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06 April 2005 @ 11:37 pm
Oh! And in other news...  
Bought Digital Devil Saga today. I now understand why there is a retardedly huge box+ slipcover with this "delux edition" (HAHAHAHAHA retarded...) It's becase the slipcase has enough room for the 1st and 2nd game's cases. Yay. Talk about suggestive sells. Hahaha. YOU NEED THE SEQUEL. YOU HAVEN'T BEATEN THIS ONE YET, BUT YOU NEED THE SEQUEL. (It comes out in August. Yay!)

It's pretty funny, though, because I read in one review "omg they got rid of the press turn system yay." But you know what? I liked the press turn system, and the battle system is exactly the same as SMT Nocturne. So whatever.
Instead of collecting& fusing demons (which I also enjoyed) you focus on developing a party. With...
The sphere grid system from FFX :O
Well, not quite, but it's really similar. (I liked the sphere system too, so the game mechanics are going over really well with me)

I'm only about an hour and a half into the game so far, but it's pretty cool. The story and world are very interesting so far. Everything is spackled with Hinduism, which gives it both atmosphere, and makes me cringe. Example: Your EXP in this game is called Karma. You need to build Karma to become an Uber powerful fighting machine!!!!!111oneoneone

>..> So.. I can see why they named things the way they did, but I don't really completely agree. For the most part, the ties are subtle and they're not hammering it in you, so it's not as bad as it could be. I think it's really funny how the magazines offering sneak peaks and previews kept hailing this game as somthing new and fresh when it's just the same SMT stuff in a new vessel. Which, BTW, is completely fine with me :)
 
 
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The Ten Thousand Things: O:)))khet_tcheba on April 7th, 2005 06:28 am (UTC)
My god, but if this isn't the CREEPIEST game I've played in a while. CRUNCHY DEMON SOUNDS! O_O And is Argilla's VA Lulu, or am I imagining things?

I love how reviews are complaining about how the demons are the same as in Nocturne, and the essential battle technique is the same, etc. HELLO?!? Go play other SMT titles; you'll find that the demons and style of play haven't changed in like 15 years. SUCK IT UP, BITCHES. Do people complain, "oh, damn it! Not MORE chocobos!" or "hey, look, they have those Espers/GFs/Eidolons/Aeons again" when a new FF title comes out? Noooo. It's a continuity thing. That's how you get a SERIES. Just because you people didn't play the previous titles (critics) or didn't port the gazillions of other Megaten titles in the series to the US (production houses) doesn't mean you have to take it out on this title. And by the way, if you look at the other DDS titles (because that's the series the game is from, you dorks! AVATAR TUNER, which you left on the box in katakana, is the TITLE of the game), you'll find that they're remarkably similar in gameplay. 9_9 Sheesh.

</geektasmic moment>

P.S. I seriously <3 me some Heat. He is one SCREWED UP mofo up in the headmeat. XD
HIDE your facekyonomiko on April 7th, 2005 06:49 am (UTC)
Yeah, no kidding. It's not like FF is the only game series out there that has unrelated stories but the same item, spell, monster, etch blahgblahblah in it.

I really like the fact that they're driving it in tha tyou have to EAT PEOPLE to get stronger. Alone, it's not that special, but it's really interesting watching the characters have to face it and deal with it. Meaning Argilla is a whiney bitch. When I saw the trailer on SMT:Nocturne, I thought she had a great character design, and that she, or the girl with the blue dreads, would be fun to cosplay.

Then I heard Cielo's VA. hahahah

Now I'm thinking Argilla's demon form would make a really awesome costume, and it's one that's actually physically possible. My brother has this straight jacket shirt with sleeves about 2.5x the length of normal sleeves, but they double up over themselves and fold up to make normal length sleeves when you don't want to tie yourself up, and with a little wire, I think I could totally make her whip arm thingies.

I haven't read any reviews since the game has come out, but I'm certain Game Informer have it a horrible review, and OPSM probably ripped it a new asshole, because there isn't anyone on the OPSM staff that likes RPGs other than Final Fantasy. (They've given some FANTASTIC games horrible reviews) Play Magazine probably gave it a 10, because they give everything a 8.5 and up. Even shitty games :P (Though, they are the only mag I've ever read that spends stupid ammounts of pages interviewing Castlevania staffers, so I read it religiously.. lol. They've interviewed IGA and Ayami Kojima, and they've featured her art on the cover in at least two magazines, and they even printed my dorktastic letter about Kojima <3 )

Heat is a nifty character. You want to make bets as to whether he goes nuts and turns on the party? :P
HIDE your facekyonomiko on April 7th, 2005 06:50 am (UTC)
Oh, BTW.. I had to mention this because it cracked me up earlier.

I was fighting blobs& used a weakness against them. They became frightened.
So, I ate one with devour. It gave me a tummy ache XD

I did it again with a different character to see if they did it all the time. I think they do. Don't eat blobs. You'll get indegestion. XD haha
The Ten Thousand Things: Samanthakhet_tcheba on April 7th, 2005 07:00 am (UTC)
That must be what that "iron stomach" ability was all about...
HIDE your facekyonomiko on April 7th, 2005 07:18 am (UTC)
Dude. You have the game, and you haven't posted anything about it yet except here. Get thee to the journal update page!
The Ten Thousand Thingskhet_tcheba on April 7th, 2005 07:58 am (UTC)
Got sidetracked. WTF am I doing up now, anyway? I'll totally update from work tomorrow. XD
Celineceline on April 7th, 2005 04:14 pm (UTC)
I heard this game was a bit more playable than Nocturne... which, although it looked cool, would probably fry my brain if I tried to play it. The whole concept of mixing your dudes was a bit too complex and wacky. I might try it later, when the price goes down.
HIDE your facekyonomiko on April 7th, 2005 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's just like pokemon :P But less kiddy and a lot more interesting, since the demons are all based off of mythological dieties and creatures. If you ever want to see it or try it out, you can see it at my place.