Asura's Wrath:

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It's me.
So...CyberConnect2, who made the .hack franchise, after making the cute kemono-mecha sequel to Tail Concerto, Solatorobo, decided "Hey, why don't we develop a video game and have Capcom publish it."

Then this happened:

My only real gripe about the game is how Chikayo Fukuda seems to really, really like that guitar riff. It was cool in the .hack//G.U. Games and it was not bad in the Naruto games, but I was hoping for a bit more variety. It's still good music, but...eh.

Also Unreal Engine 3.

EDIT: Oh hey, one embed per post, learn something new everyday.

edited 26th Jan '11 11:39:18 AM by NiftyLostKite

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Mighty No. 51345
The game looks awesome. I'm just waiting for more info myself.
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It's me.
/shameless one embed limit exploitation

It looks like it's shaping up to be God of War IN ASIA. Not That There's Anything Wrong with That.
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Mighty No. 51345
I do think a battle with a giant space Buddha could be really awesome...
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Unwinning Ranger
Holy crap, it IS the Naruto guitar riff.

I liked Ultimate Ninja Storm 2...

In any case, this looks really over-the-top awesome. Looks like I'm getting it after the price drop or something. I'm greedy.
Harbinger of Something
I think my brain exploded from the awesome.
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It's me.
New content. More galactic deity finger assault!

Also actual spoken words.

I kinda wish there was more information about the game's mechanics or setting or something. No real new news so far...
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Oh My
...is that...a space Buddha? SPACE BUDDHA!!!

You're going down space Buddha. DOWN I SAY.

This whole thing is just more evidence towards my being the worst Buddhist ever though...

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9 MisterC12th Apr 2011 01:14:25 PM from roughly over there , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Angry Moth
The more I see of this, the more it looks like God Of War.

I like that. A lot.
Who's an angry moth? You are! Yes you are! You're the fuzziest and angriest moth!

Original pic.
10 nomuru2d12th Apr 2011 01:14:45 PM from Back in Inkster, MI , Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
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Moral: if you meet the Space Buddha, break your 6 arms while trying to kill his finger.

edited 12th Apr '11 1:15:03 PM by nomuru2d

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11 Magus12th Apr 2011 01:35:54 PM from West Clownadelphia
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^^It's like God of War but without those wimpy "weapons".
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12 MisterC12th Apr 2011 01:39:34 PM from roughly over there , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Angry Moth
I'd take six arms over three identical chain weapon any day of the year too tho.

edited 12th Apr '11 1:40:20 PM by MisterC

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Original pic.
13 Neo_Crimson12th Apr 2011 01:46:03 PM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
God of War in ancient China?

DO WANT!
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I can't be the only one who always expects the guy to manifest a caste mark on his forehead. . .
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15 nomuru2d14th Apr 2011 04:46:56 PM from Back in Inkster, MI , Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
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More info via Captivate!

Turns out that Asura's goal is to get vengeance on the other gods both for kicking him out of their group and using his daughter to enhance their own powers.

So yeah, pretty much God of War in Asia.
Long live Cinematech.

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16 Demongodofchaos217th Apr 2011 07:14:20 PM from Reality , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
I am become death, Destroyer of worlds
This shit is Epicness on a stick. It needs a page. Now. Well, might as well make one.

edited 19th Apr '11 9:11:07 AM by Demongodofchaos2

I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

17 Demongodofchaos220th Apr 2011 09:56:39 AM from Reality , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
I am become death, Destroyer of worlds
Bump, for Ass kicking justice! So, who else is looking forward to this game?

edited 20th Apr '11 9:56:57 AM by Demongodofchaos2

I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

18 Neo_Crimson20th Apr 2011 10:04:50 AM from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Beating the crap out of giant terracotta warriors with a six-armed spirit of war and violence?

Fuck yeah I'm looking forward to this!
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19 Demongodofchaos220th Apr 2011 10:07:48 AM from Reality , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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And that boss in the trailer, the one as big as earth, is apparently one of the earliest bosses in the game.
I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

It's me.
No new content, but this interview caught my eye.

Now I didn't play God Hand and this is all coming from a few LP's I watched.

It's a Crazy Awesome Beat 'em Up with Good Old Fisticuffs. That's where the similarities end though. That's certainly enough to be a buy for me, and maybe that's enough to be deemed a Spiritual Successor to God Hand (it's enough to make another funny 4koma at least), but my standards for spiritual succession are a bit higher.

This game is on a much larger scale at a much earlier level, with the number of enemies looking a lot like fighting small armies, rather than gangs in God Hand. It looks like the game will have a much faster pace in combat as well. This game seems to be playing things more seriously than God Hand, and I think most of the comedy will come from the sheer ridiculousness of the enemies' power more than anything else. God Hand was very self-aware and played the majority of itself for laughs (to great effect) and I don't see that happening here. I just don't see Asura spanking or groin kicking anyone in this game.

Slightly on a tangent, but I hope this game is Nintendo Hard. I really do. Fighting deities and armies should be hard, and I want the game to reflect that. It's just that Cyberconnect2 have made a grand total of...one hard game, and that was eons ago. I hope they turn the difficulty up for this one, which may be feasible with Capcom involved as well.

To end on a high note however:

"The reaction they had is because those people are looking for a crazy, over-the-top game. This game will be that for them.

This makes me feel hopeful. If they just keep the action crazy and over-the-top, I will be pleased.

EDIT: Curse you quoteblock markup. Curse you.

edited 21st Apr '11 8:09:42 AM by NiftyLostKite

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21 nomuru2d21st Apr 2011 09:43:10 AM from Back in Inkster, MI , Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
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... Wait, you don't consider the .hack series to be hard?
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As I said the first time I saw the trailer:

A God of War ripoff that will rape Hindu myth like Kratos did Greek? Pass.
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23 Demongodofchaos221st Apr 2011 11:42:57 AM from Reality , Relationship Status: 700 wives and 300 concubines
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Wow, Tainted by the Preview much, Aneheyla? How pathetic. Sorry to be mean, but thats a stupid reason to pass a game.

It sounds like just like every other excuse I've heard on why people are passing the game. Its the same one I've seen on countless sites that have comments sections.

Note, the setting is stated as a mixture of Classic mythology and scifi. Very different from God of War, which was based purely on mythology.

Another Difference is that Asura Dosen't use weapons. Just his fists and the Environment around him.

Heres a short gameplay footage:

Does this really look like God Of War Style gameplay at all?

edited 21st Apr '11 11:49:18 AM by Demongodofchaos2

I don't fight for good, and I don't fight for evil, I JUST FIGHT!

It's me.
[up][up][up] Nope. Seriously though, in G.U. the only notable fights were with Ovan and the Azure Knights and even in the original series there was nothing they could throw at me that a bit of grinding couldn't fix (Skeith is overrated). The difficulty felt a bit fake. I believe the problem was with how significantly you were affected by levels, the fact that doing all the sidequests would boost your levels incredibly, and the huge boosts that you get from importing old saves, but that's another story. I like the series, and the unique battles are quite fun. Just not that challenging with the right preparation i.e. as long as you weren't speed-running.

[up][up] I don't know much about the mythological setting they're inspired by so I can't really comment on any misrepresentation that they throw at me (except I'm pretty sure giant space Buddha poke was a result of artistic license). As long as they don't have Asura kick every possible dog he can and keep the battles interesting, I'm cool. I would've enjoyed Go W a lot more if I didn't wish I wasn't playing Kratos and was completely unfamiliar with Greek Mythology.

EDIT: I post at the speed of snails.

edited 21st Apr '11 11:54:35 AM by NiftyLostKite

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Always Right
You raised a slightly off-topic but interesting point...I think one of the reasons why I don't like Go W is because of how big a douchebag Kratos actually is...even worse, he's a douchebag who's trying so desperately to be cool...or atleast the developers are trying to make him cool. This is one of the rare games where a protagonist can be so unlikable that it actually distracts you from having fun with the game.

...or maybe it just felt like playing the exact same game after the first, who knows.

edited 22nd Apr '11 12:57:43 AM by Signed

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