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Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
Time to shamlessly plug my blog wooo. I actually wrote a piece on the issues hitting SimCity a couple days ago. It's gotten to the point that EA refuse to refund anyone who buys from origin, Polygon, the dreadful gaming media site dropped the review score twice on it, from 9.5 > 8 to finally 4. And the online marketting for the game has been removed by EA themselves. it's that bad.

Here's my blog post summarising a fair dose of it for any interested in reading up on it:

http://arbysarchive.blogspot.co.uk/2013 ... bacle.html
 

Arbalest

黒い剣士
Moderator
EVERYONE. SHOCKING NEWS. Persona 4 Arena is now confirmed for May 10th. We also are getting a digital fan pack, the soundtrack and exclusive artwork. I believe though that the main issue is that after such a long wait for the game, we're being charged full price. though we need to wait and see. Apparently they have new news on the matter later.
 

Ath

Pokémon Master
What do we reckon, a tenner on Zavvi by the end of June? It's too little, too late for this game I think. If it ever shows up on Playstation Plus I might give it a go. It's not this game I care about but the precedent that PS3 region locking could set for future games.

I can see the nightmare scenario now. Atlus using the inevitable low sales of Persona 4 Arena as an excuse to just not even bother licensing the few titles they deem worthy for Europe out. They'll then region lock every future one of their titles, even on PS3 and Vita. After that they'll withdraw the upcoming UK release of Volume 3 of Persona 4 the Animation on Blu-ray, alllowing only a Betamax only release with the Japanese audio removed, the picture in black-and-white and the audio in Esperanto. In 2014 they'll change their minds and try again with a European re-release of Snowboard Kids on N64 via Zen United again. They'll then pull out of Europe once and for all when they wonder why the silly Europeans don't buy the game they graciously offered in the region.
 

GRCC

Brigade Leader
Same with the 360 too, MS are fine with region free games but none of the smaller publishers really take them up on it. Hell most of the Agarest games have a 360 version in Japan and the US but it's persona non grata in Europe.

Considering all three consoles have offered download stores for some time this shouldn't be happening at all.
 

ilmaestro

State Alchemist
I guess it still has a small chance to catch on with fans of the anime or the original game, but it has come too late to catch on with fighting game fans in this country going by the opinions of people I know.
 

GRCC

Brigade Leader
Spoonmage said:
wasn't persona 4 arena supposed to come out last year or something?
Yup, the whole thing reminds me of the wait for Blazblue and Way of the Samurai 3 to appear on these shores.
 

Otaku-san

Chuunibyou
Ducktales game? (never played the original)

thought it felt 1987 in here. Also how about a remake to a Darkwing Duck game? Now that would be dangerous!
 

Y-San

Shinki
Played more Neptunia Victory.
Either I've hit rock bottom or the game is just about the cutest thing on the PS3.
Especially when Neptune jumps, I don't think "Boing" or "I'm a kangaroo" is going to get boring anytime soon.
 

GRCC

Brigade Leader
Mutsumi said:
GRCC said:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136433118
You should get a PS3, then you'd have finished that game a few years ago, and the two sequels since.
I'm not stumping up £300 plus another £120 just to play three games when I have a perfectly good laptop and Steam installed on said laptop.
 

Mutsumi

Guild Member
GRCC said:
Mutsumi said:
GRCC said:
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=136433118
You should get a PS3, then you'd have finished that game a few years ago, and the two sequels since.
I'm not stumping up £300 plus another £120 just to play three games when I have a perfectly good laptop and Steam installed on said laptop.p/quote]
Your perception of the costs is WAY off. £120 for three games? Only if you refuse to shop around. £300 for the console? Several years ago if you didn't shop around, maybe, but not now.

Still, PS3 has the greatest range of JRPGs and SRPGs, so if you want that genre you can't go wrong getting a PS3.
 
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