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  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 5 days ago

    @swamped They're not. Redubbing the games would be a huge undertaking, given the massive amount of voice acted dialogue in them.

    At least there's an option for the Japanese audio. If you don't mind reading subs.

    Posted in Shenmue 1 and 2 HD Remaster is Coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC in 2018

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 5 days ago

    This is favorite dad, right? Doesn't have to actually be a good dad or even a good person, right?

    Jack Baker.

    A man who just wanted to do the right thing, twisted into a nigh immortal comedic psychopath due to forces outside of his own control.

    Things just weren't the same after he checked out (more or less) after the Chainsaw Scissorman duel.

    Posted in Who's Your Favorite Dad in Video Games?

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 5 days ago

    @BulkSlash Yeah, hearing about that has my inner skeptic on alert. I'd love a plug-in Genesis that's actually good, but Sega's shown on multiple occasions that it favors embracing the cheap cash-in. It certainly would be nice if they made an actual good plug-in Genesis, but I'm not counting on it.

    Posted in Sega Genesis Mini Announced at Sega FES 2018, See it Here

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 6 days ago

    @slimehunter84 You say "different mechanics" but in the 90s Final Fantasy was content to stick by the Active Time Battle system for six whole games, with the only major change-up being 8. I get what you mean, though. Final Fantasy's more often than not been cutting edge, while Dragon Quest has traditionally been jRPG comfort food.

    Dragon Quest needs to mix things up to survive, especially since the big three won't be around forever. Square Enix has known this for a while. It's why Dragon Quest IX had more of an action RPG look before it got shouted down.

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI's Battle to Win a New Generation of Fans is Becoming Urgent

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 7 days ago

    Dragon Quest definitely needs to win over new fans, that's for sure. The kids that were there when the Famicom and NES games debuted are old enough to be parents or maybe even grandparents now.

    I think to some extent, PS SHARE will certainly help the game to sell better in the west than past Dragon Quests did.

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI's Battle to Win a New Generation of Fans is Becoming Urgent

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 7 days ago

    I definitely agree, a more old school approach to jRPGs should be available. It might not win everybody over, but I've always had a fondness for how Dragon Quest has never been too hand-holdy, and has a big emphasis on exploration.

    Lord knows we have too many jRPGs these days that are just FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT TALK TALK TALK. Might've actually liked Bravely Default if there was 75% less cutscene time and the party didn't nag at me for trying to explore and the pretty postcard towns actually had substance like the ones in PSone era jRPGs did.

    Posted in Dragon Quest XI's Battle to Win a New Generation of Fans is Becoming Urgent

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 7 days ago

    It definitely looks crisper than it was before, but I don't think it makes that big of a difference. Like, I'd certainly appreciate it if I had an Xbox One X and a 4K television, but it's not gonna get me to go out and buy them just to play a sharper version of a game I have on my perfectly functioning Xbox 360.

    I'd be much more interested in seeing what a remaster of RDR actually made for the new consoles could do.

    Posted in Red Dead Redemption Xbox One X Version Looks Awesome When Compared to Xbox 360 Original

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 7 days ago

    Going by the majority of winners I take it that BAFTA's voter base is a big fan of art games. It's much like how the big Oscar winners are usually some serious emotional flicks. Probably giving Hellblade too much credit/nepotism at play 'cuz it's a British game at a British awards show, but I haven't played it yet, so...

    Anyway, I'm disappointed that NieR: Automata is nowhere to be seen on that list. Maybe I'll finally get What Remains of Edith Finch or Night in the Woods this week, if I don't give into this sci-fi kick I'm on and buy Hard Reset Redux or The Station.Edited 6 days ago by Unknown

    Posted in Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice Sweep BAFTAs While Breath of the Wild Mostly Snubbed

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 8 days ago

    @VotesForCows Oh yes. It may not be practical, but I would be much more interested in backwards compatibility with PS3 and (since they're not making another handheld) Vita on the PS4 than I am in old Xbox games on the Xbox One. And that has a lot to do with the PS3 and Vita having a lot more in the way of exclusives, games that it'd be a shame to have stuck on old platforms forever.

    I mean, it's nice that Microsoft's doing backwards compatibility (Glad to hear Panzer Dragoon Orta's on the list), but so many of their OG Xbox and 360 games are old ports of PC games that would be better served with new remasters to work out the kinks in their original releases, not the existing compromised ports with a Ludicrous Res option taped on.

    Posted in Xbox One X Enhanced Backwards Compatibility is Incredible, and Microsoft Isn't Getting Enough Credit

  • Avatar for MetManMas MetManMas 8 days ago

    @docexe Oh yes. Backwards compatibility is not going to get me to buy an Xbox One (and to be real I'd prefer proper Morrowind and KotOR remasters for modern consoles to bring them more in line with their PC brethren), but I'm still grateful that it's there in some capacity.

    And I get why Sony cut off the branches with the PS4, but I'm disappointed that PlayStation Now is the only way to play most of those PS3 exclusives on PS4. I'd kill for remasters of the Ratchet & Clank Future titles and Tokyo Jungle. Metal Gear Solid 4 and Demon's Souls don't even have PS Now versions.

    Posted in Xbox One X Enhanced Backwards Compatibility is Incredible, and Microsoft Isn't Getting Enough Credit

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