilliant'.

Then Gears of War comes out and apparently it's the worst written narrative in a game ever. I'll take Gears of War over Bayonetta any time.

It's patronising to say, "oh those Japanese stories, they don't really mean what they're doing".

I mean...wow...

Yes, there are plenty of Japanese games with bad stories (but they do get called out on it...), however he seems to confuse being whimsical with being gibberish.  With a dash of racism for good measure.  I wonder how he feels about Lewis Carroll.
2379  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINALLY!! on: August 15, 2012, 12:30:14 PM
Totally agree with the price point. The fact that it does not even include a memory card jacks up the price even more. Until a good affordable bundle comes out, I am going nowhere near it. I really want P4 The Golden to :(

Several bundles have already been announced, which include a game and a memory card (OK, it's the practically useless 4 gig card...but it's a start) for the same price the system alone is selling for now.  In addition to the Assassin's Creed one that was announced back at E3 there are also going to be LittleBigPlanet and Call of Duty bundles.  I don't have much interest in Assassin's Creed or Call of Duty, but LittleBigPlanet Vita looks pretty sweet (and it's also coming out before the other two).

I'd also highly recommend FF Tactics-- although the translation and new content in the PSP version does make that one a little better.

The Vita plays PSP games (and it does so right now, no need to wait), so why would anyone pick the PS1 version in this case?  Just get the PSP one.
2380  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 15, 2012, 12:20:42 PM
just finshed labrys story wich only has 1 battle but is really long and got yu's true ending. theres no way a p4a could work. theres no more reason for persona users to fight each other. also mysterious entity admits to not having a persona. also the start of mitsu's story is weird. why does THAT still exist?

No way it could work?  Seriously?  I can imagine half a dozen ways it could work off the top of my head.  Use some imagination.

P4A spoilers:
The mysterious entity is still loose and has explicitly stated its goal is to turn personas back into shadows by causing despair in their users (for instance by forcing friends to fight each other).  Labrys was a useful tool for that purpose but hardly the only method.  P4A was Labrys's story which is largely concluded (though I'm sure the character will return).

Oh, and the P4 investigation team is not only back together but they've learned about using personas outside of the TV world (something they didn't even know was possible before) and are actively pursuing the mysterious entity.  I doubt a P4A sequel will take place in the TV world again, but now that the P4 cast knows a bit more about personas there are other methods.  I could even imagine them getting their hands on some evokers, which would be an interesting twist.

So what would the mysterious entity do to make them fight again?  There are lots of possibilities.  If simple illusions don't work there's always threats (he threatens to kill somebody they care about if they don't fight, that sort of thing) or straight-out manipulation (controlling somebody like he did with Labrys at the end).  Whatever the case the mysterious entity is clearly not done screwing around with them.

I do agree that a sequel might have more of a P3 feel than P4.  Like I said I don't think it's going to be in the TV world again.

With regards to Monsoon's comment, I do understand that's how Arcsys generally does things but given that P4A has a canon storyline in an existing universe it's rather difficult to just toss in additional characters or something without a full-blown sequel.  Either that or they have to rewrite the P4A story.  I mean if there are additional characters then what were they doing during all of that?
2381  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINALLY!! on: August 15, 2012, 02:44:34 AM
Keep in mind that they said they would be rolling out titles gradually.  They won't all work on the Vita off the bat.  So if you really want to play them on your Vita you might want to wait and see what actually plays on the Vita.  Sad, I know, but this is Sony we're talking about...

Of course if you had a PSP you'd be fine ;)

I need to buy a Vita...I already have on Vita game on my shelf and another preordered.  Yes I buy games before systems...
2382  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Today's News on: August 15, 2012, 01:44:19 AM
Am I the only one who finds Tosh to be completely unfunny, rape jokes or not...

Edit: OK, some new too

Left the URL 'cause it pretty much says it all.
2383  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 14, 2012, 05:45:19 PM
In Japan P4A is the best selling fighting game this generation.  It's also dominating in arcades.  There is going to be a P4A-2.

That has nothing do with P5, though.  Certainly P5 is in development but it's a seperate project.  And I don't know why you think Atlus would be making a grand finale to the series since its their cash cow.
2384  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 14, 2012, 12:53:04 PM
the problem with what some of you are suggesting is that the ending of P4 arena is clearly setting up a sequel. though i dont think any P4 characters will be around for that except naoto unless some join mitsuru's anti shadow task force.

Obviously it's setting up a sequel...a sequel to P4A.  I mean heck, this is Arcsys we're talking about.  When have they ever released only a single iteration of one of their fighting games?  There's going to be a P4A-2 or something.

I also think it's crazy to assume that P5 will continue a storyline set up in a spin-off fighting game, canon or not
2385  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 14, 2012, 02:43:21 AM
While it's entirely possible some of the P3 crew will appear in P5 as NPCs I very much doubt they're going to be the main characters.  But that's just what my gut tells me, how should I know (how should any of us know...).
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