I'm not to intrested Ni No Kuni and I'd rather not hear anything about Yakuza 5 as I'm just going to wait for the release. I'm also looking forward to the Yakuza HD collection I hope they release it in english =?
Tried out two demos which caught my attention on PSN this week and last week, first one I'll be talking about will be Ni No Kuni-
I've been quite hyped about Ni No Kuni (PS3) for quite a while since I'm a fan of RPG games and Anime in general, with the likes of Level 5 working on this game and plus Studio Ghibli working togethor on this game. I've been a fan of most of Ghibli's films but Princess Mononoke is still my favourite film from that list, the demo for Ni No Kuni has 2 levels to choose from, one of them is a Forest area and fighting the Gaurdian of the Woods and the other is climbing up towards top of a Volcano and defeating Moltaan. You can use the main charcter Oliver to attack but instead you can use Monsters where you can transfer your soul into that monster and you can command them. Using the L2 and R2 buttons to switch commands back and forth from Attack, Defend, and Cut Loose (Special Attack). This might feel famillar to other games like Rogue Galaxy or something out of a Final Fantasy game, but what I thought it does remind me of Dragon Quest VIII (PS2) but the graphics really do look stunning to look when it comes to the World Map and its soundtrack.
What I didn't like about the demo is Mr.Drippy, does have a mixed-scottish accent, rest of the voice acting is really good from the demo in both English and Japanese its just that certain charcter I found annoying in English.
Next up Yakuza 5 Demo-
First off I'm actully surprised that Famitsu have gave Yakuza 5 (PS3) a 40/40 over in Japan, downloaded the demo last week and I was really impressed what I saw from the demo even tough the demo was very short and had a lot of cutscenes. The opening cutscene shows Kazuma working as a Taxi driver and takes a quick break at a Noodle bar, bristling at suggestive comments from his colleagues as they leer at his adopted daughter Haruka on TV, in training to be an idol. Then it'll take you to the gameplay where you can easily explore and run around across the city, graphics havn't really changed much but SEGA have added some surprises here in the there in the full version. There are lenty of fights in the demo when you encounter enemies and thugs on the streets. You can use the same slapstick comedy stuff when you use a bike or a store as a weapon to strike at enemies. And the demo will end with a boss fight with 2 secruity gaurds which you'll end up fighting and some gameplay button mashing and button re-action commands.
I am looking forward to both games once they are released sometime in 2013
I fell in love with Ni No Kuni the first moment I laid my eyes on that first poster GS posted it a year ago, and now after i played the Demo, i fell even more in love with this charming JRPG.
can't wait :)
*GASP* Ni No Kuni demo is out? *Runs over to PS3 and begins playing*
Dude... the game... is... AWESOME! :P Okay, I actually haven't played it yet, but that is what I will be saying when I do :D. Maybe, I'll order the special edition :)
Ni no Kuni amazed me, I have never felt happier playing a video game in a long time. Reminds me so much of Final Fantasy IX, which is a great thing. Pumped for it, even if Drippy is a bit annoying like you said.
I am looking forward to Ni No Kuni, haven't played the demo but the game does look promising. I have actually never played a Yakuza game, but after researching them a little, I might have to get out and pick them up.