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3631  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 15, 2012, 05:04:29 PM
I think it was implied somewhere in the original game that RedXIII's momma was also human when they were discussing how she died and how his father left her. And given that his grandfather was human(ish)....

That one scene at the end kinda implies that too, given the otherwise massive plothole the other alternatives lead to (if those aren't Red's and Aerith's grandkids (or great-grandkids since Red would be roughly in his 160s in 500 years), then the next time somebody uses the Black Materia the world isn't going to get its bailout like before).

The ts;dr (too stupid; didn't read) is that FFVII's writing always sucks; it just got progressively worse over the years.
3632  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Happy Valentines Day to all the lovely ladies of RPGFan... on: February 15, 2012, 02:39:08 PM
For most of you, it was the loveiest-doveiest day of the year.

For me, it was a Tuesday.
3633  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 15, 2012, 10:12:44 AM

Lunatic and Casual (i.e. no perma death) modos confirmed. No mention of any Reverse Lunatic modos or Gaiden chapters that require the player to be under a certain threshold of units.

I should probably complain about something else to get another hilarious rise out of MJ-rpgfan, but :effort:. Maybe a comment on what the MU would get as a prf/prf legendary to offset Krom!'s (not?)Falchion.

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3634  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: February 14, 2012, 05:48:42 PM

To be fair though, a lot of that comes from Ruins of Lore being a pain to play to begin with.
3635  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 14, 2012, 09:46:53 AM
To throw my two gil into the pool; regardless of any personal feelings concerning VII I think it is definitely 'not' one of the best games made.

The present argument; that because something brings an aspect of a sub-culture into mainstream fame it is by definition 'great' is by and large false.

I point at the Twilight series of books in example; as honestly it is a pretty good parallel. It brought a sub-culture (vampires) into the mainstream for a period of time (see the onslaught of 'vampire' movies and books which cropped up during the two year span of it's initial explosion), but in truth is really an 'average' product in and of itself at best; regardless of what it created and/or allowed to be created by existing. (Sub note: Also as part of the comparison; note both FF7 and Twilight have obsessive/insane fans which pretty much make anyone in or out of the fan base wish their existence to never have happened. Just a point of amusement.)

VII, both in its own time and by current standards is pretty much middle of the road. Once you peal away the 'ooh' and 'ahh' factor of the graphics as interpreted by relevant standards of the time it pretty much scores C+ to B- in both story and gameplay.

Or they could take one look at everyones' Popeye arms and say "We're done here." (or "This doesn't look anything like Advent Children.").
3636  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: February 14, 2012, 09:42:43 AM
worst sewer was Lufia: Ruins of Lore

Worse than Norturne?

I think CT and Tales of Symphonia had my favorite sewer dungeons, CT because it was based on really, really neat set pieces, and ToS because it had... some puzzle I recall liking?

(I think my least favorite desert was FFXII. Favorite desert was probably the Motavia overworld in PS1, which played rather much like a dungeon).

I hated that dumb ass Sand Sea in FFXII. Running along that maze of identical platforms over the course of two full regions was aggravating by the seventh platform on your first visit nevermind the rest of the trip. There's absolutely no reason why most of those platforms exist since they were all copypasta'd and none of them held anything of value and all of them had the same enemy on them. The only reason why anyone would be willing to go back was for hunts or building a ridiculous chain bonus to loot that one Fey that was randomly there to wreck your shit earlier.
3637  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: February 13, 2012, 09:03:12 AM
Hey guys. Remember that one chick from the first FFXIII that did nothing but remind us of Sarah Palin and dies without so much as a single boss fight?


Well now you can finally get that fight you were promised way back when the first FFXIII was still in the midst of development.

Next up on the DLC will be Hope's Mom Dad (let's face it, she'd be the last DLC character because she'll be the strongest, because moms are tough).
3638  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 13, 2012, 08:49:01 AM
Unfortunately, no. I tried that. I can play the previous chapter, but I can't restart the chapter I'm currently in.

Apparently if you have an important key in your inventory, you're not supposed to go back and play previous chapters while you have it.

I went back to buy some more health and when I went back to the main chapter, my key disappeared. It apparently happens with any major key in the game.


Did you check to make sure that the key didn't respawn in the place where you originally found it?
3639  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 12, 2012, 10:50:16 PM
Finished up the last plot based mission in GTAIII. Final mission complete count is 69 out of 73. Fuck going for those off road challenge missions, they're painful and they suck out loud. Did two of the three vehicle missions and now have access to every basic car and truck in the game, only emergency vehicles left undone. Speaking of, did enough vigilante missions to unlock all six bribes at the bases; didn't bother with the other vehicle based missions. 72/100 hidden packages, 9/20 rampages, and 3/20 unique jumps were cleared/collected.

The final mission itself was pretty entertaining when you approach it with the bullet proof Patriot; nothing like rolling along giving no fucks while cartel fucks spray enough bullets to reduce anything to scrap in seconds barely scratching the paint (actually I think they were doing enough damage to cause visible damage anyways). Either way though the only real concerns while rolling with my not-tank were user error (i.e. flipping over, running over explosive barrels, getting shot while on foot as you have to climb up to the roof with what's her face and the rocket launcher on it to get both, ect...), helicopter bombardment (car's bullet proof, not fire proof), and time. And I ended up cutting it very close to the wire on that front with a whole 2 seconds left of the clock (and seconds move twice as fast as real seconds do so I had only one second left before I failed miserably).

I'm satisfied with GTAIII now. Time to move on to the next backlogged PS2 game (as soon as I can locate my other PS2 memory card).
3640  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Giving Suikoden 5 a second chance on: February 12, 2012, 10:15:42 PM
I'm wondering if this is just part of the comedy routine?
3641  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic on: February 12, 2012, 04:26:40 PM
So it's a Suikoden game trying to be Chrono Trigger but made by Konami and Tri-Ace who are less like the Dream Team and more like the NY Mets. I mean with the combined brain powers behind MGS and SO you're basically guaranteed total plot incoherency from the start.

Also the multiple characters pulling off normal attacks at the same time was something both of the PSX games pulled regularly with no real fanfare involved; and then there were unite attacks and combination rune spells in addition to that.
3642  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 12, 2012, 04:12:07 PM
i think the reason FF7 is overhyped and hated is because in a time before GTA3 and call of duty it achieved mainstream success.

By that logic FFVII wouldn't have lasted more than a year before Half-Life came in and kicked its ass.
3643  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Grandia II is kinda.... on: February 12, 2012, 01:33:37 PM
Vaporware. Same with that SaGa MMO and a bunch of other MMOs.

Everquest proved you could make money off of MMO subscriptions. WoW proved that nobody but WoW could make money off of MMOs (unless you were FFIX since you had the console MMO field). Everybody else either went free to play with premiums at a price, wasn't fantasy based, went under, or never left the drawing board.
3644  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 12, 2012, 08:40:32 AM
Although One-Winged Angel is often cited is the all time best final boss theme, I can't be the only one who liked "Birth of a God" way better. 


This is the theme that played during the Bizzaro Sephiroth fight right? I kinda liked the theme used during the fight before this one's where you fight Jenova for the last time more than this one.
3645  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Crimson Shroud - Matsuno's Newest Game on: February 11, 2012, 09:15:02 PM

Posting for some additional Crimson Shroud screens (some pertaining to gameplay perhaps).

Also there are other games involved in this Guild 01 game collection including what appears to be Suda 51's attempt at giving a rail shooter Metal Wolf Chaos's plot (though unfortunately less ironically not-American than MWC was).
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