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subpopz

@JaxonH Sony and MS are nearing the end of this console cycle. Crossplay is in its infancy and I don't think it is going to really take off more until they launch their next gen. I am very curious to see how much it affects Sonys stance starting with a blank slate and everyone is crossplaying except them.
Right now they can take the stance because of their dominance, but a fresh slate might change that. And maybe we'll see some backpedaling not too dissimilar of Microsofts XB1 E3 debut.
They must already be feeling the pressure, not just from fans. Like @DarthNocturnal said, eventually a big 3rd party is just going to say, "fine you're not getting the game on your system if you don't want to play nice and let us do what we want with our own game."

Might just be me, but I still feel like Nintendo and Microsoft are brewing something that involves more cross-stuff.

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Er, do you mean play ES Legends with him? Because it's a F2P game. And while crossplay is unlikely, we don't know if cross-progress is out the window yet. So if you have a Bethesda account, you could potentially, make progress and unlock cards on Switch, then sign in on PS4 and play online that way. Still annoying, since you'd have to change systems at times, but it's better then what Fortnite has...

Agreed on crossplay becoming a universal thing. It'd be nice to not have to worry about which platform a friend bought a multiplayer game on.

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JaxonH

@DarthNocturnal
Forgot about it being F2P, but not sure if being F2P changes anything.

It's a game you're going to invest money in one way or the other. I'm not a person that's going to only play for free. Investing in two different copies just doesn't make sense.

How bout that DB Fighter Z though? How bout that Valkyria Chronicles 4 though? It's release week. Where's the excitement?!

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Mrtoad

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@DarthNocturnal

How bout that DB Fighter Z though? How bout that Valkyria Chronicles 4 though? It's release week. Where's the excitement?!

Right now on the US EShop DBFighterZ is at #47 and VC Chronicles is at #79

Going nowhere at all...

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@Mrtoad
It's disastrous, isn't it?

I don't really know what to make of it. DB Xenoverse 2 released and sold 500k copies, a lot of those sales from people specifically hoping for DB Fighter Z. Here it is, and it's confirmed to be a great game, full 1080p/60fps and 720p docked, but where's the fans?

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is just as surprising (and concerning). These are easily two of the best games that are going to release on the Nintendo Switch. When we look back at the full catalog of games released over the course of this generation and evaluate the top 50 lists and all that jazz, these two games will definitely be part of that discussion.

I don't really get it. The DB Xenoverse 2 forum was lively at the time of its release. This is a better game and much more highly demanded game and not a single person is in there talking about it.

But ya, we're kind of seeing this shift towards disinterest of high-quality games, whereas up to this point, even this summer, everything was exceeding expectations, even YS VIII. Both these games are just as good if not better, so it's really hard to grasp what's going on here.

But something is going on, even if I'm not sure what exactly it is yet.

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Spoony_Tech

Why people, just why?? The game comes out in a couple weeks, just wait!

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Mrtoad

@JaxonH DBFZ is doing fine. It was at #68 on Sunday, so it seems to have some traction. For comparison FIFA 19 releasing on the same day and is at #118 last time I checked.

Going nowhere at all...

JaxonH

@Mrtoad
Well, that's not exactly inspiring... for either game. Have to see how they perform after release but, last year NBA 2K18 was in the top 10 of the eShop. This year? Not even top 30. Last year, FIFA was top 10 of the eShop. This year? Seems it too will be nowhere to be seen (it might climb the ranks but, #118 this close to release isn't looking good). Last year DB Xenoverse was top 10 of eShop. Will the much more highly anticipated DB Fighter Z do the same?

If it was just one single game I would chalk it up to random chance, but it's like every single game now. Like a trend... a pattern shift. I guess for now all we can do is wait and see, and hope for the best.

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Grumblevolcano

DB FighterZ isn't even on the Europe eshops let alone preorders available despite the game coming out in a few days.

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ReaderRagfihs

@Spoony_Tech I just checked, and the bid is at over $3000 with about an hour to go and almost 60 bids.

Funny to think that so many people are willing to pay over $3000 for something they can get for $60 if they wait 11 days.

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@ReaderRagfish What's sad is the cart is in poor condition and yet people don't seem to care.

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Just watched the credits roll in Shining Resonance Refrain.

It's a solid, if not particularly remarkable, JRPG. The battle system is good but standard (it IS fun transforming into a dragon, but very OP), unlike some of the other big 3D RPGs on the system (notably XC2 & YS VIII) in runs native res at all times portable, though in terms of world design it's locations are the typical archtypes (grass area, forest, snowy mountain, etc.), and likely due to a smallish budget, there aren't many animated cutscenes, with the vast bulk of the story sections being told in a visual novel like presentation. It also has a few other oddities, like the fact that they seemingly forgot to add save points before a few bosses in the late game, and you can fast travel back to town, but not to any of the game's other regions (not even to the camps littered throughout the overworld).

Don't get me wrong, it was a fun enough time, but unless you're really into grabbing JRPGs, I'd say stick with the more popular choices like XC2, YS VIII, and Octopath (I assume, as I haven't yet played that last one).

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link3710

Well personally, I'm waiting for VC1 before getting VC4. Besides which, with Prime preorder discounts not being a thing, why preorder games from Amazon anymore?

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misanthrope

@subpopz Sony is going to maintain their dominance over xbox next gen, they're basically free to take whatever stance they want.. xbox will never be a threat.

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link3710

@misanthrope Now that's a laugh. Xbox was a huge threat last generation,what makes you think the same won't hold true next generation? The new management there seems to actually have their heads on straight, so I could see the NeXtBox being the best console they've had yet.

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FragRed

@misanthrope @link3710 Never ever underestimate how tides can change from one generation to the next. No one ever thought Sony would fall so hard after the triumph of the original PlayStation and certainly the PlayStation 2. Yet, they messed up big time from the very get go of the PS3.

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gcunit

@JaxonH You've been admirably beating the drum for Valkyria Chronicles 4, but to me there's a very good reason why people aren't getting excited about it.

I won't pretend to be an expert on the issue, but as a prospective buyer I see virtually NOTHING that differentiates VC4 from VC1.

And this is reflected in Metro.co.uk's review:

Metro wrote:

In Short: More a remake than a sequel but still a welcome return for one of the most original and distinctive genre mash-ups of recent years.

Pros: Still one of the best action strategy games ever made, with a clever spin on traditional turn-based combat. Nicely humanised units and the cel-shaded artwork still looks great.

Cons: Very little in the way of new ideas or feature. Story is less interesting than the original and there are too many cut scenes. Limited AI and twitchy tank controls.

Score: 8/10

Clearly a very good game. But seemingly too similar to an existing game to get excited about. I don't want to drop £40 on a game that's just like another I own.

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JaxonH

@gcunit
Well I mean, there's the different characters and personal story, different maps, etc. it might follow the same template as the first but, that's kind of what everyone told them they wanted them to do (especially after Valkyria Revolution deviated), return to what made the series great with the first.

That doesn't mean it's not a different game though. It's like all the fire emblem games. Same formula and template but it's different games, and they're all good. When you're talking about strategy games, it's the maps and the strategy being different that matters, although there's new characters and story too.

Idk. I think just because a game follows the same template doesn't mean it's not worth enjoying. It's a Valkaria chronicles game. A country's going to invade and your group is going to have to fight them, it's going to be strategy game play with certain classes and rules of engagement... I know this one sticks particularly close to the first but, given the second and third games got further and further from that, it's a good thing. I don't think just because they're similar though that it's going to feel like you're replaying the exact same game any more than playing DKC Tropical Freeze was the same as Returns.

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