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Posted by clumsyninja1

You guys need to play this game with japanese vocals...it's AMAZING

Posted by Skyrider

Looks very entertaining. I don't know about the $60 price tag, but I'll definitely be watching a Let's Play of this, haha!

Posted by Solh0und

Liam O'brien FTW!

Also, I judge it'll get 3 stars from Brad. It definitely seems more like a rental than anything.

Posted by ErikSchroder

Make up your mind, Brad. In about every quick look you say something along the lines of "don't know if I like this game/mechanic/style/anything", Vinny says "I like it" and then you suddenly say "yeah, it's kind of neat" or "you're right".

I don't want to sound mean or anything. It happens every time. Defend your opinion! Or make up your mind before you say stuff.

Edited by Lazyaza

I just can't hate this game, even with all the quicktime events I just love the stuff it does well so much. Also yes the VO is Liam O'brien, angry/angsty anime VO extrordinair, one of few english dub anime vos who actually does a good job.

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Posted by Curufinwe

Should be $40 at launch. Not every new game needs to sell for $60.

Posted by ildon

Did... did this game have a commercial break?

Posted by rebgav

Looks like Asura's Wrath could have been a fun "greatest hits of anime" movie but the actual game part of this game looks like garbage. I still kind of want to play it, I guess?

Posted by The_Ruiner

part of me really just wishes this was an anime....

Posted by crusader8463

I will be picking this up when it drops to $15-$20. Looks like it could be a fun mindless, set to easy mode, afternoon.

Posted by bonbolapti

Short sure? but for me this will be totally worth it.

Posted by Rmack

@Brad said:

@Kanji: I think you may be confused about the purpose of this site, which is mainly to let us play and show off games and talk about what we think of them. Perhaps your interests would be better served elsewhere?

I actually see the site as a form of entertainment. I don't care about Asura's Wrath, but listening to someone talk about why they think a game is lame for about an hour isn't all that entertaining. The second half of the Quick Look was fun, since it seemed to be more about embracing whatever the game was trying to do and not talking about how it may or may not be worth sixty dollars.

Posted by Oni

I thought this was a great QL and I loved the fact that neither of them played the demo, it made their reactions to the boss fight pretty amazing. I'm probably going to get this, maybe I'll wait for a price drop, maybe I won't, but I need to experience this... thing.

Posted by yoshimitz707

@Rmack said:

@Brad said:

@Kanji: I think you may be confused about the purpose of this site, which is mainly to let us play and show off games and talk about what we think of them. Perhaps your interests would be better served elsewhere?

I actually see the site as a form of entertainment. I don't care about Asura's Wrath, but listening to someone talk about why they think a game is lame for about an hour isn't all that entertaining. The second half of the Quick Look was fun, since it seemed to be more about embracing whatever the game was trying to do and not talking about how it may or may not be worth sixty dollars.

Even if you think the site is for entertainment. The intent is still to provide buying advice to us.

Posted by BrianP

Vajra Wyzen, formerly of Youth of Today

Posted by Brake

This game is nuuuuuts. I might have to get it on the cheap at some point.

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Posted by Brad

@ErikSchroder: Half the Quick Looks we record are done while we're still in the process of forming an opinion. It's a valid request in cases where we've already finished the game before we do any video with it, but here I had played like an hour of this before we sat down to shoot it.

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Posted by paulunga

Yeah, I was just about to say, this looks almost as good as Ultimate Ninja Storm. Which is probably the prettiest anime-style game out there.

Edited by Scrumdidlyumptious

This interactive anime thing is a pretty good idea. Seems neat. It's about the same price of an anime DVD/Blu-ray.

Posted by Turambar
@ildon: @The_Ruiner: That pretty much was the whole point of the presentation of credits at the beginning of each episode, mid episode eye catchers, and episode reviews and previews: to give it an episodic anime series feel.  All it's missing is the OP and ED that was there for every episode of Phantasy Star Universe.
Posted by RedRavN

voiceactor for asura sounds like war from darksiders. Seems like a cool game if it was on sale in the future.

Posted by BanzaiBandito

I'm actually interested in this. Not $60 interested. Bargain bin interested.

Posted by Noisician

This looks like an anime that nobody wanted to put on TV, so they put it on video game consoles.

Posted by Sanj

This game looks rad as hell. Might just pick this up.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Japanese God of War, cool!

Posted by Winternet

@mrfluke said:

@Winternet: apparently other reviewers have pegged this one to be about 6-10 hours long and found it bloody hard to review since they loved the ride that the game was, but yo its 60 dollars, its actually reviewing decently well (7s and 8s) , and it currently has a higher meta critic score than syndicate,

Well that seems more reasonable. I bet that after finishing the campaign there's really not much to do. As long as people are ok with that, it seems like a great game.

Posted by mrfluke
@Oni said:

I thought this was a great QL and I loved the fact that neither of them played the demo, it made their reactions to the boss fight pretty amazing. I'm probably going to get this, maybe I'll wait for a price drop, maybe I won't, but I need to experience this... thing.

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Posted by kiwi_whisker

@Mumrik: I think its one and the same guy. I was thinking the same.

Posted by Sunjammer

I'll take one of these over five call of duties any day. I don't understand what part of being entertained the shit out of isn't why we're in this hobby to begin with. Shifty value proposition my ass. SOLD.

Posted by TurboMan

I have no interest in Anime, but this game looks really fucking cool.

Posted by mortal_sb

man. that guy's ANGRY.

Posted by beard_of_zeus

This was a fun QL, this game seems crazy bananas. Like the kind of game to pick up on the cheap and at least experience once. Wish it would have launched at $40 or something like that. I'll for sure pick this up once the price drops.
 
Liam O' Brien is a pretty rad voice actor. He did War in Darksiders as well as Grimoire Weiss in Nier.

Posted by Juda

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Rmack said:

@Brad said:

@Kanji: I think you may be confused about the purpose of this site, which is mainly to let us play and show off games and talk about what we think of them. Perhaps your interests would be better served elsewhere?

I actually see the site as a form of entertainment. I don't care about Asura's Wrath, but listening to someone talk about why they think a game is lame for about an hour isn't all that entertaining. The second half of the Quick Look was fun, since it seemed to be more about embracing whatever the game was trying to do and not talking about how it may or may not be worth sixty dollars.

Even if you think the site is for entertainment. The intent is still to provide buying advice to us.

That's what reviews are for; not Quick Looks.

Edited by Winternet

@Brad: I really hope you get to write that review.

And don't worry Brad. The people that value your opinion vastly outnumbers the ones that don't.

by the way, I just watched your video review of Jak II. Whoah :)

Posted by yoshimitz707

@Juda said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Rmack said:

@Brad said:

@Kanji: I think you may be confused about the purpose of this site, which is mainly to let us play and show off games and talk about what we think of them. Perhaps your interests would be better served elsewhere?

I actually see the site as a form of entertainment. I don't care about Asura's Wrath, but listening to someone talk about why they think a game is lame for about an hour isn't all that entertaining. The second half of the Quick Look was fun, since it seemed to be more about embracing whatever the game was trying to do and not talking about how it may or may not be worth sixty dollars.

Even if you think the site is for entertainment. The intent is still to provide buying advice to us.

That's what reviews are for; not Quick Looks.

No, quick looks are intended to provide a brief overview of the experience one might expect if they purchase the game while not going as in-depth as a full review. Sounds like buying advice to me.

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Posted by OllyOxenFree

Oh man, a Dragon Ball Z game made by cyberconnect2 would be AMAZING!

Posted by Cloudenvy

@OllyOxenFree said:

Oh man, a Dragon Ball Z game made by cyberconnect2 would be AMAZING!

Oh my god, I bet CyberConnect 2 could do a fucking rad Dragon Ball game.

Posted by Cretaceous_Bob

WHY ARE YOU SO ANGRY ASURA

I SHALL WATCH THIS QUICK LOOK TO FIND OUT

Posted by Brad

@Juda said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

@Rmack said:

@Brad said:

@Kanji: I think you may be confused about the purpose of this site, which is mainly to let us play and show off games and talk about what we think of them. Perhaps your interests would be better served elsewhere?

I actually see the site as a form of entertainment. I don't care about Asura's Wrath, but listening to someone talk about why they think a game is lame for about an hour isn't all that entertaining. The second half of the Quick Look was fun, since it seemed to be more about embracing whatever the game was trying to do and not talking about how it may or may not be worth sixty dollars.

Even if you think the site is for entertainment. The intent is still to provide buying advice to us.

That's what reviews are for; not Quick Looks.

Quick Looks are for whatever we want them to be for.

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Posted by blacklab

This demo was so awful I couldn't make it through. Looks like more of the same.

Posted by Juda

@yoshimitz707 said:


No, quick looks are intended to provide a brief overview of the experience one might expect if they purchase the game while not going as in-depth as a full review. Sounds like buying advice to me.

If you played the game for only an hour, I don't want your buying advice on it. When you have played the full game and have a fully formed opinion, then I'll care what you have to say about buying it or not.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I want an Wrath of Asura manga nowwwwwww

Posted by kishinfoulux

Definitely picking this up down the line.

Posted by paulunga

The weird cuts in-between some scenes were the bumpers. That's how anime series work, you get a bumper before and after the commercial break in the middle of an episode.

Edited by NostalgicShakedown

I think I'll wait as well for it to go cheap but man I really love this QL as I was laughing every time something crazy happens. For some reason it has some Fist of the North Star vibe. which is why I really like how crazy things get. I'm surprised Vinny didn't say "You're already dead" at the end.

Edited by DarkbeatDK

It's not 20 minutes of exposition, Brad... It's the game.

Think of it as you are playing Road Avenger or Heavy Rain

Also BURSSS BURSSS BURSSS

Posted by countinhallways

Haha!

Not bad!

Posted by Ronald

This is totally their take on an anime, complete with a commercial break in the middle. And then, when you come from commercial, it repeats the last few seconds of the episode to catch you back up. And then they have the "Next time on..." at the end of the episode. It looks just interactive and crazy enough to be fun to play.

Posted by Shadow

This game is so awesome the whole way through