Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
April 28, 2015, 03:07:14 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Search:     Advanced search
Have a great 2015 from all of us at RPGfan. :)
352826 Posts in 14364 Topics by 2254 Members
Latest Member: dharkhades
* Home Help Search Login Register
  Show Posts
Pages: 1 ... 239 240 [241] 242 243 ... 477
3601  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: December 06, 2012, 01:52:17 AM
If you're banking on the strength of the story and the characters in a Level 5 game to make up for middling gameplay then you're making a sucker's bet. Honestly, I'll be genuinely surprised if this game doesn't feel like it was written by a 12-year old who's mother abandonment issues and lack of any sort of sex education dominate the choices used to fill out his disjointed narrative cobbled together from a mad-lib of random plot points.

Why you always gotta be so negative?

Tis the season, I suppose.

But seriously, have you SEEN their track record? Gundam AGE alone should be reason enough never to trust them again or even trust that even the amounts of executive meddling that companies like Sunrise tend to indulge in can reign in their awful writing.

To me they're right in between Squeenix and Crapcom in terms of the quality of treatment it demonstrates between themselves, their franchises, and their fan bases (in Japan; otherwise folks like Zynga, EA, and Actiblizzvision would be mixed in there among others).
3602  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: December 05, 2012, 01:51:01 PM
Well, if the exploration and story, as well as character development, work out as well as the demo showed it should, the battle system will be only a small kick in the pants. It's not terribly implemented, just seems very elaborate for what basically equates to FFXII battle gameplay with random running and nabbing power ups. Game does reward you for actually defending, though, which is a rarity.

If you're banking on the strength of the story and the characters in a Level 5 game to make up for middling gameplay then you're making a sucker's bet. Honestly, I'll be genuinely surprised if this game doesn't feel like it was written by a 12-year old who's mother abandonment issues and lack of any sort of sex education dominate the choices used to fill out his disjointed narrative cobbled together from a mad-lib of random plot points.
3603  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: December 05, 2012, 01:32:39 PM
I put on my cloak and wizard hat and go double-necro-bamp....

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/05/fire-emblem-awakening-awakens-in-u-s-this-february/

....with US release date of Feb 4th and a EU release of sometime in April plus DLC being confirmed.
3604  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 05, 2012, 01:56:58 AM
So anyways, on my gaming front I went a snagged a cheap copy of both Jade Empire and Panzer Dragoon Orta for my otherwise barren XBox library.

I'll finally have something to talk about in this thread beyond other peoples' games.

Both are great games.  I'd like to know what you think of Jade Empire.  I think it's Bioware's forgotten classic.

So far all I've managed to do was barely make it to level 2. At least I picked up the two perks prior to the first real fight.


Additionally I went back and picked up Einhander.
3605  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 04, 2012, 03:04:14 PM
Peco, again, I hear is a tank... I just don't know if it's ever really worth going through the effort (my general theory being: if you can beat Mikba, you can beat anyone -- even the last boss with ease).
Most seem to boil down to Ryu, Rei, Garr, and Momo.  Momo, as cute and wonderful as she is, made it painful to just *hope* her attack connects sometimes. >_o

Played some Radiant Historia.  I left the DS in my purse and then at some point I guess I reached for something inside and accidentally popped the cartridge out of the system...lost some progress. :(

I wonder what I should play over Winter holiday. :D

Peco's big thing is being able to control his growth more than any other party member since he joins at level 1 and isn't really forced into your party at any given point (barring one or two dungeons). Alternatively, you can just use him as a skill bank due to how quickly he'll gain levels, just stick a master with either really annoying skills to learn or one that nobody wants on him and he'll be in and out in no time. Additionally his biggest issue can be alleviated by giving him inoculations against fire damage or fire absorbing equipment.

Meanwhile Garr's big problem is how his best weapon isn't really all that great and hurts him to use it, while his second best weapon takes forever to show up and even then you're stuck with having to lean on Garr's stats to make up the difference for its marginal attack power.

Momo does indeed have accuracy issues which is why you pretty much glue an Artemis' Cap onto her accessory slot.
3606  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, The Last 13 Days on: December 04, 2012, 02:27:42 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/03/lightning-returns-final-fantasy-xiii-has-a-world-that-changes-in-real-time/

Good to see them put more effort into planning this out than they did with FFXIII-1. Still doesn't change the fact that the 13 days time limit sounds more like an obnoxious gimmick than anything else.
3607  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Going back and reading old reviews, some great quotes on: December 04, 2012, 02:23:29 PM
Which reminds me... what the fuck is Tri-Ace even up to these days?? :S

This.

And possibly another one of these.
3608  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Going back and reading old reviews, some great quotes on: December 03, 2012, 10:55:44 PM
SO3 is like Xenogear...  it falls apart the moment you swap discs.

I recall it falling apart around the point you reach the first planet and going "Prime Directive? We don't need no stinkin' 'Prime Directive'!" and then it was swords and sorcery all the way until the big fight that happens right after not-Sophtia buys the farm which itself gets interrupted by aliens and Fayt's Jesus Beams.
3609  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 03, 2012, 10:37:37 PM
In all honesty both are kinda 'ehh'. You're better off either getting NSMBWii, NSMBU, or one of the Galaxy games.

I have NSMB Wii and Galaxy 1.  I asked for a 3DS for Christmas so was looking for a game to play on it.  If anyone has any suggestions for 3DS games that are already out, feel free.

Quote
Unfortunately, at this point you're better off sticking with your party now than trying to change things but know that Nina sucks in this game. You'd been better off with Momo or either of the other two in a Speed Formation with Rei in the lead, but then again no BoF game had a particularly well balanced character selection (save Dragon Quarter by virtue of only having 3 party members).

Nina isn't too bad if you level her correctly.  Ger her an +int master asap and keep her on it until you can master with Emitai.  Then keep with Emitai until you learn his spells and get your Int and MP pumped up, then pass her off to Deis to learn badass magic.  If you give her the Mind Sword ability, for 2MP she can do great damage pretty easily.  Of course, at this point she's a glass cannon so boosting her up with +Defense seeds helps a ton.

If you enjoyed the Paper Mario games and the writing but don't care about having a major overarching plot then there's Sticker Star.

And you're absolutely right in regards to Nina, unless you're focused and determined to bring her into the endgame it's just not worth using her over Momo or even Peco. I guess I'd take her over Garr but that's not saying much.
3610  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: December 03, 2012, 09:22:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-UNKMytPPk

Watching this reminded me of that one game that came out on the PS3 just recently.

All told, this is probably the better game.
3611  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: December 02, 2012, 06:59:38 PM
In all honesty both are kinda 'ehh'. You're better off either getting NSMBWii, NSMBU, or one of the Galaxy games.


In the world of Breath of Fire 3 things seem to be becoming grim as well.... I have somehow managed to make this game horribly unbalanced to the point where it seems I must use a party of Ryu, Nina, and Rei or I get decimated..... in contrast, with that party in the "attack" formation (with Ryu at the lead) there isn't much that can stand up to a double attack from Ryu for more then a round or two.... I don't know if this is because of how I played or a flaw in design that makes the attack formation coupled with a high agility party damn near game-breaking..... In either case Garr, Momo and even my super leveled spud  companion (I actually like Peco) are getting really neglected at this point... Making my way through Cear Xhan (yea, I spelled that way wrong.....) ATM.... Maybe its just me, but did this game get a little stale for anyone else around this point?....... 

Unfortunately, at this point you're better off sticking with your party now than trying to change things but know that Nina sucks in this game. You'd been better off with Momo or either of the other two in a Speed Formation with Rei in the lead, but then again no BoF game had a particularly well balanced character selection (save Dragon Quarter by virtue of only having 3 party members).
3612  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: December 02, 2012, 06:46:15 PM
I'm hoping it's a localized title announcement.

That's what I'm thinking (hoping) too.  I don't know if it being filed in Europe helps that idea or not.  If that's the name they go with, probably for the best.  Less Engrish.

Assuming that is the case, how will they be able to keep that horrible horrible pun that's in the JP title?
3613  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: December 02, 2012, 06:38:16 PM
We faced the catch 22 however that either everyone bought the first to get the second out (yeah there's a third game, but that's more of an encore/bridge to the next set of games), or everyone waited on the second game to be out before buying only to never see it. At least we have spoilers in this case, and while not a faithful adaption there is that anime.

At least it's something MEANT to be big, rather than like a lot of newer games that seem to end in a cliffhanger for the sake of being open for a sequel and being a franchise, even if they could've made it a complete damn game in the first place.

At least it's better than "Hey! Let's make a six game series and then proceed to not even finish one of them before getting horribly derailed." and "Let's stretch one game into four games and call it a series.".
3614  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: December 02, 2012, 10:38:49 AM
Watch it turn out to be DLC for FFXIII-2 like Chronobreak did (well okay, it doesn't necessarily have to be FFXIII-2; it could be for FFXIVmk2 or Tomb Raider instead).
3615  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: December 01, 2012, 06:30:42 PM


Ah, Tokyo 8.0. At least you were lucky enough to get made before the Northern Japan 9.0 earthquake hit unlike Disaster Report 4.
Pages: 1 ... 239 240 [241] 242 243 ... 477


Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.20 | SMF © 2013, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!