Undead Wolf

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  1. No, it means exactly what it says, as in any region that's not Japan. The symbols that looked like the rising sun flag in the original were altered in the remaster to avoid upsetting Chinese and Korean players, and I believe the 3 Michiru substories were removed because they were worried about a "controversy" in the west.
  2. It's a shame that the original Japanese PS3 release is the only true uncut and uncensored version of the game, all because people are too easily offended in the current year. The 3 removed substories were pretty amusing too. Of course we're still getting a much more "complete" version of Yakuza 3 than we originally did in the west, so I can't complain too much, but it still bothers me. The remasters were primarily made for "overseas fans", so I guess they wanted to cut anything that could cause far left game "journalists" in the west to write mean articles about it. The horror...
  3. Since I've heard nothing about this physical collection being available in Europe, I just decided to pre-order it off the NA Amazon. Better safe than sorry. I definitely don't want to miss my chance to own this collection!
  4. I got my first 4 Switch games. I don't actually own the console yet, though.
  5. My first 4 Switch games have arrived! I think it's a pretty good start to the collection. I've also got Gun Gun Pixies and Astral Chain pre-ordered. ^_^

     

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    I don't even have the console itself yet, but it's inevitable at this point. A couple of years ago I was perfectly happy sticking to the PlayStation ecosystem because it had everything I wanted, but that was before Sony went crazy with the censorship which I absolutely despise. It's time to put my money where my mouth is and support a console that actually treats its userbase like adults. I never thought I'd say that about a Nintendo console, but here we are. I have not and will not support a lesser version of a game just because Sony deems its content inappropriate, but obviously that's not fair on the developers, so I will be buying these kinds of games on Switch from now on. :)

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    2. Undead Wolf

      Undead Wolf

      You saw I was watching that, huh? :awesome: "Enjoying" it is somewhat of an understatement. :P I fell in love with the visual novel on PS4 last year, easily becoming one of my favourites. Now that enough time has passed since finishing the VN, I figured it would be a good time to watch the anime. It's amaaaaazing! :D I just finished the main series and it's the perfect example of a VN adaptation done right. I very much look forward to crying my eyes out watching After Story, lol. :P I wanted to own the game on Switch too, not only for the collection, but for when I inevitably want to replay it some day. VN's are much better on handhelds anyway.

       

      I'm still not sure when I'll get mine. If I see a good deal this upcoming Black Friday, I might go for it, or maybe I'll just wait for the next iteration of the Switch to come out. I know I should probably be more open-minded about Nintendo's first party titles. But hey, when both of us eventually get a Switch, maybe you can give me some recommendations of specific first party titles you enjoyed. :P

    3. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      Getting a Switch next month, but PS4 is my main console still. Have a number of titles already and getting Link’s Awakening and Dragon Quest XI. It’s ironic how Nintendo’s allowing uncensored games. Really want to shed the kiddie reputation.

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Been stalking your MAL profile every now and then :awesome: Glad to hear you're having a great time with it. The first season is pretty good in its own right but After Story is soooo much better. Like, crying-after-pretty-much-every-episode-kind-of-better lol :P I've been itching to rewatch the whole anime a third time now. Curiously enough, I've never played the VN despite hearing it's just as great. Need to address that at some point.

       

      Haha, that's a deal then. Will be sure to exchange opinions and recommendations with you when we both eventually get our Switch. ;)

  6. I decided to start Yakuza 1 HD today. It's a lot of fun so far! But the reason I wanted to make this status is because playing it reminded me of this funny commercial for the Wii U version of the game. The game deserved way more sales with this gem. 😂

     

     

    1. ShonenCat

      ShonenCat

      The dad is such a pushover for allowing his daughter to take over the TV in the middle of gameplay. If I did that to my dad, I would of got backhanded 🥺 There is also his wife butting into his game time. Hopefully Kiryu is teaching him valuable life lessons on how to take control of situations 😂

    2. Undead Wolf

      Undead Wolf

      He is quite the pushover, yes, but I believe finishing a Yakuza game has the same effect as watching JoJo's Bizarre Adventure or Fist of the North Star. It'll turn him into a gigachad - Kiryu will make sure of that! :awesome:

    3. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      I love how we know what's going despite not knowing iota of the language. I mean, no need for dubs or subs, I kinda made my own dialogues in my head lmao xD

  7. It's pretty disingenuous of them to keep saying how the remaster of Yakuza 3 restores all of the previously cut content, while at the same time cutting out substories that were in the original PS3 release... I just wish they would be more transparent about it. So is the physical collection only coming to North America? Because I can't see a European version listed anywhere, including on my country's Amazon.
  8. #277 - Alpha Protocol Platinum Earn All Trophies What an underappreciated gem of a game this is. It's an RPG by Obsidian Entertainment (creators of Fallout New Vegas) all about espionage. You travel to various locations across the world, sneaking past enemies, hacking computers, picking locks, making important decisions, etc, all in the pursuit of stopping World War 3. And yes, it is as awesome as it sounds. I love how in-depth it is. There's a levelling system that allows you to allocate skill points to fit your playstyle, you can acquire different perks depending on your choices and relationship with certain characters, and there's a wide selection of gear you can purchase and equip. You can make your Agent Thorton incredibly powerful with the right setup and it feels amazing when you pull it off! There's also quite a bit of camp/cheesiness in this game that I really appreciate. This game is a product of its time and I miss stuff like this. Honestly, this is some of the most fun I've had playing a game in a while. I look forward to Obsidian's next game, The Outer Worlds.
  9. Yeah, probably. I'd say that Yakuza 5 is my longest platinum yet, or at least it felt that way. It was quite demoralising to spend a whole day playing the game only for your in-game completion to raise by a fraction of a percentage. 😅 That's strange... I just assumed you'd be able to buy them separately (with the bundle including all 3 games being optional) but apparently not? Maybe they'll change that later down the line.
  10. Not exactly, but most platinums seem short when compared to the monster that is Yakuza 5's platinum.
  11. Since it hasn't been posted yet, this is the announcement trailer.
  12. They're not just good, they're great, especially Yakuza 5. Like I said earlier in the thread, it's one of the best games in the series. The only platinum I'd consider a bit of a nightmare is Yakuza 5, and that's down to the sheer amount of stuff you're required to do. It easily takes 150+ hours. With that said, you should absolutely play 3, 4, and 5 before you play 6, or else that game won't have the same emotional impact it should.
  13. It's really cool that they're including a PS3 case of Yakuza 5. Since it's a "very limited run", I'll have to pre-order as soon as I'm able to. I don't want to miss that chance to add this to my collection.
  14. I'm happy to see that we're getting a physical version with all three games. I want to see what that box art looks like.
  15. I assume you're just talking about mainline entries, because Dead Souls and Kenzan aren't. Even then, I wouldn't really consider the Kiwami games replacements for the originals when they're so different, and those aren't on PS4 either.
  16. Cool. It's just too bad the remaster of Yakuza 3 has cut content "to match the current moral values", even if the original western release on PS3 was butchered way more. I wonder if there's anything else the localisation team will consider "not OK" in 2019, because there's one scene with Mitsuo (the black kid) that comes to mind. I could see them changing the dialogue to appear less "offensive", but we'll see. That aside, I'm happy the people who became fans of this series via the PS4 games will get the opportunity to play these. Yakuza 5 in particular is one of the best games in the series, right up there with Yakuza 0 for me.
  17. The next time someone tries to claim video games don't cause violence, just show them this totally legit PSA. I think we can all relate to it. :P

     

     

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    2. DaivRules

      DaivRules

      I really appreciate their lapel mics being completely obvious. Adds to the ambiance. 

    3. MidnightDragon

      MidnightDragon

      @WaffleJedi You destroy those poor Tetriminos!

    4. Honor_Hand

      Honor_Hand

      Gotta love those totally ridiculous ads from the 90s. Gotta admit, watching this made me cringe and feel bad about however poor soul thought of this commercial... And lol Tetris of all things, that's probably the last game that would turn anyone into a psycho. xD

  18. From what I understand, Sony have attempted to acquire Insomniac several times in the past, but they could never reach a deal. Sony must have spent a fortune to do this, especially considering how wildly successful Insomniac's Spider-Man game was. This should have happened a long time ago. Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Sony now owns the Sunset Overdrive IP (retaining the IP was a major reason why they made it an Xbox exclusive), but Microsoft still have the publishing rights to the first game on console, at least for the time being. We may get a PlayStation port years from now if/when that runs out, but we'll see.
  19. #276 - World War Z Came back haunted Earn all other trophies This is a game that takes a lot of "inspiration" from Left 4 Dead, but it doesn't manage to capture what made those games so special. It's a bit janky and feels quite unpolished in many areas, but even despite all this, it's a very enjoyable co-op game at its core. With some more work from the developers, it could become something great. As I'm typing this, the game is still wildly unbalanced in both PvE and PvP, with certain perks/weapons being far better than others. On the harder difficulties, only the Medic and Fixer classes actually seem viable. There are also some chapters way harder than others. When attempting the trophy for beating the game on the hardest difficulty, there were a couple of instances where I'd be stuck on a chapter for days, and upon finally beating it, I would breeze through subsequent chapters like they were nothing. Playing on that difficulty also made some of the game's flaws more apparent such as the "prepare defences" segments chucking zombies at you making it incredibly difficult or even impossible to do that in the amount of time you're given. It just felt unfair when that would happen. The PvP mode just felt unnecessary and tacked on. There's only like 4 maps, so it starts to feel repetitive very quickly, and that's not good when you're forced to play it so much to level up all of the PvP exclusive classes. It was annoying how you're not really rewarded for playing well. All that matters is if your team won or lost, so even if you do all the work and carried the team, you're given just as much as the guy who's away from their controller (which happens a lot). I had some fun with it, but I think a mode where one team plays as the special infected and the other as a group of survivors trying to reach the goal would have been much more enjoyable. I'm not sure how much time exactly I spent with the game, but it was certainly over 100 hours. It's a very grindy platinum, especially when you consider the amount of content currently available for it. Playing with @Redgrave made this much more bearable. I needed someone to blame when something went wrong after all.
  20. Love Live! School Idol Project (13 Episodes) Love Live! School Idol Project 2 (13 Episodes) Love Live! School Idol Project OVA (1 Episode) Love Live! The School Idol Movie (Movie) I have finally discovered the greatness that is Love Live! I figured it would have been something I enjoyed considering my love of K-On! (even if there are some differences between the two). What can I say about this anime? It has a great characters each with their own unique personalities and traits, plus there are some extremely catchy songs throughout. I found myself quite invested in the group's goals and ambitions, so much so that things even got a bit emotional towards the end for me. I'm quite sad to have finished it now, although I still have Love Live! Sunshine!! waiting for me which is a plus. Now I guess I'll do the controversial thing and rate the girls from best to worst. Don't hate me because I have good taste in waifus. Nico > Maki > Umi > Nozomi > Honoka > Kotomi > Eli > Hanayo > Rin
  21. #273 - ラブライブ! School idol paradise Vol.1 Printemps みんなで叶える物語 全てのトロフィーを解放した #274 - ラブライブ! School idol paradise Vol.2 BiBi みんなで叶える物語 全てのトロフィーを解放した #275 - ラブライブ! School idol paradise Vol.3 lily white みんなで叶える物語 全てのトロフィーを解放した These are the three Love Live! rhythm games for the Vita. They are essentially the same game, but each volume focuses more on three specific members of the group. There are a few songs exclusive to each version but that's about it when it comes to differences. Maybe a few different scenes but I wouldn't know since it's all in Japanese obviously. I just recently became a fan of Love Live! myself by watching the anime, and I already love rhythm games, so this was the perfect combination for me. I had a lot of fun with these - it was great to be able to experience the group's amazing songs in a different way.
  22. This has been on my mind for a while now. Given recent trends, I just don't think the current trophy system is fit for purpose anymore. "Why?" you ask. It's because of Sony's change of attitude this generation when it comes to which games are allowed to have a "full" trophy list complete with a platinum. As most of us know, back on the PS3, only the bigger games used to be given platinum trophies while the smaller "indie" type of games usually only had a 100% list. Of course there were still issues with this system, like how some games that deserved a platinum didn't get one and vice versa, but for the most part, I think it worked rather well. Platinum trophies used to mean something! Back then you could tell at a glance how serious someone was about trophy hunting just by looking at their platinum count and PSN level, but that's no longer the case. There are no longer any standards when it comes to which games are allowed a full trophy list, and as we've seen over the last few years, there are certain developers who take advantage of that fact to exploit trophy hunters whores. It feels like every week now I'm seeing yet another trophy list with a sub 1 hour platinum pop up on the site, usually accompanied by at least a couple of stacks for different regions/platforms, and they're almost always by the same culprits. It's at the point now where you could probably get 100 plats in a month or less for next to no effort. "So what?" you may ask. Well, it devalues the trophy system as a whole. Now I know there are people out there who think trophies are pointless and they never had any value to begin with, but I disagree, and I know there are others who care about it too. Even Sony themselves took steps in the past not to devalue the system and it's one of the reasons why PSP never received trophy support. It was possible, but they were worried about how easy that system was to hack, so cheating trophies would have been rampant. They are perfectly okay flooding PSN with shovelware these days, though. It's because of all this that I believe an overhaul of the trophy system is in order for the inevitable PS5. As we know, not all platinum trophies are created equal, but wouldn't it be cool if we had a trophy system that reflected that? The PSN level system is based off RPG's, and each trophy gives us a certain amount of "EXP" towards the next level. I was given this idea from an episode of the Sacred Symbols PlayStation podcast some weeks ago, but what if the EXP value assigned to each trophy wasn't fixed, but changed dynamically based on its rarity? Maybe throw in the average time it takes to platinum into the equation as well? This way those "quick & easy" platinums that have become all too prevalent these days would be worth next to nothing in the system, and the difficult/time-consuming platinums would be worth way more. Of course the trade off to this is that your PSN level progress will always be changing slightly, but personally, I would prefer this system over what we have now. Edit: I decided to expand upon my idea a bit. So there we go, I've given my thoughts on the matter. Do you have a better idea for what the trophy system should be? You think the trophy system is perfect as it is now? I'm curious to hear what everyone's thoughts are. I've included a poll too, so feel free to vote in that.
  23. I went out to buy some clothing items yesterday. Came back with £110 worth of weeb shit.
  24. That name... Buuuut I'm doubtful it's as erotic as the name implies. It is a PS4 game releasing in 2019 after all.
  25. #272 - Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f トロフィーマスター 全てのトロフィーを獲得した I got the platinum in the localised version of this game years ago now. I never owned it physically though, so I thought I'd import the Japanese version on Vita, not only to add it to my collection, but so I could platinum this one too. The game was just as fun as I remember it being with its awesome song list. Even after all the rhythm games I've played since getting the platinum in Diva f originally, this still stands as one of the best.