« on: February 13, 2013, 10:27:11 PM »
The reason we haven't gotten a Project 4 announcement yet is that it's going to be on next gen consoles and those haven't been announced yet.
Also it's Mugen Souls Z.
Also it's Mugen Souls Z.
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Aren't the 'unstoppable engine of destruction's generally the overly energetic types?
Nah - the uncomplicated genki types tend to have their destructive potential played for laughs. The legitimately scary female protagonists generally get the rape-and-daddy-issues backstory. Heck, they even retroactively gave one to Samus Aran and Lara Croft in their respective latest outings - it's spreading!
If it helps, I do remember where I first saw you (or at least your username): TVTropes, which I left when Fast Eddie pretty much told me that it was a private site, and if I didn't like the way it was run (at that time, with him removing anime pictures entirely because they were from anime), I was welcome to leave and find another site. So I left.
Would it be possible for you to tell us roughly how close you are to an announcement regarding Project 4, say, on a scale of 0 to 100? Using whatever metric you want (obviously you don't have to tell us what that metric is).
P5 is, barring weirdness, going to be Territoire, yes. We haven't announced it or signed it formally yet, but between you, me and the forum server, it's going to happen. EGS has flat-out told us they want us, and nobody else, to work on it.
Digital Distribution in Japan
A technical hint then: the game apparently runs tons better if your TV/PS3 are set to 720p over 1080. Loading times can still get occasionally awful but it fixes a lot of the framerate problems. You also may need to do some gameplay research as it explains a few systems really poorly from what I've read.
My guess is that 1080p TVs aren't a big thing in Japan due to the smaller living spaces on average.
As I said, if there was any outcry it'd just mean some stores wouldn't be selling it over the counter. NISA would still be selling through their online store most likely.
Also, honestly don't bother with Mugen Souls. The game's technical issues make it an awful game to play unless you have a high tolerance for constantly dipping framerates and very long loading times.
And yes, Mugen Souls is definitely an attempt by Compile Heart to grab some of Disgaea's audience through its art style, sense of humour (though it pushes the envelope a lot more) and grindy gameplay.
My point was that laws vary. NISA does deal in Canada as well and it takes one crybaby going to the media to make things worse in all of North America "for the children." The more attention drawn to it, the bigger the controversy which means less businesses willing to deal with NISA. I've noticed that, for some reason, the stores around here that usually stock NISA titles (and Aksys for that matter) are not carrying Mugen Souls. Not that I was too interested in the game due to its technical faults.
I am actually surprised that Gelbooru still exists as I figured the American internet censorship police would've gone after it. It takes surprisingly little to get a site pulled in America (just use "copyright violation" if nothing else works.)
I don't support games companies removing content for westernization. I never will, and that will never change.
I actually agree with you. I just come to a different conclusion in that NISA shouldn't have localized Mugen Souls at all due to that content. They were better off not releasing the game at all if it was going to cause such a backlash. However, they may have been hamstrung by a contract with Compile Heart guaranteeing the next x amount of games be localized.