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Pierson
Oct 31, 2004



The soundtrack is great too, even in just the demo. The fight against your trainer has a real Dark Souls vibe to it.

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SalsaguyX
Mar 31, 2012


For those curious, here are shots of the arms ranging from Holy 4 to Devil 4. As well as the different warp in effects based on your arm alignment.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Pierson posted:

The soundtrack is great too, even in just the demo. The fight against your trainer has a real Dark Souls vibe to it.

The music in Soul Sacrifice is indeed extremely awesome and thereís a reason for that. Yasunori Mitsuda is something of a video game composer legend. Letís list of some games this guy has worked on:

Chrono Trigger
Xenogears
Chrono Cross
Shadow Hearts
Xenosaga
Xenoblade Chronicles

And thatís just the tip of the iceberg. Unfortunately there isnít much in the way of rips of this gameís soundtrack yet but itís pretty amazing stuff, hereís the only two I could find.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NGpTb4cVJg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uObRVSXcPxA

Fortunately thought there is a bit of him talking about the music for the press. The first one is from the initial announcement of the game and the second was produced by Sony. Warning: the translators for the announcement are really bad and awkward.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...d&v=kiQyBgKAUQs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...d&v=MgHgDv9C92I

Right now SalsaguyX and I are working to rip the sound tracks off the game. Weíll throw them up as we finish.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Sorry for the double post but we actually finished uploading the rest of the major music tracks from the game. I've compiled them into a playlist with the previous 2 so you can hear the great BGMs anytime you want (assuming Sony doesn't come calling).

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...tCT5D_Henjs4Zo3

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Source NA: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013...xtras-revealed/
Source EU: http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2013...xtras-revealed/

Release date has been announced for North America and Europe! April 30th/May 1st is the day that we can finally get our hands on Soul Sacrifice. I hope they're still working on getting the demo released in these regions but at least we have these dates.

Some other bits of info in the post:



Here is the official NA box art. It's a cropped version of the image you see when you load the game up. It's also rad.



In addition to the release date and box art we've got some information about pre-purchase goodies. These are apparently only available at retailers but the guy with the information didn't seem really all that sure on that. These are the two costumes you get.



In addition to the costumes you get 3 bonus spells at the start of the game. These don't seem really unique or anything, just a nice bonus.

Oh and you get the Japanese voice overs. Apparently they're going to charge extra for these if you don't pre-order so if this is something that is important to you then make sure you pre-order.

Finally here's a nice trailer I hadn't seen before that was included in the EU news post:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFc4qyY6Jig

Belzac fucked around with this message at Jan 30, 2013 around 17:21

DrManiac
Feb 29, 2012





I thought the guy was gene from god hand at a glance.

SnakesRevenge
Dec 29, 2008

Remember the basics of CQC, Snake!

So happy that this is coming after tax season is over. I'll have tons of free time at work to sacrifice friends and enemies!

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Letís look at some spells in this game in greater detail. Giantís Bones is the subject of todayís look.



By offering up these bones as sacrifice you can transform your arm into that of a giantís. Giantís Bones are a very basic close combat magic with a ton of power but slow wind up. The arm also has a fair bit of stretchiness to it, allowing you to hit enemies both far away from you and in a wide arc, but generally not both at once. It has a standard three hit combo as well as a tremendous charge up attack that can easily stun and knock back even bosses with a direct hit but takes considerable skill and timing to get off. Like with all charge up attacks, the remaining duration of the spell is canceled after the attack ends.



Letís look at its stats:
Attack: 55 (Level 0)
Elements: All elements (stone can only be obtained from fields temporarily in the demo)
Uses: 4-7 (Rank 0-3)
Range: Short Range

Its 55 attack makes it the strongest melee spell available in the demo even though itís still only level 0 (compared to the other melee spells which are level 1). Builds seeking to take advantage of the Giantís Bone should equip the Fighting Seal to their Forearm (+10 to Arm attacks, +5 additional if Devil Arm I). The Arm has a long attack animation so players using it should time their attacks so they wonít have worry about dodging or sudden position changes from the boss. Line up that power attack and knock the boss down for some showy results.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Cross posting from the Vita thread, Policenaut found this trailer for SS from the Playstation 2012 awards. There's some neat never before monster designs in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uDlwqCxNnM

Edit: While I was at it I added a couple more trailers to the original post.

Belzac fucked around with this message at Feb 5, 2013 around 05:23

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Adding another trailer found by Policenaut. Once again shows off a ton of new monsters (seriously, how many are in this game) as well a ton of crazy looking spells. There's even some that look very co-op focused.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eRbQ86r8rE8

Added to the OP as well.

nerdz
Oct 12, 2004


Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.


Whoa. Those armor spells look cool. I had to go back to notice they actually change your character model.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

nerdz posted:

Whoa. Those armor spells look cool. I had to go back to notice they actually change your character model.

I'm always constantly amazed every time I see a new spell in a quick cut in one of these trailers. They start this one off by the player throwing what looks like a full sized statue at a monster. There is a certain amount of "palette swapping" but they really go out of their way to make each spell and monster feel cool even if it is just a incremental upgrade.

mirarant
Dec 18, 2012

Post or die


Every new video certainly makes the game look crazier and crazier, in a good way. Shame that the combat in all these MH likes is a bit too fast paced.

DrManiac
Feb 29, 2012


Yeah, all the spells look varied and so far.

SlippyFists
Jul 16, 2007

To The Flowers of Time!



Stolen from Gaf, here are some of the battles from the Soul Sacrifice stream.

Griffin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogMhp8McVUg

Werewolf
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0t-Mgte6Rw

Valkyrie
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnonAvuyg7s

Horseman
http://youtu.be/3ZpN6szfBKw?t=30m48s

nerdz
Oct 12, 2004


Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.


Holy poo poo, that griffin vid is hilarious. Someone conjured the golem and apparently it keeps on attacking anything in front of him, including players. Then nobody could get to sacrificing the boss because the golem kept hitting them before they could finish the sacrifice. That's a monster hunter moment right there.

Also, nice to see some new higher level sacrifices, like sacrificing your arm for what amounts to a shock trap, haha.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Soul Sacrifice got it's first review from Famitsu. It got a 37 (10,9,9,9) which is pretty drat high. They said the single player will take about 25 hours to complete but the online co-op adds hundreds of more hours.

They (they being Comcept) also recently announced there will be DLC for SS, both in paid and free varieties. The first DLC should be available shortly after launch and will be a boss pack containing 10 new bosses, for free.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Soul Sacrifice came out yesterday! In Japan!

Game looks amazing and there seems to be a lot of Japanese players on it. You can usually find streams of people playing it here:

http://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Soul%20Sacrifice

Edit: I also am really hoping the English demo comes out soon, the wait is killing me.

Belzac fucked around with this message at Mar 8, 2013 around 17:29

Pladdicus
Aug 13, 2010


God loving damnit, why is every monsterhunter game coming out on the PSPVita! This is an outrage! This game looks really good!

Mailer
Nov 4, 2009


There are some nice changes coming in a patch. Other stuff I learned from various places today:

* Stunlocking still exists, but it's harder to pull off in single-player. Because of that, now the cool thing to do is get the boss AI stuck on a golem.
* After completing a certain story mission, your demo (assuming you imported your save) Salamander gets replaced with one that costs double to repair.
* Sac rewards still exist (which sucks) but now you seem to get them just by having a sacrifice event happen and you're not required to be on the giving or receiving end. Only one person has to suicide now.
* There's some nutty outfits. You can now be a magic cowboy with a surgeon's mask, apparently.
* It's still all about high red, low blue character setups. Lots of 10/70 and 20/60s.
* There are a metric asston of arm stamps.
* There's multiple versions (it sounds like MH's ranks) of the same boss.
* If you buy on PSN before the 20th you get extra junk as an early purchase bonus.

Still trying to figure out if the game is worth picking up early. A lot of people never played (or got far enough in to break) the demo so it's difficult to get exact comparisons and see if things were fixed. I've been flat out told that they "fixed" stunlocking but I'm seeing tons of it in streams.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

ENB (Epic Name Bro, a youtube personality) uploaded a video showing a challenge mission while he talks about what he thinks of the game so far. He talks about some of the concerns he has with the game but overall it's extremely positive. I really need the demo to come out in NA so I can start my fiendish grind.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cg5f30p7cvw

LtOrange
Apr 3, 2012


I don't own a Vita but this game is seriously making me consider it. Now I just need to find a good deal and at least one more game that I want for it. Is pso2 any closer to releasing in the us?

Frozenfries
Nov 1, 2012


I just ordered the Soul Sacrifice Vita from Japan . Ugh, this game ticks every single note for me, so keen.

The imported game itself is entirely in Japanese right?

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

In the demo there was a disabled option to switch the VO language. I haven't seen any of the streamers (even the english ones) use this option, so I'm guessing it's still disabled until the English release.

DrManiac
Feb 29, 2012


Apparently they are adding a bunch of poo poo with the free content patches.



In the April 4th one 2 new bosses, a new level and a AR card game and bunch of balance changes. It looks like they are planning to add 11 more free bosses.



http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/2...sle-to-explore/

SnakesRevenge
Dec 29, 2008

Remember the basics of CQC, Snake!

DrManiac posted:

Apparently they are adding a bunch of poo poo with the free content patches.



In the April 4th one 2 new bosses, a new level and a AR card game and bunch of balance changes. It looks like they are planning to add 11 more free bosses.



http://www.siliconera.com/2013/03/2...sle-to-explore/

Are there any other full games that actually use the ar cards?

Frozenfries
Nov 1, 2012


April 4th will also have an english VO pack coming in for the Japanese version, so if you're an importer like myself it's quite beneficial.

quote:

You can now dodge while aiming a long-ranged spell

Holy hell this is an awesome change. No more wasted shots!

Ineffiable
Feb 16, 2008

BUDDHA'S A BRO
296 Fuckups and Counting!


So buying this, and can't wait to play with you all.

edit: Do we know if it'll be up on PSN? I'd love to have a copy to keep around on my memory card so I can just hop on for a few missions or so.

Ineffiable fucked around with this message at Mar 30, 2013 around 03:56

empathe
Nov 9, 2003

>:|


Ineffiable posted:

So buying this, and can't wait to play with you all.

edit: Do we know if it'll be up on PSN? I'd love to have a copy to keep around on my memory card so I can just hop on for a few missions or so.

All Vita games are available through PSN when they launch as far as I know.

Ineffiable
Feb 16, 2008

BUDDHA'S A BRO
296 Fuckups and Counting!


empathe posted:

All Vita games are available through PSN when they launch as far as I know.

I knew Sony was saying they wanted all PS4 games on digital, but I didn't know what their stance was for the Vita.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

I've given up hope of there being a English demo for this game. The Japanese got a demo just over 2 months before the game dropped and we're now sitting at around 3 weeks and not even a hint of a demo. This is a big shame cause the SS demo is one of the best demos I've ever played. Shame on you SCEA, why do you always do this?

Anthrovore
Oct 12, 2009

EAT ROTTEN FRUIT FROM A SHITTY TREE


Yea, you'd think it would have been released by now. This games seems to be getting really good word of mouth and I suppose we can hold out hope for a last minute marketing push, if not the demo.

Frozenfries
Nov 1, 2012


There will hopefully be some news of the Demo later this week, according to PS EU Blog.

I'm just disappointed to see no trace of the English VO DLC that was promised on the 4/4. While I can play through most of the game in Japanese, a lot of the seals make no sense to me as I can't read Japanese, and I'd like to understand the story better too.

Thankfully the game still rules though.

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Frozenfries posted:

There will hopefully be some news of the Demo later this week, according to PS EU Blog.

I'm just disappointed to see no trace of the English VO DLC that was promised on the 4/4. While I can play through most of the game in Japanese, a lot of the seals make no sense to me as I can't read Japanese, and I'd like to understand the story better too.

Thankfully the game still rules though.

I'm so glad they are actually going to release the demo at all. I would have preferred it weeks ago but anything is better than nothing. I'd summed the English VO wouldn't be released until the game comes out in those territories.

DrManiac
Feb 29, 2012


Demo Out next tuesday!

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013...fune-interview/







Was this the kinds of demo that let you bring you loot into the main game?

Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

DrManiac posted:

Demo Out next tuesday!

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013...fune-interview/







Was this the kinds of demo that let you bring you loot into the main game?

Yes it is! I believe you can take over all your progress (the demo is the whole first chapter of the game). Plus 10 of each spell you've collected. 10 of each spell is a lot if ranks are separate. I'm still kinda pissed we had to wait this long but at least SCEA isn't completely dropping the ball on this game.

nerdz
Oct 12, 2004


Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.


DrManiac posted:

Demo Out next tuesday!

http://blog.us.playstation.com/2013...fune-interview/







Was this the kinds of demo that let you bring you loot into the main game?

Yes, and the japanese demo is absurdly huge. It has 4 of the main monsters, you can get a dozen hours from the demo and really strong items.

Norns
Nov 21, 2011


Holy poo poo, a monster hunter like game focused around spells that's also metal as gently caress? This looks amazing, glad the vita I just got won't just be a persona machine!

Anthrovore
Oct 12, 2009

EAT ROTTEN FRUIT FROM A SHITTY TREE


What's the size of the Japanese demo? I have Tuesday off and waiting for psn to update and then downloading this with my lovely Internet is going to be excruciating.

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Belzac
Mar 19, 2008
I'm the best. Just the best. Onii-sama~~~~

Anthrovore posted:

What's the size of the Japanese demo? I have Tuesday off and waiting for psn to update and then downloading this with my lovely Internet is going to be excruciating.

Luckily for all I once tried to foolishly break through Sony's DRM and get the JP demo on my NA account, so I have a backed up copy on my PC. The demo is 1104 MB. I'm not sure if the Vita is like the PS3 but you normally need twice the space of the application in order to download and install anything.

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