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Zhao_Yun
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(10-12-2017, 10:25 PM)
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Just announced on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/aksysgames/statu...73674088734720

Steam Release date will be announced later:
https://twitter.com/aksysgames/statu...74128730222592

Tokyo Xanadu eX+ is an enhanced port of the Vita game and features more playable characters and additional content.
Last edited by Zhao_Yun; 10-12-2017 at 10:29 PM.
purseowner
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(10-12-2017, 10:27 PM)
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Can EU Xanadu?

No. It's Aksys.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(10-12-2017, 10:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

Can EU Xanadu?

No. It's Aksys.

Ruthless.

Also, yet another non-simultaneous PC launch of a Falcom game. I hope this does well for Aksys at least, since releasing in/after December could hurt visibility.
Tohsaka
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(10-12-2017, 10:28 PM)
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Will double-dip since I really liked it on Vita.
CielTynave
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(10-12-2017, 10:29 PM)
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Shit, just a week after Xenoblade 2.
SliceSabre
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(10-12-2017, 10:29 PM)
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Can't wait for another Falcom knockout game. I should be done with my backlog by then.
Surfside
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(10-12-2017, 10:31 PM)
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How similar is this to Xanadu Next?
Kintaro
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(10-12-2017, 10:32 PM)
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Watch PC version get released next year when people won't be spending money on it and it stealth releases to no fanfare. =/
purseowner
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(10-12-2017, 10:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surfside

How similar is this to Xanadu Next?

Has nothing in common. Action RPG that plays similar to Ys VIII in dungeons, social stuff that plays identically to Trails of Cold Steel outside of dungeons.

It's a great game (the Vita version at least, yet to play PS4).
Surfside
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(10-12-2017, 10:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

Has nothing in common. Action RPG that plays similar to Ys VIII in dungeons, social stuff that plays identically to Trails of Cold Steel outside of dungeons.

It's a great game (the Vita version at least, yet to play PS4).

That's great to hear, since i didn't enjoy Next much.
koutoru
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(10-12-2017, 10:40 PM)
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Surprise, surprise. The Amazon date was correct then.
Lord of Ostia
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(10-12-2017, 10:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surfside

That's great to hear, since i didn't enjoy Next much.

:O

Xanadu Next is a way better game, super unique too.
I did like Tokyo Xanadu as well, but I can't understand how someone wouldn't lile Xanadu Next. It's an amazing game.
Fou-Lu
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(10-12-2017, 10:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by Surfside

That's great to hear, since i didn't enjoy Next much.

:(

Xanadu Next is a beautiful game. I want more of it so badly.
Dragoon En Regalia
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(10-12-2017, 10:43 PM)
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Xanadu Next rocks, but I totally get some people not liking it or getting a good first impression, as it does some weird things for a Falcom game. Tokyo Xanadu will definitely appeal to anyone who likes/loves Trails of Cold Steel and would love an action game underneath all the voluminous NPC text and straightforward story.

And since I'm an unabashed advocate, anyone who liked Xanadu Next should consider trying Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection when that comes around. I think it's going to get a release date very soon.
Fou-Lu
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(10-12-2017, 10:46 PM)
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Originally Posted by Dragoon En Regalia

And since I'm an unabashed advocate, anyone who liked Xanadu Next should consider trying Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection when that comes around. I think it's going to get a release date very soon.

I am always up for more Falcom, so will definitely be playing Zwei.
chaosblade
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(10-12-2017, 10:50 PM)
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Any word on whether the game got another editing pass in the wait between versions? I've heard the TX localization is in many ways worse than Ys VIII's.

Probably holding off for a while regardless. Between impressions of the game as a whole not being particularly great and the overall setting of the game being undesirable to me, it's a pretty low priority.
Surfside
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(10-12-2017, 10:56 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lord of Ostia

:O

Xanadu Next is a way better game, super unique too.
I did like Tokyo Xanadu as well, but I can't understand how someone wouldn't lile Xanadu Next. It's an amazing game.


It was a little bit to simple for me. It also is Diablo like in its gameplay, which i knew when i bought it. But i thought its story would be a little bit more prominent. But it wasn't. So i was left with a pure dungeon crawler, which i don't like that much.

I know it's my own fault for buying it prematurely.
Chaos2Frozen
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(10-12-2017, 11:16 PM)
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Perfect timing, I'll get this after I finish South Park and that'll be my last game of 2017.
Thoraxes
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(10-12-2017, 11:22 PM)
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Sucks about the PC version delay compared to PS4. Hopefully it ends up good. It's also nice that they at least told us about it well in advance.

Since PC is the version I wanted most, I'll just pass on the PS4 version since XC2 is out the week before.
Oreiller
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(10-12-2017, 11:23 PM)
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The European version will probably release a few weeks later, be more expensive than in NA and will be digital only. Great.
Derkon
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(10-12-2017, 11:24 PM)
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Kinda sucks that this is a week after XC2 but will still pick it up regardless to support the series.
Glass Rebel
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(10-12-2017, 11:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by purseowner

Has nothing in common. Action RPG that plays similar to Ys VIII in dungeons, social stuff that plays identically to Trails of Cold Steel outside of dungeons.

I didn't think I'd save money today but here we are.
Thud
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(10-12-2017, 11:26 PM)
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Should've known with Aksys. Not getting this full priced.

Originally Posted by Dragoon En Regalia

Xanadu Next rocks, but I totally get some people not liking it or getting a good first impression, as it does some weird things for a Falcom game. Tokyo Xanadu will definitely appeal to anyone who likes/loves Trails of Cold Steel and would love an action game underneath all the voluminous NPC text and straightforward story.

And since I'm an unabashed advocate, anyone who liked Xanadu Next should consider trying Zwei: The Ilvard Insurrection when that comes around. I think it's going to get a release date very soon.

Alrighty I'll buy two two.
Shadowman16
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(10-12-2017, 11:26 PM)

Originally Posted by Tohsaka

Will double-dip since I really liked it on Vita.

Likewise, I'm sure I'll grab the PS4 version at some point. Just finished the Vita version, really enjoyed it and have ended up doing an Nightmare + Infinity difficulty run. Almost done with S ranking all the levels (just got 3 odd to go)...
DangerMouse
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(10-12-2017, 11:27 PM)
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Nice! Good to finally get a release date.
Saphirax
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(10-12-2017, 11:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by chaosblade

Any word on whether the game got another editing pass in the wait between versions? I've heard the TX localization is in many ways worse than Ys VIII's.

Probably holding off for a while regardless. Between impressions of the game as a whole not being particularly great and the overall setting of the game being undesirable to me, it's a pretty low priority.

Ys VIIIís localization is worse. TX just lacked QA (a lot of Aksysí releases have the same issue). Hopefully they fixed it!
Zhao_Yun
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(10-12-2017, 11:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by Oreiller

The European version will probably release a few weeks later, be more expensive than in NA and will be digital only. Great.

I think physical version was confirmed when they announced it, but if it goes the same way as with the Vita version there will be no communication on when it will be released and you'll only find it at certain retailers...
preta
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(10-13-2017, 12:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by chaosblade

Any word on whether the game got another editing pass in the wait between versions? I've heard the TX localization is in many ways worse than Ys VIII's.

Probably holding off for a while regardless. Between impressions of the game as a whole not being particularly great and the overall setting of the game being undesirable to me, it's a pretty low priority.

It's more enjoyable to read than Ys VIII's, but it also has some issues that that one doesn't have. TX has a number of cases of names and terms being translated or romanized multiple different ways and then all of them being used interchangeably, which is incredibly sloppy - and some of those ways aren't always even correct or synonymous with the others. Aksys also forgot to insert the true ending credits theme, which means that it's just 5 minutes of dead silence over the final part of the ending and the credits instead. I will say, though, that aside from the aforementioned sloppiness, it does feel like they actually tried with the editing, unlike NISA with Ys VIII. It has personality, although I think it might actually be a little overdone at times. There are also a few names in Falcom references that are misromanized. Overall, it's something that they could conceivably fix for the release of eX+ if they tried.

Originally Posted by Surfside

It was a little bit to simple for me. It also is Diablo like in its gameplay, which i knew when i bought it. But i thought its story would be a little bit more prominent. But it wasn't. So i was left with a pure dungeon crawler, which i don't like that much.

I know it's my own fault for buying it prematurely.

Its story is plenty prominent if you collect the tablets and memoirs! I loved the way the story was told when you take them into account - if you find and read them as you go, they'll give you material enough to contextualize current events somewhat but leave plenty of room for theorizing about their connections to each other and to said events, up to the end.
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StereoVsn
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(10-13-2017, 12:03 AM)
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I wonder how bad the delay will be with Xanadu Next. Ys VIII is bad enough and who knows when Cold Steel 2 will show up.

Edit: Meant on Steam of course.
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cm osi
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remember trying the demo and it was pretty bad. looked like a upressed psp game
chaosblade
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Originally Posted by preta

It's more enjoyable to read than Ys VIII's, but it also has some issues that that one doesn't have. TX has a number of cases of names and terms being translated or romanized multiple different ways and then all of them being used interchangeably, which is incredibly sloppy - and some of those ways aren't always even correct or synonymous with the others. Aksys also forgot to insert the true ending credits theme, which means that it's just 5 minutes of dead silence over the final part of the ending and the credits instead. I will say, though, that aside from the aforementioned sloppiness, it does feel like they actually tried with the editing, unlike NISA with Ys VIII. It has personality, although I think it might actually be a little overdone at times.

That makes it sound like improving it would be pretty doable. Hopefully they do that, especially after what NISA is going through.
preta
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(10-13-2017, 12:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by chaosblade

That makes it sound like improving it would be pretty doable. Hopefully they do that, especially after what NISA is going through.

Oh, it'd definitely be doable. If they don't do it, I imagine there'll likely be a fan patch to do so. (Of course, Aksys should do it.) The hardest part would be editing some errors in graphics.
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Vuci
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(10-13-2017, 12:23 AM)
very cool, day one for me
asagami_
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Silly question, but it's going to have a DRM-free version at the GOG store? Google isn't helping.
Grim Patron
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(10-13-2017, 04:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by Tohsaka

Will double-dip since I really liked it on Vita.

Yep. Same.
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(10-13-2017, 05:06 AM)
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After loving Y's 8 and Trails, I'll buy this the moment it hits PSN.
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(10-13-2017, 05:35 AM)
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In my veins! So excited for this! Definitely want to get it on PS4 or PC.
Ascheroth
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(10-13-2017, 06:56 AM)
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Not really that bothered with apparently a non 2017 PC date, I've already played Trails the 3rd, Cold Steel and Ys Seven this year, with Zwei and Ys VIII still coming.
Truly a Falcom avalanche.

Hopefully the PC version doesn't overlap with Cold Steel 2.

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