uiruki

Square Enix announces Drakengard 3 Collector's Edition

uiruki

4 years ago

Does this version include the other 15 frames a second they left out of the Japanese release? It reminded me of 2007-era Unreal Engine games on PS3 and it does get in the way at times. The dialogue is genuinely surprising at times, though.
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EA's Origin ditches physical discs

uiruki

4 years ago

@arcam yeah, just realised that. Monday coffee clearly not kicked in yet!
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uiruki

4 years ago

I always bought EA games on disc simply because they were so much cheaper than Origin. I guess they wanted that loophole closed.
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Weapon Shop de Omasse review

uiruki

4 years ago

A game where they didn't bother to include the most important word in the title has a bad translation??? What a massive surprise!!!!!
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Hakuoki: Memories of the Shinsengumi review

uiruki

4 years ago

Good point on the "dubtitles" thing. It's what made me stop playing Valkyria Chronicles.

It's clear it isn't for me (I already have three visual novels on my PS Vita and I've finished a grand total of half of one) but I don't mind because I get all the Shinsengumi I need in Ryu ga Gotoku Ishin.
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Strider review

uiruki

4 years ago

If in doubt, try the demo. It's very generous. I tried it when it briefly appeared on the Japanese PS4 store and didn't like it at all - if nothing else it'll help you make a decision.
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Nintendo details new 3DS eShop offerings

uiruki

4 years ago

"Weapon Shop de Omasse"? That's the worst title translation since "Yakuza". They half-translated it and left out the most important word - "Rental"!

edit: To clarify why it's so bad: a big chunk of the game is the dialogue, since the game's presented as a text-based sitcom (even to the point where regular characters are applauded when they appear on the screen". It was created by a comedian from Osaka - "omasse" is polite Osaka dialect for "to be or have", something which took me 30 seconds to look up when it didn't come up in my dictionary. To translate the title like that is really shit work, failing to bring two of the main points of the game across and also giving absolutely no confidence in the quality of the translation of the jokes in the script. That's important because the game bit isn't much fun at all.
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Earth Defense Force 2025 lands in Europe next month

uiruki

4 years ago

I had to stop playing this on PS3 because the framerate was too low. It sounds hard to believe but it's really that bad! It isn't like the previous one on 360 and Vita where it only went down when something crazy was happening - it's constant here.

Oh, and the new ragdoll physics are cool up until the point where an enemy completely kills you because you get ragdolled and it doesn't let you get up because you haven't stopped moving enough. Not sure if even the 360 version would fix that.

Hopefully the purported PS4 EDF game will fix those problems. If you're set on getting it, see if you can try it first. D3 released a PS Plus trial shortly after Japanese launch so hopefully that will happen here too.
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Yes, there's a new Robocop game!

uiruki

4 years ago

Can't be any worse than the last Robocop game that came out. Can it?
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Dynasty Warriors 8 coming to PS4 and Vita in Europe spring 2014

uiruki

4 years ago

There are a couple of things missing that were part of the Japanese release: a "complete edition" on PS3, and any word about a discounted upgrade to the PS4 version. Hopefully that news will emerge later as there's still plenty of time before release.
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DoDonPachi retrospective

uiruki

4 years ago

Don't forget the mobile phone free to play Donpaccin, which is now out in Japan. It's shit - a massive shame given how amazingly well tuned the movement and response in Cave's previous phone game efforts were.
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Dragon's Crown review

uiruki

5 years ago

@porkface Did you try the Dwarf much? I thought he was the most fun with his throws. That they unlock their boosts super early on helped too. Did you find the patches made much difference in terms of visibility? I thought the extra arrows on the bottom of the screen made a lot of difference, particularly on Vita.
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SimplyGames: Your pre-ordered PS4 now costs at least 65 more

uiruki

5 years ago

I wonder if someone from Centresoft will end up taking them aside for a quick word. I worked at an independent game store way back when the PS2 came out and they had a reputation for not taking any crap from retailers as they were the only distributors of PlayStation stuff.
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Injustice: Gods Among Us confirmed for PS4 - but not Xbox One

uiruki

5 years ago

High Voltage on the PS4 version? Expect it to look and run worse than the PS3 one, then.
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Microsoft moves to calm fear over Xbox One advertising

uiruki

5 years ago

Sounds like someone just got Scroogled.
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John Romero's Daikatana pops up on Steam

uiruki

5 years ago

So will this appear on Early Access alongside all the other hawkers trying to get money for their half-finished games?
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The ultimate retro handheld collectors' guide

uiruki

5 years ago

The spelling of the company which bought SNK is Aruze, not Azure. Overenthusiastic auto-correct on the spell checker?
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Sony announces PlayStation Vita TV device

uiruki

5 years ago

@nickbonkersperry the PS1 emulator on Vita *is* native - just look at any game which runs in interlaced mode.
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The Drowning review

uiruki

5 years ago

DeNA/Mobage and GREE are what is really wrong with the Japanese games industry.
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Shin Megami Tensei 4 review

uiruki

5 years ago

@samharper Every 3DS game is region locked, and Atlus has no European operation. Their parent company is currently going through bankruptcy, too, so even if they wanted to release it in Europe they wouldn't be able to set up in the EU anyway.

And Demon's Souls was originally a Sony published game - blame SCE for not releasing it themselves!
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uiruki

5 years ago

@Feanor Two. But the 3DS backup function turns that into effectively unlimited.
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uiruki

5 years ago

Very good game, but the alignment system indirectly ruined the end of my first play through. It'll be a while before I pick up the inclination to try again from a backed up save. Actually, the whole thing really made the 3DS save backup facility a godsend as I only have to replay ten hours of game instead of forty to get back to where the game splits off.

Edit: one thing that might be worth mentioning for potential importers is that the StreetPass functionality is worthless if you aren't anywhere that will get hits. Luckily it isn't a Bravely Default situation where (as far as I can tell) that game is seriously affected by its absence.

Also, no words for the amazing soundtrack? It starts off great and gets better as you go through. Best music so far in 2013, in my opinion.
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Saints Row: The Third's Dominatrix DLC now headed to SR4

uiruki

5 years ago

Not sure why they'd need to spend the time and effort on a narration to say "we thought we could make more money this way" or "feature creep meant we would never finish making the main game otherwise".
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New Strider announced for PS4, Xbox One and current gen consoles

uiruki

5 years ago

It looks like a pisstake video someone might make of what Strider might have looked like if they'd made it in Unreal Engine 3. Slow, imprecise (and they know it - Hiryu has become a bullet sponge) and dull looking.
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Dynasty Warriors 8 review

uiruki

5 years ago

@Cappy Yes it does. It slows down quite a bit less than 7 though, as a comparison. It spends most of its time somewhere between 30 and 60 but the Kakusei attacks with lots of enemies can do a number on the frame rate.
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uiruki

5 years ago

This is good, but it might be worth holding on for One Piece Pirate Warriors 2. The Vita version (sadly not coming out here) managed to get me to forget about DW8 because it's so much more fun. The fact I didn't know anything about the story and characters helped, too.
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 review

uiruki

5 years ago

@wayneh The problem is that this is the card the original 680 should have been, if not for the relatively weak showing of the 7900 series. That and the fact that they stuck another $150 on top of the 680 means that they're getting closer and closer to 8800 GTX Ultra levels of taking the piss. Meanwhile I have a GTX 570 I paid 300 quid for in 2010 and there's still no card which looks like it's worth the cash to upgrade.
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Atari assets up for sale: Rollercoaster Tycoon for $3.5m, Test Drive for $1.5m, Total Annihilation for $250k

uiruki

5 years ago

Don Mattrick should buy Test Drive. This time he can be the smug guy on the car select screen!
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Rift finally capitulates and turns free-to-play as well

uiruki

5 years ago

Hopefully the model is closer to LOTRO than EQ2.
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SNES classic Super Metroid just 30p on Wii U eShop

uiruki

5 years ago

@thomasmatthewyates1 Not true - Kirby last month was 50. Very choppy on the GamePad.
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The Club retrospective

uiruki

5 years ago

Very good game. Shame they arsed up the mouse shooting controls on the PC version.
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Dynasty Warriors 8 coming to Europe in July

uiruki

5 years ago

I didn't enjoy 8 that much, even though I got it on day 1 on the Japanese PSN; perhaps I'm getting sick of the story. I've been playing a fair amount of One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 on Vita, though, which is Omega Force's best game in ages, even though I don't know the first thing about the source material. As DW moves more and more toward the Basara style of linear stages, it's really refreshing to have to move all around the battlefield in One Piece. It's more like Samurai Warriors in that respect.
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Katamari Damacy creator returns with "silly party game" and its bespoke 16-button arcade controller

uiruki

5 years ago

They should put screens in the buttons and make a home port of Jubeat with it.
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The wrong person leads Microsoft, claims former exec in new book

uiruki

5 years ago

Ballmer being useless is definitely not news, and his age has nothing to do with it.
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3DS strategy RPG Project X Zone arriving this summer

uiruki

5 years ago

There are two demos for this on the Japanese Eshop. I found it slow and boring, relying too much on jiggly fan service to sell - in turn assuring that you will never play it outside.
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As work on Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance nears end, Konami says it would be awesome to work with Platinum on a sequel

uiruki

5 years ago

I'd love to see a pc version with a higher "parts" count, more than higher res textures and so on. On big things like cars and Irvings in the demo it was a little distracting to see large pieces disappear when the object count got too high.
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Nintendo's eShop money-back offer for Premium Wii U owners now live

uiruki

5 years ago

@Canyarion The tax argument is bollocks. When you buy game X, you get 10% of that game's value back in the US (where tax is paid separately) and Japan (where tax is included like it is here). It's just Europeans getting a worse deal from Nintendo.
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FIFA 13 was the most downloaded PS3 game in September, only on sale for three days

uiruki

6 years ago

Someone brought up game sharing in the last PSN thread - maybe people are splitting the 50 and getting a digital copy for 25 quid each. Given the resale value of your average yearly sports sim it seems a bit less silly, albeit very much against the spirit of the rules.
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Face-Off: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

uiruki

6 years ago

Hmm, good to see I wasn't going crazy when I had to disengage Vsync because of the laggy control in the PC version. Really weird, as normally Source games feel fine.
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Marvelous Europe opens for business with first game Half-Minute Hero on Steam

uiruki

6 years ago

Great news. Marvelous are currently kicking arse on the 3DS side so I hope they bring about some of that stuff too, like Rune Factory 4.
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PlayStation Vita update locks memory cards to PSN accounts

uiruki

6 years ago

@ShiftyGeezer I admit I haven't, although I'd like to see what legal language they would use in such a situation. But even if it were included in an EULA, it certainly doesn't seem like a proportionate response to deny access or easy recovery to locally stored files nine months after launch.
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uiruki

6 years ago

According to Wololo, Sony have really locked down external access to the memory card - you used to be able to copy certain things through the PC management software, now you can't. It doesn't take a massive leap of faith to see that as connected.

What is pretty terrible, though, is people who have been doing the account change trick on a single card being locked out of their saves. There was no warning, the update package didn't suggest that they back their stuff up - all they can do is hope they have access to a Vita with an earlier firmware on it.

Random security updates disabling loopholes and undocumented features is one of the things you have to accept as a user in a closed system. Potentially losing hundreds of hours of game progress without warning, not having done anything wrong? That's not acceptable.
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Funcom announces layoffs as The Secret World struggles

uiruki

6 years ago

A churn rate better than the first month of Age of Conan is nothing to brag about. That game basically ended at level 20 when it launched.
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Saturday Soapbox: Yearning Japanese

uiruki

6 years ago

One thing to note might be the fact that the pound was worth 260-270 yen and around $2.50 in 2006, while it is at 123 yen and $1.56 as I type this.
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Japanese all-female theatre troupe plans Ace Attorney stage show

uiruki

6 years ago

This is actually the third time they've put on a Phoenix Wright-themed show. I've been to the Takarazuka Revue before, it's good fun if occasionally hard to follow for a foreigner - the actors in the male parts have very similar voices.

What's interesting about this is that, in fitting with the European-inspired aesthetic and style, they use the Western translated names - the main character in the play is Miles Edgeworth, not Kenji Mitsurugi, for example.
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NiGHTS into Dreams HD announced

uiruki

6 years ago

Brilliant news. If this is half as good as the other ports Sega have been putting out lately, this should be excellent.
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NiGHTS into Dreams HD remake teased

uiruki

6 years ago

@MikeRox It's a score attack game with an emphasis on speed and smoothness (which is why they hyped up the analogue controller at the time). The main challenge and risk is getting and staying in Bonus Time as long as possible. Since every time you complete a 'lap' of a stage you can either end the stage or go for another lap, there's a risk/reward element to either getting more points or perhaps overstretching and losing almost all your points for that stage.

In the Wii version, when you complete the lap after destroying the Ideya Prison it ends the level, with no option to fly past the start/end point. I think they also dicked around with the drill boost system. The Saturn version didn't have any horrible, horrible unskippable cutscenes or terrible side games either.
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uiruki

6 years ago

I'd be well up for a version of the Saturn game. The Wii one they came out with was utter shit and completely missed the point of Nights.
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Tekken producer hits out at "whining and complaining" fans who "blindly repeat" voice actor requests

uiruki

6 years ago

On the subject of voices changing, I'm playing through Persona 4 Golden on Vita and the new lines for Kuma/Teddie sound super rough, less than 4 years after the original game was released. Rise has changed a fair bit, too.
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Former Tony Hawk, Guitar Hero developer Neversoft now working on Call of Duty

uiruki

6 years ago

360 kickflip Indy to headshot
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