Post by nocturnal YL on Sept 8, 2017 11:34:47 GMT -5
AKA the everyone-but-Nintendo game show.
With TGS 2017 getting closer, most major publishers have announced what they would be showing this year. For the most part, TGS is about showcasing games to both industry members and the public, and with a lessened focus on announcements, but those did happen in the past.
21-22 September: Business days 23-24 September: Public days
Publisher (link to official TGS site)
Translated listing from that guy who made the infamous Smash leak
Personally, I feel rather underwhelmed by the games they're showing. A lot of these games are just ports or enhanced remakes, and only BANDAI's side of BANDAI NAMCO seems to have something of more substance. Of all the games listed, a grand total of three games have my attention (PD FT DX (more DLC please), Atelier (maybe?), FE Warriors), and it doesn't help that some publishers like Nintendo and Nihon Falcom aren't taking part (Nintendo traditionally doesn't participate anyway).
And given the format of how these games are shown, I'm fairly certain PD FT DX is in its final form (238 songs, completely ignores 2015-2017, no further DLC planned, seeing that it only has a playable demo and no staged show). What a bummer.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 8, 2017 14:53:32 GMT -5
I never really follow TGS because there's usually very little news from it that I care about. Usually, I just wait and hear about it after the fact.
And while Falcom may not be at TGS, Trails of Cold Steel III is being shown at Konami's booth for some reason.
Oddly, I'm not really as excited for Fire Emblem Warriors as I thought I would be. I'm not sure why, but the game just isn't grabbing my attention. Graphically, it looks drab and muted. (Hyrule Warriors was colorful and vibrant.)
In fact, I'm not really excited for any of the Warriors games coming to the Switch. It's actually Warriors All-Stars and Dynasty Warriors 9 that sounded more interesting to me, and neither is announced for the Switch.
And that leaves Sonic Forces as just about the only game at TGS I'm interested in.
Post by nocturnal YL on Sept 9, 2017 2:28:05 GMT -5
Some publishers show titles by other publishers who don't attend. I can imagine reasons like EA not thinking it's worth showing up in a Japanese show that doesn't focus on announcements , or Falcom thinking the hosting cost is too high. I suppose it's awkward for publishers that are bigger than indies but not big enough to go head-to-head with the likes of CAPCOM and Konami.
The graphics style of Fire Emblem Warriors can be traced back to Awakening and Fates. And the style of Yusuke Kozaki is easily my least favourite amoung Fire Emblem artists. Senri Kita, Hidari, toi8, even Eiji Kaneda (who made that horrible FE13 DLC Ike art, but was otherwise a good artist) make better art that fits Fire Emblem, I'd say. And I guess it would be better if it takes a smaller number of playable characters across multiple games than having big groups from just three games. But then again, if it's the characters you're after, you'd be much better off with Cipher.
I wonder if some of these publishers are withholding some of the games, waiting for them to be revealed in the PlayStation Press Conference first. Some people are hoping to see the FF7 remake announced that way, but I remain skeptical.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 9, 2017 13:37:18 GMT -5
Maybe I'm being a little hard on FE Warriors. I haven't been following it too closely. I guess it looks all right, but graphically, it just doesn't seem to "pop" like Hyrule Warriors. Maybe the YouTube video quality isn't doing it justice.
At any rate, if I buy a Warriors game, it'll likely be FE Warriors.
Post by nocturnal YL on Sept 24, 2017 9:45:00 GMT -5
And so, TGS 2017 has just ended. Not much to say here, and I can't really say I'm satisfied or not. Expected nothing, got nothing.
Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Future Tone DX
I was hoping to see the beatmaps of both Sand Planet and Ghost Rule on EXTREME (Ghost Rule is confirmed to not have EXTRA EXTREME, and I doubt a slow song like Sand Planet will), but SEGA decided that they should keep those secret and offered just Ghost Rule on HARD. Oh well.
In a live stream (same as the one linked above, full stream here from 02:37:26), they revealed how song selection is done for this series. It's more or less what I expected: SEGA would contact the producers (P's) for permission to use the songs, and after they said yes, SEGA would pitch their own storyboard for the PVs to the P's, and they'd work back-and-forth for 6 months. This basically confirms that SEGA-AM2 is lagging way behind in terms of making new songs, because we should be getting more 2017 songs in PD FT DX. (They said in an earlier Famitsu interview that while a new Project DIVA Arcade is coming, it won't be anytime soon. What a bummer.)
Fire Emblem Warriors
Published by Nintendo in other regions, but since I care about Japan the most, I'm treating it as third-party.
They have confirmed Celica, Caeda and Tiki. They thankfully all retain their (JP) voices from the previous games. Their gameplay, on the other hand, isn't what I'd have hoped for. They missed the chance to give Celica sacrificial magic, opting to make her a swordfighter that only uses magic for non-regular attacks. And Tiki just flails her arms and wings (wait, wings?) to "attack" until she gets to transform.
Also, they've announced DLC for this game. No bonus points for guessing which three games will the DLCs feature.
Atelier: Lydie & Suelle
…Yay? Now that I've seen more of the game in action, I don't think its style is for me. It also seems to require some knowledge in the Atelier series first.
But the Switch is essentially a gameless machine to me, so maybe I'll still get it. It's just not that high in my shopping list.
Umihara Kawase (Nintendo Switch)
Publisher Success posted this mysterious poster in their booth. I'm under the impression that it'll be a Unity game (not interested), and probably download-only (double not interested) because Switch game cards are costly. I've barely touched the 3DS version, but I guess this motivates me to play it more.
Super Bomberman R
They announced a new Grand Prix mode which features team battles of up to 3 vs 3, a new rule "Crystal" where bombers steal crystal shards from each other's team, and new bombers based on MEIKO Reiko Hinomoto from Rumble Roses, Anubis and Jehuty from Zone of Enders. I guess Konami really needs to do more advertising, since I have no idea what those games are.
This new stage design looks pretty good. Much better than the boring, earlier designs. I wonder if this stage design can be used in other modes? Still not really interested in actually buying it though, because screw Unity.
ZOE was Kojima's big non-MGS series from the PS2 era. It's best remembered for having the MGS2 demo included with the first game. Aside from an HD collection a few years ago, there hasn't been a new game since the mid-PS2 era.
Post by Nester the Lark on Sept 24, 2017 13:55:14 GMT -5
The FE Warriors DLC is a bit disappointing for me. I mean, I understand why there's an emphasis on Fates and Awakening since they're the most popular FE games, but I haven't played either of them, so I don't have an attachment.
I have played Shadow Dragon, so there's that, but yeah, it would've been nice for FE Warriors to be more of a celebration of the overall series.
In Sonic Forces news, it was revealed that there would be free DLC where you can play as Shadow. Yay, I guess?
Nester the Lark: Here's an archive of results from the Everybody Votes channel. I found my poll question in the US English section for September 1, 2009.
Apr 30, 2021 10:14:55 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Do you consider yourself to be more of a ... Romantic: 39.1% Realist: 60.9% This one, right? So… what's your own vote to that question? (I'd have picked realist.)
May 6, 2021 9:58:40 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: ^ At the time, I think I picked romantic. Not sure what I'd pick today. I feel like I'm somewhere in between.
May 6, 2021 10:54:32 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Lately, the forum feels more like "Nester & YL's clubhouse."
May 29, 2021 11:45:28 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Looking at the other members' last online date, I can safely say that this place is pretty much inactive by now.
Jun 12, 2021 1:38:16 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Looking at an old post I wrote two years ago, I noticed I misspelled "threw" as "through," and now I'm angry at myself.
Jun 13, 2021 16:05:31 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: …Why am I still seeking gaming news when I have 7 games yet to complete and at least 2 more that I plan to get? (EDIT — Oh right, Ys IX has a confirmed release date. That makes at least 3 games I'll get later.)
Jun 14, 2021 10:18:41 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: My current plan is to play Atelier Firis DX now, which online guides suggest is long. Atelier Lydie & Suelle DX will likewise be long (longer than the original too, due to DLC, DX additions and I'll make the best items). I'll maybe play Ys Origin after.
Jun 14, 2021 10:28:43 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Not sure about what I'll play after. Another Atelier game will probably be out by then, either completing the Secret series or giving us Arland 5. Either way, I'll probably play those before going elsewhere. Dusk will have to wait for quite a bit…
Jun 14, 2021 10:31:02 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Wondering if I should get Mario Golf at launch or wait a couple of months. I have so many other things to play that my gaming (and wallet) might need a little breathing room.
Jun 17, 2021 9:23:48 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: The problem with playing Hyrule Warriors and a modern Ys game at the same time is that even though the combat feels somewhat similar, the controls are completely different, and I get confused.
Jun 23, 2021 8:57:58 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Yeah I'm here, but kinda vaguely. Sorry, I haven't had too much to say lately.
Jul 8, 2021 11:28:57 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: By the way, I don't know if you guys have been keeping up with OCR on YouTube, but apparently they're dropping an album for a game I grew up on, Jet Force Gemini. Really pumped; I'll post a review when they finish.
Jul 8, 2021 11:30:44 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: Or at least when my Top 3 from that game are on the Toobz. Just one more song to go.
Jul 8, 2021 11:31:13 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: I feel like I've been neglecting the forum more than usual lately. Been distracted by other things. I'll try to post something when I get the chance.
Jul 16, 2021 10:38:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: I don't have time to make posts. Atelier Firis DX takes forever to play. When I'm not playing, I'm in a read-only mode, reading guides and watching (unrelated) videos.
Jul 17, 2021 13:25:38 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: On that note, I'll probably make a review on the whole trilogy, so it will be a while until I talk about these games in details here. I can say Atelier Firis DX has far exceeded my expectation and has taken over Totori as my 3rd fav.
Jul 17, 2021 13:31:06 GMT -5