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8-4 Play: 2/17/2017: SAMURAI SOULS

Nioh, Yakuza 0, Fire Emblem Heroes, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Expansion Pass, Valentine’s Day musings, Gabe Newell on VR, and more!

Every other week, tune into 8-4 Play for talk about video games, Japan, and Japanese video games, straight from the 8-4 offices in beautiful downtown Tokyo. Hosted by 1UP Japan's own Mark MacDonald, John Ricciardi, and Hiroko Minamoto.

Feb. 17 2017

Posted by: Brad

Episode Notes:

Time – Topic Discussed:

8:44 – Nioh

35:50 – Yakuza 0

41:08 – Fire Emblem Heroes, Pokemon Go, Granblue Fantasy

54:01 – Zelda Expansion Pass

1:00:20 – News: Gamecube Virtual Console, Splash! Magikarp, Splatoon 2 Preview, 1st Person SF2, Unreal 4 on Switch

1:05:15 – Freedom Bundle, Konami Profits

1:07:44 – Gabe Interview

1:09:18 – E3 Changes

1:12:50 – Closing Comments and nicknames

And now…a list of music used in our previous episode!

8-4 Play 2/3/2017: THE MARKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW

Intro: Yoshiaki Fujisawa – Fire Emblem (Tokyo Mirage Sessions ♯FE)

Break: Akiyuki Morimoto – Save Room (Resident Evil 7)

Ending: Devo – Whip it

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Finally a podcast with more Nioh talk!

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Edited By mmarsu • 

You guys know that you can check your time played by loading the save manually? Its also not a clone, it totally has its own identity. It does take many inspirations from it, but especially in regards to the combat it plays so different than any other "souls" game. Skipping all cutscenes.. wow? The story is dope as fuck.

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Also finishing it in 20 hours sounds to me like you rushed through it, maybe not bothering with the side missions? Just curious. I def feel when you go sword or duel kata's, and light armor you can play this similar to a Ninja Gaiden game, except for the verticality :).

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Can someone give me the spelling for the show they talk about at 5:40? It sounds interesting and I want to learn more.

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It's not Samurai Souls. Claiming it's Dark Souls is for people who haven't played it and are talking about it entirely from screenshots. It's just a really superficial way of looking at it. It's far closer to Diablo than it is to Dark Souls in terms of gameplay.

And saying its a 20 hour game is ridiculous. You are either exceptionally, exceptionally skilled, or you have skipped the entirety of the side content if you finish in that amount of time. I'm barely into the third area and I'm already at 20 hours.

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@lawgamer:

digitalpyramids.com's Patrick Klepek seems to disagree. I definitely wouldn't relate the Diablo gameplay to Nioh either. This is not a game where you mash the mouse button constantly. Sure it has loot but the combat is far more engaging (imo) than any Diablo or Diablo-like.

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Now that Nioh is a hit, I guess we won't be getting a new character action game like Ninja Gaiden from Team Ninja any time soon :(.

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@lawgamer said:

It's not Samurai Souls. Claiming it's Dark Souls is for people who haven't played it and are talking about it entirely from screenshots. It's just a really superficial way of looking at it. It's far closer to Diablo than it is to Dark Souls in terms of gameplay.

And saying its a 20 hour game is ridiculous. You are either exceptionally, exceptionally skilled, or you have skipped the entirety of the side content if you finish in that amount of time. I'm barely into the third area and I'm already at 20 hours.

and why would skipping the entirety of the side content not be understandable? I mean side content is by definition Side. And hell that opening music!! I had to turn my speakers down - some good old Japanese hard rock! Who was that?