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Atlus Shin Megami Tensei V is Nintendo Switch Exlusive

Discussion in 'jRPG Weeaboo Discussion' started by Abu Antar, Oct 24, 2017.

  1. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
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    Shin Megami Tensei V will be a game that sympathizes with the times
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  2. Jacob Obviously Arcane Patron

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    good, good, enought time for me to save up to buy switchi

    nintendo :obviously:

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    I am very happy it's coming on a home console, whatever console it is, I haven't got any of the last generation ones yet anyway, and since Dragon Quest 11 is coming on the Switch too (Octopath Traveller looks awesome too) then I'll very probably buy one.
     
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  4. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    I might end up with a Swtich, too. We'll see in a few years. Xenoblade 2, Octopath, Mario x Rabbids, SMTV, DQ11, Zelda. There are a few games that I would like to play.
     
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    As per usual with this series the soundscape and the ambiance it creates is superb. Also interesting to hear how it will (hopefully) incorporate some elements from Nocturne, with the tone and setting seemingly being indicators of this. I also find the idea of what might be a more "optimistic" ("miracle of God", capturing and tackling present day issues) theme potentially intriguing, though hopefully they won't stray too far from the darker tone the mainline series is known for. The Switch is becoming more and more tantalizing the more RPGs are announced.
     
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    Wow, unexpected. I'm on limited connection so can't see images -- did Kaneko return? IV felt completely off without him.

    Might pick a Switch after Nintendo releases a handful of revisions.
     
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    Wow, Nintendo actually getting a major exclusive? This is pretty shocking.

    After Breath of the Wild was so popular, I might have to get a Switch.

    We won't know until we see the main characters from the front. The faces and eyes of his characters tend to stick out. But really, I think the dude is retiring and wants to pass the torch, so I wouldn't hold my breath.
     
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    get back to me if they don't give us another smt4 esque shit-fest
     
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    I don't feel very confident about it, I find that Atlus has been trending downward for a long while. I mean, it's still better than your average piece of shit that passes off as a game, but they progressively dumbed down SMT, by reducing the difficulty, reducing the complexity and design of the levels (it used to be a Wizardry clone with demons with some clever design, no more), by adding useless and annoying side quests that waste your time, adding backtracking, adding obnoxious preaching (it started with Strange Journey with all this "you humans are worse than us because you neglect the earth" repeated at nauseam), adding tons of gay shit lifted from Persona, using the same gay and uninteresting character designs from the Persona character designer... it goes on and on and on.

    Basically it used to be an excuse to wow you with cool monster designs, and cheesy references from Western sci-fi movies (SMT I and II are full of this stuff especially), but they progressively gayified it with generic anime garbage.
     
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    Atlus will do anything to avoid the financially worthwhile decision of releasing a PC game on Steam
     
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    Fixed.
     
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    You don't understand that most of the money these small Japanese companies make isn't even about selling the game, it's about selling a special edition, figurines and other derived plastic products that have very high margins. That is why most Japanese developers don't care about the Steam market.
     
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    Kinda. It's one of the reasons why they are so obsessed with mascot characters. They want an iconic character that can be franchised off.

    Anyway, I hope the next Switch model will be out by the time SMT5 comes out. I want a Switch but I'm wary of investing in the current one since it's supposed to have a lot of design flaws.
     
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    Looks like I'll need to check the Emulation Central thread more often.
     
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    Steam is not Japanese, Atlus pure Japanese games would be tainted by it's filthy gaijiness.
     
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    Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Considering the Nihonese have turned up their noses at playing any sort of video game that isn't a microtransaction based vehicle for distributing child pornography on Iphone, I don't see why they can't do what literally every other developer in Japan has done and stopped making PS4 exclusive games that get released in foreign markets 12 months after release, and start making international games.

    Switch is an exception because if you are using the platform and controls correctly it's awkward to port, but still.
     
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  17. HoboForEternity In every buttons you press Patron

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    after the mess that is SMT IV should i even be excited?
     
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  18. Abu Antar Tweet, tweet Patron

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    I never played SMTIV because of the digital only release in Europe. Never bothered with the sequel.
     
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    SMT IV apocalypse is a great game from a gameplay perspective. Mechanically polished megaten mechanics to a great degree, probably better than in Nocturne, although Nocturne is better game overall. one of the greatest RPGs ever made and a first walkthrough uncanny experience, I remember entering Amala Network with just a few lame Demons, because I didn't think I woluld be stuck for so long without being able to fuse new ones. Realizing I would have to push forward with limited resources was memorable.

    SMT IV apocalypse is great if you want to power-game a better tuned system, Nocturne is an unforgetable survival dungeon crawling experience with that atmosphere, artwork and dungeons.

    In apocalypse some characters are questionable, but I didn't find them "so annoying". It was a clear step up from SMT IV. Persona 5 was fine too, if you are a Persona fan, so I don't see ATLUS decline.

    I'm excited. We are going to have a mainline SMT with decent budget, that's a thing to celebrate. Better graphics, no hardware limitations crippling dungeon design...

    Best Japan gaming news in a while.
     
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    Any news on E3?

    Of this or Project RE: Fantasy?
     
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    There might be more info at TGS.
     
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