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3811  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 27, 2011, 06:54:31 PM
Every game under every compilation ever. Especially the ones done by Squeenix.
3812  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 27, 2011, 06:37:06 AM
I hope sega swoops in and takes us all by surprise

This. Definitely.

It would prove that once and for all life is full of surprises. I doubt it though.

I'm pretty sure Sega used up their allotted surprises for the decade when they released a Sonic game that didn't suck.
3813  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 27, 2011, 01:32:22 AM
Metroid is PRETTY CLOSE, though you never open treasure chests or anything.

They did have those item balls in the first two games though.

When I think about it what is it with RPGs and treasure chests? I mean who just randomly leaves all these chests lying around full of loot? Especially, most being located at the end of a winding corridor or dungeon. Don't get me wrong I love these games but what gives?

It feels good to open a chest full of potions and money or anything that can help you on your adventure, is as simple as that. It makes me a sad panda when I don't get anything. It's like, I'm losing my time with this empty chest.

I could tolerate the lack of a driving plot or the license board being lame as shit, but this right here is the one thing I hated above everything else about FFXII. Having THE most retarded form of treasure chests EVAR, what with the random chances of containing the actual item you're searching for or even showing up, or the fact that 99% of them never contained anything more than outdated trash, or that the 1% that actually offered an actual improvement were one time, rare to even get to appear, and also susceptible to containing nothing but trash further exacerbated by the fact that the one accessory in the game that's sole purpose is to improve your chances at getting the better items from chests will in fact prevent you from ever getting anything more than a knot of rust in every case where it counts. And then there's the Zodiac Spear and it's successor in the Zodiac version.
3814  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Mana on PSN this week on: March 27, 2011, 01:03:20 AM
Every Mana game is more or less standalone.

Also, playing a Mana game for the story is uh...well, you'll be disappointed.

The first one was good for it's time, the second was serviceable at least, third was completely forgettable, and Legend had some interesting arcs at least. Sword somehow managed to both water down and load up the plot with Power of Friendship bullshit at the same time (and this was a remake of the GameBoy game from 91). And anything from the World of Mana compilation (includes Children, Heroes, Dawn, and Friends which was banished to the cellphone market long before the iPhone twinkled in Apple's eye) was, much like the games themselves, utter horse shit.

And yes, Legend is it's own thing that the World compilation clumsily tried to tie the rest of the series into (as well as actually trying to tie the various games of the series into each other in an equally clumsily manner because they really had little to no real connection between them in the first place).
3815  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: for the srw fans of rpgfan on: March 26, 2011, 04:20:18 AM
The old thread would've sufficed considering that it's just a preview.

That said though, we finally get to see some of the new gameplay elements in action. It looks like, that not just Gurren Lagan and Code Geass get their own special boost or function but that many series look to be incorporating their various special systems and abilities into gameplay functions. If that really is the case then this just got awesomer.

Also lol at the original villain. Couldn't look more like an asshat if he tried (aside from actually putting on a top hat and maybe a monocle though that just might make him awesome). Cool mech though, even if it does resemble an orange and black Soulgain a bit too much.
3816  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 25, 2011, 02:10:53 PM
Dade, none of the Big Three have talked about their next home consoles at all

Microsoft is starting, but that doesn't mean much. It'll be years before they have something final.

Nintendo has also been heard whispering of a Wii2 in the future, but right now it's the 3DS getting the limelight.
3817  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: March 24, 2011, 03:48:08 AM
For Dragon Warrior VII, it seems more likely to me that we'll see it remade on the DS/3DS than released on the PSN, with IV, V and VI released with a similar graphic style. It would probably be already out in Japan if there was a plan to re-release it on the PSN I guess.

Probably for the 3DS considering the sheer size of the game's content. Fucking game is Huge. And it would easily be a far better version if they could do something about the retardedness of those monster hearts (if they have to keep them, then stick them in places where they're easier to get too like in T 'n' T boards and such (and not in something equally or more retarded than tags, god tags suck)).
3818  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Mana on PSN this week on: March 24, 2011, 03:24:27 AM
While I suggested 1h Swords its more based on the fact that you can get any weapon up to 999 power through retarded amounts of tempering along with the fact that 1h Swords are slightly faster than 1h Axes. Plus Shields which are the heaviest thing you can equip in addition to the Full Plate Mail.

Personally I went with 2h Axes during the majority of my runs using Axes of Evil despite the hit box issues for it's juicy All Stat Boost effect. Well as far as anyone would use a weapon when in the company of a Land Dragon that I lucked out on in my first run. Its base stats maxed out at the drop of the hat though it's attack and armor aren't as so. Not like it matters that much when most things like to burn and Land Dragons REALLY like to BURN (nothing like watching a dozen or so health bars vanish in seconds which made Nightmare mode semi bearable back when I was a kid with plenty of patience and WAY too much time on my hands (nothing could ever make No Future mode in any way, shape, or form bearable)).
3819  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 23, 2011, 02:02:08 AM
I found a decent scan. Etc.


I for one am stoked it's not a 3DS game. Ain't gettin' one anytime soon.

But yet I can't find myself motivated at all in getting this considering for some reason. Maybe its the fact that it's predecessor is on it's way to getting a 3DS port or something.
3820  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: jrpg hate in america. on: March 23, 2011, 01:56:02 AM

I've said it before; but I credit FF's constant success in the States part of the fact they diverted from the cartoon-y style that FF7 had and kept it real (which seems to work for audiences here).  

Nevertheless, numerous Japanese publishers enjoy a ton of success here too, no?

FF9 was cartoony. (Though it was a much better game than FF8. But hell, Legend of Dragoon would be a better game than FF8 if it didn't have such a terrible battle system)

I think the publishers that are having success now, like Atlus, XSeed and Level 5,are the ones that are bringing over interesting things that may be Japanese but are also things we haven't seen before. I think that's why stuff like the newer Persona games, Professor Layton, 999 and even stuff like Retro Game Challenge seems to get buzz.

And yet nobody bought Retro Gaming Challenge thus stranding the sequel and the TV series they're based on in Japan. ;_;
3821  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 22, 2011, 07:10:26 PM
So I've finally beaten Greygnarl in DQIX. Now I don't have anything really holding me back from challenging my Lv 99 grotto map. And with a water map of sufficient depth all I need now is to find an ice map of sufficient depth, a map that concludes with Tyrannosaurus Wrecks, and luck out on a Bright Staff and an Angel Robe and I'll be more or less done with grottoes (save for metal and gem slime farming and legacy bosses).

I started up a subscription with Gamefly to save more monies and to finish more games.

First game to arrive in my mailbox: Donkey Kong Returns for the Wii! And I LOVE it. Probably just as much as New Super Mario Bros. There's so many tiny secrets to find, just like in the original SNES titles. I finished up the first area on the map. I really liked the sunset level where all you see are the silhouettes of everything, and the level that had a lot of shooting barrels. Does anyone know if you get something special for getting all the bananas in a given level? I know if you get all the KONG letters and puzzle pieces, you get something, but there's a third slot that I haven't filled up for any level, and there was nothing in the game that explained what I'm supposed to accomplish.

The third slot is regulated to time trials. Clear under a set goal and you'll get your third mark for the stage.
3822  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 22, 2011, 06:51:37 PM
Well, there was an interview with Falcom's president in this month's Game Informer in which he discussed how they were considering to release future games digitally, maybe one chapter at a time. Maybe XSEED would follow this thought, as the NGP is supposed to be compatible with PSP downloads so it would seem logic that they would make a digital release if UMDs sale really drop, with maybe a physical limited edition. I still have hope, the PSP isn't dead yet!
Hate to break it to ya, but it's been clinging to life since it was hacked. Almost everybody I know has a hacked PSP and plays torrented games, WHICH I DO NOT SUPPORT!

Actually it was before that when developers decided to make the PSP a dumping ground for PSX/PS2 ports that the PSP was doomed (seriously, you're making ports of games from a system that's considered to be the most prolific and longest lasting console since the NES and anyone who'd ever be interested in said games would already have them and said console to play them on not to mention the fact that said console also had backwards compatibility with the other half of the games being ported). Nevermind the fact that some of the better ports earlier on never made it over here that would've at least smoothed over some of the early years' wrinkles (i.e. Suki 1 + 2, BoF III, & ToP). And to top it all off they just had to make movies for it too so the UMD's rapidly diminishing shelf space can get cluttered with movies nobody wants to watch because they're on an already outdated format and aren't much cheaper than the alternatives.

It's only been this last year or two that they've been finally able to turn it around but out of it's 7 year life span that's 5+ years too late.
3823  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 21, 2011, 12:45:44 PM
Just finished watching Now and Then, Here and There... Great show with excellent music.

I'd really appreciate it if you guys helped me find more animes like that. These are the ones I've watched:

Fullmetal Alchemist
Death Note
Kenshin OVA's
Every film by Satoshi Kon
Code Geass
Wolf's Rain
Haibane Renmei
Gunslinger Girl (season 1)
Xam'd: Lost Memories

So if anyone can find a pattern from that list, please recommend me something I haven't watched yet.

So if anyone can find a pattern from that list, please recommend me something I haven't watched yet.

I'll recommend She and Her Cat and 5 Centimeters Per Second: a chain of short stories about their distance by Makoto Shinkai.

Basically this but also watch anything else done by Makoto Shinkai or to be more specific Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.

As for series I'd recommend 20th Century Boys, Berserk (although you'll have to read the manga to get the most out of that one as the anime only covers up to a certain point early in the series), and yes Cowboy Bebop.
3824  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 21, 2011, 03:29:32 AM
Yeah, the potential problem is the fact the PSP never had the PS2's momentum, and thus may not be able to thrive at retail for an ungodly amount of time. Maybe they'll surprise there, or at least retailers like Amazon and GameStop will still stock the games online and sell them while digital versions get put up on the PSN, Hell, the fact Trails 3 and Zero are both 1 UMD at least ensure the PSN's still a route if Trails 2 can still hit retail but not those two.

I should note that Ys 1 & 2 have become hard to find as of late. Gamestop and Amazon are your only bets since nobody else really even carries PSP games anymore save for a few generic titles and KH:BbS.

Thankfully, there's always the VC option for the TurboCD port and it's excellent sound quality if you really want to play those games.
3825  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Legend of Mana on PSN this week on: March 21, 2011, 03:23:31 AM

Just a heads up so that you can get to sperging out on making that 999 powered 1h sword asap.
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