Today Tsutaya the major Japanese retailer Tsutaya released its top twenty for the week between July the 29th and August the 4th, and it comes packed with a rather sad surprise for the fans of Grasshopper Manufacture and Goichi Suda.
Suda 51 games are all style and no substance. I'm not surprised no one wants to buy it. It's a rental at best.
I wouldn't say Killer 7 and No More Heroes had no substance. Did you play either? But you're right, they both have a lot of style
I bought Lollipop Chainsaw recently and it was really terrible. Couldn't get through it. Suda51 games have a lot of great ideas, but they're poorly executed. He needs to partner with someone that can ground his games in playability.
Killer 7 was his only good game. No More Heroes was a mindless hack N slash.
Moe & Huge Breast is near Essential elements necessary to get great game sales in Japan. "No More Heroes" for example.
Actually, this one seems to have a lot of substance, but seems to have been penalyzed by the style.
I'm sure the gameplay will feature plenty of hacking combined with a large amount of slashing. then maybe to mix things up you will have a super move.
true. None of Suda's games are fun at all. The guy is just like Square's Toriyama, a mediocre but overrated game developer.
While I loved Killer 7, I've found it very hard to keep playing No More Heroes. It was a missed opportunity. Also, what's the point of having all the weird and wonderful bosses when they only get introduced a few seconds before you have to fight them?
I've yet to see anything about this game other than the weird graphical style and something about "gigolo mode" where you can see through people's clothes. Does anyone even know what kind of game it is? Genre? Because I don't have a freaking clue, and I've yet to see anything about it that even makes me want to go look for more info on it. I just don't "get" this guy's games.
It's more or less like hack and slash game like No More Heroes: Heroes' Paradise or Lollipop Chainsaw. Graphically, I don't think the graphics are top-notch, and it is a bit mix of noir and anime-style cel-shaded graphics. You might want to see some of the game's videos on Youtube before buying it.
not hard create account with X name, spam popular websites, rinse repeat. it only takes few idiots a month too make it worth it, an with the millions on the web everyday, it not hard too round them up.
Just played Killer is Dead a bit, and it is a not bad game. Not entirely great, but not bad. Like many of Suda51 games, his games are full of creative ideas, but lack of high replay value, technical issues, and some minor gameplay issues. So far, the best Suda51 game I personally think is Shadows of the Damned.
this is sad, but me is definitely buying :) this is going to be one of the best games this year
Um no. This is where fanboyism and blind loyalty to a country gets you. You also thought Resident Evil 6 was going to be one of the best games of 2012 and look how that turned out. Now I'm not saying this is a bad game, but it's definitely not going to be "one of the best games this year". Not by a long shot. Seems pretty shallow, I expected better from Suda. He needs to turn down the perve factor. He's made such great games in the past. Shadows of the Damned was awesome. And j-blaze, before you bring up Famitsu, just don't.
but according to me, it's going to be one of the best games this year :)
i guess this so called "Sex Sells" games failed this time
It will fail most of the time when you can just Google some hardcore porn for free.
Suda51's problem here is that he relied to heavily on the element of sex to sell his games. All those Kid.tv things probably did more damage than good for him. The reality is that everyone can get hardcore porn for free, we don't need to pay money to see stuff like that. He should have focus more on the gameplay and story elements than the sex aspect. For instance, look at Dragon's Crown, it has very sexy artwork, but while the artwork was used to make it stand out the advertising for the game was all related to gameplay elements and features. People honestly felt like they where getting a substantial game with some very nice and sexy artwork. Sexuality was used, but it was in no way the focus of the game.
The disproportionate characters of Dragon's Crown are sexy to you? Like only 2 characters look fine but the rest are just gross.
It's mainly this game. Lollipop Chainsaw had it's share of sexual references but did way better than this game. LC was his best selling game.
not making much sense here are we? anyway, this game doesn't have to sell millions to prove that it's awesome and that Suda is genius!
What the heck is wrong ith Japan ?
Suda 51 represents japan. Nice logic.
It's called advertising to the Wrong fanbase. Suda got his big break on the Wii with Nintendo fans and No More Heroes. No More Heroes 1 and 2 sold over 800K combined, which is not huge in the grand scheme of things, but by far is the best selling games he's ever made. Suda released Shadow of the Damned on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and both games failed to even reach No More Heroes 1 on Wii.....combined. No More Heroes on the PS3 sold 5X less than the Wii version. Suda....make your games for Nintendo consoles as well.
Lollipop Chainsaw is by far the best selling game he's ever made. Did you conveniently forget about that one?
I did forget about Lollipop Chainsaw on the account of how crappy it is. That one sold around the same as No More Heroes 1+2. I still feel he would do much better if he brought his games to Nintendo consoles as well.
Well, for what it's worth, I didn't bother with Lollipop either.
It's a shame cause Suda 51 makes interesting albiet pretty much the same game everytime with a new coat of paint over it. Maybe that is the problem with Killer is Dead, that the Japanese market has seen this type of game from him & are maybe tired of it. It can't be that the game is too sexy for the Japanese cause Lollipop Chainsaw did have a pretty decent debut just last year. I believe that the Japanese want to see something entirely different from Suda 51 other than over the top 'sexually' charged hack & slash games.
I'd chew the fingers off my left hand for a grasshopper/Platinum games collaboration. I love Suda games, but I agree they can be technically flawed at times. One thing I will say is many games I've played, I've completely forgotten huge sections yet the same can't be said of Suda games. Killer7 is prob in my top 10.
Pervy games with non stop 'dick' jokes don't sell well in Japan? Suda is overrated.
Since when has suda's games EVER sold well? No surprise here people. His games are shallow and repetitive.
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