It's one of the game's more titillating features: as Aya Brea takes damage in The 3rd Birthday , her outfit becomes torn.

It's basically known as the "costume destruction system;" when the nasties she fights claw the crap out of her, her clothing will become ripped and tattered. This, unsurprisingly, yields some skin. But how exactly does this work, and how "destroyed" can a costume get? Well, according to Andriasang citing The 3rd Birthday director Hajime Tabata, if she's exposed, she's more vulnerable. That camera view you see in this photo is the "behind" viewpoint (which you have the option to change) and as you can see, she has lost most of her clothing cover. Tabata says you'll be able to "access headquarters to fix your torn clothes" at save points. You don't have to, but bear in mind that Aya will take a lot more damage when running around in her underwear. It'll "hurt" multiple times more than normal; "in other words, your emotional strength and determination will be tested."  We like additional challenges.

But I dunno…sounds like all we'll be "testing" is to see how far we can go while ogling Aya from close behind. The only obvious strategic answer is to fix her torn clothes so she won't take extra damage, right?

Related Game(s): The 3rd Birthday

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Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

To heal or not to heal… hmm…

I'm "Torn" on this issue…

HA!

Orvisman
Orvisman
10 years ago

LOL

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Why is Square putting so much emphasis on "titillation" with this game? Is this another attempt to "westernize" their games?

Hezzron
Hezzron
10 years ago

Oh, c'mon now. The Japanese have been putting this kind of stuff in their games for ages now.

mike rlz
mike rlz
10 years ago

lol. please. westernize? this is way more common in japan. did you see the trailer to atlus' catherine???


Last edited by mike rlz on 9/13/2010 11:33:00 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Ooooh, I'm sorry. Because Atlus and other Japanese publications have been doing it that must mean Square has been doing it for ages too. Gotcha.

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Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Good back peddling. I'm sure you fooled them.

Hezzron
Hezzron
10 years ago

You said they were trying to "Westernize" their games, when in fact the East have been leading in the making of titillating games for quite some time. Maybe Square is trying to "Easternize" their games?

Damn you, stop trying to demonize the west!


Last edited by Hezzron on 9/13/2010 12:30:01 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Ok Alienage, you got me.

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My point is that anytime we hear info about this game it's about this feature. My am I wrong in asking if this is apart of their marketing ploy? It's obviously got you excited.

Hahaha and i'm not demonizing the West. I am from the West and I love the West. If anything, I'm demonizing Square for assuming this will help sell their game. Maybe your right, maybe they are trying to "Easternize" their games though I highly doubt it since that falls contrary to their present business model of….that's right, westernizing their games.


Last edited by Jawknee on 9/13/2010 12:37:02 PM

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

*Why

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

Aya's ass > Fran's ass

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I couldn't get past the fact that Fran was a bunny rabbit.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Neither could I.

Hezzron
Hezzron
10 years ago

Get her down to her intimates and put on "god mode" FTW!

spiderboi
spiderboi
10 years ago

when there's nothing left, that's her "god mode". all the monsters just stand and ogle

..of course, the female monsters will be more vicious, but the males ones will be as pacified as a baby.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

It's time for a PS3 version of this series.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

I'm vulnerable when she doesn't have clothes

Drake88
Drake88
10 years ago

LOL @ alienange.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Ahhh fun features from the Japanese, you can always count on them (well, sort of… until recently mostly)

I think this is a move to hang onto the Japanese fans with the titillation while making it a third person shooter instead of RPG.

At any rate, a super shame it's just a portable title.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

What a decision: Making an game easier, or looking at a half-nekkid sheila…
Peace.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

Aya?

SvenMD
SvenMD
10 years ago

Lawless is from Australia.

Didn't you ever see Crockadile Dundee?!? All girls are Sheila's.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I did, but I was just a kid and didn't understand all the aussie speak. Good to know though in case I ever visit, I hear their "sheilas" like American menfolk.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

LOL! Sorry, forgot about the language barrier there…

ace_boon_coon
ace_boon_coon
10 years ago

i really don't care about this. i just want the game to be good.

RebelJD
RebelJD
10 years ago

This game should be cool, regardless of skin. Though I'm sure getting the clothes beat off of you will be enjoyed by many gamers.

Rings0fUranus
Rings0fUranus
10 years ago

They should put the original on the PSN.

FxTales
FxTales
10 years ago

@ World

Some do, but a lil word of advice, so far from the American men that do visit the likes of Australia or New Zealand, they more often than not look like douche's in that they act like they're "the man".

So play it smooth, but not cocky lol. Trust me I've seen it first hand.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

In other words you guys get a bunch of "New Cole" types? lol.

FxTales
FxTales
10 years ago

lol nicely put.

___________
___________
10 years ago

thats one system id be happy to try out!

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

OK, fess up now……
just how many peepers here are going to let Aya die(besides myself)?????

spiderboi
spiderboi
10 years ago

I wont let her die..

..maybe just once…

or twice coz it might be hard…

or thrice coz there's a learning curve…

or a couple more times, coz by now it's gotten fun ūüôā