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31  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: January 14, 2010, 06:07:22 PM
Also, you can purge the men here (meaning you can strip the men)

If true, I imagine the justification is something along the lines of why clothing destruction in Soul Calibur 4 applies to both genders: because otherwise feminists could cry sexism.  In other words: because Sony said so.
32  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Anyone here have a PS3? on: December 09, 2009, 01:44:47 PM
I wanted backwards compatibility, until I realized that I might as well just buy a new PS3 AND PS2 rather than scour the market for a launch model PS3 (which isn't 100% compatible with PS2 games either--more like 99% with some glitches, most notably the save glitches).  In my case, I still have a working PS2.  It was just the fanboy in me that wanted the "best" PS3 possible.

If you have a launch model PS3, great.  Not much reason to buy one at this point however.  Not with how the market currently is.
33  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: December 08, 2009, 03:10:57 PM
The logic seems to be that anyone can wield two weapons at once (although the untrained won't be particularly good at it), but it takes a great deal of proficiency to wield two full-sized weapons at once.  It's in the manual somewhere, as well as the description for the final dual wielding talent.
34  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SO4 Last Boss - HELP! on: December 06, 2009, 03:39:58 PM
I can remember the final boss being a pain in the ass, and had twenty-five zillion health, and dealt over 9000 damage at times. IT IS VITAL TO HAVE SARAH IN YOUR PARTY, OR ELSE YOU'RE SCREWED! If I can recall correctly, my allies were around the mid-60's when I beat the final boss, leaning towards the 70's. I'd recommend grinding to about those levels, if not higher. Also, if your characters are in danger, heal with Sarah yourself, because she can get pretty lazy on you in a battle as tedious as this one.

I would say more, but I'd probably just be repeating what has been said above, if I haven't done so already.

Good Luck.

I don't remember having much trouble with SO4 til the bonus content (except when I chose to brute force fights rather than play like you were supposed to, and even that just made them long).  Might've been overleveled, I think my group was around level 70-71 at the final boss fight.  Sarah is definitely not required, even for postgame.  I used Myuria as main healer, but of course whoever you give the healing textbook to (Fairy Heal?) to is going to be an awesome healer.

To be honest, I found the arena battles to be one of the harder parts of the game, simply because I always tried to tackle fights I was way underleveled for.

Takeaway point: Don't use Sarah.  She's annoying.
35  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: November 28, 2009, 10:55:22 AM
I was having a bit of trouble in normal difficulty for the first 1/4 of the game or so.  Then I respecced Lelianna to melee rogue (using the developer's console) and the game difficulty plummeted.  To put this in perspective: Wynne, whose only tactics-assigned damage dealing was her staff attack (when there was no one to heal), was outdamaging Lelianna who was full-time bow dps.  Ouch.

Bioware apparently released a mod that buffs ranged damage.  Unfortunately, it also buffs enemy archers.  And I imagine that's very bad, as there's there's a number ofl encounters where there's a shit ton of archers.  Most of my game overs were set off by my mage getting preemtively stunned/pincushioned by archers before taunt went off or when it didn't work.  Fireball + Blood Wound = win.  Mage down early in the fight = loss.
36  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: November 20, 2009, 07:15:43 AM
Gust: Played 3 games from them (Ar Tonelico 1, AT2, Mana Khemia), and I've enjoyed them all.
NIS: Played Disgaea, lost interest about 10hrs in.  Didn't really like the mechanics, and the story was a bit too light/farcical to hold my interests.
Idea Factory: Never played a game from them.  Record of Agarest War will be my first, and it's supposedly pretty good.  Haven't heard good things about their other games, so there was never any reason to consider them.
37  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close!(Now is not) Next year, for 360 and ps3 on: November 19, 2009, 08:18:15 PM
Amazingly there's no official reviews of the European version yet, but here's a discussion thread where users scored the game and gave a brief explanation: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/genmessage.php?board=941765&topic=52192176

The feedback seems pretty positive.  Sounds like Ar Tonelico enthusiasts will be right at home.

As one person put it:
"Put simply, this is a niche game - It's probably among the best options you have for a game like this on this console, and those who want it will know so, but most people won't give a damn it exists."
38  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: November 19, 2009, 03:50:28 PM
Um....

Gen, whatever justification you have, you're abrasive (welcome to the club).  Your habit of entering game threads, where fanboys (like me) congregate, to dismiss their favorite games as crap in one or two sentences is your right, but can rub people the wrong way.  You don't walk into a church and proclaim that belief in God is silly.  Or at least you don't do that then get indignant when people get upset.

And aquagon...you need to chill.  Seriously.  People will walk all over you if you show them how easy it is to push your buttons.  However outrageous his opinions, he's entitled to them.

And my contribution to the argument: Judging games by developer isn't a bad way to go, but it's good to keep an open mind.  If you spurn all future games from a company, just because you hated previous games...well, you might end up missing out on something you'd really like.  If other indicators (reviews, description, etc.) suggest you might like a game, then further investigation might be warranted.
39  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close!(Now is not) Next year, for 360 and ps3 on: November 19, 2009, 03:09:18 PM
Aksys has announced that they're considering a collector's edition (possibly for both 360 and PS3) and is asking fans what extras they'd like inclluded: http://www.aksysgames.com/2009/11/16/an-edition-for-collectors/

With this carrot I'm no longer considering importing.
40  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: November 17, 2009, 09:23:44 AM
I would intrested........but now I thought AI2 was one of the most over-rated games I ever played(funny, because I liked it first), so screw it! Except the OST.

The main problem I see with this comment is that it suggests he changed his opinion, after having played it and enjoyed it, because of the hype surrounding it (although, to say Gust games are "overrated", outside of their dedicated fanbase, is kind of odd).  I try not to let other people tell me whether I like a game or not.
41  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close!(Now is not) Next year, for 360 and ps3 on: November 14, 2009, 01:17:06 AM
I've been reading up on the differences between the 2 console versions: the Xbox 360 version has additional voice acting, 4 more CG, variations on some CG (different, not necessarily better), a gallery mode, and additional downloadable content (probably costs money): extra dungeon, extra items.  Rumor has it the Japanese 360 version also introduced bugs that were never addressed (which I'd assume Aksys would fix).  Overall, very minor improvements.
42  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close!(Now is not) Next year, for 360 and ps3 on: November 13, 2009, 10:20:29 PM
While I couldn't care less for this game, I commend you for editing the OP rather than creating yet another redundant thread for the announcement.

Ermm... that is exactly what i did, i edited the tittle =/, there is no way i could get 1k views in a topic on the first day... check better next time.

And the " i couldnt care less for this game " was unnecessary for the reason of your post


That was supposed to be praise. :P  Despite not caring for the game, he was *thanking you* for editing the topic title rather than creating a new topic to make the announcement.

Thanks for the link though.  I was eagerly awaiting this news.
43  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: November 10, 2009, 07:56:18 PM
Ok, now I'm impressed.  I left a city that was about to get attacked (that I was supposed to help defend), and when I came back the city had already been sacked.  That's narrative realism you don't often see.
44  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age: Origins on: November 10, 2009, 09:31:17 AM
My copy still hasn't arrived.  I am suddenly not happy having gone through Amazon.

I preordered through Amazon (free but slow super saver shipping) and it arrived the day of release.  I was pleasantly surprised.  Amazon has always been hit or miss for me.  I select free shipping whenever possible, and I get some rather nasty delays sometimes.  Their prices are hard to beat though.  I used to rely on Gamestop; they're always very punctual, but the shipping and tax really crank up the price.
45  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Agarest war is getting close! on: November 09, 2009, 08:18:36 PM
Yeah and i cant use euros so im pretty fucked up... -.-

You have a credit card don't you?  Most credit cards will convert the currency for you for a small fee (on my card it's 1%).

I do have, but we have (in my country) a number of dollars limited, for internet we have like 400$ per year (it transforms into euros if i buy something in euros)... so im waiting for this year to come to get them availiable again, but i tryed in amazon.uk just out of curiousity and it said that i wasnt possible to bring it to america O-o

"Odd" to your first statement.  To your second, you're right, you can't just order it any place; you have to find one that ships overseas.  Ebay is one place you can find the game where you can get it shipped overseas.  There's others as well, if you look around.
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