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4186  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The more RPG's I play, the more I forget on: July 19, 2010, 01:31:11 AM
FFVIII had a story?

For the first disk, then it kinda meanders about until Flying Gardens and shit, then "We're all from the same orphanage and share the same roots", to Squall and 'love interest' in SPAAAAACCCEEE!!!, and finally to TIME KOMPRESSION.

The Lagana bits though were great in that you get to watch this bumbling idiot go from lowly grunt to world saving ruler of the largest and most technically advanced civilization on the entire fucking planet.


FFVIII had a story?

Funny, I was thinking about that myself.
I think it's certain stories I forget - that and you can also blame "bad storytelling".

Chrono Cross - magnificent game... but for the life of me, I never understood what moved the plot from Point A to Point B, unless it was some character saying "you just should".  I still don't understand why we ended up in Termina at the start... I think because it was simply a good idea.  Ghost pirate ship...of course.  Dead sea?  Apprently all the answers are there.  Bleh.  Its a great story; told in crayon.

There are exactly six points in the game where the actual plot moves forward. Viper Mansion, when Serge looses his body, the Dead Sea, getting your body back (kinda), the room with the Frozen Flame in it, and I guess the first Time Devourer fight or something within that neck of the woods. The rest of it was basically "Do this convoluted sidequest to get the info on where to go next for more information on where to go next or for the next plot coupon." or character(s) specific sidequest.
4187  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: July 17, 2010, 07:53:35 PM
I just finished playing FFTA. The story seemed pretty poor compared to FFT during my first playthrough. This time around I changed my perspective of it.

Marche: A young boy who is prepared to commit the mass genocide of an entire world in order to return home.

Montblanc: A nihilistic moogle who grows tired of awaiting the inevitable.

Code:
Doned: "Marche, I can walk. It is a miracle"
Marche: "Enjoy it while you can brother dear. Soon you shall be returning to your forsaken wheelchair"

Ritz: "It is amazing. For the first time I can accept myself for who I really am"
Marche: "Um, about that. I kind of need to kill Mewt's mother to destroy this world and return it to its former glory. Will you help me Ritz?"
Ritz: *Unsheathes sword*
Marche: "...You disappoint me Ritz"

Mewt: "Look Marche, My mother is alive and my father is back to behaving how he used to act"
Marche: "Hehe... well this is kind of awkward. I kind of need to kill your mom but do not worry everything will turn back to normal. Your mom will stay dead, your dad will turn back into a loser and a lifetime of being bullied awaits you.
Mewt: huh?
Marche: "And what was with turning everyone who bullied you into zombies? You know, just for the chuckles, I am going to leave your precious bear behind when we go home"

That's more or less the only way to look at it.

FFTA2 on the other hand doesn't even have that to fall back on. :(


Anyways DQIX: DQ Gakuen.
4188  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Where Should I Begin? on: July 16, 2010, 11:12:30 PM
Front Mission - Unlike FM3 only missiles and grenades are actually ranged and the skill system is greatly reduced which... it's a lot simpler than FM3 but this works for the best, I think. Also the story isn't stupid.

That is until someone learns that aim missile skill at which point the game is basically over.

Also how is "turning people into computer chips" not stupid? (Although I'll give it that its not nearly as stupid as a lot of other stuff out there like most of the suggestions thus far are.) The game's plot is like a typical Gundam plot but with less wanton death and destruction.
4189  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: July 16, 2010, 09:27:11 PM
It's official, now.  Not that it was much of a surprise at this point.

Spring 2011, putting it right in line with NISA's usualy ~15 month localization time for Gust games.  *sigh*.



And yet the quality of the localization will feel like it was done in three.
4190  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trinity Universe Or Nier on: July 16, 2010, 09:24:46 PM
Nier does not have this:



Thankfully. Otherwise I wouldn't recommend either one of them.
4191  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: July 16, 2010, 12:00:52 PM
DQIX: owns. Currently at Nice Boat.
4192  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest IX on: July 16, 2010, 11:58:44 AM
I started playing this thing, despite not being someone terribly into the series (The last DQ game I really played was DQ2 on the gameboy alomst a decade ago). I'm a sucker for character creation stuff and the idea of a online turn-based RPG is intriguing to me. I've just finished returning to Celestia or whatever as a non-angel for the first time. So far, I'm not terribly impressed, the main problem being the low difficulty as many other people have pointed out. The combat is the typical RPG trap of spamming attack and stopping to cast heal with no real thought involved other than that. Things like poison don't seem to stick onto bosses so that actually further discourages use of abilities and spells. I plan on sticking with it a bit more to see if that improves though.

I don't get why it was necessary to take so long to get into the actual game, and things like being able to change classes are really something I think should be available right from the get-go.

Gameplay flaws aside, I like the story alright. Someone mentioned it being more about the people you meet, and that is certainly true.

I know most people are still lolFamitsu, but with most 40s I can remember them giving I understood the general thrust of why they did it...with this game, not so much. This just seems a lot like the same game I played 10 years ago, with some interface cleanup and laughably easy instead of incredibly frustrating.

The main quest probably wont be too difficult until near the end (hell, they even give dead characters experience provided that it was the battle that they died in). However there is so much else to do it doesn't really matter. Alchemy is more addicting than it was in VIII thanks to not having to run all over creation like a chicken with it's head cut off waiting for the process to be done. Unfortunately its not that easy stumbling across basic equipment in a foraging only run-through of the game.

Also if you don't like a character's profession pre Alltrades, just make another character in the profession you want. You get free (albeit crappy) equipment and bringing a new character up to speed at that point shouldn't take long at all. And the main character is in basically the Hero/Jester class with access to swords, shields, and whips (and fans but seriously). All weapon skills are shared by different classes so what you put into swords, shields, or whips will still be there in your new class along with passive bonuses from profession only skills like +10 to strength or agility or +20% to HP or MP.
4193  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top Ten Worthless RPG Characters on: July 16, 2010, 11:25:51 AM
Speaking of obscure games with fucking useless characters, half of the cast of Beyond the Beyond were so fucking useless for the first third of the game. Samson was so fucking useless due to his curse that you spent the next ten or so dungeons and at least five different quest lines running around getting all the steps necessary to see the guy on top of a hill to remove that damn curse (including visiting that game's version of fucking God). And the curse in question wasn't just a cutscene malady but a legitimate status effect that crippled the character in combat. And worst still there were two more characters more worthless than him, and they never get better.

Who was worse than Samson?  Every other character at least gets some spells or has a utility in battle.  By the time Samson is healed of his curse, he's not that great of a fighter anymore compared to Finn, Lorele, or Percy.  The spellcasters are all fantastic, I think the only character who is comparably bad to Samson is Domino, but even HE gets a couple good spells.

Note who you didn't name (though not Annie as she was the best goddamn fucking thing in that game (especially during her getting tentacle raped scene with the side effect of turning her into a magical healer type)). At least Samson can hit things with his sharp pointy thing once he gets cured whereas those two can't even get crowd controlling glass cannons right due to being slower than fucking dirt. After all crowd control doesn't work when there isn't a crowd left to control nor does it work when the enemy is making you their bitch thanks to all the gratuitous stun-locking.

The only thing they were good for was the strength up spell and maybe nuking one of the five or so bosses in the game.
4194  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trinity Universe Or Nier on: July 16, 2010, 10:59:09 AM
I agree with Uru, why are you guys spoiling the game for yourselves? I checked a bit of gameplay and that was more than enough for me to understand the game. I must say I'm interested and it's already so cheap anyway.

Because I'm spending way too much time playing DQIX blind to play either of these games blind.

Besides what's the difference between watching an LP of FFXIII and playing FFXIII? And remember I can easily take hold a PS2 controller in my hands, or better yet a second gen XBox controller.
4195  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: July 14, 2010, 12:28:51 AM
MP2: I managed to snag a Gravity Boost without even having to jack knife from comet to comet at breakneck speed. Still died like a scrub against the subboss though, DOH!

DQIX: Heading for the first dungeon now. The Hexadecimal or something. Lets see how long I can keep running around in my skivvies or less for.
4196  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: July 13, 2010, 07:32:46 PM
There's a place in Boston called Ken's Ramen.

Is that the place next to Ryu's Burgers?
4197  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top Ten Worthless RPG Characters on: July 13, 2010, 07:31:22 PM
Speaking of obscure games with fucking useless characters, half of the cast of Beyond the Beyond were so fucking useless for the first third of the game. Samson was so fucking useless due to his curse that you spent the next ten or so dungeons and at least five different quest lines running around getting all the steps necessary to see the guy on top of a hill to remove that damn curse (including visiting that game's version of fucking God). And the curse in question wasn't just a cutscene malady but a legitimate status effect that crippled the character in combat. And worst still there were two more characters more worthless than him, and they never get better.
4198  Media / Single-Player RPGs / So long Cavia and thanks for all the fish. on: July 13, 2010, 03:43:06 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2010/07/12/nier-developer-absorbed-into-aq-interactive/

Well that sucks. I doubt that they'll be allowed to troll even half as much as before now that they have someone to answer to.
4199  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trinity Universe Or Nier on: July 12, 2010, 05:42:12 PM
Every now and then I think about picking up Nier. From what I hear, good story and really good music are a plus but that watered down hack and slash feel put it down for me, even more than the not so great graphics.
I'll probably wait a little longer to see if I want this one, as for when I start to urge again for a new RPG it'll probably be a little closer to end of the year, so I'll pick either Fallout, Nier or Atelier Rorona but seeing as Nier is old it'll probably be very cheap.

You know what makes me sad about this game, that they didn't give us the option to chose between the ugly old main character or the girl-looking guy the japanese version got. I mean, how big can another character model and a few different lines be? In PS3 there's no excuse for space on disk, and of the 360 also believe there is plenty of space considering the game is not pushing it to its limits in terms of visuals. Hell, even if they don't wanna give it for free, at least as a DLC.

The youth-Nier, before the 5 year break you see in the game, can literally pass for a girl.  It's only the second half where he looks way "cooler".  Otherwise he wears some sort of puffy shorts thing and a princess jasmine ponytail sort of do.

Whereas Man-Nier always looks like a badass regardless of what time period you're playing.
4200  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Last Story - FIrst Trailer Ever! on: July 12, 2010, 05:38:14 PM
Mistwalker never developed any of their games. They hire other small companies to do the development duties. Like Artoon that developed Blue Dragon and Feelplus for Lost Odyssey. Mistwalker don't do technical stuff.

And too bad that announcement is from 2008.
I don't think ASH: Archaic Sealed Heat is gonna be localized.

Okay, so I was wrong about Blue Dragon (after further checking I noticed that we even got that lovely anime). So I guess that BD is the exception not the rule.

My point with ASH was that we didn't get it despite how much of a sure bet it was at the time and I doubt that both Xenoblade or Teh Final Story will be any different.
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