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fchinaski

fchinaski

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#2

fchinaski commented on Sony: PS4K Will Not Shorten the PS4's Lifecycle:

With Sony insistently saying that both platforms will coexist until the end of this generation's cycle, I'm more and more convinced that PS4 Neo will in fact lengthen the eight generation lifecycle, which was bound to be shorter if these 4K updates hadn't come around.

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#3

fchinaski commented on Store Update: 21st June 2016 (Europe):

What a joke, after years of waiting for Dragon Fantasy II in Europe, Dragon Fantasy: The Black Tome of Ice isn't even available for all European countries (Portugal, where I live, is left out).

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#4

fchinaski commented on Soapbox: Let's Be Honest, E3 2016 Was Disappoi...:

I think it was a very safe mid-cycle E3. The thing is, all consoles of this generation are still to deliver a great deal of their promises — and the show reflected that. I imagine next year, with behemoth projects like Final Fantasy XV and Last Guardian out of the way and Neo/Scorpio more close to reality, things will get fresher and more surprising again. Not to mention NX, which will certainly be a thing then.

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#9

fchinaski commented on Japanese Sales Charts: Dragon Quest Heroes II ...:

I'm curious to see how many copies the next true numbered release (XI) will shift on its first week. It's tough to gauge the true state of the series with spin-offs. However, even though DQ always secures a first spot in any shape or form, it does seem that these numbers pale in front of previous releases. DQ XI can either dispel these worries, or confirm them.

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#12

fchinaski commented on GameStop's Anticipating New Console Reveals at...:

A BIT early is the understatement of the year
I won't make the leap to PS4K. I only got the PS4 one year ago, so that's a no-no for me. I just wish Sony would reveal the damn thing already so that we know officially how this will affect early adopters.

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#13

fchinaski commented on Review: Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PS4):

I have this sitting on my backlog for the PS3 for ages so I pre-ordered the Europa edition from Amazon to have that juicy physical edition with extras (not to mention trophies) and finally get to play it!

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#28

fchinaski commented on Surprise! Sony Isn't Working on First Party Ti...:

@WebHead I highly doubt it, I reckon Sony will keep making them while leaving it flying solo for as long as developers continue to make niche/indie titles for it. I think it will be very similar to the PSP situation really, that continued to be manufactured until December 2014 on PAL territories. Handhelds are typically much more resilient than home consoles even after first party support is dropped.

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#31

fchinaski commented on Sony Bend's PS4 Exclusive Is the Studio's Bigg...:

"So, what they are working on: I just said at the Q&A that it's average. I mean, it's an okay game, and it looks like you'll have fun with it, but it's actually your garden variety open world stuff. But I can also say that it's big – the biggest Sony Bend game ever."

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#35

fchinaski commented on Final Fantasy XV's PS4 Release Date Confirmed ...:

@NaiveX I have the impression they wanted to consciously depart from the themes and style from the XIII-saga on XV, and I like where it's heading so far.

Having said that, Square always took bold chances with FF, so I don't hold the XIII saga against them. I HAVE enjoyed those games, even with their flaws.

Battle system aside, I found the FFXV demo closer in tone to older FFs (play it until the end if you can, the epilogue in japanese is beautiful). The battle system reminded me a bit of XII, but less polished. I think they will improve that a lot still. I liked the Warp system, BTW, if they perfect it (as well as the camera, which works very badly on the demo), it can be good.

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#36

fchinaski commented on Final Fantasy XV's PS4 Release Date Confirmed ...:

@NaiveX Did you play the demo? After playing it, I thought it will be the darkest FF since IV or VI. The story seems pretty tragic, the setting dismal. Not to mention THAT cave and the way you acquire Ramuh. I'm super hyped, and, as one who really likes FF XII, I think this will be the greatest FF in a long time.

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#37

fchinaski commented on Japan's Holding Back the PlayStation 4:

@sub12 The West may be leading console sales, but don't forget that two of the major players on the console business are Japanese. Consoles doing poorly in Japan is never going to be good news for Western gamers, even if Japanese games clearly do not appeal to the majority of gamers in the West.

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#38

fchinaski commented on Japan's Holding Back the PlayStation 4:

Like the guy above me said, Final Fantasy XV and Dragon Quest XI being current-gen exclusives will probably start to shift this trend. I own a PS4, but, frankly, for someone who really like JRPGs or japanese games in general (like me), I could easily stick with the PS3 for some time still.

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#41

fchinaski commented on Soapbox: Why I Love Strategy Guides:

@WARDIE I was of the same opinion until a few years ago. Nowadays, I haven't got nearly as much time to gaming, and my love for JRPGs makes me always want to do everything on them. However, adult life makes it hard for me to have 100+ hours to devote to one single game and try to discover everything on my own. Sometimes I got only one hour to play if I'm lucky, so wandering around on the game or searching the Web is not an option anymore. The guides are much more practical in this sense (not to mention collectables, as you said).

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#42

fchinaski commented on Soapbox: Why I Love Strategy Guides:

I like them, but due to limited budget for gaming related stuff other than games, I only own one: Final Fantasy XIII-2's. It's a great guide and it saved me from the chore of going through the Web after scattered info on how to get all the secrets.

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#43

fchinaski commented on Rumour: Is Final Fantasy XII Coming to the PS4...:

I would love to see that, as FFXII is one of my favorites on the whole series. The gambit system is a work of genius, but I would like to see minor tweaks on it if this ever comes to life, such as autodisabling steal when your opponent has nothing to steal anymore; that was specially annoying since so much of the game depends on loot.

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#44

fchinaski commented on Lots of Cool PS4 Stuff Coming from Sony Santa ...:

I think it must be proving challenging for the team behind the new GoW to improve on the formula of the series. With open world games being all the rage right now, I reckon developers who choose to stick with linear, area restricted gameplay must be scratching their heads to keep their games as epic and large as their open world counterparts.

I for one don't like open world games: I enjoy linear, plot oriented, tight experiences with a controled level of freedom, but that's not where the heart of most gamers nowdays seems to be, judging by all the excitement towards open world games and bad reception for games such as The Order 1886.

And yes, please, no more Kratos — judging from Ascension the character has run its course, by far.

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#45

fchinaski commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Officially Confirmed for PS4:

@NomNom I think it's fascinating, I will love to play both if/when they come out on the West. And don't worry, DQ games never needed to rely on horsepower to be very deep, engaging and have a broad scope — I sincerely doubt the 3DS version will impact the scope of the PS4 version!

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#46

fchinaski commented on Dragon Quest XI Is Officially Confirmed for PS4:

@NomNom No reason to be angry. They will be completely different beasts:

"The game's also coming to 3DS, which makes the whole situation rather strange, but it seems as though the two different versions are being created separately - there are obviously no ports here."

Take a closer read at the news and watch the videos, how one version shapes out will have no effect on the other.

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#47

fchinaski commented on Will Dragon Quest XI Come West? Square Enix Do...:

"...even if we do have to wait about half a year for it to arrive after it launches in Japan."

That's... optimistic. We generally wait much, much longer if DQ games get localized at all these days. But I'm confident for this one. In fact, I reckon that DQXI is the one with more chances of getting localized of the bunch.

It's disheartening that they are probably counting on the sales of a spin-off to probe interest in the series, though. I doubt DQ Heroes will be a hit. Most likely it will amount to decent sales, but nothing stellar. I hope SE's expectations for it are not too high/determinant for future releases.

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#50

fchinaski commented on Dragon Quest XI Could Well Be Announced Next Week:

I would be very disappointed if they announce XI for 3DS. Don't get me wrong, I love the portable DQs and, in a sense, they basically saved the series from irrelevance in the last years — but it's high time we get a proper full-fledged offline, traditional DQ for consoles. Just imagine something in the lines of VIII on the PS4. It could turn out to be one of the greatest traditional JRPGs of all time.