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5041  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.
5042  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.
5043  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.
5044  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.
5045  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pokemon: The Latest Generation on: July 12, 2010, 05:33:17 PM
http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q3-2010/071210a.html

Update of new features confirmed for the game, including a pass by mode (ala DQIX) and live chat.
5046  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: July 12, 2010, 04:55:43 AM
In before dick thread derail.
5047  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Last Story - FIrst Trailer Ever! on: July 12, 2010, 04:19:32 AM
And the best part of that trailer is that this game will never see the light of day outside of Japan just like every other Mistwalker game since Lost Odyssey.

I hope you like importing.
Say what!

In all seriousness.
The game does look interesting and I've been wanting to get a Wii for a while.
Maybe when this game and Xenoblade gets localized.

GameFAGs sez that the game's developer was Tri-Crescendo not Mistwalker. Also your link is borked, fix it. Also also even if your link wasn't borked [citation needed].

Also also also, http://kotaku.com/5010244/nintendo-bringing-mistwalkers-ash-archaic-sealed-heat-stateside.
5048  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Trinity Universe Or Nier on: July 12, 2010, 03:58:44 AM
Trinity Universe at least looks terrible, but I've given up on believing NIS will ever put out any quality material. Ever.

Fixed.
5049  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest IX on: July 12, 2010, 03:56:21 AM
Unfortunately, the party members are created characters as everyone knows by now, and this will undoubtedly be the very worst thing about the game. A stupid, stupid decision.

Ok, I understand preferring to have premade PCs with actual character development, but isn't that too harsh? It's not exactly the kind of thing that actually ruins a game, and I like having that bit of freedom to play with the character creator without having to make a character I wouldn't want to use as THE main character.

To add to this DQ games are usually more about the people around you rather than your party members. Aside from IV, the latter half of V, an amount of VI that I don't know about on account of having never played it before, and VIII the plot doesn't really focus on the party or saving the world from some as of yet undetermined evil. Whereas the typical JRPG will load the game with either character building quests or barring that a mindless fetch quest for some trinket, key, or macguffin, a DQ game will usually have the region in some state of trouble extending from a local dispute to a minion of the main villain wreaking up the place and will feature at least two or more named NPCs being the ones getting the fleshing out.

The tl;dr is that DQ games tend to do more world building rather than hometown building that most JRPGs perform.
5050  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: July 11, 2010, 01:40:49 PM
Now that NSMBW is done its time to go back to the MPT.

MP1: completed.

MP2: just got teh Dork Beam.

FE8: chapter 10.
5051  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Top Ten Worthless RPG Characters on: July 11, 2010, 01:31:13 PM
IIRC, he has the second highest MAG stat next to Aeris.  And I already said that the main perk of having high HP was that you didn't have to waste a slot on an HP Plus to counterbalance the losses you took.

His limit is easy to activate, it's the first one capable of hitting 9999, and he's the best mage after Aeris leaves.  His weapon is also incredibly easy to max out.  Compare all that to Vincent who has to land tons of killing blows to max his weapon and who has terrible limits at all levels, and Red XIII who is the third best mage but has an ultimate weapon that discourages him from using spells and limits that aren't special at all.

Ultimately, Darilon is right because every character gets stupid once you land the best materia like KotR, Mime, or any of the Masters, and even beyond that the best party is always going to be some combination of Cloud(Best character by far), Barret(Best Ultimate weapon, great lv. 4 limit), Yuffie(Awesome level 3 limit), and Cid(Triple AP Weapon, great lv. 4 limit).  But when considering the rest of the party objectively, I can't really see how anyone would rate Cait lower than the terrible Vincent and Red XIII.

Yeah, okay. I will admit that I never paid that much attention to character stats in that game (namely because none of it ever mattered in the slightest) or ultimate weapon powerups/downs (since none of it ever matters beyond Cloud smacking things for ridiculous damage with 4xCut, Meteor Rain, or Omnislash).
5052  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Obsidian Would Like To Work On Chrono Trigger on: July 11, 2010, 01:21:09 PM
Oh man, Obsidian better not touch my Chrono Trigger. Turning it into a western RPG when it screamed JRPG even in 1995 would be murder.

Please don't touch my goddamned Trigger.

You do realise that Obsidian remaking Chrono Trigger now won't change the Chrono Trigger you played in 1995, right?

It won't go away. You can play it at any time, on three different consoles!

I guess I just don't see what the big deal is.

Besides it can't be any more different than Cross was.
5053  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XIII on: July 11, 2010, 01:19:53 PM
Random question time: Have you read the novel of Final Fantasy XIII?

Want.  Preferably in a language I can read beyond an elementary school level. 

Fortunately for you it wont require any more than that no matter what language its in. B)
5054  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Last Story - FIrst Trailer Ever! on: July 11, 2010, 01:17:39 PM
During one of my restful reposes last night I came to the realization that I know exactly how this game will play out based on that trailer alone.

You've got your generic JRPG kingdom knowing only peace like only a generic JRPG kingdom would know. You've got your usual evil empire causing trouble in paradise. You've got your typical rebellion led by the main character that looks a little too much like a biker gang. You've got your stereotypical JRPG Princess prattling on about saving the planet and how humans should've never left the caves or trees because new technology is always evil. And you've got a bunch of other characters existing solely to fill party and anime roles.

Can't say I'm entirely enamored by this game anymore.
5055  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Louisiana: making jail sexy since 2010. on: July 10, 2010, 09:10:58 PM
Humans don't seem keen on evolving any time soon...

Humanity is in the process of evolving... backwards.

So...devolving?

If only real life was like pokemon...there is no going back in pokemon.

Sorry but I don't believe in devolution. I'd rather think of it as Intelligent Decline.
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