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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake (updates in the 1st post) on: June 16, 2015, 09:46:24 PM
Wasn't the production values and scope part of the appeal of VII back in the day? As far as I've heard, VII started development in '94 and when it came out in '97 it was as much of a big deal as Super Mario 64 in terms of the impact it left. Though, many say that Super Mario 64 is way more important.

> Limit the shitty 0-G air fighting from FFAC.  In fact, keep FFAC-isms away from the plot.

Breaks my heart as a lover of high-speed action with nice choreography/direction reading such harsh words. One of Advent Children's biggest strengths was how unapologetic and enjoyable its action scenes were (and probably still are). Tifa against Loz was especially fantastic at the time.

Then again, I do remember that you complained about Lightning Returns' opening cinematic being too much like AC and went on a rant (even when you never seem to care about the actual game). Either way, this whole thing might be an acquired taste. Some people couldn't stand Man of Steel's action, and I had a blast with it since it showed that a live-action Dragon Ball Z movie can be actually good if they put actual effort into it.
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII for PS4 on: June 16, 2015, 10:33:41 AM
Basically, its swell that they're reaping all the attention that they've spent decades sowing, but to me, it means that I no longer have any real reason to pay attention to them as the games that drew me to Square and Squeenix in the past are long gone and they're never coming back (outside of endlessly rehashed remakes).

Honestly, the problem with Square fans has always been that they put a little bit too much of their heart and soul on stressing out with SQEX's bad habits and whatever they may or may not do. Incidentally, they know they can dangle the carrot virtually as long as they want.

In any case, as a Metal Gear fan I already went through the hype of a remake of the most influential entry in the series and it ended up being a peculiar situation. After all remakes that exceed and expand on the original vision successfully are a rarity.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII for PS4 (updates in the 1st post) on: June 16, 2015, 12:28:33 AM
Also wasn't FFXIII-2 technically FFXVI?

Then X-2 is technically XI by that logic?

I'm still not sure if FFXIV comes before FFXIII or not.

...uh?
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII for PS4 (updates in the 1st post) on: June 16, 2015, 12:04:37 AM
@lavarock: This should be done and out by the 20th anniversary. KHIII is under Valve time, so that's gonna be ready when is ready. And thinking in FFXVI is just asking for a headache if we are being honest.

I'd say it is a pretty much 100% certain deal. This is the chance to "fix" FF VII so it ties properly into Crisis Core, Advent Children and Dirge of Cerberus. Nomura is not going to let that chance slip.

VII stands on its own and doesn't need any fixing other than a translation with standards. Anything that has to do with the Compilation of FFVII is its own separate (somewhat enjoyable) mess. And it has always been like that.

Potentially seeing connections of the Compilation leaking into the remake could be all sort of awkward or bizarre. Is like some say; Be careful for what you wish for.
50  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 11:14:50 PM
Yeah. Sony fucking summoned Meteor and even if Nintendo summons Holy, there's nobody left in the lifestream to stop the incoming onslaught. And to rub it in everyone's faces, Sony also drops more The Last Guardian and the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter.

Half-Life 3 would have sealed deal for real.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII for PS4 (updates in the 1st post) on: June 15, 2015, 11:09:40 PM
Best thing about this news is that Nomura is directing, probably the best choice at this point and only that could do a good job at this

With him as director, I'd say is fair to expect a lot of Advent Children and Kingdom Hearts going on in this remake.
52  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 10:48:34 PM
@Kevadu: Fuck The Last of Us. I'm so glad Naughty Dog is back to their groove with UC4.

I know I just complained about it, but me too.  I'm oddly a sucker for the FF compilation titles, so it might be good in that respect.  The box-people graphics are weird though (Squeen is weird about their graphical style choices sometimes...  I thought the same for Theatrythm's weird blushing-cat-doll people).

Is more like your personal artistic preferences make you go all judgemental. That's fine I guess.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 07:56:18 PM

Indeed it does. Gonna grab it when it comes out.

The Mass Effect trailer was disappointing, and then it was dead until the amazing Mirror's Edge Catalyst trailer.

I have my reservations with Mirror's Edge Catalyst but it has consistently looked as promising as the original so far.

Don't know what to make of some people being grumpy about the game... better put that out of my head.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 04:53:54 PM
Checked the trailer for MGSV: TPP and the (official) announcement of Dark Souls III. I'm satisfied despite that I can tell both should have been out sooner.

Now. If it wasn't for Street Fighter V and Nintendo, that would have been E3 on my end.
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 15, 2015, 11:50:15 AM
Right. I forgot about Mother from Famicom being allegedly translated. Though, I was mentioning the legal stuff that supposedly have gone down with EarthBound and Mother 3 being the hassle.
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 15, 2015, 11:12:00 AM
Looks like Squeenix might have finally jumped the shark.

The shark you speak of has traveled around the moon plenty of times by now.

Definitely my concern here is that I just don't feel they're "on-point" (in general) right now

This is how the SQEX cycle begins.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New-ish Earthbound! EDIT: First game on VC on: June 15, 2015, 10:48:37 AM
I wonder if they're using it as a way to blackmail fans test the waters for how much support there would be for an official Mother 3 release

Conspiracy theories aside, releasing any EarthBound/Mother on the West has always been a hassle for what I've seen. The fact that Nintendo slowly got around to actually doing it should be enough to be satisfied.
58  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 05:24:24 PM
If we are going to talk about a game with Activision's involvement that missed the mark then Destiny is the poster child.

Everything Jeff Gerstmann said once on the Bombcast about it is nothing but the truth. Despite all that however Destiny is (was for some?) as much of a big deal I knew it was going to be.

Nintendo is smart for their pre-recorded approach.  Sure it lacks the 'in-real-life' appeal of seeing these events, but the presentations are much 'tighter' for it.  So even if the Nintendo reps aren't "there", I'm sure they will be on a giant monitor telling us to "please look forward to it".

What I like the most about their approach is that they don't waste the patience or time of its fans. And they do care about maintaning a genuine connection or understanding going on both sides to keep everyone satisfied. Of course, that's way easier said than done with the massive amount of cool stuff seemingly everyone wants out of them.
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: E3 2015 Topic of Potentially High Hype and Crushed Dreams for that Game You Want on: June 14, 2015, 03:04:15 PM
Oh, I'd love to be wrong about Platinum's Transformer game, since I like Transformers, and a high-octane action game based on Tranformers G1 from one of the best in the industry sounds like a match made in heaven.

But so did a Legend of Korra based-game from the same developer, and that ended up being a wasted opportunity, largely because it was a budget game that was rushed out the door. And Activision does that with a lot of their games. It's hard for me to get up my confidence when they're stuck with a publisher that never seems to learn from their mistakes...

You have noone but yourself to blame for that one. I was also, like others Korra or Platinum fans, looking forward to it and it ended up being no more than what it could be under Activision's hands. And that (believe it or not) is fine. If you were after something bigger then... I guess you gotta take this as a lesson learned the hard way.

Honestly, that's probably the only way to enjoy a Sony E3 Press Conference given how they tend to go.

*snip*

I found the XBOX "TV TV TVT TVTVTVTVTVTVTVTV" thing pretty entertaining too... And by entertaining I mean "holy crap this is boring".

Most of the event for quite a while has been pretty disingenuous. Sure everyone has their moment here and there, but overall, Nintendo have made E3 worth following consistently and have showed (in their own way) that they do care more than others.
60  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: June 14, 2015, 11:38:35 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/06/14/ryu-in-super-smash-bros-can-use-street-fighter-style-inputs/

More data on Ryu's abilities.

Go figure that he'll control like a Fighting Game character.

Well that's expected since the accurate representation of iconic characters is one of Smash's biggest strengths. And that's also part of the point of the whole thing.

That said, is cool seeing this Ryu being a nice mix from everything that come before. And while I don't follow Smash tournaments very much, I hope to see pro players pulling off crazy moves with him. I love seeing some of the stuff a few players could do with Pac-Man and Zero Suit Samus.

Also, the second wave of Mii Fighter Costumes are even nicer than the ones from the first one. The ones of Virtua Fighter and Tekken are super cute.
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