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  • This War of Mine: The Little Ones review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 29/01/2016

    @CaptainKid Added content I gather (mainly the children)

    Looking at the retail boxes today I did spot that for some reason the PS4 version has a bonus "daytime area, the mansion". Seeks an odd type of game for exclusivity shenanigans...
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  • Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Resident Evil Zero HD Remaster

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/01/2016

    @adampoole The Wii was an upgraded Gamecube (often estimated at about 1.5x the power IIRC). Basically higher clocked versions of the same hardware. REmake and Zero were just straight ports to it (although widescreen may have been offered, I didn't buy the Wii versions as I have the GC originals). Reply 0
  • Shenmue 3 PayPal backers denied Kickstarter-exclusive reward options "as originally promised"

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/01/2016

    @OneClassyBloke I also voted yes as I don't see any reason not to keep stuff open for all prerelease backers. A lot of other Kickstarters had the oppoaite response where they had backer campaigns to make nothing 'ingame' exclusive as it benefits nobody. Prime example beung the International Calling Card you mentioned. I couldn't afford that tier at the time so passed assuming I could upgrade later but looking at the tiers it seems that even as an original backer I cannot. I thought that tier was a bit cynical though ($20 more than previous IIRC). That sort of tier costs YSNet nothing unlike the popular physical tier (which I went for) Reply +1
  • Assassin's Creed Syndicate: Jack the Ripper DLC review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/12/2015

    @riz23 B&M are my current source for Fry's Peppermint Creams. Not really seen them anywhere else... Reply 0
  • Bandai Namco reveals new God Eater, Tales, and JoJo games heading west

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/12/2015

    I see Namco is following in Squenix's footsteps with Berseria and skipping the PS3 release, assumedly because Zestiria PS3 sales were low (at least they vothered with that one unlike Squenix with DQ Heroes). You would think they would at least do a digital release which would be easy for them and support the stragglers.

    Personally already upgraded to a PS4 and enjoyed Zestiria so glad to see Berseria confirmed even though Tales games now seem likely instead of unlikely releases in the west. Should be the last crossformat Tales title before they move to PS4 as lead format. Nice to see them sticking with PC too despite being happy enough with the PS4 version of Zestiria.
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  • Unsung games of 2015: Code Name: STEAM

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 21/12/2015

    @gintoki Where did the demo tell you that? On the eshop? I have a US 3DS so I got the US demo and don't recall such a message (which was false as it works on all 3DS systems, only difference with New 3DS is cstick option for camera and that when patched you can speed up enemy turns by another factor IIRC)

    I was interested in this from the start because it was Intelligent Systems and turn based even thougb I wasn't the biggest fan of the art style (and have less nostalgia for the era and region of comics it was apung). The demo sold it to me immediately. Tuen based, a slightly different more XCOMmy take on the genre. Even the art style worked better han I thought with its story. Oddly, it seems, I never minded the enemy turn lengths at all. You got glimpses of what was happening which felt like part of the strategy and it was a damn sight faster than XCOM could be on some older systems. I preordered the game and didn't regret it, even though you could tell how low the sales were by it being a first party Nintendo release that got heavily reduced quickly. I admit I didn't play as far through the campaign as I planned before distractions led me to other games but I enjoyed every moment of what I did. Little things like the in missiom save system kept you on your toes and despite the patch I never felt the urge to switch on the 'speed' mode as turn speed seemed just fine. I even got the Amiibos for it but haven't tried them yet (and be ause they are some of the rare Fire Emblem merchandise we received in the west) as I didn't have the New 3DS, but my wife has the NFC reader from Happy Home Designer so may try them soon.

    Overall, unless the design become a lot worse later in the campaign, I though this was a strong turn based strategy title in the vein of XCOM's combat missions with an interesting range of characters and abilities and a visual style and setting that gree kn me more than I expected. That it did so badly wasn't unexpected but it was a shame that we are now less likely to see IS get to do something they want to do rather than more sequels (not that I would complain about a new Wars title).
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  • Yakuza 5 review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @bigtechno I think 3 was the only game with them cut (along with a range of other stuff they though the west wouldn't care about, they learned from that). 2 and 4 still had them (I finished them on 4 but didn't bother on 2 as I thought they'd be more time consuming than they actually are.

    @sicho I heard the 1&2HD were quick and dirty upscales but it should have been very easy, especially as a digital only title, with the translations already existing and no new content (would have been nice to get the undubbed Y1 too). Kiwami (new remake of Y1 for PS3/4) should hopefully be an easier localisation than most unless the script is vastly different, as long as 0 sells reasonably.

    I don't think we will see the historical spinoffs (especially Kenzan as a PS3 launch title) unless there are some amazing sales for 0 onwards, and then we will still be 18 months or more behind with mainline games like Kiwami and 6 to catch up with.
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @chaves Yes. Only the first PS2 Yakuza has a dub. All the other localised titles are subtitled Japanese only and I imagine they will stick with that going forwards too. Reply +4
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @markandrewroberts1 People wanted this localised years ago but due to poor sales of Yakuza Dead Souls Sega decided to stop localising the series. There were years of fan campaigns which IIRC culminated in votes for what a Sony team would localise next with this being chosen.

    People were happy it was finally getting released in English (if a bit less happy that they went digital only). It seems US preorders or some other factor were enough to confirm a localisation of Yakuza 0 for PS4 (although I don't see why they couldn't do a digital only PS3 release for the dualformat game as the localisation will be identical) with a physical release (bonus for Sega with 0 being a prequel you don't need prior knowledge of earlier games).

    People still wanted 5 despite age because it is a continuous story and they didn't want to miss out on it. 0 is the first mainline PS4 release so a sensible starting point (although I always thought a quick localisation of Ishin the Meiji era spinoff might have sold well during the time when the PS4 had few exclusives worth mentioning).

    Edit - paragraphs...
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/12/2015

    @I_Am_CatButler Sadly in the west we won't be getting the PS3 version of Star Ocean as SquareEnix seem to be skipping those for localisation (they did it with Dragon Quest Heroes too).

    One of the reasons I finally got a PS4... (but kept the PS3 of course)
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  • About that System Shock 3 tease...

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/12/2015

    With some funding would this not be possible in the same way InXile has dealt with its projects. One project moves into full development and all the preproduction staff start on the next. Kickstarter seems a possibility and managing without excessive overstaffing seems a possibility too with he way development seems to work. Reply 0
  • Yakuza 5 launches on PlayStation 3 next week

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 07/12/2015

    @Hellotherenow When I say translate I mean only subtitles. The fact that I mention happily playing the games in full Japanese should imply that I do not want dubs ;) It is obvious that the Yakuza series is unlikely to get another dub like the first as the costs would be way too high for the niche series they can barely he bothered to sub(and release physically or even announce for Europe in the case of 0)

    Usually if given a choice I choose the original language track in games but can deal in the ones that don't (such as most ShinMegaTen stuff).
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  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 05/12/2015

    To be honest if they are translating for the US I cannot see any reason we wouldn't get it too (the Takuza games were Enish subs only IIRC) and as said region free. Hopefully, being on PS4, we will get a physical release as I am still vainly holding out hope for an Asian English physical release of 5 (if not I will likely get the downloadable one to play a bit easier than my Japanese copy). I had a feeling 0 moght get announced as another PS4 exclusive (I only got the PS3 version in Japanese so hoped we'd get it). Although you would think for the few people who want it a digital only PS3 version would coat nothing. (Then again you could say for all the Squenix stuff they're skipping the English PS3 versions too like DQ Heroes and Star Ocean 5).

    Either way more Yakuza is always good. And 0 doesn't require the backstory so works well as a standalone title too. Might bode well for keeping up with the mainline series anyway if yhey sell okay.
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  • New Danganronpa V3 debuts first gameplay trailer

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/12/2015

    Not convinced by the anime only ending to the Hope's Peak story. Didn't mind reading the novels etc for extra sidestuff but they I feel they should have tried to finish the story in game form but I assume this is so they can have a fresh start on PS4... Reply 0
  • Total War: Warhammer developer "disheartened" by pre-order DLC reaction

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/12/2015

    Oddly this is the sort of preorder DLC I don't mind too much as day 1 editions are usually around for a while anyway so you can wait for reviews and at least unlike some of the Napoleon DLC it is available to buy too from day 1, not held back because of the (Imperial?) edition. Total War DLC usually gets big sales discounts quite fast anyway.

    And nowhere near as bad as things like Until Dawn in which you cannot even buy the DLC if you didn't buy the 'Extended Edition' several months later.

    It is obvious they do this to try and sell more full-price copies rather than people waiting for sales. Revenue ultimately gives them more cash to keep making future games so is a good thing. I imagine if all copies were 75%off Steam sales the series would have been put to pasture by now. And this time there is a license to pay for too. I am another who won't preorder this but as people say if you wait the game and DLC will be cheaper than the preorder anyway. At least they don't have the console preowned market to give hem more reasons to split things into DLC chunks.
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  • Japanese shmup Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours is coming to PS4 and Vita next week

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/12/2015

    @bobbycuckoo There was Tactics sequel too (Operation Bitter Chocolate) but it never got translated. Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 02/12/2015

    The only physical version as far as I am aware is the Japanese Vita version which I am tempted by but the PS4 version has the full 4 player support (only ever played the cabinet solo so no idea how well it works). The pricing is higher than I expected which I assume is the consequence of an almost simultaneous release date with Japan where it is normal to pay full price for shmups. Personally I'd happily pay it for the disc but for digital I will have to wait a while for a drop. With most of the full-price shmups getting budget releases in the west I think this is going to have very poor sales sadly as the genre has been heavily devalued but again I will not pay high prices for digital releases. Reply 0
  • Telltale's Game of Thrones: Season One review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/11/2015

    Worth noting is that the retail releases forboth PS and XB formats are incomplete according to their packaging. Only ep1 on disc for XB and 1-5 for PS with the rest being DLC. Xmas greed I suspect... Reply 0
  • Sega unveils a new Valkyria Chronicles, and a remaster of the original

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/11/2015

    @Damn_Skippy Don't change the maps and keep the design the same as the originals and just upgrade the visuals? To be fair I haven't tried out VC2 yet despite having in on UMD and digitally on Vita (no trickery needed now, it is listed as compatible these days (or was when I got it on sale last year)) Reply 0
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/11/2015

    @Damn_Skippy They potentially could do a double pack like the PSP God of War games. Even if it is designed for handheld it could work on the big screen. The risk would be releasing it before the new game and people thinking it is going to be more basic than it is. Final Fantasy Type 0 is another example of a handheld game ported to newer consoles, albeit a much more well known series. Reply 0
  • Now there's a special edition gold Mega Man Amiibo

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/11/2015

    I just want the cartridge ;) Thankfully I have a US 3DS. If it isn't much more and easily available I wouldn't object to the special edition. Reply +1
  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 17/11/2015

    Well its nice to see a physical version of Legacy Collection unlike the currently released versions. Not too sure how the gold Amiibos would look in the flesh either... Reply +1
  • Chaos Reborn review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 10/11/2015

    I haven't played for 6 monts either (dead PC) but I assume lawandchaos (IIRC it was a url but it used to be advertised in game so easily checked) is still up for organised tournaments and matches. That's where I usually hung around with the odd random game at quiet times. Very welcoming community back then which hopefully hasn't changed. I enjoyed the game back then (I think I stopped just after they added vampires) so need to get things sorted and get back to it. I never did try single player stuff though, preferring to learn through normal play (unlike a few friends who bought it early and sulked that they had no single player to practice on so would never play multiplayer with me).

    Always happy to support a Gollop game though.
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  • Rich Stanton on: From Billions to Bedrooms

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/10/2015

    @Trowel With the writer being a Spectrum gamer chances are he used the keyboard rather than waggled his joystick ;) I had a joystick for mine but still tended to use keys (even for joystick only games using the wonderful cobtrols of 6,7,8,9 and 0 as a substitute)

    I do remember the 'joys' of the R-Tape Loading Errors... I think the C64 and COC owners with their builtin or custom tapedecks got off easy with that one...

    May have to investigate the documentary in the article too.
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  • Zelda fans have a bone to pick with Nintendo over doge meme

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/10/2015

    @shehzaanshazabdulla Nintendo have done more British localisations than most to be fair. I remember the Final Fantasy Advance titles being changed a lot from the American version (not just the spelling differences) as an example Reply +1
  • Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer sells 2m copies

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/10/2015

    @MccyMcFlinn It is unlikely but they could always try and use the actual chips as a secondary cpu for running the OS or background tasks (similar to the GBA with the Z80, although that was a much simpler trnasition) Reply +1
  • A Beginner's Guide to the world of Fallout

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/10/2015

    The changes to VATS concern me. As well as the usual Bethesda bugginess on new platforms (albeit ones with similar tech to each other and a bit more RAM to leak into...)

    I will be waiting a while I think or replay FO1 ;)
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  • When Halo went back to its RTS roots

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 18/10/2015

    I thought the line about HW being their first sci-fi RTS a little odd. Didn't they do Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds before this? Reply 0
  • Where can Metal Gear go from here?

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/10/2015

    @dimasok There were 3 Persona games without social links before P3 introduced them. They weren't quite as popular as later games but were still decent for the time (ignoring localisation screwups) Reply 0
  • 3DS game returns to eShop after homebrew exploit fixed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/10/2015

    I installed the Youtube version(missed downloading Iron Brigade in time) as I grabbed a cheap Theatrhythm Dragon Quest. Nice to have import capability. Only problem now is that I dare not update my system in case it gets patched out so I am missing out on the eshop, demos (Triforce Heroes demo out now in US) and potentially future games...

    I hate region protection and Nintendo really need to get rid of it as most people will only import stuff which isn't available in their region (or ridiculously overlriced in their region I suppose).
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  • Dragon Age Inquisition: Game of the Year edition requires you to download all DLC

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25/09/2015

    I usually assume most GOTY editions are DLC codes these days (sadly). Sony did the same with Last of Us too. It did mean I was very pleasantly surprised with Shadows of Mordor being on disc. I could understand the reluctance with the old Bethesda style where you had a data disc you could install on all of your friends' machines but making it an all in one package sorts that so penny pinching by avoiding a disc repressing and avoiding the 2nd hand problem Reply -3
  • Earth Defence Force for PS4 and Vita confirmed for Europe

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 25/08/2015

    As I have been waiting nicely for a local release of EDF 2 rather than importing we now need a confirmation of a physical release and a price... Reply 0
  • Digital Foundry vs ultra-wide 21:9 PC gaming

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 23/08/2015

    Just in time for the PC DariusBurst announcement? ;) Reply +4
  • Dariusburst Another Chronicle is still the ultimate trip

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 19/07/2015

    Sadly, although I had access to one of these machines on daytrips to Gwangju (South Korea) I never had the time to play it enough to get really far or a chance to play multiplayer. I don't think it was popular enough with the local players so didn't last too long. Most Korean arcades seem to be music and fighting game based with odd Korean or Psikyo shmup if you're lucky.

    It was still a cool game though. Sadl
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  • Godzilla review

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/07/2015

    There was a demo for the PS3( I don't have a PS4 to check for that one) for this on Japanese PSN a few weeks ago so it should still be up if you are curious. Reply +1
  • New PS4 hardware is more efficient with less fan noise

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 06/07/2015

    @Sicho 1999 with the first Japanese releases of the Dreamcast IIRC... Reply +4
  • Play all Total War games free on Steam this weekend

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 26/06/2015

    @frightlever They fixed Shogun? I always remember that being a pain to run on modern systems (and some bizarre issues at the time of release too with my system). I will have to see if it is possible to run my original copy these days as I always had a soft spot for the first game. Reply 0
  • Star Ocean: Integrity and Faithlessness heads west in 2016

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 16/06/2015

    Oh lovely. More of Square Enix only bothering releasing the PS4 version of dual format releases (along with Dragon Quest Heroes). I know the PS4 has sold (surprisingly) well but surely the PS3 versions would still sell as well (and require no extra localisation costs).
    Trying to force more to the next gen when the software will already exist on both formats in Japan.
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  • Telltale's Jurassic Park would have been a great film, but it was a poor game.

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 14/06/2015

    @Old_Books I eventually got the game on a big sale for the same reasons. It was clunky and it did have issues but overall I am glad I got it and played it. I enjoyed the story and the QTEs although annoying (stricter than subsequent games IIRC) were quicly repeatable on a fail (IIRC as it has been a while). If you like JP and have a bit of patience frab it on a 75%+ off sale and give it a try. Reply +3
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection brings original six titles to modern platforms

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/06/2015

    @HerrDirector and 9 and 10 to round it off... Reply +11
  • GOG Summer Sale 2015 kicks off with Witcher 3 discount

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 03/06/2015

    @andrewsqual Reply +1
  • We need to talk about emulation

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 31/05/2015

    Even companies like GOG (which I am a big supporter of with hundreds of purchased games) have flaws such as the copyright problems with Amiga emulation (the requisite Kickstarter roms I assume) meaning that despite nice bo us of Wings having the original Amiga version other titles which were much better on that system (case in point, anything by Team 17). I suppose there is an argument that they could end up with ties that were better on Apple/Mac too but I never owned one to really name many (original Prince of Persia?). It would be nice to see more formats available for some of these games.

    As for DVDs/TV/movie there are plenty of examples of things that never get releases at all or in limited numbers and never rereleased. One example for me was the BBC 3 part documentary series Feasts, where I wanted to see the Japan episode as I was present during their filming, which never got released physically and only got repeated about twice on iPlayer (managed to miss both). My wife also wanted the 2000 acres of Skye DVD but it started off overpriced and promptly disappeared to become even more overpriced. So the problem does exist in the other media too although it is generally a better situation.
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  • Lego Jurassic World platform-specific pre-order DLC revealed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 29/05/2015

    They also have a limited edition pack with a mini legoset (not just the usual minifig)at Game on all formats except handhelds AND the WiiU (which is the only versions I bother getting my son as the offscreen co-op is much easier than the dynamic splitscreen with the way he plays, therefore he can wait for a sale ;) Reply +2
  • PlayStation digital refund policy in spotlight on BBC's Watchdog tonight

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 28/05/2015

    PSN is terrible with tiny usability dates on digital codes for full titles etc (which should not expire in the lifetime of the console's version of PSN (I don't know if other manufacturers do this but I have been after a reactivation of a code for a cheap game for almost a year)) Reply +6
  • Shadowrun: Hong Kong screenshots and trailer revealed

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 22/05/2015

    @Sousuke_Sagara Shadowrun Returns is small, less than 10 hours. Pretty linear and simplistic but a good primer. Dragonfall is bigger at over 20 hours to do all sidequests in 'one way' but still not the worst time offender in RPGs. Dragonfall foes have a lot of alternate 'choices'/'routes' if you want to exercise them. I really enjoyed Dragonfall DC. One of my favourite games of last year. I Kickstarted HK based on it so...

    Hope that helps with time worries.
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  • Nintendo "optimistic" on ending region locks, starting with NX

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/05/2015

    For all the love about Sony's PS3 backwards compatability (which is great BTW as an owner of a Korean system (Persona Arena and Joysound Karaoke being the main two intentionally protected games)) it is still region protected for PS1 (and PS2 if you have the right model) and of course DVD and BluRay. Even the facility for using old PS2 Singstar discs as free tracks for the PS3 version is region protected (tried it for my wife who is a karaoke but).

    I assume that is because of licensing agreements but surely it would be easier just to unlock the consoles saying you are matching the rest of the market and see which publishers want to conplain.

    I do hate region locking though as I had to go Japanese for my 360 and US for my 3DS to get access to the games I wanted to play.
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  • Project Cars races to pole position in UK chart

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/05/2015

    @grassyknoll Looking in my two local Game shops and not even seeing a copy on the shelves won't help impulse purchases. I don't know if they got some in and they sold or they didn't botger stocking any. Then again Game's new 3DS section is looking as tiny and spartan as the WiiU and Vita sections now. Is the 3DS doing that badly over here? Reply +2
  • The enduring appeal of Nintendo's StreetPass

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 11/05/2015

    Streetpass was very handy with Tokyo Game Show queues. Could not keep up with them. Probably missed thousands as I wanted to actually see the stands rather than hide in the corener on my 3DS all day but queues were fair game.

    On a side note one completely silly little thing that annoys me about streetpass is that we only get a selection of visual maps for regions. Yes, I can see the US or France maps but why can't I see my Brazil or Singapore or Russia maps? I would't mind if it was an optional download to get the 'missing' maps. As I said silly but it annoys bot me and my wife.
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  • Turok: Dinosaur Hunter to receive a PC re-release - rumour

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 08/05/2015

    Exhumed/Power Slave had 3 releases IIRC with the Saturn being the best version and the PC being the worst. All different designs if I remember Sadly a PC release will probably be based on the original PC release. The Saturn version was great though, especially as it had looked uninspiring in previews. Cleverly programmed too IIRC unlike a lot of lazy Daturn devs (cough, Doom!) Reply +1
  • The ace hunter: Bloodborne vs Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate

  • One_Vurfed_Gwrx 04/05/2015

    @geeza2020 Every Monster Hunter teleased in the west bar the PSP and WiiU (a multiformat release with the 3DS which was a high selling platform by then) ones were on the best selling platforms, the PS2 and Wii Reply +2