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-GoldenTimeLover-3228d ago

Once again a superior version of a game lands on the PS3. Beta testing FTW!

Chris3993228d ago (Edited 3228d ago )

And it's all on one disc. Sorry, but the disc swapping was irritating. I don't know why they had to do it either, their excuse being that they: "packed the final dvd so full", that there's wasn't room for additional content and side-quests required disc swapping. And yet, installed on the NXE, disc 3 is SMALLER than all the other dvds (5.2 gigs or so). I'm not a programmer, nor do I claim to be, but I am moderately technologically literate and this is confusing to me.

I never actually got very far on account of the voice acting. The Japanese dialog track alone makes this worth the purchase.

Edit @ below: The disc swapping occurs between 2 and 3. It's required when switching locations between various planets/ sidequests. I'm really suprised that they couldn't have worked around it like they did with all the other 360 JRPGs this gen. It's not nearly as much of an inconvenience as the voice acting (which is wretched, some of the worst I've ever heard in a game).

Godmars2903228d ago (Edited 3228d ago )

Unless they planned to bring it to the PS3 as soon as they announced it 360 "exclusive" and have been working on it since, there's not going to be much added.

And if that's the case, that actually pisses me off. Means that Square intentionally di*ked its fanbase over.

Actually, how was the disc swapping? Was it linear, 1st half of story on disc one 2nd on disc two, or do you have to switch when going to a specific world while openly exploring?

kvg883228d ago

the battle system is updated, as are graphics as well as manual space control between the planets rather than hub.

Chris3993228d ago

The sub-HD stuff wasn't noticable, but the game didn't scale properly (even with the 360's scaler). There was a thin, black border around the game if you played with your t.v. at it's native resolution. It wouldn't stretch all the way to 1080p without cropping the image.

Irritating. The whole game was a bit of a mess, come to think of it. They should have just waited and released it multi-plaform, saved us all the grief.

Grimm103228d ago

It's better then the 360 version in two HUGE ways.

1- The 360 beta version required you to enter previous discs to re-visit locations for side quests. So once you were on disc 3 you would need to revert back to disc 1 to visit a different planet. Then once you had finished with that planet you would need to re-enter disc 3 and so on.

2- The English dub was HORRIBLE. Thankfully Japanese VA and subs will fix that.

Then you have new characters and the re-done menu's and camera angles, other language tracks and subs and most likely a few more things will be revealed later.

(Added bonus no RROD, E79 error and bug free since it's been Beta tested)

raztad3228d ago

Even if they add a lot of stuff (which I doubt considering SE disregard towards the PS3) I'm NOT getting this game new if at all. One year later (when the bribe from MS expired) SE is pulling a SO4 PS3 to recoup costs after the failure (in every way) SO4 xbox360 was.

Sorry SE my money is in other games next year. Try harder.

Godmars2903228d ago

Considering all the other JRPGs now headed the PS3's way, how isn't this title now at to bottom of the barrel?

FamilyGuy3228d ago (Edited 3228d ago )

Screw everything else, this is the biggest news of the day for me as i wasn't looking forward to spending $100 on importing the international version for japan.

Unless of course the PS3 version of Tales of Versperia gets a U.S. release date.

Redempteur3228d ago

The reasons are painfully obvious for anyone.The engkish dub (?) dub killed me ..

i played so3 and so1 both undubed and it vas a great expérience ..

bring it japanese voice track !

and no more ( differents menus for western release and eastern release option to choose is all that is needed

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gaffyh3228d ago

Well FFX had an international version, and it only came out in Japan as far as I know.

SixTwoTwo3228d ago

This, FFXIII, RoF, and WKC all early next year =)

gaffyh3228d ago

What's RoF?

Edit: I figured it out, Resonance of Fate

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