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Soul Sacrifice (Vita x Inafune) - Conference impressions and videos added to OP

AlphaDragoon

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Gameplay of this looks really good, but I really dislike the art direction and the whole "sacrificing your body parts for weapons" thing. I'll pass, but at least Vita's getting some new and original IPs that other folks will buy, which it needed big time.
 

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Gameplay of this looks really good, but I really dislike the art direction and the whole "sacrificing your body parts for weapons" thing. I'll pass, but at least Vita's getting some new and original IPs that other folks will buy, which it needed big time.
I feel opposite. It's a refreshingly dark take on battle strength, fighting mystical grotesque beasts with mystical grotesque powers. The setting is grim with no white knight crews wielding magical weapons and instead sorcerers scraping together a victory with anything they've got.

I'm not a fan of the artwork by itself, but the premise as a whole is badass.
 

rockman zx

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So Inafune is the concept creator but it's he working as a producer too?, from the press conference I got the feeling like he is involved with the development too.
 
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Gameplay of this looks really good, but I really dislike the art direction and the whole "sacrificing your body parts for weapons" thing. I'll pass, but at least Vita's getting some new and original IPs that other folks will buy, which it needed big time.
I agree, as far as disliking the "sacrificing your body parts for weapons" thing goes, but I'm not going to let something like that stop me from playing a game that looks to have decent game-play.
 
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I just saw the 3 part english presentation. This game is too good to be on the Vita, fuck you Sony bring it over to the PS3. Im surprised how hard they are pushing it, did Gravity Daze also receive a similar push? Seriously if executed well SS could very well be the catalyst that drives Vita sales.

And it's all under the bridge now with Inafune, that SOB finally delivered. Much respect.
Gravity Daze did not receive a similar push. The push this game is getting goes back to my saying how this has been presented in both Japanese and English, and how the Western release is all but announced. This game caters to a very large niche crowd (as far as niche crowds go) in the West: it caters to the Souls crowd. This is a crowd that is decently sized in both Japan and NA. The only strike against this title in the West is it being on a handheld, which is your first complaint. But Sony is trying to lure that crowd to the Vita in hopes that it will lead to at least SOME sort of success for their handheld. That, and Comcept decided it would be on the Vita.
 

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I remember a lot of folks complaining that SCEJ isn't working hard, while SCEE and SCEA are working diligently.
Well, it turned out that Japan studio guys were working their ass off to make this game :)
it's just one game....
 

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I agree, as far as disliking the "sacrificing your body parts for weapons" thing goes, but I'm not going to let something like that stop me from playing a game that looks to have decent game-play.
Visuals can be a deal breaker for a lot of people; if someone gets affected to the point of not being able to enjoy the game then I can understand passing on it. I know several people who have done this with the Silent Hill games.
 

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Made a new thead for the english presentation http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=473876

Though I admit, although one of the translators was not too bad, the second one was god aweful. The game looks awesome though, really looking forward to seeing more of it. Makes me wonder what else Sony might have up their sleeve, they gotta have something if they plan to sell the number of Vitas they expect.
 

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Visuals can be a deal breaker for a lot of people; if someone gets affected to the point of not being able to enjoy the game then I can understand passing on it. I know several people who have done this with the Silent Hill games.
Silliness, they didn't get to play a good game because of this. Not liking the type of game/the gameplay, I can understand.

Oh well, no loss.
 

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Oh my...

Why didn't I enter this thread before...the game sounds promising.

Oh yeah and

Freezing the boss so other can attack , This game has huge potential , reminding me of FFXI with stun,bind,sleep strategy.

Fucking day one, its ridiculous.
 

InfiniDragon

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Yeah, some folks aren't as desensitized to this sort of stuff as (most) gamers are, take RE4 for example. Great game which I love, but some folks aren't comfortable with watching your character get chopped in half, beheaded with a chainsaw or have their face melted off if they die. Sometimes a game can push the envelope too far (which this game only appears to do in the art so far) and that's why some folks are put off by it. Which makes Sony pushing it so hard all the stranger because one would have thought they'd go for something that would be more mass market, but I guess we'll see how it works out for them. Videos look good at least.

As an aside, I should also make it clear that when I say visuals I don't mean the graphics, I mean what's being shown or visibly/audibly done in the game.
 

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Yeah, some folks aren't as desensitized to this sort of stuff as (most) gamers are, take RE4 for example. Great game which I love, but some folks aren't comfortable with watching your character get chopped in half, beheaded with a chainsaw or have their face melted off if they die. Sometimes a game can push the envelope too far (which this game only appears to do in the art so far) and that's why some folks are put off by it. Which makes Sony pushing it so hard all the stranger because one would have thought they'd go for something that would be more mass market, but I guess we'll see how it works out for them. Videos look good at least.
haha i had a friend in high school who was into computer games (primarily flight sims), so i thought i broaden his taste and brought over the original Quake 1 on PC, and after watching no more than 5 seconds of the gameplay, he made me uninstall it from his PC lol

(good guy, but i guess with squeaky clean Christian values....oh well)
 

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I hate handheld gaming but Gravity Rush and SoulS look really really cool.
If there is at least one or two more games at E3 that I find interesting as these two, I might be forced to get a Vita. But not before some price adjustments. I am not giving 100 bucks for memory or whatever was it.

So what do gafers think of Sony having Inafune working on SCE published game? It's kinda big?
 
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Made a new thead for the english presentation http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=473876

Though I admit, although one of the translators was not too bad, the second one was god aweful. The game looks awesome though, really looking forward to seeing more of it. Makes me wonder what else Sony might have up their sleeve, they gotta have something if they plan to sell the number of Vitas they expect.
The good one sounded like Hiroko from 8-4 <3
 

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LQ screenshot from andriasang

Soul Sacrifice: Salamander, Excalibur, Rock Golems and the Cyclops

Finally, concept art for the latest monster, Cyclops. monsters in Soul Sacrifice have unique designs, and unique background stories too. Cyclops was once a skilled blacksmith, but was always second and never first. Feeling jealousy over the weapons made by his rivals, he turned to the power of magic and sacrificed one of his eyes to make the ultimate lance. As a result, he himself became a monster
 

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The game looks interesting by each and every reveal. Cyclops looks ace! A pretty unique take on the mythical beast
 

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Sorry for bumping up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sQB5AG6Temk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dNGg4EwssHI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dNGg4EwssHI

Did someone post this official footage from the event?

Also found this from famitsu:

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http://www.famitsu.com/images/000/017/424/l_4ff28b65eace2.jpg

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Gtranslate make it look like they talk about how you can have your PSN friends characters work for you in a quest (controlled by A.I.) and that a Witch have a strong role in the story, maybe the hero assistant for quests and such.
But I could be wrong :p
 

darkwing

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Sorry for bumping up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sQB5AG6Temk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dNGg4EwssHI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=dNGg4EwssHI

Did someone post this official footage from the event?

Also found this from famitsu:



Gtranslate make it look like they talk about how you can have your PSN friends characters work for you in a quest (controlled by A.I.) and that a Witch have a strong role in the story, maybe the hero assistant for quests and such.
But I could be wrong :p
wow the AI companion sounds interesting
 

Jawmuncher

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As soon as I read "it's like MH my interest has fallen greatly".
I'll let you all enjoy MH and MH like romp's but for me, they just never hold my attention for very long. I'm more of a SP story kind of guy.