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Yesterday 19:22Dann of ThursdayYeah, sorry about that. I was sort of just posting anything that seemed valuable even if a lot of it overlapped. Caught in the moment and all the news after such a long silence I guess.
He definitely seems to be taking part of the system from Type-0 and simplifying it further apparently and the possibilities that Warp has for battles are definitely intriguing. Especially if there are perhaps different ways to utilize it strategically. I think it's mainly about adjusting to what it's going to be now compared to what we thought it was going to be before. The repetitiveness is definitely one of the biggest risks I think, though that's always been a case with RPGs. I've been trying to maintain a positive outlook as well and aside from the battle system the world and story largely appear unchanged so it could all work out fine provided it comes together. Not to mention that Square can't exactly afford for this to be anything less than a hit I think. True, I think it's just something I need elaborated on more or demonstrated. They're actually going to be doing another stream of Type-0 and presumably the XV demo they showed off on Thursday that'll be expanded off the earlier one since they didn't have as much time before. They'll be releasing an subtitled version as well so hopefully they take the time to reveal more information.
Alright, I'll look for those then.
It makes me a bit worried for that Luminous engine of theirs which takes me back to all the problems Crystal Tools caused last generation as well. I'd hope they'd make sure everything is alright with it in the end since if they released some half-assed version then a lot of people would be quite upset.
That seems a good approach since they really haven't told us a thing about any of the others recently beyond the core group. I'm liking the sound of the demo though since apparently there are areas you can explore with some higher leveled monsters that lead to some items like weapons and such.
Anything is possible and Nomura even did new art for Cloud for it. I did find it funny that the company who made the game, CyberConnect2 (.hack, Asura's Wrath), outright said they'd really like to tackle an HD remake of VII. Their President apparently asked Square's if they were interested in making one and that if the game is successful they should go ahead. He may very well have been teasing given how many people want a remake. Hell, maybe if XV is a success they'll give the project to Tabata if he's interested. He already did a prequel after all.
Yesterday 18:35Dann of ThursdayI'd sort of wonder what you'd do for a sequel since this whole set-up feels like it'd be good for a one shot adventure that also foreshadows things to come in the books. Though at the same time, if it does well I guess it'd be inevitable that they'd go for the franchise potential. I plan to and may put off buying Evil Within or going back to Destiny since I don't see why there'd be any hurry on those. Oh, I don't know anything about that one and probably wouldn't play it anyway. I don't really either generally, but read a bit of the general idea for this one when looking at the battle systems. Yeah, it makes sense from that viewpoint, though I worry they'll do some sort of enhanced edition for the PS4 that the West won't ever see. And my worries regarding the sales are largely more over here than in Japan since the turnover to PS4 has been a bit higher than over there and I'd just like to see the series continue to do well so that they keep bringing the series over. As for PS Now, that seems to be more of a rental service with some rather high price points, though hopefully they perhaps expand it so you can purchase it for keeps to some degree. I think the only other horror game I've done when I think on it is Dead Space, which I never got around to finishing and isn't as intense on the resource management as in this game. You're right in that some guides should pop up soon enough or at least general advice. That aspect does look nice so hopefully the release is fun and engrossing enough. Could be worse I suppose. Or in the guides, though generally those don't go into deep detail as to what you're doing beyond a gain/loss perspective. That definitely sucks and is one of those things that is unfortunately a toss up sometimes with how they do these settings. I wish they'd be more accommodating with things like this. It's something I've been looking into a lot lately, but unfortunately at this time I don't have a set-up to do so. Still, I've had my eye on a capturing device so I may pick one up if funds permit, in which case I'd be happy to since it would be a good game to try it out with. I'll let you know in any case.
I heard somewhere that they actually don't want to do another MMO at this point, which may be wise on their part since I'm not sure if they could duplicate WoW's success.
If they're Let's Plays with commentary that can help too since the players freaking out could make it funny too.
Well, suspense can keep interest going though in some cases it could also be due to them either not knowing where to go with everything or wanting to drag it out if they have no ideas for new projects. Good point. They probably wouldn't be driven to actually do anything unless it was imminent that they were going to all get killed and even then they might just try to run and hide. And at least they generally adhere to that schedule along with there being a number of translators. You mean the Shojo? I know my sisters have complained about that one in regard to releases before.
Yesterday 17:41Dann of ThursdayI'd think it should be able to be translated without too many issues, though I know there was a bit of lead-up in the Aquaman series to this. Yeah, I've read about that as well and was probably one of those links he came up with when trying to tie The Hobbit into what was becoming Lord of the Rings. I've been hearing good word thus far, so I'll have to check it out at some point. I'm curious how far planned the show is. How's Gordon thus far?
Hopefully we get a bit from everyone, though I also imagine we'll end on a lead in to the next match. It was a good way of going about it if also kind of risky in it's own way, but does a good job of showing just how far he can go with these sorts of endeavors. The match, if anything, has probably benefited Souma's skills by placing him in such a situation, which is one of the points of it all I suppose. Indeed, he only went one step ahead thinking that would be enough but underestimated his opponent in the end. Hopefully there's some interaction and not simply her giving some comment before walking away. Her not having a helper definitely opens the door for her to try this on her own, which has a lot of potential for comedy as well. Given how he is I wonder if he'd even stick around to do that sort of thing or do the first lesson and then just off and leaves.
I'm not going to lie, I got very suspicious for a second with CFVY for some reason. I liked the reactions to Zwei like Weiss going all gaga for him and all of Blake's cat-like reactions. Agreed, it's starting to look like we may end this season with them going on this mission perhaps followed by the aftermath. Tournament next time I guess, though for some reason I thought we'd conclude all of it. I feel like the Grim haven't been much in the way of a threat since the early episodes so seeing them come back up may be a good thing though at the same time I wonder if Cinder has some plans to use them. It'd be sort of funny if a bunch of Grim showed up whenever Cinder puts their plan in motion and has to deal with them and the hunters, giving us a three-way fight. They'd be ripe for taking out having just come back exhausted from a hunt if that's the overall plan. And this week to boot, which came up pretty quick. Yes, she doesn't exactly look happy at what's happened so perhaps through that we'll get looks at what happened. She's bringing order to all the chaos and giving stability to all these people. It just might mean we'll see what happens when that goes too far. I sort of wonder if she'll have her own version of the Dai Li or perhaps simply took them in. The potential Naziism comparison is interesting, as are the potential comparisons to the Fire Nation. I also note Bolin seems to be wearing a Metal Clan outfit which makes me wonder where he stands, though I can't really imagine him being "evil". Also not sure what Mako is up to. I think it's a possibility since if she's still got some mental issues it could be interfering with her ability to access the Avatar State.
2014-09-28 08:15Dann of ThursdayWhat she's doing definitely doesn't fit with the kind of thing the Red Lotus seems to go for, which makes me wonder what sort of influence they might have this season in that case. I'm wondering if we'll get any flashbacks on how she became this way. Yeah, I'm getting Sozin vibes off of her as well, though perhaps not quite as crazy.
It's something I've seen in many open world games so it wasn't exactly something I found surprising to hear. I'm wondering what they could even do for a sequel, though that could be very cool potentially. And I've been reading some impressions from people who managed to get the game early that are making the Nemesis system sound very fun in action, with some expressing relish when they finally manage to take down an Orc that has been giving them trouble.
2014-09-25 23:31Dann of ThursdayHey, reviews are starting to come out for Middle Earth and they are largely very positive. One of the weak links appears to be the story though going by some of them with it being a bit disjointed especially near the end, which is a bit disheartening I guess. And some repetitiveness, though I've come to expect that in any open world game.
Yes, mostly more setup but some interesting things talked about like the previous war and some cultural practices that resulted in things like the color themed names. Dog was a surprise too.
Yes, looks like we know the results of course, but I still want to see the win and the reaction from everyone.
Good to hear you're feeling better and hope that stays that way.
2014-09-24 15:13Dann of ThursdaySorry about that.
I think there might have been and I missed it as it does appear you can target with the Warp ability at the least. Apparently you are restricted to only playing as Noctis while you can give the others commands. There's been some indication it might involve a system similar to the gambits of XII, which was a nice feature but the loss is disappointing. Well, the road trip aspect is one of the hold overs from Nomura's version of the game and given everything else we saw in other previews the darker events will probably come from the trip aspect. My sister did express to me the hope we can ram the car into monsters for damage though I don't know the chances of that.
Pretty much all my worries lie in the gameplay department as for the most part the general characters and world seem to be the same. I'm really beginning to think Nomura didn't leave all that willingly but perhaps wasn't able to come up with a workable version of what he wanted to do this time and Tabata did have something, so management went with his version and Nomura moved full time over to KHIII.
Compared to the original PSP it really does look quite good, though you can still tell in some respects that it's an upscale. Glad it won't be that big of a wait either and hopefully they'll have that demo out around the same time, though the early part of next year is looking a tad crowded. Oh, are there videos of the dub? I hadn't seen any so I'll have to take a look.
That was apparently more of a tech demo and not what we'll be getting next year, which apparently will be more what was shown in the trailer with that big field and all.
I don't think you're going to see much in the way of acrobatics as the game isn't an Action RPG anymore. In fact, I'd take a guess that a lot of what we saw last year won't be happening in the final game. The new system Tabata came up with is coming across more like it has active elements to it where there is a button you hold for defensive stances like with the dodging and such and one for attacking. You load a deck of weapons for Noctis and the game's system will automatically choose for you which is the best for the situation, though it's not clear if this is something that can be changed to being manually controlled. Essentially, it seems the game from what they're saying is more about how you approach battles than what inputs you are doing in the middle of them as would be the case in an action game.
One aspect that seems weird to me is that whole camping aspect where if you don't do it regularly enough characters will get fatigued or something. That sounds like it could get irritating if it's done in the wrong way. Also really confused on who exactly this Luna character mentioned is since according to SE is an all new character who looks a lot like Stella. Sister maybe? Interestingly, the room she appears to be in matches one we saw in the E3 trailer.
What we need at this point is simply more information and demonstrations, which will hopefully be happening at Jump Festa and then of course we'll have the demo. I'm trying to remain optimistic, but I've been seeing Tabata make comments that remind me a lot of what was being said with Dragon Age 2 which is ringing alarm bells.
This article has some of that, though he does say some stuff in counter to it as well. http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...latest-saviour
Edit: Seems they're going to do another demonstration of the Type-0 and XV demo from TGS, but with more time to give out information. So hopefully we can get some more clarification.
Also, it seems SE filed a patent for a combat system which seems like it could potentially be the one we're seeing in XV. Here's an overview with some observations if you're interested: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=900371
Some comments regarding KHIII made as well which seem to be indicating that they're having technical difficulty. Nomura's one comment regarding being removed as Director of XV didn't seem too positive either with him merely saying it was the company's decision and that he can't discuss it.
2014-09-24 01:30Dann of ThursdayExactly, something in that vein is always good for basic tutorials and character introduction/building so I hope we get some of that. Well, a lot of games can go pretty fast if you stick strictly to the story, but the system combined with side stuff will probably give this a pretty good length by all accounts. Just another week in any case. It's inevitable at this point as we progress. I'd imagine if we heard anything about such a thing it would likely be next year at the earliest. First expansion is out in December, but I may play a bit more provided I can finish Xillia 2 some time soon. Two? I know there was the one, but I didn't see anything on a second. I think Zestiria looks interesting and they're experimenting with more open worlds and seamless transitions to encounters as well as the new fusion system looking like a pretty neat concept. A bit iffy on the story though it seems like a good enough start and it's great to hear we should see it over here by the summer, though I question how sales will be since it's a PS3 game at a time when a lot of people over here are transitioning over in all likelihood. Particularly since I'm a bit out of practice with this sort of game. That video did clarify it a lot and there are some interesting mechanics linked to the stories such as the whole using experience to buy back your rights as well as the Thorn. It's definitely a take I haven't seen before so I'll definitely keep an eye on it, especially since it'll be releasing soon enough. It'd pretty much have to be to get us to keep moving forward with it rather than choosing to go with someone else. True, they probably aren't the kind of thing to really affect all that much, but things like Carver certainly could. It's the sort of thing to expect nowadays with all the creativity.
Oh, and some interesting news from Blizzard is that they've officially decided to cancel the Titan MMO project. I guess it just wasn't coming together into something fun from their point of view.
It's a practice that has generally worked for me in any case so hopefully it can do the same for you. I imagine they may be responding to any criticisms on the previous fight and are working to make it as grand and fun as possible hopefully.
Indeed, at this point we're due for at least a few answers. I could see that too, but if the situation with the Titans escalates then they'll just start coming across as idiots being far too stubborn for their own good. Yes, I suppose it's shouldn't be too long before we start getting info on the next chapter.
I'll do my best to have the last part up tomorrow. Should hopefully be able to get it up after I get off work.
- "That is why we must embrace carnage. In order to not waste the blood that has already been shed, we have no choice but to shed even more."- Lelouch Vi Britannia
- "That is why we must embrace carnage. In order to not waste the blood that has already been shed, we have no choice but to shed even more."- Lelouch Vi Britannia
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