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#5641 barrit

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:19 PM

Can you confirm the Vita version has voice chat? The people I've spoke to with early Vita copies say that there's either no voice chat or it is "hidden extremely well".

Vita has "Party Chat" I believe it's called. He doesn't mean it will automatically have voice chat when you join up with someone in-game. You would need to invite those people to your "Party Chat".. basically like how you have to on 360 party chat. The PS3 is incapable of "Party Chat" due to RAM I believe it was?



#5642 spatenfloot

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 10:44 PM

That depends on what happen to Atlus. After Index sold Atlus who knows what will happen.

I'm guessing it will be business as usual, but under new management.

#5643 admiralvic

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:35 PM

Can you confirm the Vita version has voice chat? The people I've spoke to with early Vita copies say that there's either no voice chat or it is "hidden extremely well".

I own a copy, so I know what I am talking about...

 

With that being said, Barrit is right on the money. The Vita supports party chat, which means you can speak with your friends playing the game. Sadly it's not that pain free, but you DO have the option and to me that is the biggest difference. 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#5644 booni3

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 11:39 PM

Vita has "Party Chat" I believe it's called. He doesn't mean it will automatically have voice chat when you join up with someone in-game. You would need to invite those people to your "Party Chat".. basically like how you have to on 360 party chat. The PS3 is incapable of "Party Chat" due to RAM I believe it was?

 

Ohhh, okay. I wonder why they skipped on adding a chat option to the game itself for the PS3 players.


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#5645 admiralvic

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:06 AM

Ohhh, okay. I wonder why they skipped on adding a chat option to the game itself for the PS3 players.

A number of mechanics make little to no sense, yet they're also included.

 

You don't level till AFTER your adventure (so if you do 10 stages, you won't gain a single level till you stop).

You can repair degraded equipment on allies.

You can only use X so many items per "build" per adventure. So if you got 9 bags, then you can make 9 different builds (with all different gear, which means each build with either suit a need or get worse) and continue to use them that way or wait till you're certain they're required.

Runes aren't shared between characters and a lot of people ignore them.

No point in finding secret items in room.

Can only accept 5 quests at once and most of them can and will be done accidentally only for you to redo them later with the quest. 

Some skills take several skill points, which means it might take you several levels to actually level. 

Can't use skill points / new gear / upgraded things mid adventure. 

Game will disconnect human people that don't want to go the path you want to go. 

Game will randomly start you in a new room if you don't have anyone with you, so you might start just before the boss fight or somewhere before that.

Every boss has some sort of mechanic to allow you a "prizeless' victory if you suck.

etc. 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#5646 ck76

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:11 AM

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Onechanbara Z is coming to PS3 finally.  Now, will it come to the west?  I'd guess 10% chance, but as always I hold out hope.


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#5647 Noblesse Oblige

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:35 AM

A number of mechanics make little to no sense, yet they're also included.

 

You don't level till AFTER your adventure (so if you do 10 stages, you won't gain a single level till you stop).

You can repair degraded equipment on allies.

You can only use X so many items per "build" per adventure. So if you got 9 bags, then you can make 9 different builds (with all different gear, which means each build with either suit a need or get worse) and continue to use them that way or wait till you're certain they're required.

Runes aren't shared between characters and a lot of people ignore them.

No point in finding secret items in room.

Can only accept 5 quests at once and most of them can and will be done accidentally only for you to redo them later with the quest. 

Some skills take several skill points, which means it might take you several levels to actually level. 

Can't use skill points / new gear / upgraded things mid adventure. 

Game will disconnect human people that don't want to go the path you want to go. 

Game will randomly start you in a new room if you don't have anyone with you, so you might start just before the boss fight or somewhere before that.

Every boss has some sort of mechanic to allow you a "prizeless' victory if you suck.

etc. 

 

I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about those odd mechanics. Some of those are the kinds of things I'd like a heads up on a game before going in blind, messing things up for myself, and then having to fight the urge to start back all over again.



#5648 admiralvic

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:45 AM

I appreciate you taking the time to tell us about those odd mechanics. Some of those are the kinds of things I'd like a heads up on a game before going in blind, messing things up for myself, and then having to fight the urge to start back all over again.

It's not all bad, but the game would be far better if they corrected some of these things. It really makes me wonder what reviewers were thinking, since a lot of the mechanics work against the game at times. 

 

Like one of the good mechanics is that the gear will scale to your "end of adventure" level, which means you won't be getting a bunch of crap you can never use. However, if you get items that are a level or two higher and then do like 6 stages in your adventure, then you'll probably out level that gear. The game also forces you to appraise every weapon you get, which means you could sell a great item and keep a keep a loser without knowing it. The only safe thing to do is examine all the weapons or restrict yourself to certain tiers (I don't accept under A anymore) and hope for the best. Once you hit 99 you can care about the side stuff, but there is STILL a lot of game prior to that. 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#5649 jimmywolf

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:33 AM

good info thank you for sharing


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#5650 anotherpoorgamer

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:00 AM

GS-exclusive preorder bonus for Hatsune Miku Project Diva F, plus the official release date, August 27:

 

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Source: http://www.psu.com/a...onuses-revealed

 

I'm glad I already have my copy preordered at GS. ;)
 

Oh cool, I just paid off my preorder for this recently.



#5651 YBX87

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:07 AM

Oh cool, I just paid off my preorder for this recently.

the hastune miku is hard, i just tried the demo recently. lol



#5652 josekortez

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:01 AM

With Tales of Graces F, what comes in a complete non-collector's edition copy? I might have to bite on a pre-owned copy from GameStop at $39.99. As much as I hate to, I can't get Namco's site to allow me to set up a profile much less let me order a $19.99 copy. If it's just the game and manual, then I'll buy used.

#5653 Zaku77

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:14 AM

With Tales of Graces F, what comes in a complete non-collector's edition copy? I might have to bite on a pre-owned copy from GameStop at $39.99. As much as I hate to, I can't get Namco's site to allow me to set up a profile much less let me order a $19.99 copy. If it's just the game and manual, then I'll buy used.

Well, the CE is UK exclusive, so no worries of getting one of those from some random place in the US lol. Yeah, it's just case, manual, disc--nothing special!


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#5654 josekortez

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:27 PM

Thanks. The older I get, the less likely it is that I buy the collector's edition. Nowadays, all I can see is good money that I spent sitting in sealed boxes on a shelf in my closet, but I would buy Tales of Graces F to play it.

#5655 Blaster man

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:39 PM

Thanks. The older I get, the less likely it is that I buy the collector's edition. Nowadays, all I can see is good money that I spent sitting in sealed boxes on a shelf in my closet, but I would buy Tales of Graces F to play it.

I agree about CE's.  At the end of the day they're just nick-knacks and IMO video games have always been about playing the game not collecting nick-knacks like some 80 year old woman collecting porcelain Santa Clauses.



#5656 Slermy

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:08 PM

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Onechanbara Z is coming to PS3 finally.  Now, will it come to the west?  I'd guess 10% chance, but as always I hold out hope.

 

At least now we can import it.



#5657 Pikupstyks

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:17 PM

what the hells that 'codex of ideologies' book he shows? It looks neat. I dont recall it listed as a preorder bonus

 

It was something extra that Namco had sent IGN.


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#5658 MSUHitman

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:48 PM

I mentioned waiting for a $10 or $20 price drop earlier and was informed ToG never had many price drops. I'm not sure if it ever hit 30 but ToG is sold out everywhere (to my surprise). They must not do large printings.

Edit: scratch that, sold out everywhere but amazon. 3rd party sellers have it for about 40 there and amazon still has some in stock but at $50...


It's also $35 on PSN if you want to download over 20 GB.

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#5659 Blaster man

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:05 PM

It's also $35 on PSN if you want to download over 20 GB.

Yeah I've gone ahead and cancelled my preorder.  Now that it's on sale at Namco's store, I'm sure I can find ToX for $40 eventually.



#5660 admiralvic

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:32 PM

For those interested, another pet peeve with Dragon's Crown is how the network works. Once I hit the highest difficulty I started running into more people, which has raised my odds of getting a network error (I assume things like the room filled up or something along those lines). The problem with this being, if you're on an adventure and you experience a network error that returns you to town, then you practically lose all your progress. Every time it happens I get 0 XP, quests return to their state before the adventure, it says I got the talisman (if I get one during the adventure and it will disappear if you did.), but you can keep the loot beyond that if you want. 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#5661 ck76

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:34 PM

At least now we can import it.

 

True, but I selfishly want it released here (North America) as well.


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#5662 YBX87

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:03 PM

For those interested, another pet peeve with Dragon's Crown is how the network works. Once I hit the highest difficulty I started running into more people, which has raised my odds of getting a network error (I assume things like the room filled up or something along those lines). The problem with this being, if you're on an adventure and you experience a network error that returns you to town, then you practically lose all your progress. Every time it happens I get 0 XP, quests return to their state before the adventure, it says I got the talisman (if I get one during the adventure and it will disappear if you did.), but you can keep the loot beyond that if you want. 

how did you even get the game, when it is not yet release in the west? did you gotten a japanese import copy?



#5663 admiralvic

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:14 PM

how did you even get the game, when it is not yet release in the west? did you gotten a japanese import copy?

I did. Do you have a problem with that, because it sure seems like you do... 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#5664 YBX87

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:25 PM

I did. Do you have a problem with that, because it sure seems like you do... 

why do you always seem so defensive. lol , I was asking  a simple question



#5665 admiralvic

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:16 PM

why do you always seem so defensive. lol , I was asking  a simple question

Because almost everyone through grades 6 - 12 made fun of me and attacked me. My parents love to explain why I am a bad person and absolutely must change. At my job I am constantly forced to be happy and have small talk, though I am nothing more than a delivery boy. At my other job my boss explains how he is right in every situation regardless of logic and in college people made fun of me being anti social. So if I am defensive, it's because for years I was mentally abused by the people around me and don't want anymore of that bullshit. If this is too real of an answer, then I guess we can simply say "just cause". Well that and I hate stupid questions (no matter how you look at it, the most obvious answer is most likely the right one and even if it isn't, I will probably claim that to simply avoid further questions). 


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#5666 SgtWiggles

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:54 PM

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#5667 redreflect

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:11 PM

I just put in my pre-order for Dragon's Crown today!

admiralvic, any suggestions on classes? Personally I was thinking Dwarf or Wizard.

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#5668 barrit

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:16 PM

I personally was thinking the Elf Ranger.. a review I read made Amazon sounds pretty badass though...



#5669 admiralvic

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:35 PM

I just put in my pre-order for Dragon's Crown today!

admiralvic, any suggestions on classes? Personally I was thinking Dwarf or Wizard.

 

It's going to be based off how you play, but you need to beat the game as every character (no shortcuts!) for the platinum. So if you want to platinum, you got to try them all anyway. With this being said, every character has "situational" usefulness and the best experience is going to be based off whatever you want to excel at. 

 

Dwarf is a beast on the ground / clearing mobs, but he has nothing in terms of aerial attacks (making some bosses really problematic). 

Wizard is flame based, so dragons (most powerful / annoying two bosses) are largely immune to the attacks you throw. However, the wizard is the more "powerful" magic user. 

Sorceress is ice / lightning based and is more of a defensive character than the offensive Wizard. She can summon food to aid people / shields to lower damage, but she doesn't have a ton in terms of offensive attacks. She can also revive fallen warriors, who seem to be more useful than the Wizards tree people. 

Elf is all about distance and one of the few characters that doesn't shine till you progress a bit in the game. Till level about 50 - 60 she is fairly week, though once you get into the infernal play through, she becomes a real beast! This also comes at the price of arrows, which need to be constantly replenished (they drop fairly often, but you usually need to put yourself in harms way to get them).

Amazon is probably the most technical character in the game and is all about high risk, high reward. She is another character that gets better over time, since she is all about attacking. Several attacks in a row will cause her to move faster and maxing that out makes her an absolute powerhouse (till the timer runs out and berserker mode ends)! She is also extremely powerful / useful without her weapon, which is contrary to the Dwarf / Fighter.

Fighter is my main and is the obligatory jack of all trades character. He has average speed, good range, is solid in both the air / ground, but doesn't have any sort of gimmick or super power to make him amazing (though he has a lot of rapid attacks). He is trash without his sword and can be used to make other classes far better.

 

I also plan on uploading some gameplay later today if anyone is interested. I am also open to polite suggestions!  


so admiralvic is one of 7 people who has platted lost planet 2. and one of 4 people with 100% on spelunker hd. respect him even more


guys, you are talking to admiralvic about trophy acquisition, he is the exception.


#5670 Vinny

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:42 PM

How difficult is Dragon's Crown? Because if it's anywhere near the difficulty of the final few levels/bosses of Odin Sphere, I'm gonna take a rain check on it...

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