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#31 Solder

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:52 AM

Proof that Arc systems games are too complicated for casual players. They find out its hard then trade it in hence the price drop. Blazblue is the same and Guilty Gear has to many options for fight styles for your average player who isn't willing to put time and effort into learning about proration or practice combos.

I played GG, BB, and P4A and like them all.




More like the anime crowd isn't large enough to manage sales after a couple months. Or even manage to keep it going tournament wise with the sales it did get.

The FGC gave Persona a serious shot, but there just wasn't enough interest in most areas to keep it going.

Also, as a fighting game player more than anything, the tiers in P4A are so ridiculously obvious it turns a lot of players off.

Guilty Gear is awesome, but Blaz Blue is garbage in comparison. P4A is in the middle of those two IMO.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:08 AM

I was reading up on this. The XBOX 360 version looks a little crisper, but the online community seems to be dead on there, so choose your poison. PS3 version almost looks exactly the same.


Looks like I'll be getting the PS3 version for free online play and stronger community.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:25 AM

Oh man I'm almost done with Persona 4 Golden so this is incredibly tempting...

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:36 AM

hope this still available til tomorrow. PM with BBY to get a copy with a soundtrack at my store. hehe

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:03 AM

More like the anime crowd isn't large enough to manage sales after a couple months. Or even manage to keep it going tournament wise with the sales it did get.

The FGC gave Persona a serious shot, but there just wasn't enough interest in most areas to keep it going.

Also, as a fighting game player more than anything, the tiers in P4A are so ridiculously obvious it turns a lot of players off.

Guilty Gear is awesome, but Blaz Blue is garbage in comparison. P4A is in the middle of those two IMO.



If BB is garbage why is it harder to find a room for persona 4 then BB?
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:12 AM

hope this still available til tomorrow. PM with BBY to get a copy with a soundtrack at my store. hehe


Do all best buys have bonus music cd?

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:49 AM

Is there any chance that this will be ported to Vita? I'd only really buy this as a Persona 4 sequel, and I'd prefer to have them playable on the same console.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 07:30 AM

Do all best buys have bonus music cd?


The Bestbuy near me doesn't.

It'll say BONUS Soundtrack CD Included on the cover and you'll see the CD wrapped behind the game.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 01:47 PM

What ? No way is bb garbage, that's why its still releasing new updates and still tourney worthy . Plus persona is not catering to the anime base anymore than bb or gg is. If anything it has the persona rpg base curious ontop.

good price on persona, to bad I'm in the middle of sfXT (meh) and tt2 to give it any time right now.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:02 PM

I just got a price match at Best Buy.com! I dont like Amazon much.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:05 PM

Does this game have spoilers for Persona 4? I'm not very far into P4 Golden, but I'd like to play this now.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 02:52 PM

So I bought this for my 360 and it's buried in my backlog. Only messed around w/ trials.
Is the online dead for 360? (or only pros now)
If I want to get into online, I can probably sell the 360 version and pick up the ps3 one and come out even. Is the ps3 community much bigger to make it worth doing that? I saw the previous post, but am looking for some additional feedback.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 03:20 PM

Does this game have spoilers for Persona 4? I'm not very far into P4 Golden, but I'd like to play this now.


I would hold off on playing the story mode, but the arcade mode may be safe (I haven't played it enough to say for sure).

I'm not a fighting gamer but I love P3 and P4. The story mode is fun if a bit wordy, but I have actually found it to be really clever and well done (certainly better than The Answer). It's pretty lighthearted and seems to pick on the concept of the game in hilarious ways. The fighting is pretty freaking awesome even if I admittedly don't know what I am doing most of the time. I've been playing on medium difficulty and progressing pretty well.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

Does this game have spoilers for Persona 4? I'm not very far into P4 Golden, but I'd like to play this now.


Yes. Finish P4G first.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

I got it when it was $30 around Black Friday and my copy came with the soundtrack. So You could get lucky getting it.


Sometimes you can get lucky from Amazon if they still have the pre-order bonus copies sitting around with the ost included. I've ordered a few games in the past where I received artbooks/cds without having to pre-order for any bonuses.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Proof that Arc systems games are too complicated for casual players. They find out its hard then trade it in hence the price drop. Blazblue is the same and Guilty Gear has to many options for fight styles for your average player who isn't willing to put time and effort into learning about proration or practice combos.

I played GG, BB, and P4A and like them all.


Nah. The price dropped because it's typical Aksys crapwork with shitty quality sprites that aren't dot pixel art. It's generic doujin inspired fare which only the hardcore weaboos with no girlfriend, no life and no money.

Aksys games aren't specifically more complicated, they're just not popular because nobody really cares to play to play Doujin style fighting games in the mainstream. Hell if I wanted Doujin fighting, I could go for Melty Blood, Queen of Hearts, Arcana Hearts, or whatever. They're a dime a dozen. Just because you add the pocky infused Persona junk into it doesn't mean it's worth a whale fart.

Aksys also has a fanbase that is scared of the outside world. That's why nobody features Aksys fighting games. Evo cancelled the Blazblue tournament because Blazblue fans sat on their ass and played online and never showed up. Online is so glorious to frame friendly aksys games that they don't even have the testicular fortitude to go up to someones face and look them straight in the eye and give them a smashing good beatdown.

But ripping good price my friend. I'll wait till it hits ten dollars. When it costs less than a meal at a diner, then I'll invest into it. Gonna play some Virtua Fighter 5 now.
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 06:11 PM

virtua fighter, lol.... stop my sides are hurting from all the laughter....
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:46 PM

Damn, I might have to bite on this. Don't see it going lower than the 20 mark.

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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:54 PM

Nah. The price dropped because it's typical Aksys crapwork with shitty quality sprites that aren't dot pixel art. It's generic doujin inspired fare which only the hardcore weaboos with no girlfriend, no life and no money.

Aksys games aren't specifically more complicated, they're just not popular because nobody really cares to play to play Doujin style fighting games in the mainstream. Hell if I wanted Doujin fighting, I could go for Melty Blood, Queen of Hearts, Arcana Hearts, or whatever. They're a dime a dozen. Just because you add the pocky infused Persona junk into it doesn't mean it's worth a whale fart.

Aksys also has a fanbase that is scared of the outside world. That's why nobody features Aksys fighting games. Evo cancelled the Blazblue tournament because Blazblue fans sat on their ass and played online and never showed up. Online is so glorious to frame friendly aksys games that they don't even have the testicular fortitude to go up to someones face and look them straight in the eye and give them a smashing good beatdown.

But ripping good price my friend. I'll wait till it hits ten dollars. When it costs less than a meal at a diner, then I'll invest into it. Gonna play some Virtua Fighter 5 now.

So the multiple gaming outlets that have it up for fighting game of the year are wrong? And Virtua Fighter blows.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:33 AM

virtua fighter, lol.... stop my sides are hurting from all the laughter....


So the multiple gaming outlets that have it up for fighting game of the year are wrong? And Virtua Fighter blows.


Even though he went overboard with the Arc system fighter hate no one can deny Virtua Fighter being a great fighting game now. Its one of if not the most technical fighter out there. Saying its bad is doing exactly what he did.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 02:42 AM

Picked up a copy with the CD soundtrack at Best Buy with price match of Amazon. Thanks OP!

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 03:44 AM

Nah. The price dropped because it's typical Aksys crapwork with shitty quality sprites that aren't dot pixel art. It's generic doujin inspired fare which only the hardcore weaboos with no girlfriend, no life and no money.

Aksys games aren't specifically more complicated, they're just not popular because nobody really cares to play to play Doujin style fighting games in the mainstream. Hell if I wanted Doujin fighting, I could go for Melty Blood, Queen of Hearts, Arcana Hearts, or whatever. They're a dime a dozen. Just because you add the pocky infused Persona junk into it doesn't mean it's worth a whale fart.

Aksys also has a fanbase that is scared of the outside world. That's why nobody features Aksys fighting games. Evo cancelled the Blazblue tournament because Blazblue fans sat on their ass and played online and never showed up. Online is so glorious to frame friendly aksys games that they don't even have the testicular fortitude to go up to someones face and look them straight in the eye and give them a smashing good beatdown.

But ripping good price my friend. I'll wait till it hits ten dollars. When it costs less than a meal at a diner, then I'll invest into it. Gonna play some Virtua Fighter 5 now.


^There are so many generalities and -- frankly -- absurdities in this post that it's difficult to pinpoint where to begin.

Arksys games have a narrow following, I'll give you that, but that's true of all 2D fighting games today. Games such as KOFXIII and Blaz Blu, however, are hardly bad games. One could easily turn the argument around and say that one reason games like these don't sell well today is because gamers today are no longer interested in learning the complex systems and strategies that are designed into the gameplay. Personally, I think it's a combination of this, the games' very Japanese presentation (which is a turn-off to some gamers today), and the fact that these franchises have never been particularly mainstream.

I don't think one should make such sweeping judgments about who plays these games in determining why they are or are not selling. There are a lot of great games that never find their audience, and while P4A is not in that pantheon of great games, it is a solid fighter with deep mechanics.

I picked up the title recently from Best Buy and enjoy it. I am also a fan of the 2D fighter, whoever makes it, and it's nice that developers will still build games like these. Looking forward to Darkstalkers.

BTW, don't lump Arcana Hearts with the likes of P4A -- that game was horrible.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 04:18 AM

Nah. The price dropped because it's typical Aksys crapwork with shitty quality sprites that aren't dot pixel art. It's generic doujin inspired fare which only the hardcore weaboos with no girlfriend, no life and no money.

Aksys games aren't specifically more complicated, they're just not popular because nobody really cares to play to play Doujin style fighting games in the mainstream. Hell if I wanted Doujin fighting, I could go for Melty Blood, Queen of Hearts, Arcana Hearts, or whatever. They're a dime a dozen. Just because you add the pocky infused Persona junk into it doesn't mean it's worth a whale fart.

Aksys also has a fanbase that is scared of the outside world. That's why nobody features Aksys fighting games. Evo cancelled the Blazblue
tournament because Blazblue fans sat on their ass and played online and never showed up. Online is so glorious to frame friendly aksys games that they don't even have the testicular fortitude to go up to someones face and look them straight in the eye and give them a smashing good beatdown.

But ripping good price my friend. I'll wait till it hits ten dollars. When it costs less than a meal at a diner, then I'll invest into it. Gonna play some Virtua Fighter 5 now.


And why would a redneck "with a life" (what organism doesn't have one?) take his manly hands off the controller to read a forum for a type of game he professes to despise? Maybe you thought you clicked on the Duke Nukem thread?

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

How do you price match this at Best Buy? Do you simply print out the Amazon page with the game, or bring it up on your cell? Never price-matched online prices.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:32 PM

How do you price match this at Best Buy? Do you simply print out the Amazon page with the game, or bring it up on your cell? Never price-matched online prices.


I asked the same thing. If it is online, you just call them & tell them Amazon has it for that price. They check it. As for store, probably print ad but I would call first and make sure.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:33 PM

I asked the same thing. If it is online, you just call them & tell them Amazon has it for that price. They check it. As for store, probably print ad but I would call first and make sure.


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Posted 14 December 2012 - 07:59 PM

How do you price match this at Best Buy? Do you simply print out the Amazon page with the game, or bring it up on your cell? Never price-matched online prices.


I've learned to always bring my cell when price matching. I tried to get them to PM Halo 4 from Amazon, and for some reason "Halo 4 isn't on Amazon. Only the limited edition and Halo Reach". Even got her supervisor who said it wasn't on Amazon either :roll:. Pulled out my cell and found it in 5 seconds. First time I've ever heard people laughing in a backed up CS line :lol:.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 08:42 PM

Just got my copy from UPS. It came with the soundtrack wrapped in plastic with the game.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:51 PM

Great deal OP.mine just arrived today and also included OST.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 10:57 PM

Nah. The price dropped because it's typical Aksys crapwork with shitty quality sprites that aren't dot pixel art. It's generic doujin inspired fare which only the hardcore weaboos with no girlfriend, no life and no money.

Aksys games aren't specifically more complicated, they're just not popular because nobody really cares to play to play Doujin style fighting games in the mainstream. Hell if I wanted Doujin fighting, I could go for Melty Blood, Queen of Hearts, Arcana Hearts, or whatever. They're a dime a dozen. Just because you add the pocky infused Persona junk into it doesn't mean it's worth a whale fart.

Aksys also has a fanbase that is scared of the outside world. That's why nobody features Aksys fighting games. Evo cancelled the Blazblue tournament because Blazblue fans sat on their ass and played online and never showed up. Online is so glorious to frame friendly aksys games that they don't even have the testicular fortitude to go up to someones face and look them straight in the eye and give them a smashing good beatdown.

But ripping good price my friend. I'll wait till it hits ten dollars. When it costs less than a meal at a diner, then I'll invest into it. Gonna play some Virtua Fighter 5 now.

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