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Sat 13th November, 2010

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fchinaski commented on Dragon Quest Creator Teases Incoming PlayStati...:

I'm still angry that SE never bothered to release the remakes of DQ Monsters and DQ VII for the 3DS on the West, and now the announcement of VIII for the 3DS just adds salt to the wound. I sure hope we get a numbered release for the PS4. Besides that, I would even settle for a PS1/PS2 Classics release of the original DQ VII and DQ VIII on the PSN.



fchinaski commented on It Looks Like Digital Is the Future for Capcom :

My main issue with the digital model becoming the ONLY model is that you're paying for a license to use the product, which you never truly own. So, if CAPCOM or whoever owns the product decides that you shouldn't have access to it any longer, it will just vanish. Physical copies are "forever", a one time deal without expiration date other than natural decay. We already have digital console games that do not exist any more, only on the hard drives of those who purchased them on the short time they were available. The digital future is one where companies alone decide what you can play, and for how long you can play it, which is to say that the market itself will dictate what should remain and what should be erased forever, not consumers/collectors and such. I don't like it.



fchinaski commented on Demand a Final Fantasy VII Remake Thanks to Sq...:

I don't have the slightest interest on a FFVII remake either. It's like asking for a remake of Citzen Kane or A Clockwork Orange. Masterpieces are relevant because of the environment on which they were made; it's their time in history that makes them so special. Leave the classics be, revisit them in their former glory and be glad that they could only be made at that special moment in time.

About the survey, and contradicting everything I said so far: ASK FOR THE LOCALIZATION OF DRAGON QUEST VII'S REMAKE EVERYONE!



fchinaski commented on Talking Point: What Are You Playing This Weeke...:

On my end, it's all about JRPGs:

On the PS3: Final Fantasy XIII-2, working on getting the last fragments and on my way to plat it.

On the 3DS: Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light (DS). Working on the optional towers to get the last crowns before the final battle.



fchinaski commented on Review: Duke Nukem 3D: Megaton Edition (PlaySt...:

@AlexStinton For my part, I'm still able to chuckle when I hear Duke saying "shake it baby". I may not find it as funny as when I was a teenager, and I'm also aware of how it can be seen by some as objectifing towards women, misogynistic or whatever, but, really, I can't see any HATRED on it. It's a silly fantasy for silly immature testosterone filled teens, and that's okay. Everyone was a silly immature testosterone filled teen one day, grown out of it and not necessarily became a misogynist; and certainly not because of Duke Nukem. And the world is not worst or better because a parody of action heroes from yore is being the ultimate macho on a tiny screen.We've moved on, but boy it's funny to see how idiotic we were. :)



fchinaski commented on PSN Offline Yet Again as Connections Drop Arou...:

Almost had a heart attack: I had just installed VITA's newest firmware and kept getting error messages when I tried to connect to PSN. Spent a whole hour thinking it had bricked my VITA before news about the downtime started popping in.



fchinaski commented on SRPG Mythical Legend Tears to Tiara II: Hier t...:

Thank you for stating clearly that it will be avaliable "at retail and on the PlayStation Network". You never know these days and I find myself more often than I would like searching elsewhere for this info because it often goes unmentioned.

Also, loving the attention Push Square is giving to JRPGs/SRPGs lately.



fchinaski commented on PS4 Strategy Title Natural Doctrine's Release ...:

@FullbringIchigo Oh, don't even get me started on SE. When I see niche titles coming West even though companies know that they won't be big sellers, it boggles me how SE can't consistently release one of their most sucessful RPG franchises overseas. Hell, I'd be onboard even for a digital-only release of DQVII's remake.



fchinaski commented on Mega Man X4 and X5 Coming to PS3 and PS Vita N...:

I've always liked the character, but somehow only managed to finish Mega Man 2 for the NES (On an actual NES clone. Yes, I'm THAT old). Played X4 and X5 on the PS1, but never got too far. As much as I like difficult games, there's something about the Mega Man series that doesn't click with me enough for me to endure the punishment.



fchinaski commented on September PlayStation Plus Update Information ...:

@SparkyMcFly I remember clearly that Sony announced prior to the PS4 release that their aim was to bring back the variety of genres from the PS1 era. It's unquestionable that that's what they've been doing lately. Right now and in the following months, it really seems that this generation will truly have something for everyone, especially for Vita + PS4 owners. If you look at the gaming landscape right now with an open mind, this is a very exciting time.



fchinaski commented on Review: Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment (Pla...:

Don't know about Edwin_Garcia's opinion, but since SEGA is basically neglecting the West when it comes to their RPG franchises in the last few years (Shining series and Valkyria Chronicles III spring to mind), I'd say it's very unlikely that we'll see PS Nova.



fchinaski commented on Sony's Done a Great Job with Indies, Says Form...:

There's a lot of confusion regarding what's indie and what's not as well, which only goes to show how arbitrary the term is. I've seen people calling Child of Light indie when it's made by a small(ish) team at Ubisoft — not "indie" by any stretch of imagination.

@SimonAdebisi. THIS. Quality control is key. People forget that the DSiWare store, for instance, was basically indie only — but it's almost all a big pile of junk/shovelware. In fact, Nintendo is pretty lame at quality control for small third party efforts, especially when you think of how polished their 1st party products are.



fchinaski commented on Sony's Done a Great Job with Indies, Says Form...:

@N711 Yeah, I see what you mean, the whole distinction is blown out of proportion. I find the differentiation between AAA and Indie artificial and basically a bait thrown by the industry that everyone is more eager than they should to bite. We should be more worried if a game is worth our time and money or not, instead of labeling them this or that.

Not to mention that AAA is basically an excuse to charge 60 bucks for a game based only on production values in spite of its quality.

Another issue is that we're all constantly screaming for MORE 30+ HOURS CONTENT even thought most of us are already drowning in our backlogs. It doesn't seem to me that there is a drought of games in the market by any extent, but people are constantly anxious about new releases. They will come when they come, I personally don't get the urge.



fchinaski commented on Sony's Done a Great Job with Indies, Says Form...:

This gen will start to truly impress players eager for big titles from 2015 onwards. I'm glad that the indies are here to close the gap for the time being. Sony and MS had to launch the systems seeing that the last gen was already going for way too long — but, at the same time, developing time for big budget titles increased by leaps and bounds. If it weren't for the strong indie scene and for consumer interest on remastered titles there would be very few games to justify a new gen at this point. Big games will come in time.



fchinaski commented on Push Rewind: Everything You Need to Know About...:

Is there a list of the VITA announcements? I kinda remember a small clip showing a few titles. Sony makes a point of not announcing VITA games clearly, so it's hard to keep track.

Even on the European PS Blog I couldn't find a detailed VITA list with the games announced only for the VITA and the ones that will be available for the VITA and the PS4.

The best I could find is:

"Thomas Was Alone developer Mike Bithell showed off more of his eagerly anticipated stealth game Volume.

And the list goes on: The Vanishing of Ethan Carter. Papers Please. Nom Nom Galaxy. Snow. In Space We Brawl. Dreamfall Chapters. Pix the Cat. Ether One. Runemaster. Q.U.B.E 2. It was an avalanche of new games, further demonstrating why PlayStation remains the very best place to play."

But that doesn't break up what's VITA exclusive, what's VITA+PS4 etc.

It's hard to be a VITA enthuasiast sometimes.



fchinaski commented on Survive the Summer with Scorching European PS4...:

I've just checked the PSN EU Store and it says that the offers for PS3 and VITA run until August 14th, and not August 8th. Maybe you want to correct that?

Anyway, I'll get the DLC Bundle for Dante's Inferno. I was avoiding it because 17,99€ is ridiculous, but 6,99€ looks more reasonable. Will also get Mind Zero and a couple of previously discounted games that I missed on other sales, such as Castle of Illusion and Duck Tales Remastered.



fchinaski commented on Feature: What Are August 2014's Free PlayStati...:

Wait, then Proteus and Fez will be up for grabs for the VITA as well? If yes, then along with Metrico it's a VITA only month for me. (Although I'll get Road Not Taken for when I get a PS4 just because of that Robert Frost reference).



fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@ThreadShadow Fair enough. We obviously don't see eye to eye in this subject (which is perfectly fine BTW). I believe there's more to human nature than the consistency you talk about, and that violence will always be part of human psyche: the trick is learning how to deal with it — I personaly think violent entertainment is one of the most harmless way to do so. Inconsistency is part of life and human experience as well, it's up to us to trace the boundaries of it with our own moral compasses. But I think we both made perfectly clear to each other where we stand on this.



fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@ThreadShadow Look, I don't want to keep feeding this discussion, but I have to say one last thing.

I don't play games to achieve a higher level of consciousness or become a better human being, there are other things (real things you know) that help me with that in my REAL LIFE. (Helping others/ being a good husband, parent/ having a decent work ethic and values.)

I play games for FUN, and my idea of fun includes (but it's not limited to) pretending to be a digital ninja from hell that can cut imaginary adversaries in pieces. Or watching a real gory movie.

Stop acting like this is a sign that society is doomed. Or that we are becoming worse human beings BECAUSE of it.

As I said before, there is nothing wrong with it not being YOUR cup of tea, but certainly there is nothing wrong with it beign mine or anyone else's.



fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@Deadstanley Well put. It can also be argued to be beneficial in a sense that allows us to harmlessly tap into the violent side of our nature in a "escape valve" kind of way. Representations of violence can also arguably function as a stress realese regarding cold hard facts of nature such as our mortality and organic nature (we tend to prefer to forget that we're basically a sentient walking bag of bodily fluids, lol).



fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

Oh, I also think it's perfectly fine if it's not one's cup of tea. And everyone has a right to have their own tastes and limits when it comes to violence in entertainment. What I don't like is the self-righteousness and moral judgement that almost always sneak in everytime the video game violence issue comes up.

And once and for all:

You can't blame artistic depictions of violence for real world violence. On the odd chance that real world violence seems influenced by fake entertainment violence, there are always, ALWAYS, major determining factors that are the real culprits, such as untended mental disorders, parental neglect and so forth. Censorship is NEVER the answer, in fact, it's a scapegoat for our inablity to solve much more complex problems that can create violence.



fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@Gemuarto I meant the same people always come back to criticize violence on games but also comeback to watch the next gross stuff that comes out from "perverted" minds, not that they'll keep watching this one video on repeat, but anyway.
And you can get out of your high horse now that you showed how unknown people on the internet are perverted and sick because they like violent games.



fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

@ThreadShadow You mean a real ninja from hell choping the face of a real ice ninja from an ice ninja clan?

Also, I find it funny how the anti-violence on entertainment crowd love to criticize fake violence (emphasis is on fake) but keep coming back to watch it and criticize it again. Guilty pleasure anyone? Live and let live, no ninjas were harmed in the making of this game.



fchinaski commented on This Mortal Kombat X Fatality Is the Grossest ...:

Very good one it seems, but on par with MK9's level of violence I guess, only more technically impressive from what (little) we can see. I don't find it much more gross then some of the grisly ones on MK9. Also, I think there should be more blood gushing from the split head/brain — the blood shouldn't just leak and puddle from THAT, should it? But don't mind me, I'm a gore hound and horror flick buff, so...



fchinaski commented on Sorry, Freedom Wars Will Not Receive a Retail ...:

Well, that's disappointing. But judging by the way physical releases for the VITA collect dust on the shelves of the stores where I live, I can't say I'm surprised that even big releases are starting to go digital-only. With so many good digital-only titles going on sale periodically and with PS+ freebies on top of it, the only game I have physical for my VITA is Gravity Rush. There are plenty more I want to get physically, but I end up not buying them because there's always something else to play/buy on discount on the PSN store.