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A podcast covering the world of Japanese gaming, brought to you by ex-GameFan and ex-Play stars shidoshi (1P), Casey Loe (2P), and Nick Rox (3P).

//Stage 016 [Season 2]

//Now Playing: El Shaddai (demo), Students of Round, Class of Heroes 3, Project Diva 2, Persona 3 Portable, DragonQuest IX

//Subtopics: NGP is hot sex, 3DS ain’t so shabby either, Wii goes HDii, Japanese gamers get weird satisfaction, no mo’ Momo(taro Dentetsu), Pandora’s Tower opens a box of art tracing, Hori wants Miku to rape shidoshi’s wallet, Capcom going to the Dragon`s Dogma, Cave hates 2D shooters, Japan’s troubles costly to gaming industry, 3DS costly to consumers, Idea Factory wants to f**k gaijin, Inafune loves making new companies, FFXI news shocker – it still exists, maker of Zelda clones making Zelda, Europe be stealin’ our game translations, Vanillaware making a Grand game for PSP, clothes-stripping fun in Akihabara, NIS ain’t dead yet, Mutter Watch (random game shop guy, Makoto Ikehara, sales stuff), the all-new 5-Minutes Anime Corner, we catch up on various things, and more!

//Timecodecs
//00:01:14 – Intro
//00:19:40 – Releace a New!!
//01:16:30 – Hot Infos
//02:44:54 – Mutter Watch
//02:53:20 – Coming Next
//03:13:26 – 5-Minutes Anime Corner
//03:19:08 – Untitled End Segment

//So You Don’t Miss It:

//Coming Next Japan Game Mentions
//Clannad, SNK Arcade Collection Zero, Billy’s Bootcamp Wii de Enjoy Diet!, Otomedius X (Excellent!), El Shaddai ASCENSION OF THE METATRON, Tale of the Last Promise, Patapon 3, Deca Sporta 3D Sports, ESPGaluda II Black Label

//Other Game Mentions
//The Last Story, Gaiares, Double Dragon, Call of Duty, Eschatos, Strania, Muchi Muchi Pork, Pink Sweets, Bullet Soul, Mamoru-kun, , Otomedius, Pocky & Rocky, Final Fantasy VIII, Wizardry, Class of Heroes, Class of Heroes 3D, Knights of the Round, Gekka Mugentan Toriko, Persona 3 FES, DragonQuest V, DragonQuest VIII, Street Fighter IV 3D, Pilotwings 3D, Nintendogs + Cats, 1/48 AKB ~If I Was In Love With an Idol~, Dragon Age: Origins, Disgaea 4, Zero no Kiseki, Halo: Reach, Gal☆GUN, Momotaru Dentetsu, Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Para Para Paradise, Monster Hunter, Oblivion, Devil May Cry, Grand Theft Auto, Deathsmiles, Akai Katana, Legend of Mana, Fatal Frame IV, Last Window, Trace Memory R, Wonder Boy, Odin Sphere, Breath of Fire, Lost Planet, Let’s Shape Boxing, Thomas the Tank Engine, 999: Nine Hours Nine Persons Nine Doors, River City Sports Challenge, Jikandia: The Timeless Land

//Anime Mentions
//Persona 4, Steins;Gate, Puella Magi Madoka Magica

//WAHP Bet
//First Week Sales for Pandora`s Tower
//Nick: 47k, shidoshi: 28k, Casey: 16k

//Feedback: comment@wahp.jp
//Official site (in progress): wahp.jp
//Radio site: radio.morningproject.com
//Twitter: show (@WAHPcast), shidoshi (@pikoeri), Nick Rox (@NickRoxNRX), Casey Loe (@snowjew)
//Facebook: warning a huge podcast

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mollipen • April 20, 2011


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  • d00dbro

    still listening to the awesome podcast, is there a way to find out Mamorukun sales on PS3? Kind of weird that it didn’t chart and the dev said this

    http://www.andriasang.com/e/blog/2011/04/08/mamorukun_killzone/

    and Killzone 3 should reach about 20k, Gulti must have expected very low sale or something

  • I’ll see if one of us can track down sales numbers for Mamorukun before the next episode.

  • d00dbro

    finished listening to the whole podcast, you guys mentioned it closer to the end. I think the game might be quite important to other dev to see if whether if they should bring more shumps to ps3. Also, I am happy to see that someone is just as excited about the NGP as I do. The system native screen resolution is the same as Alan Wake, and 4XMSAA is dirt cheap on the platform. I would imagine all the NGP games would scale up really well like Alan Wake to HDTV ,too bad Sony said no tv out XD. There is also a very high chance that multi platform games on NGP and PS3 will end up looking more polished on the NGP like Hot Shot Golf for example due to easy development, dirt cheap AA, and games runs at the screen native res. As for PSP1 BC, if they can even add 4X or 2 X AA and force 32 bit color, it will scale up nicely like Xbox1 games on 360.

  • Ann Onymous

    Good to see you guys back.

  • Buriburidon

    I like the idea of exploring those cultural tidbits with a panel of Japanese people. The eyepatches are also prevalent here in Korea where girls get double eyelid surgery en masse. They do one eye at a time and wear the pirate patch whilst it heals.

    Though once I found that out I was disappointed that there was not some dirty secret behind it all.

  • I can’t believe what Shidoshi said about Dragon Quest. Seriously can’t believe that shit.

  • Shidoshi

    I’m very disappointed in you, young man.
    Anyway, I’m going to address each of your grievances one by one.

    1) “Dragon Quest is an absolute crap series.” says the man who has played 1 Dragon Quest game in the past 20 years.
    What if I played Street Fighter EX and made the same claim about the Street Fighter series? Or what if I played Final Fantasy 14 and said the Final Fantasy series is crap?
    You skipped the whole Zenithian Trilogy (4, 5, and 6) even though they were handed to you on a silver platter via the DS remakes.

    2) “it is a game in love with tedium, making you do pointless stuff so you can feel good about wasting your time” says the man who has logged how many hours on World of Warcraft?
    Dragon Quest 9’s quests are optional. They’re based entirely on MMORPGs and are there to prolong the experience IF YOU WANT TO. Yes, most of them are lame, I will agree,
    but some of them will actually test your skills in battle, such as the Armamentalist class you wanted to unlock.

    3) “Resurrection spells that can fail” Yeah, so what? It makes the game harder. It kinda makes it matter more whether you let your characters die or not, if they can’t be revived so easily, doesn’t it?

    4) “Every town I get to, oh hey, we’ve got a problem for you to solve!” This is a complaint that I can understand, at least initially. It’s weird, and it feels very old-fashioned.
    But as you play other titles in the series, you can’t help but be charmed by the inventiveness and imagination shown in each new scenario. In other RPGs, no one really gives
    a shit about the NPCs they find in towns, do they? But in Dragon Quest, each NPC is given multiple lines of dialogue depending on the circumstances. And each scenario has
    been lovingly crafted to be it’s own little adventure. It also means they don’t take the over-arching plot so seriously. It’s never so serious in Dragon Quest, unlike so many JRPGs
    that are overflowing with badly-written melodrama or that substitute substance with graphics or movie scenes.

    5) The part of the game where you are given an option and if you refuse, it tells you that you can’t refuse. That has to do with the hierarchy of the Celestrians. You have to
    do what your elders tell you to do, so even if you didn’t want to give up the fruit, you HAD to. This ties into one of the themes of the game, which is that it is actually preferable
    to be human than to be a Celestrian. Near the beginning of the game, certain Celestrians seem to deride humans, but by the end of the game, by becoming human, you are able
    to fight the final boss and save the world. I think they deliberately set up that question that way because most players will not want to give up their hard-earned fruit.

    And as you mentioned, it’s more a problem with JRPGs as a whole than just Dragon Quest. There are many examples of this sort of thing, for a recent example look at Golden Sun:
    Dark Dawn. You can choose one of four emotions to respond to questions, but it doesn’t really have any effect and usually just responding with a smile will yield the best retort.

    6) “I’m not going to make fun of you for liking it.” And I won’t make fun of you for liking Vocaloid games.

  • I’m surprised you guys are going on about the price of the 3DS. It’s the same price as the cheapest iPod Touch. An iPod Nano costs upwards of $179.99.

    The NGP is going to be WAY more than $250 just based on the tech inside of it. I’m expecting it to sell for not a dollar under $399. They’re not going for the same market at all; they’re all about high end, classy, status-symbol items. And the games will be more expensive than 3DS games as well.

    And for what? So you can play Metal Gear Solid 4 or Uncharted on the go? Personally I’d rather play those on a big screen television. And are companies going to pour the same development budget into NGP games as they do PS3 games?

  • “And I won’t make fun of you for liking Vocaloid games.”

    I think, in saying that, you just did! *laughs*