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3601  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: March 21, 2012, 08:29:11 AM

Good Lord. That's one hell of a dodged bullet (not that they couldn't find a way to cram a Japanese High School in there (see: Skyward Sword's Knight's Academy) but an FE set in modern times would've guaranteed it). Not that I don't think the gameplay style couldn't work for other types of settings but that I wouldn't want to take a bet on taking a pre-established series and sending it into a new direction (see: pretty much any game that does this like BoFV, ect...).

Edit: Also new story trailer.

Double Edit: In addition recent Famitsus have indicated that Support Convos are back (doesn't specify as to which version but at least confirms that it's pre-Wii style) as well as a limited form of the Reclass option from the DS games (at the very least there's going to be an expendable item requirement to make use of this and the options are going to be far more limited).
3602  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Michael Bay talks TMNT movie! says, "They are from an Alien Race..." on: March 20, 2012, 10:43:20 AM
Yep. He's going to make the Turtles into Godzilla aliens that occasionally show up to help the US military battle against the evil Mecha Godzilla alien forces of the Foot Clan while Casey Jones tries to keep the Turtles hidden from his parents and eventually saves the day by running the plot macguffin of the movie into the end zone to score both the touchdown to save all of humanity for team US military and Megan Fox who will be playing April O'Neil.

The tl;dr is that he's basically going to take the Transformer movies and replace all instances of Transformer characters with TMNT characters.

Hopefully the next movie he makes will do the same with the Care Bears.

Fake Edit: And the second(live action) TMNT still features a musical number by Vanilla Ice. Watch it again, there are so many subtle jokes you could make about that film.
3603  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What one RPG would you award 100% to? on: March 19, 2012, 07:05:48 PM
If we're keeping this subjective, within the realm of RPGs, and if we're counting Zelda games then I'm gonna have to go with Symphony of the Night A Link to the Past.
3604  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam on: March 19, 2012, 07:00:16 PM

"Forever Alone

Escorted Elena to safety on every difficulty level."


They all want Adol's sexy body, but he always leaves the girls forever alone.

^This. Basically Adol is to hearts as Dogi is to walls.

Additionally, that's the one you need clarification on? Not 'Legacy Pervert' or 'Tastes Like Chicken'?
3605  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SRW Z2-2 on: March 19, 2012, 06:46:06 PM
Good lord. Look at all that touched up animation for the Z1 peeps; nevermind all the sweet sweet tidings shown in that video. It simply pains me to note that there wont be any partners/squads mechanic to bring more than a meager fraction of this game's cast into a standard roster. ;_;
3606  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: March 16, 2012, 04:55:53 PM

He's so bloated that he simply floated away.
3607  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: March 16, 2012, 04:09:40 PM
Been rewatching Star Trek Enterprise.

I forgot how awesome season 4 is.

Wasn't that the point where they basically said "Fuck it! We're running this Mirror Mirror-verse style!"? Because while I remember it actually being somewhat entertaining to watch Archer bitch at Nega-Archer for being a bastard but I was too confused as to why Archer sounded like he knew what he was doing given the lack of growth/retardedness of the previous season's attempt at turning Star Trek into a bastardized version of Space Battleship Yamato and the fact that his character up to that point was just as badly mishandled as Janeway's to enjoy the new direction.

But then again anything would look awesome in comparison to the previous seasons.
3608  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What snes RPG for a beginner ? on: March 15, 2012, 01:49:55 PM
A few of you mentioned Mario RPG but ... not to just dismiss your suggestions, but SM-RPG really isn't my cup of tea since i don't feel any attraction to that game at all. I can't explain it but it seems ... wrong.

I like my RPG's original and not using another franchise to make an RPG.

The final fantasy games are on my list but let's say they are somewhat hard to get and certainly if you want a cartridge in good shape you pay a small fortune.

Mystic Quest seems to get a lot of hate from just about everyone. A game doesn't have to be "easy", but it has to be very entertaining without drowning in stats and numbers.
Also if a game needs grinding to get anywhere , scrap it off the list :p.

Super Mario RPG isn't actually all that bad in terms of crossovers. It was more of a collaboration between Nintendo and Squaresoft and the plot's minimalistic enough that neither source overpowers the other (unlike say Kingdom Hearts which is almost entirely a Squeenix series that features the occasional Disney character). Additionally the game does a fairly good job of playing to the series strengths by giving battles some interaction mechanics beyond menus and providing platforming elements on the field. But then again those same platforming elements can get rather tricky given the isometric view the game uses so I can see why that would turn you off; fortunately you have no need to fear random encounters due to fights being visible on the field.

As for Mystic Quest I wouldn't call it easy or childish so much as I would refer to it as minimalistic. It forgoes a lot of the needless complications that many RPGs tend to implement. You have your main character and a few static partner characters who you can set to either Manual control or Auto control during battle. Inventories and item management is limited to a small set of different weapon types with different functions and stats, a number of spells divided into three separate spell levels, a couple of basic expendables, a basic set of armor, and key items. Like in Super Mario RPG battles are visible on the field and can be avoided if you so desire, battlefields exist mainly to provide an alternative to fighting everything you come across in dungeons (and you can net yourself sweet loot and additional exp in addition to what you gain just from fighting), and there is a limited amount of platforming and puzzle solving while traversing dungeons (mostly limited to using a particular weapon to overcome a particular obstacle, jumping over or into pits, and finding and using key items.

And if you're looking for games that don't involve grinding then I definitely recommend against the Breath of Fire games. BoF2 in particular since not only do fights give out insufficient exp to keep up with demand but you're going to need to keep all eight party members up to speed in levels since the game loves to force you to use characters that you'll have likely long since benched even going so far as to force you to go solo with them for a dungeon (I'm looking at you Simafort).
3609  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What snes RPG for a beginner ? on: March 15, 2012, 11:38:17 AM
Secret of Mana. Its pretty straight forward and easy enough to get into even on your own but it's best when played with pals when you can choose to work together or fuck with each other. I need to mention though that this is an ARPG or Action RPG much like Zelda is

Unfortunately the BoF games have aged rather badly but I'd recommend 1 over 2 as 2 gets really painful at various points during the game, especially at the end which is just a painful marathon of a slog to tackle no matter what you do; whereas 1's easier and provides you with a few cheese moves. Sadly, neither game is really worth it, especially if you're playing BoF2 on a cart since the original localization for this game was nearly incomprehensible; if you're emulating, do your self a favor and download the retranslation patch. These are conventional RPGs or CRPGs.

Illusion of Gaia is an excellent game but you REALLY need a guide if you want to have any hope of completing the game's side quest. Also it's linear as hell fyi. It too is an ARPG like Secret of Mana. Admittedly grinding isn't really a thing in this game due to the way that stat upgrades work (you get an upgrade once you clear an area of enemies but bosses will catch you up on anything you missed so you really don't need to grind if you don't feel like it; also bosses basically ignore your stats anyways).

Terranigma is just as excellent as IoG and a bit more forgiving than it in regards to side quests and a lot less linear to boot. Both games can get rather challenging if you don't pay that much attention but both games are definitely worth playing through. Also an ARPG like IoG though stats and levels do matter in this game.

Lufia & the Fortress of Doom is unfortunately a rather bland game but if you want to play through this and have no knowledge of the series then I suggest avoiding any sort of guides. The game's straight forward enough to play blind and there is a twist or two in there that works better blind. Although I'd almost recommend hunting down and playing through Lufia 2: Rise of the Sinistrals first (I say almost since it'll be pretty hard to go back to the blandness of Lufia1 afterwords). This is also a CRPG.

Secret of Evermore is basically like Secret of Mana but without the multiplayer and a bit more difficult unless you're cheesing the game (which is really easy given the bugs). It's plot is also much more western and sci-fi than SoM as well so there's that to consider as well.
3610  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation ds v Sentinels of the Starry Skies ds on: March 15, 2012, 04:52:17 AM
Dragon Quest is horrible.  I pick neither.

At least they're better than the Final Fantasies made after the PSX era.
3611  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam on: March 14, 2012, 11:12:25 AM
Unfortunately, it also means that he'll probably be back to seek attention in the near future.
3612  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: March 14, 2012, 11:03:11 AM
Great Knights are back and apparently Clerics can now promote into a class that let's them whack baddies upside the head with an axe.

The Battle Sister looks kinda crappy, honestly. You can use attack magic if you promote to Philosopher which seems to play more into the stat spread said characters would have. If I wanted a mage killer I'd stick to the pegasus knights. =P

Yeah I kinda noticed that when I took a look at Mr. Green Knight's promotion to Great Knight and saw that he picks up a whopping +7 to defense and a nice +8 to HP and +5 to attack basically turning him into a brick shit house on four legs. O.o

But then again, Liz doesn't really care that much due to probably keeping staff use with both promotions which is almost always a good thing in of itself. Plus she could do much worse than with axes since they typically have the best might, the least problematic weapon rank requirements, and she seems to have enough skill to be able to make use them.
3613  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: March 14, 2012, 08:25:05 AM

New trailer. Features cutscenes, gameplay, villains, black Pegasus, cameo characters, and lots of information that needs translation. I'll get back to this once I've figured out what all the text says.

Edit: Missed the part about some of the less obvious perks to the support system like Armor Knights benefiting from Peg Knight teamups with mobility. Finally, I can actually use non Oswin-like Armor Knights now instead of parking them on the bench as soon as I can.

3614  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam on: March 13, 2012, 07:21:43 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here

It's like you're in another dimension, trying to participate in a discussion happening in our dimension, and all we're getting are half-sentences.

Meaning alot of responses I am reading seem anti steam for some reason

At least you spelled anti correctly this time....
3615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best PS3 exclusive JRPG? on: March 13, 2012, 07:18:24 PM
Ar Tonelico 3 and the two Hyperdimension Neptunia games.

That's it. That's what you got a PS3 for. Enjoy.
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