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Pemalite said:
Xxain said:

Go play the demo. Silly reason to shelve any franchise. 

Not really. It makes the characters seem less believable, which in turn impacts the world and thus the story.
Yeah, I know it's also science fiction, but you still need to sell me on the characters being relatable and genuine to some degree.

It's hard (For me) to get invested in something with such a glaring issue.

Plus it's 2022, there are tools in most major game engines these days that allow for facial animations to sync with voices, things don't change if we don't vote with our wallets.

While syncing facial animations to voices has come along way, New Hope has shown that even today when it comes to syncing voice and facial animations, syncing a certain female crew member who is on extremely high doses of Valium is a bridge to far and since I'm not to sure if New Hopes engine even qualified as a major game engine, I'll simply chalk it down to over ambition and pray that they haven't decided to include Mordin Solus as a secret character in this one 😁

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Pemalite said:
Xxain said:

Go play the demo. Silly reason to shelve any franchise. 

Not really. It makes the characters seem less believable, which in turn impacts the world and thus the story.
Yeah, I know it's also science fiction, but you still need to sell me on the characters being relatable and genuine to some degree.

It's hard (For me) to get invested in something with such a glaring issue.

Plus it's 2022, there are tools in most major game engines these days that allow for facial animations to sync with voices, things don't change if we don't vote with our wallets.

BTW Pem have you looked at the demo and if so any opinion ?

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A must have title?



mjk45 said:
Pemalite said:

Not really. It makes the characters seem less believable, which in turn impacts the world and thus the story.
Yeah, I know it's also science fiction, but you still need to sell me on the characters being relatable and genuine to some degree.

It's hard (For me) to get invested in something with such a glaring issue.

Plus it's 2022, there are tools in most major game engines these days that allow for facial animations to sync with voices, things don't change if we don't vote with our wallets.

BTW Pem have you looked at the demo and if so any opinion ?

Yeah, on PS5.
The story is what has always given me a degree of "intrigue" with this franchise and that is on full show here.

Visually it's a PS4 level title, some great music and sound bytes.

It honestly could be an incredible franchise if a few niggling issues got resolved rather than carried on from title to title.



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So finally got to it. Combat was enjoyable, need to get to understand the finer points first, so far sound is okay, voice acting better than the last 2 for sure. Animations and designs are dated though. Comes with standard Japanese pacing.

EDIT: Had some frame rate issues. There is s weird bunny thing... you can't pet it.

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Hmm, pie.

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I am really enjoying it so far. It is one of my favorite series. I did not enjoy SO5 that much at all. The combat is different but very similar at the same time. Loving the graphics. Yes the models are outdated. I enjoy using Duma and I can't wait to get into crafting.



Pemalite said:
mjk45 said:

BTW Pem have you looked at the demo and if so any opinion ?

Yeah, on PS5.
The story is what has always given me a degree of "intrigue" with this franchise and that is on full show here.

Visually it's a PS4 level title, some great music and sound bytes.

It honestly could be an incredible franchise if a few niggling issues got resolved rather than carried on from title to title.

Thanks for the insight cheers.



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Honestly I loved the demo for Star Ocean: The Divine Force. Yes there are lip sync issues and frame drops, but that's far from a deal breaker when the rest of the game is so fun. I think this will end up being so much better than the disaster that was Integrity and Faithlessness.