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10696  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Fall/Winter 2006 RPGs - Are you ready? on: June 08, 2006, 06:06:15 PM
Quote from: "Testament"
Crap, how could I forget Neverwinter Nights 2?

It's probably one of the last true western RPGs that will be released.

Graphic adventure games are 'dead', yet there's still some new ones that come out every so often. I think we'll still be seeing them, as long as Obsidian and Bioware are in business.

Edit: Changed it to graphic adventures. Thanks to Nintendo and other companies, there's too many games that fall under just 'adventure'. :P
10697  The Rest / General Discussions / Iwata sets japanese prices for Virtual Console titles. on: June 08, 2006, 05:55:31 PM
Neal: Good question, but I can't see it being that dramatically different - import system prices usually give us a good idea of what it'll cost in the US, even if the game prices aren't the same. And given the XBox Live Arcade, it would have to be in the same price range to compete.

Alisha: I may suck at explaining this, but... There's copyrights, then there's patents. Patents are on technology and inventions, while copyrights are for artistic (or 'artistic') creations. Unlike copyrights, patents only stay good for 20 years before it's out for everyone to use - as the NES came out 20 or so years ago, the technology, for the most part, is free for everyone to use.

Edit: John beat me to it, but he didn't explain the patent deal.

Edit 2: Wikipedia on NES clones!
10698  The Rest / General Discussions / Iwata sets japanese prices for Virtual Console titles. on: June 08, 2006, 05:29:02 PM
Actually, it was originally that it'd last until the person died, than 50 years (I think it was 75 from creation for something owned by a corporation), but a few years back it got upped from 50 to 70 in the US. I might have the corporation bit wrong, but I'm pretty sure about the rest.

And just in time to keep me from freely, legally reading 1984 on the net. :( But hey, that's what libraries are for. :P
10699  Media / Single-Player RPGs / new VP2:silmeria trailer. on: June 08, 2006, 07:07:38 AM
Quote from: "Alisha"
the xboox360 tri-ace game isnt an rpg,and what makes the psp port of VP so bad?

I'm curious as to where you heard the X360 game isn't an RPG. As for the VP port, there's some graphical issues, and /loading/ for the menu, despite the system having more ram in all areas than the original PSX. Incidentally, the porting is being handled by the same company that did the ports for FFIV-VI and CT to the PSX, Tose.

Edit: Those issues won't stop me from getting it though. Paying $40 to replace a damaged game, with some new extras and new flaws, beats the hell out of paying $100+ for the exact same game I already have, and already nearly-completed.
10700  The Rest / General Discussions / Iwata sets japanese prices for Virtual Console titles. on: June 08, 2006, 01:34:20 AM
Well, I can't imagine the NES and SNES titles costing much more. Afterall, it'd be ridiculous to charge 10 bucks for each NES game - some litterally are not worth that much anymore, maybe not even half of that. It did seem a bit cheap for more modern N64 titles, however.
10701  The Rest / General Discussions / All new and better DS on: June 07, 2006, 08:16:33 PM
No clue yet. Knowing Nintendo, a few monthes after release.
10702  The Rest / General Discussions / Iwata sets japanese prices for Virtual Console titles. on: June 07, 2006, 05:11:08 PM
Quote from: "Cauton"
Hm, to be honest, $8.99 seems a little high to me. Sure, if it's a high quality SNES title like say Chrono Trigger (do we know yet if 3rd party games will be on there as well? God, I hopse so) I'd happily pay that, but no way I'll shell out that much for a NES game.

Depends on the NES game. Fuck no to games like the original Donkey Kong and others that are closer to old arcade/Atari 2600 titles. But I'd (grudgingly) pay that much for the original SMB, and gladly for Crystalis. Honestly though, I think the 10-ish point is more for N64 titles, with SNES games in between, and NES titles at the lowest cost.
10703  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Fall/Winter 2006 RPGs - Are you ready? on: June 07, 2006, 04:55:35 PM
This year's going to nuts for games period, there's probably more RPGs that were overlooked on that list, and that's not counting all the on the fence games (Zelda, SPM, the new CV).

Edit: For others missing though... There's the American RPGs/on the fence titles like NWN2, the Witcher, Mass Effect, and Bioshock too, although I admit I'm not sure if the last two will make it out this year.. And shit, I forgot aboutt Devil Summoner.
10704  The Rest / General Discussions / Iwata sets japanese prices for Virtual Console titles. on: June 07, 2006, 04:54:07 PM
1up story.

Good prices. I'm sold. Again.
10705  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Fall/Winter 2006 RPGs - Are you ready? on: June 07, 2006, 04:07:05 PM
Testament - given your stance, I half suspect it may be more likely you'll like FFXII than not. In fact, for the /full/ game it seems like Gast is the only one that didn't love it to death, as two others who are regulars here found the game to be awesome as hell.

Personally... Eh. DoC seems to be an action game first and foremost, but more importantly a /crappy/ action game, so I'm not worried about it unless the changes in the localization suddenly make it fantastic. NIS games haven't been impressing me much as of late, and I've heard Blade Dancer sucked. So I think I'll just wait to see what others say, and almost certainly will flat out skip them.

FFXII, VP:S, and RG are the ones with the most interest from me. The Mana games are a priority too, assuming Square gets Dawn of Mana out before the year end, and DQ: Rocket Slime and Super Paper Mario are titles I'd really like. However, I'm getting pumped up for the Wii, so I'm not sure if I can get all of them right away, or at least play. I'll just have to wait and see.

Oh, and VP: Lenneth will be out this summer, a little over a month from now in fact, and Blue Dragon  almost certainly won't be out.
10706  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Smash Bros. Brawl on: June 07, 2006, 02:32:26 PM
More characters announced, and 3 characters announced to be left behind. One of those missed characters, honestly, I was thinking would be useless to keep when reading about the new character additions.
10707  The Rest / General Discussions / EB Games - controlled by communist nazis on: June 07, 2006, 07:17:28 AM
Thankfully the online store still has them. But yeah, utter bullshit, and EB/GS is doing more and more to repel me from wanting to support them. Ofcourse, I've already went over that in IRC. :P
10708  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Question regarding the Tales series on: June 06, 2006, 03:47:40 PM
Well, Rebirth is fully or nearly fully 2D, unlike Legendia, and it's got a different battle system. Can't comment much more though, check this.
10709  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Question.. on: June 05, 2006, 12:39:26 AM
VP is Valkyrie Profile. It's a late PSX game that's exceedingly rare now, and considered one of the best on the system; I didn't think so when I initially played it, but I think I just expected too much out of it. It costs an assload to get, but a PSP port is going to be out in little over a month, so I'd just get that one.

Sprites, well, I suck at explainting, so here's a a wikipedia link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sprite_(computer_graphics)

Edit: Apparantly that url, for whatever reason (I think it's the parenthesizes) won't work right in code. So it's submitted like this.

Edit 2: ... It's the parenthesizes.
10710  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Question.. on: June 04, 2006, 11:28:37 PM
Well, VP's handling of the towns/dungeons/the overworld was unlike other RPGs (espicially since towns were pretty much just put in for things to happen), but... Yeah, not much point taking this further.

Edit: Well. I want to add that in my eyes, traditional is basically any RPG that's turn based, has parties filled with static or largely static characters, has you going to towns, and at least recognizably follows the pattern set by DQ and FF. But if we want to get into a debate over what makes an RPG traditional or not, we can make a seperate topic for that... Though I could see it crashing, burning, then locked. :P
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