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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 04:14:51 PM »
Too bad, I'll be talking about it with you whether you like it or not!!
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 03:41:35 PM »
Except I'll actually be playing those games...
Man I hate it when someone plays the same jrpg as me and we can talk shop about it.

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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 03:22:36 PM »
Except I'll actually be playing those games...
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 03:03:51 PM »
LOL, D!

I do miss the Discord, but work's been crazy so I had to step away from some of the more distracting distractions I had accumulated in my work routine.  The RPG Fan Discord was, BY FAR, the most distracting!  Ha ha!

I'll try popping my head back in someday soon, esp when DQXI and VC4 drop.
But you actually said you left when Octopath dropped to avoid spoilers. Wouldn't that logic apply to both of those games as well?
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 03:00:41 PM »
LOL, D!

I do miss the Discord, but work's been crazy so I had to step away from some of the more distracting distractions I had accumulated in my work routine.  The RPG Fan Discord was, BY FAR, the most distracting!  Ha ha!

I'll try popping my head back in someday soon, esp when DQXI and VC4 drop.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Agent D. on Today at 02:56:10 PM »
The Shenmue OST really is amazing.  I say that as someone who has never played Shenmue.
What REALLY bugs me about jrpgs is Arvis is STILL no back on discord to join in our legendary shenanigans. Hate when JRPGS do that.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 01:33:21 PM »
tennisdrawchallenge.com

The US Open draw will be out Thursday or Friday and we do both Men's and Women's.
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General Discussions / Re: Whats the haps?
« Last post by Rucks on Today at 01:08:22 PM »
@Arvis What is that tennis site you run? I want to see if my wild guesses do any better than people who really get into the US Open.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Arvis on Today at 11:26:24 AM »
The Shenmue OST really is amazing.  I say that as someone who has never played Shenmue.
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Single-Player RPGs / Re: Things you can't bear in a JRPG
« Last post by Dincrest on Today at 10:52:28 AM »
I dare to blaspheme!

ShenMue was a gorgeous game with incredible music and some nifty ideas, but I felt like I spent the majority of that game just idling my time away.  And even then, nothing much really happened plotwise.  It felt like having an entire loaf of bread, but only 1 shmeer of peanut butter to use for all 12 slices.  ShenMue was an overhyped waste of time and money for me.  Great tech demo, sorry excuse for a game.  To me, it just felt like Yu Suzuki got too carried away with realism, and somehow forgot that everyday "real" life isnít always fun and can be a slog. 

https://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2000/11/15

Still, I'd say at least 90% of the pet peeves in this thread can be looked at on a case to case basis.  Although I dislike breakable weapons, there were games where I didn't mind and/or actually liked that mechanic.  In the random vs visible encounters debate, there are games that did visible encounters horribly wrong and I would have preferred random.  I'm not a fan of excessive grinding, but there have been games where I was okay with it.  And there are those annoyances that are specific to a particular game that would be a non-factor in others.  Conversely, there are cases like Legend of Dragoon that had a laundry list of flaws that would normally be dealbreakers for me, but I rather enjoyed that game. 

I think the only pet peeve I have that remains universal is "small text fonts with no menu option to make them bigger."  There is no getting around it, that is something that I dislike in all cases. 
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