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#20641 lutz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1187 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:12 PM

So... wasn't Bandai Namco suppose to have run a press release today announcing a lot of switch games? I can't seem to find any news on Tales of whatever or Xenosaga HD collection... or anything. Did they reschedule because of Star Wars lol?



#20642 Soma_Cruz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1471 Posts   Joined 9.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 11:15 PM

So... wasn't Bandai Namco suppose to have run a press release today announcing a lot of switch games? I can't seem to find any news on Tales of whatever or Xenosaga HD collection... or anything. Did they reschedule because of Star Wars lol?

Pretty sure that was a rumor so who knows.



#20643 NeoMonk  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:05 AM

I can't seem to find any news on Tales of whatever

I think the tales event is tomorrow.



#20644 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4662 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:52 AM

 
 


#20645 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4256 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 03:59 AM

I think the tales event is tomorrow.

Correct the tales of switch coverage is supposed to be tomorrow.  Since there was no new trademark this only means that they are either reusing a trademark or they intend to make a sequel/prequel to an existing game since they said the switch title was going to be a new title.



#20646 Tothoro  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:46 AM

We know one thing for sure:

 

 

Anyhow, do we have confirmation one way or another if the new Tales game is an exclusive? I'll play it on whatever, but PS4 would be my platform of choice.



#20647 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   718 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:18 AM

We know one thing for sure:

https://twitter.com/...515012449972224

Anyhow, do we have confirmation one way or another if the new Tales game is an exclusive? I'll play it on whatever, but PS4 would be my platform of choice.


My guess is symphonia for the switch..or they could troll us all and give us zesty since no one asked for it.

#20648 NeoMonk  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:51 AM

or they could troll us all and give us zesty since no one asked for it.

If they change it to the animes ending, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. 



#20649 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40011 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:56 AM

I don't want Zestiria in any form. It's the worst of the worst

#20650 Tothoro  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 07:44 AM

I didn't hate Zesty, but it's by far the worst Tales title I've played. I still got the platinum because apparently I love to torture myself with arduous video game tasks. The entire game felt "just okay" except for the Fuck ing equipment system. About half of the ~100 hour plat time was trying to find pieces of equipment that would synthesize together correctly.



#20651 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4662 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 12:42 PM

 

 

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#20652 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4256 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 01:45 PM

My guess is symphonia for the switch..or they could troll us all and give us zesty since no one asked for it.

It isn't going to be a port.  It is a brand new mothership title



#20653 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4256 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 01:52 PM

We know one thing for sure:

 

 

Anyhow, do we have confirmation one way or another if the new Tales game is an exclusive? I'll play it on whatever, but PS4 would be my platform of choice.

it will be switch exclusive.  may get a steam version too unless bamco has an exclusive deal with nintendo.  It will definitely get a ps4 or higher port eventually since all tales of games do. Bamco cannot help doing enhanced ports. Granted the main jpn fanbase is on sony systems.  I have to assume there is something they are getting out of this since they previously said they were sticking to sony systems going forward.  Granted that was prior to firing hideo baba and the other management and such people.

 

At the very least it likely wont use xillias graphics engine so that is a plus.  Hope it has either vesperias or graces art styles but with the newer larger character models.

My biggest question would be how they would implement controls since tales of needs a normal controller so I doubt it would work well portable wise.  Hmm would they even still have mulitplayer?  As I'm not sure that would work unless its locked out of portable mode. That and I forsee framerate issues especially if they still have link encounters with 8 enemies able to cast at the same time.  Zesty couldn't even handle it on the pc/ps4 so I couldn't imagine the lag on the switch in portable mode.



#20654 Defvayne   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   57 Posts   Joined 7.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 16 December 2017 - 02:25 PM

Berseria is in my top 3 of 2017. Hope the next is as good.

#20655 Cloyd   Forever awaiting the English release of Moe Crystal. CAGiversary!   1038 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:52 PM

Berseria is in my top 3 of 2017. Hope the next is as good.

I'm playing it now and love it! Wish I didn't wait so long to start it up.



#20656 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4662 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 16 December 2017 - 05:58 PM

My Kiwami 2 LE arrived and the PS4 theme that comes with it is simply beautiful.  :drool:

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#20657 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   718 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:20 PM

It isn't going to be a port. It is a brand new mothership title


Source?

#20658 lutz   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1187 Posts   Joined 12.7 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 06:54 PM

Well, the official twitter feed specifically said "not that one" for the ps3 version of Vesperia. Hoping it's PS4 and Switch version of Vesperia instead!



#20659 Nothing371   Tomorrow King - Interloper Kai CAGiversary!   6995 Posts   Joined 6.8 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 09:45 PM

That's incredible, Supplice.   Love it.  It's beautiful. 



#20660 SgtWiggles   Artist formally known as dgwillia CAGiversary!   11210 Posts   Joined 9.3 Years Ago  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 10:38 PM

That Shinobi Strikers gameplay....does not look very good.



#20661 Say_Jayx3  

Posted 16 December 2017 - 11:31 PM

That Shinobi Strikers gameplay....does not look very good.

Thought that was a Naruto Falling into an Abyss Simulator for a second lol.

 

Seriously though, it does look bad.

The mechanics look like they'll just cause nothing but a headache when moves dont connect and woops you fell down into a giant abyss again.  



#20662 itzd4n   Dank Lean CAGiversary!   718 Posts   Joined 8.0 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:05 AM

That Shinobi Strikers gameplay....does not look very good.


Tried the beta for a couple matches. It's as bad as it looks. Matchmaking was also terrible, server stress test aside.

Unless certain gameplay elements and ^that undergoes a significant overhaul, I would advise everyone to stay away.

#20663 Tothoro  

Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:10 AM

I know it's technically not Japanese, but I finished Cosmic Star Heroine earlier today. What a game. It has the great Zeboyd Games sense of humor (Breath of Death VII, Cthulu Saves the World), solid mechanics, and some really fun post-game bosses. The stylized art and soundtrack were great as well, and those tend to be things I normally don't notice or comment on. It added a lot of "quality of life" features to the 16-bit RPG formula that I was very happy to see - experience is auto-distributed to all characters, dead characters still earn experience, ability to save anywhere, enemies don't arbitrarily respawn (but you can re-fight them through the pause menu), etc. It's a bit saddening to know that it didn't sell well when it's blatantly obvious how much care and polish went into the game.

 

A few weeks(?) ago we were talking about our favorite games of 2017, CSH definitely cracked the list for me. If you have niche enough interest to be reading this thread, I'd recommend it to you.



#20664 BlackRockWaifu   Advocate for the Black Friday Champion Fredyyy CAGiversary!   2933 Posts   Joined 4.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 04:05 AM

:ps4: Birthdays the Beginning: Limited Edition $28.39



#20665 Supplice   Hi-Fi CAGiversary!   4662 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Supplice

Posted 17 December 2017 - 06:14 AM

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#20666 Dead_Batteries   Voltaic Pile CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 7.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 17 December 2017 - 07:54 AM

:ps4: Yakuza Kiwami SteelBook Edition $11.99 with GCU



#20667 shadowysea07   Cjenvy I'm ready for you awd this time I'm wearing pants CAGiversary!   4256 Posts   Joined 5.1 Years Ago  

shadowysea07

Posted 17 December 2017 - 09:25 AM

Source?

From all the way back in feb.  When they first announced a switch tales of game.  Only article I could find after a quick google search was from may though. http://nintendoevery...ng-fiscal-year/

If it was a port it would have been named and dated for this year or at least q1 next year.  Considering they don't even have a trademark at this point it brings up 2 possibilities.  The first is that it's reusing a trademark they made before like how zestiria did.  Or its a sequel/prequel and will reuse the name of an existing mothership title.

 

2nd which I think is the most likely outcome after the deadline and anniversary passing is that the game is still very early in and won't be out til 2019 at the earliest.  Odds are at this point we may not hear anything at the next years tales of festival in june.



#20668 NeoMonk  

Posted 17 December 2017 - 10:58 AM

That's what I find odd, they've had 2 tales event and no new game has been announced regardless of console. 



#20669 Draekon   Kung-Fu Panda CAGiversary!   5566 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2017 - 12:04 PM

Pretty much nothing releasing this week unless you're into Sekai Project PC VNs. Hopefully in the 'revised' Switch port of Of Mice and Sand, they'll have fixed the terrible tutorial. Game is decent, but doesn't direct you all that great, especially since you can't look up past tutorial windows you may have accidentally clicked through.

Other stuff that released without warning last week (Assume PC unless otherwise noted):
- N/A

Weekly Releases (December 17th - December 23rd)

Picross e8
- Platform(s): 3DS
- Genre: Puzzle
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Technically Nonogram puzzles were invented by the Japanese.

Xenon Valkyrie+
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Rogue-lite / Platformer / RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Revamped port of the PC game.

Dragon Fang Z: The Rose & Dungeon of Time
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Roguelike / Third-Person Dungeon Crawler
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: eShop only.

Blossom Tales: The Sleeping King
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Action-Adventure
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: eShop only. Gameplay similar to a 2D Zelda game.

Of Mice and Sand: Revised
- Platform(s): Switch
- Genre: Management / Strategy
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: eShop only. Has extra content over their 3DS version. Developed by Arc System Works.

Sudoku Universe
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Puzzle
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Hoshizora no Memoria -Wish upon a Shooting Star-
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Sekai Project published. Denpasoft for 18+ version. There should be a patch for the all ages Steam version.

A Clockwork Ley-Line: The Borderline of Dusk
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Sekai Project published. Denpasoft for 18+ version. Supposedly no patch for all ages Steam version.

Time Tenshi Paradox: Episode 1
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Vulture Strike
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: SHMUP / Horizontal
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

SeaBed
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: There is no 18+ version of the game. Fruitbat published.

VR Ping Pong Paradise
- Platform(s): PC VR
- Genre: Sports
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: I believe the developer is primarily a mobile dev.

Dragon Sinker
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: RPG
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: KEMCO Mobile Port.

Anime Girls VR
- Platform(s): PC VR
- Genre: Simulation
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A

Song of Memories
- Platform(s): PC
- Genre: Visual Novel
- Demo: N/A
- Online: N/A
- Comments: Japanese and Chinese language only.

Past Releases
December 10th - December 16th
December 3rd - December 9th
November 26th - December 2nd
November 19th - November 25th
November 12th - November 18th



#20670 motaku96   CAG in Training CAGiversary!   1782 Posts   Joined 5.4 Years Ago  

Posted 17 December 2017 - 03:17 PM

Berseria is in my top 3 of 2017. Hope the next is as good.

I've had Berseria in my cart for $17~ this whole weekend. Please convince me to buy it.