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JustAnotherOtaku
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(12-03-2012, 10:20 AM)
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Well this will definitely sell Vita's. Whether it's more than the usual boosts remains to be seen, but it's something!
EXPzero
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(12-03-2012, 10:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kagari

I'm holding out for a potential FFX Vita (lolololol yeah right).

as absurdly as it sounds, I'm also holding out for this one.
ajim
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(12-03-2012, 10:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJmizuhara

A fellow Gaffer playing it at TGS; @RyougaSaotome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksgb5X1_nGE

Awesome vid. Thanks.
B.O.O.M
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(12-03-2012, 10:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJmizuhara

A fellow Gaffer playing it at TGS; @RyougaSaotome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ksgb5X1_nGE

Online co op on this game is gonna be godly. It looks amazing. The sheer variety of attacks they use is going to make up for some really interesting and fast gameplay moments
twentytwo22
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(12-03-2012, 10:45 AM)
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For anyone in Japan, online reservations just went up.

Amazon
http://www.amazon.co.jp/PlayStation-...4531178&sr=8-4

Sofmap
http://www.sofmap.com/product_detail...gid=GF12010000
Akainu
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(12-03-2012, 10:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by twentytwo22

They just showed all new footage on the PS Awards show stream. Kawano also said the demo will definitely be coming out this month, it will "have more content than a normal demo -- a great amount", it will include multiplayer, and save data will transfer to the retail release.

Nice.

Kawano also had one of the limited edition Vitas in his pocket, which he showed off.

When was this?
Inorigo
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(12-03-2012, 10:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Akainu

When was this?

Yeah, when?! They need to do this in the west as well! :O
twentytwo22
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(12-03-2012, 10:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Akainu

When was this?

The show was from 4:30 to 6:00PM in Japan today. The Soul Sacrifice stuff happened at the very end.
redblack85
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(12-03-2012, 10:55 AM)
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All three version

http://www.amazon.co.jp/s/ref=nb_sb_...deogames%2C385
Last edited by redblack85; 12-03-2012 at 10:59 AM.
BladeoftheImmortal
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(12-03-2012, 10:58 AM)
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I already own two vitas, I want a third...god damn me!
DiscoJer
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(12-03-2012, 11:14 AM)
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Originally Posted by twentytwo22

What has given you that impression? This is a hunting game, through and through. An obvious copy+tweak of the original formula that made Monster Hunter so popular. The fact that they are selling it in double-packs should also mean something.

Here's the description of the game

Prepare yourself for a brutal combat experience where every decision made will have consequential results. Take on the role of a slave who is about to be sacrificed, stumbles upon a forbidden book that allows its readers to relive battles between sorcerers and monsters of the past. In order to use the magic during fierce battles, the player must be willing to make a sacrifice - ranging from personal belongings, a limb, or even a life.


I don't see how people are reading "Monster Hunter" into that. You use your own body for attacks, apparently. You relive battles out of a book.

No mention of crafting or gathering resources.

Yes, the combat looks MH like. But combat in MH is only part of the game. And that's what people seem to be overlooking. People buy MH and sink hours and hours into it, building up their gear. I just don't see how that fits into this game at all. It seems more like Lord of Apocalypse.
MagiusNecros
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(12-03-2012, 11:32 AM)
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SS is seen as a MH knockoff most likel due to the likely missionbased structure and the fact you basicaly face a huge monster at the end of each mission.

And that's what they rant on, but when you get down to it, aren't a lot of games having you face monsters, so it's really subjective and redundant.

If SS plays like Lord of Apocalypse that would be awesome.
Maedhros
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(12-03-2012, 11:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by DiscoJer

Here's the description of the game




I don't see how people are reading "Monster Hunter" into that. You use your own body for attacks, apparently. You relive battles out of a book.

No mention of crafting or gathering resources.

Yes, the combat looks MH like. But combat in MH is only part of the game. And that's what people seem to be overlooking. People buy MH and sink hours and hours into it, building up their gear. I just don't see how that fits into this game at all. It seems more like Lord of Apocalypse.

You use itens to use magic too. We actually don't know if the game has gears or not, because they simply never said.

Why just not... you know... wait for the demo before saying the game will be a flop?
Inorigo
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(12-03-2012, 11:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by MagiusNecros

If SS plays like Lord of Apocalypse that would be awesome.

How's that play, fluidly? MH combat is awful.
Jawmuncher
(12-03-2012, 11:45 AM)
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Pretty awesome bundle.
I'm really interested in how soul sacrifice is received since rather than securing MH Sony put all their eggs into their own IP.
Hopefully it works for them.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(12-03-2012, 11:46 AM)
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If this hits europe, count me in.
Takao
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(12-03-2012, 01:04 PM)
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That release date ... not so smart.
MagiusNecros
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(12-03-2012, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inorigo

How's that play, fluidly? MH combat is awful.

I love it compared to Monster Hunter.

Big step-up from Arcana.

MH to me always felt too tedious and repetitive. And the weapons looked dumb.
CoachKevin
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(12-03-2012, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sid

The game looks good(obviously not just talking about the graphics) and positive impressions from those who played it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNjhsGJnWNg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhawwhhDTZs

LOOKS SOOOO GOOD!

I hope we get a final US release date soon.
Carl
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(12-03-2012, 01:38 PM)
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My god that thing is sexy.
Ingueferroque
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(12-03-2012, 01:41 PM)
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I'm really excited for this game.. I hope it leaves Japan before next Summer.
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(12-03-2012, 01:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Inorigo

How's that play, fluidly? MH combat is awful.

Lord of Apocalypse is a big step up from Aracana. Couldn't stand the PSP one, but blasted through Apocalypse on the Vita (bought it with the console).

From what I've experienced during the TGS, SS combat is a bit different, but I think I like it even more.

As for the different versions, I was super hyped after seeing the double pack, but since the DDL version is only 4,9k yen, I think I'll go with that. Want to have it with me at all times.
kiri
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(12-03-2012, 01:49 PM)
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It's pretty, I must admit. It's a shame a rather nice looking console has to be attached to a rather mundane looking game. I've tried to find something interesting in Soul Sacrifice, but I just end up feeling like its a bad Dante's Inferno/Devil May Cry knock-off..
Ingueferroque
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(12-03-2012, 01:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiri

It's pretty, I must admit. It's a shame a rather nice looking console has to be attached to a rather mundane looking game. I've tried to find something interesting in Soul Sacrifice, but I just end up feeling like its a bad Dante's Inferno/Devil May Cry knock-off..

I think you need to do further research, because that statement is ridiculous.
Sid
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(12-03-2012, 02:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Muchi Muchi Pink

If this hits europe, count me in.

It will release in europe.
Takao
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(12-03-2012, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sid

It will release in europe.

I think he was referring to the bundle, not the game.
Kyon
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(12-03-2012, 02:06 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiri

It's pretty, I must admit. It's a shame a rather nice looking console has to be attached to a rather mundane looking game. I've tried to find something interesting in Soul Sacrifice, but I just end up feeling like its a bad Dante's Inferno/Devil May Cry knock-off..

Goodbye with this mess. Inaccurate false mess I might add
MagiusNecros
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(12-03-2012, 02:15 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiri

It's pretty, I must admit. It's a shame a rather nice looking console has to be attached to a rather mundane looking game. I've tried to find something interesting in Soul Sacrifice, but I just end up feeling like its a bad Dante's Inferno/Devil May Cry knock-off..

>_> Uh no.
Byakuya769
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(12-03-2012, 02:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiri

It's pretty, I must admit. It's a shame a rather nice looking console has to be attached to a rather mundane looking game. I've tried to find something interesting in Soul Sacrifice, but I just end up feeling like its a bad Dante's Inferno/Devil May Cry knock-off..

You have a bright future here.
Oshimai
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(12-03-2012, 03:47 PM)
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not a big fan of the case. but love the red earbuds. can't wait to get my hands on the demo in December. hopefully it's not just for the JPN store.
demigod
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(12-03-2012, 03:49 PM)
Looks ugly to me....butt ugly.
Canis lupus
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(12-03-2012, 03:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiri

It's pretty, I must admit. It's a shame a rather nice looking console has to be attached to a rather mundane looking game. I've tried to find something interesting in Soul Sacrifice, but I just end up feeling like its a bad Dante's Inferno/Devil May Cry knock-off..

Hahaha. Nothing like DMC, this is like Demon's Souls and Monster Hunter having a baby.
LiK
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(12-03-2012, 03:56 PM)
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Do not like the design.
Phoenixazure
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(12-03-2012, 03:57 PM)
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Quite like the look of the red vita. Id consider trading up from my launch black to a red one.
AranhaHunter
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(12-03-2012, 04:00 PM)
Sony needs to push this pretty hard. A month earlier 3DS gets DQVIIR and MH4 is rumored to be coming in March, but if it's April, then it gives Sony some breathing room.

SCEJ is pretty worthless when it comes to marketing though, I remember GOW games used to be marketed by Capcom in Japan.
Muchi Muchi Pink
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(12-03-2012, 04:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

I think he was referring to the bundle, not the game.

Exactly.
Kazerei
(12-03-2012, 04:19 PM)
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The double pack is a great idea, and wow at the price. Only ¥6,783 on Amazon.co.jp.
chickdigger802
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(12-03-2012, 04:31 PM)
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Has this game been confirmed for the states?

These days you just can't tell anymore.
Kazerei
(12-03-2012, 04:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by chickdigger802

Has this game been confirmed for the states?

These days you just can't tell anymore.

Yep! http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...north-america/
Takao
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(12-03-2012, 05:38 PM)
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http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...mode-revealed/



In my last post, I explained that monsters in the world of PS Vita’s Soul Sacrifice are what have become of humans who succumbed to darkness, using magic according to their desire. Today, I’m pleased to reveal a new monster, “Leviathan,” and to share its backstory.



Once upon a time, in a kingdom far away, there were two twin princes. The older twin excelled at everything, and the younger one failed at just as much. The two were so different that it was a wonder that the same blood flowed through their veins. It was like pairing up a giant and a dwarf. The younger brother grew up with a severe inferiority complex and developed an extremely dark personality. He started to enjoy collecting ferocious animals, one in particular being a crocodile from another kingdom. He put the crocodile in a cage, where he tormented it. It was the only time he could ever feel strong.

Years went by, and it was finally time for the heir to take the throne. Of course, the chosen heir was none other than the eldest of the twin brothers. Jealous, the younger prince stormed off to his room. He sat there, staring at his crocodile. “If only I could get the crocodile to kill my brother…” he thought. Just then a strange voice resonated in the room and the prince could feel his body drown in magic…



Live on in Ghost Mode

In addition to revealing this fearsome new monster, I’m excited to share a key new element to the game’s multiplayer experience: Ghost Mode. The co-op multiplayer mode of Soul Sacrifice is not just about playing offense or defense. You will use yourself and allies as a catalyst for magic, and truly battle together.

At times, you’ll use magic to stop time so your allies can attack. Other times, you can choose to help aid your dying friends with your healing power. There are many choices available to you, and your victory depends on your decisions. And it doesn’t end if you fall during a co-op battle. With Ghost Mode, you will become a “ghost” and continue to aid your allies. Players that have become ghosts are able to openly observe the statuses of the enemies and ally members. You can strengthen your team mates or make the enemies vulnerable by touching them on the screen. So even after you die, you can keep aiding your party and continue the co-op battle until the end with your friends.

It was announced this week that Soul Sacrifice will release in Japan on March 7th, 2013. Please stay tuned regarding final release dates and details for North America and Europe; more information is just around the corner!

Kazerei
(12-03-2012, 06:06 PM)
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So each big monster has its own backstory? Sounds neat. And Ghost mode sounds like a good way to handle a player dying in multiplayer.
Sid
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(12-03-2012, 06:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...mode-revealed/

Nice!
RoboGeorgeForeman
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(12-03-2012, 06:22 PM)
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I'm pretty hyped for the game, but that's one ugly Vita model.

Also I'm still debating on whether I'm gonna get this and a Vita or MH4 and a 3DSLL in March since I still don't have either.
Byakuya769
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(12-03-2012, 06:25 PM)
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This game sounds incredible.
Mondriaan
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(12-03-2012, 06:33 PM)

Originally Posted by Kazerei

Ghost mode sounds like a good way to handle a player dying in multiplayer.

Yeah, it's miles ahead of having a player respawn at a camp site and possibly run through four or five areas with associated loading screens just to get back into a fight.

Also, it takes away the penalty of having a quest over caused by one or two bad players that tends to plague games of this genre.
Kurod
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(12-03-2012, 06:54 PM)
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This game looks incredible. One of my most anticipated games of next year. I hope it can live up to my expectations.
Akainu
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(12-03-2012, 07:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takao

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2012/...mode-revealed/

That prick is totally getting sacrificed.
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(12-03-2012, 07:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Mondriaan

Yeah, it's miles ahead of having a player respawn at a camp site and possibly run through four or five areas with associated loading screens just to get back into a fight.

Also, it takes away the penalty of having a quest over caused by one or two bad players that tends to plague games of this genre.

Shots fired.
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(12-03-2012, 08:07 PM)
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Bigger image

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(12-03-2012, 08:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by kiri

It's pretty, I must admit. It's a shame a rather nice looking console has to be attached to a rather mundane looking game. I've tried to find something interesting in Soul Sacrifice, but I just end up feeling like its a bad Dante's Inferno/Devil May Cry knock-off..

translation: I have seen or read nothing of this game.

What a post.

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