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4606  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: March 07, 2011, 05:47:47 AM
Either I'm an optimist or a fool for asking but I'm thinking about picking this up soonish and I was wondering which stores carry this game as I don't want to have a repeat of the bullshit I went through with GameStop trying to get Tactics Ogre and DQVI.

I should also mention that I ABSOLUTELY have NO INTENTION of buying this online.
4607  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: March 07, 2011, 01:39:18 AM
My vote is on Madoka for MVP of the season. 2-chan also agrees.
If they don't mess up with the ending, that's going to be an incredibly good show. (anime mess up endings 95% of the time)

Considering it's competition, that's like saying that Lunar is the best JRPG to come out on the SegaCD.

That said.


@Dice: Were you seriously expecting something else coming from the guy who did a visual novel where the main character sees nothing but body horror among other things? With that said, it obvious that it gets worse.

Code:
For instance magical girls are little more than glorified liches, that become witches after succumbing to despair, in an existence of nothing but despair, all for the sake of aliens needing to harvest emotions to patch up the universe currently existing on borrowed time.

Obviously, don't read the code if you don't want the spoilers.
4608  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: March 07, 2011, 12:29:39 AM
Basically I think most people hit a peak of maturity around like, 18 or 19. After that you start getting degrees in shit and your mind erodes to the point where the former learned eloquence is replaced by a constant stream of dick jokes and Care Bears fanfiction. And one day you wake up and don't even care that your wife nearly OD'd on Oxycontin. You're going to grow a beard, goddammit, and go live out in nature with your buddies.

Except that never pans out.

And you slowly die inside.

Speaking of which what would happen if you accidentally swallowed a pokeball containing a wailord and it like, opened, inside of you? Could you murder someone that way?

Why the hell would you wait until after 18-19 to grow a beard? You can grow one when you're like 14 or 15 if you would just put down that razor. Granted beards tend to get you in more trouble than not having one would, but the same could be said for wearing anything less than business casual or a three piece suit. But still having a beard means that you don't have to shave except for when you need to make your beard look less scraggly and lopsided, or when you have to trim your mustache so that it doesn't grow into your mouth or get into everything you eat, or when your girlfriend is getting seriously disgusted that you aren't shaving your back anymore, or when you have to make that unibrow back into eyebrows, or when you shave your feet and toes in the hopes of promoting more hair growth on your feet and toes to make yourself look even more like a hobbit than usual, or hands and fingers, or whatever, the point is that you don't need to shave as much as you would by not having a beard.


That said, I finally got Murdaw's map in DQIX and as well as a second silver orb out of Bramos. Additionally, I got a yellow orb out of Murdaw on my first shot, meaning that I can finally upgrade one of my top items into it's second form. Now my Hero Boots can have 5 more defense while continuing to sit in my inventory as Metal King Boots are far and away superior to any form of the Hero Boots.
4609  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Vagrant Story, 97 MB of pure quality on: March 06, 2011, 04:04:04 AM
"Ashley Riot is accused of murdering a Duke, but did he really do it? Find out as you play as Ashley and live out his life the week leading to the murder."

This is pretty much the worst description of a game I've ever seen. :P  Of course, I'm not sure you could adequately describe Vagrant Story with a couple of paragraphs, much less two sentences.

A little late to this but one phrase that immediately comes to mind to use as a description would be "Vagrant Story. Where you ARE the reinforcements!".
4610  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 06, 2011, 03:55:57 AM
I didn't really have an issue with the orphanage scene. At least it had some sort of plot relevance, even if it was sort of stupid. Remember that shit with NORG? That's stupid AND had no relevance and was completely ignored as soon as it was finished. Also the "OH WE ESCAPED NUCLEAR DEATH BY HIDING IN A TANK" or whatever. Or the damn Moomin Village. And Moomin and Norgs being the same thing. And EVERYTHING ABOUT ESTHAR.

No honest to god the orphanage scene was like the *high point* of FFVIII in terms of anything ever making sense.

Ah, yes, NORG. Some fat random Mindflayer (read: douche bag) who is singlehandedly funding the entire loving school while living within said school's basement like some kind of internet troll or something (I wonder if he spends all of his time posting on the RPGFan boards or playing Triple Triad Solitaire). You just couldn't evolve into a proper furry like all your other people do, could you NORG.

Also the ESCAPE NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST part didn't involve hiding in the school's basement, that involved turning said school into a gaudy makeshift hovercraf-Oh wait, you meant THAT NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST. Ah yes, poor Quitsis, even your hot teacher/dominatrix look can't save you from the fact that you're completely irrelevant in everything you do except for the most retarded thing anyone could do in any given situation regardless of your success (save for the very beginning where you gun down a nigh indestructible spider tank with a ship mounted gatling gun in a rare moment of both relevancy AND competence).

I'm not going to touch Esthar except to say that it shows that the single smartest thing they managed to accomplish throughout the entire game was electing Laguna as El Presidente for Life.
4611  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 04, 2011, 06:18:28 AM
http://www.siliconera.com/2011/03/03/xseed-running-pre-order-promotion-for-the-legend-of-heroes-trails-in-the-sky/

In case you ever missed any of these from the LEs of the other XSeed games.
4612  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: March 04, 2011, 03:23:50 AM
So I didn't get the Purblind Bow from this week's DQVC. Oh well, 5 out of 6 ain't bad, especially since I'm now but one top weapon in the game away from having at least one copy of every item found in treasure chests.
4613  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Swery is the man, also Interview and stuff. on: March 04, 2011, 02:57:53 AM
Meet The Wanderer, His Horse Argo, His boy Elroy.

That said, Swery is indeed the man.

E:F,B. Oh well, I least I got the horse while also being far more humorous about it.
4614  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 03, 2011, 10:22:55 PM
Shin Megami Tensei:Ronde was also a disaster.Truly a dark stain on such a great series.

I say the same thing about Persona 3.

This is like saying Final Fantasy II's a disgrace to the series, then someone countering with VII. At best either there's an argument to be made about an unfavorable change in direction OR you genuinely liked II but not VII, at worst it's outright throwing out any semblance of objectivity in favor of pure personal bias while showing a lack of experience with the other game (II/Ronde). If nothing else Ronde's certainly the ugliest MegaTen game.

And this is showing why I've been hesitant in naming anything! While there are some games I really didn't like (Baten Kaitos!) I can't legitimately call them "worst" because it at least it somewhat competently tried a new idea and there are a lot of fans for it. Xenosaga II must be worthy of mention even if it's not absolute trash though, it takes a special kind of failure in order to try to address issues/a broader audience and completely fuck up at both.

Basically this^.

A LOT of this worst shit that's been named in this thread are at best joke suggestions or at worst retarded fanboyism. Naming games like Legend of Dragoon or FFs VII and VIII as the worst is like naming which Star Trek movie was the worst EVAR!1!1!1... Even the worst entries in that series are still better than at least some of their contemporaries (check out other 80's Sci-fi movies like Space Mutiny before derailing this thread with your frothing ST hate). As for RPGs games like Lufia: Ruins of Lore outsuck almost every game mentioned thus far. Face it, how many RPGs named here show visible graphics bugs under normal gameplay conditions? How many RPGs shamelessly rip off gameplay features from other games but implement them so badly that only half of the playable characters can make any use of any of them? How many games can be set in between two other games in a series for the sake of explaining how the differences between those two game could occur without actually explaining anything? (Don't answer that one, we'll be here all year.)

And if we want too we could easily take a look at some of the REALLY oldschool RPGs like the original version of The Bards Tale, Dragon Slayer 1, or Ultima 1 among others and argue back and forth about how terrible they are compared to today's latest and greatest FPS/RPG hybrid.

TL;DR is that this whole goddamn topic is completely retarded and should be locked.
4615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 03, 2011, 01:11:12 PM
I don't even care that there are tricks to it. The draw system itself is stupid.

Why not just go with jobs? Or, why not make each character progression unique. Or why not give each character different skill/ability trees which the player can choose?

The point is the draw system was one of those attempts to innovate that failed.

The draw system was a replacement for equipment as GFs were your Jobs. Full Stop.

The story was very character dependent but the characters were one dimensional and and aside from Squall, Rinoa, and Laguna your party members were little more than glorified NPCs that served to rely and depend on Squall for everything (and what little was there was to most of those characters ultimately cheapened by the orphanage scene). The plot not hinging on Squall falling head over heels for Rinoa or Laguna being Laguna involved a Sorceress trying to start a war, and the SeeDs who have to kill her.


I really liked FF8 for its card game, that's about it.
Oh yeah, they nailed that. It was awesome.
In my opinion, they should have kept the card game exactly as it was in every FF after 8 and allowed you to take the cards with you to the next game, then, when the hardware finally allowed it, you could have online battles with other players. Like a CCG almost.

Another missed opportunity I suppose.

that's a great idea!! that would have redeemed FF13 by itself

Would you rather prefer the FF series turn into a TCG entirely?
4616  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 02, 2011, 07:47:18 PM
^But Grandia II is bad.

- Link's sword isn't big enough.

Wha-? A penis joke?

Welcome to the most common Shonen trope, where everything is solved with more dakka, sword, hair, dayglow, arbitrary numbers, friendship, ect. The only exception to having a bigger sword is when you get a katana or some other sword of Japanese origin as Japan always does it better.

Edit: Christ Almighty. Where the hell did this page come from?
4617  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 02, 2011, 05:05:38 AM
Reasons why LttP is an RPG:
- Has fucking elves.
- You can grind for shit like money and hearts.
- Has some fucking bullshit about a princess. Y'all like princesses, right?
- Craps out completely in the second half.

Reasons why Wind Waker is an RPG:
- You can have sex with a boat.

Reasons why the Zelda series isn't an RPG:
- Never wins an award for best RPG of the year because nobody acknowledges it as an RPG Foiled by the one site that actually acknowledges the Zelda series as RPG like.
- Additionally lololol.

- Alternatively, not enough numbers.
- Link's hair isn't spiky enough.
- Link's sword isn't big enough.
- Link isn't dumb enough.
4618  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 01, 2011, 10:05:08 PM
Hey I think I'll just list every RPG I genuinely disliked then maybe highlight the ones I specifically hated.

A Link to the Past, Windwaker

This is not an RPG
4619  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 01, 2011, 03:06:56 AM
This thread reminds me of why I left the Gamespot forums
That card-based RPG on GameCube was utter shit.

Which one?

Lost Kindgoms (Rune).

And here I thought you were going to say Phantasy Star Online 3.
4620  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: March 01, 2011, 01:25:30 AM
Why in god's name would you ever need to grind in FFIX

Maybe because he's running a level 1 game challenge.

Or he misspoke and meant grinding in Chocobo's Hot and Cold.
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