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3886  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why? on: January 09, 2012, 07:39:50 AM
Persona 3....no nevermind fuck that piece of emo shit.

You are going to burn in hell.
At least it won't be because i thought my 9mm pistol could summon my inner demon to eviscerate my enemies if I shot myself in the head with it.


Think of it this way. At least there won't be any more Americans dumb and impressionable enough to attempt such a thing afterwords. Or are you worried that one day there will be a promise of power tempting enough for you to fall for?
3887  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 09, 2012, 07:33:30 AM
My problem with VIII was that all the cool interesting shit got ignored in favor of Squall and Riona's Supermarket Romance Novel of a relationship.

There's like some sort of war going on but you don't really notice it when you're giving Riona a piggy back ride across a desert so the nice doctors over at Esthar can launch her up into space. Sure Irvine might have started out going WTF when the party shows up and nobody recognizes him or having jitters in what amounts to shooting his own mom but it's kinda difficult to pull that out of the bullshit Riona pulls with her 'Sealing Ring' that Quistis walks right into. And speaking of, whatever happened to that Quistis who was at that landing sequence at the start of the game? It seemed like right after that she wound up getting replaced with an incompetent nincompoop right afterwords but you never really notice aside from when she does stupid shit because the game forgets about her, and Sephlie, and Irvine after disk 1. And sure Laguna might have struck out with Riona's mom but one use of his Limit Break as well as some of Squall's commentary of whatever sequence you're viewing and you're basically wishing the game really was about him instead of his loser of a son.

Actually FFVIII probably does have a decent story, just one that's marred by an atrocious cast of losers that even the writers didn't really care about aside from making that Twu Wuv romance.
3888  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: January 09, 2012, 06:54:42 AM
Is there any way to know how many Goddess Cubes you're missing? I'm about to start hunting for them... but I really have no idea how many I already have.

Best bet is to go to an area and do a dowsing sweep. If you get no reaction then head to the next area repeat; if you do get a reaction make sure it isn't pointing to the next area otherwise head to the next area repeat. It's not as bad as trying to find stuffs with Super Metroid's X-Ray Visor as dowsing covers a pretty broad area and you only have to either press 'C' or hold it and select the option instead of not being able to run while it's selected or move at all while using it.

Additionally this game's Super Guide was pretty useless as well.
3889  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan's Games of the Year 2011 Thread on: January 08, 2012, 08:19:22 PM
Way to wuss out on choosing between TitS and RH guys. >:(

Actually I'm surprised that Persona 2 didn't end up with at least an honorable mention this year. No really, I am. Especially if you're counting OoT3D and Tactics Ogre as viable top picks?

Now give out your dud of the year award guys. We need to know if The 3rd Birthday really was more awful than Dragon Age 2 or not.

Double Edit:

So what would you say was the RPG based anime of the year? TitS vs. P4 vs. a bunch of H-game conversions.
3890  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Megaman X! On iOS. on: January 08, 2012, 07:51:19 PM
You missed the part about having the user interface taking up screen real estate.

Also the airship they couldn't fit in the sequence with the airship.
And also that they couldn't bother to switch tracks from the one that plays when Zero rescues you to the one where Zero talks to you.
And also the screen transitions all over the fucking place.
And also that most of the pitfalls have been covered up in an effort to make the game more OSHA compliant.
And also the meaningless 'cheeves.
And also the everything being under one hell of a dumb filter.

iPhone gaming still has a long way to go before it can effectively reach SuperNES level technology.
3891  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 3 on: January 08, 2012, 07:00:40 PM
And even then there's always the chance for failure (mmm....1 million FOL wilted salads). If I remember correctly the only reasonable way to deal with SO3's crafting system is to go for patents then just buy whatever you need at a discounted price.
3892  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 08, 2012, 06:53:39 PM
In the department of spin-offs how did anyone feel about "Dirge of Cerberus"? I have to tell on myself, I never really gave it a chance...... I know its not fair but I loathe shooters.... I loathe anything that even feels like a shooter.... I played DoC for roughly 20 minutes when it was first released and never looked its way again...... Have I been missing out??

Gameplay wise it's kinda bad except for the part where you're playing as Cait Sith then it's worse (stealth mission in a game barely capable of even being a 3rd person shooter let alone anything else). Story wise Vincent ends up with a 19 year old love interest who's permanently trapped in a 12 year old's body with the memories of that one chick that forked over Vincent's Death Penalty in the original game (and gave birth to Sephy apparently, I guess); the rest doesn't really get any better either so yeah, you're better off doing what everyone else does and pretend that it doesn't exist as even among that terrible compilation DoC sucks ass.
3893  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why? on: January 08, 2012, 10:55:15 AM
1. Why is RPGFan advertising me Roman Orgies?

2. The lack of genuine press turn in Strange Journey bugged me. It had something similar -- which was in theory interesting because it took demon alignment into account -- but the fact that only the player got the extra hits in made the system lopsided. It also meant that there wasn't any really penalty for hitting any enemy with something it was strong against, making the decision making a lot less interesting in that game.

So it's not really that it wasn't press turn just that it was lopsidedly applied to the player and enemies.

1. This site like only advertises to me the roman orgy thing, and some SimCity game with Schoolgirls in skimpy outfits, I don't really know what those girls have to do with a city simulator, but okay.

2. My problem with strange journey is it's basically Nocturne but not nearly as good that and it seemed too long to me.

The correct answer is that they don't, and that you shouldn't be browsing with Javascript turned on to begin with.
3894  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 3 on: January 08, 2012, 10:51:37 AM
its fairly trivial to get to the last boss without ever synthesizing. i think you need a better grasp of the battle system. learn to chain/link your attacks/techs until enemy A dies.

And hope to god you can do so before they stunlock you to death. Fucking Moonbase.
3895  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: January 08, 2012, 10:49:47 AM
If you let someone die in FE7 your survival rank goes down. Completely different strategy mechanics.

I suppose it must be hard for your average RPG player to figure out strategy, skill, and scoring systems when they mainly play games that have no scoring systems and reward grinding.

Unless I'm mistaken that only counts for people within my own team. If the person in question is still a green NPC when he inevitably dies due to being horribly under powered and stuck on the other end of a map loaded with Dragon Riders, Ballistas, Shine equipped monks, and a couple of Silver equipped prepromotes plus a mobile boss in the midst of a long fog of war map, then I assume the game will treat it like it treats all NPC deaths. Besides I don't think it counted my accidentally killing Uber Spear equipped Vadia during my first run through either so I'm pretty sure I'm good to let this one go as well.

And really it's not so much lacking strategy as it's simply lacking the means to do anything about it due to lack of foresight (or foreknowledge really since I didn't quite expect him to show up so far away from my starting position).

Also I don't think advocating the expenditure of a large quantity of resources (and units) just to save one potential recruit counts as good strategy either. My assumption then was that the best strategy at that point was to let my bench go without one more warmer (thanks HHM for your low loadout limits, and besides using Generals is generally speaking a bad idea for meeting turn count ranking requirements anyways) and I'll continue to stand by that decision now, thank you very much.
3896  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 07, 2012, 01:01:10 PM
It might have something to do with the thread title as well.

That said VII really did age badly though. Structure wise it's basically a gimped version of FFs V & VI where the first half of the game is spent touring the world and getting characters + motivations; then shit hits the fan and the second half is spent flying around doing side quests and exploring new aspects to the characters that have been unearthed by the recent trauma while seeking to stop the real threat. The only problem is that VII's first half is literally wildly disconnected scenarios strung together by the barest of plot threads (seriously the game kinda forgets that stopping Shinra was your original goal once chasing the Sephiroth starts; you're only interactions with them during this period consists of the TURKS!?! nah false alarm, escaping across the o-hai there Sephiroth, North Coral/Golden Saucer/THIS DESERT PRISON SUUUUCKS!!!, the Turks, Palmer getting run over by a truck after another session of Sephiroth, Wutari? What the fuck's a Wutari and how do I find it? WHERE THE FUCK'S MY MATERIA!? FUUUUUCCCKKK!!!!!, Cait Sith you cock!/Hai Tsuang/Bai Tsuang/Oh shit! Sephiroth! (and now he's after something that concerns us)/Bai Cait Sith you cock/Cait Sith you cock stop dicking around and stop Cloud from being a tool/nevermind Cait Sith you useless cock, and Elena either makes a fool of herself or of you). Of course the second half consisting of stopping Shinra from stopping Sephiroth didn't help things either.

Gameplay wise the Materia system was a pretty neat concept but it was wasted by leaning in only one direction (pro magic) and by holding back the most interesting combos til near the end where some of the most powerful regular materia started showing up and Limit Breaks constantly overshadowed the whole mess from the start. It didn't help things that the characters themselves were mostly interchangeable versions of Cloud save for their limit breaks and Aerith until she wasn't there anymore.

Nevermind the Popeye people; the formerly incredibly good looking CGs that looked incredibly old ten years ago; and the fact that the game felt kinda like one huge parody to JRPG conventions of the mid 90's now that we're more familiar with JRPG conventions of now and then, here and there; among other things.
3897  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 07, 2012, 02:30:05 AM
The OP's rules really need to be ignored simply because X-2 fails so badly there's not a single game in the straight numerical listing that looks bad by comparison.

But since I should probably 'play fair'...

First I'll have to throw 1-3 out of the equation since I never got to play them when they were fresh and new. I'm not objective enough to play older games without either nostalgia or modern spoilings effecting my view one way or the other. So from 4-13 I'd have to say: 13 is the worst, followed closely by 12. These are the only two I was so put off by that I couldn't force myself to complete the game I cared so little. 13 'wins' out for having a lesser combat system even though 12 has the worst character of the two. (Vaan killed the whole game single handedly, I forget what he did or where but I remember him giving me such a disliking that I really didn't want to play any story with him in it any longer than I had to from that point on.) Paradigm battle really means you're flipping between shield shatter, damage, and healing with the rare exception of a 'gimmick' battle every so often; at least with 12 I could set up my reactions and let battle take care of itself. Additionally 12 slides below 13 on the list because at least it had world exploration and a scope of scale rather than running from one hallway to the next.

Not to say any of the other games don't have their fair share of flaws, but at least they held together long enough for me to complete a run.

Well if we're counting spin offs then DoC is by far and away the worst due to actually having shitty gameplay (on top of a shitty plot with shitty characters). Otherwise XIII for being such a wasted opportunity.

Additionally your rant only helps to affirm my theory that the average person cares only for the character either in light of or despite of the work's overall story or plot coherency.
3898  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Playstation RPG's on: January 06, 2012, 12:43:47 PM
Suikodens 1 & 2
BoF 3
FFs VII, Tactics, Anthology, Chronicles, Origins, and formerly a share of IX
Tactics Ogre, Ogre Battle MotBQ
Wild ARMs 2
SaGa Frontiers 1 & 2
The Granstream Saga
Beyond the Beyond
Dragon Quest VII
Vagrant Story
Chrono Cross
Lunars SSSC, EBC
MegaMan Legends
and RPG Maker I guess

Fuck, I really do need an extra memory card.
3899  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Games You'd Like To Give Another Chance And Why? on: January 05, 2012, 02:05:57 AM
Twighlight Princess NGC, only reason I didn't play it is because I thought i'd get the wii version, though reviews seem similar.

FF13, because I payed $90 and now I know it's not what I hoped for than maybe expectations won't ruin it for me

Dragon Quest 7, Only because I never got around to playing it.

TP Wii is TP GCN flipped. Left is Right; Right is Left. Shooting with the Bow is better on the Wii; Sword fighting isn't.

Well this is something I missed, strangest conversion ever?.  I'll play NGC version then since i've had it for so long. I'll force widescreen while i'm at it

It was rushed to port as a launch title for the Wii, but Link is traditionally left handed while most people are right handed and flipping it was the only way to make the conversion in time.
3900  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: January 05, 2012, 02:02:41 AM
I agree completely, Eusis. And Aeolus, you are coming across as a ridiculous fanboy. Seriously, "the most solid ZELDA!!! console title in the last decade"


I was referring to the Zelda series in particular. Not console games on the whole. Christ where did you get that assumption? It's like you didn't even read the other half of my post. You think I would be stupid enough to make that kind of generalized remark, or do you think I need to include a forced tutorial segment in all my posts from now on?

You can't yell at him for his inability to understand your lack of clarity.  And your post-fix does nothing. =/

Frankly I still feel that it's the most solid console title released in the last decade.

Whatever.  Make an ACTUAL post about WHY you think the game "is all that".  You've done a lot of complaining to any opinion contrary, except provide you own. :)


I wouldn't be surprised that Dice's complaints were coming from bandwagoning somebody else's complaints. Frankly I still feel that it's the most solid *ZELDA* console title released in the last decade. Granted the game has flaws; no game is perfect, but the end product doesn't feel like it wasted an opportunity with what it was trying to do like WW and TP did.

What I was trying to "Fix" was my grammatical typo from my previous post that PM made an assumption on. Right now I'm just pissed at this shit storm that spawned from the typo rather than anyone seeking to confirm that I was being a stupid fanboy or not. As for your request my point was that the reason why I see this game being better than the two ZELDA console titles of the past decade (GB-Wii era) was that it actually lived up to its promise (entirely new control style/Metroid-like style (albeit MP3 but close enough)) versus WW with its traveling between islands among the sea kinda like traveling between planets among the sea of the stars but only if the only planets were dungeons and the two towns and everything else was an asteroid or space station and offered maybe one point of interest at best, and TP with its theme of Hyrule getting invaded by a new foe that required maybe untraditional means or methods to combat all the while making the mistake that trying to fight an unknown power with an unknown power could blow up in one's face which got dumped at the first sign of Ganon.

Those two games both made promises that they either couldn't live up to or bailed on whereas this one didn't and for that reason I view this game as the superior of the three. The rest of the issues can hopefully get ironed out in the next inevitable sequel (or get properly lambasted if they don't). And frankly I don't care how it's rated as an 8/10 or a B- because unlike all those other 10/10 AAA+ games released during the season, this one did something different rather than adding an extra layer of sheen on an already polished formula (well Skyrim's an exception to this where the sheen layering polishing happens after release by modders and bug fixes). And besides Game Journalism has basically fallen to Film Critic status at this point (quick to sell out; quicker to ignore anything that doesn't cater to their tastes)....

Vaguely coming off the "decade" stuff, this decade just started, if I had to pick, SS ranks low.  Hope remaining decade is better.  Wii-U Zelda looks purdy.  Want less motion gimmickry.

But then again, I doubt that you care about any of this.
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