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Editorial RPG Codex Report: Tokyo Game Show 2016

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by felipepepe, Nov 12, 2016.

  1. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Tags: Japan; TGS; Tokyo Game Show

    It was a dark and stormy night when I saw the Tokyo Game Show 2016 poster and thought - "Hey, I live in Tokyo now, I could go there! Ugh, but I hate waiting in lines and paying for stuff..."

    A few weeks later, on September 16, I was disembarking at the Kaihin-Makuhari Station, ready to face TGS' Business Day as a reporter for the prestigious RPG Codex.

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    This is the (kinda extremely late) report of that fateful day...

    Read the full article: RPG Codex Report: Tokyo Game Show 2016
     
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  2. Delterius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The Anime Conspiracy is real. Share this post before it gets redacted.

    VALKYRIA IS NOT TB ANYMORE? When did this happen??
     
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    I KNOW, RITE? I was like "oh cool, the new VC.... WHY IS HE MOVING IN RT?!!!1"
     
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    What the fuck Felipe, how did you get there?
     
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  7. Marten Broadcloak Learned

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    We demand to see one of the prestigious Codex business cards.
     
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  8. felipepepe Prestigious Gentleman Codex's Heretic Patron

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    Is the one from the contest, with some slight changes to fit more info:

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  9. Marten Broadcloak Learned

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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Bubbles In Memoria A Beautifully Desolate Campaign
    :excellent:
     
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  10. Jrpgfan Learned

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    So they're basically turning VC into a Musou game? :decline:
     
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  11. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    So, this was basically a shit show where you were ignored? Good to know.
     
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    The link to Berserk video is wrong, there is additional "http" string.

    BTW, if anyone's interested why Japanese like such shitty RPGs like Dragon Quest or Final Fantasy and they're not interested in such gems like Fallout, Arcanum or Age of Decadence here's a video that might answer your questions (go to 24th minute):



    It's fragment of a program "Cool Japan" broadcast by NHK where they talk about cool Japanese things (like sushi, ramen, toilets, shinkansen, japanese housewives, etc.). The really funny part starts when the foreign guests talk about RPGs, nigger for example says that he likes to be guided because when there's too much freedom he doesn't know what to do. But there are more gems like that. Felipepepe, you should find some Japanese wife and get into the program.
     
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    Where are the booth girls

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    You should've dik-bullied some booth girl bad possi, why didn't you? You some kinda shitskin tribal? 100% white or bust, git gud faget!
     
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  16. jungl Learned

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    Dragon quest franchise is the most boring jrpg and rpg franchise in general. All the games are literally the same there is zero innovation with each new game in the series. Its more fun watching paint dry.
     
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    From my time here, I'm believing more and more it was mostly a matter of hardware... Yeah, artstyle counts, but they really don't give a fuck for PC games, but now seem to be embracing western multi-plat games more and more...

    I mean, both Battlefield One and Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare topped the charts on their release weeks with +100k copies! Uncharted 4 sold 230k, Fallout 4 sold 120k, Twitcher 3 sold 67k and DA:I sold 40k on their respective release weeks... For comparison, a ultra-hyped games like Persona 5 pulls 300k on first week, while World of Final Fantasy sold 100k and Berserk Musou sold 38k.

    Yeah, Japan has more people buying Call of Duty and Battlefield on the first week than World of Final Fantasy. That's crazy. Still, D:OS for the PS4 sold only 6k on the first week, and Wasteland 2: DC didn't even chart. Shame we don't know long-term sales.
     
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    Why the report is so short: He left out all the (VR) fondling he did.
     
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    Can't blame him for that.
     
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    Actually I couldn't do any VR fondling, because some perverted jap grouped that doll so hard on Thursday it was broken by the time arrived on Friday. :cry:
     
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    Interesting take, thanks, felipepepe
    Although.
    The Japanese can do exclusive shits like these because they are, ultimately, in a land area the size of a US state, with very advanced transport networks. Basically, casual visitors can get there with a single train ride. So the casual overnumber the pros.
    USA or Europe rely too much on pros getting there on their business expense for the actual reporting. If they do same things like the Japs, who would have enough money to move to several events across the continent?
     
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    So Booth girls are all VR nowadays?
     
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    Thanks for the write-up since you sound like you won't necessarily go again.
     
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  24. ghostdog Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Where's the report about the VNs and h-games? This is the true japanese PC gaming!
     
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  25. Make America Great Again Humanity has risen! Arcane Patron Repressed Homosexual

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    It's obvious you were wasting your time there. AAA gaming has almost completely collapsed in Japan, most of it replaced by free to play mobile games with micro transactions.

    There are still many developers making solid portable games worth playing, filled with lolis in order to sell figurines and expensive limited editions so the venture is profitable, but those small developers would never have any money to pay for a booth, even a small one, in the city with the most expensive real estate in the entire world.

    I don't understand what you expected to find.
     
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