Page 2 of 7

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 4:33 pm
by shymel94
From what I've seen, the game looks nice, but I would very much appreciate a demo to see if I really like it.

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 9:41 am
by XCronoX
Anyone have an idea of roughly when the pre-order for this will be put up?

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 1:28 pm
by Ryo_Suzuki
XCronoX wrote:Anyone idea of roughly when the pre-order for this will be put up?

You can pre-order it on Amazon. :)

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:55 pm
by XCronoX
Oops forgot some words in my last post I fixed it, any how was hoping to pre-order and pay for it earlier today when I went to Gamestop to pick up my copy of Bayonetta and also put pre-orders in ahh well maybe by my next trip to Gamestop next month it'll be ready for pre-order then.

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 9:09 pm
by Tyranid5
Personally February isn't really the best month for this release. I mean PS3 has the improved Star Ocean, White Knight Chronicles, Bioshock 2, and Dante's Inferno. The hype from this game is kind of being taken away.

I like how the game looks, and I want to pick up a copy. Honestly though I want NIS to show us more of anything about this game. I love RPGs, but we know a lot about Star Ocean and White Knight, and not so much about Last Rebellion.

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:47 pm
by Lyner Barfless
If there's curiosity, I can try to field a few questions. No asking for personal opinions and stuff like that, but if you're unclear about something, I'll try to answer...!

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 8:09 am
by LastFootnote
OK. Let me think of a few questions that fit those criteria.

1. Can you give us a detailed summary of the actual gameplay? I've heard it's now an Action RPG rather than a turn-based one. Either way, what differentiates it from other games in its genre? All the website tells us right now is that we can switch between two characters with different abilities. What are those abilities and how do they translate to enjoyable gameplay? I understand that you can't give your opinion, but what aspects of the game are the developers hoping that players will find fun?

2. What is NIS's level of involvement in this game's development? We've seen other Hit Maker titles with NIS's name tacked to them before and they have a track record of being very mediocre. Conversely, titles developed by NIS alone are generally high quality. Is an NIS team actually working on this game or is NIS just publishing it in Japan? If they are working on it, what aspects are they working on?

3. Approximately how long will it take to beat the game (Just to get to the end credits)? How long to complete everything in the game (Including all side-quests)?

4. What's the MSRP?

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:01 pm
by ReinHime
I want to know if the game is really story heavy, or if it is the type of game that is more focused on game play? It looks story driven, but looks have been deceiving before...

Also, is there any chance of us getting more game footage before the release date? Or a demo, but I know that is extreme wishful thinking.

Will the game have a Japanese voice track on it?

Will we feel a strong influence of either studios past works while playing? If so what games is it comparable to, and if not what are the key differences that make it unique?

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 9:32 pm
by perrandy
very good questions from the last two posters. i hope we all get the responses that we are seeking for.i will add a few questions myself...are there towns in the game? can you purchase your armour at shops and will your character change accordingly? are we gonna get any freebies or extras with the game?? is the game going to have dlc? will you be able to heal by either items or magic? are we gonna have full spoken english dialogue?

thats all for now.like i said i hope we get answers about this game because i find it quite interesting that there is NOT alot of "buzz" about the game from nisa themselves.

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:04 pm
by Lyner Barfless
Sorry for the late reply. I've been way over my head in [undisclosed projects X & Y]. Let's see if I can keep this post organized enough to respond... because while this game is coming out at a pretty saturated time, I think it deserves a little attention like every other game.

LastFootnote wrote:1. Can you give us a detailed summary of the actual gameplay? I've heard it's now an Action RPG rather than a turn-based one. Either way, what differentiates it from other games in its genre? All the website tells us right now is that we can switch between two characters with different abilities. What are those abilities and how do they translate to enjoyable gameplay? I understand that you can't give your opinion, but what aspects of the game are the developers hoping that players will find fun?


I don't know how this misinformation keeps spreading, but it's a very traditional turn-based RPG. The initial concept was to make it an A-RPG, but it was decided to keep it old school, as the trendy kids say. It harkens back to such traditional ways that our testers actually have pens and paper to jot down notes on tackling enemies.

That kind of differentiates it, but also, fights are kinda like a game of Sudoku. You have to target body parts in a certain order to deal massive damage (again, as those trendy kids would say) and get chunks of bonus experience. The numbers fill in as you guess them right, and I think that's a pretty fun mechanic.

The two characters do have different abilities, but you can set them as you see fit. Nine is clearly more suited to dishing out physical damage, so why not allocate buff/debuff spells to him, while assigning more black-style magics to Aisha? It's pretty open and customizable like that, which, again, appeals to my tastes.

I can't speak on behalf of the developers, but those are the points that stuck out to me. If you like more classic-style RPG gameplay, it might scratch that itch.

I also can't comment on Q #2 or #3, but because the cast of characters is so small, it's not a gigantic, epic game spanning 100's of hours.

LastFootnote wrote:4. What's the MSRP?

I probably shouldn't try to answer that, in case I'm wrong.

ReinHime wrote:I want to know if the game is really story heavy, or if it is the type of game that is more focused on game play? It looks story driven, but looks have been deceiving before...

Honestly, it's about even. I guess it depends if you're a completionist and like grinding.
ReinHime wrote:Also, is there any chance of us getting more game footage before the release date? Or a demo, but I know that is extreme wishful thinking.

I don't know. I haven't heard anything regarding either.
ReinHime wrote:Will the game have a Japanese voice track on it?

Actually, as far as I know, there's no Japanese voice track, period. The game was designed for the West, so I believe all the voices are in English in both versions.
ReinHime wrote:Will we feel a strong influence of either studios past works while playing? If so what games is it comparable to, and if not what are the key differences that make it unique?

It's got a pretty morose and somber vibe to it. If I could compare it, thematically, to any other game from NIS and HitMaker's library, I'd say it harmonizes with Dragoneer's Aria. The designs are reminiscent, the music is vaguely similar, and it just has that... feel to it. Hard to explain.

perrandy wrote:very good questions from the last two posters. i hope we all get the responses that we are seeking for.i will add a few questions myself...are there towns in the game? can you purchase your armour at shops and will your character change accordingly?

Nope to both; it's sort of dungeon-crawly in that respect. You've got to manage your inventory pretty carefully, or you might get into some tight spots.
perrandy wrote:are we gonna get any freebies or extras with the game??

Dunno. That's up to Rosenqueen.
perrandy wrote:is the game going to have dlc?

I don't know that either.
perrandy wrote:will you be able to heal by either items or magic?

Yep. Also, based on who you're using on the field map, you'll slowly recover your HP or MP.
perrandy wrote:are we gonna have full spoken english dialogue?

Yep. The only unvoiced lines are delivered by some tutorial-esque NPCs.

I hope this helped you guys, and I hope I won't get in trouble :oops:

Thanks for your curiosity!

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:23 am
by Prinny
Cool. I really didn't know much about the game, but after that post I'm a lot more interested :3~

Thanks ;D

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:36 pm
by LastFootnote
Agreed. Thanks for the answers. I'm much more likely to check it out now. Due to Hit Maker's record, I'll still check out reviews rather than buying it on day one, but this info put Last Rebellion on my radar.

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:22 pm
by finalstar2007
Cant wait for this game, day 1 buy for me

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 7:27 pm
by perrandy
thank you lyner barfless for your answers to our questions.i apreciate it ! :D

Re: Is anyone looking forward to this game?

Posted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:08 pm
by Yukito
I mean this in all due respect, and honestly, joined just to say this, to you, NISA, and well, pretty much everyone out there as RPG makers.

I don't get exactly why companies tend to think that since it is to be released in the west, that having no eastern options would be more appealing to us. Most of the JRPG fans are, in fact, Anime fans, and fans of the Japanese audio, language, and media all around. Adding the voice option to a game, I don't see how it would ever hurt sales of a game (Unless it was strictly sub only). There are many RPG fans who love English voices, but I want to say, there are just about an equal amount who love Japanese voices and use them just as much. When WKC was called for no Japanese audio, alot of people got riled up over it......heck, if you saw the PS blog, a goo amount of people, as stupid as it might sound, even claimed they were not going to buy it, PARTIALLY, (But not completely), for the fact that there was no Japanese audio.

I think, if NISA wants to make more money off of this game, to tend to all the people with the voice overs, if there is space on the disc. I will say right now, it will not effect my sale, seeing how I have this preordered, and am omitting a FF13 sale, but Japanese audio would make me even more pleased with it. If there is space on the disc, I think it would be a completely, again, in all due respect, stupid idea, to omit it.

I hope you guys, if any of the heads take a look at this, consider it. Nowadays, too many want Japanese audio, that it is just a bad, bad move to let it go without for "No" reason whatsoever.

Thank you. :)