Total Control Ep 72: Hey Bandai Namco, NA Likes Physical Vita Games Too!

Monday, May 9th, 2016

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First off, sorry for the late upload we had FTP issues, so I brought the podcast to Libsyn.

Thank you for you patience 🙂

– Azario Lopez

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Welcome to episode 72 of Total Control, oprainfall’s official podcast. Recorded on May 5, join Azario Lopez, Leif Conti-Groome, and Anime Chris as they talk about getting DDos and the new Persona 5 trailer, as well as, Bandai Namco removing some blood from the localized release of God Eater: Resurrection and why North America seem to be the only region not receiving a Physical Vita Release. Also discussed, Bullet Girls 2, Final Fantasy IV, Stranger of Sword City, and Re: Langrisser.

The intro to Total Control was made by Anime Chris.

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  • JGuill

    Let’s see games that made you about a 1st party Nintendo game: Elite Beat Agents. Such a funny/ridiculous/over-the-top game but then you get to the Christmas level and it drops this bomb on you:

    • I totally forgot about that level… oh man I need to play EBA again.

    • KissDisqus

      This and the ouendan games are the only ones where I bothered with the higher difficulties.

    • JGuill

      The higher difficulties were the right way to play the game! It’s funny because I found them easier than the ‘easy’ modes. What I would do for an Ouendan 3….

  • Mr0303

    I can relate to the Stranger of Sword City woes. The game seems unnecessarily brutal. Monsters that can one shot your characters in the first dungeon? Only being able to save at the base? Rare loot can escape? Limited number of lives on your characters? Each dungeon visit not earning enough money to buy a health potion? I really like the art and the premise, but I kind of feel that I’m forcing myself to play it.

    In regards to the God Eater situation – people are sick and tired of censorship and seeing something like this raises red flags and questions. If they censored the blood, then what else could be changed? I do enjoy the series, but right now I’m taking the wait and see approach.

    • azariosays

      I’m pretty much doing the same. I hope they don’t change the cutscenes. Our staff member Justin is writing a hands on impressions for it and addresses this. I’m eager to read it.

    • I’ve gotten to late game SoSC and there are enemies that cast spells that kill your characters instantly. It becomes more of a start/restart situation. I think there’s an end in sight… I think…

    • Mr0303

      That’s pretty brutal. I’m currently traversing the second dungeon and an unfriendly band of Orcs are basically chanting “GRIND! GRIND GRIND” near my objective. I think I’ll need to level up before dealing with them, but it is getting somewhat annoying. I’d rather have bigger dungeons with a more natural progression.

    • j0eeyy_p

      They censored references to smoking in the opening traler, for a start. Go look up Censored Gaming.

    • Mr0303

      Yeah, I saw that. I think it was due to some stupid US law that prohibits smoking in ads.

  • Wolfe

    The whole, ‘If the game is good, I don’t care.’ approach doesn’t work for many of us. The game is the sum total of its parts, including the art assets that are altered or removed for the sake of appeasing some committee of non-gamer suits. Give us the complete product, not the neutered one.