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4066  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Post examples of good Writing in RPGs on: September 19, 2010, 02:23:35 AM
Dragon Quest V

FFT deserves a nod as well for managing to not have terrible pacing unlike everything else from Squaresoft back then.
4067  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The "Fucking JRPGs" Thread on: September 19, 2010, 02:04:26 AM
Whatever, just another thread to be ignored. This used to be a great forum.

Pretty much this.  A thousand times.

Quote
Sorry, I thought this was the "The Fucking JRPGs" Thread".

I'd suggest renaming the site to FuckingJRPGs, but I think it would attract the wrong kind of material.

Quoted for new page.

Also because its true.
4068  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Prepare to feel old: Super Mario turns twenty-five today on: September 18, 2010, 08:10:50 AM
Why is everyone forgetting that the 1980s was the best decade ever for cartoons?  Need I mention Transformers, Voltron, Mighty Orbots, Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, MASK, Mysterious Cities of Gold, Ulysses 3030, Beverly Hills Teens, Muppet Babies, He-Man, GI Joe, Jem, BlackStar, Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines, Visionaries, Inhumanoids, COPS, Dungeons and Dragons, Star Fleet, Spiderman and his Amazing Friends, Bravestarr, Bionic Six, The Raccoons, Centurions, Dragon's Lair, She-Ra, Sky Commanders...

 http://www.80scartoons.net/

I'm 32 (born in '78) so I lived on 80s cartoons.

Because everybody knows that it was the 90's was the greatest decade for cartoons ever. The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Gargoyles, Pirates of Dark Water, SatAM Sonic the Hedgehog, The Tick, Animaniacs, Freakazoid, Earthworm Jim, Mega Man, Aladdin, Goof Troop, X-Men, Superman the Animated Series, and Batman Beyond just to name a few...

Plus thanks to improving technology we also had computer animated shows such as Reboot and Beast Wars.


Also say what you will about 80's fashion but 90's fashion wasn't much of an improvement either (Overalls and FUCKING FLANNAL!!!).
4069  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why are popular RPGs given bad reviews? on: September 17, 2010, 06:55:52 PM
The real reasons why Suki II got bad scores was probably a combination of bad timing (came out around 2000 which was overshadowed by a ton of other games like FFIX, LoZ:MM, Chrono Cross and the PS2 was on the horizon with MGS2 and FFX in the wings), the fact that it wasn't a game in a major series, and that there weren't that many copies getting into gamer's hands (hence why copies are typically sold on E-Bay for $100+ dollars).

Nah, it came out in late 1999 but with the way the game industry works none of those games were an issue (and MGS2 and FFX wouldn't have been either). However, Final Fantasy VIII had came out then, the DC launched, and we had other significant RPG releases like Grandia hit. So did Planescape Torment, and the people that it appeals too only overlapped with Suikoden II's playerbase post-mortem I suspect. Certainly I didn't pay attention to it until years later.

For some reason I was under the assumption that Suki II came out in 2000. Then again I don't really remember all that much from that period (or have chosen not to).
4070  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dissidia Duodecim Final Fantasy announced for PSP. on: September 17, 2010, 06:44:58 PM
So, let see. I've read that Tifa was announced as a playable character and other than that, the game looks more like a expantion than an actual sequel.

Here's a gameplay video with one of the new characters: http://www.gametrailers.com/video/tgs-10-dissidia-final/704580

So if you liked the original, you'll definitely like this.

Edit: You can also play as that Cloud from Kingdom Hearts and they also showed Lightning in Aya's costume...




More screenshots here, and another gameplay video here (Lightning vs. Terra).

Still needs some Celes.

That said, Cloud getting an assist from Sephy. Tina getting assisted by Cefca. WTFITS!?
4071  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Odin Sphere getting HD Ports on: September 16, 2010, 10:38:18 AM
I really need to get into Odin Sphere. I still have it on my shelf begging for attention.

Depending on the port's quality you may want to hold off on that since not having to put up the atrocious slowdown on the PS2 alone pretty much remakes the game (since the slowdown was THAT bad).
4072  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best RPG of the decade on: September 16, 2010, 10:33:11 AM
Additionally Doom is a game about killing satan and his demonic hordes. It's a perfectly goodly Christian game in that sense. I mean if look I know the Good Book doesn't make any mention of Mars, but I'm pretty sure if demons invaded it, The Pope himself would go there in a b..attlesui..t to f...uck some shit... up............. WAIT THAT NEEDS TO BE A GAME. NOW.

Additionally bible is rife with potential game ideas like pretty much anything out of the Old Testament. Just read this since it articulates the idea better than I could.
4073  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why are popular RPGs given bad reviews? on: September 15, 2010, 07:15:30 AM

Suikoden II's story definitely deserves more than it got, but this is why we tell people to broaden their horizons and check out multiple sources for their information rather than just one guy.

But. It didn't star a brooding hero, an amnesiac, or a guy with multiple personality disorder. It didn't feature twenty left field plot twists per disk or even more than one disk. It didn't feature a plot of over 200 playing hours with about 180 of those hours consisting of boring fetch quests. It didn't feature a plot of a simple rebellion against the evil polluting empire turned vision quest to kill god. Nor did the plot reveal the origins of humanity as provided by an anime alien civilization that was destroyed, locked in unevolution, or simply crashed a forgotten cargo ship onto the planet like a hojillion years ago. And the plot wasn't even entirely centered on the main character's awkward attempts at trying to fall in love with the anime magical girl/princess while he and a bunch of plebs go chasing after some unspecified evil that's simply just misunderstood in its quest to cast everything into oblivion.

Seriously? You expected Suki II's plot to compare to that? I scoff! SCOFF!!! at your silliness.

Why have you got to highlight my ignorance all the time? :(

Not really. I was using your post as an excuse to make fun of the RPGs of the era. Most games from that era (especially Squeenix games) are notoriously bad at trying to be pretentious and failing miserably.

The real reasons why Suki II got bad scores was probably a combination of bad timing (came out around 2000 which was overshadowed by a ton of other games like FFIX, LoZ:MM, Chrono Cross and the PS2 was on the horizon with MGS2 and FFX in the wings), the fact that it wasn't a game in a major series, and that there weren't that many copies getting into gamer's hands (hence why copies are typically sold on E-Bay for $100+ dollars).
4074  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Let's design the most cliche RPG story ever on: September 15, 2010, 02:49:33 AM
Sorry to interrupt your silly fanfiction again, but WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS SHIT!?!?!

What kind of trashy catfight scene was that? Where's the tearing off of each other's clothes? Where's the rolling around in the conveniently placed puddle of mud? Where's the looser falling face first into a strategically placed oversized cake?

Seriously, what kind of cliche is this if you're willing to let a catfight go without any kind of fanservice. Not even a goddamn glass of water to the face or any pulling of the hair. The only cliche throughout that whore scene was people knocking each other out with a bottle to the back of the head in a single blow.

I can understand the lack of a desire to shove overtly political or environmental issues into this before (since there's always time to shoehorn a blatant down with baby-eating democrats or save the trees message), but nobody passes up a good cat fight without taking the opportunity to insert some kind of trashy fanservice unless they were trying to subvert the cliche.

That was simply awful and I demand that you people go back and do it again. And do it right this time too.
4075  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why are popular RPGs given bad reviews? on: September 15, 2010, 02:03:48 AM
It was basically safe to ignore about a fifth off of whatever system NP was using to score games with at the time (though there are the occasional exception of two every so often).

Kinda like this site but here its better to ignore the first 50% of any given score rather than 20%.

Also the Pokemon thing was graded with the early to mid 90's mindset of nobody wanting to play RPGs (and the anime had yet to hit the airwaves). Go figure that those two games basically carried Nintendo through the N64 era in the US singlehandedly (save for when the occasional Zelda or WWF (as it was known as back then) game came out).


Suikoden II's story definitely deserves more than it got, but this is why we tell people to broaden their horizons and check out multiple sources for their information rather than just one guy.

But. It didn't star a brooding hero, an amnesiac, or a guy with multiple personality disorder. It didn't feature twenty left field plot twists per disk or even more than one disk. It didn't feature a plot of over 200 playing hours with about 180 of those hours consisting of boring fetch quests. It didn't feature a plot of a simple rebellion against the evil polluting empire turned vision quest to kill god. Nor did the plot reveal the origins of humanity as provided by an anime alien civilization that was destroyed, locked in unevolution, or simply crashed a forgotten cargo ship onto the planet like a hojillion years ago. And the plot wasn't even entirely centered on the main character's awkward attempts at trying to fall in love with the anime magical girl/princess while he and a bunch of plebs go chasing after some unspecified evil that's simply just misunderstood in its quest to cast everything into oblivion.

Seriously? You expected Suki II's plot to compare to that? I scoff! SCOFF!!! at your silliness.
4076  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 3 Confirmed for The PSP on: September 15, 2010, 01:25:03 AM
Dear God.  It's like...it's like they want to make money on their games or something.  Bunch of jerks, wanting to feed their families.

Wait? That's not the Sega I know! They used to be all about pride and not giving a fucking shit of anything outside of Japan or this thing called business sense. What the hell happened in this last decade?
4077  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Who is the most manliest JRPG hero? on: September 15, 2010, 01:18:42 AM
CC - Macha

How is she, in any way, manly? She's more motherly than anything (especially given the fact that she's a mother of two other characters in the game).

There aren't really any manly females in CC (unless there's one I failed to recruit or something). For CC's manly males there's always the Luchador Priest, AW Fargo, General Viper, Dario, Garai, Zappa, Norris, and even Miguel (despite the fact that he's dressed as some Norwegian yodeler). The only problems with these characters are that they are not the main character and very few of them are developed beyond two sentences to begin with.
4078  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: super robot wars L on: September 15, 2010, 12:56:24 AM
No. Just like CG and Macross Frontier, TTGL is too new to have been in a SRW game yet. There's typically a grace period for series from when they aired to their inclusion in an SRW game to avoid spoilers for people who haven't gotten around to watching the show yet.

Also I think there's some licensing issues as well that will be keeping TTGL out of an SRW game for a long while to come.


i think code geass would be difficult to fit into an srw game unless they made a srw game dominated by code geass.

Nah. Code Geass would be as hard to implement as any given Gundam or Macross series would be. SRW games are easily long enough to accommodate the plots of multiple series.
4079  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Have you ever played a Visual Novel? And why not? on: September 13, 2010, 06:37:41 PM
The only visual novels I play are the ones with the naked chicks in it.

Well that and the occasional Phoenix Wright game.
4080  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: September 12, 2010, 05:19:00 AM
No Farnsworth, no dice.




Seems so appropriate for this board.
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