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5086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mimana: Iyar Chronicle on: January 12, 2010, 02:53:22 PM
I would say that this would be the year of the PSP if the Go wasn't stinking up the place. I still have no idea as to the extent of the backwards compatibility of the Go or even if its getting any BC support at all.

You have no idea?  Really?  I didn't think there was still anyone out there stilling waiting for a BC-solution for the Go to be announced.  It ain't gonna happen.

But at Eusis said, what does that have to do with the quality of the games.  And the 3000 is still on sale, you know.

Its more of a matter of which model do I get. How many new games are Go only? How many UMD games will receive digital distribution for Go owners? How long will it be before they release the Go 2000? Will any game worth its salt come out for the Go only? And so on...

There are a couple of PSP UMD games that I would like to get sometime in the future but will there be an option for Go owners (outside of third party support)?

And while I'm well aware of the third parties stepping up to the BC challenge, they are still third parties who may or may not release shoddy products.

Also I'm not somebody who automatically dismisses digital distribution because I'm too much of a bloody kleptomaniac.

And most importantly, I'm not made of money. I'm not likely to get both unless I can come across them cheaply, and I have to work at getting some of those games too unlike some people here apparently.

Once it becomes apparent that the Go isn't some failed attempt at upgrading the system. Then I'll start looking into getting one.
5087  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bioware founder says JRPGs "lack evolution" on: January 12, 2010, 02:20:17 PM
Real gamers get on UO and kill Lord British in public while he's actually being roleplayed by Lord British.

Real gamers do that but while Lord British is giving a speech on how indestructible he is.
5088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Famitsu announces a new Lufia (Estpolis) game on: January 12, 2010, 02:18:19 PM
What happened to that foxy red dress? :(

Fell into a volcano along with Tia's fashion sense. :(
5089  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mimana: Iyar Chronicle on: January 12, 2010, 02:57:59 AM
And Hexyz Force sounds like it's actually good and Valkyria Chronicles 2 is going to be great. Throw in Lunar: Silver Star Harmony, and it should be a pretty good year for the PSP, even when not factoring in other titles like MGS: Peace Walker.

I would say that this would be the year of the PSP if the Go wasn't stinking up the place. I still have no idea as to the extent of the backwards compatibility of the Go or even if its getting any BC support at all.
5090  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Famitsu announces a new Lufia (Estpolis) game on: January 11, 2010, 02:39:20 PM

So does anyone who's played through Lufia 2 know who this is or is she a new addition for the reimagining?

I would assume that she's Iris myself, but she looks playable from the screenshots which I distinctly remember her not being so.
5091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Do you think a Seiken Densetsu 3 port would be viable? on: January 11, 2010, 03:22:46 AM
SD3 ditched the multiplayer.

Why didn't anyone else correct him on this yet?

SD3 didn't ditch multiplayer, you foolish fool of foolhardiness!

I reserve the right to claim that I'm from the generation that refers to games that allowed 2 players as a 2Player game or 2P. Multiplayer involves more than 2 players.

Watch, SquareEnix will port Secret of Evermore and screw us over again....and charge $40 for it.

In all seriousness, though, I'd love a VC or DS port. I've only played it through once, but it was a blast, broken or not.

If they fixed some (ok, a lot) of the bugs, I would actually consider paying that for it.
5092  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 09, 2010, 04:22:34 PM

Have some videogame quotes.
5093  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Mega Man 10 on: January 09, 2010, 03:58:55 PM

Well now we know what the rest of the robot masters are called.
5094  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Iwata: Zelda Wii is coming this year on: January 09, 2010, 02:11:27 PM
So am I the only one currently using a Wii?

I've gotten both Muramasa and a couple of VC titles on sale and I've been playing the hell out of them (especially now since I've finished M&L3).

Also I'm looking forward to Cave Story and La Mulana provided they don't turn into this.
5095  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hexyz Force announced for US (PSP - Dev. Sting/Localized by Atlus) on: January 09, 2010, 01:22:25 PM
I'd imagine there was more bullshit tied up with SRT though, or at least that sounds like the case. WHy else release the RPG on the DS, but not the PS2 port?

There was. I'm sure Atlus had every intention of localizing the PS2 OGs(which is what I've heard). Blame SCEA. I hear it was because they had to dub the whole game, and they didn't have the budget for that. Too much cost, too little return.

Turns out that's completely false.  SCEA has no such rule, otherwise how to you explain games like Arcana Hearts, which is on PS2 and has no English dub whatsoever?

Atlus has pretty much outright SAID that the reason we didn't get the PS2 SRT: OG games is because the GBA games didn't sell well enough, and they didn't think there would be enough profit in it.

I guess the OG Saga games are getting a pass on the grounds of being a different genre than the other OG titles.

(Well that, and wanton fanservice.)

As for the sales issue, it might have behooved them to have made an effort with the promotion of those games aside from a full-page ad in a couple of gaming magazines. Also they should've waited more than 6 months to release OG2 after OG1. I barely realized this at one point and made an effort to get both games (and I did along with both GBA Summon Nights games and FFVIA but I skipped out on both FFVA and Yggra Union to do so). Still last time I looked (which was about a year and a half ago) I saw a couple of copies of one of the OG games sitting around in a nearby Kmart bargain bin. Given how dead the place was I wouldn't be surprised if they were still there.
5096  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: January 07, 2010, 08:42:48 PM
Finished M&L3. The final boss theme is loving awesome. Its a shame that its only used that one time since the regular boss theme gets a bit tiring and most endgame bosses feel like they deserved better.

Fawful ;_; I have the missing of you.

Also I've started chapter four in Shining Force and I've missed my first character (the flying machine dude).
5097  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: January 07, 2010, 08:32:34 PM
The alphabet, as taught by megaman characters...


Meh. Using MMX characters outside of X and Zero was cheating.

(And Volt Catfish? Why the hell did they use Volt Catfish instead of Vile (or even Violen for that matter)?)
5098  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: January 07, 2010, 08:23:52 PM
New character:


Name: Mute

I wonder if you can Spurge Mute... (Spurge = stripping them so they'll get stronger... Or something like that)

So who ordered the Ins anly sexy?
5099  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Hexyz Force announced for US (PSP - Dev. Sting/Localized by Atlus) on: January 07, 2010, 08:19:39 PM
Unfortunately, I've heard it said that it's not coming here because of some coding issues with the original code(see also: Devil Summoner PSP), which is heart rending if true.

You know, with Atlus that actually sounds like a more plausible reason for why the game doesn't come out here than GrowV tanking. Atlus has taken some risks before in spite of poor initial sales (in a slight re-rail, Sting games are a great example of this), and they probably are just as aware as we are that GrowV isn't really considered one of the best entries.

They could have, at least, brought VI over since it fixed a lot of the mistakes of V, and (if nothing else) is a sequel to V in terms of storyline.
5100  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Do you think a Seiken Densetsu 3 port would be viable? on: January 07, 2010, 08:16:01 PM
A lot of times if one of your allies attacks an enemy, for instance, and you attack while it's still stunned, your hit won't register.

Did you ever play the game? The game backlogs the attacks on an enemy so that if you hit them while they're stunned, you'll see the damage register in a couple seconds.

Honestly the Mana series is one of those series where I don't understand the hate for the newer entries. If you play Secret of Mana today it actually isn't a whole lot better than Children of Mana or Legend of Mana for me. Yeah the Mana series has a lot of shitty entries too, but people constantly calling for the series to "return to form" confuse me because the problem with the Mana series isn't that it became worse, but hovered around the same damn place while other franchises continued to grow.

I think there's some confusion over whats being talked about. Weapon charge skills are canceled out by a regular attack and magic spam does stack.

That aside the series basically goes as follows...

The original game was an adequate Zelda clone with good music on a system lacking a good Zelda clone at the time. Its a solid title considering the platform that didn't start to feel primitive (as far as GameBoy games are concerned) until the GBC era.

SD2 has real multiplayer which, at the time, was otherwise limited to letting somebody else drive some extra characters around that you probably didn't care about in the first place, ala FFVI. It was also very pretty at the time and also had some awesome music. It also made decent use of the weapon/magic leveling system found in FFII.

SD3 ditched the multiplayer. Nothing it gained was worth the trade-off. The multiple arcs were almost identical save for the beginning, shortly after your first trip to the holy land, and the second to last area. The classes didn't really offer that much distinction. And the characters are horribly unbalanced (with Kevin being, by far, the most broken thanks to wolf spam).

LoM had forging/tempering which was a far better substitute to multiplayer. The jump between Secret and Legend is where most of the early hate comes from. Now it comes from the fact that its a plodding mindless brawler with a couple of good story arcs and awesome visuals.

Sword goes back to SD1 and slaps elements of every Mana game up to that point without caring about each element plays with the others. As a result, the game is horribly bloated mess where about 90% of the content is useless fat.

Children is a very simple and generic dungeon crawler. Better than From the Abyss. Worse than Summon Night: Twin Age.

Friends is a cellphone game. Japan only.

Heroes was Japan's first attempt at a Real Time Strategy game. Inexplicably, the same engine is recycled for two more games in different series. FFXII:RW and BD+.

Dawn was a terrible action platformer.

There's a second remake (in a more accurate sense of the word) of of SD1 also for Japan Mobiles and a port of SD2 either coming or out all ready.

You can also get SD2 off the VC (and SD3 on Japan's VC (I think?)).
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