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  1. 8 minutes ago, TadpoleSuperHero said:

    Exactly! They even put her INTO SMASH BROS without altering her design and style much, if at all. And how NIntendo encouraged Koei-Tecmo to go their own way with Hyrule Warriors (and that game gave us Cia, among other characters/costumes)

    (I just didn't think about Bayonetta bc I've never played her games)

    The only thing they changed was the removal of the F-Word (which is totally understandable, considering Sm4sh is a "for-all-ages" game).

  2. 3 minutes ago, TadpoleSuperHero said:

    This is Intelligent Systems. Nintendo is just the publisher. (kind of like how people say "because Nintendo" for games like Pokemon or Xenoblade... which are not developed by Nintendo. And look what Nintendo's allowed in all three Xenoblade games? They're more flexible than people think as publishers)

    Are we just going to overlook Bayonetta 2 in all of this? Platinum Games tried to make it more SFW to fit what they thought Nintendo's standards were, only to be met by a "make it more sexy/violent!". Because that did happen.

  3. 2 hours ago, DefyingFates said:

    @Mis Leaker, I know the leaks are over, but did your source say any of the characters filled the Lucina-archetype in this game (i.e. mysterious woman well informed of the plot)?

    Since when has there been a Lucina archetype? The only other character I can think of with the mysterious woman well informed of the plot description is Azura and that was just down to Fates's bad writing.

  4. 4 hours ago, Altrosa said:

    The problem is Japan views the mythos of the big three monotheistic religions much the way the Western world sees the mythos surrounding Greek and Roman pantheons.

    Evengelion is a prime example of Christian iconography being borrowed for "rule of cool"  (really that show is more about the mental trauma of the cast with the icons just being for swanky backdrop). I said in an earlier post that it's popular to base evil religious orders off of the Catholic church from how beautiful and gilded it appears on the outside, invoking a sense of awe and security.

    That very much sounds like the deal with Samael church here.

    The problem is that Western markets still have large groups that are deeply farmiliar with the real meaning of the mythos and iconography, so we end up with two audiences with wildly different interpretations. Samael, once I was corrected earlier after reading it as Samuel, is actually pretty clever, as he's not exactly a positive figure despite being of great power, so they can use all the visuals they want without causing great offense. He's also obscure enough that not all players will get the reference immediately, so it may not being a massive spoiler.


    But that's on grounds of this being real.


    Another Samael I've seen is one in Gnosticism. Also called "The Demiurge", he's an extremely arrogant (and arguably evil) being who created the universe, but (counter to his knowledge) is NOT the supreme being in his mythos (that honour goes to the Monad).

  5. 1 hour ago, saisymbolic said:

    I mean, truth is often times stranger than fiction. I'm still undecided about the legitimacy of this whole thing, though; there are things that sway me in both directions. If it's real, great - looks like I'll be getting a Switch for Christmas. If it's not real, oh well - at least we'll be getting a fan game based on it.

    If it is true, I really want to see and know more about Garland and Dracul's relationship. And also, damn finally, Halberdiers are making a return. Been asking forever for them to come back.



    They WERE in Warriors, but that doesn't really count.

  6. 1 hour ago, Dandy Druid said:

    True, they may not try anything too risky. Although I think Nina's obsession was meant to be "relatable" for fangirls.

    IntSys can't really be so stupid the think that the only female fans they have are Fujoshis. The only possible way that could have happened was a supposed employee at the company who pushed the Awakening-esque mechanics into Fates so she could bang her husbando. But even then, that turned out to be fake.

  7. 22 minutes ago, Atsushi Giovanna said:

    Oh fucking god no please dammit I hate that shit and now they bring it back for what?? Fuck it, I just hope the writing is good enough to not be too yaoi fanservicy. Which they are probably going to do anyway.

    The main problem with that was the characters they made available for the gay supports. Niles is a confirmed sadist, criminal and cold-blooded murderer, and Rhajat is a redux of one of the worst characters in FE (Seriously, Soleil is a fucking confirmed lesbian, and she only has male S-Supports, what's up with that?). The "Gay Fates" patch for Fates shows that Same-sex supports can be written well, even in Echoes, Leon was a really good character. All IntSys has to do is make an LGBT character who's personality goes beyond "I'm gay" or "I'm a Yandere stalker", and not go too deep into Yaoi/Yuri territory in the writing. It's so simple, they even got it right the last time.

  8. 2 hours ago, Von Ithipathachai said:

    Actually, no.  It's Samael, who is known in Judeo-Christian lore as a demon or an angel of death.


    http://megamitensei.wikia.com/wiki/Samael (shows his more dragonlike portrayal in the Megami Tensei series; I have a gut feeling that IS would use a similar portrayal if these leaks are real)

    Samael could also be referring to one of the names given to the Demiurge in Gnosticism (also called Yaldaboth): A being who, while he supposedly created the universe, he isn't the most powerful being (despite the best of his knowledge.) He's described at best: An arrogant prick no better than your average Greek god.

  9. The way things are going right now, I highly doubt we could be getting these games, but due to some of what has been mentioned sounding  genuinely good, I think someone should probably make it a real fangame, and I'll be that person. Here's the link if you're interested: 

    I will of course need help with the sound & graphics (and maybe the writing), but other than that, I can just pester @Lord Wolfram for help.

  10. Calling all spriters & sound designers! There have recently been a chain of supposed leaks about the upcoming 16th Fire Emblem game (Found here: 

    ) The legitimacy of these leaks are questionable at best, so I thought it could become a fangame, I however, am not particularly good at spriting, and I know nothing about sound design. So I require help in those departments. The game will be developed on FEXP.

  11. 9 minutes ago, Chconroy said:

    Okay, maybe we should calm down a bit. We're just talking about video games here, we don't need to go into issues of trust or "flaming" someone over these leaks.

    Guys, get over it. Even in the case that this fake, what does it matter? We at least got some interesting shit out of it. There should be NO REASON to crucify someone on the internet for making a fake leak. You're being as bad as the guys on Reddit.

  12. 2 minutes ago, Atsushi Giovanna said:

    We have the very right to flame the leaker, because she can be a troll and still pretend to be calm and continue to promote her fantasies by faking it as leak. Plus, she hasn't proven herself worthy of our trusts, so why should we? I'm staying on the side of negative against her until proven otherwise.

    That's not how that works, that's just extremely childish.

  13. 1 minute ago, The DanMan said:

    What was the question answered?

    But yeah, some specific gameplay details seem fishy. That's what I've been most skeptical of; the basic idea and stuff I find believable, but some of this sounds too outlandish. 

    Whether or not she's Australian, due to her posts being convenient to the average Australian, turns out she's from New Zealand.

  14. 2 minutes ago, Hawkatana said:

    Just when I thought we could catch a break... http://boards.4chan.org/v/thread/395525430Capture7.thumb.PNG.3346a21ebaef398fdfb1144a1fa0c7d3.PNG


    Okay, more Hawk Talks it seems:

    Plot: Eeeeeh... It's alright, but how much do you want to bet Samael is some kind of Dragon?

    Mangs fangasm: Okay, if your senpai is a bald Norwegian man who's bad at video games, sure... You do you I guess.

    Pronunciation: thought so.

    Classes: Yes! The Myrmidon & the Mercenary are in the same game! Also I get the feeling that the thing on the models sorta makes sense.

    Day/night cycle expansion:  +30?! That's a bit much.

    Cross-party Skirmish: I have no comments.

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