Total Control Ep 66: We Bravely Default Through Changes

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

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Welcome to episode 65 of Total Control, oprainfall’s official podcast. Recorded on Feb. 24, join Azario Lopez, Steve Baltimore, Joe Sigadel, Leif Conti-Groome and Tom Tollios as they discuss recent changes to the long awaited Bravely Second. Also discussed, did Street Fighter V stay true to their inclusive promises? Games discussed on this episode, Return to Popolocrois a Story of Seasons Fairytale, The Witch and the Hundred Knight Revival Edition and Digimon Cyber Sleuth.

The intro to Total Control was made by Anime Chris.

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  • William Haderlie

    I consider Street Fighter V the Dota 2 of fighting games. I accept that casuals aren’t going to like it. But it’s what I wanted, and it’s what a lot of tournament players wanted. Capcom may end up disappointed by the casual sales, but they won’t be disappointed by the tournament scene. I am fine with them not making a fighter for the casual crowd that only ever wanted to play the game for a couple weeks anyway, instead of the years that the hardcore crowd wants to play it.

    • William Haderlie

      But, to be clear. I agree that the strategy will probably cost them sales in the short term. In the mean time, the huge crowd of players (over 3000 already) playing it at Evo will be a good time to watch.

    • Mr0303

      You can’t make decent sales and build a fanbase by relying only on the hardcore crowd. Chances are these people were already into Street Fighter and are tournament oriented.

      If there is enough content to keep a casual player intrigued he may eventually want to put in the time to get better.

      The way I see it is what is currently being released is unacceptable for the price tag of 60$. I understand that SFV needed to be at EVO, but they had to at least cut the price. The bad PR from the initial launch may hurt them in the long run.

    • William Haderlie

      If they planned on making the content updates through the year only payable, than I would agree that they should have dropped the price to $40. But since it’s earnable with pure gameplay, I agree with their price structure. It would have been nice to have an arcade mode in the release game, but frankly I only play that for a couple days. After that it’s online play and training mode. And almost everyone in my circle of friends plays fighting games that same way as well. I know most people are different, but this just isn’t something that I’m bothered by or they are bothered by. We all love Street Fighter V a lot more than Mortal Kombat XL. Because for us, fighting mechanics trump content, no matter how much you have.

    • Mr0303

      The thing is that you and your circle of friends are already Street Fighter fans and would’ve bought the game anyway.

      A casual player currently has little justification to put in the time and effort to grind towards the extra content. Why should they care about these characters, especially the new ones like Laura, Fang and Necalli? They are not unlocking anything at the moment – just collecting fight money for a possible future release. What happens if Capcom goes bankrupt tomorrow? The game will just be that initial release.

      I’m not saying you can’t like SFV, just that the criticisms towards it are not unfounded.

    • William Haderlie

      I would never say the criticism is unfounded. Just that I disagree with it. Only providing my counter view is all. Both views are equally valid, just applied to different people is all.

  • Mr0303

    That was a great discussion about censorship and I completely agree with the conclusion. The market is so diverse and expansive that the hardcore niche gamers should support games that deserve our money and apply consumer friendly practices.

  • XZ

    Outright, fuck the hardcore offendatron contingent who complains. Don’t fucking apologize for them. Those hardcore offended people were never going to buy the games in the first place, and just want to complain.

    • XZ

      The localization group for Bravely Second is localized by the same group who localized Default; Binari Sonori.

  • Zeroroute

    I love how candid this is

  • tBanzai

    Fuck NoA so hard.

  • ShinMegamiSensei

    Really dissapointed about SFV considering how much characters and modes Smash 4, mkx, and even Naruto games come with. As for Bravely Second, it sucks what they did, so will probably get it used.

  • razisgosu

    Fuck Nintendo. They’re such shit. I’m done supporting their first party censored bullcrap.