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5086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: X-Seed partners with Nihon Falcom on: June 12, 2010, 10:58:07 AM
They didn't change the box art? Huh... oh well, doesn't matter. Still is a good looking package for a PSP game.

What? Did you want everyone to have a scowl or something?
5087  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest VI and DQ Monsters Joker 2 on: June 12, 2010, 10:52:54 AM
Guys, you have no idea what you're in for with this thread. This person along with another have single-handedly derailed the Gamefaqs Dragon Quest VI board into a hole of negativity and doubt. It's depressing to read...

Well they would've descended into there sooner or later, regardless as to whom ran that shit into the ground. I mean I tried to look through the Sakura Taisen V board to find out if the Wii version was littered with glitches and bad programing or not, and all I got was a clusterfuck of flaming weabaloo horseshit.
5088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs with the best: Story, Characters, Atmosphere, and Plot twists? on: June 11, 2010, 06:16:55 PM
Dude this is nerdsville nobody knows who all these baseball players are.

Those are basketball players. Didn't you ever play Barkley's Shut Up and Jam: Gaiden?
5089  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Shinji Mikami - JRPGS were "never really popular" on: June 11, 2010, 12:29:15 AM
NISA? Fuck that shit. I hope they go under and take their subpar localizations with them.

Seconding this. Sakura Wars is the first and will be the last NISA localized game I'll ever buy.
5090  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: June 11, 2010, 12:21:06 AM
Quote from: Full Metal Alchemist
FUCK YEAH!!!!!
5091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: E3 2010 and RPGs; Which of these games will you play in the future? on: June 10, 2010, 05:49:08 PM

No Growlanser or Metal Max 3.

Welp.
5092  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is Square-Enix out of talent? on: June 10, 2010, 05:43:52 PM
If you want heart in your games forget SE and support Atlus.

I would if they would just loving localize Growlanser already.
5093  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals headed to North America on: June 10, 2010, 05:41:29 PM
So I got ahold of the Japanese version of the game, and got through the tutorial dungeon with the help of Maxim's mad scientist friend Lexis, at the end of which Gades showed up and called me a foolish mortal, and kicked my ass. Then Iris saved me, joined my party, and we crossed Gordovan Bridge to get to Percelyte. In the interim, Tia the tomboy joined my party.

WTF?

I've heard it suggested many times to not to expect this game to be Lufia 2. Sounds like they were right.

But then again Lufia 2's plot mostly consisted of fetch questing from one region to the next while building the party that will eventually take on the four sinistrals and get partially wiped out in the process as per the plot of Lufia 1.

Tia the tomboy amuses me to no end though. She's still getting dumped on her ass for the better model but in this case it's for an even bigger tomboy still.

Let me know when you sight the Phantom Fish.
5094  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Is Square-Enix out of talent? on: June 10, 2010, 05:28:33 PM
There's been a pretty significant drop in quality since the PS1 era, that is obvious.

You mean like the quality found in Xenogear's Disk 2 sitting room, or Chrono Cross's Wall-o-plot-text that still didn't explain anything, or even that pretty but bland as hell side-scrolling beat 'em up called Legend of Mana.

And then you have the other side of the equation from Enix which includes a menagerie of bugs, errors, exploits, and pain also known as Star Ocean 2, the answer to how long is too long also known as Dragon Warrior VII.

If so then they sure were hitting a high batting average back then. Granted though, Tri-Ace did get ridiculously lucky on Valkyrie Profile and Vagrant Story made for an awesome prelude to a series that will never exist. And then there's the SaGa series, but well, when was the last time a SaGa game did all that it set out to do?

In all fairness though I should mention both FFT and FFIX since both of those games were solid. And I suppose that there are a few others out there worth mentioning but I haven't played them yet so whatever, I'll leave it up to those who feel it necessary to correct me lest the universe falls out of balance to fill in the blanks.
5095  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: E3 2010 and RPGs; Which of these games will you play in the future? on: June 10, 2010, 11:12:15 AM
Unless Xenoblade turns out to be the game that Dawn of Mana should've been, I'm not going to be interested in it at all.

The Last Story at least has me vaguely interested at least.

But so far the only game that has my interest piqued is Zelda. I'm hoping for a completely out of the blue announcement for either a brand new game or that a game not slated for localization changes its status to 'its coming fast and hard in your momma' (like Growlanser or 7th Dragon).
5096  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 'Hard' RPGs on: June 10, 2010, 11:03:12 AM
Play Mass Effect 2 on Insanity.

Some battles in FFT are intensely difficult.

Valkyria Chronicles was pretty hard to get through.

None of those games are CRPGs though.
5097  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Video Games: Abstraction vs. Immersion on: June 10, 2010, 01:38:29 AM
IMHO RPGs started off as an option for more intellectually inclined gamers versus the more reflex oriented gamer. However today I feel that other genres have been assimilating the planning and growth mechanics of RPGs while RPGs themselves have begun to incorporate a level of skill into their own gameplay. One way to look at the situation is by looking at examples of older games on a scale between RPGs and the more action oriented genres.

Listed from 'entirely stat/menu driven RPGs' to 'pure action games' I have...

Final Fantasy...Super Mario RPG...Tactics Ogre...Secret of Mana...Castlevania SotN...Legend of Zelda...Super Metroid...Super Mario Bros...Sonic the Hedgehog

(btw TO was added into that list for the reason that it involves spacial reasoning beyond being in the front row or back, and Sonic was added because SMB still provides power ups to enhance your character's abilities for as long as you are able to keep them versus Sonic's entirely short lived powerups and the only relevant numbers are time left and if rings =/= 0 or not.
5098  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: 'Hard' RPGs on: June 10, 2010, 01:04:26 AM
Turn based RPGs are not inherently hard unless it is also poorly designed. This is because RPGs tend to permit work around solutions to almost every problem (although 99% of these usually involves grinding levels). Of course most RPGs consider higher HP/Stats to be a greater challenge than anything else (especially Squeenix games).
5099  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Rockman Online on: June 09, 2010, 07:22:00 PM
The X series doesn't need a prequel. The first MMX game is basically when X starts fighting, and all the background was provided in the game manual or shown in following games, mainly X4 if you play with Zero.

The only way to make a prequel would be to tie up the original and X series, but that's not happening, don't count on Inafune. Also, X8's ending hinted towards something else, so yeah. If X9 was made with 16 bits graphics la MM9-10 though, I'd be pretty damn happy.

On topic, I don't know how this shit can work out well, but who knows.

One of the things they did with MHX was that they provided a prequel anime with the game to better flesh out that whole uprising thing (although it ended up retconning a few things in the process).

Too bad the odds of seeing MHX2 in the foreseeable future is about as high as seeing another MMZX game within the foreseeable future. Would've been interesting to see a more unified X timeline than what we saw in the actual series (I'm referring to the jump from X's 3 to 4).
5100  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: E3 2010 and RPGs; Which of these games will you play in the future? on: June 09, 2010, 07:07:26 PM
http://www.rpgamer.com/news/Q2-2010/060910a.html

Natsume's and Squeenix's lineup.

Only teh 3rd B-Day seems to be worth caring about this time around.
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