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#1 Posted by Axersia (1723 posts) -

Hey @patrickklepek, the version of Clock Tower you're linking to in the first paragraph is actually the 2nd game. You're looking for Clock Tower: The First Fear.

Anyway, great interview and I'll definitely be on the lookout for it. If the developers happen to be reading this, please add PS Vita TV support so I can play it on the big screen. I find that horror loses a bit of its edge when it fits in the palm of your hands.

Also, Patrick, do you have any plans on tackling more Clock Tower for Spookin' With Scoops? Or perhaps its spiritual successor, Haunting Ground? Or even Gregory Horror Show? Not sure if you've heard of the latter (though I know myself and others have suggested it to you before), but it's basically a more cartoony take on the Clock Tower formula, combined with the in-game clock of Majora's Mask, where you need to learn people's daily routines. I think you'd enjoy it.

#2 Posted by Axersia (1723 posts) -

Kind of unrelated, but I have no idea how Klepek chooses stories to write about. This kind of story is expected on sites like Polygon or Destructoid, but they're almost entirely news focused. Why does this story deserve a story, but other stuff doesn't? This is hardly going to have huge impacts on the games industry, and it's not like Patrick did any research into the story outside of what I could find on another site.

Because @patrickklepek has beef with Square Enix Japan and especially Tetsuya Nomura. He likes to throw them under the bus at every opportunity. Obviously he'd be more than happy to post such a juicy story about them once again having engine trouble.

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You look lovely. :)

#4 Edited by Axersia (1723 posts) -

Absolutely. I missed it last time around as I was sleeping during the livestream, but I'd buy one in a heartbeat. Perhaps they could do something cool with the proceeds in his memory.

#5 Edited by Axersia (1723 posts) -

When I first saw that headline, I just assumed it was some dumb joke about him being married now. Goddamn...

I've been following Ryan since 2004 and he's always been one of my favorite internet personalities. He was one of the first people whose reviews I'd actually seek out rather than just reading them based on what games I was interested in. I was hoping to meet him someday, but sadly I will never have that chance now.

R.I.P. brother, you will be missed.

#6 Edited by Axersia (1723 posts) -

Is anyone else reminded of platinum games by this. I think it looks pretty neat and I'm looking forward to playing this whenever the hell it comes out.

Does anyone else wish that after this square would just make a new final fantasy that's a throwback to the old days. They could focus on a good story, combat and music. I'm guessing there would be significantly less production costs and millions of fans would absolutely love something akin to FF 4/6, of course with modern day pixel art. That would be amazing.

This game has always been presented as Kingdom Hearts II combined with Advent Children, and it certainly does look like that. I'm sure Nomura's played Bayonetta by now, but this game was always gonna look like that, as so many elements were already used in KH2 but on a much smaller-scale. Anyone who's experienced the climax to KH2 knows what I'm talking about -- that shit was crazy at the time and to this day my favorite sequence of final bosses.

In addition to that, Nomura's a known fan of Battlefield Bad Company and the genre in general, and he wanted to include some of those scripted sequences and interactive cutscenes in his own games. Originally all 3 characters were playable, and the guy with the gun would turn the game into a third-person shooter, but it seems that idea may have been replaced with the assist attacks shown in this trailer.

So that's where some of his inspiration comes from.

As for classical FFs... They've continued to make those, y'know. They did 4 Heroes of Light a few years back, and its spiritual successor Bravely Default is coming to Europe later this year and the North America in 2014. That game is, for all intents and purposes, an FF game, and might just be what you're looking for.

#7 Posted by Axersia (1723 posts) -

They've already released a second trailer:

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#10 Posted by Axersia (1723 posts) -

@mcghee: They did 4 Heroes of Light and its upcoming spiritual successor Bravely Default, which probably would've carried the FF name as well were it not for 4 Heroes of Light's bad sales.