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Mitama
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(03-30-2013, 04:53 PM)
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Once again, Ghostlight shows their incompetence: after taking almost 2 years to release the European version of Devil Survivor: Overclocked (which doesn't introduce any additional languages or extras, it's just the US version with some small changes due to ratings/NoE requirements) messes up their final retail version of the game.

People on Gamefaqs, Twitter and Ghostlight's own blog have mentioned a game breaking bug and several crashes. You are not able to use the "Summon" command without having the game crash on you. There's also been multiple reports of people having the auction house crash on them when the seller has lied about the demon's stats.

Quote from a comment on the Ghostlight blog (related to the "Summon" command):

Hi guys! Loving DS:O so far, but unfortunately I have to report a bug. Every time I try to use the 'Summon' command, my game freezes and I have to reset the whole console :'(

Tested with: Free slots in teams; Slots in team with dead demons; multiple different battles, Free and Story.

I know other people have reported this, but is there any word of a fix? Is it likely to be patched?

Complaint on Twitter about the auction house locking up:


Bug in a character's bio:


Well, I'm baffled.
Kuro Madoushi
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(03-30-2013, 04:55 PM)
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Naoya Henry lol

Can they still patch this?
Gonzo The Great
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(03-30-2013, 04:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mitama

Well, I'm baffled.

I'm not. Atlus is one of the laziest companies ever, but their rabid fanbase doesn't care. Don't expect Persona 5 until 2016.
Necrovex
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(03-30-2013, 04:57 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

I'm not. Atlus is one of the laziest companies ever, but their rabid fanbase doesn't care. Don't expect Persona 5 until 2016.

We'll get it the same year as Versus.
Codeblue
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(03-30-2013, 04:58 PM)
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Did he put his first and last name in the wrong spots?

Edit: Read wrong.
El Chupacabra
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(03-30-2013, 04:58 PM)
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This is a bummer. I was actually planning to get this. Europe gets screwed again. :(
ash_ag
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(03-30-2013, 04:59 PM)
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Are any of those bugs present in the original or the NA version?
cj_iwakura
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(03-30-2013, 04:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

I'm not. Atlus is one of the laziest companies ever, but their rabid fanbase doesn't care. Don't expect Persona 5 until 2016.

And this is Atlus' fault because?...


And no, there's nothing like this in the NA version.
Mitama
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(03-30-2013, 04:59 PM)
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People without wifi wouldn't be able to get the update. And who knows how long it'll take them to even fix this? It's a pretty major bug since the "Summon" command is used to replace your dead domains and it crashes pretty much every time you use it.
zulux21
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(03-30-2013, 05:00 PM)
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Originally Posted by Codeblue

Did he put his first and last name in the wrong spots?

it wouldn't be surprising, i wasn't paying attention in persona 4 golden and managed to swap them as they ask for last name first then first name, I am guessing that overclocked is done the same way... to lazy to locate my copy and check though.

I don't recall any bugs like this in the NA version though, if they were there I have a feeling my friend who actually finished the game (I am only a few hours in... disgaea 4 distracted me lol) would have been complaining about them to me. It's a shame it took so long and has bugs, but hey at least you have a copy now, it could have just never been released. Ideally they get a patch out quickly and people can get it

Originally Posted by Mitama

People without wifi wouldn't be able to get the update.

unless you live in a secluded mountain area with no possible connection to the internet which then it's unlikely you own a gaming system anyways I can't see this being a big problem. While this is a valid worry for a home console, for something like the 3ds, well just take it to mcdonalds, or a coffee shop or a friends house ect. It's very very easy to get wifi access for a handheld anymore as long as you just need it for something like downloading a patch.
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Semajer
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(03-30-2013, 05:01 PM)
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I bought this game to be my first jump into the SMT series in order to prepare me for SMT X FE, so I guess I'll wait until this is fixed/reissued before I start it.
norfair_zebes
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(03-30-2013, 05:01 PM)
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Poor Ghostlight! It seems they can't catch a break. Is the US version of the game also affected by this bug?
Hellraider
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(03-30-2013, 05:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by nooferu

Poor Ghostlight! It seems they can't catch a break. Is the US version of the game also affected by this bug?

Poor Ghostlight?They are not the poor ones if all these are true.
hamchan
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(03-30-2013, 05:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

And this is Atlus' fault because?...


And no, there's nothing like this in the NA version.

Because they can't be arsed bringing the games to Europe themselves!

I think it's finally time I look for the DS version after waiting so long for this version to be playable on my 3DS.
ohlawd
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(03-30-2013, 05:02 PM)
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*hugs DS:O NA copy*

I've had no problems with that one. Over 150 hours too. Sucks for the EU peeps.
Samurai_Heart
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(03-30-2013, 05:02 PM)
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Seriously Ghostlight, how did you miss these problems? Sigh gonna cancelled my order and wait for them to either fix it or put up an eShop version...is this just one person or several though?
Gonzo The Great
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(03-30-2013, 05:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

And this is Atlus' fault because?...

They outsourced the localization to Ghostlight games.

Mitama
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(03-30-2013, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

And this is Atlus' fault because?...


And no, there's nothing like this in the NA version.

Indeed, it's not present in the NA version and Atlus doesn't have anything to do with this. I'm baffled because Ghostlight kept telling people they needed all this time to fix certain requirements that are specific to NoE (very small stuff I assume, how hard can it be, they basically got a 99% finished product from Atlus) and after all this time (close to 2 years) they still manage to introduce new bugs...
SatelliteOfLove
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(03-30-2013, 05:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

I'm not. Atlus is one of the laziest companies ever, but their rabid fanbase doesn't care. Don't expect Persona 5 until 2016.

That didn't take long.
dallow_bg
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(03-30-2013, 05:05 PM)
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Short of a recall, I thought they'll fix this.
Pretty serious error.

Did ghostlight not play test?
cw_sasuke
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(03-30-2013, 05:06 PM)
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I really wonder why Atlus US won't just put their games onto the PAL eShop as soon as possible. It can't be that expensive to release games on other regions eShop when it is working for Code of Princess and its original publisher.

Releasing the game around the time of Fire Emblem is really a mistake though.
cj_iwakura
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(03-30-2013, 05:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

They outsourced the localization to Ghostlight games.

They don't have a European branch. Would you like to provide them the necessary capital to establish one?

Blame Ghostlight for being lazy, not Atlus for giving it to whoever wanted it.
Sadist
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(03-30-2013, 05:07 PM)
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And Amazon delayed my order as well for this one... sigh.
mrsmr2
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(03-30-2013, 05:07 PM)
Region locking FTW!
norfair_zebes
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(03-30-2013, 05:07 PM)
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Guess I have to import the game after all. Could have bought it together with my US 3DS but wanted to support Ghostlight for bringing the Devil Survivor series to Europe. What a shame. :(
GhostTrick
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(03-30-2013, 05:08 PM)
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Oh come on... Those guys are incompetent, really.
They took 2 YEARS.
2 YEARS to slap their DAMN LOGO on the cover and in the game... and yet they found a way to make a game breaking game ? Bravo Ghostlight, and Bravo Atlus for not having a European branch.
Khrno
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(03-30-2013, 05:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

They outsourced the localization to Ghostlight games.

Atlus didn't outsource anything. Ghostlight picked up the license to localize and distribute the game since Atlus don't care about the european market.
Mitama
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(03-30-2013, 05:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by Samurai_Heart

Seriously Ghostlight, how did you miss these problems? Sigh gonna cancelled my order and wait for them to either fix it or put up an eShop version...is this just one person or several though?

It's several and it's not some bug that you can only trigger after a sequence of random events that would rarely happen in that order, it's something that happens every single time you select a certain command.
buddha0991
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(03-30-2013, 05:08 PM)
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That's rather troublesome. Gotta warn some EU friends about this. As an aside, Ghostlight should rethink trying to get Devil Survivor 2 and just go for Devil Survivor 2: Break Record instead.
hamchan
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(03-30-2013, 05:08 PM)
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Ghostlight are pretty incompetent. Didn't they announce some of the PS2 megaten games to be released on PSN and we didn't end up getting anything?
Ath
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(03-30-2013, 05:09 PM)
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Yup, looks like the EU version is bugged. I tried using the Summon command and the game locked up on me.
cj_iwakura
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(03-30-2013, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by hamchan

Ghostlight are pretty incompetent. Didn't they announce some of the PS2 megaten games to be released on PSN and we didn't end up getting anything?

Digital Devil Saga, and that was always highly suspect, because Atlus USA and JP never mentioned it.
kuppy
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(03-30-2013, 05:11 PM)
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This is bad.
Mmmh.. So maybe I should pick up the US NDS version instead?
Napalm_Frank
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(03-30-2013, 05:11 PM)
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Hail region lock!

*hugs Vita*

Then again ain't these the exact same companies responsible for the P4A? I hope publishers cannot region lock Vita games ;-;

And as far as I know there has been no progress in hacking 3DS? :/
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Magicpaint
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(03-30-2013, 05:12 PM)
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Great. Just great.

Why bring the release date forward then?
Terra_Ex
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(03-30-2013, 05:13 PM)
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So you can't summon any replacement demons to help you in battle, damn. How the hell did a bug in such a fundamental mechanic get missed? Good job I can just import the USA version to avoid- oh wait, Nintendo is "protecting" me from the dangers of imported software.

I recall a freezing issue with Ghostlight's release of Nocturne (Lucifers call) as well, when fighting particular monsters using 50Hz mode, the game could randomly freeze - very galling when exploring the Amala Labyrinth.

Hopefully they can patch this one soon.
Brazil
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(03-30-2013, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Gonzo The Great

I'm not. Atlus is one of the laziest companies ever, but their rabid fanbase doesn't care. Don't expect Persona 5 until 2016.

I try to feel sorry for European gamers who don't get treated by Atlus, but posts like this make it hard for me to care.
axisofweevils
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(03-30-2013, 05:17 PM)
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I actually hope Nintendo start publishing these games in Europe, especially now there's a SMT x FE crossover.

Ghostlight are just inept.
buddha0991
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(03-30-2013, 05:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Brazil

I try to feel sorry for European gamers who don't get treated by Atlus, but posts like this make it hard for me to care.

Yes because an angry person or two is TOTALLY worth judging an entire fanbase, one as wronged as European Atlus fans lately.
hamchan
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(03-30-2013, 05:18 PM)
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Probably means they didn't even bother testing the game too. What have they been doing for the past two years?
MarkusRJR
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(03-30-2013, 05:22 PM)
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I haven't played my NA copy of this game yet. Does it have these issues or are they patched already? Is it an EU only problem?

Sucks for those in EU.
web01
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(03-30-2013, 05:24 PM)
I hate Ghostlight so much, a terrible publisher with absolutely disgusting psn pricing.
For these types of bugs its like they never even tested the game.
Mitama
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(03-30-2013, 05:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by kuppy

This is bad.
Mmmh.. So maybe I should pick up the US NDS version instead?

It's a great game but I'd suggest importing a US 3DS and the US version of DS:O. At least you'll be able to play Soul Hackers and SMT:IV without having to rely on Ghostlight.
Mitama
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(03-30-2013, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Yaceka

I haven't played my NA copy of this game yet. Does it have these issues or are they patched already? Is it an EU only problem?

Sucks for those in EU.

Your NA copy is fine, these bugs are only for the just released EU version.
Fisico
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(03-30-2013, 05:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

They don't have a European branch. Would you like to provide them the necessary capital to establish one?

They should launch a kickstarter
ohlawd
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(03-30-2013, 05:27 PM)
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The NA version has none of these problems.

So all these messed up bugs are on Ghostlight.
GhostTrick
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(03-30-2013, 05:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by cj_iwakura

They don't have a European branch. Would you like to provide them the necessary capital to establish one?

Blame Ghostlight for being lazy, not Atlus for giving it to whoever wanted it.




NIS America are smaller than Atlus... and yet THEY HAVE money to bring Atlus games in Europe.
Also, nothing stop Atlus from publishing on eShop... oh yes, they hate Europe, that's enough.
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(03-30-2013, 05:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhostTrick

NIS America are smaller than Atlus... and yet THEY HAVE money to bring Atlus games in Europe.
Also, nothing stop Atlus from publishing on eShop... oh yes, they hate Europe, that's enough.

I'm pretty sure NISA does not handle distribution at all themselves for the most part (usually use Tecmo Koei), which is a big thing in itself, excluding the eShop tactic. And every time I see something available via eShop only, I see people complaining about no physical version no buy etc etc. But I guess it's easier to say "omg they hate Europe, they don't care" and such.
Tizoc
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(03-30-2013, 05:30 PM)
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WTF, and I pre ordered this some months ago when it was cheap on GAME =/
I'll tell my brother not to unwrap the game. If they don't fix this, I'll ask my brother to trade it off.
cj_iwakura
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(03-30-2013, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by GhostTrick

NIS America are smaller than Atlus... and yet THEY HAVE money to bring Atlus games in Europe.
Also, nothing stop Atlus from publishing on eShop... oh yes, they hate Europe, that's enough.

I assume NIS have a deal with an EU publisher. I believe it's Tecmo-Koei.

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