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5491  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What RPG world would you like to live the rest of your life in? on: August 31, 2009, 05:22:18 PM
Actually even in the case of big bads threatening the world its not often that they actually do anything. Granted every so often you'll run afoul of a Kefka or Kuja but most of the time villains don't really elevate past the level of destruction that Sephiroth achieved. In fact you're pretty much golden so long as you don't occupy any evil empires or unassuming villages with obviously predestined heroes growing up in them.
5492  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: OK... another teaser site... on: August 31, 2009, 08:00:45 AM
For the record I felt that FF XII was a better Mana game than SD 4 was (or most of the series for that matter).

But then again, the developers didn't know what made the series great to begin with after they got lucky with 2. This is why I dread a remake of Secret so much (well that and Sword was mangled into an ever-lovin' piece of shit).
5493  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 31, 2009, 02:24:59 AM
So two days after the fact I can finally announce that I've finally beaten Beyond the Beyond. It's definitely on par with Quest 64 if you know what you are doing in this game, retarded as fuck otherwise. This game is why we have GameFAQs, it makes life so much easier.

Now that BtB is finished it's time I picked BoF III back up for the fourth time. And just in time for classes to start too. D:
5494  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What should you do when the world's chaos overwhelms you? on: August 31, 2009, 02:16:03 AM
Americans really will sue anybody for any reason.

"You took a look at my panties! I'LL SUE!!" Indeed.
5495  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs on Wii and X360 on: August 31, 2009, 02:04:30 AM
Honestly, it's mostly the cinematics that are bad. I haven't even played SO4 yet, but IU, while it grew me as long as I didn't run into cutscenes, does have some of my biggest issues with modern RPGs in full force. There's invisible walls all over the place, poor ones at that, and while the first village you go to isn't bad to explore you quickly go to a city that is more or less just a road that leads to a castle, and the castle itself is, I believe, 3 corridors in a hook/J shape with a few rooms branching off of them. This is especially bad since one the things that drew me into RPGs in the first place was the ability to explore a world, and IU in particular looked and sounded promising.

I guess that's why they call it the Infinite Undiscovery.

Also I wouldn't count on Graces until it actually makes it out here. Nam-dai-co is infamous for not putting forth any real effort to localizing their RPGs. We haven't gotten any of the Handheld Tales of games aside from Radiant Mythology 1 on the PSP and that crappy port of Phantasia on the GBA. The console Tales of games fair a bit better thanks to first party efforts from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony but we still have yet to see Destiny 2 show up in any shape or form (I'll take another crappy GBA port if that's what it takes) among other things. I wouldn't count on the PS3 port of Vesperia or that VS. game to show up either.

Nevermind the rest of their RPG series.

In the Wii's defense though you can play games like Ogre Battle: March of the Black Queen, Secret of Mana, most of the Zelda series, Super Mario RPG (and Super Parer Mario I guess), and other VC ports. Also some original stuff like FFIV: The Wonder After Years, Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn, the upcoming Muramasa: The Demon's Blade (assuming there's enough elements to consider it an RPG), FFCC: The Crystal Bearers, and so on...

The tl;dr of this post is does anyone think that IU is better or worse than Opoona (or that the XBLA has a better or worse selection of RPGs than teh VC)?
5496  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Recommend Japanese Playstation RPGs on: August 31, 2009, 01:15:59 AM
Most of the time, if the English voice track sucks so does the Japanese one, you just can't tell because it sounds foreign.  Just saying.

Oh man. Now I've really got to play through Chaos Wars with the JP Dub now. Anything that can out-suck that game's English Dub has to be EPIC. :P
5497  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 29, 2009, 11:07:09 PM
Played a bit of Beyond the Beyond where I spent some time in the dungeon leading to the abyss where I punked a boss then spent about an hour getting frustrated at the dungeon gimmick/encounter rate (endless loop ala world 7-4 of SMB except larger with many floors plus enemies that can pwn your ass if they gangrape you every five steps). This game has every awful dungeon design short of having a fetch quest within a fetch quest disguised as a fetch quest (yet I have this impending feeling of doom in regards to that).

Even Quest 64 isn't this bad since the game was just one exceedingly long and boring tunnel with an absurd encounter rate and the same two obnoxious tunes playing endlessly in the background (although getting turned around thanks to the lovely battle system and lousy dungeon maps is one advantage that Quest 64 holds firmly over BtB).

Well I KNEW I would be eating my words sooner or later I just didn't realize that it would be in the same motherfucking dungeon. Now if you'll excuse me I've got at least 16 monster infested floors to slog back and forth across as I carry 2 key items (which admittedly saves me the trouble of any infinite loops by blocking half the passages at key points and create barriers just for the sake of giving me extra steps to get into tedious and potentially dangerous fights). This game is made of love. >XU
5498  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal XX - Sharpened Pencil Midnight Bathouse on: August 29, 2009, 02:54:36 PM
Played a bit of Beyond the Beyond where I spent some time in the dungeon leading to the abyss where I punked a boss then spent about an hour getting frustrated at the dungeon gimmick/encounter rate (endless loop ala world 7-4 of SMB except larger with many floors plus enemies that can pwn your ass if they gangrape you every five steps). This game has every awful dungeon design short of having a fetch quest within a fetch quest disguised as a fetch quest (yet I have this impending feeling of doom in regards to that).

Even Quest 64 isn't this bad since the game was just one exceedingly long and boring tunnel with an absurd encounter rate and the same two obnoxious tunes playing endlessly in the background (although getting turned around thanks to the lovely battle system and lousy dungeon maps is one advantage that Quest 64 holds firmly over BtB).
5499  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: August 29, 2009, 02:27:11 PM
yuotube has disadvantages and advantages depending on yuor age group.well it definitely has more disadvantages if yuo are twelve to thirteen years old.

That's not really true given how easy it is to watch Naruto, Yu-Gi-Oh, and SpongeBob (among other things).
5500  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Go men!! You may starve your wife is she doesn't put out! :D on: August 29, 2009, 02:24:26 PM
Looks like someone doesn't want his Civil War canceled due to a sex-strike. <.<
5501  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Blue Dragon DS Action game being developed by.. on: August 29, 2009, 01:25:52 PM
Bird Studio, from what I know, is just compromised of Akira Toriyama and maybe of couple of assistance. The guy is known for doing most of his work on his own. I've knew about this game for a while and it looks miles interesting than the disappointing Plus game that came out a couple of months back.

I'm sure that it'll help that this game is not basing it's entire engine off of something used by a Mana game this time.
5502  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I am....ashamed..but admitting...! on: August 29, 2009, 01:20:25 PM
I like VAing when its done right (ala DQ VIII) but otherwise I consider it unnecessary for the most part (as I tend to play my games as quietly as possible, especially handhelds, or when I'm not plugged into the wall at least).
5503  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Avatar on: August 27, 2009, 11:00:40 PM
This thing has been inside Cameron's head for 15 years. Hits theaters on December 18.

Wait. I don't recall Avatar being around circa 1994.
5504  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Following on from Akito's RPG Backlog thread on: August 27, 2009, 04:00:35 PM
Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow despite the BS stylus crap.

I finished this too during my trip to SF.

Though I'm still chugging away at FFTA2 and FE:DS, I've still have four DS games left to beat (the afore mentioned ones plus Heroes of Mana and Knights in the Nightmare).
5505  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: OK... another teaser site... on: August 27, 2009, 03:46:33 PM
I know that its been a week and this thread is better off dead, but still....

I totally called it.

Btw, these countdown threads are hilarious. Seven in roman numeral format followed by the word days along with the rest of the countdown clock and it's a remake of FFVII, a spinning circular piece of art deco and it has to be SoA2 despite the fact that the characters look like they belong in a Monster Hunter game, 8-bit music playing with a 4 stuck on the front and it could only be SaGa 4 despite the fact that 2 is currently being remade (ok so I too fell for that last one). With guesses like these, its no wonder why none of us are symbologists.
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