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Re: Super Mario RPG comes to Wii U VC tomorrow in NA

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Fiyaball wrote:

You guys do realize that it only took so long because of Square Enix, right? If this was owned 100% by Nintendo, this would've been on VC in 2013.

Well, the Wii VC release was heavily delayed as well back in the day, so you might be onto something. Nintendo mentioned it around 2007 or 8 in relation to upcoming releases, but it didn't come out until around the time Square-Enix's other VC games were coming...

...Wait, could we be getting more S-E VC games this year? That'd be swell...though, I'm not holding my breath...

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Re: The Playstation 4 fan thread.

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Ralizah wrote:

https://blog.eu.playstation.com/2016/06/29/playstation-store-...

Holy moly, look at that epic sale that Playstation EU has put up, you lucky europeans. I'm really jealous. Sony is putting up better sales than Steam this year!

And it's a multi-week sale in NA, too. I'm gonna have to be careful with my money, here...though the first sale covered most of the stuff I needed...now the only Vita games I really want are either brand new, or that Persona Rhythm game. Oh yeah, and Ultra Despair Girls. But I need those two on cartridges.EDIT: Oh crap, I forgot about Strangers of Sword City and Dungeon Travelers 2...that last one is way too embarassing to have on a cart...I could see it going on sale soon...

The PS4 gets a lot more good sales, so it'll be easier to hold off there if it's not >70% off.

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Re: Your Latest Video Game Purchase!

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RR529 wrote:

@CanisWolfred,

Duke was going to use an ancient weapon to turn all human life into mana, and with that energy, was going to destroy the Adephagos (which was brought about by humanity's overreliance on Blastia).

However, after defeating him, the heroes instead transformed all the world's Blastia into Spirits (beings of mana), who came together and destroyed the Adephagos with their power. Humanity now has to live without magic & magitech, which they could only use with Blastia (Some of the credits illustrations seemed to indicate Rita has begun developing more traditional technology in it's place).

...huh, that actually sounds pretty interesting. I mean, I remember seeing and doing all that stuff, but I didn't know why. Thanks.

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Re: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

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@Ralizah - I guess that's a good point, especially since I recently read up on "self-censorship" after my earlier post. I guess I'll let it go, it's not even that big a deal and a fan-made work around is already being provided as far as this specific case goes. I still think that alone will be a bigger draw to Ninty's attention, but it's not like that work around would have gotten so much needed attention without all those censorship arguments going on in the Gaming space. All's well that ends well, as they say.

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Re: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

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ZeroAssassin wrote:

@CanisWolfred You have a good point but what annoys me is the censorship when clearly Australians don't need it since it's obviously a mature game with the words "****" and "****" littered throughout the game i still don't understand why they have to change cut-scenes because a demon lady is showing her stomach or because a girl is wearing a bikini especially when it goes back to gameplay it's back to the original where you can see those things. i know it's a small thing but it kind of irks me since if i see one thing i expect to see the same in the next scene but it's just not there.

That I can totally understand, and even agree with. That's why I called my statement a "nitpick" - I'm just tired of buzzwords being thrown around the room in order to make the issue seem bigger than it is. It's definitely an issue - a T rating's not really gonna do Ninty any favors, and they're only succeeding in displeasing a certain percentage of their potential fanbase for this particular game, especially since people have been noticing them making minor and even significant changes during localization more and more lately.

But I don't think people putting it in the same conversation as Book-Burnings and Blacklists are doing themselves any favors, either. And yes, that's what it comes down to when you're calling those changes "censorship." It's really not the same sort of issue, for the most part. Well, except maybe the word-bleeting, since that apparently does involve an outside party demanding such changes in the interest of "protecting" the citizens. In that case, yeah, it's censorship. Maybe the mildest and most useless form, since bleeting a swear word usually does the opposite of what's intended and makes the conversation seem even more offensive, while simultaneously making swearing itself oddly hilarious. Seriously, there's no easier way to get a bunch of tweens laughing than by bleeting certain parts of a conversation so their minds have to ad-lib while knowing full-well that the word is probably dirty and/or offensive. Really, considering the game is already rated for mature audiences, they'd be doing themselves a lot more favors by simply leaving those words alone.

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Re: Anime & Manga (NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

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Tsurii wrote:

@CanisWolfred I thought Berserk and D-Gray Man are sequels not reboots..? I'm asking because I initially wanted to check those out before someone told me not to because it's not an entirely new adaption.

Oh you're right, Berserk's starting immediately after the movie trilogy, instead of pulling a Dragon Ball Super and reeditting the movies. That's cool. Though now that means I gotta finish the Golden Age arc and possibly watch the movies first...

You're also right about D.Gray Man. Except that was a dumb idea, because the first adaption ended 8 years ago, after 103 episodes, with no movies or OVAs in between to get people up to speed. Heck, after all that time, old fans probably need a referesher...

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Re: Anime & Manga (NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

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Maxz wrote:

I was very fond of Hero Academia too. It didn't try to be particularly deep, complex or edgy, but it had a lot of heart and vibrancy. And some rather good scenes of people punching each other. It was like a big, comforting bowl of super-hero soup.

I liked Bungo Stray Dogs too. I'm not sure how much of that was due to simple pleasure of watching rangy, stylish people swan around in attractive coats, but it definitely had some memorable moments, and a nice collection of characters.

I have to admit, I also liked 'Sakamoto Desu Ga' far more than I should have done... It was like someone took the One Punch Man approach to 'perfect boys' anime. Sakamoto was just too perfect, and frequently broke the world with his untouchable class and elegance, in the most fantastical and stylish of ways. But then he always mended it, leaving it a sweeter and kinder place. God bless you Sakamoto.

Gah, all three were shows I was really looking forward to watching, but I got distracted. This season was apparently pretty great, so I'm kinda glad this Summer's pretty light in the anime department. Gives me plenty of time to catch up.

EDIT:

No, Seriously, I was looking forward to 13 series, and apparently 11 of them were pretty great. I'm still waiting to hear about And you thought there is never a girl online?, but so far, The Lost Village was the only dud (at least, it doesn't sound like I'd actually enjoy it). That's the best record I've ever head for the past 4 years of trying to keep up with Simulcasts...

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Re: What Rpgs do you want for virtual console?

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nf_2 wrote:

The GBA Tactics Ogre game(s?) is one that I'm really upset that I missed out on early on, and I'm positive now looking back that I would have loved it back when I had the chance to buy it (and purposely passed on it...).

I have a feeling we would've gotten that by now if not for publishing oddities (It's a Square-Enix brand, but was published by Nintendo in Japan and Atlus in NA). Sad, because you're right, it's a fantastic game.

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Re: Anime & Manga (NO SPOILERS PLEASE)

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Rocko52 wrote:

What shows are people excited for in the Summer Season? While it doesn't look to be a crazily amazing season, there are more than a few shows with some real potential.

That's putting it lightly. It's the Summer season, the kids gotta get ready for exams and enjoy their 4-week summer vacations, while the bosses gotta go to the beaches and Golf courts. Not really much point in going all out this season, and even the good stuff probably won't get really good until the Fall.

That said, the Berserk reboot looks great, though it'll probably spend the entire Summer Season recapping the Golden Age for the upteenth time. I'm also looking forward to trying D.Gray Man Hollow, since I never saw the first D.Gray Man adaption (it just kinda slipped by me somehow).

I will definitely try Mob Psycho 100, which does sound awesome and hilarious. I didn't even know it was another One comic, but now that makes total sense. I'll also probably try Qualidea Code, if only because it's made by A-1 Pictures, their stuff is usually entertaining, at least. And very pretty.

Lastly, there's Taboo Tattoo, which I might try to keep up with fan impressions to see if it's any good, or if it's just gonna be too...edgy with it's themes.

Oh yeah, and Orange sounds different from what I expected. Might keep an eye on that, too.

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Re: Disappointment of the Day

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I just found out that Bastet isn't in Puzzle & Dragons Z, and that Puzzle & Dragons X is an anime, not the next 3DS entry in the franchise. <- Totally wrong about that, there is another game coming, so...slightly less disappiointed. It better have Bastet, though.
So now I have to play some free-to-play mobile crap in order to get my Egyptian Goddess waifu. Σ:<

...Who am I kidding, I'm already level 23...

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Re: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

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Another Minor Pet-Peeve - I know it's been said before, but there's a difference between censorship and "localization changes." The former, of course, requires the involvement of an outside party. The latter was a concious decision made by the company's own in order to make it more appealing to local audiences outside the game's original territory.

That last bit is the main reason why I have no problem with people being upset here - if you think those changes don't add to the appeal, or even take away from it, then the best thing to do is to voice your opinions so Ninty doesn't keep doing it. If their fans are willing to go out of their way to restore content that had been changed during localization by hacking the system files and distributing them over the internet, then obviously Ninty & Atlus screwed the pooch, and they need to make sure they listen to constructive criticism before their games start getting pirated left and right.

However, a lot of people seem to be acting like the changes are inherently bad, even those who aren't exactly upset by the results of the changes. Tobibra's comment above is a good example. And a lot of it is probably just because everyone keeps using a loaded word to describe it - censorship is largely not a good thing. It infringes on people's freedom of speech in most cases, and actively discourages individual thought in the worst cases.

Changing some costumes and not localizing a DLC omake beach chapter does neither of those. But everyone knows what "censorship" means, and have heard it used to describe bad things before, so they wind using more often than anything more appropriate and descriptive, like "localization changes."

In other words: It doesn't look as good in a hashtag. Because the people who are upset about it don't necessarily need other people to understand why they're upset about it, they just need other people to be upset about it, too, no matter what, so they can rally them to their cause. However, I think that link Ralizah provided is a far greater kick in Ninty's pants than a bunch of angry emails and blog posts could ever hope to be...

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Re: Unpopular Gaming Opinions

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Rexcalibr wrote:

Fire Emblem fates wasn't as good as Awakening, in my opinion. Awakening had much better characters that I got attached to. Fates just doesn't have that. There is almost too much to do and keep up with. I bought Birthrite and Concquest when the first released and gave up on both of them a long, long time ago.

If it's any consolation, that comment was the first time I've ever heard that anybody preferred Fates over Awakening. At the very least, Metacritics, Famitsu, and a limited circle of fans that I've conversed with outside this forum seem to agree that it's not as good, though most seemed to still enjoy it mechanically, though some had a multitude of complaints even there. I've haven't played it, since as far as I can tell, the whole "three versions, three experiences" thing was a total bust, so I'd be stuck having to pay a lot of money just to get the Revelations version that...probably should've whole game in the first place. (BTW, sorry to everyone I argued with last year about that, since it seems like you guys hit it on the nose...)

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Re: Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE

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SLIGEACH_EIRE wrote:

I've been watching more unboxing videos.

European Song Cards.

Untitled

American Song Cards.

Untitled

To me, the comparison is not even close. One set is miles nicer than the other. The American boxart is far better looking too.

...okay, I spent 60 seconds running my brain trying to figure out which Pretty Cure anime and/or freemium social game those characters were from, before I remembered which thread I was in. I'm definitely still not sold on the character designs. I'm sure it's the art director's fault, unless toi8 brought his z-game, since I've seen how talented he is. It really just doesn't feel like his style, IMO...

...buuut none of it's bad enough to keep me from playing it when it, though. It's a really minor point, but one that gets to me whenever I see new media featuring the characters...which is a lot...

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Re: Fire Emblem Series Discussion

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Socar wrote:

@jump @DarthNocturnal @KO-Cub Still proves my point because FE existed before those games even happened.

I'm pretty sure weapon durability ratings had been experimented in other games before Fire Emblem, and it's not exactly like it was a mechanic dreamed up in a vacuum in the first place. I wouldn't be surprised the early computer RPGs that first utilized it was simply ripping off Advanced Dungeons & Dragons somehow - I can't conform that that, of course, it just sounds like something AD&D would've done, considering how tedious and convoluted the rules apparently were back then. It adds an extra element of realism, especially with sharp weapons like swords and axes, and usually forces the player to explore their surroundings and experiment with different tools and options, since eventually the best tool in their arsenal will become unusable. It's the same with Spell limits and ammunition in other games, too. That's why so many open-world games that have been popular lately utilize them, since it's the easiest way to discourange rushing through the storyline and causing people to miss all the optional parts of the game that you put so much effort into crafting.

I know this conversation's over a week old, but I just had to put that out there.

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