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No.190281
Tokyo Game Show ThreadAnonymous
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This just in from TGS: Tetsuya Nomura and friends are going on a road trip to save video games in Final Fantasy 15: Spring Breakers 2.

//youtube.com/watch?v=wT3dyanB3pkyoutube thumb

This looks so fucking awesome.
No.190285
Anonymous
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No.190289
Anonymous
//youtube.com/watch?v=TDusIWTaZGMyoutube thumb

EDF EDF EDF EDF EDF

I can't remember the last time TGS was this awesome. I heard that Metal Gear fashion show announced that you can now just buy Big Boss' robot hand.
No.190290
Anonymous
Replies:>>190291
>>190281
For some reason, what's most remarkable for me is that the girl almost looks like a girl and not like some realdoll with a weirdly colored wig.
No.190291
Anonymous
Replies:>>190307
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>>190290
I feel like the same could be said of most of the men too in Final Fantasy as of late. Holy fuck so many of the designs in FFXIII were just awful.
No.190293
Anonymous
Replies:>>190296
>>190281
Tetsuya Nomura is one of the few visionaries this industry has left.
No.190296
Anonymous
Replies:>>190307
>>190293
In general or for RPGs? Because I'd say for the latter Tetsuya Takahashi is still around trying to make his dream a reality.
No.190297
Anonymous
>>190281
God damn.
I can get behind that.

Thats... oddly so refreshing.
No.190298
Anonymous
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No.190299
Anonymous
>>190298

With fire

Kill it
No.190302
Anonymous
Not all news is good news: SWERY's new game was announced to come out... well today. Basically its being sent out to die. Also Yakuza's finally being translated... into classical Chinese. But don't worry, Sega Console Girls is coming to English!
No.190304
Jumpman
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No.190307
Anonymous
>>190296
In general. And Nomura is noteworthy for how much passion he puts into his projects, and pushes hardcore for them to happen. Not to mention him having actual control over his shit. I mean KH3 is fucking happening after 10 years, despite dwindling interest and sales, and it looks incredible. You can't say that about many visionaries like Kojima and Keiji Inafune, who were used and exploited, having their influence on their creations ripped away from them. Or even in America with people like Tim Schafer, struggling to hold onto a career.

>>190291
It's so weird how his character designs fluctuate between amazing and god-awful. X and XIII were terrible (VII wasn't all that great either, but it's still better than those and it was his first job anyway) but this and VIII are great.
No.190309
Anonymous
>>190307
That's because they called in a pro fashion designer to influence the outfits for FF15.
No.190311
Anonymous
Replies:>>190315
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>>190307
>You can't say that about many visionaries like Kojima and Keiji Inafune, who were used and exploited, having their influence on their creations ripped away from them. Or even in America with people like Tim Schafer, struggling to hold onto a career.

Are you sure you pay attention to the industry because aside of Inafune losing Megaman you're totally wrong about these. Double Fine has only been growing (they're a fucking PUBLISHER now) and Kojima basically runs Konami. He continues to make Metal Gear just to fund the other weird shit he does.
No.190315
Anonymous
Replies:>>190317
>>190311
>He continues to make Metal Gear just to fund the other weird shit he does.

He was forced to make more Metal Gear. He didn't want to after MGS.
No.190317
Anonymous
Replies:>>190320
>>190315
Yeah that was 15 years ago dude.
No.190319
Anonymous
>>190307
>Or even in America with people like Tim Schafer, struggling to hold onto a career.

Tim hasn't been struggling to do anything in like five years, dude. Doublefine is doing gangbusters.
No.190320
Anonymous
>>190317
He has next to nothing to do with the fucking series anymore.
No.190323
Anonymous
>>190320
Have... have you not paid attention to ANY Phantom Pain press at all?
No.190324
DudeWithMoney !SFwR6DnH/Y
>>190320

Holy shit, I found a fucking time traveller!
No.190325
Anonymous
>>190309
It fucking shows. Nice seeing people dressed in actual clothes.
It does make the game more *grounded* but at the same time, in that same sense of groundedness, it does feel more Japanese.
Like, the characters in the game and unmistakeably Japanese.
Personally, I feel that's a good thing! Identity is a good thing to have. But I can understand if that view varies from person to person.

>>190307
Dude, Double Fine is doing Fine.
No.190330
thatother1dude !!/PKS88+dMMc
>>190285
We need more video games where you drive cars across country roads to reach monster fights.
No.190331
Anonymous
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>prelude theme at the end

Best FF in 15 years?
No.190332
Anonymous
>>190331
All it needs to achieve that is a modicum of playability.
No.190333
Anonymous
Replies:>>190335
If the soundtrack to the new Final Fantasy is anywhere as good as Shimomura's contributions to Xenoblade that's enough reason to get hype.
No.190335
Anonymous
Replies:>>190348
>>190333
Personally I think her best work was on Legend of Mana.
No.190338
Anonymous
>>190331
Man, those wind accents give it so much.
I didn't know I needed to hear that but my life feels just a bit more complete for since reason.
No.190346
Jumpman
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No.190348
Nøpe
>>190335
Fully agreed.
It's a shame that series has become so cheap feeling.
No.190364
Anonymous
Wait.

>Tetsuya Nomura is no longer the director, instead it's Hajime Tabata

Oh god oh jesus. Please don't let this be another XII.
No.190366
Anonymous
Tabata made Crisis Core and Type-0, he's also Nomura's protoge.
No.190367
Anonymous
Well, blond prettyboy dude looks a lot better facewise compared to his previous more generic appearance. And Glasses Touchdown is looking NMH as usual.
No.190368
Anonymous
>>190362
That resolution is giving me eye cancer.
No.190371
Anonymous
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No.190373
Autonywork !x4vv0ZYuAo
>>190371
No, they seem more like Carl's Jr kind of people.
No.190383
Bunker !OFOzVPOG0g
>>190371
Oh that game should have fast food venders all over the map. Achievement for hitting them all and ordering everything.
No.190387
Anonymous
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>>190362
Wow!
This Final Fantasy game actually has some pretty good costume design!

...

...
Wait, did I just say that?
No.190389
Nøpe
Replies:>>190390
>>190387
That's because an actual fassion designer was involved this time.
No.190390
Anonymous
>>190389
>>190309
http://www.novacrystallis.com/2013/03/final-fantasy-versus-xiii-fashion-designer-roen-outs-final-fantasy-xv/
Is Roen the same guys they did that ultra-creepy "photo shoot" of the FF13 trilogy characters with?
No.190391
The Sneaky Tiki
The only costume I dislike is the main characters weird shorts boots combo.
No.190396
Anonymous
Replies:>>190401
While the faces and most of the designs look pretty great the hair on most of them is atrocious. Nomura's spikey bishie hair designs look OK when it's still rendered in 2D or stylized 3D like Kingdom Hearts/Crisis Core, hell it was sort of OK even for Advent Children. But for a realistic 3D style, you just end up with the technicolor kooshball afros everyoone had in Final Fantasy XIII.
No.190401
Anonymous
>>190396
>While the faces and most of the designs look pretty great the hair on most of them is atrocious.
Have you seen Japanese scene hair? Because that's what it looks like.
No.190491
Jumpman
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No.190664
T4 was here
Replies:>>190666
Ahahaha, thank you.
http://www.vg247.com/2014/10/03/final-fantasy-15-car-meme/
No.190666
Anonymous
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>>190664
But now it's not cool anymore.
No.190715
Anonymous
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>>190666
Welcome to the current internet.
If this was 2004, it could have lasted at least a couple of weeks.
No.190719
Anonymous
Replies:>>190725
>>190715
What I mean is, if anyone makes a car meme now, it feels like we're participating in viral marketing, and nobody wants that.
No.190725
Nøpe
>>190719
It's doing the exact same thing.

You're not "viral marketing" any more or less than you where before they gave you a clean template.
No.192601
Anonymous
Replies:>>192602
It's good that there is something apparently being worked on after all of this time, JRPG boy band roadtrip simulator or not, but SE has been pushing this game up to 9 years in development before they're starting to decide to even show that there actually is a Versus 13/15. And fuck trying to make the demo part of a $59.99 preorder deal for a lack-luster PSP game being sold as a PS4 title. You could have at least bundled it with Agito.

At least the lady Cid is cool.
No.192602
Anonymous
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>>192601
>Agito
Agito is basically the Chinese knock off of Type 0, do you have any idea what you are talking about?
No.192624
Anonymous
>>192602
Yeah, its still not worth the money even if you have the sad mobile attempt at Fire Emblem: Awakening where you're the goddamn anime messiah.
No.193882
Anonymous
http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-final-fantasy-xv-episode-duscae/2300-10027/
Fuck me. I really want to play XV now.
No.193886
The Sneaky Tiki
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>>193882
THOSE MONSTERS LOOK SO FUCKING MUCH COOLER THAN ANY FINAL FANTASY MONSTER EVER
No.193887
Anonymous
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>>193886
You mean that Behemoth?
No.193888
The Sneaky Tiki
>>193887
All of the monsters.
No.193889
Anonymous
Replies:>>193890
>>193882
This game looks really really good I think. And I haven't been into a final fantasy post-nintendo.
Dunno if that says more about me or the game.
No.193890
Anonymous
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>>193889
Not even 9 or 10?
No.193891
Anonymous
Replies:>>193895
I'm going to be very cautious with this one.
I'm not sure if I'm going to like the gameplay.
No.193894
Anonymous
>>193890
Especially 9 and 10.
No.193895
The Sneaky Tiki
>>193891
I am amazed at how basic the combat is honestly, like I see what it's going for but it's a million light years behind everything else doing it, like there is much more here than there is in Tales of Symphonia, just a bizarre stealth system, running out of magic causing a status effect and the teleport sword.

Also I've never seen a game plant it's feet SO FIRMLY in the Uncanny Valley, everything about the characters makes your brain scream "THIS IS WRONG, THIS DOESN'T LOOK RIGHT."
No.193896
Anonymous
>>193895
Not liking the design =/= design is in the uncanny valley, graphical fidelity is not an issue, they look human just fine, they're just poorly dressed (also those are just 3d versions of classic monster designs, go look up the elephant guys for example)
No.193897
The Sneaky Tiki
>>193896
No, I find the design just fine, but they've tried to make them look too human, it's like Advent Children, it's uncanny valley, not disliking the designs.
No.193898
Anonymous
Maybe its because I'm finally getting on the MonHun train but man, its really clear how the series has started to lay its prints in the industry. First Metal Gear with PW and now the MH jokes I felt were totally appropriate. For a moment there I did think he was gonna carve up the creatures he killed!

>>193895
>Also I've never seen a game plant it's feet SO FIRMLY in the Uncanny Valley, everything about the characters makes your brain scream "THIS IS WRONG, THIS DOESN'T LOOK RIGHT."
It actually looks really good, I think. There's a degree of stylization that fits in just right (the hair is the big standout for saying "hey, brain? this aint real, take it easy for a while, I got this.")

The one issue I've got is the english lip syncing. It looks really fake and overdone, but hopefully it can be filed under "growing pains".

>>193896
>they're just poorly dressed
They're the best dressed JRPG characters in history. so yeah, their outfits suck

Actually no, I really like the main character's outfit. Its clearly for a certain body type and skin tone so it'd never fit me, but the shirt and trouser cuts are actually what's being worn casually today in european and asian cities. And I really like the colour accents on the boot treads.
No.194002
Anonymous
Man, the Midgar parts of FF7 were so fucking cool. So fucking cool. I just remembered those out of the blue. I don't know why.
No.194016
rasputin_zero
>>194002
I know, right? Like, the game opening up was awesome and all, but those first few hours in magic-cyberpunk-ville got me hype as fuck.
No.194019
Anonymous
>>194002

I found it pretty dull and tedious, but I played it long after it first came out.