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  • Dead or Alive Facebook page says Xtreme 3 won't head west

  • FabricatedLunatic 26/11/2015


    That's why I think it's by far more likely that it was a cost based decision. That releasing over here would not generate the sales necessary to make it worthwhile. So a Japan only release benefits them rather than making a loss over here in the west.
    And yet Atelier Escha & Logy Plus, an enhanced port of a two year-old niche PS3 RPG for VITA, is getting a limited edition physical release from Koei-Tecmo in January. If anyone thinks that will be more financially viable than a T&A spinoff of the company's biggest property, well, I don't know what to think or say or do.

    Some people have their viewpoint and no amount of logic and reasoning will get them to change it. Pointless.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015


    If DoAX2 sold 250k copies (not sure where this number comes from but I've seen it bandied about) as an Xbox 360 exclusive released a year into the console's lifespan, I find it difficult to believe that it wouldn't sell more on PS4 and Vita. And if it sells even 250k copies then I imagine that would be a considerably higher number than the Atelier and Musou titles K-T do localise for the West.


    K-T gave a vaguely worded response to a direct question on their Facebook page. Doesn't really seem like much of a cynical marketing ploy.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015


    K-T haven't outright stated the reason that DoAX isn't being released outside Asia. They implied it was due to the current climate regarding how women are portrayed in games when specfically asked if that was the case. It's not as though they've actively been trying to generate controversy.

    I don't think there would a be a shitstorm if the game was released in the West but, as far as their reasoning goes, K-T not wanting to be caught up in the sort of shitstorm that engulfed Dragon's Crown is all we have to go on and the only thing that seems plausible to me.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015

    Koei Tecmo release every Atelier title in the West. Even the Plus versions on Vita. And they have vastly more text to localise than the DoAX games. If any of them have sold anywhere near 250k I would be astonished. It makes no sense that their decision would have anything to do with sales. Reply +6
  • Gauntlet and King's Quest are your PS4 PS Plus December games

  • FabricatedLunatic 25/11/2015

    I was waiting for Gauntlet to go on sale so I'm happy with that.

    Freedom Wars is a nice surprise as well.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider review

  • FabricatedLunatic 09/11/2015


    /Waits for the inevitable Uncharted 4 Essential
    Maybe it'll be a better game. MAYBE not everything EG does is a grand conspiracy against Xbox. You know, the console whose Forza and Halo received "Recommeded" awards and Rare Replay an "Essential" in just the last few months.

    Some people in this thread don't seem to have any awareness of how mental they sound. Also, Metacritic is bollocks.
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  • Watch: Street Fighter 5's new tutorial stars young Ryu and Ken

  • FabricatedLunatic 05/11/2015

    Hopefully Capcom have taken a cue from Arc System Works, whose excellent Guilty Gear Xrd tutorial covers (and has the player perform) option selects, hit confirming, and various other fundamentals. It's never made sense to me that fighters don't even explain these things. Reply +6
  • Nintendo censors skimpy Xenoblade Chronicles X costumes in West - report

  • FabricatedLunatic 02/11/2015


    I'd be interested to hear about things that appear in Western games that don't fly in other parts of the world. What do they look at in our games that makes them go "Ew, how do they accept this?"
    The Japanese version of Until Dawn replaces a character's death scene with a black screen. Just... a black screen. I'm not sure why when Japanese cinema can be extremely violent but perhaps graphic violence is less permissable in games for whatever reason.

    As for the Xenoblade costume, it's hard to argue that the replacement isn't a massive improvement, but I'm sure the original is no worse than what's been left in Japanese games from other publishers, and none of those have caused any palava. But it's not difficult to see why Nintendo, the company that censored Tharja's bikini-clad hindquarters in the US version of Fire Emblem, found the costume problematic, and I don't have a problem with this particular decision.
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  • Massive PS4 sales continue

  • FabricatedLunatic 29/10/2015

    If mocking people who come into a PS4 sales thread to proclaim that they have no interest in the PS4 and don't understand why anyone else does either makes me "worse" than those people, well, then I'm a terrible person. You got me.

    I'm just tired of venturing into PS4 comments threads and seeing the same old bollocks trotted out by the same old posters.
    Reply +11
  • FabricatedLunatic 29/10/2015

    Best thing about these sales threads is the bafflement of certain X1 owners as they search for meaning in these sales figures. WHY DOESN'T EVERYONE LIKE THE SAME GAMES AS MEEEEEE.

    Life just ain't fair.
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  • Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water review

  • FabricatedLunatic 28/10/2015

    one of Maiden of Black Water's other problems is that it simply doesn't trust you. It doesn't trust you not to die and throws a near-limitless supply of healing items your way, thus destroying any sense of dread or urgency. It doesn't trust you to see or find anything important for yourself, so once you get close enough to a key item you'll be transported immediately to it and it'll automatically be picked up and scrutinised.
    This doesn't sound like the "old-school" survival horror people seem to think the game is. If anything the problem with the game is that it's caught between that "old-school" mentality (controls) and making concessions to gamers used to more modern examples of the genre.

    Not only with the abundant healing items and handholding but the smaller environments (that the player is sent back to over and over) with minimal scope for exploration, the lack of puzzles, and also the more frequent combat that presumably fills the void left by the absence of exploration and puzzle solving.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 27/10/2015

    I was looking forward to this, being a big fan of the first two games, but I keep reading the same complaints in all of the middling and negative reviews, incuding this one: too much repetition, too much combat, too little exploration/too few puzzles, poor controls. Metro GameCentral's 4/10 review went up this morning, again with the same complaints.

    At some point I'll play it but not at 50 for the LE/35 for digital.
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  • Uncharted 4's multiplayer will be 60fps

  • FabricatedLunatic 28/10/2015

    I wonder if the people accusing EG/DF of bias realise how ridiculously paranoid they sound, and that by doing so they're only betraying their own bias. Surely nobody can be that dense but, well, fanboys. Their brains seems to function somewhat differently to everyone else's. Reply -1
  • Looks like Driveclub Bikes for PS4 is a thing

  • FabricatedLunatic 27/10/2015

    Bikes will be a welcome addition but what I really want is a rally add-on similar to Forza Horizon's, especially given how good Evolution's PS2 WRC games were.

    And a new Motorstorm of course.
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  • Project Zero: Maiden of Black Water removes skimpy costumes

  • FabricatedLunatic 21/10/2015

    In an ideal world developers wouldn't feel the need to include this type of additional content in games where it doesn't really belong. But Project Zero 5 has these swimsuits and by removing them Nintendo have created far more of a fuss than there would have been had they left them alone. People seem to be especially irked that a swimsuit was replaced with a less revealing outfit in one particular cutscene where the intention was for the character wearing it to be portrayed as vulnerable and exploited in an apparent critique of Japanese idol culture.

    Allowing the player to dress the character in question in said costume after finishing the game does kind of undermine that message, though.

    Personally I'm more concerned with the rather lukewarm reception the game has received. There are several reviews from long-time fans of the series that all mention the same problems with excessive repetition/backtracking (exacerbated by the switch a mission-based structure), more confined environments, and too much combat.
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  • Persona 5 delayed to summer 2016

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/09/2015

    I don't think anyone genuinely believed P5 would be out this year, but I was expecting it to arrive maybe next spring. Summer could be as late as September in Japan and possibly months later in the West.

    Oh well. At least this way I should have just about enough time to finish Xenoblade Chronicles X first. There's also Trails of Cold Steel, Tales of Zestria, Bravely Second, Fire Emblem if, and probably plenty more to keep JRPG fans from self-harming in the meantime.
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  • Tearaway Unfolded review

  • FabricatedLunatic 07/09/2015

    Tearaway might have been my favourite game of 2013. It's a wonderful platformer and the way it utiltizes the Vita's touch screens in particular is - no hyperbole - ingenious.

    I can't imagine it'll be quite as amazing without that but I shall be getting the PS4 version to see what MM have done with the DS4.
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  • Club Nintendo signs off with Goodbye Coin

  • FabricatedLunatic 02/09/2015

    I got the Yoshi plushie from Club Nintendo earlier this year (or was it last year?). With that, all was forgiven. Reply +1
  • Until Dawn review

  • FabricatedLunatic 27/08/2015

    I thought opinions on Until Dawn would be more divisive given how contentous "interactive movie" games tend to be, but it seems almost universally appreciated if not unconditionally loved. As a fan of Heavy Rain - flawed as it was - I can't see myself not enjoying Until Dawn.

    Are you referring to the "Until Dawn is an experiment, and sometimes it doesn't work" line of the review? Well shit. Sometimes a game that tries to do something different gets a few things wrong but is nonetheless a worthwhile experience. I'm sure you'll enjoy the very tried and very tested pew pew and vroom vroom your console of choice will be playing host to this year.
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  • Yakuza 5's Western release will include all Japanese DLC

  • FabricatedLunatic 26/08/2015

    Given how previous games in the series have consistently failed to meet Sega's sales expectations, we're fortunate to be getting the game at all, as we were fortunate to get every game in the series after Yakuza tanked. I understand the only reason we ARE getting Y5 is because Sony stepped in to do the localisation.

    It's not going to be 60. How true this is I don't know, but yesterday I read on NeoGAF that it's going to be 40 (which probably means 35) with a 15% pre-order discount. That seems fair enough to me. As a huge fan of the series I don't care how I get it, as long as I get it.
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  • Earth Defence Force for PS4 and Vita confirmed for Europe

  • FabricatedLunatic 25/08/2015

    I bought this on PS3 but the framerate and loading times made me want to cry. Hopefully the PS4 version addresses those issues. Reply +1
  • Uncharted: the Nathan Drake Collection is more than just a remaster

  • FabricatedLunatic 23/08/2015

    So your response to accusing someone of making a homophobic remark with no justification whatsoever is not to apologise or explain but to act smarmy, superior, and type nonsensical gibberish.

    What a complete and utter bellend.
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  • After five years of Xbox exclusivity, Call of Duty switches to PlayStation

  • FabricatedLunatic 14/08/2015

    It is not irregular for PSN to go down multiple times in a single week.
    In my experience, this is simply not true. I don't remember the last time PSN went down, never mind for an extended period of time, and - sad fuck that I am - I'm on every evening.

    PirateRoberts also makes a good point about the number of players using the service at any one time.

    xbox fanboys can be as bad yes that's true, but from experience ps4 fanboys take it a step to far.
    Xbox fanboy in "PS4 fanboys are worse" SHOCKA.
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  • Rise of the Tomb Raider hits PS4 "holiday 2016"

  • FabricatedLunatic 23/07/2015


    I didn't even mention Microsoft.

    Publishers agreeing deals for timed exclusivity is shenanigans, whichever publisheres are doing it.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 23/07/2015

    I was hoping the exclusivity period would be shorter as I'd like to play the game (the reboot was decent) but won't be paying anywhere near full price for it after the shenanigans that went on. Looks as though I'll be waiting until well into 2017, then. Reply +3
  • Uncharted 4 pushes PS4 tech to the next level

  • FabricatedLunatic 18/07/2015

    frazzl disingenously claiming to be some kind of impartial voice of reason is honestly worse than all the trolling that goes on here. Just... ughhh. Reply +7
  • FabricatedLunatic 17/07/2015


    I'd like to point that the worst thing anyone said to the poster in question before he stamped his feet and stormed off was "you're nuts", and not in an aggressive way. That's the extent of the "bullying" that apparently went on. If someone finds that offensive in response to obvious flamebait then perhaps they should retire from the internet.

    Anyway, mission accomplished. He made sure half the posts in the forum were about him (LOOK AT MEEEE) and a game unrelated to the one written about in the article.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 16/07/2015


    Why does everyone feel the need to gang up and bully people who hold a different opinion?
    Wat. No-one bullied anyone. A poster known for making deliberately inflammatory comments made a deliberately inflammatory comment and got called out on it - fairly I might add - and then played the victim card/threw his toys out of the pram. There was absolutely nothing to moderate.
    Reply +18
  • Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess review

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/07/2015

    Wow, Eurogamer reviewing a niche Japanese game.

    There's a PS4 demo on the store if anyone's interested.
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  • Nier is the rare game that gets better with age

  • FabricatedLunatic 28/06/2015

    At its best Nier was an incredible, moving experience. And that music. But I seem to recall the few dungeons being reused a bit too much, and that took the shine off the overall package for me.

    Oh, and is there anyone who DIDN'T try to fish in the wrong place?
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  • These are the most requested Xbox 360 games for backwards compatibility

  • FabricatedLunatic 19/06/2015

    Tales of Vesperia plz. That, Outrun, and Mark of the Ninja are the only reasons my 360 is still loitering about the place. Reply +5
  • Shenmue 3 sets Guinness World Record for quickest video game crowdfunding

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/06/2015

    Haha, I always knew Dizzy was a spurned SEGA/Dreamcast fanboy. The 10+ years of shitposting in countless comment threads relating to anything that so much as mentions Sony was a bit of a giveaway. Reply +6
  • The Last Guardian emerges from hibernation, unchanged

  • FabricatedLunatic 17/06/2015


    A quick look through his post history reveals this particular plonker's agenda. I wouldn't bother engaging with it.
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  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake is real

  • FabricatedLunatic 16/06/2015


    That original game with the blocky character models, no voices, and 2D backgrounds is still going to be there. If the remake turns out to be not to your taste, there's always the option of ignoring it and replaying the PS1 version or whatever.

    It's not as though Advent Children or any of the other derivative shite has made the original any less chersihed.
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  • Tales of Zestiria to get Western release this October

  • FabricatedLunatic 12/06/2015


    Nah, not just you. Vesperia is the high point of the franchise as far as I'm concerned. It's a beautiful looking game (more so than the subsequent PS3 iterations) and has one of the best, most unique lead characters in a JRPG.

    I'm still getting this, though.
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  • Could this be the last year 'For the Players' is enough for PlayStation?

  • FabricatedLunatic 12/06/2015


    You'd think people posting on a gaming site would be more open-minded about the kind of games that they play than the FIFA/CoD-obsessed general public, but no. If it's not a AAA blockbuster - preferably the 5th/6th/7th installment of a franchise - it may as well not exist. Games released outside of the October-December window apparently don't count either. But, let's face it, it's not like they have any other drums to bang.

    I don't have enough time to play everything I want on PS4 and Vita - another console that suppossdly has no games.
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  • PlayStation Store reveals Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection

  • FabricatedLunatic 04/06/2015


    I'm especially looking forward to replaying the first one, this time (hopefully) without the tearing and general shonkiness.
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  • The best Vita games

  • FabricatedLunatic 24/05/2015

    I'd add the Danganronpa games and Ys: Memories of Celceta to the list. Tales of Hearts R is a decent RPG as well. Reply +32
  • MGS5's seedy Quiet figure has squeezable boobs

  • FabricatedLunatic 11/05/2015


    Nice attempt to shut down all discussion with your "leave Japan based commentators[sic] to those of us that actually understand it, eh?" bullshit. I suppose I should disregard the views of the many foreigners in Japan, including women, who upload vlogs and seem to be having a great time - not least because they feel a lot safer in Japan than they do in their home countries. But only your opinion counts, right?

    Maybe you should leave that awful xenophobic, racist, and misogynistic place and come to, say, England, where there were 22,000 reported rapes last year. I wonder how many of the perpetrators own figures with squishy tits.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 11/05/2015

    Good on Japan for not giving a fuck. It's good to know there's at least one country still catering to shameless but ultimately harmless perverts like me.

    Now where did I put that anime hug pillow...
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  • Xbox sales decreased 20 per cent year-over-year in Q1

  • FabricatedLunatic 24/04/2015


    No. I am implying that some of the people laughing at the X1 now were fervently trumping up the PS3 back in 07/08. And it does matter because it makes their bullshit now hypocritical.
    Let's assume (unless you have some factual basis for your implcation) that's the case. Is it not equally plausible that the people lauging at the PS3 in 07/08 are now fervently trumping up the X1? Yet for some reason you attack only one set of hypothetical fanboys. STRANGE, THAT.
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  • Face-Off: Resident Evil Revelations 2

  • FabricatedLunatic 25/02/2015


    No. Common sense.
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  • Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches with plenty of issues

  • FabricatedLunatic 21/02/2015

    I see the article has yet to be updated with a statement from SCEE. What a surprise.

    I love my PS4 but I dearly hope nothing goes wrong with it as that would mean having to deal with the shower of uselessness that is PlayStation Support. A friend of mine phoned their CS number and over two seperate calls spent over two hours on hold. Absolutley shocking. As for email, forget it.
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  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • FabricatedLunatic 30/01/2015

    Sega should have waited until Yakuza 5 was closer to release before allowing Yakuza 4 to go up on PS+. Unless its release is closer than we think (plz Sega)...

    Good month, though I've already played Y4 and Transistor. That leaves Apotheon and Rogue Legacy, both of which I know absolutely nothing about.
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  • The most exciting games of 2015

  • FabricatedLunatic 06/01/2015

    2015 looks set to be the year of the JRPG - provided, that is, all the games lined up to land actually arrive on time
    Indeed. If we're lucky XSEED might even get Trials in the Sky: Second Chapter out the door this year. I'm looking forward to that even more than Bloodborne and Witcher 3.
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  • Reader's top 50 games of 2014

  • FabricatedLunatic 02/01/2015


    Yeah, man, total horse shit. I mean, Driveclub was better than FH2 BEFORE the weather.
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  • FabricatedLunatic 02/01/2015

    My personal game of the year would be Rune Factory 4. I'm not surprised it didn't make the list seeing a) as it was only farted out into the e-shop last month, and b) nobody likes Rune Factory for some strange reason. Anyone with a neglected 3DS should give it a go.

    Rest of my top five, seeing as I forgot to vote: Danganronpa, Driveclub, MK8, Dark Souls II.
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  • Suikoden and Suikoden 2 re-release on PS3 January 2015

  • FabricatedLunatic 08/12/2014

    Suikoden II is one of the best RPGs ever made. This is good news. Reply +13
  • Yakuza 5 heads to Europe and North America in 2015

  • FabricatedLunatic 08/12/2014


    I doubt it'll be 50 but if I were to pay that for any game, it'd be Yakuza. The amount of content in these games is mindblowing.
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  • Rune Factory 4 to release in Europe after all

  • FabricatedLunatic 04/12/2014

    Digital-only is not ideal, but it's better than nothing - and for a long time it looked as though Europe was going to get nothing. I imported a 3DS primarily to play RF4 and, for what it's worth, think the game is worth every penny of that 25. Reply +4