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Scalebound [PlatinumGames, Action-RPG, Non-linear, XBox One]

Discussion in 'RPG Discussion' started by Squirrel Emperor, Aug 6, 2015.

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  1. AnGer-dono

    AnGer-dono ShinRa SOLDIER

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    Platinum Games has a lot going on right now with their involvement in other games such as Nier Automata, Star Fox Zero and that new Ninja Turtles game. I didn't expect Scalebound to make it in 2016.
     
  2. Shin Kazama

    Shin Kazama ShinRa SOLDIER UFFSite Veteran

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    Meh. The delay doesn't bother me. I'm very excited for the gameplay and environments but the main character just looks so lame in my opinion. He's clearly designed to appeal specifically to a western audience, which is a big turn off for me personally. I'm a little worried that it's going to affect how I feel about the game as a whole. I will still buy the it, though I'm not sure if I'll ever really be able to get past that character design. I do love Platinum games, however, so I'll support it and just hope for some cool alternate outfits that hide his face or something I guess.
     
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  3. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Chocobo Knight

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    I've seen this complaint many times and honestly I don't understand it. I mean, I don't think it's a very good design but it's serviceable. If anything I'd say he's very similar (maybe a bit too much) to Nero from DMC4. So what is it about his design that makes it seem like it's specifically targeted at western audience?

    I also remember gaffers calling him "dudebro" a lot, which made even less sense to me and made me question my understanding of the term. :p
     
  4. Shin Kazama

    Shin Kazama ShinRa SOLDIER UFFSite Veteran

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    I wouldn't consider him dudebro. Dudebro's to me are charecters like RE5 Chris, and to an even further extent I guess I'd say Gears of War type characters. I actually am in the minority in liking Nero. I thought Nero was a wonderfully designed character and I was fine with his personality, too. The guy from Scalebound... hmm, it's actually kinda hard to describe. I feel like they might be going with a classic Dante or Nero type attitude but his looks don't really fit that imo. To me he just looks too plain I think. Just your areverage everyday white dude but with pre-mature white hair. Dante and Nero look cool with white hair, plus there's a reason for it. This guy just strikes me as my next door neighbor in his 20's who unfortunately went gray too early and looks a little too old for his age because of it, and acts less mature than his appearance suggests. lol, best I can do as far as describing what I dislike about it. But who knows, he could grow on me depending on how his character is written. However, from the videos that have been shown so far, I don't see that happening. I don't think it would hurt to give him a little more personality looks wise, though. The right arm is a good try in doing so, I guess, but it's also a tad bit too Nero. There are also the cheesy facial expressions:

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  5. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Chocobo Knight

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    The dudebro comment wasn't directed at you, it's just something I've seen a lot when people discussed him. Anyway, I see where you're coming from. He does look kinda generic, but I just don't think it's enough to say that he's designed to appeal to western audience. He still has white hair, demonic arm and those headphones, which aren't things that scream "western appeal" to me.
    I completely agree with cheesy expressions, though. And his personality seems quite annoying so far.
     
  6. Shin Kazama

    Shin Kazama ShinRa SOLDIER UFFSite Veteran

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    I know. I was just adding my two cents on why I don't see him as one anyway :)
     
  7. llazy77

    llazy77 Sphere Hunter

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  8. AnGer-dono

    AnGer-dono ShinRa SOLDIER

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    First sad gaming news of 2017: Scalebound's cancelled.

    -Tom Phillips on Eurogamer

    To sum it up, the game's been in trouble for the last few months and before the end of the year, MS pulled the plug. According to NeoGAF's Nirolak, Pt Games is in overall trouble since they don't have sufficient projects coming up to accomodate all the staff working on Scalebound.

    This... is devastating. I was honestly looking forward to this game and over the last couple of days seriously pondered getting an XBox One just for it (because I don't believe my PC could've taken it). Hope this gets picked up by a different publisher, but that won't ever happen.
     
  9. BladeRunner

    BladeRunner Chocobo Knight

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    Sad news. Even worse if it means larger trouble for Platinum.
     
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    Lulcielid Turk

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    The GemiKnight Red Wings Commander

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    Most unfortunate. This game looked quite promising.
     
  12. AnGer-dono

    AnGer-dono ShinRa SOLDIER

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    Hideki Kamiya took to Twitter this morning, said he'll keep working hard to make fun games. Here are the five tweets pertaining to the subject: 1 2 3 4 5. Glad to see he and also Jean-Pierre Kellams are doing fine.

    Also there's a (rather brief) statement by Pt Games CEO Kenichi Sato: Read it here.
     
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