Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky out now | $16.99

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#1 Edited by commonfate (12406 posts) -

Behold an even greater remaster than TLOU

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (Steam/GOG)

It's also only $19.99 (take an extra 15% off during launch week as well).

Cherry picked review that fits my agenda

PC gamers and fellow weeaboos don't let me down. Time to show Japan some love! Yes, you may have played it on the PSP eons ago but it's originally a Japanese PC title, hence the SW cred (PC > PSP). This is from the same folks who make Ys so you're know in for a treat. If Ys rubbed you the wrong way because it's a little too fast paced or you you finished it in under 10 hours then you're still in good hands because now you get yourself a little bit of turn-based action with dozens of hours of content. Yeah, a lot of it is probably filler but considering you're reading means you're probably already a fan of JRPGs with some filler.

Reasons why you should play it

  • Strategic turn-based gameplay (don't wanna see any divinity original sin players talking shit in this thread)
  • Generic, terrible english voice acting (only during battles)
  • Fairly interesting political story of sorts
  • Enough filler to make your dollar-to-hour performance ratio seem like a steal
  • Don't want to grind? Change difficulty in-between battles accordingly
  • Carry game clear data + story decisions to the sequel
#2 Posted by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

i hate that anime design the picture on front of thar trailer alone wanted to make me puke

#3 Posted by foxhound_fox (88426 posts) -

Where is the sex?

#4 Edited by commonfate (12406 posts) -

@foxhound_fox said:

Where is the sex?

It's in the title ya doofus.

Trails In The Sky

@RoboCopISJesus said:

i hate that anime design the picture on front of thar trailer alone wanted to make me puke

whatever floats your boat (or doesn't)

#5 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (14111 posts) -

Oh shit this actually looks good, nice one man. This is right up my alley.

Y's is my favorite action rpg series, pity they come out less often than I'd like.

#6 Posted by silversix_ (14640 posts) -

Quality thread title

#7 Posted by commonfate (12406 posts) -

forgot to mention it in the op but you can drop the jp voices into the game files if the english irks you that much (it probably will)

#8 Posted by Technoweirdo (7184 posts) -

I believe the discount is 15% on launch week (:P) but anyways, hyped.

#9 Posted by Zassimick (6575 posts) -

That sex is sexy sex. They thought J. Timbers was bringing sexy back? No way, commonfate brought sexy back. You other boys don't know how to act.

Oh, and as for the actual meat of the thread: the game looks like garbage.

I am not joking.

#10 Edited by TheGuardian03 (21727 posts) -

#11 Posted by Gue1 (10022 posts) -

it's crazy that they released the remaster for PS3 on Japan but the localized western version is only for Steam where it's gonna sell like shit.

It's just like SNK releasing most of their games exclusive to Xbox and then not understanding why the company's at the verge of bankruptcy just like Mistwalker.

#12 Edited by BldgIrsh (2595 posts) -

#13 Edited by commonfate (12406 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

it's crazy that they released the remaster for PS3 on Japan but the localized western version is only for Steam where it's gonna sell like shit.

It's just like SNK releasing most of their games exclusive to Xbox and then not understanding why the company's at the verge of bankruptcy just like Mistwalker.

falcom's games sell pretty well on steam actually.

#14 Posted by commonfate (12406 posts) -

@Technoweirdo said:

I believe the discount is 15% on launch week (:P) but anyways, hyped.

Even better. I was planning on waiting till I finished Ys Origins but might as well nab it tomorrow.

#15 Posted by Flubbbs (3100 posts) -

doesnt look 1080p 60fps

#16 Posted by Technoweirdo (7184 posts) -

@Zassimick said:

That sex is sexy sex. They thought J. Timbers was bringing sexy back? No way, commonfate brought sexy back. You other boys don't know how to act.

Oh, and as for the actual meat of the thread: the game looks like garbage.

I am not joking.

Graphics-wise? Yeah, it's a pretty old game that only finally got translated and updated for PC now in preparation for the sequel. Other games in the series pending.
Actual game? Couldn't tell you, but everyone I've seen who played both this and the sequel (nevermind the rest of the series) regard the two combo'd as one of the best RPGs out there.

@Gue1 said:

it's crazy that they released the remaster for PS3 on Japan but the localized western version is only for Steam where it's gonna sell like shit.

It's just like SNK releasing most of their games exclusive to Xbox and then not understanding why the company's at the verge of bankruptcy just like Mistwalker.

XSEED's counting on it not selling like shit and, well, they've been translating and updating the Ys games then putting them up on Steam for the past couple of years. I'm sure they know what the Hell they're doing. :P

#17 Posted by Ghost120x (3897 posts) -

This made me remember that I got to get this for my vita. Thanks

#18 Posted by Blabadon (26356 posts) -

Save this title for Zero Escape 3

#19 Posted by commonfate (12406 posts) -

@Flubbbs said:

doesnt look 1080p 60fps

If your comp can't run this at those meager settings then you're long overdue for an upgrade.

#20 Posted by commonfate (12406 posts) -
@Blabadon said:

Save this title for Zero Escape 3

Is that a joke about my nonexistent sex life?

#21 Posted by Zassimick (6575 posts) -

@Technoweirdo: I've heard good things about these games and had meant to pick them up for PSP way back. I won't purchase anytime soon but if it gets a nice deal I may just consider it, especially with the high praise.

#22 Edited by bbkkristian (14953 posts) -

Please buy this game guys, this amazing series is on its last legs when it comes to localization.

The story is completely original and doesn't involve your standard JRPG party that ends up saving the world. It's literally a novel in a video game that focuses on your party's relationships, instead of their place in the world. The characters are fantastic and they have a lot of growth throughout the game. The battle system is like FFX if it were an SRPG.

You may ask yourself, "why does this game look like an SNES game?" Because it's a remake of an SNES (or was it ps1?) game. We fans in NA are literally more than 4 games behind compared to Japan, and it's newest titles look simply amazing. I would like to play them someday, so I ask that you all consider adding this game to your steam/gog library. :)

Edit: thank you @commonfate for this thread!

#23 Edited by commonfate (12406 posts) -

Title has been edited to be more SW appropriate

#24 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7892 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

i hate that anime design the picture on front of thar trailer alone wanted to make me puke

#25 Edited by RyuRanVII (4248 posts) -

It's not really a remaster but a new release, since Trails in the Sky was never released outside Japan.

#26 Posted by Blabadon (26356 posts) -

@commonfate: wtf

Laughing so hard rn

#27 Posted by yokofox33 (29707 posts) -

Cool beans. Still won't get it.

#28 Edited by Zen_Light (1236 posts) -

I'll get the PSP digital version if it goes on sale.

#29 Posted by Nanomage (2417 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

it's crazy that they released the remaster for PS3 on Japan but the localized western version is only for Steam where it's gonna sell like shit.

It's just like SNK releasing most of their games exclusive to Xbox and then not understanding why the company's at the verge of bankruptcy just like Mistwalker.

They´ve been extremely sucessful with their previous releases on steam wich actually sold more than the console ports(the Ys series,according to Siliconera),so don´t worry,they know what they´re doing and they definitely know where the money is.

#30 Edited by silversix_ (14640 posts) -

Changing the title removes the spice of this thread

#31 Edited by cfisher2833 (1702 posts) -

@commonfate said:

K, now that I have your attention over TLOU ramblings there is something far more important coming out tomorrow that also happens to be a remaster of sorts.

It's also only $19.99 (take an extra 10% off during launch week as well).

Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky (Steam/GOG)

Cherry picked review that fits my agenda

PC gamers and fellow weeaboos don't let me down. Time to show Japan some love! Yes, you may have played it on the PSP eons ago but it's originally a Japanese PC title, hence the SW cred (PC > PSP). This is from the same folks who make Ys so you're know in for a treat. If Ys rubbed you the wrong way because it's a little too fast paced or you you finished it in under 10 hours then you're still in good hands because now you get yourself a little bit of turn-based action with dozens of hours of content. Yeah, a lot of it is probably filler but considering you're reading means you're probably already a fan of JRPGs with some filler.

Reasons why you should play it

  • Strategic turn-based gameplay (don't wanna see any divinity original sin players talking shit in this thread)
  • Generic, terrible english voice acting (only during battles)
  • Fairly interesting political story of sorts
  • Enough filler to make your dollar-to-hour performance ratio seem like a steal
  • Don't want to grind? Change difficulty in-between battles accordingly
  • Carry game clear data + story decisions to the sequel

....didn't look very strategic--just your typical attack, attack, heal, attack affair....certainly nowhere near as good as the glory of Divinity OS's super fucking amazing, complex, shits-on-JRPG-TBC battle system. Sorry, couldn't resist when you tempt me like that. In all seriousness, it looks alright. I'll check it out. SRPGs tend to be better than your typical JRPG garbage.

#32 Edited by bbkkristian (14953 posts) -

This game has bbkkristian's Seal of Approval. Trust me, I would never lead you guys to a purchase you would regret.

#33 Edited by BldgIrsh (2595 posts) -

Dammit was gonna go into this thread to talk bad about a "remaster" PC gets free content anyway why would anyone pay for a "remastered" version of a game.

#34 Posted by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

Am I having deja vu or something

#35 Edited by remiks00 (1877 posts) -

@RoboCopISJesus said:

Am I having deja vu or something

#36 Posted by commonfate (12406 posts) -

@silversix_ said:

Changing the title removes the spice of this thread

ye but it got locked

#37 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5318 posts) -

@commonfate:

Played this 3 years or so ago on PSP... I could play it agian anytime on my vita where JRPGS are better played, imo. I can't imagine setting at my desk playing this or any other jrpgs... thats console terrietory. PCs are for top down mouse and keyboard games like Baldurs gate, civ, etc.... not jrpgs... But if you don't own a psp/vita sure pick it up. It's a great game!

#38 Posted by Midnightshade29 (5318 posts) -

@RyuRanVII said:

It's not really a remaster but a new release, since Trails in the Sky was never released outside Japan.

It was released in 2010-11 on PSP in the states. I have it on my vita right now...

#39 Edited by commonfate (12406 posts) -

@Midnightshade29 said:

@commonfate:

Played this 3 years or so ago on PSP... I could play it agian anytime on my vita where JRPGS are better played, imo. I can't imagine setting at my desk playing this or any other jrpgs... thats console terrietory. PCs are for top down mouse and keyboard games like Baldurs gate, civ, etc.... not jrpgs... But if you don't own a psp/vita sure pick it up. It's a great game!

Get a more comfortable desk chair.

#40 Posted by PapaTrop (1249 posts) -

Turn-based strategy RPG?

I don't know how to feel about this game just going off of Ys's gameplay of running into enemies to kill them.

I can't really look at Ys, and think "Nihon Falcom knows how to make good games", but I'll give them the benefit of the doubt since it seems a lot of people like them.

I might get it someday far from now.

#41 Posted by PapaTrop (1249 posts) -

@commonfate said:

@Midnightshade29 said:

@commonfate:

Played this 3 years or so ago on PSP... I could play it agian anytime on my vita where JRPGS are better played, imo. I can't imagine setting at my desk playing this or any other jrpgs... thats console terrietory. PCs are for top down mouse and keyboard games like Baldurs gate, civ, etc.... not jrpgs... But if you don't own a psp/vita sure pick it up. It's a great game!

Get a more comfortable desk chair.

Turn-based RPGs are pretty much an alien life form on the PC.

He could be right. Playing a game that uses an isometric view on the PC? That's unheard of! And it's only made worse when you consider you can use any controls you want...

I'm going to need therapy.

#42 Posted by AdrianWerner (28058 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

it's crazy that they released the remaster for PS3 on Japan but the localized western version is only for Steam where it's gonna sell like shit.

It's just like SNK releasing most of their games exclusive to Xbox and then not understanding why the company's at the verge of bankruptcy just like Mistwalker.

It's an old niche RPG with outdated graphics. PC is pretty much the only place where it can sell well in the west. Lol at thinking PS3 version could make them more money.

#43 Posted by parkurtommo (27092 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

it's crazy that they released the remaster for PS3 on Japan but the localized western version is only for Steam where it's gonna sell like shit.

Time will tell, doesn't matter where they come from, new releases tend to sell well on Steam regardless of their art style, origin or title.

#44 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (7171 posts) -

I'll just wait until they remaster Star Citizen.

#45 Posted by uninspiredcup (8680 posts) -

This is from the YS peoples? Count me in. Animoo really kewl.

#46 Posted by farrell2k (6177 posts) -

Bu bu bu bu it's not an interactive movie like TLOU!!!!11111one

#47 Edited by bulby_g (1125 posts) -

Looks good, will definitely pick this up at some point. In the middle of Bravely Default and I have Suikoden Tierkreis to go next mind though so will be a while before I need another JRPG!

#48 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (8761 posts) -

Looks dumb and lame

#49 Posted by starjet905 (1933 posts) -

Finally. I thought this was vapourware considering this was supposed to be out by the end of last year.

Hopefully, the sequel will also come out soon. That's one reason I kept leaving the PSP version aside.

#50 Edited by aroxx_ab (9837 posts) -

Nice, but i would love to have this on PSN, steam sucks