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Re: fighting games news that dont deserve their own thread

 July 16, 2019, 12:59:18 am View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in fighting games news that dont deserve their own thread (Started by Niitris May 08, 2014, 11:34:32 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

https://gematsu.com/2019/01/bandai-namco-trademarks-shining-soldiers-in-japan
"Shining Soldiers" game trademarked by Bamco in Japan. Both excited by what's most definitely a new Saint Seiya game, and bored that it will be yet another copy-paste of the last 3 with maybe some Jump Force-level upgrade but nothing else, as usual. I don't even know what characters they might add since they're still probably not going to do anything outside of the original manga+anime. Maybe they'll finally throw in a couple more Silver Saints like Moses, Algol or Dante and call it a day (I've been waiting for those 3 for ever).
I think I still have Soldiers Soul in the original plastic wrap that I bought, like, on the week it was released on PS3 and a few months before I bought a PS4. Didn't even take the time to actually play it.
https://saintseiya-shiningsoldiers.bn-ent.net/system/
Command battle RPG, free to download but with in game purchase. Make a 6 man party, pick the enemy team, take 3 of your characters to fight them, in 1v1 fights with skills that have cooldown.
So they're taking the Soldier's Soul models (including the Gold God Cloths and all the classic chapters) and putting it in a smartphone. With a good old gacha system most likely, using all the many Cloth form/character combinations as alternate characters. Eh, at this point, why the fuck not, but the console series is almost certainly dead now.
Last game in the series had "48 unique characters with around 146 skins total". A gacha with that isn't going to last many years...
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 July 16, 2019, 12:40:19 am View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

If there's actual news in this beyond the 10 seconds I listened to, can we get it without the terrible commentaries ?
    

Re: The Nintendo News Thread

 July 10, 2019, 11:44:57 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in The Nintendo News Thread (Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann June 07, 2011, 09:14:28 pm
 Board: Gaming

Also no motion sensor so watch out for the games you use with it.
    

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 July 04, 2019, 02:23:28 am View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 am
 Board: Entertainment

Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty
Spoiler, click to toggle visibilty

New Spidey
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Re: Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade

 June 25, 2019, 07:36:49 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade  (Started by Moon Girard February 14, 2015, 05:42:01 am
 Board: Fighting Games


Tifa. Looks like she doesn't even have the Remake outfit, weird.
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 June 25, 2019, 07:18:08 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

(I don't have my copy yet)
So the boss is Shizuka Gozen ? As in the wife/mistress of Minamoto no Yoshitsune ? What's she up to ?
Uh, "Yashamaru Kurama" is that his full name ? I assume there's a connection with the Kurama temple, Yoshitsune, and Shizuka, then ? Maybe even the Tengu design, except Yashamaru is a Karasu Tengu and Soujoubou is usually a regular long nose tengu, not a karasu.
Those endings are pretty but they're kinda boring and don't say much in term of story.
lol Charlotte's ending show a French ship with the blue-white-red flag, nice try but that's a few years too early.

basara was pretty much confirmed since the rating-review that mentioned a fully nude character covering it's privates with hair.
Psych

It was Shizuka.
    

Re: Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out)

 June 22, 2019, 07:16:48 am View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in Marvel Cinematic Universe: THE END (until the next movie comes out) (Started by Iced July 15, 2012, 03:54:44 am
 Board: Entertainment

with new stuff.
Turns out it'll only be a few post-credit stuff, no change to what you've seen the first time around. 7 more minutes, though - including a deleted scene, but moved post credit ; and most likely not the usual post-credit "what's next" tease but some Stan Lee tribute and, like, gag reel or that sort of stuff.
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 June 20, 2019, 10:51:32 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

Clans in Japan just adopt left and right whenever they need fresh blood, people with the same name may very well have zero blood connection. That may partly explain why there's a much lesser taboo about incest, because it wasn't necessarily actual incest. And then there's also the possibility that Gen'an has a brother. Or even an uncle. It just depends by what you mean when you say they're not related, they may be a different branch of the same clan.
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 June 20, 2019, 04:56:58 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

Wiki says it's a name that was given to Shizumaru (before Shizumaru).
I'm a little bit annoyed that there's zero info on the DLC. They're showing the trailers for each character one by one which is a fair strategy to drum up the hype, but it's really not working so well for some reason ? I don't see a lot of movement around the game. They could try talking about the DLC to correct course.
    

Re: The Nintendo News Thread

 June 12, 2019, 02:13:41 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in The Nintendo News Thread (Started by "Bad News" Hoffmann June 07, 2011, 09:14:28 pm
 Board: Gaming

Apparently Aonuma just told IGN that the botw sequel will be "a little darker" than Majora's Mask.
Okay then.
    

Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread

 June 12, 2019, 01:04:00 am View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in Final Fantasy MegaThread (Started by DatKofGuy December 20, 2012, 07:06:40 am
 Board: Gaming

The full 7:Re presentation

Spoiler: rundown (click to see content)
So that Reddit "leak" wasn't that far off, but half of it was most likely guesswork that wasn't too far-fetched (it did have straight up false stuff, like all of original disc 1 for the first part).

I don't really like the orchestra renditions of the couple of themes at the start like the opening theme.

Playable demo at their booth so we should see videos flooding in. I'm assuming they won't give more than the first bombing mission, and only in the reactor, not even outside in the city.

edit -
https://gematsu.com/2019/06/square-enix-uncertain-how-many-games-will-span-the-final-fantasy-vii-remake-project
apparently they're still in the planning phase for part 2, so it's not impossible at all that things will change around depending on how much they want to extend the content like they did with Midgar. But the other games have a lot less content outside Midgar to draw from, so that'll probably be all about the weapons and the Ancients and Jenova lore at best, then filling up the rest of the world for Nanaki and Yuffie and so on. And Nibelheim.
At least they should only redo the second game once, not twice like they did with CC2.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 June 11, 2019, 12:25:48 am View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

Wow. That's one giant dick move.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 June 10, 2019, 11:40:04 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

Wait, wasn't there supposed to be a big reveal for Assassin's Creed ? The Discovery Tour (about fucking time) has been expected and announced since before launch day, and the story creation thing was revealed a few days ago, but they were still saying there would be something big and new.
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 June 10, 2019, 10:43:22 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

Norman Reedus and a whole bunch of others in Death Stranding, Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk yesterday, the Philadelphia guy and John Bernthal for Ubisoft just now... Are video games finally recognized as a real serious acting gig that can easily take on the movie / TV industry since Two Souls ?
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 June 10, 2019, 04:44:19 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

https://gematsu.com/2019/06/dragon-ball-z-kakarot-12-minutes-of-e3-2019-gameplay

So that's a fully open world. The flying through the canyon at the start really struck home the actual difference between the usual DBZ fighters in closed arenas, even that one game where you did get to fly around the planet. I wonder if they're making entire planets (maybe skip the oceans at best), Earth might not be too hard to fill but if we get all of Namek like that, it might be repetitive.
*see Goku pull out a monkey tail, plug it on his butt, and fish with it* ..... wait what the fuck ? Suddenly furry ?
    

Re: Final Fantasy MegaThread

 June 10, 2019, 11:57:54 am View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in Final Fantasy MegaThread (Started by DatKofGuy December 20, 2012, 07:06:40 am
 Board: Gaming

Almost there
wtf is that Heidegger ? Talk about a redesign. And I assume those are generic enemy spirits at the end harassing Aerith...
The new final fantástico tactis amazing
I'm surprised they just ditched the original Brave Exvius story. They're calling it War of the Visions but they don't seem to be showing any of the visions from the mobile game...
edit - oh wait, duh, that's because the mobile game is still going and they want it to keep selling.
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 June 09, 2019, 09:20:42 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

Found the Rimururu one, it's just labeled 侍魂, which is very unspecific, but I really don't think SNK's own shop would be dumb enough to sell something they haven't even revealed yet for an upcoming game. edit - Kuroko has the same label, and I don't expect he'll be playable, it's probably not supposed to mean anything.
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 June 09, 2019, 09:11:32 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

https://www.snk-onlineshop.com/item_list.html?siborikomi_clear=1&keyword=%E3%82%B5%E3%83%A0%E3%83%A9%E3%82%A4%E3%82%B9%E3%83%94%E3%83%AA%E3%83%83%E3%83%84

Do the 2d stand things (someone tell me what they are called) confirm Cham Cham, Iroha, Mina and Rimururururu as dlc characters?
If you're talking about those ones, then the Iroha, Cham Cham, Mina ones are labeled サムライスピリッツ天下一剣客伝  = Samurai Spirits Tenkaichi Kenkakuden = Samsho 6.
    

Re: New Samurai Spirits announced

 June 09, 2019, 08:02:03 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in New Samurai Spirits announced (Started by Roman55 September 10, 2018, 12:58:40 pm
 Board: Fighting Games

Oh, so there still are characters that haven't been hinted at yet !
    

Re: gaming news that don't deserve their own thread

 June 08, 2019, 09:38:10 pm View in topic context
 Posted by Byakko  in gaming news that don't deserve their own thread (Started by Titiln October 30, 2011, 05:13:58 pm
 Board: Gaming

It's a system that expects you to pay full retail price for a game that you are then not allowed to download or actually own in any way, and can be taken offline at any time for any reason at the publisher's discretion and rendered impossible to ever play again no matter how much the end user paid for it or how much time they put into playing it.
Just to be very clear about this :
This is selling you a service and acting like it's a good because video games are normally classified as goods.
When you stream a movie or a song, you bought the device to play it and then you pay the subscription to play any movie or song on that device, you don't buy the movies and songs individually. That's a service. Alternatively, when you buy a DVD, you're buying a good, and then you can play it on another device, but you keep the DVD no matter what. That's a good.

Stadia is calling itself a cloud gaming *service*, but if it makes you pay retail price for each game you want to play, that's selling you a service for the price of a good. They're not really talking about it in many of the articles that are going around, but it does
require users to purchase games to use over the service
Once again : you subscribe to the service, then you also buy the game on top of that as if it was still a good, but you can only play it as a service, and the service can be cut off without any notice, and the game that you bought doesn't exist anymore as a good.
I haven't noticed if they've said anything about the actual price of the games, if it will be different from the 60~70 bucks you need for the physical games, but so far there is no good sign about it at all. If the games were sold for 10% of the price for a physical copy, then it wouldn't be that bad to keep calling it a service, but if it's sold for the full price of a good ? That's a fast track for a very bad place.
And then there's the whole DLC aspect of things.
edit- hell, how will that even work with the loot box / gacha laws that are coming up. If games are now a service and not a good, is this the birth of a new loophole ?

What would international trade laws tell Netflix if they tried to sell you movies and TV series individually at full retail price while still only allowing you to view it through their streaming service, but then you'd still lose it if you canceled your subscription ? (or even when Netflix simply takes it off when their contract is up, like with the couple of big series whose removal made a lot of noise recently)

edit again - hang on, it's even more than that...
There's a base edition and a pro edition. The pro edition is the $12 monthly subscription fee, and the base edition is free, and you buy the game for either edition all the same (they just cost less with the pro version). So... They're not even selling the access to you as the service, they're only making you buy the games as if they were goods, except it's still a service. This isn't even the Netflix model if they're not even selling you the streaming service, they're really only selling the games as if they were still goods, except they're just not. This straight up is the hypothetical version of Netflix that doesn't make you pay for the streaming but makes you buy the movies but the service can be cut off and you lose everything. There's just no way that makes sense legally.