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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 02:40:33 PM »
I think Legaia was one of the few instances where an "anime-thing" visually aged up the characters rather than vice versa.  Normally, characters are drawn to look way younger than they really are.
It's bad in any case! All media needs to stop this shit! I mean for fucks sake, why do they make 30+ year olds play high school girls in movies and tv shows!?!? Just knock it off already!

That may have been true during the 1990s with Beverly Hills 90210.  But nowadays, it's far more common to see teenage dramatic roles played by teenage actors.  However, when roles call for racy scenes and such, you do get 20-somethings playing teens because laws.  Of course in family sitcoms and such, the age differences between the actors and characters are almost nil, since it's all family friendly content. 

In the case of Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter films, they needed an adult to play her because adults don't age as rapidly as tweens/teens do and Myrtle (being a ghost) cannot have aged between 2002's Chamber and 2005's Goblet.  Look how quickly Harry, Ron, and Hermione aged between each film. 
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Limlight on Today at 01:05:42 PM »
legaia is definitely not for the impatient, it's slow, high encounter rates etc.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Frostillicus on Today at 11:49:48 AM »
I rented Legaia 1 back in the day, when it was new. Didn't keep it long enough to finish it. Haven't played it since.

I've always wanted to go back to it, and get 'er dun, because I remember enjoying it quite a bit.

However, given the time that's passed...Something tells me I'd be disappointed.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Der Jermeister on Today at 11:17:17 AM »
Combat in the Legaia games was way too slow for my tastes, another thing I can't really stand in turn-based RPGs.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 10:48:54 AM »
I think Legaia was one of the few instances where an "anime-thing" visually aged up the characters rather than vice versa.  Normally, characters are drawn to look way younger than they really are.
It's bad in any case! All media needs to stop this shit! I mean for fucks sake, why do they make 30+ year olds play high school girls in movies and tv shows!?!? Just knock it off already!
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 10:43:33 AM »
I think Legaia was one of the few instances where an "anime-thing" visually aged up the characters rather than vice versa.  Normally, characters are drawn to look way younger than they really are.   
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 10:41:34 AM »
New thing I can't bear in jrpgs. HOLY SHIT MAKE THE AGES APPROPRIATE!!!!!
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 10:33:05 AM »
Legaia had an interesting battle system, but its painfully slow overworld movement was unbearable to me.  I also found the boss fights pretty merciless.
Loved legend of legaia. Dope music, hot fighting system, Noa was (edited because 33 year old me can't say what 14 year old me thought),

TORRRRNNNNAAADDDOOOOO FFUUUURRRAAAAMMMMMMEEEEE!!

Edit: holy fuck, the wiki says she was 12....just bullshit on that....

Further edit: Vahn was 14?!?! Yo wtf....something's fishy there.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 10:15:58 AM »
Legaia had an interesting battle system, but its painfully slow overworld movement was unbearable to me.  I also found the boss fights pretty merciless.
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Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn
« Last post by Hathen on Today at 09:27:16 AM »
On an SRPG binge of sorts. After finishing FE: Radiant Dawn, I played through the original Shining Force. A bit of a nostalgia trip since this was probably my favorite Genesis game as a kid, but I think it has aged pretty horribly. The amount of missing and the randomness of double attacks can make it pretty annoying to play (the former especially on flying enemies). The game also seems happy to provide  maps in thick forest/mountains which slow most of your units to 2 spaces of movement each turn. Though the game isn't too hard regardless, I do also find it kinda weird they stick you with a bunch of scrubs at the beginning the way they do- Tao's the worst mage, Lowe's the worst cleric, Ken's mediocre. At least Luke and Gort do well and Mae and Kris join early though. Max and Zylo are as broken as ever of course.

Skipped on re-experiencing Shining Force 2 (might go back though) and decided to instead move onto Langrisser. Playing Langrisser II at the moment. I'm on the updated Saturn/PSX Era versions but even without that I'd probably say these games have aged a lot better than its contemporaries. Just a shame that that recent revival of Langrisser was so terrible (and for some reason was the one chosen to have a localization, instead of maybe localizing the PSN release of the actual good ones).
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