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4201  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 25, 2012, 01:52:33 PM
Legend of Mana has the advantage of being an action RPG. Its biggest flaw was that it was too easy, and that's the kind of flaw that's mostly mitigated by bashing the shit out of stuff with a spear being inherently fun.

A turn-based RPG that's way too easy? There's nothing inherently fun about picking options from a menu.

(Same principle also applies to Dogs in Robots 2).

I don't think being too easy was the problem (although it was an element of it, especially with the bosses), but that half the game was obfuscated by SaGa levels of undocumented bullshit and the other half was either boring or worthless.

Sure the game had some great plot arcs but how many people reached the end just by going through the Dragon arc (which is the only major arc that's self contained)? Meanwhile, you could easily make some really gamebreaking weapons just by spending five minutes in the forge (provided that you have the necessary materials on hand and a good recipe online otherwise you'll be spending hours grinding materials and cash and trying to explore at least) but no amount of time spent in the instrument workshop could make magic not completely worthless (since you can't do more than insert coin into wood to make a flute). And even your party members fall under the same circumstances what with NPCs being the most straight forward and the most useless and Pets requiring meats and produce but with a few exceptions are also mostly useless compared to Golems which require your leftover forged/tempered equipment.

Also not helping matters is just how much the Mana series has borrowed and based itself on SD3. I mean, there's a ton of references in LoM but most of them are going to go right over the heads of those who haven't emulated SD3 yet (of course every other game since then has basically treated SD3/LoM as the only Mana games; including Sword of Mana). It's like playing OG Zelda and Zelda II then skipping all the way to WW and wondering what's with all this Hero of Time business because OoT never left Japan.
4202  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 24, 2012, 03:39:57 PM
Excellent! I don't know what's up with these guys telling you to skip the tennant seasons. I got more out of those than this past season. Moffat has made everything so convoluted. I still enjoy it, just not as much as the previous series/seasons.
It took me awhile to get used to the Doctor change as well. It always does. Overall, Tennant is still my favorite.

RTD is good at dialogue but extremely shit at resolving plots. I can't stand his writing style.
I prefer Moffat's by far.
Well, that;s the debate isn't it? There are those who love Moffat, and those who cant stand his style. Same with Davies. They both have made some damn fine episodes, so I'm kind of in the middle. It's just these past 5(6?) episodes did nothing for me. The show wanted me to feel emotions that I wasn't anywhere close to feeling.
The end of the Rose era had me streaming. IMHO, the show has gotten so complicated and convoluted under Moffat. Too many tendrils to keep track of. It's hard to care about what's going on. Do I still enjoy it? Yes. Just not in the same way I enjoyed the earlier seasons.
But I've seen plenty of people who think the Matt Smith era is the best. I see nothing wrong with that. The beauty of opinions.

It's just like the old Doctor Who debates all over again. :v
4203  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: October 24, 2012, 11:08:55 AM
Bravely Default Praying Blade announced:

http://bdashnews.wordpress.com/2012/10/23/s-e-announces-bravely-default-praying-blade/

Sounds like some sort of MMO spin-off rather than a sequel.

http://gematsu.com/2012/10/bravely-default-praying-brage-detailed-in-famitsu

More info including it being called Praying Brage and a few details like battle party size and number of available jobs.
4204  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 23, 2012, 07:20:59 PM
After being a stubborn idiot I'm going to give Dr. Who season 2 a shot. I love the classics (even have an awesome homemade scarf!)

I loved the Eccleston season, but could never get into Tennant. Then again, I never gave him a real go. UNTIL NOW

Excellent! I don't know what's up with these guys telling you to skip the tennant seasons. I got more out of those than this past season. Moffat has made everything so convoluted. I still enjoy it, just not as much as the previous series/seasons.
It took me awhile to get used to the Doctor change as well. It always does. Overall, Tennant is still my favorite.


Don't get me wrong, I also like Tennant, I just didn't like Rose. Once Martha shows up he should be fine for the rest of the 10th's run but that's not till the third season/series.
4205  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: October 23, 2012, 12:35:05 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2012/10/22/etrian-odyssey-iv-towers-over-persona-2-plus-atlus-usa-sales-data/

So Persona 2 EP didn't do nearly as well as P4:TG, P4:A or even Soul Hackers but at least Atlus USA has been doing fairly well.
4206  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: October 22, 2012, 11:22:06 AM
I'd say watch Girl by the Fireplace and maybe the first and last episodes of the season. The writing wasn't very strong by that point but you do need at least a little bit to figure out what's going on in the third season.
4207  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: CD Projekt RED's Cyberpunk 2077 on: October 22, 2012, 11:13:25 AM
I don't really think they have much leeway there-- the pen and paper game is CALLED Cyberpunk 2020, after all.

Yeah, at best they slap a subtitle on or something. Well, it's not like Dungeons & Dragons RPGs are typically called Dungeons & Dragons, but then you have countless fantasy RPGs and quite a few games based on that license, versus this only having the one game just now. I suppose if more somehow sprang up like D&D they'd eventually demote that to a branding and focus on actual names.

To be fair though, we are rapidly closing in on 2020 and we're not even close enough to be considered to be dystopian cyberpunk ready yet. Much like how we wont have Cold Fusion ready to enable our time traveling DeLorieans to both fly and time travel without the need for plutonium/12.1 jiggawatts of lightning by 2015 at the rate we're going.
4208  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: October 22, 2012, 01:14:13 AM
FFXII had some amazing dungeons.  Probably my favorite of any FF game.  They just weren't until the second half of the game...

They early stuff was pretty dull.

They also had nothing in them but the occasional random boss fight or hunt, and some of those later dungeons were a royal pain to get into and out of for non-plot based reasons (motherfucking Crystal Valley).

As for differences, even without playing RG I already know that as a Level 5 game FFXII's Ashe and Fran were both treated far better than pretty much every female in that game combined, because HOLY SHIT, Level 5 is bad at recognizing that humanity is a bi-gendered species.
4209  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: October 22, 2012, 12:57:53 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEROVWDp3n0

The greatest RC car chase.
4210  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 6, Breath of Fire 6, and Wild Arms 6... on: October 20, 2012, 06:19:54 AM
Since this thread was revived by RPGseeker, I just want to take the opportunity to point out a strange little synchronicity.... If anyone checks out gameinformer mag, the most recent issue actually has an article about this which talks about the prospect of ever seeing a future to these IP's....

see how cool we are...? RPGfan is ahead of the curve... were freakin' trendsetters in the realm of gaming publications here-LoL....



More importantly, that article was written by our former Managing Editor, Kimberley Wallace. There's a reason why GI's RPG coverage has suddenly improved so much... ;D


That's so cool! I know I just got my copy and had to tell everyone that we've been discussing this for some time now! Haha!

Who knows? Maybe some of the companies that make all the games we love will see it and realize that there is SO MUCH MONEY to be made on continuing any one of those games. Instead of completely re-doing Final Fantasy 13 over and over again with sequels no one wants, they could just listen to what we, the fans, are saying and go back to a classic series that's been lost in time.

I'm ridiculously excited for the release date of Tales of Xillia...but other than that, there isn't much on my list. Hence why all of these nostalgic games are coming back into play. I mean, I'm replaying Wild Arms 2 and Grandia 1 on my PSP for that very reason.

Oh well, my fingers may be sore from crossing them so hard for so long in the hopes that some new exciting announcements will happen soon...but I won't stop. That is, until they announce some terrible spin off like Final Fantasy XIII-2-2: Hope's Side Of The Story For Some Reason.

You do realize that Konami has made a pretty good case for leaving things well enough alone with their recent attempts at cobbling together a Suikoden game. And Capcom too have made a pretty good demonstration in regards to series and franchises they don't want to see existing anymore.
4211  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suikoden 6, Breath of Fire 6, and Wild Arms 6... on: October 19, 2012, 06:56:24 PM
Since this thread was revived by RPGseeker, I just want to take the opportunity to point out a strange little synchronicity.... If anyone checks out gameinformer mag, the most recent issue actually has an article about this which talks about the prospect of ever seeing a future to these IP's....

see how cool we are...? RPGfan is ahead of the curve... were freakin' trendsetters in the realm of gaming publications here-LoL....



Wait. Publications!? What are those?
4212  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Wii U to be 299/349$ and controllers ~175$ (to be confirmed soon) on: October 19, 2012, 03:12:27 PM
Why does nintendo suck so hard at making hardware?
http://www.joystiq.com/2012/10/18/wii-u-voice-chat-sounds-pretty-complicated/

I don't get why it matters so much. It's the same game whether it's in HD or not. The Mario Galaxy games look quite fantastic already. I was very impressed by them.

Braveheart looked great but I'm not ready to plug my VCR into my new tv to watch my old tape. What's "not to get?" People have been bitching about the resolution for the Wii forever, I'm not treading new ground here.

Okay, seriously, that's not even a fair comparison. VHSes are notoriously hard on the celluloid film within cassettes and after a while the film will break through wear and tear and the machine will probably get clogged with the wreckage which will likely wreck it in the process. Besides, you're talking about the difference of using 30 year old tech versus 5 year old tech. Hell, even VHS's successors are getting phased out in favor of the internet and sites like Hulu and Netflix.
4213  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Import Friendly Japanese Games on: October 19, 2012, 02:59:50 PM
Yeah....



No. Not even.

Even when the character designs stop both sucking and blowing chunks outright they're still pretty damn god awful.

There is literally no redeeming value for this game whatsoever. And remember what I said about having to actually import the game and the cost associated with that? You couldn't give me this game for free even if you covered every cost because it would still cost me time and effort to pitch it out the window ASAP let alone actually having to pay hard earned money on both the game and the shipping costs.
4214  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Import Friendly Japanese Games on: October 19, 2012, 02:09:20 AM
Man, Criminal Girls sucked when it first came out nevermind now. Not even worth the cost to import and ship in a bundle let alone on its own.

Nuga Cell, ehh. I could take it or leave it either way. Still too expensive to import on its own at least. But at least I'll probably have better luck getting it through customs than Criminal Girls.
4215  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Default: Flying Fairy on: October 18, 2012, 01:41:44 PM
SE releases 90% of their RPGs in the west so I don't see how they're lazy. FFXIII and XIII-2 are only 2 games out of many others that they bring over. This also includes Complication titles, which we don't get all the games in anyway.

The only reason you don't see a lot really niche series like SaGa over here is pretty obvious, they sell like shit. This especially true in current market.

So are you saying that Dragon Quest is a niche series? Because we only got VI & IX due to Nintendo picking up the distribution slack.
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