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« Reply #90 on: February 02, 2011, 08:12:31 PM »

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN Last Story outsells Valkyrie Chronicles 3

http://kotaku.com/5750274/the-last-story-finishes-first-in-japan
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« Reply #91 on: February 02, 2011, 08:13:46 PM »

DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN Last Story outsells Valkyrie Chronicles 3

http://kotaku.com/5750274/the-last-story-finishes-first-in-japan

They certainly promoted it enough.
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« Reply #92 on: February 02, 2011, 08:31:17 PM »

Those are numbers are actually pretty low....3rd birthday outsold it be over 30k copies in its first week.
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« Reply #93 on: February 02, 2011, 09:22:32 PM »

The game does look pretty but I wonder what kind of gameplay it has ? By judging the videos the character is a lot of times taking cover like uncharted or gears of war but it also has an active time battle. Regardless of what it is it does look incredibly fun and I thinking about trying it in Japanese so I can have something fun to practice as FFXIII was quite easy to grasp.
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« Reply #94 on: February 03, 2011, 01:12:30 AM »

Those are numbers are actually pretty low....3rd birthday outsold it be over 30k copies in its first week.

A Square-Enix franchise sequel sold more than a new IP? Wow!
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« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2011, 01:13:47 AM »

Those are numbers are actually pretty low....3rd birthday outsold it be over 30k copies in its first week.

A Square-Enix franchise sequel sold more than a new IP? Wow!

I guess that's to be expected then.  I got play Last Story to see if I'd like it.  Doesn't seem like too much a stand out from any other "run around and kill things".  A shame Uematsu's tracks aren't being liked too much thus far - what happened to him?
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« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2011, 01:49:58 AM »

 AI hiccups in TLS XD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLBrte4I4bk
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« Reply #97 on: February 04, 2011, 03:23:19 PM »

Those are numbers are actually pretty low....3rd birthday outsold it be over 30k copies in its first week.

A Square-Enix franchise sequel sold more than a new IP? Wow!

I guess that's to be expected then.  I got play Last Story to see if I'd like it.  Doesn't seem like too much a stand out from any other "run around and kill things".  A shame Uematsu's tracks aren't being liked too much thus far - what happened to him?

Hey now, didn't you get on my case for being a Umatsu fanboy a while ago? ;)

Run around and kill things isn't so bad. I liked Nier, that had a lot of those kinds os quests in it, it just has to be done well.
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« Reply #98 on: February 04, 2011, 03:31:33 PM »

I read about where if you type in Xenoblade.com it takes you straight to NOA's website as well as with the Last Story.
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« Reply #99 on: February 04, 2011, 08:21:49 PM »

Tried it. It just takes you to the central Nintendo site, where you can get to any of the regional sites. Including Asia.
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« Reply #100 on: February 05, 2011, 11:11:16 AM »

from the Official Thread of The Last Story in NeoGAF:

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The way the game is paced and structured, with carefully planned encounters and no randomness at all, the designers pretty much knew how strong you'd be at each encounter and balanced them accordingly. Also, with the way the levels and EXP scale, a party member ten or fifteen levels below the main character will be up to snuff after one or two encounters, and always in time for boss battles.

It seems there are points in the game when you have several missions available and are free to choose which one to tackle first, but those are balanced accordingly as well from what I've seen. You're free to grind if you wish to do so, by using summoning points or visiting the arena, but that hardly has any effect on the difficulty of main story missions.

In that regard, Last Story is pretty much perfect. It feels really, really similar to Mass Effect 2 in many ways I think - except it has much more loot, and much cooler weapons and armor. I still very much prefer Xenoblade for the great environments, exploration and overall design, but I think many people, even those who normally wouldn't enjoy JRPGs for more or less valid reasons, would have a lot of fun with Last Story. Those two games are pretty much polar opposites in any way (except for the loot, and the fact that they are two of the most competent Wii titles), yet they both differ from JRPG cliche very much. One is basically a single player MMO, while the other is very streamlined - like I wrote, a Japanese Mass Effect. And both rank at the very top of this gens JRPGs, in my humble opinion.

Oh my... it seems that The Last Story is everything that I hoped it would be. And now I understand why I didn't get interested in Xenoblade at all, those Final Fantasy XII vibes that the game has with that "Offline MMO system" thing is not something that I'm particularly interested in seeing again in a RPG (I can understand why people enjoy that system though).

XII was so boring to me, thank god I didn't bought the game when it was released. And well, if The Last Story is released over here I'll be sure to get a Wii in the future for sure along with other titles.

Also, I hope that both games don't get stuck in Europe... my feelings are still hurt thanks to Nintendo of America for not bringing Another Code: R to America. :(
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« Reply #101 on: February 05, 2011, 11:21:13 AM »

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« Reply #102 on: February 05, 2011, 12:57:59 PM »

Those are numbers are actually pretty low....3rd birthday outsold it be over 30k copies in its first week.

A Square-Enix franchise sequel sold more than a new IP? Wow!

Last Story was not just any new IP.  Nintendo certainly has high hopes for it, so I am pretty sure they marketed the hell out of it.
http://wii.ign.com/articles/113/1135441p1.html
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/17/the-last-story-console-bundle-has-awesome-artwork/


I Hope it is released here. It  seems really interesting.
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« Reply #103 on: February 05, 2011, 01:02:47 PM »

The reason I brought up the website thing is because Nintendo of America registered those websites over a year ago.  Why else would you do that unless you are planning on releasing them here?  It still says Monado.  I really hope NOA keeps the name Xenoblade if it really does release in the states,
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« Reply #104 on: February 05, 2011, 01:13:50 PM »

Those are numbers are actually pretty low....3rd birthday outsold it be over 30k copies in its first week.

A Square-Enix franchise sequel sold more than a new IP? Wow!

Last Story was not just any new IP.  Nintendo certainly has high hopes for it, so I am pretty sure they marketed the hell out of it.
http://wii.ign.com/articles/113/1135441p1.html
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/11/17/the-last-story-console-bundle-has-awesome-artwork/


I Hope it is released here. It  seems really interesting.


The Last Story was by far the most heavily marketed game I saw when I was in Japan a few weeks ago. It was all over Akihabara.

Not sure I like the "streamlining" thing...It sounds like what they did in Lost Odyssey, which was OK I guess, although I'm not sure why I shouldn't have an option to break the game by grinding for hours on end if I want to...
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