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My GOTY nominee's are as follows.

Elden Ring
Horizon Forbidden West
Cult of the Lamb (tolken indie nod)
GoW: Ragtaginabag
Sifu or maybe Pokemon Arecus
I gotta get back to FW, even though I was tempted to put it off until I got a PS5 (got the collector’s digital edition which had the free upgrade). If I like it enough I’ll probably just fuck around with it later then for the DualSense features. Definitely will be playing Ragnarok fresh on PS5 though.
 
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GrimGrimoire OnceMore (the remaster of the original PS2 game) will be getting a western release for PS4, PS5 and Switch in spring 2023.

Beautiful game, but gameplay deosn't really work. RTS don't mesh well with controller and 2D doesn't really take advantages of the genre. You end up with a game that feel like your main opponent are your own troops rather than the actual enemy.

Anyway, why isn't Odin sphere on steam.
 

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Beautiful game, but gameplay deosn't really work. RTS don't mesh well with controller and 2D doesn't really take advantages of the genre. You end up with a game that feel like your main opponent are your own troops rather than the actual enemy.

Anyway, why isn't Odin sphere on steam.
Because of Sony exclusivity. Besides, this is nothing new for Vanillaware. I want them to re-release Princess Crown. That game is stuck on either the Sega saturn, or the Japanese version of the PSP. Muramasa, is stuck on the PS Vita and Wii. Dragon's Crown is stuck on all PlayStation consoles. At least it's backwards compatible and you can play it on PS5.
 
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Because of Sony exclusivity. Besides, this is nothing new for Vanillaware. I want them to re-release Princess Crown. That game is stuck on either the Sega saturn, or the Japanese version of the PSP. Muramasa, is stuck on the PS Vita and Wii. Dragon's Crown is stuck on all PlayStation consoles. At least it's backwards compatible and you can play it on PS5.
I bought Dragons Crown on a digital sale for 2 dollars. Never got around to playing it though. But i cant pass up a 2 dollar sale.
 
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I bought Dragons Crown on a digital sale for 2 dollars. Never got around to playing it though. But i cant pass up a 2 dollar sale.
Play it when you can. I took a break from it and still have not finished the campaign. Streets of Rage 4 and recent brawlers have spoiled me. Me getting access to Guardian Heroes again did not help either.
 

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A lot of Western related games are appearing on XBOX (exceptions of course being Spider-Man 2), but I get you. Most of the Japanese or Asian related games are on either a Sony console, the Switch, or on PC.
Im just sad that Xbox doesnt get showcases that showoff a ton of cool stuff coming to the console. The only ads i see are, "Hey we added some shit from 2006 onto gamepass".
 
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Im just sad that Xbox doesnt get showcases that showoff a ton of cool stuff coming to the console. The only ads i see are, "Hey we added some shit from 2006 onto gamepass".
XBOX finally gets Persona's 3, 4, & 5, but two of those fall under the 2006-08 category. P5 has been out since 2016, and the XBOX and Switch are now finally getting it...after the PC ports. At least with Persona 4 Areana Golden anyway. I've lost track,
 

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I dont think I've ever played through a Star Ocean game, everthing i've read is that they are the most middle of the road jrpgs to ever jrpg. I might check it out but it depends on whatever else is happening around the launch.
They were action RPG even back when that was unusual. Other claim to fame is that when you go in city you can break up your party and talk to them like NPC in town and progress various side quest involving them this way. Oh, they technically are sci fi, but almost all of them involve crashing on a generic fantasy planet in the first few hours and spending most of the game there.

2 is definitely worth playing, 1 too but I'm not sure if its available in English outside emulation. 3 can be divisive cause it has a big twist that's not super interesting, but otherwise felt a bit like a downgrade after 2. It did introduce achievements to the PS2. 4 is crap, unless you really like bottom of the barrel generic anime, avoid at all cost. 5 is w/e, it feel more like a fan game, not worth playing but not awful.

Since last 2 weren't worth playing I'd wait before trying this one.
 
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