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3886  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 6, Breath of Fire 6, and Wild Arms 6... on: October 01, 2012, 12:54:55 PM
Probably not.

The only way we're ever going to see anything BoF related from Capcom these days is if they make some kind of trashy iOS piece of shovelware for the sake of a quick buck.

Hell, I'm still disappointed in their lazy GBA ports of BoFs 1 & 2 (2 really needed a rebalancing at most or a new translation at least and it got neither). Nevermind never seeing their PSP BoF3 port which not only didn't have the excuse of coming out well past the shelf life of the PSP like every other RPG has been doing but that it came out when the PSP was still relatively new and in need of good software to help support it; instead their laziness just perpetuated the lack of support of the PSP and helped expedite the handheld's departure from store shelves everywhere.
3887  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: a quandry about rpg stories. on: September 30, 2012, 02:11:53 PM
Doesn't explain Squall's facial scar. You'd think a Curaga would've patched that right up but nope.

Anyways, the entire problem with FFVIII's plot is that it's all about Bob Squall. Period!

You see, Squall is this awesome dude who gets all the bitches, up to and including, the resident JRPG Princess. Why? Is it because he's one of the few awesome dudes who can wield a goofy and impractical weapon gunblade? Is it because he's immediately competent whereas his commander, employer, & former teacher aren't? Is it because he can summon ice fairies, thunder gods, and the like? Is it because he can influence the past without the desire to change anything relevant need of a time machine? Is it because he is a SeeD? Is it because he's man enough to bumrush a sorceress in the middle a parade through the enemy capital? Is it because he gives no fucks about the man NORG trying to keep everyone down when the missiles a'commin'. Is it because he's the commander of Balmb Garden? Is it because he's solvin' the riddle of the Centra? Is it because he can jack a dude's jetpack in midair to use it to rescue his fair maiden yet again? Is it because he has floated through space in another unlikely rescue mission of his fair maiden? Is it because his romantic side plot blots out the sun and derails everything? Or is it because he's secretly JPop idol Gecht in disguise?

Well, whatever it is, we can all rest assured that none of it ever matters since it's all useless backdrop information anyways that not even the writers could be bothered to give any fucks about. All that really matters is that Squall is a c00l dude. Period, period, period!

Either way this FFVIII derail also makes no sense since in regards to the OP's question, it is neither. Hell, Legend of Dragoon is better in both the writing and entertainment departments, especially once the story puts Dart's quest for vengeance on the back burner in favor of "subtly" hinting at Rose's dark and mysterious past.

Another example: Xenogears. Game has an unfinished story, but you'll see people continue on about it's lack of a proper second disk even today. Why? Because the story is pretty entertaining, isn't cobbled together from a bunch of JRPG clichés, has a bunch of weird and silly sci-fi/giant robot anime references scattered about, and has characters who have more personality in them then anybody in FFVIII (especially Squall Seifer despite being the only character with an actual character arc); just take a look at Citan, a guy who's such an asshat that when it comes time for a boss fight he's conspicuously absent or rocking an excuse to duck out of the fight. If Xenogears had actually been allowed to be finished it would probably have been one of Squaresoft's better games, it's too bad that Square chose to focus on something else at the time instead. :hint:
3888  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: September 30, 2012, 01:37:54 PM
Some gameplay details would indeed be appreciated.  If I find out they are going with some RPS crap battle system like fate extra had I will probably hurl.

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/29/time-and-eternitys-battle-system-lets-you-customize-battle-commands/

Ask and you shall receive.

Still needs moar info though. ):<

Pantyshot heavy battle system ahoy =/

http://cdn.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/toki19.jpg

http://cdn.siliconera.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/toki22.jpg

Your image links still suck.

But yes, I'm not surprised given that it's an Imageepoch JRPG (with a heavy anime emphasis no less). Still, it could be worse, it could have some kind of clothing damage mechanic. :v


Edit: But there will be DLC cheesecake galore.... :uugh:

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/02/time-and-eternity-will-have-weekly-downloadable-scenarios/
3889  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 6, Breath of Fire 6, and Wild Arms 6... on: September 30, 2012, 09:23:00 AM
Suki 6
BoF 6
WA 6

It seems like companies these days want to avoid giving their titles that end in the number 6. I mean, I suppose that if they released them all during the same year then that year would have to be referred to as 666, the year of the beastRPG. :v
3890  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: September 30, 2012, 12:36:02 AM
Some gameplay details would indeed be appreciated.  If I find out they are going with some RPS crap battle system like fate extra had I will probably hurl.

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/29/time-and-eternitys-battle-system-lets-you-customize-battle-commands/

Ask and you shall receive.

Still needs moar info though. ):<
3891  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Code of Princess for N3DS, thanks Atlus! on: September 29, 2012, 04:40:57 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/09/29/latest-code-of-princess-trailer-runs-down-the-list-of-features/

Latest trailer from Atlus.

Almost here....
3892  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 28, 2012, 01:14:22 PM
This is Squeenix, they also LOVE to release international updates internationally....oh wait!

The version America has of FFVII is the International one (without the 4th bonus disc with the background information about the game that the Japanese Int. Version has over there though), and Europe has the International Version of FFX by default but that's mainly because the game was released like a year later when Japan already had the Int. Version in January 2002.

...oh and the version that America and Europe got of Dirge of Cerberus is the International Version that was later re-released in Japan. So that's a thing.

The international version of FFVII was done in part by contracting out to the US which is where those cool looking (for the time) CGIs came from; like the ones used in the Motorcycle Chase, the Flashback scenes, Aerith's death scene, the handing off the Black Materia to true Sephiroth scene, and the ending sequence (you'll notice that the 2nd disk is utterly bereft of them beyond the Black Materia scene).

And FFX doesn't count since I live in the motherfuckin' USofA dude it would've been phenomenally stupid to not have released the International version of FFX to a region without any FFX.

Plus both of those cases were done by Squaresoft, not Squeenix which has batted a 0/1000 average thus far.

DoC doesn't count because fuck DoC right up it's creepy, under-aged ass chasing ass.
3893  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Classic single player RPG questions....? on: September 28, 2012, 12:47:40 PM
Of course if you do try it with only the original new game completed then you're gonna need to a) have done nearly everything available in said game (go through the Black Omen and beat Queen Zeal at least once if not twice or thrice), and b) have never used any tabs. You'll want Chono in Moon Armor, either Safe Helm or Haste Helm, armed with his Rainbow (obviously), and an accessory that ups his Mag Def. You'll want Marle in a Prism Dress and Safe Helm (she want physical defense more than anything due to her naturally low Def stat and Lavos's tendency to rock both high amounts of physical and magical damage), her weapon is a non-factor so you might be better off looking for a weapon that improves other stats rather than attack, and either the gold necklace or the gold stud for either durability or to reduce the need to dip into your Elixir/Mega Elixir supply (of course if you were regularly charming peeps during the endgame you're probably have close to about 90 or so Elixirs + Mega Elixirs).
3894  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 28, 2012, 01:26:30 AM
I believe somewhere, deep down inside, that Type-0 is still going to be localized...

I don't know why I believe this...

Because there will always be other platforms to port and dump it on. This is SE, they LOVE doing that thing and you must be aware of that, and the allure of getting a "missed game", even without as long a wait as something like FFV, will make it worthwhile. At worst they finally shove one out when we see an iPhone 8, but I hope it doesn't come to that even if it actually would be fitting given the development history.


FF Type-0 International Version for 3DS. :p

This is Squeenix, they also LOVE to release international updates internationally....oh wait!
3895  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: September 27, 2012, 07:53:15 PM
Trying to figure out how to reset a GBA save... state on the cart. My copy of Gradius Galaxies already has stuff unlocked :(

Anyway, beat the first real boss in Megaman Zero 1. Feelin' pretty huzz about that. It only took me god knows how many tries. Can you still beat him even if you fail to save the reploids in the smash pit?

Actually, Zero and Warioland 3 have me both thinking about Metroidvanias lately. And why I sort of dislike Symphonia of the Night in retrospect. I kind of want to write about my thoughts on this when I get them more organized.

You can totally kill the boss regardless of whether you complete the mission or not, but letting the Reploids get smooshed will tank your mission completed score (which, in all honesty, you shouldn't give any fucks over anyway since the only thing a high rank unlocks in Zero 1 is a room with a Cyber-Elf in it; and you only need an A rank for that (and you easily get that by acing the prologue mission since only need this until you first access the main base)). For that matter, you might as well use Cyber-Elves since some of them offer rather useful and permanent buffs like extended/double health, subtanks, longer invincibility frames, and so on.
3896  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 27, 2012, 08:02:58 AM
No, Type-0 wasn't mentioned, thanks Dice.
Neither was Ace Attorney Investigations 2 or that Saga game for the DS......I can't remember the exact name.

You mean SaGa 2 or SaGa 3? Because both have had remakes.

[Serious post] Valkyria Chronicles 3, Growlanser 1 PSP, Fire Emblem DS2 (there's a translation coming along), SRW OGs 2 (should be out by now),
and SRW L (I happen to like the series list in this one and its better than K but still made by B-team, no asshat Mist Rex (but it does have the Thundercougarfalconbird original), no GunXSword stomping faces forever :(, and YMMV on Macross F and incomplete EVA rebuild).[/Serious post]
3897  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: September 27, 2012, 01:37:19 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPP5Bvtr2Dg

It hasn't even been one month and I already feel like this.
3898  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Classic single player RPG questions....? on: September 26, 2012, 09:40:13 PM
In any event my kick-off-classic-question is this... how long should I train with masters in Breath of Fire 3 before switching the character in question to a new master... is there an indication as to when I've reaped all the available benefits? Any additional "master system" guidance (spoiler free) would be appreciated actually..... I was going to simply check a faq out but I quickly realized dancing around any spoilers there is a fools errand with this title.... at least on gamefaqs.... so forgive me if this "master system" stuff is common knowledge, but I've been playing for quite a while now and just realized masters don't teach the same skill twice... so before I waste any more time/levels erroneously I figured it best to discern the "meat and potatos" of the situation, so to speak.

I don't think there's anyway to look at the master list without spoiling things, so I definitely wouldn't do that.  Here are some quick tips from Kixer's guide at gamefaqs:

-Check the Master List in the tent. If the Master has a star by his/her name, your character has learned all the skills that they have to teach.
-If you run out of room on any character's Skill list, just use a Skill Ink to unload some useless skills. You can get a Skill Ink from any of the Fishing Spot Manillos.
-If you are using a Master just to learn the skills, DO NOT stop training as this will cancel any levels you have built up under them and you'll have to start over.
-If you have any really low level characters, use them to learn the skills. Then all you have to do is Skill Ink them to the character you want to have the skill. You'll find it's much quicker than leveling up a level 50 Ryu.  Or use Monopolize (a master skill) to steal XP from mobs.

Thank you so much for extracting that info for me and thus sparing my eyes the peril of what I may have glanced.... seeing specific characters names listed in various categories via stategy guides and faqs have led to the worst spoilers of my gaming career..... good to know it was wise to evade the guides and this one... thanks again :)

Additionally some masters are worth keeping on your people just for the level up bonuses. Take the first mage based master for instance, he's actually fairly good to keep on Ryu despite the hits to his physical stats due to his boosts to Ryu's AP growth. This is because unlike in BoFs 1 & 2 where AP either went into dragon transformation for a fixed cost or completely wiped out his AP for an underwhelming nuke; BoF3's transformations have both an AP cost to transform and a lesser but continuous AP upkeep for every turn after, and on top of that is whatever you need to burn to use skills and spells that have AP costs. Hence why it's actually a good idea to focus more on building Ryu's AP than his other stats.

You can check what masters give to level up bonuses in game so you shouldn't need to worry about that, and beyond Ryu's surprising need for AP everyone else just wants more of what makes them special (i.e. Nina wants Int, Momo wants AP, Int, or Accuracy, ect...).
3899  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good import games for PS3/PSP/DS? on: September 26, 2012, 04:18:24 PM
Final Fantasy 3 (has English apparently)

But FFIII was already released out here on the DS years ago.

That said, grab Queen's Blade+Gate (PSP). :v

If you meant to write 3DS in the title, grab Senran Kagura Burst; don't bother with Senran Kagura 1 since that's been included and updated in Burst. :V
3900  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 26, 2012, 02:13:39 PM
Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch

It really is one of the poshest names out there.

I wish it was my name...

If only we yanks didn't associate Benedict with Benedict Arnold (or Eggs Benedict, but who the hell does that?).

Also doesn't help that Timothy Carlton resembles Timothy Dalton, who's among the worst James Bonds, way too much.

But I'll admit that Cumberbatch is a pretty awesome name.
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