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5041  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus USA announces Persona 3 Portable - Release Date July 6 on: January 21, 2010, 04:53:40 AM
And yet still no Growlanser PSP. :(
5042  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Glory of Heracles on: January 21, 2010, 04:51:26 AM
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What's this, now?

You have the -option- of playing short mini-games to boost the power of your spells before you cast them.  They're very simple "touch the roman numerals in the right order" or "put these objects in the right boxes" things, but they're very fast an unobtrusive and they add interactivity to the battles.

And you don't have to do them if you don't want to.  Fuck you, FFVIII and Drone Tactics.
5043  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 20, 2010, 04:41:04 AM
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Phantasy Star IV: Currently in Dezolis right now, game is really good.

My only gripe in PSIV is the naming convention of spells. I only know what Deban, Res, Gigres, Sar, Tsu, and Gra do.

Foi is Fire, Wat is Ice, Zan is Wind, Vol is Death, Rimit is also Death, Hinas is Outside, Ryuka is Return, Anti cures Poison, Rimpa cures Paralysis, Arows cures Sleep, Rever cures Dead, Regen is Broken, Saner raises Agility, Shift raises Attack, Doran lowers Agility, Gelun lowers Dexterity, Seals silences Enemies, Brose increases Weight?, Megid is Ultima, and Na anything is Level 3.
5044  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Glory of Heracles on: January 19, 2010, 04:22:53 PM
Muscle March has the best story of any videogame ever.

Only someone who's never played a Cho-Aniki game before would say something like that!
5045  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bioware founder says JRPGs "lack evolution" on: January 18, 2010, 04:11:58 PM
http://altjapan.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/01/jrpgs.html

"Do foreign companies even make RPGs anymore? The only games that come to mind are first-person shooter action games. If we followed this 'advice' to the letter they'd have us making Grand Theft Auto clones."

"Hey foreigners: we find your first-person shooters boring as shit. What do you say to that?"

That sums up quite well that this whole debate is just one big pissing contest, but given how much this subject has been talked about in various gaming communities of late, we seem to love us some good pissing contests.  Sure all pissing does is remove waste, but it feels quite good.  Ahhh, relief. 

Nice post avatar combo there.
5046  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Something similar to Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon on: January 18, 2010, 04:08:13 PM
maybe it's just because i've been playing srpg's since shining force 2 but i didn't find cotp all that difficult. usually when a srpg seems hard it's because your not abusing the mechanics of the game. like i once had a friend that was having a hard time with some of the later bosses in srw original generations,but he wasn't using any team attacks wich bypass the sheilds a lot of the later bosses have.

Don't forget about EN draining missiles. Without EN boss shields won't work.

Step 1: Drain EN

Step 2: Dog-pile

Step 3: ??????

Step 4: Profit
5047  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Supposed Leaked Demo of Grin's Final Fantasy XII: Fortress on: January 18, 2010, 03:56:20 PM
Pardon the Dederail of this thread for a moment...

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3177633

So apparently its legit.

You may now continue with your regularly scheduled thread derail.


But I thought FF12 already had a sequel- that FF12: Revenant Wings RTS for DS.  Why is poor Revenant Wings getting forgotten?  It's not like that game was bad or anything.  It wasn't X-2. 

because it was for DS.

RW however shares its RTS engine with both Heroes of Mana and Blue Dragon Plus.
5048  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently Viewed Movies Episode 2: The Vampire Bites Back on: January 18, 2010, 02:37:06 AM
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs: Meh. I've heard lots of people saying that 2009 is the year for animated films. Up, 9, Coraline, Princess and the Frog, Monsters VS Aliens, and...this film. I'm sure if I was a kid I would've loved it, but the jokes in here just weren't funny to me. A lot of them a really dumb sight gags and plenty of them come at the cost of the characters' dignities. Imagine the silliness of talking dogs in up happening every 10 minutes. The talking Dogs was pretty dumb, yes, but suspension of disbelief allows you to handle a certain amount of that sort of thing. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is constantly shoving dumb jokes in your face.

The animation, however, was beautiful. Very colorful and I certainly felt like eating some good food afterwards. But if you're going to see a food-centered animation, Ratatouille is miles ahead of this one.

You left out Planet 51 which sounds like its right up there with that one in being a constant stream of really bad jokes, awful puns, pinball slapstick, and hamfisted sight gags.


9: Probably what everyone else has said. Style over substance. Really fun to look at but the story is simple. In some ways I suppose it's supposed to feel like a fairy tale, but you lose the right to claim that once you get the film rated PG-13 IMO. =P

You really need to read less reinterpreted versions of Grimms Fairy Tales. They're actually pretty grim.
5049  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Supposed Leaked Demo of Grin's Final Fantasy XII: Fortress on: January 18, 2010, 02:21:40 AM
FF2's easy and doesn't require any grinding, nor do you have to hit your own guys. Here's how you play it.

1. Generally play it normally. Eventually you'll hit a point where enemies start doing a lot of damage.
2. Keep playing normally but healing after battle. You'll be getting pretty big stat gains all the time because of this.
3. Keep it up for a little bit and you'll hit a plateau where nothing's going to be able to do any damage to you for awhile.

Also make everyone a magic and attack character, and use magic and attacks roughly equally so you don't get stat loss. Alternatively, don't use magic because it's not really that useful outside of a few spells. Literally, just level Warp up as high as possible and you can pretty much kill anything.

The game's horribly broken, sure, but it's Square. I wouldn't really expect anything better from them. The notion that gaining stats is hard is a bit of a myth, though, and the notion that you need to be constantly gaining stats is also kind of a myth.

Or alternatively, give everyone Swap, then pump a couple of levels into them, then walk through the rest of the game while taking a moment every now and again to recharge your HP.

Also alternatively, just give your healer Osmose and never have to worry about MP again (and give the other characters Blood Swords to steamroll the game even harder).

The biggest mistake you can make in this game is if you waste too much time on hitting yourself.
5050  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 18, 2010, 01:52:15 AM
So anyways I snatched up both Suikoden and Snatcher today for admittedly a pretty penny.

I'm just a light gun shy of getting half of the definitive SegaCD library.
5051  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Supposed Leaked Demo of Grin's Final Fantasy XII: Fortress on: January 17, 2010, 12:44:13 PM
But I thought FF12 already had a sequel- that FF12: Revenant Wings RTS for DS.  Why is poor Revenant Wings getting forgotten?  It's not like that game was bad or anything.  It wasn't X-2. 

To be fair FFX-2 was at least playable (and also took advantage of the class change system the better FFs are known for).

RW however shares its RTS engine with both Heroes of Mana and Blue Dragon Plus. Also FFTA2 is also a sequel to FFXII.

At least Dirge of Cerberus isn't also a sequel to FFXII.
5052  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Official Final Fantasy XIII Japanese Release Topic on: January 16, 2010, 11:05:27 PM
Frankly, the simple fact that they've finally decided to streamline the battle system alone makes up for anything else.

The length of an average PSX era FF battle was criminal (even by PSX era standards). Games shouldn't force you to sit through so many cinematics just to whack something over the head.
5053  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Knights in the Nightmare getting a PSP port in April on: January 16, 2010, 04:32:45 PM
He wants portability and the game to be on and take advantages of the PSP's hardware rather than be a port of a GBA or DS game, it's pretty simple.

The problem though is that wanting a Dept. Heaven game to put graphics at the top of the priority list is missing the point of the Dept. Heaven series. That's why this PSP port of Knights in the Nightmare is a hilarious attempt to cash in on KitN. If the analog stick isn't able to replicate DS touchscreen controls that move quickly enough, the game will be unwinnable.

This said its not entirely impossible for a Dept. Heaven game to show up on the PSP, but that's if the game itself is designed with a genre twist that isn't going to be limited by the PSP hardware. I suspect it would be more likely that an iPhone or iPodTouch game will come out beforehand.
5054  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 16, 2010, 04:15:28 PM
I'm watching old cartoons/anime from my childhood. Apparantly 90% of the cartoons the wholesome networks broadcasted were from Japan, so I actually saw lots of anime as a kid.

The intro tunes are all so awesome!

De Tovenaar van Oz

The Dutch translators had lots of fun with that one. The first 2 minutes of the first episode is like 50% pun.

Nathalie

Het nieuuuuwe graaaaaan
heeft de orkaaaaaaan doorstaaaaaan!


Familie Robinson

I wanted to live on that island... Again, the translators really loved their puns.

Maple Town

I adored Maple Town!

I couldn't help but notice this among the related videos from those links.

God I watched the hell out of that show back then.
5055  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Knights in the Nightmare getting a PSP port in April on: January 16, 2010, 03:31:51 PM
Better graphics for once... and since the next title is in 3D it would be very appropiate for the Psp

You know what has better graphics?

Da Wii (or hell any console really). Even better, a PC, or better yet, an Arcade.

So why again do you want it on a PSP?
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