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3646  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time hits PSP / PSN on July 31st! on: August 16, 2012, 08:19:27 AM
Are "nominations" like these that enables a company to keep rehashing games, a shame really only Big names get mentions as GotM or GoTY.

Very close doesnt matter really and further ensure me that brand rcognition gave KH the upper hand.

Usually those very big titles are well made, and probably the only area KH games (ones they put serious effort into) are generally agreed upon to be good at is gameplay... which can be enough. Plus I didn't elaborate enough on how an extra two weeks could've flipped things around: that'd have given Growlanser time for word of mouth to spread, and for those that got the game to sink enough time to form a real opinion. As is only importers and those with review copies could get that kind of time (obviously), and Growlanser definitely doesn't start fast, it's pacing is actually kind of bad at first though this gets better.

KH 1 and 2 had slower starts than WoT (Not sure in this KH case tough)

I don't know, that island segment from KH1 moved by pretty quickly if you knew what you were doing (KH2 on the other hand was indeed glacial).
3647  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: August 16, 2012, 08:16:06 AM
http://andriasang.com/con28o/mega_man_rpg_ios/

The latest from the "Top Men" at Capcom.

Looks just as ass as that MMX iOS port. Bonus points for making the new guy look like an awful cross between X and Star Force's MMs.

Happy 25th Megaman!
3648  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 15, 2012, 11:00:29 PM
Is it just me, or does Twilight Princess have too many characters?  Seriously, I've only beaten the second big dungeon, and we already have almost two dozen NPCs with names and personalities, including some children that Link's had to rescue three or four times.  I... kinda don't like this.  I would prefer to be thrown into the action with less prompting and dialog.  I want Zelda to be... more like Dark Souls and less like Dragon Age.  

Unfortunately it'll get much worse. At least the rate at which they're introduced will taper off by the time you hit the fourth dungeon and most of the characters up until that point will become irrelevant as well. Malo, Ilya, and the cowardly kid's dad are the big exceptions and even then two of them have some decent payouts by the end (though the other is a lot more WTF by the end).

Whine about that all you want, personally, I hated the fact that every *female* Sage (+Malon) in Ocarina of Time sounded like they wanted to fuck Link.

Ilia became useless, but so what -- she was goddamn ugly and annoying. CLearly a future soccer mom.

Are you implying that Impa isn't female, because I'm pretty sure she had no interest in Link's Master Sword (if you know what I mean). Also the only reason why I don't outright hate Ilia's late game quest is because
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the spaghetti western shootout was actually pretty cool.
3649  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What are your Final Fantasy memories? on: August 15, 2012, 02:48:24 PM
FF6 - My bro got it Christmas Day and didn't open any other gift beceause he ran downstairs to start it up.  I basically watched him play through all of it, I was...about 6 or 7 at the time, so when I played it, it was his file and to go to towns (I didn't like fighting!).

. That childlike naivete made the series that much better (but I guess it makes everything better, really). I don't like to think of myself as jaded, but...


This is so true.. sometimes it really makes me sad to think I will never feel the excitement and joy I found in games, and really in many other things in life, as I did when I was younger :(

My problem was that I was already seeing the cracks back when I first took up FFVII and got annoyed at how everything was tied to Materia, weapons and armor were mere afterthoughts, and the only defining feature to each character was their limit breaks. VIII only exacerbated the problem by removing equipment altogether and having that stupid Disk 4 business where you can't go anywhere but towards the endgame (and endgame sidequests). IX in comparison was a definite step in the right direction where you had 8 unique party members and a number of events where the narrative followed more than just the main character (even if only the first continent was the only one that was really populated and that drat Disk 4 issue reared its ugly head again). And finally FFX was a game that only had me asking how were you actually supposed to stop a force of nature like Sin with just a Meg Ryan lookalike and his crew (since VI's couldn't be stopped, VII used a force of nature against a force of nature, and IV, V, Tactics, VIII, and IX had only to deal with overpowered douche bags) and then I played it and found out that bad writing was the solution. Also the sphere grid was cute but it had no fucking clue as to what it was doing given how A) linear it was, B) overpowered it made you, C) non-negotiable it was to navigate it (i.e. you had to burn one sphere level to advance one space forward or like up to five spaces back), and D) sparse it was in anything but stat boosters.
3650  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: August 15, 2012, 07:48:59 AM
Is it just me, or does Twilight Princess have too many characters?  Seriously, I've only beaten the second big dungeon, and we already have almost two dozen NPCs with names and personalities, including some children that Link's had to rescue three or four times.  I... kinda don't like this.  I would prefer to be thrown into the action with less prompting and dialog.  I want Zelda to be... more like Dark Souls and less like Dragon Age.  

Unfortunately it'll get much worse. At least the rate at which they're introduced will taper off by the time you hit the fourth dungeon and most of the characters up until that point will become irrelevant as well. Malo, Ilya, and the cowardly kid's dad are the big exceptions and even then two of them have some decent payouts by the end (though the other is a lot more WTF by the end).
3651  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: August 15, 2012, 07:33:57 AM
does it seem like they are trying to avoid japaneese freindly stuff? i mean i would of expected of wild arms char but theres none. in fact i dont think theres any character from an rpg. pandering to western equivalent of weaboo's?
Truthfully I think if they included a Wild Arms character, you'd be unhappy with who they included. It's obvious characters like Kanon, Raquel, or Anastasia won't be included. Besides, Wild Arms has too many mains to be represented solely by one of them, I think.

Hell, not even Virgina from WAs3 has much of a chance to get in outside of a strictly support role. I'd say either the mains from WAs1 or 2 have the best chance and the female support is also going to be from those games.
3652  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Super Smash Bros. Namdai on: August 15, 2012, 07:28:05 AM
It would be suicide and a completely brain dead move to not include an Tales characters, considering it is the best selling series they have that isn't part of their classic franchises like PAC Man. I'd expect at least two or three. Yurt, Luke, and Cless are my guesses, being the most popular heroes from the polls in Japan IIRC.

If there's anybody who's coming in under the Tales of banner it's going to either be Cress, Lloyd, Luke, or that guy from Graces. Basically, anybody from a mothership Tales of game that showed up on a Nintendo console. Lloyd has serious potential since he dual wields swords which will keep him from feeling too much like Link, Other Link, Marth (or Not Marth), or Krom. That said, I think the possibility of either Tear or Sofie showing up is also pretty high for game variety's sake and maybe Dhaos for a villains entry since he's probably the most well known and would cover the rest of the trifecta.
3653  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Let's make an awesome Pirate RPG! on: August 15, 2012, 07:06:34 AM
The  closest we've ever gotten to a perfect pirate game was Skies of Arcadia.

There was a Bethesda pirate game called Pirates of the Caribbean that was kind of crap, Legend of Black Kat was kind of crap and Legend of the Buccaneer was kind of crap.

I would love a good pirate RPG.

Rogue Galaxy was kinda crap, and Suikoden IV was straight up crap.

Infinite Space was pretty good in the "I have a fleet!" sort of way at least.
3654  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: August 14, 2012, 08:27:42 PM
:facepalm:

Parappa the Rappa and Sly Cooper are both pretty Japanese. So too is Raiden (and due to various leaks Solid Snake is all but confirmed as well). Norioko (or whatever that chick from Heavenly Sword's name was) has also been all but confirmed. Plus there's Tekken's Heihachi is another that's been all but confirmed.

So yeah, I don't think there's been any significant white-washing going on.

Now if only 90% of the female cast weren't delegated to assist trophy status....(but I guess that can't be helped given that there weren't that many female leads to begin with).
3655  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 14, 2012, 10:56:09 AM
Princess Crown amongst all the SMT and Persona related characters.
3656  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 14, 2012, 10:54:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXq2GtMBt3c

Holy shit, I remember this show! :O

Legends of the Hidden Temple was good times.

The Shrrriiiinnne of the Siiillllvvvver Monkeyyy.

I fucking loved how shitty the consolation prizes.  Thanks for coming on the show!  You win a pack of NERDS CANDAAAAAYYYY!

Or a Duncan yo-yo.  I grew up watching all this Nickelodeon stuff and I love seeing it again here and there.  I feel like buying all the dvds I can of these shows so I can show them to my kids someday and maybe they'll like watching them as much as I did as a kid.

Still, my favorite Nickelodeon game show was the older versions of Double Dare with Wild and Crazy Kids a close second. Still, this one's right up there and that Animal Planet knock off wasn't even a pale shadow (even if the prizes were better).

I also loved Double Dare.  Fun fact: During a family trip to Disney World, an 8 year old Akanbe got to go on the Double Dare stage and play one of the Double Dare Versus games with an audience watching, but it wasn't televised nor was it a regular taping.  I can't remember exactly how it happened but I remember volunteering and getting picked.

For some reason, I can't remember Wild and Crazy Kids.  The name definitely rings a bell, but I can't remember much else.

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Also, it's still amazing just how complicated that temple really was. Every room had like three or four exits and a unique gimmick and even the ones that opened might still lead into a dead end. The temple guards were also a great 'fuck you' if your team wasn't packing two full pendants of light.

Hell yeah.  The temple was a damn good challenge.  Iirc, I don't remember that many teams winning it.

Lucky bastard.

As for W&CK the only defining feature was that it had three hosts with a team of kids to each of them. Other than that there really wasn't any structure to the show though the most common set up would involve the three hosts getting into a dispute which ended up requiring the three teams of kids to be pitted against each other so that the winning team's host would have neener neener rights. The reason why I liked it was because it gave no fucks about having a formula beyond having three events per episode.
3657  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: August 14, 2012, 06:35:10 AM

Is it me, or is one of those things not like the other?
3658  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: August 14, 2012, 06:24:50 AM
Well yeah, it is a ripoff with a lineup that's been determined more by what needs the publicity than what was actually meaningful for Sony but if it can get some competition going for Smash Bros. it might just be worth it.

It might be. But I still don't get what kind of audience this game is for...

I suspect that it's going to end up being current gen console warriors looking for another way to say "Sony does what Nintendon't." and grade schoolers looking to put their money where their mouths are by actually being able to pit Kratos against other characters because he's the 'bestest, coolest, and most badass character evar'.
3659  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 13, 2012, 06:07:43 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXq2GtMBt3c

Holy shit, I remember this show! :O

Legends of the Hidden Temple was good times.

The Shrrriiiinnne of the Siiillllvvvver Monkeyyy.

I fucking loved how shitty the consolation prizes.  Thanks for coming on the show!  You win a pack of NERDS CANDAAAAAYYYY!

Or a Duncan yo-yo.  I grew up watching all this Nickelodeon stuff and I love seeing it again here and there.  I feel like buying all the dvds I can of these shows so I can show them to my kids someday and maybe they'll like watching them as much as I did as a kid.

Hell. Even the kids that made it into the temple proper got screwed over with an RC truckster.

Also, it's still amazing just how complicated that temple really was. Every room had like three or four exits and a unique gimmick and even the ones that opened might still lead into a dead end. The temple guards were also a great 'fuck you' if your team wasn't packing two full pendants of light.

Still, my favorite Nickelodeon game show was the older versions of Double Dare with Wild and Crazy Kids a close second. Still, this one's right up there and that Animal Planet knock off wasn't even a pale shadow (even if the prizes were better).
3660  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Sony's Smash Bros. on: August 13, 2012, 05:53:18 PM
Did anyone here saw the thread on neogaf of Hideki Kamiya saying the this game was a rip-off in Twitter?

Some people got offended by that but for better or worse he's not wrong. Besides, Kamiya is a cool dude that has contributed and directed a bunch of awesome games.

How can anyone hate him? :p



Well yeah, it is a ripoff with a lineup that's been determined more by what needs the publicity than what was actually meaningful for Sony but if it can get some competition going for Smash Bros. it might just be worth it.

But I'm not here to discuss that, I'm here to post this....http://www.siliconera.com/2012/08/13/playstation-all-stars-battle-royale-scheduled-for-november-release/
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