I have to wonder about people who project so many negative conspiracies into something so innocent and beloved. It makes me question the person, not the subject. Unless there is an ulterior political motive to go after Japanese goods and media, which is very likely. Makes me very worried for Japan's prospects of… » 9/29/14 1:15pm Yesterday 1:15pm

Sadly, some of the blame goes towards the gaming audience that didn't do a great job of supporting the Yakuza games that were localized. I mean, the sales just were frightfully low. I guess it didn't help that they had some odd censoring that turned some people off of the games. » 9/26/14 2:44am Friday 2:44am

I don't think Watamote was mean spirited. It's more that Tomoko's inner insecurities and daring bad luck keeps coming back to bite her ass. Momoka has less of a payback at times, but I think her asshole behavior is pretty funny. She's kind of like a less ambitious female Cartman. » 9/25/14 5:26pm Thursday 5:26pm

I think what some people don't understand is that items have their own strategy as well. Sure, the way items drop on the field of battle can be random, but that is no reason to say you can't get a strategic play element out of it. You can also block or reflect projectiles, you can evade slower/deadlier item attacks… » 9/25/14 5:21pm Thursday 5:21pm

But I really love it when features are unchained like this. It's just endless dark comedy. Though the mods will obviously clean up. But I sorta like it when things go to shit for big companies to be red faced about. Of course, any actually harmful stuff should be looked into though. » 9/23/14 5:24pm 9/23/14 5:24pm

Maybe they are going for a Dragon's Dogma style gameplay. It seems a lot of RPGs these days are taking cues from how Dragon's Dogma handled helper characters (pawn system). Lightning Returns was a solid experience though it was solitary/lonely as well. » 9/23/14 5:09pm 9/23/14 5:09pm