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TheSeks
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(02-19-2012, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by LiK

Wait two weeks

Two weeks? Surely you mean two days? :p

The demo wasn't bad but it wasn't screaming "I'm worth $20+ dollars!" to me.
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(02-19-2012, 10:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheSeks

Two weeks? Surely you mean two days? :p

The demo wasn't bad but it wasn't screaming "I'm worth $20+ dollars!" to me.

Good thing it's definitely being sold at twenty-plus dollars. Twenty plus forty, in fact!
thetrin
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(02-19-2012, 10:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bruiserk

The demo was so boring to me. The cutscenes were too frequent and long to hold my interest in the gameplay.

This thread is not for how little you liked the demo.
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(02-19-2012, 10:30 PM)
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Gonna reiterate the director's comments. Do not expect anything even in the same field as Bayonetta or DMC.
StalkerUKCG
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(02-19-2012, 10:31 PM)
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Pretty pumped for Asura's Wrath loved the demo, sadly i wont be able to pick the game up on release but ill be buying it as soon as possible.
Bruiserk
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(02-19-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by thetrin

This thread is not for how little you liked the demo.

You're right, I edited my post to make it more appropriate. I apologize.

You don't think the cutscenes broke the flow of the game?
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(02-19-2012, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by BigJiantRobut

Good thing it's definitely being sold at twenty-plus dollars. Twenty plus forty, in fact!

Yes, good thing for that since it wasn't screaming "I'm worth $20+"
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(02-19-2012, 10:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by Bruiserk

You're right, I edited my post to make it more appropriate. I apologize.

You don't think the cutscenes broke the flow of the game?

the cutscenes ARE the game

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Eggman
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(02-19-2012, 10:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tomat

If people aren't willing to do any research about something before they buy it, then it's kind of hard to give them anything more than a little sympathy.

I'm just saying this game is kind of misleading (as shown by the boxart). Some people might expect something else and get something entirely different. That doesn't apply to every game.
Neuromancer
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(02-19-2012, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dr Eggman

I'm just saying this game is kind of misleading (as shown by the boxart). Some people might expect something else and get something entirely different. That doesn't apply to every game.

How is the box art any more misleading for this game than it is for the average game?
Eggman
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(02-19-2012, 10:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

How is the box art any more misleading for this game than it is for the average game?

Someone already posted it in this thread:
Volcynika
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(02-19-2012, 10:59 PM)
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The game is full of action and it has Asura going against enemies where the odds are clearly stacked against him. AKA marketing speak.
Neuromancer
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(02-19-2012, 11:00 PM)
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Haha well that whole blurb is so hyperbolic, it's hard for me to take it seriously. But yeah I suppose if someone took that quote to mean this was going to be like Dark Souls or something, they would be pretty disappointed.
Jintor
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(02-19-2012, 11:05 PM)
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It's not technically incorrect. There is a fuckload of action. It's just your interaction is minimal.
Eggman
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(02-19-2012, 11:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jintor

It's not technically incorrect. There is a fuckload of action. It's just your interaction is minimal.

The first half, okay I can see that. But not alot of people would expect a game with very minimal interaction; as Asura's Wrath is a very unique game.

The second half, what?
Monocle
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(02-19-2012, 11:10 PM)
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Will rent. Too bad about the gameplay. Imagine what this game would have been like with a Bayonetta-quality combat system.
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(02-19-2012, 11:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dr Eggman

The first half, okay I can see that. But not alot of people would expect a game with very minimal interaction; as Asura's Wrath is a very unique game.

The second half, what?

It's really hard to mash B sometimes man. Carpal tunnel you know.
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(02-19-2012, 11:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monocle

Will rent. Too bad about the gameplay. Imagine what this game would have been like with a Bayonetta-quality combat system.

It would've been like... Bayonetta. Which isn't the point.
ThaneKrios
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(02-19-2012, 11:20 PM)
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QTE: The Game

I'll wait until a price drop.
Neuromancer
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(02-19-2012, 11:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monocle

Will rent. Too bad about the gameplay. Imagine what this game would have been like with a Bayonetta-quality combat system.

It would be a game I'd have zero interest in playing, in that case.
Criminal Upper
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(02-19-2012, 11:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Monocle

Will rent. Too bad about the gameplay. Imagine what this game would have been like with a Bayonetta-quality combat system.

Yeah, I would have loved another game that plays exactly like Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden, God of War, etc...

I wanted the exact same game again, just different characters.
hey_it's_that_dog
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(02-19-2012, 11:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Neuromancer

It would be a game I'd have zero interest in playing, in that case.

Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Yeah, I would have loved another game that plays exactly like Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden, God of War, etc...

I wanted the exact same game again, just different characters.

And now people are actually saying they'd prefer that it not have stellar gameplay to go along with the anime nonsense over-the-top-excitement?

Oh my.
Volcynika
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(02-20-2012, 12:23 AM)
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People like the game for what it is and enjoyed the demo?

Oh my.
Eggman
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(02-20-2012, 12:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Monocle

Will rent. Too bad about the gameplay. Imagine what this game would have been like with a Bayonetta-quality combat system.

Nah.
IC_Champion
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(02-20-2012, 12:47 AM)
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Going to get it myself, but I am going to buy it later. Don't have the $.
Ken
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(02-20-2012, 12:48 AM)
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If the QTEs are cool like Vanquish QTEs I'll pick this up.

I enjoy pressing buttons and having cool stuff happen.
MTMBStudios
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(02-20-2012, 12:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Criminal Upper

Yeah, I would have loved another game that plays exactly like Bayonetta, Devil May Cry, Ninja Gaiden, God of War, etc...

I wanted the exact same game again, just different characters.

Yeah but generally being a game is better than it not being a game, as it stands it does have the occasional "combat" but it is fiercely bad. Honestly this game just has the "we don't give a shit" feeling about pretty much anything related to player input.

Also holy shit at implying the games you listed play the same.
d0c_zaius
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(02-20-2012, 12:57 AM)
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There actually is some combat, it isnt 95% cutscenes. And its quite possible to lose some of those fights if you just randomly button mash. They also have a nice pace and a great animation style, which people should be familiar with if they played the Naruto PS3 games. I didn't find it fiercely bad at all, especially since many things it uses are standards in action games (hold button for heavy attack, roll dodge, mixing melee and ranged). I also dont see how it comes off as not giving a shit about player input when the combat mechanics felt responsive and for the most part useful.

While the combat isn't revolutionary, I think it provides a nice change from the QTEs and the Panzer Dragoon sequences. Of course the game being made to look like an anime series wont appeal to everyone, and neither will the 60$ price point, but I think the game will find a niche audience to appreciate what the game offers and what the intentions of the designers were.

I was definitely surprised. Of course that demo didn't help, and its unfortunate they chose such an out of place portion of the game to offer a taste of what the whole package offered. They really should have spent more time showing off the combat sequences and leaving the cutscenes to be discovered.

There also should have been an option after completing the game for a combat only challenge room or something with leaderboards.
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hey_it's_that_dog
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(02-20-2012, 01:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volcynika

People like the game for what it is and enjoyed the demo?

Oh my.

Do people like it because of it's non-interactivity or despite it? Imagine the same game, but with a more sophisticated combat system between the QTEs. How could that not be definitively better?

It's fine to want this game, but do you really think it's perfect just the way it is? Could not the "experience" of an interactive anime involve a better quality of player interaction and still achieve the game's intended purpose?
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(02-20-2012, 01:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by hey_it's_that_dog

Do people like it because of it's non-interactivity or despite it? Imagine the same game, but with a more sophisticated combat system between the QTEs. How could that not be definitively better?

It's fine to want this game, but do you really think it's perfect just the way it is? Could not the "experience" of an interactive anime involve a better quality of player interaction and still achieve the game's intended purpose?

I doubt the craziness of the gameplay (piercing planets with swords etc.) could be as well portrayed through actual gameplay than through QTEs and cutscenes.

I very much like the last Naruto game by the same dev and I thought the gameplay - QTE ratio was fine. From the Asura demo the QTE ratio seems higher, but everyone should realize what they are getting into.
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(02-20-2012, 01:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by hey_it's_that_dog

Do people like it because of it's non-interactivity or despite it? Imagine the same game, but with a more sophisticated combat system between the QTEs. How could that not be definitively better?

Less cinematic. There's a certain appeal to what Asura's Wrath actually is. Though clearly, the audience for such a thing is pretty small.
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(02-20-2012, 01:41 AM)
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Originally Posted by hey_it's_that_dog

It's fine to want this game, but do you really think it's perfect just the way it is?

Yes.
hey_it's_that_dog
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(02-20-2012, 01:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Torraz

I doubt the craziness of the gameplay (piercing planets with swords etc.) could be as well portrayed through actual gameplay than through QTEs and cutscenes.

I very much like the last Naruto game by the same dev and I thought the gameplay - QTE ratio was fine. From the Asura demo the QTE ratio seems higher, but everyone should realize what they are getting into.

In my imagined improvements to the game, the planet-piercing stuff still happens in QTE cutscenes. It's just that in between those parts, there's a real combat system.

But I'll drop it because Asura's Wrath is already a perfect video game.
LOCK
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(02-20-2012, 02:01 AM)
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I enjoyed the demo, even though I felt like I wouldn't. So I will get this sometime in the future.
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(02-20-2012, 02:17 AM)
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If it was kinda like Ninja Blade (in terms of QTE:combat ratio) , I'd buy it day one.
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(02-20-2012, 02:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Dr Eggman

If it was kinda like Ninja Blade (in terms of QTE:combat ratio) , I'd buy it day one.

I've had that on Steam for a while and still haven't played it. I should get on that!
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(02-20-2012, 02:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volcynika

I've had that on Steam for a while and still haven't played it. I should get on that!

If you enjoyed Asura's, Ninja Blade will be amazing for you.
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(02-20-2012, 02:37 AM)
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I heard of this game and didn't know what it was about until I read some of the threads here about it. So, okay I thought the hotsprings portion I saw on YouTube was atrociously bad but some of my favorite games of my childhood were Dragon's Lair, Space Ace, Cliffhanger, etc. I even have Dragon's Lair on Blu-ray. So, is this game pretty much Dragon's Lair? I can dig that if that's the case but just worried about how childish the game may be, again after seeing that hotsprings video.
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(02-20-2012, 02:51 AM)
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Yeah this is a definite buy for me, but only on the cheap. I want to experience the game, but the price tag is too much as of now.
Hillzagold
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(02-20-2012, 08:02 AM)
This game will have difficulty levels, right? How will a higher difficulty affect the not-quite-QTEs?
Iztli
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(02-20-2012, 08:28 AM)
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I really liked the demo :P so im definitely buying this
Volcynika
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(02-20-2012, 02:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hillzagold

This game will have difficulty levels, right? How will a higher difficulty affect the not-quite-QTEs?

Achievements mentioned difficulty levels, but not sure how they will affect the game.
TheApatheticOne
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(02-20-2012, 04:01 PM)
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My Amazon copy is getting ready to ship, will be here tomorrow. Very excited, love CyberConnect, loved playing through both Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storms and have Generations preordered as well. This looks fantastic IMO and I cant wait to get my hands on it.
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(02-20-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Streaming!

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Volcynika
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(02-20-2012, 06:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spruchy

Streaming!

www.twitch.tv/spruchy

You and your early copy.

*shakes fist*
Ken
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(02-20-2012, 07:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spruchy

Streaming!

www.twitch.tv/spruchy

Looks pretty frustrating to "play" and sit through so many loading screens.

The universe seems pretty cool though.
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(02-20-2012, 07:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Spruchy

Streaming!

www.twitch.tv/spruchy

Love the art they have inbetween scenes. Could you take direct screenshots of them? Some would look great as wallpapers and such

Don't like the loading at all though, far too many.
Ken
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(02-20-2012, 07:23 PM)
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"SALTY. SALTY. SALTY."

Originally Posted by Knosmirc

I finished the full game already (including 'hidden' episode), loved every second of it. Will replay to plat probably.

Liked the fight with Augus the most... so epic...

What did you think of the first 30 minutes?
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(02-20-2012, 07:23 PM)
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I finished the full game already (including 'hidden' episode), loved every second of it. Will replay to plat probably.

Liked the fight with Augus the most... so epic...
Knosmirc
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(02-20-2012, 08:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ken

"SALTY. SALTY. SALTY."



What did you think of the first 30 minutes?

The first 30 min I thought were the weakest part of the game. There was a lot of buildup and names that didn't mean anything being thrown around (later you either learn it or just start to go with it).

When you start coming to terms of what the game's episodic format and it's gameplay + presentation, I think it outshines many other AAA titles. It's like all the good parts of the AAA titles with none of the filler.

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