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    So Far, Titanfall Is Getting Thumbs Up from Japan.

    http://kotaku.com/so-far-titanfall-i...pan-1359751074

    Japan knows a good giant mecha when it sees one. And from the sound of it, the country's gamers are more than pleased with what they are seeing with Titanfall.


    Today is the first public day of the Tokyo Game Show and the first time that Respawn Entertainment has shown its mecha-filled FPS Titanfall in Asia.


    Japan is notoriously particular about mecha and mecha designs. There are years—no, decades—of manga, anime, and games with a long, proud history of innovative and amazing mecha and robot designs. There's a tradition here.

    Respawn's Abbie Heppe told Kotaku that the studio wasn't exactly sure what kind of reaction to expect from Japanese gamers. "That's why we brought it here," Heppe said. "It was a let's see."


    So far, the reaction from Japanese gamers has been overwhelmingly positive. Shortly after the show opened today at 10am, there was already a two hour plus wait.


    The line at TGS has reached well over a three hour wait, and gamers who got hands-on with the title have been chatting up the title on Twitter, calling the game "fucking fun" or "cool," expressing their desire to play the game, or even saying they were going to buy an Xbox One because Titanfall was that good.


    It shouldn't be surprising that Japanese gamers seem to be taking to Titanfall. The art style and the mecha design aren't Japanese per se; however, they are filled with clear, yet subtle Japanese influences.


    According to Heppe, Joel Emslie, one of Titanfall's artists, has been influenced by Masamune Shirow, the famed manga artist best known for Ghost in the Shell.

    But, as mentioned above, there are more obvious Japanese nods—they're subtle and smart. One of the in-game weapons manufacturers, for example, is a Japanese company. What's more, the Titanfall map demoed at TGS, for example, has a few cherry blossom trees dotting the landscape, which not only pay homage to the Japan and Japanese art, but give the map touches of lovely color. These elements also help Titanfall feel different from other brown or drab FPS games.


    "I got a really interesting interview question the other day from a Japanese journalist," said Heppe. The journalist apologized for being rude, but said that other Western-designed mecha are usually, ahem, "shitty," and wanted to know why the Western-designed mecha in Titanfall were so good.


    As Heppe noted, "I guess that's the greatest complement you could get—that Japan likes your mecha." And an even greater complement is that it's not just Japan.
    so the biggest game of next-gen by far, is going down well in Japan.

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    i wouldn't call it the biggest game by far. There is BF4 and COD after all that it has to compete with.

    However, i expected this to go down well in Japan (asia??). a high skill game similar to Counter Strike with MECHS in it!!! im surprised the line was only 3 hours!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    http://kotaku.com/so-far-titanfall-i...pan-1359751074



    so the biggest game of next-gen SO far, is going down well in Japan.
    FTFY and even that is still just a debateable opinion.

    Good for the game, lets see if it actually translate into sales of the HW (I doubt it)



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    Biggest game of next gen by far? LMAO!

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    Not surprised that they would like this title. It's gotta be those mechs that they are loving. Good for MS though. I still don't think it will help sell more consoles but it's a good start.

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    Japan does love mechs. Look at all the mech games that were on PS2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    so the biggest game of next-gen by far, is going down well in Japan.
    lol...

    Japan like mech games, one game won't make them switch their loyalties to an American company.
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    They have a love fest with Gundam over there so not really surprising. But this is an fps at heart so I'm not sure how well they will adopt it over there. Time will tell. Also biggest game of next gen...lol. I think Ghosts and BF4 would have something to say about that.




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    Gundam style

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    Well they're going to have to be interested in the console first

    http://kotaku.com/ps4-or-xbox-one-we...how-1360719713

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave-The-Rave View Post
    lol... Japan like mech games, one game won't make them switch their loyalties to an American company.
    Agreed. Xbox is a lost cause in Japan.

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    Hoping this brings back movement based skills and quick thinking reflexes to the FPS genre that has been sorely lacking this generation.

    Mind you I thought Brink would do the same and look how that turned out.
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    If Microsoft can just make another push in Japan, they could potentially break some ground after all these years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foraeli View Post
    If Microsoft can just make another push in Japan, they could potentially break some ground after all these years.
    Highly doubtful but possible. Sony faces an uphill battle themselves with PS4 vs handhelds and they are the home console.




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    Titanfall is in a league of it's own! Shame it's not a launch title.
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    It makes sense that the Japanese would like it. It has mechs in it. I did not know it wasn't a launch title. when does it come out?

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    I'd probably give it a thumbs up as well if I could get my hands on the game before launch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sufi View Post
    It makes sense that the Japanese would like it. It has mechs in it. I did not know it wasn't a launch title. when does it come out?
    April
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    Was probably my favourite game of E3. Not sure if it's right to say it's the biggest game but out of the big FPS i saw this one piqued the most interest for myself.

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    and now the biggest game of nextgen ads anothere award..



    Titanfall has taken home the "The Future award at Tokyo Game Show".
    https://twitter.com/Titanfallgame/st...764160/photo/1

    apparently not a lot (if any) of US games achieve this award.

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    Oh this makes me furious. How can you do that to us Xbox!? You were supposed to lay down and play dead!

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    The game is an award winning monster!
    Forza 5, Fifa 14, Battlefield 4 & Watchdogs - The Perfect Launch Line Up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yungstar 2006 View Post
    and now the biggest game of nextgen ads anothere award. .
    So no more game releases can compete with titanfall after it ships? Next gen DOA confirmed!!!

    You seriously need to take a step back and realize what you are saying. Youre trying to tell us that NO other games in the next 5-6 years will even come close to this... Sounds very trollish..

    My point still stands, the X1 will not sell much more than the 360 did. The 360 launched in Japan before the PS3 with a much lower price AND Jrpg which was lacking on PS3. Yet sony came in with "no games" and wiped the floor with it. You now seriously think that ONE game will sell it? Try to wrap this around your head for ONE second, MS may launch later in JPN than PS4 at a more expensive price and in a bigger shell. I highly doubt YOUR "biggest" game of nextgen will change the Japanese reality!!!


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    Who said he said it would be the biggest game for the next 5 years? You need to take a step back and realise he means out of games we know about now.

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