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3856  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: February 17, 2012, 11:41:07 AM
Latest Atlus USA game announcement.

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/02/16/stay-tuned-says-atlus-usa/

Well that's no mystery. >:(
3857  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 anticipations on: February 17, 2012, 11:29:51 AM
I like her design. :( (Even though she wasn't Fujishima's.)


At least she looks like she has a spine. Isn't EVERY Tales female protagonist the shy type?
Not really. Rutee, Chloe, and Tear are pretty strong, even though they still flll a specific anime trope.

I will admit that she's does deserves props for probably being the first female MC in a Tales Of game.

Additionally that Tales of Eternia chick was pretty straight forward (due to being hindered by a different language).
3858  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 17, 2012, 11:07:13 AM
After watching that video, my next question is ready.

If Aeris was paralyzed from the chest down, why didn't Cloud or anyone else just cast esuna or use a remedy on her. Both cure paralysis, so this whole fucking shit could have been averted. Goddamnit square, plot holes abound. Also relevant, where was auto life?

Different kinds of paralysis. The one commonly alluded to in video games is the kind of paralysis that comes from an overload of the nervous system like getting tased whereas you're referring to actual damage to the nerves. A regular cure spell would work if healing magic wasn't completely ineffectual against dramatic wounds.
I call bullshit on your theory, esuna cures any status ailment, from a common cold to a broken bone. Hell it can cure being frozen and on fire (in other games). Paralysis is paralysis, how it happened doesn't matter. Henceforth, shenanigans to your theory.

Sure. And I bet Esuna can cure eradication/zombification/stop/death as well, can't it?
3859  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: GalGun - I may have found the best game ever on: February 17, 2012, 01:26:58 AM
Man, Inti-Creates needs to go back to making more Megaman games....Oh wait.
3860  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 17, 2012, 01:19:08 AM
After watching that video, my next question is ready.

If Aeris was paralyzed from the chest down, why didn't Cloud or anyone else just cast esuna or use a remedy on her. Both cure paralysis, so this whole fucking shit could have been averted. Goddamnit square, plot holes abound. Also relevant, where was auto life?

Different kinds of paralysis. The one commonly alluded to in video games is the kind of paralysis that comes from an overload of the nervous system like getting tased whereas you're referring to actual damage to the nerves. A regular cure spell would work if healing magic wasn't completely ineffectual against dramatic wounds.
3861  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 2012 anticipations on: February 16, 2012, 06:38:14 PM
Well, I'm being kind of superficial he to be hon

Iest. Xillia's cast looks cooler.
(Plot sounds better too.)


I don't know whether to love milla's design. It's a goddamn mess to say the least, hooker attire being another matter entirely.

Nevermind having enough hair to break her own neck if she looks at something wrong. Seriously, she's like 50% hair. I haven't seen hair that big since the 80's. She has a carbon footprint larger than a coal fire power plant due to all the hairspray she goes through everyday. Her hair is so big, she needs a goddamn rake to comb it. In Soviet Russia, hair grew her.
3862  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 16, 2012, 06:24:55 PM
I don't understand why a whole bunch of people didn't just throw together a barrier materia set and cast mbarrier on the planet when meteor came. Or even better, why not just stop on the meteor? Not only would it get stuck, you'd have a pretty second moon in the sky. Everyone wins!

Unfortunately the MBarriers would wear off in seconds, maybe a minute if you cast Slow on the planet beforehand, and that meteor could easily hang in the sky for months or even years (depending on the player) before crashing down. Still, points for taking the SRW approach to the problem.

Besides they did try shooting it with a hunk of huge materia and we all know how well that turned out.
3863  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Soul Calibur V on: February 16, 2012, 10:42:24 AM
Unfortunately, I wouldn't recommend this game for anyone looking for any sort of solo play, because all you're going to get is Patroklos's journey to becoming Patsuka and a bunch of precreated fights mimicking the fighting styles of development staff and players they got to help with the game.

Online's solid though, Create a Soul is the game's single best feature, and the practice mode is actually really good as well since you can set the AI to use specific attacks you're having trouble with online to practice against.

Of course there's DLC to offset some of the game's short comings.


Additionally, there is armor breaking in this game for those of you looking to hide spring loaded afros on your CaS characters, but not nearly to the extent that SCIV employed (i.e. your characters don't have to be stark naked afterwords).
3864  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kat Bailey: Do Japanese RPGs need good stories? on: February 15, 2012, 10:02:01 PM
Right now, Japanese RPGs don't need good stories as much as they need cohesive ones.  There's too much bloat, too much flash, and nowhere near enough dramatic structure.

You left out the moe bullshit. Otherwise ^==Truth.
3865  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: February 15, 2012, 09:59:04 PM
Too bad they're not naked lesbian twins.


He really rubbed me the wrong way after a while.  Noel puts him in his place for exactly the main reasons why I dislike him.

In XIII, there was one scene I believe Chapter 12, before you do the Fang/Bahamut battle - that scene really annoyed me.  I wanted to hit him; I usually consider myself a very tolerant person, as well.

My problem with that scene wasn't that Snow was being a whiny douche at that particular point so much as that there really wasn't any sort of believable progression between his "I'M A HERO!!!" state and "Brooding over Serah-chan" state. He and everybody else takes a face full of plot, reacts badly to it, then gets better over the course of the next hallway and two boss fights, one of which is there for no god damn reason and the other comes out of nowhere because the other half of the party needs Transformers and they're literally a cutscene away from Alefgard/The Land Down Under where the training montage can begin.

The tl;dr is that FFXIII-1 is a fucking tech demo. FFXIII-2 is the game FFXIII-1 would've been had it not been a tech demo instead.
3866  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: February 15, 2012, 09:37:53 PM
Beyond the Beyond had a lousy sewer dungeon made worse by an astronomically-high encounter rate.

Also, Radiant Historia definitely lives up to the hype.

Beyond the Beyond had a lousy sewer dungeon made worse by the fact that you had to go through it four times. Made much worse due to some of the reasons for going through the poo gas being pants on head retarded. Made much much worse due to having half of your adventuring party be functionally worthless.

And it wasn't even the worst dungeon in the game by far.
3867  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden Topic on: February 15, 2012, 09:31:31 PM

Anyway, the fact of the matter is Konami are in no position to tackle a main series Suikoden at this present moment in time so the fact that they are 'saving it for a better day' shows they still have respect for the series.

If they can't tackle a "main series" Suikoden, why make this one? That makes no sense.

Because Konami are not in a financial position to make a main title Suikoden. Their only hope at present is to make these cheap spin offs and hope to generate enough cash to keep the series alive. The series has never been in the best position and certainly isnt these days. I still say we support this new game, however, by buying it (if released over here of course). Good sales may very well be what gets us a Suikoden VI someday. However, I strongly suggest we make our feelings known to Konami about the future of the Suikoden series.

Love Plus says otherwise.
3868  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kat Bailey: Do Japanese RPGs need good stories? on: February 15, 2012, 09:29:40 PM
I'll agree with the point that good world building can make even a simple game far more interesting (case and point: Suikoden) and that mediocre world building can make a good game mediocre (case and point: Suikoden). Of course, even good world building can't help you if all you ever see is the same fucking cave/hallway and everything is copied pasta'd all over the place.
3869  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 15, 2012, 05:20:25 PM
To be perfectly fair, I do have my misgivings when I see developers start stuffing gameplay systems from every previous game in the series into their latest creation. It didn't work at all for Sword of Mana and the more I see of this and consider the twelve games that came before it, the more I worry that'll turn into a clusterfuck of gameplay systems.

That and I seriously wasn't expecting you of all people to call me out on being an elitist prick. It's almost worth badgering you now.
3870  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.
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