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4036  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mega Man Legends 3 on: July 20, 2011, 03:25:12 PM
I must be one of the few people here that isn't really bothered by this at all. Had this been Breath of Fire VI for example, Id be very disappointed, but MM Legends? Meh, no big loss in my opinion. Still, bad news for anyone that was actually looking forward to this, so it still sucks I guess.

Yeah. Thank god they killed that series a long time ago.
4037  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Can you name some "modern fantasy" RPGs? on: July 20, 2011, 10:31:29 AM
TWEWY. Full stop.
4038  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 1UP: Why the Golden Age of JRPGs is Over on: July 19, 2011, 06:39:52 PM
At least with digital distro you have a few advantages for both publisher and consumer in the fact that once its up there, it stays up there. You don't have to worry about leftover stock or blink and you miss them releases.

And its thanks to digital distro that this getting a release is within the realm of possibility. Something that Nintendo could've taken advantage of with their VC if they were less retarded about it.
4039  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mega Man Legends 3 on: July 19, 2011, 06:27:01 PM
If this isn't a photoshop, then MML3 was a scam to sell the 3DS.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd34/Xx-Raika-xX/1311058720625.png

What's the sauce on that forum post?

Or more specifically, which board did that come from?
4040  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mega Man Legends 3 on: July 19, 2011, 02:04:44 PM
Between this and no more PW games in English, this is the first time I'll stop buying a company's games because of one game. Though, it was more of a buildup from their constantly slipping quality and kicking Inafune out. Snubbing Inafune was one of the biggest travesties of the modern industry. Much like when Matsuno left Square Enix, when Infaune left all vestiges of dignity and integrity at Capcom left with him.

Oh well, at least he's in a better place now.
4041  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: In an age of re-makes, I wish... (outside the realm of Square) on: July 19, 2011, 01:36:44 AM
You know what. You guys are right. What we need here is a remake of Eternal Fillena.

Also Adventures of Hourai High and Rejoice! Another Aretha Kingdom.
4042  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mega Man Legends 3 on: July 19, 2011, 01:13:33 AM
Frankly, I'm not surprised at this turn of events.


And capcom has joined the ranks of shit.

Oh, how quickly one forgets about the tragic end of Clover and their series (Okamiden aside) left to up and die.

Hell, it only took this long for the Megaman series to die because they just couldn't get Inafune out the door fast enough.
4043  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 16, 2011, 10:49:48 AM
Oh right, the law of disproportionate character ages in Japanese media. Where a character marked at the age of 8 = 9, 11 = 13, 14 = 17, 18 = 22, 25 = 38, 30+ = 50+, and 1000 or so = 8.

Of course Rena looks like she's 14 or younger in the PSP version.
4044  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 15, 2011, 06:49:41 PM
Rena's blatant panty shots

Pantyshots? Holy hell, I played the game 4 times and managed to miss out on them every single time? Orignal PSX or PSP? Because I'm seriously wondering here.

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her ending with Chaud resigns her to a lifetime of kitchenwork and childbirth within a year of their adventure.

Erm, I'm not sure why that's awful. She looked rather happy. Everyone's definition of happiness is different and playing the game, that looks pretty close to hers.

But yeah, I wouldn't consider any Star Ocean games emotional.

I know of at least one sometime during the second disk where the party falls off a mountain and into the snow below. Rena just so happens to land face first in that case. It might depend on whether you choose her as your protagonist or not (which one might understandably not choose to do as it usually leads to more Rena kidnappings and more Dias) but its in PSX version at least. Also her given age is 14 in the Japanese version which means she's preggers at 15 in Chaud's pairing (its also thankfully not canon thanks to Blue Sphere).
4045  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 15, 2011, 03:08:49 PM

Star Ocean 2

If you honestly think that any of those games could tell an emotional story then I suggest you start with Beyond the Beyond. You'll be weeping by the end of the first third of the game.

Seriously though, all the games mentioned in this post are terrible, storywise.

Granted its been forever and a day since I played it but what was so terrible about SO2? I recall it being rather average up until the halfway mark when
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the planet you've been trying to save goes "boom"
and also recalling that as an emotional kick in the teeth; after that it had my attention in full. It wasn't a masterpiece but "terrible"?

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Said planet also gets better. Though to me the game loses all of its credibility once your party hits level 100 in preparation for an unwinnable tourney on the second continent. And all the unwinnable boss fights after that.

Also Rena's blatant panty shots and the fact that her ending with Chaud resigns her to a lifetime of kitchenwork and childbirth within a year of their adventure.

But then again in SO3 the earth gets destroyed, your childhood friend looses her memory and dies (then turns out to be someone else), some other NPCs die, your father dies (especially this one and the particular battle associated with it), every ship you get on gets blown up, and so on. Of course all of this is just par for the course in a JRPG simulation (or in SO3's case a JRPG simulation's JRPG simulation (though this doesn't count the JRPG simulation you begin this particular JRPG simulation in)).


Off course a number of the games recommended in this thread are terrible examples.
4046  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 13, 2011, 09:07:50 PM
All the dot hack games
All the dot hack GU games
Kingdom Hearts 1 & 2
Star Ocean 1,2,3

If you honestly think that any of those games could tell an emotional story then I suggest you start with Beyond the Beyond. You'll be weeping by the end of the first third of the game.

Seriously though, all the games mentioned in this post are terrible, storywise.
4047  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FF Versus XIII follow up coming next week + possible new game announcement on: July 13, 2011, 08:59:40 PM
This is the JRPG equivalent of Duke Nukem Forever. Anybody who thinks this game will be great is just fooling themselves now.

In regards to how long it's taking, definitely, or at least the modern equivalent (not sure it'lll displace Mother 3). In regards to quality... I dunno. Admittedly I was very pessimistic when it was first announced, but promises of a more open world (if they don't kill that during proper development) alone will at least keep it distinctive from other JRPGs this generation unlike DNF, and RPGs kind of justify taking a long time (though usually not THIS long) to develop in comparison to FPSes. You bolt out an FPS ASAP, you can usually put out a respectable title by modern standards. You bolt out an RPG, you get something like Dragon Age II that everyone blasts as being too blatantly incomplete. A large part of the reason I'm VERY weary over FFXIII-2, because it looks like SE went and tried to apply the FPS formula to it when that isn't a good idea. Finally, DNF's designers just didn't sound like they were competent people at all. Not that I have the most respect for Nomura, but depending on how involved he was with The World Ends With You and Birth By Sleep he's at least demonstrated in the last few years he's learned to design a good game.

I, however, expect the story to be shit.

That last part's a given. That said, the big deal with FFXIII-2 isn't the fact that they're shoving it out the door so much as they're cobbling it together from leftovers of XIII-1 and then shoving it out the door. The only question about that game is whether Squeenix is going to try to let its gameplay system stand on its own instead of tutorialling and 2/3 partying it for the first half of the game and only opening it up at the eleventh hour (even though you can't do anything with that until the thirteenth hour).

The only question about Versus is whether our children will even give a shit when it comes out.


Final Fantasy has now reached it's......Final Fantasy.

It's not Final Fantasy's Final Fantasy until the Final Fantasy VII HD remake is announced.
4048  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy, Thread of people Dancing Mad on: July 13, 2011, 08:47:25 PM
Elite Beat Agents.

More like Elite Beat Dissidia, but yes, this makes much more sense.
4049  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: emotional RPG's ? on: July 12, 2011, 08:26:30 PM
The Quintet Trilogy save for Actraiser and Soul Blazer (although the only thing tragic about The Granstream Saga is that it was made).
4050  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: July 12, 2011, 08:23:19 PM
Japan expo trailer:

http://www.siliconera.com/2011/07/01/final-fantasy-xiii-2-footage-straight-from-japan-expo/

Unfortunately it's just a different montage of all the videos they showed previously.

It's Versus all over again. Expect to see the same footage for the next 3 years with maybe 3 seconds of new footage added on a yearly basis.
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