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These things always begin small.

It's common to see 75%-80% off during summer and winter sales - seems like a good deal to me. No competition necessary. Plus there are week long deals. I'm happy with Steam - the sales are very generous, and I think it would be greedy to ask for even more generosity. Sure someone could come along and undercut Steam, but most Steam users, at this point, aren't going to abandon Steam and risk contributing to its collapse, causing the...

199d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

No no no! Don't spread Steam hate. If Steam ever went bust because people were lead away from it... God, the amount of money I and many, many others spent on games... I know they said that they have a plan to make sure that no one loses all their purchased games should the service fall through, but I'm just not confident they'd be able to make good on that promise in the throes of financial crisis - I think it'd be messy.

That's not to say we shouldn't...

200d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

The difference is that to the untrained eye, this really would look like garbage. Most people won't know what's under the hood of this game so to speak, and none of that is visible on the surface. On the other hand, a spitfire plane has something to offer to the person who knows nothing about aeronautics - it's flashy looking, it's loud, and it does spectacular things.

My point is that it's hard to get a sense of what goes into making something like this ...

208d ago 8 agree0 disagreeView comment

If you browse the RPG section of Google Play, you'll find dozens of games that look EXACTLY like this one. Churned out, f2p smartphone garbage. If this HAS to be be a Breath of Fire game, Capcom should consider making it a smartphone spin-off rather than the next proper Breath of Fire game.

Seems like they're trying to get people who don't really play games to buy it - people who play junk games on their smartphones / tablets. But, these people might be turned of...

210d ago 4 agree0 disagreeView comment

There's still nearly 10,000 games on sale, but I've noticed that the discounts seem to be smaller than usual across the board. Lots of 25% and 33% off, some 50% off, and very few 70-80% off. I suppose this is all adjustment to the refund thing - if they're making less money because of the refund policy, I suppose making discounts smaller (together with the removal of flash sales etc.) would be a way to compensate for money not being made. I don't know, maybe doing away with th...

212d ago 4 agree3 disagreeView comment

You're over-politicizing things if you're going to let such a small detail ruin the entire game for you. It reminds me of Hatred coming out - anti-SJW types politicized that game way too much, "It has appalling violence in it?? Then it has to be released! Support this game! Stupid SJW feminazi mangina PC etc.", and of course, quality control goes out the window - Hatred was not only appalling, it was also mediocre. No matter how garbage your game is, it gets greenlit because...

214d ago 7 agree11 disagreeView comment

Looking good. Vague Chrono vibes from it.

But does anyone know what happened to Final Fantasy VII? SE said they'd show it at JumpFesta.

214d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I'm pretty sure Konami wanted to milk Kojima for MGS games given that it was their most successful series, but I'd say that they wanted to make MGS related stuff at a lower cost to them. Kojima didn't want to make MGS games anymore, that's for sure, and I'm sure he especially didn't want to make cheap, throwaway MGS games. At least with a bigger budget though he had more room to express himself within the confines of the MGS world. Konami we're not only confining h...

219d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Power to Kojima and his gang - though it still annoying that he calls his company by his own name, it't not like he does all the work.

But come on, that Andrew House guy is an opportunistic suit, just like Don Mattrick or guys like that. He's one more of these people who knows nothing about the industry he's in, but is getting his slice of the pie because videogames are booming these days. It's a problem plaguing most creative industries. None of them need sha...

219d ago 2 agree2 disagreeView comment

Just read Yoshinori Kitase's blog post thing. The sheer size of the project apparently requires that it be released in multiple parts. Needless to say, episodic games aren't typically as big as this sounds like it is. Kitase said that they don't want to condense the original game at all, and instead want to beef it up. Episodic games are typically pretty bite-size, highlight-reel type fares, not games that are much much bigger than Final Fantasy VII

They haven'...

221d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

Confirmed non-episodic. Either going to be several full-sized, self-contained games like the Mass Effect series, or three discs released at separate times.

221d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

This game is obviously coming to PC - nearly every Final Fantasy game is on Steam or is going to be (X|X-2 is coming soon, VI just got released, albeit the horrible version).

223d ago 5 agree3 disagreeView comment

(Deleting a double post)

225d ago 0 agree1 disagreeView comment

This is a cagey answer disguised as an open and transparent one.

They need to elaborate on what they meant exactly when they said that each part will be a "unique experience," and will have "it's own story."

I don't want each disc of the original game made into a self-contained Final Fantasy game, and I also don't want each part to be a condensed, highlight-reel, season-pass type experience, i.e. episodic.

What...

225d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

"What I see as the problem is why can't the multiple disks be a part of the same purchase??"

I suspect that the reason they aren't doing this is that they wouldn't be able to complete all three games until like 2020. People are already sort of blue-balled because of Versus / XV. I just hope we don't have to wait TOO long between the parts.

I wouldn't even think of it as three different games though. It's more as if they'r...

228d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

They've yet to really clarify what they mean when they say there will be multiple parts. I don't think it will be episodic though. Surely they don't think that a season-pass, highlights-only version of the game is a good idea? I trust they're not that stupid.

I don't want to repeat myself too much, but I'm willing to bet that there will be a "part" for each disc of the original game - so, three parts. Kitase said that to maintain the level of...

228d ago 1 agree2 disagreeView comment

No, this article has it all wrong. The parts should represent each disc of the original game, not 10 hour episodes. I don't want everything from the first episode to be un-revisitable, and I want stuff to carry over. I want the parts to be seamless.

Having three parts makes sense because if the game is massive, squeezing it into one part might force them to sacrifice stuff to make it fit. Spreading it across multiple parts gives them more than enough space. There's al...

228d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

I'd say money definitely factors into it, but it also seems likely that to develop all three discs would take a long time, and it'd mean a repeat of Versus XIII / XV.

Kitase has said, in the interview that's doing the rounds, that the level and volume of detail in the Midgar we saw was extremely high, and that to maintain that quality for the entire game would require splitting it across multiple "discs." You could interpret that as meaning they want to...

228d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

Copying my comment from recent article: "If each "episode" is really just discs 1, 2 and 3, I wouldn't mind, because stuff carried over across the discs.

What I really don't want is for locations in disc 1 to become completely un-revisitable in disc 2, or for stuff gained to not carry over between discs. You could revisit places in the original game because disc 1 events weren't coded into the same locations in disc 3, which freed up space, I think...

228d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

If each "episode" is really just discs 1, 2 and 3, I wouldn't mind, because stuff carried over across the discs.

What I really don't want is for locations in disc 1 to become completely un-revisitable in disc 2, or for stuff gained to not carry over between discs. You could revisit places in the original game because disc 1 events weren't coded into the same locations in disc 3, which freed up space, I think. The same could be done with this game. Perhap...

229d ago 2 agree0 disagreeView comment