KH-Vids Podcast Episode #101: Gamescom 2015

Discussion in 'Community News & Projects' started by libregkd, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. libregkd -

    Sep 30, 2006
    Hello everyone, it's time for the KH-Vids Podcast!

    This week podcast hosts @libregkd and @Calxiyn, along with staff guest @Plums cover the happenings at the Gamescom expo that happening in Germany. We go through the companies that had a major presence at this year's Gamescom (Microsoft, EA, and Square Enix) before going into any other titles that were shown off that happened to pique our interests.

    Our user-submitted questions this week has us answering what a dinner date between two comic book icons would look like (courtesy of @Graxe) and @Nobodyslight allows us to speculate more about what could happen in Kingdom Hearts 3. We then turn to another thrilling edition of Table Topics where we think about our morality and global politics. Finally, for Community News, Cycle 3 of the User Awards has started so be sure to vote!

    Have thoughts of your own on Gamescom? Let us know in the comments!


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Discussion in 'Community News & Projects' started by libregkd, Aug 11, 2015.

    1. Amaury
      Where's Misty?

      Also, yay! A podcast on time!
    2. Nobodyslight
      I asked that question because roxas and ventus were and are my favorite characters( most likely due to the fact that I played days and recoded first) and I had always wondered why in 358 1/2 days why Axel never slipped and called Roxas ven. Then I wondered would Lea call Ben roxas in 3. I just hope that in the end, roxas somehow comes back and makes lea feel bad about making the same friend twice.
    3. Misty
      I wasn't able to appear on the podcast this week because I went on vacation! I'll be back for Episode #102.

      I did of course listen to this episode, and took notes while I did -- unfortunately the only paper I had nearby was post-it notes and went a little wild. I took a picture to share with you all. There's one missing in the photo.

      2015-08-15 21.12.10.jpg

      They blew around a little because I was also cleaning my desk at the time so these comments might be a little out of order.
      • I was on vacation so **** you guys
      • Regarding the similar worlds being shown in the Kingdom Hearts III trailer (Tangled & Mount Olympus), I think it's probably reflective of the early stages the game is in (especially considering that the trailer was likely put together well before its E3 showing). They could, and probably did, reuse assets between the two worlds.
      • Microsoft routinely fails to bring any surprise or excitement to their conferences. They've improved substantially over their XBONE reveal (which is when I started watching conferences, can't speak for them before that), but there's still not the thrill and wonder of a Sony conference.
      • I'm excited for Battlefront simply because it's Star Wars. Nothing about it, specifically, as Battlefront 3, wows me, other than the graphics I guess.
      • I'm with Cal on the expansion pack thing. Sims is the only franchise that can somehow use this model and, like Nick and Cal said, there's so much missing from vanilla Sims 4. Create-a-Style not being there is a crime on par with human trafficking.
      • I wasn't expecting Mass Effect: Andromeda at Gamescom but it's still strange to me that EA has been so quiet on it. I guess there's always N7 Day in the next few months.
      • FFXV is a ****ing joke.
      • Versus XIII is dead. There was a comment made by I think Tabata that XV added a lot about family and friendship which, based on the trailers they've shown and the demo, is now the major focus of the game.
      • Their entire approach to FFXV has been fan feedback in a really bad way. "You want airships? Sure, what the hell, throw it in!" It's so late to be still adding things to the list, as Nick and Cal said. Showing LPers is in line with this, as if to say "see! People will like this game! We are capable!"
      • I think we can say for sure that XV will seriously lack direction. It's a camel. A game designed by a committee. The high points I'm sure will be Nomura's original stuff while we wade through a lot of **** by Tabata.
      • I also feel it's primarily Tabata's influence that added the masculine focus the game seems to have taken. I've been vocal about how disappointed I am in how women seem to be represented in the game, but Nomura-era trailers at least showed Stella prominently. When Tabata took over, Stella was scrapped, the "bros hanging out" element seemed central, and the women we know have are Cindy and Luna.
      • You guys know how salty I am about the new Tomb Raider. I've basically begun ignoring all news regarding it because it's so far away for me, a PS4 owner.
        • I'mma still buy it tho... I'mma still buy it
      • I still miss FFXIV btw.
      • I love Cal's comment about character interaction in Kingdom Hearts III because that's one of the best ways to build character, which the series desperately needs. Mash up completely unalike characters, like Riku and Ventus, and see what aspects of their personalities are brought out. I'd love that.
      • inb4 everyone gets new clothes but Kairi
      • I do want everyone to get new clothes but I also love Aqua's BBS outfit. Also, BBS trio in Keyblade Armor plz.
      • The question about mortality because I've always assumed I would die young. Is that dark? That's probably pretty dark. I've felt this way since I was a kid but it has its pros and cons.
      • That nobody shouted "War! Hey! What is it good for?" severely disappoints me.
        • I would probably have responded to the war question with a quote from Slaughterhouse Five, though:
          Over the years, people I've met have often asked me what I'm working on, and I've usually replied that the main thing was a book about Dresden.
          I said that to Harrison Starr, the movie-maker, one time, and he raised his eyebrows and inquired, "Is it an anti-war book?"
          "Yes," I said. "I guess."
          "You know what I say to people when I hear they're writing anti-war books"
          "No. What do you say, Harrison Starr?"
          "I say, 'Why don't you write an anti-glacier book instead?'"
          What he meant, of course, was that there would always be wars, that they were as easy to stop as glaciers. I believe that too.

          And, even if wars didn't keep coming like glaciers, there would still be plain old death.
      • We're ALWAYS serious on the podcast.
      Thanks for doing the episode without me guys!
    4. Amaury
      Didn't you just go on vacation a while ago?

      Where'd you go this time? :)
    5. Misty
      I visited a friend's beach house for a day a few weeks ago. This week I went upstate with my boyfriend for a few days.
    6. Amaury
      Oh, I was referring to the Disney trip a while back, but fun! :)
    7. Hayabusa
      I'm so late but a few things:

      • Remedy developed both Max Payne and Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne. From then on, Max Payne 3 was developed by Rockstar Games.
      • Scalebound is now the only game I want an Xbox One for. IGN had an extended look that showed some customization and I'm super anticipating it. However, the demo's super low framerate was not great for promotion. Still, it's more than a year away from release.
      • Attack on Titan is a good but flawed action anime that got overhyped because that's how people with internet access are.
      • Nick, you and I share both tastes you discussed. Bloodborne is currently my GOTY, and Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain looks to be the only contender for me...though I absolutely love Metal Gear Solid 4. I know it's ridiculous but I love how deep it goes. It's never been a question to me if I'll buy a MGS title. Kojima Productions (and Platinum Games) never lets me down.
      • ....can we do a Metal Gear Solid spoilercast sometime this year?
    8. libregkd
      God I would love this and could possibly talk for hours about all the games but I fear @Misty and @Calxiyn wouldn't be up for it lol. I'm with you and and think that Bloodborne and MGSV will be up there battling out for my GOTY this year. I really love the MGS series and I honestly think it may be my favorite video game franchise. The games are ridiculous and wacky and just downright weird at times but the games are able to balance all that with a really intriguing plot line and really great characters. I really don't think there are any other games like it. And of course there is certainly nobody like Kojima. The MGS series, more than any other video game series, has the most 'memorable moments' to them for me.

      maybe i can convince my co-hosts to take up an interest in mgs