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Hello! I'm Simon, 23 years old from Finland.
Most of time I might seem like an a*****e, but that's because I really am... Naat!

I'm a big fan of video games, although I don't play regularily anymore.
Still a big chunk of what I do relates to gaming in one way or another.
My console choice of last generation is 360 and for current Playstation 4.
My favorite developers must be Bioware, Bethesda and Telltale Games for making many of
my all-time favorites like Mass Effect, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Fallout 3 & New Vegas, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Walking Dead & The Wolf Among Us.
Also a big fan of Dark Souls and The Legend of Zelda franchise.

Some of my fav. TV Shows are Archer, Futurama, Ugly Americans and South Park and anime like Great Teacher Onizuka, Steins;Gate, Hajime no Ippo and Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei.
My favorite manga series are Ranma 1½, Naruto, Case Closed and Dragonball and from western comics Fables, Y: The Last Man, The Walking Dead and Spider-Man among some miscellaneous superhero albums like Superman: Earth One and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns.

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Reno Takamiya Report | 08/20/2014 3:21 am
Reno Takamiya
I've never owned any game system made by Sega. Then again, I was exactly old enough to own one or just wasn't born yet. I've seen a Sega Genesis at a local Wal-Mart where they sell it and it has 60 buit-in games and you can other Genesis games either by an SD card or purchasing the game itself. I never found out the price, but I have to say it did interest me. There's also been some remake's of the Sega Game Gear where you can play games via an SD card and emulate them. I've also seen that it also has built-in games as well. I also had a GameCube and a GameBoy Advance SP.

I'm sure he liked Ground Zeroes but taking '5' points off for the price is weird. Well, I guess you don't since Ground Zeroes is taking place after Peace Walker and is the prequel to The Phantom Pain. Either way, I still think it's great to replay the older games. I'm sure Kojima will put references, Easter Eggs and whatever else from earlier games. I've seen people not interested in Phantom Pain because of the more "serious" story and that it lacks Kojima's humour even though he's pointed out that it'll still have stupid jokes. Others, tend to not like the switch to Kiefer Sutherland but I think he's actually better as the voice for Big Boss during the newest trailer for The Phantom Pain and Nuclear was an amazing song.

I won't disagree that there aren’t "dicks" or people buying used when they're not on a tight-budget. But I don’t see the point in taking away the option for people that are on a tight-budget (like me) or those who find it cheaper in the long-run and the game's been out a while that it's probably made enough profit to get a sequel made or released stateside. That's when I'll contemplate buying used. By the time I purchase a new release, is when either all discussion has died down or one of those two things have occurred that I described above. Yeah, online passes and season passes are different but I just hope they don't get crazy with either. Some companys like the aspect of DLC (which I don't hate) I just don't want everything to become DLC. I never understood when it's DLC that should have been in the game or if the game has already too much space taken up. Blu-Ray discs can handle a lot of space and so can flash memory cartridges but I think people overreacted to DLC most of the time. Like when Nintendo had that Free Mercedez Benz DLC for Mario Kart 8. I mean, it's FREE and no one is forcing you to download & get it.

At this point, in time, I don't exactly see any point to the VGD. I mean, I'll post but I'll never actually see any discussion back. I've seen a decline in Moderator's and Gaia (especially the economy) to the point where they actually don't care anymore. The only thing the Moderator's do care about are those people they always seem to get on their case. I've seen plenty of topics over the last few days that go against the rules of the VGD but they haven't even been moved after I've reported them. I think some of those people do have an interest in those games that I described. Heck, I've seen plenty of people who only like western gaming and game that has fanservice/ecchi themes sickens them that people actually play them. Then you have the other side of gaming where they'll play Japanese/niche games but not exactly western games. I'll actually play a good amount of both, but like I've said before, it has to interest me or I don't play it.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/19/2014 6:15 pm
Reno Takamiya
I currently have a Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, Vita, 2DS and Tablet. I ended up getting my Xbox 360 first because the Arcade was going to become obsolete and I wanted to play Tales of Vesperia on it. I've had pretty much every Nintendo handheld starting from the purple see-through GameBoy Color. The only one I hated was the Nintendo DSi which was a cash-grab in my opinion. Personally, I titled it as "The little 3DS that never could" I wasn't a fan of how Nintendo only had about 5 physical games on it. It was mainly full of shovelware and DSiware at least it had Nintendo DS games for backwards compatibility. My Brother used to have an N64 and SNES that I played when I was younger. I've probably only ever had a PS2. I never had an original Xbox or a PS1 but I knew friends that did. My Dad actually has This Mario Bros. Game & Watch

I'm not going to say that AngryJoe can't review Ground Zeroes. Anyone should be allowed to review whatever game they want. I just wish that people stopped putting so much stock into reviewers and decided for themselves. I'm just saying he doesn't know all that much about the earlier Metal Gear Solid titles or its story and he chooses the newest Ground Zeroes to review & play? I wonder what he'll give The Phantom Pain but it's a bit weird to start so late in the series. I also know that the story of MGS can also be overwhelming and confusing but still..

Yeah, pricing is always going to change and if people don't want it, then wait for a price drop. I've purchased my PS3 and PS Vita used and they work perfectly fine. I'll admit it's a gamble 50/50 chance of finding DLC/voucher still in the case or a system that works but I haven't had any bad experiences purchasing a system used. I've seen so many people on MiiVerse, Sony and Microsoft forums complain about a refund because they didn't wait for a sale or a price-drop.

Microsoft's Xbox One's DRM is what was hostile to used gaming and possibly gaming in general. It's not like it's anything 'new' and it's been happening for years but people finally make a move on it? Not to mention how many places now are in the pre-order/trade-in business. Either way, as a consumer I should have the ability to purchase and sell my physical copies of my games. It's not like people are only purchasing used games from GameStop or other places. I'm sure they trade in, look at games (either used or new) make their choice and purchase it. If the price is right I'll purchase it new/used. I personally only think Japanese/niche games need more support when a game like Call of Duty or Battlefield will sell like 'HOTCAKES' at release. Online Passes are a thing of the past now (at least with EA) I don't think they made it so you can play their older games without them still though. Season Passes seem to be the newest thing now I've heard that Sony has a tab for it on PSN.

I actually belong to the Christianity faith but I don't let that stop me from playing games like Monster Monpiece, Conception II, Akiba's Trip or whatever else has fanservice. but that's not because I'm letting my 'beliefs' stop me that's because I personally chose to play it. I've got no problem if people have 'morals' what bugs me is when they get judgmental, berate or ridicule someone over an interest that they have. I'm not playing games that I'm not interested in but I don't want them censored I just don't play them. Ironically, some of the VGD'ers are interested in games like Ar Tonelico, Conception II, Akiba's Trip etc. All of those games have fanservice/ecchi themes don't they? I find it a bit hypocritical and ironic to dismiss Monster Monpiece as "child pornography" or borderline. They don't have to play it, but it’s not like they haven't played games that also feature those fanservice/ecchi themes.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/19/2014 3:13 pm
Reno Takamiya
I'm sure that Xbox 360's had "failure-rates" and issues but I'm also sure it had a lot to do with people not putting them into a well-ventilated space. I do hate how people will be like "It error'd on my friend and now I'm not getting one!" Even though it's been like a few years and it's been pointed out that whatever problems there were had been fixed. At this point what console doesn't have problems or issues? Or the newest piece of technology in general. It really surprises me that people are actually "surprised" by that and then hates on Sony, MicroSoft and Nintendo because of it. Haven't people learned to wait a while after a new console/technology launches? This is what Disgaea 4 on the PS Vita looks like. Honestly, It doesn't look all that bad even if it isn't 1080p 60FPS (Yeah, I'm not a big fan of them either).

I used to watch AngryJoe and I've check out TotalBiscuit. I stopped watching AngryJoe because it's getting to a point where he annoys me. I also hate people who review a game in a franchise when they know nothing about the story/franchise. Which he happened to do with Ground Zeroes and take 5 'points' off because of its price and he's only ever played Metal Gear: Rising beforehand. Total Biscuit's introduction bugs the crap out of me. As much as I believe that is his accent, TB sounds like he plays it up for his audience and nit-picks on the littlest of things. Like Goat Simulator, it wouldn't take full advantage of his GTX Titans in his PC and the game had some kinks that needed working out. He also talked about USED games on consoles/handhelds. And how he doesn't like that idea.

Yet, console/handheld gaming is nothing like PC gaming. Sure, we have the occasional sales etc. But I'm not a fan of the business practices of some of these gaming companies which is the reason why I sometimes buy used instead of new. Activision is a huge one that comes to mind. He also talked about online passes and how they helped curb sales of used games. (Who in their right mind liked the idea of online passes?) Not to mention that GameStop isn't the only one in the pre-order/trade-in game anymore. The rest might not disappear but they'd certainly take a big hit. It's a bit like Piracy used games have been happening all these 'years' but now people are finally trying to stop them? I just find the whole idea of stopping them silly. I'll support the developers but I should also have the ability to re-sell my physical copies of my games if I ever wanted.

I'm not huge into replaying linear games. Especially when it means I didn't enjoy it immensely in the first place. That's kind of the reason why I'm not going back to Bioshock: Infinite but I would go back to play the first two games (Bioshock 1 & 2). Where do you work at? I actually liked "Click" I can't say that I "teared" up but it did tug at my heart-strings. I'm not a huge fan of the rest of Adam Sandler's movies he's a bit like Will Ferell.

Reminds me of Monster Monpiece. This happens to be a game where you rub the both the touchscreen/touchpad back ‘n forth leveling up the characters on the cards while they start losing clothes. This was another game that also got the 'censorship' treatment. I actually discussed it in the forums (VGD) but they all equated it to borderline or actual child pornography. Possession of that stuff happens to be banned in America and Japan now so would we really be seeing games like it censored or otherwise? Sure it had Loli/Underage characters but it also had monsters/creatures like in the encyclopedia that you have. Monster Monpiece is more ecchi-themed than anything else. Either way, I'm not against playing it I'm just waiting for it to go on sale for my Vita.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/19/2014 3:26 am
Reno Takamiya
I think you can find it somewhere in the "settings" of the PS3 (possibly PS4 as well) but it's only when I go to check out my profile in the "friends" section that it does it. I've heard that it can go into some kind of "offline mode" but I never actually understood how or learned how. Yeah, I'm with you there. There's also the whole "If you're defending a company/game you're a fanboy" even if what you're saying is true and what the other person is saying is wrong but they don't want to accept it. I've learned that from pointing out the PS Vita's entire library is far more than the 3DS's. When the PS3 is installing the trophy data it's doesn't exactly take that long but It's definitely a sight to see when it doesn't happen on the Xbox 360's games with achievements. Yep the silent account on Xbox Live has always been free that I know. I'm just saying that If I wanted to get online with my Arcade 360 I'd need this. My Xbox 360 never RRO'd either, but I also think it's a case of the chip-set and taking care of it and having it ventilated enough in an open space (except that not many people do that with their consoles).

Technically both games are available on your systems. But the PS Vita versions have more content like I showed with Muramasa and Persona 4: Golden but you probably knew that already. Disgaea 4 on the PS Vita added in more stuff to the original game. I did notice in the VGD that someone didn't want to play it because it wasn't "1080P". Honestly, I don't exactly care if sprites are in 1080p or not. They don't look all that different from 720p. Disgaea is one of those long and grindy games and I've only ever played a couple in the series. I once made the mistake of buying the same game but on the PS2 when I already had it on the DS. It doesn't help that they don't exactly say if there's any differences or not. Soul Sacrifice also has a DELTA version out with more content. PlayAsia also sales a physical (ENGLISH) copy which I suggested to someone once but I figure they never really understood me or purchased it. Not the biggest fan of Burger King. The way you explained that about McFeast and Nacho Jr. makes me want one but I'm guessing it happens to be exclusive because I haven't seen over here. Occasionally we'll see the McRib make an appearance and then go away again. If you're not home, then where were you?

Thanks. The priciest of my collection was the YS: MoC which cost $50 but it was worth it. I found the Hitman: Professional Edition at a local GameStop for I think $10 and it was even cheaper than the original game without the added extras or "title". It's not exactly the "taking a break" problem I have. It's where I've completed the JRPG, but I don't exactly feel like going back to it right away because It's still fresh in my mind and I spent so much time with it already. Ni No Kuni is actually great and funny to hear the European voices in it. I haven't exactly finished it (only started it and actually teared up at one part) it's the first game to make me and my brother cry. The only thing to every do that was Anime or Disney/Dreamworks movies. Here's the Here's the Persona 3 Soundtrack that I have. I've already seen your journal and you do have some interesting finds. I think I spotted a High School Of The Dead poster and some interesting ecchi comics or something? Video game-wise was also nice as well especially when you have them all stacked up like that.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/18/2014 2:30 pm
Reno Takamiya
To be honest, all these "gaming companies" either have half-assed features or business decisions. That's why I don't participate in the console wars or only stick with one handheld or console. Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony aren't all the paragon of virtues that fanboy's/girls see them as. It was possible to disconnect the "trophy synch" from the internet so you could just view them normally. I also hated that because when I'd check them out sometime the syncing would take too long. That's a bit why I liked Microsoft and their Xbox 360's user-interface. I could just check the achievements I received without syncing of any kind. Then again, I do have the Jasper chip-set arcade model which meant I had to buy a separate router made by Microsoft if I wanted to connect to Xbox LIVE. I'd rather stick with PSN for my multiplayer needs but I might check out LIVE when I get an Xbox One particularly for the free silver account.

I'm interested in Akiba's Trip, Freedom Wars, and Tales of Hearts R to be released. There's still some other games that have been released on the Vita that I want. Like Mind Zero, Muramasa Rebirth etc. Funny that you mention Muramasa: Rebirth because that is the definitive version of the game from the Wii version. Fixed translation, downloadable characters (each with different play-styles) shiny graphics and customizable controls. Hopefully there's a time when you do purchase a PS Vita when the games do interest you or it gets more that do. There's been too many times when I hear "The PS Vita has no gaemz" there's a difference between having no games, and having no games that interest that person. Then again, people never take the time to research. I posted in a topic for someone wanting a PS3 and they thought the PS3 only had Tales Of... games as JRPG's on the platform.

There's a few aesthetic differences in McDonald's but this should give you a rough idea of the change. It's mostly brown or black with stools to sit on. In one of them they even have a glass window with water running down through it. I'd also say that I like all of it as well (excluding spicy food) I'm more of a fan of Wendy's food but McDonald's isn't horrible. I've never had a McFeast or Nacho Jr. what is that like? I asked if you still lived in Finland because I learned that some games like New Leaf happen to be cross-region on the 3DS. I did find out that I could possible add you with my friend code (2165-7319-5254) but I have no idea if all games are cross-region.

Yeah, I have the music CD from purchasing Persona 3 on the PS2 years ago (before the FES version). I now have Persona 3 FES digitally on my PS3 though but I haven't gotten back to it. As much as I love JRPG's and Persona most of the time they take a while to complete. That's why I have to take a break and wait until it’s not so fresh in my mind. Persona and Deadly Premonition are games that I can keep coming back to though and possibly anything Shin Megami Tensei. I actually brought that up and all the other editions I own in that figurine topic you made.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/17/2014 8:37 pm
Reno Takamiya
Honestly, I'd be happy if they still gave games that don't have a "community" the ability to still take screenshots like New Leaf. The only difference is that they'd save to the SD card instead of MiiVerse. Well Nintendo did have Swapnote which was taken away (or maybe some of it's features?) anyways people were sending offensive material and swapping FC's with each other over it. I don't really seem the harm in swapping friend codes, but the offensive material on a Nintendo console/handheld known for targeting towards kids for the most part? Yeah, not thanks. Although I do feel like they could have put in some kind of filter or if parents actually took advantage of "Parental Controls" but Parents am I right? It sounds like it's like Sony and their trophy system which wasn't rolled out until 2008/2009. That's what PS3 launch titles and titles released in those years don't have trophy support even though they could have added in that support later on. I kind’ve wish I could add “Friends” either via MiiVerse or Streetpass instead of asking. All they’d need to do is hit “decline” or “accept”.

There's actually Deception IV on the PS Vita/PS3. What games on the Vita do interest you and what don't? I'd probably play pretty much any game on the Vita (because, let's face it,) the Vita needs more support stateside. It has more games still in Japan even if it's a region-free handheld. It even has far more games in its library than the Nintendo 3DS does. That's not saying much, because it's still up to opinion and some games aren't exactly great to play once they're released like Ride To Hell: Retribution or Aliens: Colonial Marines. The only time I'd take advantage of the region-free aspect is if there's a physical (ENGLISH) copy on playasia or something, over getting it digitally. Yeah, the PS Vita has remote-play with the PS4 and can be used as a controller. It's also better paired with the PS4 (with remote-play) than it ever was on the PS3.

That reminds me of Awkward Family Photos. I've seen the newest changes in McDonald's and it actually looks nicer. It actually surprised me because I hadn't been in one for years and it felt totally fresh & new. My family and I mostly go for the McFlurry's or quick and convenient food like their new Clubhouse burger which is pretty good. I'm only disappointed when they use angus meat at fast food places because it never tastes like angus meat. Most of the time they also offer Kobe beef at fast food/restaurant places but I'm pretty sure it's just Kobe beef in name and not taste. Do you not live in Finland anymore?

Thanks for the info on Dual Destinies. I'll probably wait for it to go on sale if it ever does on the eShop. That music is also very nice. Conception II has some interesting music inside and out of battle. Atlus (the publisher) has always been known to create great music though with Shoji Meguro. Even though Conception II is made by Spike Chunsoft it really feels like Atlus did more with the game than just publish and actually helped develop it (No idea if Meguro worked on Conception’s music but he’s still great either way). I can't wait until Persona 5 is released but I really just want more details on the game and characters. There's no doubt it'll get another release with more content though which I don't mind. Unless it's something like Deadly Premonition: Director's Cut. Still a great game if you're in the right mindset but the little extra content put in doesn't warrant the extra $20 for returning players. New players perhaps, but still....
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/17/2014 3:15 pm
Reno Takamiya
New Leaf does interest me, but my favorite still has to be the one for the Gamecube. I tried playing City Folk on the Wii. And, well, it felt a lot like the same game I played before on the Gamecube which isn't bad but I expected differences to the game. New Leaf does look like it has changed for the better, but I haven't exactly played it yet. I guess the appeal of posting screenshots and writing little 'witty' messages is what I like about MiiVerse. My only complaint is how I can take screenshots on my Vita without the use of a community; I just have to hold two buttons downs to take a snapshot. Yeah, I think that was a wild guess/place-holder for Bravely Second. Seeing as how it's the year 2014 now, not 2013. How is Dual Destinies? I've only ever played few Phoenix Wright games and whenever I do it's with a guide for the court cases.

Only thing I'm not a fan of is those "virtual controllers" when it comes to mobile gaming. That still doesn't mean I'll hate on it completely. I actually like how Kemco Games does their games. I just have to touch on the screen and it creates an auto-path for the character to follow. Or you can use a "virtual controller" but I'm not a big fan of those. Yes, I've played Conception II is a bit like Persona 3 and mostly 4. You travel into short labyrinths fighting monsters, befriending heroines (there's '7' in total) so you can classmate and make star babies. It also features perverted dialogue which is quite funny to see on occasion and to eye-roll at. It's one of those games that gets panned for having fan-service but there's far more to the game than just that. Combat in-game can also be interesting and fun. It's turn-based just like Persona 3 & 4.

It's both on PS Vita and the 3DS but I decided to get it for my 2DS. People complain that it's supposedly "worse" on the 3DS but I haven't seen that happen. I'm guessing it's a subjective complaint and not an objective complaint. That new change in the Happy Meal design creeps me out. You could probably pick up the PlaySation TV if you wanted. Except it's all about compatibility with that thing. You have to check and see if Persona 4 Golden would be compatible with it. I bet that it would be, since about 177 of the current PS Vita games release are. You can also stream PS3/PS4 games and and download PSP/PS1 games from what I gather. Plus, you can play PS Vita games on the big screen (television). I already have a Vita handheld so I don't have to worry about compatibility, but I wouldn't mind getting a PS TV just to play those games that are compatible on the big screen.

I've only ever seen the trailer for the Mortal Kombat movie. I've seen bits and pieces of the Street Fighter movie. Where they cast Kylie Minogue (who's an Australian singer) to play the role of Cammy. I think for some people, it's how these movies can be cheesy, and bad in all the right ways that appeal to some people. I've never seen the Super Mario Bros. Movie. I'm not against creative freedon, I'm just saying that I don't get why people think it will be 100% true to the source material. You can't exactly fit everything that happens in The Last of Us in a movie. Someone did suggest '3' movies like they did with The Hobbit but I think that'd be a bit strange. The live-action Resident Evil movies is were creative freedom can go horribly wrong. They've also got a Hitman movie and supposedly another one in the making.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/17/2014 3:04 am
Reno Takamiya
I've only ever seen bits and pieces of information for Bravely Second. According to Wikipedia, stateside probably won't see it until February and Europe won't until December 2013. There's been several games I've wanted to play since getting a 2DS. I've also had fun with MiiVerse, even if it lacks communities for SMT IV and Project X Zone. It's been in the Conception II community. You're definitely right. There is no 'exclusivity' to one thing. Except it depends highly on their interests and their preference’s. I've only ever seen kids/teenagers with a tablet and/or smartphone playing games. Even I have a tablet, but I only mostly play Kemco Game's RPG's. Other times, it's simpler games like Angry Birds or Temple Run, Tap The Frog etc.

I wish I had an Apple device then I could play games like Republique and Eternal Legacy. Republique is apparently coming to Android though. The only problem is if my Tablet can handle it I have the Chinese knock-off version of the Nexus 7 (first-generation) with HDMI output/input and expandable storage. Something the Nexus 7 didn’t have. There's another debate that mobile gaming is a despicable thing to do. Even though there's console ports and games like Dragon Quest 8 or Square Enix games on Google Play and Apple devices. I rarely ever charge up my tablet anymore though. Ironically, I plan on handhelds far more than I do tablets. I just see them as short bursts of fun. Which is where I wish those RPG's I purchase went to the Vita or something.

Back in the day, I remember when it was Runescape that kids played not Minecraft. Yeah, it's still 10 years ago in Japan, even though they always have major advances in technology. Except that not every place is as populated as New York City or Japan which is why I'm not a big fan of local-multiplayer. The only person I know with a 2DS is my brother and the few people I find via streetpass and I mean FEW. I guess it's just easier and cheaper to be interested in mobile gaming over handheld gaming. I'm not against cosmetic DLC (I love it when costumes and weapons change in RPG cutscenes) I'm just not a fan of how they charge you for every simple piece of cosmetic DLC like in some games.

We'll just have to wait and see on that. Nintendo has their own Club Nintendo physical rewards and Mario Kart 8 toys at McDonald's after all. Yeah, that all plays into "I'd play this game on the other console" especially with that multiplayer. I still think it's rather dumb. If they're not willing to put the work in, why release it on the Wii U at all? Ubisoft is apparently sitting on a cache of games and their just waiting for the install base to jump up in owners. I'm still waiting for more JRPG's on all next-gen systems. Video game movies? If I had to pick it would be Resident Evil: Damnation and Degeneration. Probably because they're made with CGi and not live-action where they tend to be utterly destroyed. They also seem to be making a Last of Us movie but won't be 100% true to the game. I wouldn't mind seeing how that pans out. I never expect comic/video games/book movies to be 100% true to the source material.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/16/2014 4:53 pm
Reno Takamiya
It's not like the game hasn't had some kind of censorship (Wakoku Warrior, modified costumes etc.) I don't think we'll ever see the DLC for the game or the merchandise to get said DLC-only costumes. It seems like Bravely Second is coming up soon, and I'm hoping that they just leave it alone. I don't see why modern kids couldn't enjoy an RPG/JRPG. Then again, they're all into the newest Battlefield, Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto. I've actually seen mobile gaming becoming more and more of a thing for kids/teenagers instead of a handheld device like a PS Vita or a 2DS/3DS. There's been a surge in people willing to play on a smartphone/tablet over playing on a handheld like people would when they were kids. Though that point doesn't really make sense, because when I was younger there was only cell phones and not exactly smartphones or tablets. Today, kids even have their own smartphone when they didn't before. Then racking up their Parents credit/debit card bills with micro-transactions.

Shin Megami Tensei: IV seems to have the ability to download DLC in-game but I haven't exactly purchased any of it. I'm not a huge fan of cosmetic DLC. I like DLC that expands the game like expansion packs used to do. Ironically, people don't think of DLC and Expansion Packs as one in the same. They both happen to expand the game to a point where it adds more. Even if what's added is a minute difference to the game like cosmetic. You're right, it did start longer before her but kids today are seeing 'her' as a role model. Even though she used to be totally different when she was younger. Kind've like Shia LaBeouf. I don't drink, smoke or use drugs either. I tried the taste of Beer and found it to be disgusting. There are some tastier alcoholic beverages out there, but I still don't drink them because of personal choice. Don't use weapons or haven't been in a gang either.

I couldn't get into Monster Hunter on the PSP because it felt like a single-player MMO to me. After seeing it discussed in the VGD, It's starting to make me think I should give it another chance on the 3DS in either 3 Ultimate on my 2DS or 4 when it comes out. Possibly, 3, since my Brother also has the game. And there's that whole local multiplayer and needing a Wii U to actually play online with others. I've never been a fan of local-multiplayer. It's not 10 years ago when you'd play Smash Bros. over at a friend's house anymore. Yeah, Capcom has more than games. I'm a fan of their CGI Resident Evil movies like degeneration or damnation. Kingdom of Amalur: Reckoning also felt like an MMO to me as well. This was disappointing because I wanted to like that game very much.

One thing I don't understand is why the Wii U is getting all these half-assed ports or third-party games. Want one of the Sniper games on your consoles? Here you go! But we took the Multiplayer out of it.
Having an Interactive Movie isn't a bad thing; I always still see them as "games" even if others don't. But there's still a huge difference between Hideo Kojima and David Cage as developers. Weren't those text-based adventure games still considered as games? I just hate the whole "What a game is, and isn't" debate. I'm sure the game doesn't make the "choices" it gives for you in Beyond Two Souls. I have seen that if you mess up on a Quick-Time-Event is doesn't matter because the game still continues on and the protagonist is saved by someone else. I haven’t seen the first Silent Hill movie but I did see Revelations which I enjoyed as a movie and not as a “video game” movie.
Reno Takamiya Report | 08/15/2014 10:38 pm
Reno Takamiya
I just checked out my 2DS and the eShop. The only thing stateside has is the digital download of Bravely Default, the demo and that's it. No inclusion of any DLC costumes. There is also still this that happened for both versions of the game in Europe and Western release. Where they've modified the costumes, left out the DLC (if they are all DLC-only costumes) but I've never seen that all belt costume in the game. Still haven't played it but none of the information I've looked up and heard from people have seen it. Yeah, I'm with you on that one. 15 year old girls following in the footsteps of Miley Cyrus and how she dresses now. My point being, that just like violent video games don't create people, none of these fanservice and/or Japanese games that feature underage girls make child molesters out of people. Which people can't seem to come to grips with. It's getting a point where fiction & reality is no longer a thing with people. There’s just pseudo-fiction converging with reality.

Only time will tell with Capcom. I just don't want them to end up like THQ and people waiting for the IP's that were bought up or how Capcom has their current business practices. "Super Ultra Mega Amazing Street Fighter 4" over and over or how they like DLC. That Resident Evil remaster looks good (possibly because I've never played the original) pretty much anything "corrupts" our younglings like cartoon violence. Or so they say... I haven't seen massacres happening in the streets where I live. Microsoft and their consoles have never been a big hit in Japan. That's a given. Remember how Nier was multi-platform? It sold more on the PS3 than it ever did on the Xbox 360. Even if there were two versions of the game with the only difference being the aesthetics and looks of the protagonists. Regardless, the last IP I remember enjoying from Capcom was Dragon's Dogma and mostly for the gameplay and not really the story.

Anyways, I'm just saying, if Nintendo was as "kiddie" as people lead other's to believe. They wouldn't have any of these other more 'M' rated games on their platforms. I can't exactly see them as entirely family-friendly if they allow games like that. I'm sure if they wanted, they could put a ban so their consoles were only family-friendly games but I highly doubt they would. Even if people would play Assassin's Creed 4 on PS3, Xbox 360, PS4 or Xbox One instead of the Wii U or any other third-party "serious" game.

Play Beyond Two Souls? You can just put the controller down and have it play it for you. That's why I used the comparison since it's more of an actual movie than the Metal Gear Solid series ever will be. It boggles the mind that one series still has player's actually "play" but they both get a bad rap as "interactive movies". If you do want to watch a Silent Hill movie though there are always the live-action ones. lol Personally, I enjoyed the second movie because I went in expecting a movie and not a video game movie. Since they are known for being really crappy like the live-action Resident Evil movies.


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