Let it be known, this is the first game to have...

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#1 Edited by Napalm (9230 posts) -

...a planet vagina. A vagina that is protruding out of a planet that spews... stuff...

Asura's Wrath did it first, and this game is too overly dramatic and... weird... for me to really like.

Planet vagina. Always remember, never forget.

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#2 Edited by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

Do you get to punch it?

Or just go inside it too if that's what you're into.

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#3 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Pr1mus said:

Do you get to punch it?

What don't you punch in this game?

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#4 Posted by pr1mus (4158 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Pr1mus said:

Do you get to punch it?

What don't you punch in this game?

I don't know, i haven't played it. But now its starting to sound great!

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#5 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

How many times do I have to hit, "proceed to next episode," before it PROCEEDS TO THE NEXT FUCKING EPISODE. GOD FUCKING DAMN IT, EPISODIC GAMES, GODDAMN IT.

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#6 Posted by notdavid (873 posts) -

The planet vagina's in the first chapter, too. That's how the goddamn game starts.

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#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -
@notdavid

The planet vagina's in the first chapter, too. That's how the goddamn game starts.

Fuuuuuck, I want this game to hit $20 soon.
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#8 Posted by Phatmac (5930 posts) -

ohh yeah the space harrier mission does start with a planet vagina doesn't it?

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#9 Posted by JacDG (2186 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

@notdavid

The planet vagina's in the first chapter, too. That's how the goddamn game starts.

Fuuuuuck, I want this game to hit $20 soon.

You need to experience the madness, it's got some of the best moments in video games this year, and just when you think it can't get any more crazy, it get's mad insane crazy.

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#10 Posted by Cold_Wolven (2484 posts) -

This game just sounds so bonkers and crazier than even a Grasshopper game.

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#11 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@notdavid said:

The planet vagina's in the first chapter, too. That's how the goddamn game starts.

Scale and size is something that hasn't really ever impressed me in games, even if it is like, "I'm punchin' this planet!" Like, I don't really care. If there isn't enough substance to justify what's happening, or if it takes itself way too seriously without some hint of irony, humor or self-awareness (not saying it has to be full-on ironic), then it just doesn't do it for me.

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#12 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -

@Napalm said:

I can't like this ironically because I'm not a hipster

I think not liking the game actually makes you a hipster man. Everyone has watched Dragon Ball Z, this game is basically that with better plot.

Stop being so edgy, you're scaring the children. Enjoy the fucking game.

@Napalm said:

@notdavid said:

The planet vagina's in the first chapter, too. That's how the goddamn game starts.

Scale and size is something that hasn't really ever impressed me in games, even if it is like, "I'm punchin' this planet!" Like, I don't really care. If there isn't enough substance to justify what's happening, or if it takes itself way too seriously without some hint of irony, humor or self-awareness (not saying it has to be full-on ironic), then it just doesn't do it for me.

It's a fucking shonen manga turned into a video game, why do you have to over analyze this stuff? Geez...

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#13 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

Also, there's a back-dick in episode five. Am I the only one catching these?

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#14 Edited by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Deusx said:

Everyone has watched Dragon Ball Z, this game is basically that with better plot.

Dragon Ball Z is also pretty much the worst thing ever, so there's that. I've pretty much had my fill of that shit with the first two God Of War games, but I do like some of the stuff in here. It's pretty ridiculous.

Also, I feel like you didn't even read my OP. It's okay, I'm enjoying portions of this and I think it's getting better as it goes along. The basic concept of the game I'm not a huge fan of. A lot of this game feels like God Hand, just on a bigger scale and way more serious, which also makes it way less likable on the surface. But I will say, likening this to Dragon Ball Z makes it 110% less appealing, so you should probably stop that.

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#15 Posted by OllyOxenFree (5015 posts) -

@Napalm said:

Dragon Ball Z is also pretty much the worst thing ever, so there's that.

You sicken me. GET OUT! OUT!!!

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#16 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Deusx said:

Everyone has watched Dragon Ball Z, this game is basically that with better plot.

Dragon Ball Z is also pretty much the worst thing ever, so there's that. I've pretty much had my fill of that shit with the first two God Of War games, but I do like some of the stuff in here. It's pretty ridiculous.

Also, I feel like you didn't even read my OP. It's okay, I'm enjoying portions of this and I think it's getting better as it goes along. The basic concept of the game I'm not a huge fan of. A lot of this game feels like God Hand, just on a bigger scale and way more serious, which also makes it way less likable on the surface. But I will say, likening this to Dragon Ball Z makes it 110% less appealing, so you should probably stop that.

Then what are you doing playing that game? Did you buy it? Because what a waste of your time and money if you did... This is one of the few cases where I just gotta say, don't like it don't play it man. It's as simple as that. A bunch of people do enjoy the game without your approbation.

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#17 Posted by Justin258 (14374 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Deusx said:

Everyone has watched Dragon Ball Z, this game is basically that with better plot.

Dragon Ball Z is also pretty much the worst thing ever, so there's that.

I know you've said that there are parts of this game that you enjoy... but duder, the fact that you don't (did you ever?) like Dragonball Z should have shot up some warning signs.

(I always thought Yu Yu Hakusho was better, but that's not what this thread was about.)

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#18 Posted by Humanity (16224 posts) -

@Deusx: Maybe he bought it because of the army of people continuously yelling "you GOTTA play this game!!" regardless of said persons interest or preference.

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#19 Posted by tonyisdeformed (21 posts) -

"I can't like this ironically because I'm not a hipster." But you are a dick.

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#20 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -

@Humanity said:

@Deusx: Maybe he bought it because of the army of people continuously yelling "you GOTTA play this game!!" regardless of said persons interest or preference.

Yeah I guess but I would think a person who visits this site would know more about the game before hand.

@believer258 said:

@Napalm said:

@Deusx said:

Everyone has watched Dragon Ball Z, this game is basically that with better plot.

Dragon Ball Z is also pretty much the worst thing ever, so there's that.

I know you've said that there are parts of this game that you enjoy... but duder, the fact that you don't (did you ever?) like Dragonball Z should have shot up some warning signs.

(I always thought Yu Yu Hakusho was better, but that's not what this thread was about.)

Yu Yu Hakusho IS better... Just saying, it's one of the best cartoons every created.

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#21 Posted by jeffrud (545 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

space harrier mission does start with a planet vagina

Alright, I'm buying this fucking game.

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#22 Posted by StarvingGamer (11363 posts) -

The only real problem with DBZ is the pacing. This game doesn't have that problem.

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#23 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Deusx said:

Then what are you doing playing that game? Did you buy it? A bunch of people do enjoy the game without your approbation.

Yeah, and I can state my opinion without your approbation on the matter. Thanks though, you can go ahead and leave now. We won't be needing your amazing services any longer. And I'm also complaining to your manager! Terrible, terrible service!

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#24 Posted by golguin (5275 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@notdavid said:

The planet vagina's in the first chapter, too. That's how the goddamn game starts.

Scale and size is something that hasn't really ever impressed me in games, even if it is like, "I'm punchin' this planet!" Like, I don't really care. If there isn't enough substance to justify what's happening, or if it takes itself way too seriously without some hint of irony, humor or self-awareness (not saying it has to be full-on ironic), then it just doesn't do it for me.

The game's scaling is a big draw (it can't scale any higher than where it goes), but the characters, the dialogue, and the action are a big part of the package. It takes a bunch of inspiration from a good number of anime properties and it puts them together to make one of the most visually amazing packages ever seen in games.

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#25 Posted by Quarters (2592 posts) -

The game gets continually better as it goes. The first part(first six episodes) is the slowest part to get through.

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#26 Posted by Deusx (1943 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Deusx said:

Then what are you doing playing that game? Did you buy it? A bunch of people do enjoy the game without your approbation.

Yeah, and I can state my opinion without your approbation on the matter. Thanks though, you can go ahead and leave now. We won't be needing your amazing services any longer. And I'm also complaining to your manager! Terrible, terrible service!

I'm just saying man, if you gonna buy something you should be better informed about it. Don't waste your money on things you won't enjoy. But whatever, continue being a hipster.

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#27 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Quarters said:

The game gets continually better as it goes. The first part(first six episodes) is the slowest part to get through.

Pretty sure episode five was planet-sized Buddha-knockoff.

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#28 Edited by golguin (5275 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Quarters said:

The game gets continually better as it goes. The first part(first six episodes) is the slowest part to get through.

Pretty sure episode five was planet-sized Buddha-knockoff.

That is in the first part yes. There are three parts total with around 5 chapters in each.

EDIT: The final part is DLC.

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#29 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

HEADBUTT FROM HELL. PRESS RT TO BUUUUUUUUUUUURST.

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#30 Posted by Bane122 (964 posts) -

@MariachiMacabre said:

Fuuuuuck, I want this game to hit $20 soon.

Newegg has pretty continuously had the game for $20 or less for like 3 months now.

I hope I'm as cool as the OP someday. Without them I'd never know I only like (though non-genuinely so I guess I don't like it?) the game ironically because I'm a hipster.

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#31 Edited by austinmiller (154 posts) -

Just bought it today for the xbox. Amazon has it on sale for 18 bucks. Amazon

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#32 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@Bane122 said:

I hope I'm as cool as the OP someday. Without them I'd never know I only like (though non-genuinely so I guess I don't like it?) the game ironically because I'm a hipster.

Well, that seems to be the general sentiment. You can joke if you want, but I bet that is a reason some people do like this game.

I think the story is super interesting thus far now I'm in Chapter 7.

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#33 Posted by MachoFantastico (6285 posts) -

Interested to know how people feel about this game. Played through it after the Bombcast crew praised it so highly, and to be entirely honest thought it was one of the most boring experiences of the year. Keep wondering if I missed a point of the experience.

I think a lot of it came down to all that epic crap happening without me having earned any of it... if that makes sense.

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#34 Posted by geirr (3309 posts) -

Sounds fun! Now if only PC releases happened.

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#35 Posted by Napalm (9230 posts) -

@TrueEnglishGent said:

Interested to know how people feel about this game. Played through it after the Bombcast crew praised it so highly, and to be entirely honest thought it was one of the most boring experiences of the year. Keep wondering if I missed a point of the experience.

I think a lot of it came down to all that epic crap happening without me having earned any of it... if that makes sense.

Yeah, I think that's a big part of it. Most of it is just scale and craziness for the sake of it. I mean, yeah, I suppose it's earned because he's trying to save his daughter, but the moment-to-moment craziness isn't really earned. One thing I do enjoy is there's way more third-person combat than I expected, so that's definitely offset a lot of my assumed problems with this game that I had before I started playing it. I thought it would just be QTE after QTE, but the gameplay is pretty good and I think it works to the game's benefit.

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#36 Posted by Ravenlight (8057 posts) -

@Napalm said:

@Pr1mus said:

Do you get to punch it?

What don't you punch in this game?

Someone should demake Asura's Wrath into an adventure game where the only interaction is Punch.

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#37 Posted by Quarters (2592 posts) -

@Napalm: Yeah, that's definitely the highlight of Part 1. I just like the other parts better because the story and characters get stronger. There's still some crazy stuff, but it relies on it less later on.

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