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3841  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 17, 2011, 01:38:09 PM
That and the fact that most of the game consisted of points where if the developers decided that the next sequence is the time that you should be using Sentinel/whatever they introduced recently regularly, then by god you're using Sentinel/whatever they introduced recently or you're going to be around for a long goddamn time.
3842  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic on: September 17, 2011, 01:05:04 PM
I've never played or care about this series but this might be good news for some of you.

Good news! They're actually making a new Suikoden!

Bad news! It's on a system that's effectively dead in the USA so they probably won't localize it! If it's some Monster Hunter clone that will, in a perverse way, be comforting, but if Konami won't bother bringing new PSP games outside of Japan then I hope they at least bring it over to the Vita.

Worse news! It's still being made by those Tri-Ace fucks. At least it doesn't look like it has anything to do with the previous games.

ADMIN HIJACKING: Nipping misinformation in the bud:

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Osamu Komuta, director of Suikoden Tierkreis, is the director of Frontier Gate, but we donít know if Tri-Ace are developing both games.
3843  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mandatory PS3 update removes right to join class-action lawsuit on: September 16, 2011, 11:27:11 PM
Would this actually hold up in court?  I'm no lawyer...


It can because of the Supreme Court ruling that allowed this to happen in the first place. The recent one involving AT&T as I recall and cellphone contracts.

The women workers' v. Walmart case a few months back was the one that the Supreme Court ruled that as corporations are now considered individual citizens it would be unfair to allow the many (a collective of individuals who largely have little to no experience or knowledge of the legal system nor the resources to hire someone who does but shares a common grievance against that which they are suing) to gang up on the one (corporate entity comprised of many individuals, some of whom have years of professional training and experience in conducting legal battles, and others that can easily afford someone who has years of professional training and experience in conducting legal battles in their behalf).

In addition that women working at Walmart don't deserve the same wages and benefits that male workers do.

I'm frankly surprised the Supreme Court hasn't ruled in favor of a corporation forming and keeping a private militia yet.
3844  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 16, 2011, 11:07:40 PM
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- why did people hate CCross so much?

1. Nostalgia goggles.
2. The game seriously runs at like 30 FPS which gets maddening as fuck.
3. None of the characters get a lot of development but usually when Square does character development they like, fuck it up. Remember that time Serge tells Kid to laugh in CC and then they make hideous seagull noises for the next hour? I sure as hell don't.

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- Most games should have this many side quests

CT only has like 7 sidequests and they only open up at the end?

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- Double/Trip Techs are too good most of the time.

Unless you're hitting weaknesses, double techs actually don't do a lot more than just casting their component spells separately.

Haha funny enough just realized that with robo.  A good single tech does some hella good damage, certainly comparable to a double.

And in terms of side quests, I mean more than that, I also mean the endings too.  I just kinda like how open the game feels.

Also playing FFVI, the Floating Continent sucks major ass, equipment is kinda crappy right now too, so I'm just grinding a bit till it's easier.

My DS is dying btw. =(
why the F hasn't it gone down in price with the 3DS out already?  Milk it, Nintendo, milk it!

As for CC, I don't know... I tend to take things more at face value, and I loved it.  Nostalgia goggles happily put aside.  I do think the game could have done without the giant-fucking-roster, but whatever.  I still thought it was a noble approach at a sequel to a game that fucked-up in the 4th Dimension.
The lack of any sign of a sequel almost makes no sense, but I guess the question comes as where to go from there.  Time, done; dimensions, done... hm.  That, and given Squeenix's inability to pump out good titles, maybe it's good they wait.

The biggest advantages to Double and Triple Techs are usually better area of effects (generally speaking), sharing MP costs for damage (you get more mileage out of your high end caster for the damage they're doing, the studs are the real factor in this though as many Triple Techs require at least one MP guzzler), crappy or non damage techs at that particular level (i.e. Marle and Frog are usually the ones who benefit from this the most), or elemental advantages (with Crono, Lucca, and Marle you have access to all four elements through basic spells and the antiplode Dual Tech series). In a new game plus run this all becomes worthless in the face of a Gold Stud equipped Crono spammin' Luminaire 420 all day e'ry day.

As for why the CC hate mostly comes from the fact that the game failed to live up to fans expectations, and the plot was generally either absent or incomprehensible. Cast bloat, the 'pretty good D&D spell casting knockoff in all cases save for this particular one' Elements system, occasionally glacial pacing (that fucking boat), bizarre leveling system (almost would've worked had the lion's share of level based stat gains not require you to fight supplementary battles immediately after every boss fight with everybody), annoying regular battle music, slow battles in general, guide dammit recruitment requirements, and your wingmen's dialog was almost entirely generic banter with a varying number of umlauts/suffixes/slang depending on who was speaking were also contributing factors. It also doesn't help that Radiant Historia accomplished what CC set out to do far more effectively despite its shoestring budget.

The Floating Continent in FFVI is pretty much the only part of the World of Balance that isn't a complete pushover (barring screwing up your party going into the Magitek Research Facility) and could even be one of the most honestly difficult portion in the game given the fact that you're still limited in the amount of ridiculously broken bullshit you can pull at that point (unless you know how to abuse Rage) and the enemies consist of more than just 'sacks of HP that'll flail at you and maybe have a gimmick up the sleeve' or 'your dudes are not bad enough to handle this shit yet'.
3845  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 16, 2011, 09:20:18 AM
It entertains me how so many people take issue if you find a girl that's not considered attractive to the general public to be attractive. If I say an overweight girl is attractive I'm a sick fuck, if i say a skinny girl is attractive i'm a sick fuck, if i say a girl with a cup size below C is attractive I'm a sick fuck,, if i say girl with a cup size above J is attractive I'm a sick fuck. I just like women in general how is that wrong? I think Serah's hot so sue me.

She has no chest! You must be a pedophile! [/jk]
3846  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tokyo Game Show 2011 on: September 15, 2011, 08:14:04 PM

Oh hai there Astaroth and newcomer.
3847  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tokyo Game Show 2011 on: September 15, 2011, 04:25:08 AM
The question is whether or not MGS:Rising will still feature Tactical Watermelon Slicing Action or not?
3848  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 15, 2011, 04:13:27 AM
What the Christ!

As if we needed any more proof that Snow was Umaro mkII.

Also more of that ridiculous outfit worn by that is it a man? a woman? or should we even ask? from earlier.
3849  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Celceta, Sea of Trees on: September 15, 2011, 04:04:45 AM
It looks like the new Ys VII version of Ys IV.

Which is fine as Ys VII (verboseness aside) was a fine game.
3850  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tokyo Game Show 2011 on: September 14, 2011, 08:39:18 PM
All I got from TGS is how the Vita is shaping to be better than the 3DS is many, many ways.   Hm.

Except battery life.

Vita set to minimum equals 3DS set to gas guzzler.

Either way, we're going to be seeing the 3DSHevy (because it sure ain't going to be Lite) sooner rather than later.
3851  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X HD confirmed for PSVita and PS3 on: September 14, 2011, 04:27:40 PM
May death come to all who dare insult FFX and X-2. Fuck the haters.

Yay, more of the same shit.

Pass.
3852  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: White Knight Chronicles 2 and WKC PSP coming in English this May on: September 14, 2011, 01:29:46 PM
I'm level 5, haven't seen a mech yet, but am liking what I see.  I'm reminded of Final Fantasy XI, but without the frustration. 

I'm really looking forward to online play.

I think I spent more time creating my character than playing the game so far.  There are a lot of customization options, and none of them feel pointless.  I just wish I had bought a new hairdo from PSN BEFORE I created my character :P Now it'll cost another $5 if I want to redo my appearance.

Are you playing WKC1 or WKC2?
3853  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: September 14, 2011, 06:02:53 AM
Graphics are more important than the gameplay? You need to get yourselves checked if you think this way.

It's more of the fact that we so far don't have that much information on the mechanics of the game beyond what was shown in the trailers and pictures. We do know that there will be support attacks and defense but we don't know what they run off of or if enemies can utilize them or if they're just a gimmick to reinforce the illusion of the 3D's depth by sticking three objects at varying ranges against a background. We do know that we're on a new continent (which thankfully means no fucking Laguz) but we don't know if there are any new gimmick races taking the Laguz's place or not. We do know that skills are back, but we don't know if they resemble FE9/10's skills, Tear Ring Saga's skills, or FE8's "skills". We don't know what support method they're using this time. We don't know why the Jeigan is shown wielding Axes like a Great Knight rather than a Paladin. We don't even know if there will be multiple parties or not like in FE2 despite the presence of a map.

That said, we do know that the lolipop princess/staff chick is THE most ridiculously designed character in the entire series (wtf is that thing on her head supposed to be) barring any other surprises. The rest of the cast isn't nearly as bad but invoking Suikoden Tierkreis flashbacks just reminds me that Suki DS was not a good game.

Also as stoked as I am over the 'new FE' news the whole 'FEDS2 not coming over or any other decent Wii/DS RPG for that matter' thing isn't motivating me very much either; in fact it's doing the opposite so far. Even with the 3DS's current lack of original quality software I can no longer believe that this game will leave Japan with any certainty.
3854  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: September 14, 2011, 05:16:41 AM
I don't see any jokes about it. It just looks like bad Engrish.

. . . Defaulting on debt?

The protagonists obviously haven't played enough Recettear (or Squeenix has played too much).
3855  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy X HD confirmed for PSVita and PS3 on: September 14, 2011, 05:14:02 AM
The day that FFVII gets a remake is the day that Squeenix truly dies. To actually remake FFVII would be a monumental task given both how utterly bizarre it was when it first came out (Sector Six being a chief point among them), and how completely dated it now is (remember how the 3DS OoT remake completely replaced the JPEG backgrounds in Hyrule Castle Town with actual 3D rendered models then remember how pretty much everything in FFVII relies on the same trick). Nevermind how much the game, the plot, and the characters have been retconned over the years through the compilations, the KH and Dissida references, and through the complete misinterpretation by the fans. Hell Cloud went from silly exaggeration of the many JRPG protagonist stereotypes to fully embodying them.

Besides, it should be obvious to anyone that Squeenix is sitting on this as a trump card to be played when no other option is left available. Because no matter how badly it is ultimately received, everybody and their brother is going to buy it as soon as it hits shelves.
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