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Edited by Seedofpower

I'll get it on sale.

Posted by PimblyCharles

Nice! This is great news for Suda 51 fans on PC only. Though unlikely, it'd be great to see his other console only works ported to PC. Glad I got to play Shadows of the Damned before I sold my PS3.

Posted by cikame

It wasn't too long ago i played through this game so i don't feel like doing it again, despite my tendency to support PC ports like this.

I would however love to play a PC version of Shadows of the Damned.

Posted by ike7779

This game had some really cool levels. I'll probably picking up the PC version eventually.

Posted by Humanity

I wrote a review for this game on the site primarily because I was so taken aback by the review Arthur Gies wrote for it. Decent game with some neat ideas - it's as Japanese as it gets which can go both ways depending on who you are.

Edited by Hassun

@patrickklepek

Or, potentially, just be download on Steam later this year.

Isn't it "downloaded"? I'm not too good with these modern verbs.

Posted by Sweetz

PC games must doing well for Japanese developers/publishers to be being porting some of their more obscure games all of the sudden. I mean your Resident Evils, sure those are expected, but I was shocked when a Naruto game showed up on Steam.

The market accepting digital distribution probably has a lot to do with that since publishers don't have to swallow the costs of physical distribution and just need to worry about programming time only.

Hopefully it's a good port.

Posted by seabass34

Now if they'd just bring Killer 7 to PC too.

Posted by divergence

I passed on this game after reviews came out. What's Suda working on now? I liked Killer7 and wouldn't mind him return to that bizarre world.

Posted by 49th

Awesome, I really like Suda's project even though I haven't checked out the last few... I will probably play this when it goes on sale.

Posted by Abendlaender

Of all Suda games, why this one? I would be much happier with Killer 7, No More Heroes or Shadows of the Damned. This just looks...boring

Posted by ghostyTrickster

Hell yeah! I'll be grabbing this. I have to say I am a fan of odd Japanese games like this and Rising coming to PC. Pretty soon I won't need a console at all.

Posted by Winsord

I've been waiting for this to be cheap on PS3, but I think now I'll wait for it on PC. Hopefully the port's as good as Revengeance's.

Posted by Xel

This trend of japanese games coming to PC is a good one.

Edited by beritbunny

Yay!!! Wanted exactly this--will buy if price is right.

(Would be the first time I purchase this title.)

Posted by blzzzrrttt

Nice! Didn't get this on 360 glad to see I won't have to.

Posted by chilipeppersman

@abendlaender: im sure it is, I mean, the logo for this game is easier to look at than the game itself IMO

Edited by tourgen

cool. I'm slowly becoming a suda51 fan. Fun boss fights. Some depth to the game mechanics usually. Nearly unchecked insanity in the story and settings. Hey, at least you'll see something different.

Posted by Roomrunner

I'm playing this on PS3 right now. 40% through, I guess? And it's really stale for a Suda 51 game.

Posted by Flappy

It isn't the best game ever, but I gritted out a Platinum over on the PS3. The game has its moments.

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Posted by FaPaThY

Is Valve talking to these Japanese developers to get their games on Steam or did they finally realize digital distribution on PC was a viable way to sell their crazy games to the West?

EIther way, I'm always glad to see more Japanese games on PC. Hopefully some JRPGs and SRGs make it over too.

Edited by bybeach

@abendlaender said:

Of all Suda games, why this one? I would be much happier with Killer 7, No More Heroes or Shadows of the Damned. This just looks...boring

Except for the mechanics, a PC version of killer 7 would be outstanding. But ppl. would be all rail shooter-ing it up in the comments. Shadows of the Damned was well written, and passable in gameplay.

I still have my PS2 Killer 7 copy, and my backwards-compatible launch PS3. It's the only PS2 game I have.

Posted by DocHaus

Man, this game was disappointing in the gameplay department and downright creepy (in a bad way) at times. I'd say wait for a sale but here's an even better idea: watch the cutscenes on youtube then play Metal Gear Rising Revengeance instead of getting this game.

Edited by Vextroid

Not the Suda51 game I would pick to get a PC release but I will take what I can get. never had any interest in this but it is coming to PC and I'll support more Japanese devs doing PC ports. Also Suda.

Posted by KenpachiRamaSama

Suda51 is one of the few people I can point at there video game work and say its a master piece of story telling so I will definitely be picking this up.

Little weird that the trailer is all clips of the final levels (spoiler) and the barely connected to anything else kill the Yakuza whos to bad ass do die chapter.

Posted by LordLOC

So pardon my Killer is Dead ignorance and all, but I didn't follow this much when it came out on console. What is the game like in general? A hack n slasher it looks like, but I'm getting a different vibe from it also. Can't put my finger on it. Should I just watch the GB quick look on it? Or will that spoil anything story wise since this looks to be a more story focused game than say, Killer 7 etc.

Posted by IndustryApologist

Great news, the vector-like art style really suffered from all the console jaggies.

Posted by Bombzinski

@hassun said:

@patrickklepek

Or, potentially, just be download on Steam later this year.

Isn't it "downloaded"? I'm not too good with these modern verbs.

Actually, Past Perfect is "downlud".

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@humanity said:

I wrote a review for this game on the site primarily because I was so taken aback by the review Arthur Gies wrote for it. Decent game with some neat ideas - it's as Japanese as it gets which can go both ways depending on who you are.

Most non-awful human beings would consider the way Killer is Dead went as gross and awful, and trying to excuse it as "Japanese" is also fuckin gross. I'm sorry you're mad that people (not just Arthur) called it out on that.

Posted by Humanity

@zapf said:

@humanity said:

I wrote a review for this game on the site primarily because I was so taken aback by the review Arthur Gies wrote for it. Decent game with some neat ideas - it's as Japanese as it gets which can go both ways depending on who you are.

Most non-awful human beings would consider the way Killer is Dead went as gross and awful, and trying to excuse it as "Japanese" is also fuckin gross. I'm sorry you're mad that people (not just Arthur) called it out on that.

By most non-awful human beings you mean a select margin of society that cannot see past satire as they're too outraged by the same rote sexification that has plagued all areas of media for ages. It's a silly, very often impenetrable game that unlike what Gies wrote, isn't trying to actively mock or discredit women and isn't in of itself an attack on their person or rights. If the optional gigalo missions offend you as a human being then maybe video games are too explicit a medium for you.

Edited by Nettacki

Suda51 is one of the few people I can point at there video game work and say its a master piece of story telling so I will definitely be picking this up.

Be warned: this seems to be the least well-received of the recent Suda games so far, for various reasons due to gameplay, humor, or overall vibe.

Edited by banicabolnica

Am I the only one that doesn't like the style of the graphics? Otherwise it looks cool.

Edited by Darkhollow

I'm quite interested in this. I think it's the first game of Suda51 to get ported to PC so I might grab it and play it, since most of his games are a part of a certain niche that I would like to try. Although I would of preferred myself to get Lollipop Chainsaw or Shadows of the Damned instead (maybe later hopefully?), I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth.

Now if only Sega would make Platinum port Bayonetta and Vanquish I would die a happy man. After the pretty decent port of MGRR, I really wish to see more of Platinum games and other Japanese developed games being ported to the PC.

PS: Not all of us are pirates, give us some love as well Japan!

Posted by Nettacki

@humanity: Are you implying that this game being satire makes it above criticism, regardless of whether people think it falls flat in some way?

Posted by Humanity

@nettacki said:

@humanity: Are you implying that this game being satire makes it above criticism, regardless of whether people think it falls flat in some way?

Not at all - I'm saying criticism should be levied where it counts, that is gameplay and story, and a single somewhat arbitrary side portion of the experience shouldn't define the game as a whole. I gave the game 3/5 and was critical of the gameplay and structure which I thought were lacking in sme areas while interesting in others. The gigolo side missions which require the player to stare at your date in a lewd manner while she's not looking in order to raise a meter (ironically a brain filling with blood rather than what one would expect to be quite the opposite) made roll my eyes but nothing beyond that. At no point did I think the game is being misogynistic as some reviewers made it out to be.

So yah be critical, but go about it in an intelligent way. Tell people how the game plays and rate it accordingly.

Posted by MeatSim

Buy me a new PC Killer Is Dead and I will give you like 3 old PC's to kill.

Posted by SpaceCouncil

looks like something I'd pick up on a steam sale as a curiosity

Edited by Zapf

@humanity said:

@zapf said:

@humanity said:

I wrote a review for this game on the site primarily because I was so taken aback by the review Arthur Gies wrote for it. Decent game with some neat ideas - it's as Japanese as it gets which can go both ways depending on who you are.

Most non-awful human beings would consider the way Killer is Dead went as gross and awful, and trying to excuse it as "Japanese" is also fuckin gross. I'm sorry you're mad that people (not just Arthur) called it out on that.

By most non-awful human beings you mean a select margin of society that cannot see past satire as they're too outraged by the same rote sexification that has plagued all areas of media for ages. It's a silly, very often impenetrable game that unlike what Gies wrote, isn't trying to actively mock or discredit women and isn't in of itself an attack on their person or rights. If the optional gigalo missions offend you as a human being then maybe video games are too explicit a medium for you.

Am i on reddit right now? When literally the first excuse you make is, "its satire," it makes me think so, and not really inclined to engage in actual discussion w/r/t this. Looking at the last few posts you have made, it seems you are either willfully obtuse (your big ass wall of text on castlevania - you're "a big fan of vampires" but apparently are completely ignorant to the way sexual predation is a big 'ol Thing in shit like Dracula and other vampire mythos,) are really defensive of games you want to like, or maybe you're one of those people who really hate thinking about stuff beyond gameplay or "feelings" or just really don't like girls or something??? Maybe you can fill me in

So yah be critical, but go about it in an intelligent way. Tell people how the game plays and rate it accordingly.

Oh, WELL, lmao. please try and cloak your "objective whaaaaaaa pfffff fart" review whinings a little better next time.

Edited by Humanity

@zapf: All your personal attacks aside, have you actually played the game? I'm not trying to say it's the greatest thing in the world or anything, but the one part where you have to look at fake virtual breasts is fairly negligible compared to the rest of the experience. Roughly 90% of the game is running around and cutting down various robots in order to collect shiny gems. Practically all cutscenes border on gibberish and have nothing to do with sexual encounters.

So my ridiculous and idiotic, thinly veiled attempt at objectivity is trying to point out that hey, it's mostly a rather rote character action title that has nothing sexual going on apart from a silly side mini game. A side mini game that isn't setting the world on fire with misogynistic hate. So if you want to hate on it, hate on the fact that it is extremely Japanese, which translates to archaic menu systems, stiff movement, big emphasis on repeated playthroughs and grinding. Don't give it a one star because it has a bit of sex in it.

As a last aside, try to articulate your own arguments without falling back on petty name calling. I'm not trying to make you out to be some idiot, I simply don't agree with your assessment of the game and am trying to explain why. It would be decent of you to return the same courtesy if you in fact don't want this place to sound like Reddit.

Posted by EPGPX

I agree. This game sucks. Its not good. The mini game was hilarious and nonsensical but just a short distraction from the dullness of the main game. The main plot was something about the moon and the powers it gave you or something like that, it was bad but who cares. One thing I did like about the game was the cool visual art style, it looked great. I also thought I'd see more of the female with 16 arms or at least play as her but that wasnt the case. All in all, bad game. Stay away.

I'm playing this on PS3 right now. 40% through, I guess? And it's really stale for a Suda 51 game.

Posted by angryphil

New... well, expanded on caption: "Killer Is Dead Wants to Kill Your PC... Dead".

Posted by Lazyaza

Watched Matt n Pat play through this, don't really feel a need to play it myself but seems like a decently fun goofy game. Not Suda's best, not his worst, kinda in the middle. Art style is pretty sweet at least, hope he uses it again in a future project.

Posted by geirr

Ehh..there are other Suda titles I'd rather see on the PC. I'd pay full price for a Shadows of the Damned even if I played through it on the PS3 when it was released. Hell I'd even install Origin for it since, if I recall, it was an EA partners release.

Posted by arimajinn

I know people don't really like this game but i'm really happy it's coming to pc, we need more crazy japanese games on pc