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I've never played a Persona or SMT game, and I've only ever played one Fire Emblem game (too scarce or expensive too soon after release!). So, when I saw the initial trailers for this game, I was perhaps even more confused than most people. However, I was a little intrigued. I loved that it had a bright, colorful world and a generally happy vibe. I liked that the "dark" elements seemed "dark" in the way that Kingdom Hearts handles evil. Still, it was very difficult to get a sense for what the game was about and how it played.
Yesterday I watched the Treehouse Live coverage of the game and I was blown away!! It looks so fun! I love the creativity. I love how different it is but also familiar if you have been a fan of anime or just Japanese pop culture in general. I love that there is a central theme surrounding "performa," the life energy that fuels artistic performances like singing, playing music, dancing and acting. So cool!
I love how the world looks complex but simple to navigate and understand. I love how the art style is outlandishly cute and colorful but doesn't feel the need to lean on chibi/SD styles to do it.
For a little while, Kingdom Hearts was my favorite game; this is giving me a similar vibe in all the best ways. After yesterday's treehouse demo, this game rose to my top game of E3. Other games will likely be better made and .... make more sense. =P But, in terms of something that is new (at least to me) and still looks like a deep, legitimate effort? I'm very excited! The pessimist in me feels like now that I'm so interested they are going to cancel the localization. Because frankly, I can't believe a game whose central theme is something so fun and non-threatening like becoming a JPOP idol or an actor is coming to the west. Add in the stylish battle segments and cool mystical transformations and the ability to increase affinity between characters (that's in FE too, right?) and I find it super, super enticing!
... how alone am I in my excitement for this simultaneously wacky yet grounded game?
I'll probably end up getting this game just because the Wii U needs RPGs, but it does look pretty strange to me. I've never really played a Fire Emblem or SMT game (or I guess Persona would be the choice here), so I should probably get on that soon. Maybe. Who knows.
No but Nathalie had her account temporarily suspended for sharing Animal Crossing Friend Codes. What a strange fucking policy. Here's a way to communicate with other Nintendo fans, but don't you dare try to play Nintendo games with them.
Moderators have deleted three of my posts... two of which I made using my cousins' accounts.
The first one was a picture I made using Mario 3D World's stamps. I had Toad riding on a goomba (in a non-sexual way) in pursuit of (not sexual) adventure and that got banned for sexual content. Moments after that was deleted I saw a post containing nothing but a hastily hand-written "FUCK". I reported it, but that post still exists to this day.
The second post of mine that was deleted was some sarcastic yolo post I made on new year's eve. I think it said fuck somewhere in there too. It was deleted immediately. What the hell.
The last one was a picture of a zombie dance party in majora's mask. I proclaimed "Bitches ain't shit" as we danced our hearts out. Nintendo wasn't too fond of my enthusiasm.
I ask because Mikey put up a hilarious frame from Retro City Rampage(?) that said "the bush was popular in the 60's." He laughed and said something like "lol, you don't say," and then I said...well, its funnier if you go look. I'm just curious what they WILL delete. If theres enough "you have to be an adult to really get this joke," I wonder if it passes censors. Like, Johnny Carson Show; that woman saying "would you like to pet my pussy?," and he's like "sure, if you get that damn cat off your lap." Kids don't get that stuff. Because a pussy is a cat, ya know? Dig it.
I had another post that simply read "BLR" in huge letters that they dumped. I was paying homage to Bad Lip Reading -- with their logo -- so I don't know why that got cut.
That stinks about Nathalie's stuff, and the other posts that shouldn't have got cut, HOH.
So it looks like this game will be releasing in Japan on December 26th. You'll be able to buy a standard copy of the game, the nifty Fortissimo Edition, or a Wii U system bundle that includes the Fortissimo Edition and a few other extras. Pretty cool! Clicking that link will lead you to some pictures of these products, including the game's awesome box art!
@Mr_Mustache I was a bit early on. Found out the hard way that they absolutely do not like self-promotion.
@Mr_Mustache Which kids don't get that? A lot of my older students (12-13 year olds) make a LOT of innuendo jokes. They understand what the jokes are referencing, even if they don't have any personal experience with it (I hope.) And I can't even say certain words without a big "OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH" from the class.
You have to keep in mind that a lot of these kids hang out with their older siblings and learn a lot there...
So I am shocked this game is coming to Wii U in December in Japan. Atlus still swears Persona 5 is releasing in Japan this year (2015). I highly doubt they are going to release two big RPGs this close to eachother..
I was trying to get the SPECIAL EDITION today at GameStop, and its too late to pre-order (or something), but you can still get it off the site. With shipping, it brings it up over 90 bucks AND it won't get here until SOMETIME IN JULY.
Anyone else have much better plans? Help me out here! Thanks..