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4471  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Please Atlus! on: May 07, 2010, 06:40:44 AM
The reason we didn't get the OG games on PS2 was because of the reason I already stated before.  The GBA games didn't sell even remotely well enough for them to consider bringing over the much more content-heavy PS2 versions, and because most of the fanbase were more willing to download the games for free then to pay for them.  This was one of the only games that Atlus -ever- admitted to why they weren't bringing it over, and I'm more inclined to believe them then rumors from the internets.

The GBA games didn't sell very well because they were given a day and a night to sell before vanishing into the mists. The reason why I got mine back then was that I had noticed that the OG1 ads were suddenly OG2 ads. I managed to scoop them up along with both Summon Night games and FFVI (and I had to put off getting Yggra Union for three years to get those games). Which brings me to the other reason why they failed which was that they were released at the tail end of the GBA's lifetime, and all the games I've mentioned above were literally last minute additions to the system.

That's why getting The Lord of Elemental near Xmas would be great as the DS is still a prolific system and its successor has yet to see the light of day (versus coming out at the same time that the succeeding system finally hit its stride).


I'm still sad it looks like we won't be getting Growlanser. :(

Dammit Atlus! Do you have something against SRPGs? *ShakesFist*
4472  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Question for Americans on: May 06, 2010, 05:02:02 AM
I think in any given state, the further away you are from a major metropolitan area, the more narrow the viewpoints you see among the populace.  Like where I live now, I'm not far from Philly but I'm also a stone's throw from the sticks.  I would think in any given country anywhere, how far removed you are from a major metropolitan area may compartmentalize your world views.

To be fair though, Philly isn't that much different than a cesspool the sticks to begin with.
4473  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: May 06, 2010, 04:55:38 AM
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guess what I've done since my last update.

Just make sure you hide the body well and bleach out your truck. That's how they caught the linux file system dude.

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I was going to play Morrowind but then I spent about 20 minutes thinking about why I wanted to play Morrowind and realized it was just nostalgia. Nothing about that game is actually fun or even *pleasant* really.

But first I would have to use Strength on the Truck.

That said, I FINALLY got myself a Silcoon/Beautifly and a Magnemite. Now if I could only my Honey could attract something other than Cascoons and Aipoms.

SO2: I'm at the very end of the Forged Medal grinding and only now do I realize that it took more time to reach level 100 prior to the Tourney than to beat the game normally. FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.

VP:COTP: Chapter 6. Home stretch now. I'm locked onto the A path. Game is still hilariously easy despite throwing me into three fights in a row. Time to go make the final bosses my bitches.
4474  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: May 06, 2010, 04:34:02 AM
NIER FISHING:
Necessary to progress the story

FINAL FANTASY XIII FISHING:
Not necessary to progress the story as it does not exist.

This is all that matters. And you can't eat your delicious video game fish anyway.

To be fair FFXIII didn't bother with fishing because all the fishing experts were run out of Squeenix during the development of FFXII's fishing minigame. After that they shoehorned some generic fishing rods into the main set and left the game with a big empty feeling in the middle of the sidequest, and so on and so forth...
4475  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Please Atlus! on: May 06, 2010, 04:21:22 AM
And huddled in this corner is the devoted group still praying for a North American Growlanser release.

Seconding this and the second game referenced in the OP.
4476  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: May 02, 2010, 10:09:14 PM
Take everything from my last update, swap out Trophy Garden with Swamp Thing, and guess what I've done since my last update.
4477  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: May 01, 2010, 10:10:30 PM
Pearls before Swinub: Finally cleared out all the available pokes for the Trophy Garden. Otherwise still tracking down and evolving mons as usual. Also got myself an Espeon leaving me with only Umbreon left to complete my Eevee Rainbow.
4478  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: April 30, 2010, 03:04:05 PM
So for those who've seen all the endings of this game (does anyone even have this yet?), is this as much of a massive troll on players as Drakengard was?

Also are any of the protagonists as awesome as Caim was (aside from Caim of course (or does he get punk'd again))?
4479  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suggestions for import gaming on: April 29, 2010, 01:21:15 PM
Basically my tl;dr is that the game was specifically designed to utilize the cramped urban spaces of Japan, and presents one of the biggest questions about the game. How will they substitute that part of the gameplay, or will we need events to gather enough DQIX owners together?

If you import DQIX then you'll possibly miss out on a more reasonable solution, or your import copy might not even play nice with the localized version. IOWs Wait.
4480  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Suggestions for import gaming on: April 29, 2010, 01:02:42 AM
Not to mention the fact that most of the best stuff of DQIX comes from the social asspect of it. You'll need at least a subway packed with other people, most of said occupants should own a copy of the game, and have them turned on (on a standby mode) to send your copy stuff and viceversa, to get a good portion of the extras.

It's just better to wait for DQIX to come stateside.
4481  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / The SOTC Movie Saga Part Duex: Now in ThreeDee? on: April 28, 2010, 07:17:29 PM
http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3179030

At the rate this is going, the only spectacular this is going to be is spectacularly awful.
4482  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Project: Find something new in your town. on: April 28, 2010, 06:00:54 PM
Thanks to my car magically becoming a pile of scrap (something about taking to the air or somesuch), I've had the chance to wander around on foot (namely to the doctor's office and back) and came across this lake with ducks and geese and swans all chillaxing therein. There's some picnicking spots around the joint and even a farm across the street where you can hear roosters cocking in the doodling doo in the morning hours.
4483  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Favorite Game Story Topic & most disappointing on: April 27, 2010, 05:41:14 PM
Legend of Dragoon, I got to the...4th? disc, after the big "twist" and was so blown away with how dumb everything was up to that point I had to give up. I was really disappointed in it because it was supposed to be Sony's FF-Killer, took 3 years and like 100 people to make and it seems 1 of them was there to make the story and he called in sick the last few days they were putting it together and then the other guy localizing it for English decided to forget how to speak the language.

The thing about LoD is that the "twist" is the only redeemable part of the story. Everything else really was pointless.

Also Lunar:SSS was one of the blandest JRPGs I have played (and I've played From the Abyss and Beyond the Beyond). If it weren't for WD's localization it would've been even blander.
4484  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: April 27, 2010, 03:23:11 PM
Pearlmon: Cleaned house on a bunch of Eevees and now have most of the Eevee rainbow. All that's left are the 2nd gen evos due to having to grind happiness. I can just taste the Eevee Rainbow now.

RMX (not to be confused with IHX): Beat. Even though I had it spoilered for me the final Wily State was still LoL.

Castlevania: Rondo of Blood: DL'd it on Sunday, finished it on Monday, 100% it today. Not as hard as everyone makes it out to be (though Maria is perpetual Easy Moodo). Too bad I still have no loving clue what was going on aside from "Business as usual". It should be noted that the final boss is a complete joke.
4485  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: April 25, 2010, 12:38:48 PM
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If the game were harder, I'd probably go check a FAQ from time to time to make sure I don't miss out on it.

Difficulty actually relates more to whether or not you get the hidden stuff. It's  not really HARD, ever, but its reputation for extreme easiness comes more from all the hidden stuff you find*.

FFVII's system is more like FFV's in that it's less about being strategically efficient and more about doing Really Cool Shit. Which is sort of what FFVIII was doing but the difference is FFVIII was more about stat min/maxing crap and FFVII is more about coming up with insane materia combos. The former is like looking at spreadsheets. The latter is actually hands on. Which is probably why I actually like FFVII a lot.

* DQ4 actually does something similar although that's less making it easy and more finding an effective alternative to grinding and Square can still go and fuck themselves with a two-sided kangarooster for axing party chat.

Most of the missables were Summon Materia anyways. Everything else was either some crappy piece of equipment that would get outdated soon enough anyways, Turtle Pub Flier#2, some Enemy Skills later in the game, and the Huge Materia.

FFVIII also tried to actively discourage you from switching around your GFs too often with those affinity levels which influenced how fast you could summon that particular GF (though any pro player will tell you to go gently caress those affinity levels after the first disk as GFs are mostly worthless by that point).

Also, I really hope that they keep Party Chat in DQVI (they already overhauled the monster recruitment system, we don't need to loose that too).


That said, Pokes Pearl. Still fishing, fortunately the game decided to throw me a Staryu. With a 5% chance of reeling one in I got one of sufficiently low level upon my first cast. Managed to crit it into a pixel of health left on my second attack, and caught it on my first Pokeball to boot. Now I'm off to catch a Krabby and a whole bunch of other PMons.

MM10 (still not X): Onward through the second Wily Stage. First Wily Stage had some excellent music for the second part.
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