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4156  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSone Classics PSN rpgs on: March 24, 2011, 03:48:08 AM
For Dragon Warrior VII, it seems more likely to me that we'll see it remade on the DS/3DS than released on the PSN, with IV, V and VI released with a similar graphic style. It would probably be already out in Japan if there was a plan to re-release it on the PSN I guess.

Probably for the 3DS considering the sheer size of the game's content. Fucking game is Huge. And it would easily be a far better version if they could do something about the retardedness of those monster hearts (if they have to keep them, then stick them in places where they're easier to get too like in T 'n' T boards and such (and not in something equally or more retarded than tags, god tags suck)).
4157  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Legend of Mana on PSN this week on: March 24, 2011, 03:24:27 AM
While I suggested 1h Swords its more based on the fact that you can get any weapon up to 999 power through retarded amounts of tempering along with the fact that 1h Swords are slightly faster than 1h Axes. Plus Shields which are the heaviest thing you can equip in addition to the Full Plate Mail.

Personally I went with 2h Axes during the majority of my runs using Axes of Evil despite the hit box issues for it's juicy All Stat Boost effect. Well as far as anyone would use a weapon when in the company of a Land Dragon that I lucked out on in my first run. Its base stats maxed out at the drop of the hat though it's attack and armor aren't as so. Not like it matters that much when most things like to burn and Land Dragons REALLY like to BURN (nothing like watching a dozen or so health bars vanish in seconds which made Nightmare mode semi bearable back when I was a kid with plenty of patience and WAY too much time on my hands (nothing could ever make No Future mode in any way, shape, or form bearable)).
4158  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 23, 2011, 02:02:08 AM
I found a decent scan. Etc.

http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2011/1332.html

I for one am stoked it's not a 3DS game. Ain't gettin' one anytime soon.

But yet I can't find myself motivated at all in getting this considering for some reason. Maybe its the fact that it's predecessor is on it's way to getting a 3DS port or something.
4159  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: jrpg hate in america. on: March 23, 2011, 01:56:02 AM

I've said it before; but I credit FF's constant success in the States part of the fact they diverted from the cartoon-y style that FF7 had and kept it real (which seems to work for audiences here).  

Nevertheless, numerous Japanese publishers enjoy a ton of success here too, no?

FF9 was cartoony. (Though it was a much better game than FF8. But hell, Legend of Dragoon would be a better game than FF8 if it didn't have such a terrible battle system)

I think the publishers that are having success now, like Atlus, XSeed and Level 5,are the ones that are bringing over interesting things that may be Japanese but are also things we haven't seen before. I think that's why stuff like the newer Persona games, Professor Layton, 999 and even stuff like Retro Game Challenge seems to get buzz.



And yet nobody bought Retro Gaming Challenge thus stranding the sequel and the TV series they're based on in Japan. ;_;
4160  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: March 22, 2011, 07:10:26 PM
So I've finally beaten Greygnarl in DQIX. Now I don't have anything really holding me back from challenging my Lv 99 grotto map. And with a water map of sufficient depth all I need now is to find an ice map of sufficient depth, a map that concludes with Tyrannosaurus Wrecks, and luck out on a Bright Staff and an Angel Robe and I'll be more or less done with grottoes (save for metal and gem slime farming and legacy bosses).


I started up a subscription with Gamefly to save more monies and to finish more games.

First game to arrive in my mailbox: Donkey Kong Returns for the Wii! And I LOVE it. Probably just as much as New Super Mario Bros. There's so many tiny secrets to find, just like in the original SNES titles. I finished up the first area on the map. I really liked the sunset level where all you see are the silhouettes of everything, and the level that had a lot of shooting barrels. Does anyone know if you get something special for getting all the bananas in a given level? I know if you get all the KONG letters and puzzle pieces, you get something, but there's a third slot that I haven't filled up for any level, and there was nothing in the game that explained what I'm supposed to accomplish.

The third slot is regulated to time trials. Clear under a set goal and you'll get your third mark for the stage.
4161  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 22, 2011, 06:51:37 PM
Well, there was an interview with Falcom's president in this month's Game Informer in which he discussed how they were considering to release future games digitally, maybe one chapter at a time. Maybe XSEED would follow this thought, as the NGP is supposed to be compatible with PSP downloads so it would seem logic that they would make a digital release if UMDs sale really drop, with maybe a physical limited edition. I still have hope, the PSP isn't dead yet!
Hate to break it to ya, but it's been clinging to life since it was hacked. Almost everybody I know has a hacked PSP and plays torrented games, WHICH I DO NOT SUPPORT!


Actually it was before that when developers decided to make the PSP a dumping ground for PSX/PS2 ports that the PSP was doomed (seriously, you're making ports of games from a system that's considered to be the most prolific and longest lasting console since the NES and anyone who'd ever be interested in said games would already have them and said console to play them on not to mention the fact that said console also had backwards compatibility with the other half of the games being ported). Nevermind the fact that some of the better ports earlier on never made it over here that would've at least smoothed over some of the early years' wrinkles (i.e. Suki 1 + 2, BoF III, & ToP). And to top it all off they just had to make movies for it too so the UMD's rapidly diminishing shelf space can get cluttered with movies nobody wants to watch because they're on an already outdated format and aren't much cheaper than the alternatives.

It's only been this last year or two that they've been finally able to turn it around but out of it's 7 year life span that's 5+ years too late.
4162  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 21, 2011, 12:45:44 PM
Just finished watching Now and Then, Here and There... Great show with excellent music.

I'd really appreciate it if you guys helped me find more animes like that. These are the ones I've watched:

Fullmetal Alchemist
Mushishi
Monster
Rahxephon
Death Note
Evangelion
Kenshin OVA's
Lain
Every film by Satoshi Kon
Code Geass
Wolf's Rain
Haibane Renmei
Gunslinger Girl (season 1)
Xam'd: Lost Memories

So if anyone can find a pattern from that list, please recommend me something I haven't watched yet.


So if anyone can find a pattern from that list, please recommend me something I haven't watched yet.

I'll recommend She and Her Cat and 5 Centimeters Per Second: a chain of short stories about their distance by Makoto Shinkai.

Basically this but also watch anything else done by Makoto Shinkai or to be more specific Voices of a Distant Star and The Place Promised in Our Early Days.

As for series I'd recommend 20th Century Boys, Berserk (although you'll have to read the manga to get the most out of that one as the anime only covers up to a certain point early in the series), and yes Cowboy Bebop.
4163  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 21, 2011, 03:29:32 AM
Yeah, the potential problem is the fact the PSP never had the PS2's momentum, and thus may not be able to thrive at retail for an ungodly amount of time. Maybe they'll surprise there, or at least retailers like Amazon and GameStop will still stock the games online and sell them while digital versions get put up on the PSN, Hell, the fact Trails 3 and Zero are both 1 UMD at least ensure the PSN's still a route if Trails 2 can still hit retail but not those two.

I should note that Ys 1 & 2 have become hard to find as of late. Gamestop and Amazon are your only bets since nobody else really even carries PSP games anymore save for a few generic titles and KH:BbS.

Thankfully, there's always the VC option for the TurboCD port and it's excellent sound quality if you really want to play those games.
4164  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Legend of Mana on PSN this week on: March 21, 2011, 03:23:31 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/03/20/legend-of-mana-hits-playstation-network-this-week/

Just a heads up so that you can get to sperging out on making that 999 powered 1h sword asap.
4165  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wizardry on the PS3 on: March 20, 2011, 01:27:20 PM
You're all talking like you just found out that Atlus wasn't the niche publisher that used to be. It's been obvious for years now that Atlus gave that throne up when they've adamantly refused to localize Growlanser PSP (also the SRT:OGSaga games but then the OGSaga games weren't made in house like Growlanser was (seriously Atlus, you're going about like if Nintendo still hadn't localized any of the FE games until FEDS1 where the bland and muddy graphics, weird mix of archaic and modern functions, and easy yet bone dry gameplay would've been used to test the market and would've flopped horrendously because nobody would've given the series a chance unless they played the other games through emulation or if somebody like WD published 6 and 8 years ago and saw what the series really had to offer)).
4166  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: jrpg hate in america. on: March 20, 2011, 04:08:50 AM
Ah. I remember the good old days when FFX first came out and everyone referred to him as to looking way too much like Meg Ryan.

And now that I think about it Hope was probably the stealth MC of FFXIII. Not-Cloud may have gotten top billing, but Hope was the Tidus/Vaan incarnate disguised as a side character. Notice how much time he spends with Not-Cloud much like Chad and Alys of PS4 (and really, all incarnations of the MC/Mentor relationship) except in this case Hope never gets the opportunity to take over for Not-Cloud. My guess is that Not-Cloud will die shortly into FFXIII2 and Hope will finally assume his rightful place as the game's Real MC.


Bullshit aside though, the issue is complicated for a number of reasons, but to boil it down into a short post that I can get out quickly and without confusing the forum goers of this site (because I can get really fucking confusing at times) is that the combination of the fallout from the PS2 era, MMOs, and the utter lack of quality meshed with the blind drive to turn JRPGs into semi-interactive movies. The PS2 era saw a huge boom of JRPGs, many of which are semi decent at best, but were considered to be visual tour de forces thanks to the power of the system versus the cost to develop on it. Thanks to the increased potential of the latest generation and thus cost as well as not quite having a clear surefire frontrunner console like the PS2, many developers sought to find cheaper alternatives like the DS, the PSP, or even Mobile Phones which have developed to the point of being able to play SuperNES and PSX era ports. Further they're still pulling the tricks and bad habits they learned back during the PS2 era like unnecessarily dividing one game into 3 or 4, reducing world building to employing an encyclopedia and turning the rest of it into bland hallways, or still following Squeenix's example of making JRPGs when they really haven't done anything worth mimicking. Additionally MMOs like WoW take a tremendous amount of available playtime for many people cutting into playtime for JRPGs and considering the social aspects of an MMO over the stodgy, recycled, plots of today's JRPGs there isn't even a competition. And finally, to alienate the core JRPG crowd they're moving further and further away from what little perceived control players might of had in the past (in all honesty they haven't lost much at all, if anything, it's just that they aren't even bothering to keep up the charade anymore) to make even more rigid and forced gameplay segments so that developers can focus on writing their stories that they were inspired to write based on their favorite day-time soaps' episode or whatever. They make the games based on how they want them to play out and further remove any sense of chance or variance for their stories to go wrong.
4167  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: March 16, 2011, 11:00:15 AM
I'm sorry, I couldn't read anything in that link because my eyes instantly zoomed in on



WTF? and she looks so happy too.
(Never really played any Disgaea)

They edited this. Now it's a barrel or some shit.
4168  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: March 15, 2011, 05:06:15 PM
I just looked up criminal girls...

wow.
I fear typing that into the allmighty google machine.
I'm just coing to assume it's worse than what I'm thinking it is... because I'm not japanese and am sane.

Basically it's Doki Doki Majo Shinpan but as a dungeon crawler and with god awful character designs.

Edit: FUCK; Beaten.
Never heard of that one. Is that japanese for *heart pound heart pound* major shitpan?
And thanks Yoda. Japan scares me now...

Japan only DS game where you poke big titty moe blobs in suggestive ways.
4169  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: March 14, 2011, 05:08:06 PM
I just looked up criminal girls...

wow.
I fear typing that into the allmighty google machine.
I'm just coing to assume it's worse than what I'm thinking it is... because I'm not japanese and am sane.

Basically it's Doki Doki Majo Shinpan but as a dungeon crawler and with god awful character designs.

Edit: FUCK; Beaten.
4170  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 14, 2011, 04:57:18 PM
After the Japan earthquake, in Amazon Japan the preorder ranking chart, Irem's Zettei Zetsumei Toshi 4: Summer Memories [Disaster Report 4] has jumped up 76 positions from No.86 all the way to No.10. The game is about survival after devastating earthquake.

Which is really unfortunate considering this.
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