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davidwhangchoi
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(03-05-2017, 03:16 AM)
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why so little reviews?
AESplusF
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(03-05-2017, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by Moaradin

Isn't it doing pretty decently in Japan?

Decent would be an understatement it is selling exceptionally well in Japan.
Moaradin
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(03-05-2017, 03:16 AM)
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Originally Posted by AESplusF

Decent would be an understatement it is selling exceptionally well in Japan.

That's great to hear.
Inuhanyou
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(03-05-2017, 03:17 AM)

Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

why so little reviews?

These reviews are based on Japanese importers, not official western copies. We can expect those on monday i think
BRSxIgnition
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(03-05-2017, 03:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kthulhu

Looking good so far. Now hopefully it'll sell well too.

Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

It has both the Platinum and Yoko Taro curses on it, so let's hope for global/western success

Originally Posted by Moaradin

Isn't it doing pretty decently in Japan?

Well, it's already selling out and has sold more than both Nioh & the original NieR (lifetime) in Japan.

I'd say they're off to a great start.
NightShift
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(03-05-2017, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by davidwhangchoi

why so little reviews?

Embargo is still on and I don't know when it's over. All the reviews are of the asian versions.
More_Badass
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(03-05-2017, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

Well, it's already selling out and has sold more than both Nioh & the original NieR (lifetime) in Japan.

I'd say they're off to a great start.

More than Nioh? Isn't that a pretty big success?
JayEH
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(03-05-2017, 03:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

It has both the Platinum and Yoko Taro curses on it, so let's hope for global/western success

two negatives multiplied together make a positive
Yabberwocky
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(03-05-2017, 03:19 AM)
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Me @ the review scores and Japan's sales -



Soon!
Inuhanyou
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(03-05-2017, 03:20 AM)

Originally Posted by More_Badass

More than Nioh? Isn't that a pretty big success?

Nioh was going to bomb before meta reviews came out. 200k for Nier is a great success considering it is almost 3 times what OG Nier did , but comparing to Nioh isn't a fair comparison

Originally Posted by JayEH

two negatives multiplied together make a positive

Let's hope!
Yappadappadu
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(03-05-2017, 03:20 AM)
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I really don't understand how a NDA on a game that's already fully available in english makes any sense.
ArkhamFantasy
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(03-05-2017, 03:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

More than Nioh? Isn't that a pretty big success?

It had a bigger opening week in Japan than Resident Evil 7. Im shocked that Square Enix printed enough physical copies for demand.
wild wild rice
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(03-05-2017, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by AESplusF

Decent would be an understatement it is selling exceptionally well in Japan.

Nice!
BRSxIgnition
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(03-05-2017, 03:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

Nioh was going to bomb before meta reviews came out. 200k for Nier is a great success considering it is almost 3 times what OG Nier did , but comparing to Nioh isn't a fair comparison

Perhaps NieR: Automata outselling RE7 is a more apt comparison?

Originally Posted by M_Night

01./00. [PS4] Resident Evil 7: biohazard # <ADV> (Capcom) {2017.01.26} (¥7.990) - 187.306 / NEW <58,63%>

01./00. [PS4] NieR: Automata <RPG> (Square Enix) {2017.02.23} (¥7.800) - 198.542 / NEW

This is just mad.

Byvar
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(03-05-2017, 03:23 AM)
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When the review scores based on Western copies arrive, the 94 metacritic score will be erased and you will be unable to reload the old page that had that score. Do you still want to continue?
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Anyway, really good to see that it's doing well so far, but I assume the ones who imported it were fans in the first place, or at least fans of the genre I guess.
Inuhanyou
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(03-05-2017, 03:23 AM)

Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

Perhaps NieR: Automata outselling RE7 is a more apt comparison?

Much better!
DVCY201
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(03-05-2017, 03:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

Perhaps NieR: Automata outselling RE7 is a more apt comparison?

RE7 lacks cute girls with clothing destruction though!
Crazy Diamond
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(03-05-2017, 03:27 AM)
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Pre-ordering on Steam tomorrow. I've preordered less than a handful of games in my life, but by all accounts, you can't go wrong with this one.
Jacobson
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(03-05-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Can't wait for the PC release!
More_Badass
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(03-05-2017, 03:28 AM)
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Does the game have a lot of weapons? Is it loot based (ie categories with different variants), or a bunch of distinct weapons?

The combat in the demo was so good. The way you could alter your loadout and effortlessly switch between weapons felt impeccably polished, so looking forward to trying out all the weapons in the game
CorgiSmiles
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(03-05-2017, 03:30 AM)

Originally Posted by More_Badass

Does the game have a lot of weapons? Is it loot based (ie categories with different variants), or a bunch of distinct weapons?

The combat in the demo was so good. The way you could alter your loadout and effortlessly switch between weapons felt impeccably polished, so looking forward to trying out all the weapons in the game

Don't know the weapon count myself, but it's a bunch of distinct weapons. You have Small/Large swords, spears, and bracers.
killatopak
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(03-05-2017, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Does the game have a lot of weapons? Is it loot based (ie categories with different variants), or a bunch of distinct weapons?

The combat in the demo was so good. The way you could alter your loadout and effortlessly switch between weapons felt impeccably polished, so looking forward to trying out all the weapons in the game

IIRC Lots of weapons and 4 variants mainly spear, fist, sword, and large sword.
BRSxIgnition
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(03-05-2017, 03:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Does the game have a lot of weapons? Is it loot based (ie categories with different variants), or a bunch of distinct weapons?

There are 1H Swords, 2H Swords, Gauntlets/Bracers, Spears, and Melee. Aside from melee, there are multiple weapons with differing effects, and all can be upgraded)

You can find most weapons in special locations, and weapons have distinct names & combos.
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(03-05-2017, 03:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by DVCY201

RE7 lacks cute girls with clothing destruction though!

Lol Nier has a few things that make up for that ;)
Jiraiza
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(03-05-2017, 03:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Does the game have a lot of weapons? Is it loot based (ie categories with different variants), or a bunch of distinct weapons?

The combat in the demo was so good. The way you could alter your loadout and effortlessly switch between weapons felt impeccably polished, so looking forward to trying out all the weapons in the game

Spears are really the only thing new when it comes to weapons.

Pod Programs on the other hand...

NightShift
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(03-05-2017, 03:37 AM)
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Glad to see the game doing so well, both critically and financially, just for Yoko Taro's sake. The game industry needs more like him.
CorgiSmiles
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(03-05-2017, 03:38 AM)

Originally Posted by Jiraiza

Spears are really the only thing new when it comes to weapons.

Pod Programs on the other hand...

Yeah, I'd say if there was further depth to the combat, the Pod Programs would be that game changer. As seen with that gif and Donguri.
Elfforkusu
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(03-05-2017, 03:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by More_Badass

Does the game have a lot of weapons? Is it loot based (ie categories with different variants), or a bunch of distinct weapons?

The combat in the demo was so good. The way you could alter your loadout and effortlessly switch between weapons felt impeccably polished, so looking forward to trying out all the weapons in the game

Categories with variants.

Don't know how many there are, once I got a spear I kinda fell in love with it.
YankeeDonB
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(03-05-2017, 03:39 AM)
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Already on review thread plus and things still looking positive. Given that this is a Yoko Taro joint, I expect Review Thread 5 to be a heartbreaker :-(
Zaventem
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(03-05-2017, 03:42 AM)
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got my LE preordered. After persona i'm giving my wallet a break, t5hi year has been killing me.
Inuhanyou
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(03-05-2017, 03:43 AM)
You don't know how much side eye i'm going to be giving that reviewer that says the music is nothing special >_>

Speaking of music, let's reminisce on old times a bit with Drakengard 1's music, the End of Evangelion/Berserk amalgamation that started it all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et8Rw01LvzI
AESplusF
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(03-05-2017, 03:43 AM)
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So when are the rest of the reviews coming in?
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Elfforkusu
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(03-05-2017, 03:45 AM)
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The music is really good, but I think the underrated part is how dynamic it is. 6 variations of the same song shifting in and out based on where you are what's happening is basically magic, and more games should copy it. (it's not unusual to see games swap between 2 variations, e.g. the recent Fire Emblems, but this is a whole 'nother level)
BRSxIgnition
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(03-05-2017, 03:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by AESplusF

So when are the rest of the reviews coming in?

Our best bet for the Western Review Embargo is Monday.
Sayad
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(03-05-2017, 03:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by BRSxIgnition

Perhaps NieR: Automata outselling RE7 is a more apt comparison?

Nice!

Originally Posted by DVCY201

RE7 lacks cute girls with clothing destruction though!

Next Resi game better star Jill.
Karak
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(03-05-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by AESplusF

So when are the rest of the reviews coming in?

Just found out a couple might be tomorrow due to some bigger outlets also going with the import + patch since it basically is the US version lol. Not sure if true but just saw a couple others I follow playing it for the last 12 hours lol
Squire
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(03-05-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Good job, BRS.

Originally Posted by ArkhamFantasy

It had a bigger opening week in Japan than Resident Evil 7. Im shocked that Square Enix printed enough physical copies for demand.

They're pushing this one. I'm pretty surprised st the effort.
AESplusF
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(03-05-2017, 03:52 AM)
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Cool, I'm excited to see how the scores hold up.
killatopak
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(03-05-2017, 03:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

You don't know how much side eye i'm going to be giving that reviewer that says the music is nothing special >_>

Speaking of music, let's reminisce on old times a bit with Drakengard 1's music, the End of Evangelion/Berserk amalgamation that started it all!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=et8Rw01LvzI

Nice haha. I prefer growing wings and thirteenth chapter closing.
BRSxIgnition
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(03-05-2017, 03:55 AM)
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Originally Posted by Karak

Just found out a couple might be tomorrow due to some bigger outlets also going with the import + patch since it basically is the US version lol. Not sure if true but just saw a couple others I follow playing it for the last 12 hours lol

Interesting - I'll keep an eye out. (I'll be working in the morning, but I'll update the thread once I'm home.)

I doubt that they'll import simply to post their review one day early, though...
Tubie
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(03-05-2017, 03:56 AM)
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What the hell is going on with games this year?! So many good games and we're only 3 months in.

I'm still half way into Horizon and this thing comes out in 2 days :/
Inuhanyou
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(03-05-2017, 04:04 AM)

Originally Posted by killatopak

Nice haha. I prefer growing wings and thirteenth chapter closing.



Nice choice with Growing Wings, Kari Wahlgren did a great job, did not even know she could sing before i found out she had sung it
KO Traveling Hobo
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(03-05-2017, 04:05 AM)
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I. Hear. A. Sound.

Originally Posted by wild wild rice

You gotta have 3 review threads to unlock the true metacritic score.



Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

[IMG]http://i.imgur.com/RLelIQa.gif[IMG]

Nice choice with Growing Wings, Kari Wahlgren did a great job, did not even know she could sing before i found out she had sung it

Haruko from FLCL sings Growing Wings?? :o You just blew my mind.
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M_Night
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(03-05-2017, 04:15 AM)
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The game has definitely exceeded my expectations. It's incredible. Well worth it.
AESplusF
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(03-05-2017, 04:17 AM)
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M_Night that avatar gets me everytime
Inuhanyou
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(03-05-2017, 04:20 AM)

Originally Posted by KO Traveling Hobo


Haruko from FLCL sings Growing Wings?? :o You just blew my mind.

Well yeah, considering she also Furiae in the game too.

FLCL was her first VO role but shes gone on to do TONS of other stuff including Arturia-sama, the character in my avatar
KO Traveling Hobo
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Originally Posted by Inuhanyou

Well yeah, considering she also Furiae in the game too.

FLCL was her first VO role but shes gone on to do TONS of other stuff including Arturia-sama, the character in my avatar

I just never would have guessed that was her. Talk about range.

Ayako Kawasumi is the only Saber I know :P
Inuhanyou
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(03-05-2017, 04:34 AM)

Originally Posted by KO Traveling Hobo

I just never would have guessed that was her. Talk about range.

Ayako Kawasumi is the only Saber I know :P

Ayako IS Arturia, i agree...

But its nice to see other VO test out the role for the dub at any rate :P I still somewhat prefer Kate higgins from the original FSN DEEN dub but Kari does okay for herself in Zero and UBW
Baroquemantic
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(03-05-2017, 04:35 AM)
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Looking forward to playing this one day.
MultiJhonny
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(03-05-2017, 07:04 AM)
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i see the review thread has changed!

Can't wait until monday :)

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