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  • 8bitBaby - September 24, 2013 8:42 p.m.

    nintendo needs to get their act together.
  • bigwill1221 - September 23, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    J-Stars Victory Vs. hmm bet that will come over here eventually, no one thought JJBA ASB was coming here.
  • shawksta - September 23, 2013 10:13 a.m.

    Nintendo has been pretty f*cking quiet lately in general and its really bothering me. Yeah sure they shove the same advertisements for Wind Waker HD and we just had a random Wii Fit Direct but come one already. I mean we have less than 2 months left for Super Mario 3D World and the only footage is the same trailer and demoes. Come on guys, wake up and smell the coffee.
  • Sjoeki - September 22, 2013 10:48 a.m.

    Is there a release date for the Final Fantasy remakes?
  • bigwill1221 - September 23, 2013 11:48 a.m.

    "winter" on some video said so anywhere between December to March
  • BladedFalcon - September 21, 2013 9:07 p.m.

    *Sighs* I kinda hate it when I'm proven right in stuff like this :/ It really IS very disappointing to see that Japan's development has gone down the drain and has been stifled out of creativity just as much, if not more than how it's happened in the west with AAA companies. Everyone is making Monster Hunter Clones the way westerners keep churning out Call of Duty and uncharted clones. Remakes and crossovers are rising because they are banking on the popularity of their brand's past rather than to focus on the future. They don't seem very interested in Next Gen because they barely seem to have ideas that justify their games being made for this gen in the first place >_> Again, where's the quirky, creative, innovative Japan of a decade ago? I get that the west's rise of power took a bit of their power, but it's as if they backlashed and decided that instead of improve and do better, their best strategy is to insulate themselves further in mediocrity and pretend the rest of the world doesn't exist or doesn't matter... Which in an increasingly globalized society, is incredibly stupid. Again, the only ones that escape this are Platinum games, From Software, Grasshopper and to a lesser extent, Capcom... And Platinum games have never sold nearly as much as they deserve, From Software is now starting to bank more on their successful franchises instead of creating new ones like they did at the beginning of this gen, Grasshopper games while unique, are almost always super niche, and often heavily flawed... And while Capcom is arguably the one Japanese publisher that takes the most risks and has created the most new IPs for this gen... Most of them are good but imperfect or niche and best, and mediocre if not terrible at worst >_>; Meaning that none of the Japanese companies that have broken the mold lately have borne proper fruit :/
  • garnsr - September 21, 2013 10:05 p.m.

    I agree with all of this, unfortunately. I grew up with the game industry, and it was nice to see Western and Japanese games coming along together for a few generations, but the current one really was sad for fans of Japan in the West. The developers who are doing something different always seem to be missing some aspect, usually the actual gameplay, and we have to put up with some sort of hassle to enjoy the setting. I think the West has enough variety, with the AAA games and indie games, and hopefully more in-between coming from the next generation, that we don't need Japan to keep us going, but it's sad that we probably won't even be given much chance to play anything from Japan (I still like Yakuza, and wish we could get 5, but I haven't heard anything about it coming Stateside.) The Japanese charts always seem to be filled with the same games, mostly Nintendo focused, maybe we've just gone our separate ways now, and the Japanese are happy with their stuff, and not willing to spend the money to get their stuff to the fans spread around this great big country (and even more spread in other countries.)
  • shawksta - September 23, 2013 10:12 a.m.

    The real issue is that if anything bizarre and "proper" from japanese devs rise its suddenly pushed into the Niche section. These guys need to wake up and do something big, im still holding judgement till the game comes and see's if it justifies, but Metal Gear Solid 5 didnt need to exist and Konami wouldve been better off making something as Bizarre for a new series on the rise like say Parodius.
  • boom-er - September 21, 2013 7:09 p.m.

    "but seriously--Nintendo's tablet-based peripheral was nowhere to be found. " because it doesn't exist? You must be Nintendo's latest home console.... and God Hand 2? seriously? It's GOD EATER
  • Tremste - September 21, 2013 6:25 p.m.

    God Hand 2 on the monster hunter clone part? You mean God Eater Burst 2?
  • TokenGamesRadarFurry - September 21, 2013 3:38 p.m.

    I don't understand the love for Monster Hunter and it's ilk...tried a couple of times to get into it, and it just feels like a super grindy, repetitive Demon Souls. I can see how some people might enjoy that kind of gameplay, but it's like all Japan seems to want to play.
  • duffer00 - September 21, 2013 11:59 p.m.

    You need to think of the societal structure of Japan to get the craze. Monster Hunter is a great formula for playing in both quick bursts or in longer periods. People in Japan mostly travel via public transport, which I'm sure you're aware of, so Monster Hunter really fits into their lifestyles. As for your comments regarding the gameplay itself, it really is just a grindfest. But a fun one at that. The combat is very different from the Souls games in my opinion. It is meant to be played in a party of 3 or 4 and it's more quest based. The weapons are quite different and the way they work are different as well. Usually with Souls bosses there are 1 or 2 strategies that efficiently defeat a boss but with Monster Hunter it is really about co-op and personalized strategy, whether you will kill the boss or trap it. They are really quite different but I can see how the comparison will come up.

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