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4021  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 29, 2011, 02:13:10 PM
Thanks to an LP I'm currently lurking, I've started up another runthrough of Minish Cap yesterday. Currently looking to see if I can't fuck with some of the event triggers by leaving dungeons after getting their respective items but before finishing them. Currently fucking around in between the mine sequence.
4022  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tactics Ogre LUCT question on: May 28, 2011, 12:53:19 AM
Hey, it could've still been Denim like in the PSX translation.
4023  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 28, 2011, 12:50:21 AM
A couple of things.

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First off re: followups. While the Bro Nier version did do well in Japan, there's the whole Cavia caveat of not existing anymore (you know, with the whole getting rolled into AQ Interactive which just recently got itself rolled into Marvelous Entertainment (or whatever they call themselves)). And though Squeenix might still be able to use the property at their own discretion (I don't know who holds the rights anymore), unless they get the director/writer back, at best, we can only hope for a game of Drakengard 2 quality. And this isn't even taking into account any of the doubtless executive meddling that'll occur if they do manage to get the guy back. The tl;dr is that seriously, this series is as dead as any child appears in a Cavia game.

Second off re: Kaine's reproductive organs. I don't want to get into a goonsay sperglord rant over what's actually possible and what's not. In this fictional case, both sets work, according to the game's director. As for whether or not Kaine got promoted to stable Replicant or a Gestalt bearing Replicant (i.e. more or less human) is merely speculation on my part.

And finally re: Reintegration speculation. First off The Shadowlord's job wasn't to fuse Gestalts to their respective Replicants but to keep Gestalts from going feral with his maso charged excrements (or whatever it was that they needed from him). The actual job of reintegrating Gestalts to their Replicants fell to the Grimoires Wiess and [s]Wesker[/s] Noir both of which are now dust in the wind. There is no finding a replacement. Gestalts will all go feral in short order and likely be killed by Replicants. Replicants will either be killed by feral Gestalts, or succumb to the Black Scrawl which is caused by the death of their respective Gestalt. All sapient life is doomed to extinction (save for Emil and possibly Kaine's descendants if she has any) until the aliens show up (seriously, developer interviews have basically stated that if there ever was to be a followup to NieR, it would involve aliens invading before the final generation of sapient life die out for who knows what purpose).

And this says nothing about what happened to the alternate universe(s?) that were recipient to all the vacuumed up bad maso particles/bad magic/Queen Grotesquerie dust that was dumped from the NieRverse.

Also, way to use those code tags there PM. I'm certain that anyone checking out this thread to see whether or not to get this game, or are still working on it themselves will appreciate your usage of them.
4024  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 27, 2011, 04:11:12 PM
Drakengard was too much for me to deal with.  Great game, but just too depressing.  Nier has pretty colors and a promising future; Drakengard is just bleak.

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To what extent was it promising?  They didn't cure black scrawl on Yonah, did they?

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As far as Ending D is concerned, the only ones who aren't completely fucked are Kaine and Emil. And if we assume that Nier's sacrifice allowed Tyrann to make Kaine fully human then thanks to her abilities as a hermaphrodite humanity itself isn't completely fucked either....

At least until the aliens show up.
4025  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: White Knight Chronicles 2 and WKC PSP coming in English this May on: May 26, 2011, 11:29:32 PM
Nope, the game sucked.  I loved the voice acting, the characters were charming, blah blah blah.  But the gameplay was terrible.  Your AI partners are phenomenally retarded and you have to micromanage healing using items by pausing the game frequently so you can keep everyone alive.  Want to use some moves?  Need to pause the action.  Pause, pause, pause, pause, pause.  This is happening in a game that is supposed to be an action RPG.

I'd have the same opinion if I had to pause a Tales game incessantly.  Constantly navigating menus breaks the flow of combat and defeats any point of making an action-based system.  Had the game had turn-based combat, I'd have a completely different opinion.

And yet when they tried to address this in FFXII everyone bitched that their control was being taken away and the game played itself.
4026  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: White Knight Chronicles 2 and WKC PSP coming in English this May on: May 26, 2011, 07:16:21 PM
The original game has been fully remastered and was re-developed alongside its sequel, so it features many of the improvements from White Knight Chronicles II as a result. When you boot up White Knight Chronicles II, you’ll also be able to choose whether to start from the very beginning of the whole story or jump straight into the second installment.

http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2011/04/11/white-knight-chronicles-ii-includes-the-original-wkc-on-the-same-blu-ray-disc/

Fully remastered and re-developed? I find it hard to believe that they went through so much trouble. If 2 ends up being a good game and 1 has been significantly improved this would be one hell of a package.

They're trying to build a franchise off of this but the first game was so thoroughly mediocre that they're doing everything they can to wash the the taste of taint out of everyone's mouths. Although a lot of that mediocrity has to do with the fact that they're trying to ambitiously tell a mediocre story. The fact that it also fell into the same traps that the Xeno series fell into when trying to implement mecha combat into a turn based RPG (except that they also limited it to one person only) didn't help matters either.

But then again,
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I really didn't like the fact that out of the entire cast there were only two characters that were at all interesting and as of the end of the first game one of them is dead and subsequently replaced with a much lamer version.

Thus far the only change I know of is that they reduced the amount of online grinding to a lesser level of retarded.
4027  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Growlanser IV hits the PSP on: May 25, 2011, 08:50:25 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/24/growlanser-iv-overload-sprouting-in-august/

And we got a JP release month.

Edit:

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/30/growlanser-iv-remake-has-so-many-new-features-it-needed-a-new-name/

And a new name change. Lol.
4028  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 24, 2011, 04:09:39 PM
Were those ps only?

No. They were PS 2.
4029  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 23, 2011, 04:26:21 PM
Fuck other games.

That pretty much describes what I'm feeling right now.

So I have to thank all of you guys in this huge thread: you're the reason I decided to give this game a second chance. This game has been more emotionally affecting and, more importantly, emotionally challenging than any game I've probably ever played. And to think I had given up on it!

Around the time Patrick Gann's review went up, I decided to give this game a chance and GameStop had it for cheap. My first impressions were a mixed bag. Interesting storyline, characters, and visual design, but lackluster level design, gameplay, and OH MY GOD FETCHQUESTCITY! I made it to the boss of the Desert Temple, which had me stuck and I gave up on the game and went on to "greener pastures."

Cue a couple of weeks ago, where I suddenly found the "Song of the Ancients" jamming itself back into my brain. For some reason, I was missing this game! Then I re-read Patrick's review. Then I listened to the whole soundtrack on Youtube. Finally I hopped into this thread and read everyone's impressions (as well as the advice on being able to switch the difficulty without starting the game over!). Damn you all! ;)

I love this game! I beat that boss on the Easy setting and never looked back. I'm now going through the B scenario, and the game is just WOW. The worst thing about it is still the fetchquests, but the best thing I can say is that the game never makes me do them, and I like how just accepting them will often prompt fully-voiced discussions among the party.

It's weird though. I've been wanting a game to challenge me emotionally and force me to do things I'm not comfortable with for a long time. Now that I've finally found that in Nier's scenario B, I don't want to play it! Does the game ever stop being so soul-crushing? It's cool if the answer is no! :P

Now go play Drakengard.

Then play Drakengard! 2!
4030  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Best action adventures of this gen? on: May 22, 2011, 01:48:50 AM
11 replies and not one mention of Nier? Shame on all of you.

Anyway, that's my suggestion. Excellent story, great music, good voice acting, and serviceable if decent gameplay. The only things I would suggest you watch out for are that the game loves to troll achievement hunters, and some side-quests are just not worth doing. Also the attract trailer spoilers a lot (to the point where footage from even the second to last ending in the game is shown in it). In fact it's kinda really hard to look anything up on it because everyone and their brother loves to go on about the biggest surprises of this game.

It's on the PS360 and is super cheap to get (about in the $20 range), although the FPS portion of the game is on the DLC. But seriously, it's totally worth it, trust me on this one. If you loved Terranigma then you'll love this one too.
4031  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Persona 2 IS Remake on: May 19, 2011, 10:48:56 PM
This is all very well and good but WHERE THE HELL ARE THE GROWLANSERS DAMMIT!?!
4032  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: May 19, 2011, 10:44:39 PM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/19/the-2nd-super-robot-taisen-original-generation-robots-roll-out/

Welp. This confirms that yes D, MX, RRR, and that manga with Ing in it are contributing to plot for the game.

Also, a THIRD Dynamic Guardian General!? How the fuck is it going to join the other two's combo attack? Does the horse really need wings or something? Or is it just going to provide their equivalent of the R-Gun or an even bigger and more ridiculous sword? Or perhaps both. (Ten Thousand Feet of Steel getting all Pegasus on all their asses!)
4033  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Ultimate Game List (and to save us about 30 topics) on: May 19, 2011, 11:45:13 AM
1)   Either Super Mario Bros., Duck Hunt, or The Legend of Zelda. Most likely Zelda 1.
2)   Depends. Actually why is there a favorite character when further down we have favorite protags and antags?
3)   Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link.
4)   One of those porn games would be nice. Unfortunately the closest I've gotten so far is with SRW:OGSaga.
5)   No comment.
6)   Too many to count. But lets narrow it down to just every idiot shonen hero ever and be done with it.
7)   Don't have one in particular but Kaine and Emil is close enough I guess.
8)   Way too many to be specific. Mostly obvious ones like FFVI, Secret of Mana, Chrono Trigger, Nier, ect....
9)   Secret of Mana's ending. Although DQV's second time skip and Amanda's Death Scene are right up there.
10) The Mega Man Zero titles or the SuperNES X ones.
11) SuperNES.
12) Whatever games I end up making.
13) Too many to list.
14) N/A
15) No Picture Available.
16) Why is this even a question? Oh well, Vagrant Story had some well directed ones.
17) Delita from FFT.
18) Main Character from DQV.
19) No comment.
20) Action Adventure RPGs (as they were formerly known as, now 2D Zelda like). SRPGs as a follow up.
21) Either Nier or Dragon Quest V.
22) Legend of Mana. At first because it felt nothing like SD2, by the end it was due to being a bad side scrolling beat-'em-up. Also Sword.
23) Dragon Quest VIII.
24) Most favorite would be either Zeldas 1 or 3, SoM, DQV, FFT, the MMZero series, DQVIII, and so on.
25) Four Heroes of Light once I finish up Radiant Historia.
26) DQVIII. With Nier as a followup.
27) Depends on what one refers to as epic. Most epic death scene would be from FFV for example.
28) Nintendo at this point. All the others are either dead or soulless corporate shells.
29) I try to approach games with an open mind so I don't really have one. I guess that Super Mario Crossover flash game.
30) The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.
4034  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars original generations 2 for ps3 on: May 18, 2011, 04:15:51 AM
Dammit. And here I was hoping for an OG3 announcement.

Also WHAT THE FUCK is Flickerei Geist doing outside of Real Robot Regiment!?! Or that Branpesto even remembered Real Robot Regiment to begin with!? Also also is that Ing Egret in that pic with that Hucky put together with Duct Tape and Super Glue? What....?

On the plus side Katina and Russel finally get some personalized Gespies (also Kai but he's always Gespy Kicking things anyways), and it looks like we'll be seeing some Alpha 2 Ibis and Tsugumi as well.

That said, it'd be awesome if it could come out here. (Also if they manage to include one of those Huckebein's in a hat from the anime.)


Edit:
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/17/the-2nd-super-robot-taisen-og-will-land-on-playstation-3/

Holy shit, it is Ing! Also SRW D represent! Plus it's not a rehash of OG2 but something else.


Edit MKII:
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/05/17/the-2nd-super-robot-taisen-og-to-have-a-grand-limited-edition-package/

JESUS MOTHER FUCKING CHRIST!!!!! I am not paying well over $400 dollars for the fucking limited edition.
4035  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: May 17, 2011, 07:40:10 PM
GREAT! So I have that to look forward to, lol. And yeah, I'm a couple of acts into Mercedes storyline. At first I HATED her but now I am loving that bow. Still unreal how cheap some of the deaths are though, I cannot imagine this game if there was a expert/hardcore mode...or is there? I never paid attention when I started it...I do like the game so far though, it can just be seriously annoying!!!

There is a hard mode, but the difference is hardly noticeable. Enemies take more hits and you take more damage and that's it.
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