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Video Games / Re: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
« on: September 13, 2018, 09:13:30 AM »
So thanks to the TGS trailer (and my japanese colleague) we now know that the mysterious second sword of Sekiro is called Fushikiri/ふしきり or Fushigiri/ふしぎり which can be translate by ''Undead Slayer''.
Otherwise...Blood smoke technique, a Spear (prosthetic weapon), a glimpse at the Corrupted Monk and other bosses and... wall jumping obviously.

Vaativadya take on it

Video Games / Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:49:47 PM »
Let's continue our discussion in this thread. Here's a Story breakdown by Vaatividya.

Video Games / Re: Bloodborne
« on: June 19, 2018, 12:38:40 PM »
Also, I started leveling Skill and upgrading the Cane and Saw Spear to great effect; made Goscoigne much simpler and I can pretty much manage, if not melt, mobs with the whip already. Just as effective bitch smacking back big bads before they can get me in range.

I love that cane\whip. It was my third favorite weapon, even in the Old Hunters dlc. Second was the Chikage paired with the Blades of Mercy which was my favorite weapon in the entire game.

What do you think of the level design so far ?

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 17, 2018, 09:32:16 PM »
Really? I did get the impression from the trailer that you'd maybe be a new character with some Oni powers of their own, which would be a good addition. William didn't do much for me anyway.

Actually, it is now official that players will make their own character in Nioh 2. That being said, our protagonist can still have that name or be an interpretation of him. And ...there's that funny fact :

Quote from:  Wikipedia
Hattori Hanzō would later earn the nickname Oni no Hanzō (鬼の半蔵, Demon Hanzō:void:

It'd be hilarious if Sekiro and Nioh ended up featuring the same main character.

Simply because, well, logically, a lot us us assume that Fromsoft would easily win... i would like to see that duel :beast: :ubik:

In any case, players are the real winners  :serpico:

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 17, 2018, 11:06:27 AM »
So Sekiro is actually a prequel to Nioh. :carcus:

And it's highly possible that Nioh 2 is actually going for the same era, the exact same characters :ganishka:

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:18:35 PM »
Miyazaki interview with usgamer and famitsu.

In a IGN live interview, the producer and translator introduced the hero by saying exactly :We're calling him the Shinobi, for now. He's sworn to protect a character we call the Young Lord. He's about a 10 years old boy and there is something really special about that boy.

So after some readings... if it's set during the late 1500, during Sengoku, this Shinobi could be a interpretation of Hattori Oni Hanzo. With or whitout even naming him basically.

Quote from: Wikipedia
Hattori Hanzō (服部 半蔵, ~1542[1] – November 4, 1596), also known as Hattori Masanari or Hattori Masashige (服部 正成), was a famous samurai of the Sengoku era, credited with saving the life of Tokugawa Ieyasu and then helping him to become the ruler of united Japan.Today, he is often a subject of varied portrayal in modern popular culture.

Talking about Tokugawa Ieyasu :

Quote from: Wikipedia
He was said to have a close friendship with his vassal Hattori Hanzō.

Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 16, 2018, 06:31:38 PM »
Ikiru in the bottom half? :azan:

Again, this is my order of preference, not so much about quality. What's your personal ranking (via PM or in a dedicated thread i guess) ? :void:

Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 16, 2018, 05:51:41 PM »
ryOtoha, the point, at least mine, is that Sucker Punch studio is not necessarily to game making what Akira Kurasawa is to film making

Personally, i don't expect Ghost to be for video games what any AK work is still to this day to films. That's near impossible.

therefore such comparisons are largely meaningless or superficial at best (and hugely favorable to Ghost of Tsushima of course =).

Agreed  :serpico: Let's say that i'm pretty nerdy when it comes to Films and especially Kurosawa  :iva:

For those interested, here's his 30 films ranked, according to my appreciation.

They could be directly adapting Seven Samurai into a video game and it wouldn't mean the game is of the quality of Seven Samurai or Akira Kurasawa. So while these homages are cool, it doesn't really tell me if the game will ultimately do them justice.

Beyond the obvious references, the use of wind and water as symbolism shows that Sucker Punch understands the themes and essence of Kurosawa's oeuvre, and they strive to use it in their art direction. And for that specific reason, it seems very promising to me :guts:

Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 15, 2018, 09:54:14 PM »
That game does look gorgeous, but whether it's "close to an Akira Kurosawa movie" remains to be seen. Pretty lofty expectation!

At least there's two clear reference to Kurosawa at the beginning of the demo :

1 - Seven Samurai : the flag appearing at the hilltop
2 - Sanjuro : the one shot kill (which is a well timed charge attack) when Jin face the Mongols

Can't wait to find other classic references such as Harakiri (Kobayashi), The Sword of Doom (Okamoto), 13 Assassins (1963 and 2010) ect.

Video Games / Re: E3 2018 Reactions
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:26:30 PM »
In order of interest :

Sekiro :Shadows Die Twice
Death Stranding
Ghost of Tsushima
Resident Evil 2
Cyberpunk 2077
The Last of Us Part II
Metro Exodus
Devil May Cry 5
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Daemon X Machina
Babylon's Fall

The games i still waiting to get some kind of update. Probably hapenning during TGS for the first two and at the next PAXW in august for the others :

Aegis Rim : 13 sentinels
Left Alive
The Messenger
Cyber Shadow

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 11, 2018, 11:35:29 PM »
Wow, I had no idea there was a video game made after Dororo, but I guess I should've expected it. There's a plethora of samurai chronicles and stories they could've taken inspiration from when creating the game. Let's hope they did a good job at it.

Of course, there's many influences from different medium. Dororo is so cool though :serpico:

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls
« on: June 11, 2018, 12:54:38 PM »
Very very happy about Sekiro. Also very reminiscent of Osamu Tezuka's Dororo and 2004 Sega PS2 adaptation :

Blood Will Tell (OLD TRAILER)

Hyakkimaru chara design in the game :

Video Games / Re: Dark Souls III
« on: September 28, 2016, 03:25:33 PM »
Back in march,

Quote from: Vice reporter
I've the perfect chance to pitch some Dark Souls III DLC, relating to a game from his own past. Imagine, if you will, your avatar in gleaming armour, great sword in hand, so many enemies slain – and then taking that character into a gigantic, mechanised version of Demon's Souls' Tower Knight and taking on White Glint. Yep, I'm talking about a Souls-Armored Core crossover.
Miyazaki laughs, of course, before answering:

Quote from: Miyazaki
"We actually released a Dreamcast game pretty similar to that concept, named Frame Gride. It's a mix of fantasy and mecha genres, both of which I love working on. I'd love to work on a game that evokes the same themes as anime series like Aura Battler Dunbine and The Vision of Escaflowne, but it would be incredibly difficult to do so. I want to work on a game like that, but other people at FromSoftware would think that would be an impossible idea."


Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 3
« on: July 16, 2016, 03:41:50 PM »
Can't wait for a making-of though. I want a glimpse inside this inconsistent and amateurish production.

Creation Station / Re: Berserk tabletop game miniatures
« on: July 11, 2016, 03:38:24 PM »
That's impressive ! Keep us updated and keep up the good work !  :serpico:

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Happy Birthday, Kentarou Miura
« on: July 11, 2016, 12:48:55 PM »
Happy Birthday to Miura-sama who reach the golden age. Take care.

Berserk Miscellaneous / Re: Berserk Musou (PS3, PS4, PC)
« on: July 05, 2016, 03:58:54 PM »
I honestly didn't expect to play as any of the Falcons other than the big three.

I'm also very pleased but no so surprise because Musou games are also well known for their extensive roster.

My only fear is that this confirms that they're spending a decent chunk of time in the Golden Age, when I feel like the biggest potential for this game is the later arcs (namely, apostles...).

Unlike the later arcs, if we got different animated interpretations, we never got to played it. I think that's why i'm actually more excited to play through this chunk of the game.

I'm wondering if the content is gonna be available in a chronological order and so you have to complete a mission to unlock the next.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 02, 2016, 02:41:44 PM »
I feel like they're depicting Kenshiro (from Hokuto no Ken) instead of Guts. In Japanese, there's a word pronounced "fukashi". It's typically used for a man who does everything in an overly dramatic fashion, which is not how Guts is at all.

Didn't think of Kenshiro but totally sharing the sentiment. The cliche soundtrack/bgms adds another layer to it  :schierke:

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 08:47:30 PM »
People who say wether or not this animation is good is a matter of opinion is what annoys me the most when talking about this adaptation, and no amount of actual animation and artistic flaws presented as dare I say it FACT can change the fact that to them we are whiners that should be grateful we are given anything at all. Well I'll be the first to say that sometimes less is more

If somebody profundly loves and respects the work of an artist, well, he knows that the source material is complete in itself. All the rest is either a well or badly designed tie-in product.

Anime Asylum / Re: 2016 Berserk TV series: Episode 1
« on: July 01, 2016, 07:02:56 PM »
I'm not upset, just sad for Miura and all the people involved in this inconsistent, dated, amateur, low budget, poor taste, pathetic adaptation. They even have a really hard time depicting they own vision of what Berserk is. This is tragic.

It felt like those life situations when you're stuck in a very awkward and unpleasant position.

Current Episodes / Re: Episode 344
« on: June 29, 2016, 07:11:12 PM »
Really like the way things mirrors themselves in the serie. I'm already waiting for another attack just in front of the treehouse and maybe a duel.

Podcast / Re: Skullknight.NET Podcast: Episode 76
« on: June 29, 2016, 06:50:54 PM »
I wasn't sure who Aaz meant since I'm only nominally familiar with Saint Seiya.

In the last arc of Saint seiya we learned (it's actually more a confirmation) that this century old master was in fact a disguise for Dōko the legendary badass warrior

So yeah :ganishka:

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