Last Japanese Interview - Awesome Freedom!

#1SonsaruPosted 4/19/2012 7:08:46 PM
Here's the link to the previous topic I did with lots of info in it -

Today is the last of the Famitsu interviews with the director, and there's some great stuff in there!

* Forgery items. You can make fakes of items (go to a specific shop) and give them to other players or use them to complete quests!

* "Wouldn't it be fun if you received a fake item?" (personally I think the answer is no!) For example, you can make fakes of the Warp Stones that don't work!. These items are pretty valuable and hard to come by, and when surrounded by monsters and using one to escape... a copy will just drop to the floor, and do nothing!

* The director was playing the game himself and forgot about the fakes. His warp stone didn't work and he complained to the development staff about it!

* Fakes can also be used to complete quests. E.g. there is a quest to give a book of magic. If you don't want to give the actual book, you can get a copy made and use that to finish the quest. However, this may have consequences later...

* Also, two opposing sides may want the same item. Use a fake and you can give them both what they want!

* Giving items away. Using Pawns, you can give anything to other players. Anything? Anything. Surely you can't give away one-only-in-the-world unique quest items, though? "No, you can give them away too! If you receive one, you may be able to complete a quest as soon as you take it on! It created a lot of work in checking everything, but we wanted to give players complete freedom."

* Bring anyone back to life! When you die, you have the option to use the "Pulse of the Dragon" to bring yourself back to life on the spot, one of the Arisen's powers (sounds like a consumable item). If you are going to be allowed to do something like that, then... why not let you use it on anyone?

* For example, at a certain point you may have to kill one of two people. Do so, make sure the correct reaction has occurred, and then you can sneak back and bring the one you killed back to life.

* There's an escort quest to take this girl to a certain spot, and its really hard. If she dies, you can then choose to use one of these items to bring her back to life and finish the quest.

Sounds like there's lots of potential in the system!
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#22ndAtomiskPosted 4/19/2012 7:12:30 PM
Yep. I was trying to stay level headed, but hype just went over 9000.
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#3bushidopiratePosted 4/19/2012 7:14:16 PM
holy ****, this is just what I needed to hear! Such freedom of choice... it feels like this game will have a soul, if you know what I mean.

Make fakes, revive a dead person using a one-time use item... the possibilities are endless! Now let's just hope that these choices have a lasting effect on some important aspect of the game... that's the last piece of the puzzle!
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#4truthisyours007Posted 4/19/2012 7:14:43 PM
I like the resurrection powers, and I like that you can make forgeries of items to screw quest givers lol.
#5Dart_Feld7Posted 4/19/2012 7:22:21 PM

I will have tons of fun with fakes.

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#6valium88Posted 4/19/2012 7:25:07 PM

Amazingly cool stuff :)

#7WarHead2011Posted 4/19/2012 7:58:50 PM
Interestingg topic this game sounds to be more epic by the day. I will be impressed if the game makes it to the most anticipated game of the year award or best action game.
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#8TheMagician42Posted 4/19/2012 8:07:39 PM
Maybe it's just me, but the whole resurrection things sounds awful.

I wonder how the fake items work. For instance if there are fake and real warp stones how does the game account for them in your inventory? Say you have 8 real warp stones and 2 fake ones. Does your inventory say you have 10 warp stones and give you a 20% chance of one being "fake" when you use it?

That seems unlikely if you can create fake items yourself to give to other players/NPCs. If you create a fake Book of Magic and already have a real one in your inventory then using the system above you wouldn't know which one is real/fake.

It seems more likely that the fake items get different names in your inventory, and if that is the case it would take a lot (if not all) of the mystery out of it.
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#9Sonsaru(Topic Creator)Posted 4/19/2012 8:11:49 PM
They've basically taken "what if you could do this?" and gone wild with it. Things that games normally don't let you do, you can just do them.

For copies of items, yes, the new Famitsu yesterday also had details of this and by the side of the book "(Fake)" was shown in brackets. For things like Warp Stones, maybe they don't stack in your inventory?
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#102ndAtomiskPosted 4/19/2012 8:12:38 PM
Perhaps the fake things you make will be the ones called Fake Magic Book or whatever. But the ones you receive are the ones you won't be able to tell until you use it.
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