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1  Media / General Games / Re: Marvel vs Capcom 2 finally confirmed for XBL and PSN. on: May 07, 2009, 04:00:45 PM
I wasn't directing my comment at you. I'm kind of annoyed at that stance in general, not much else. Plus what you said isn't even entirely true man. There are far more buggy games out there, from the first Tekken and VF to Clay Fighter, and One Must Fall, that will freeze for just getting in the wrong places. It is a legit game that stands on higher part of piles of fighters that are out there. There are a lot of game freezers in MVC2 also but unless intentionally going for it, it's hard to encounter one.
2  Media / General Games / Re: Marvel vs Capcom 2 finally confirmed for XBL and PSN. on: May 06, 2009, 11:38:37 PM
Wow, I didn't think I'd see tournament fighters here. Anyone here belong to shoryuken or tekkenzaibatsu? Anyway, I agree with the person who said that the problem comes in when tourneyfags tell not to play a game 'because it's broken'. It's a pretty douche move from any way to look at it. Let everyone figure out what game suits them. To be honest, the fighter that I'm more excited about is Virtual On Ontario Tangram, but I can't play either.. I'm in Afghanistan right now. All that said though this game takes me back to my high school/early college days, good times.

btw I mained Cable/Strider/Doom when I did play it competitively. My mess-around team is Morrigan/Chunli/Tronne Bonne.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "The Greatest Enemy of the RPG Genre" article... on: May 03, 2009, 02:52:29 PM
As for scores affecting development... well, I can't really say that what you said is untrue, the problem is that they're going to fall back on feedback anyway. You remove scores, they'd pick over every line of a review to see what is/isn't praised, then tell developers to fix it in future games even if the critique didn't really matter at all. You remove reviews period, then they'd be pouring over internet forums and word of mouth to the same end result. Finally, if you eliminate both word of mouth and the press... well, you'd have a harder time finding about games you might want to play. It's a pretty shitty situation, these kinds of execs are worse than the fanboys since they can actually affect something, but they're going to be there no matter what.
You missed my point. I quoted that line for a reason, it was something actually spoken. These dudes have never been actual DEV(they MANAGED the team for a while; in some cases substitute artist in place of team managers), they don't actually look at or care the actual game flaw/excellences. They just look at scores, and think their way will fix it. These people's selective hearing skill is quite amazing.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "The Greatest Enemy of the RPG Genre" article... on: May 02, 2009, 11:32:41 PM
I don't scoring in and of itself is that bad
- did you mean 'I don't "think/believe" scoring in and of itself is that bad?"
Anyway, I do though. What I believe really to be the greatest enemy of rpg, no game industry is 1. corrupt retailers like walmart, best buy and gamestop affecting game designs, and 2. the game dev management that talks in grading scales. They don't quite let the designers do their own things, they just like to hear themselves say "The game is probably about 70-80 right now, if you do this instead of what you worked for past three months day and night, the game will (magically) be a '90.' Don't question, I was in the industry since Atari. Oh by the way you have one month to finish the game. Have a good day."

If anyone here worked in that environment, I bet it'd be easy to stop caring.
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "The Greatest Enemy of the RPG Genre" article... on: May 02, 2009, 10:46:00 PM
People tend to get carried away once they label something "best __" ever. They feel they have to defend themselves. Same with FF7. I think it's best not to grade games, just enjoy what you found enjoy, and don't attack someone else because they're not elite. No one should call anyone else n00b or whatever just because they felt that someone else shouldn't have gotten as much enjoyment in FF7 as they first played Ultima.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: SRTOGS Endless Frontier on: May 02, 2009, 06:43:24 PM
If it doesn't suck so bad then I'll be getting it just for the opportunity to play out Xiaomu's combos. I'm a action-RPG fan, so a well designed combat scores high on an RPG for me. Monolith wasted Reiji and Xiaomu's good designs on NxC IMO anyway.
7  Media / General Games / Re: Favorite Ds game, only one on: April 28, 2009, 06:42:58 AM
Only one, people.

Advanced War: Days of Ruin has my vote for having my fav illustrator, and great campaigns and story that is just out there far enough for me to never take seriously.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Why do I not understand all the fuss about Chrono Trigger DS? on: April 28, 2009, 06:29:38 AM
Back in 95, 96 ish I'd have recommended CT.

Now, considering the Sqare tax and how utterly old the game became(and how little they updated it), I recommend something like Dragon Quest monster Joker or Rune Factory 1 instead.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Rhapsody: A Musical Adventure on: April 21, 2009, 10:40:32 PM
Never played the PS game but I can imagine TRPG battles being really sucky in this game. I played DS version instead, it is easy and when you choose the auto-battle option, the battles are actually faster(multiple characters attack at the same time). The downside is that special attack meter cannot be gathered by auto-playing battles, but honestly I haven't found any use for them. It is a super simple RPG and it's not so bad. Not $40 good, but maybe $20 or $15 good I guess.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Your Favorite RPGs and Why on: April 21, 2009, 09:46:27 PM
Tales of Eternia(Destiny 2)- The best Tales that I got to play AND understood; until the real destiny 2 comes to western region, this is the funnest tales that I came across. As a bi-lingual myself, I clicked with Meredy. It's nothing innovative but the levels of detail, balance, and combat in this game are top of its league.
Terranigma- I cannot pick any major flaws in this game whatsoever, although it does have some rooms for improvement. This game sheds some interesting viewpoint about history, environment, and religion, and it did it without going emo(thus making it only one of its kind that I've seen).
Pokemon Red/Blue(and their remakes Fire Red and Leaf Green)- RPGs don't have to be about saving the world and this game proved it. Nintendo went back to basics and made a rare case of turn based, random combat work.
Tempest: War of Genesis Side Story 2- This game has an unmatched, super flexible growth system. You don't even have to go through battles to grind characters, making the game as short as 7 hours if you choose to play that way. The full game is about 50 hours for me usually(out of 15+ times that I played). Softmax needs to step it up and properly remake/translate the game, it'd make a great PSP game.
Diablo 2- single player side of the game is flawless. It's the bnet side that ruins the game, and I can choose not to play the game that way.

I have more games that I play regularly but I had to chop my list down. I figured nobody would want to read due tl;dr
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Magna Carta 2 on: April 17, 2009, 05:39:46 PM
I also blame the localization team. The game was translated for U.S. consumers from the Japanese port, meaning the game was translated twice. The end result is just wtf. "Raiden"??! Yeah that's not a Korean word nor is it in English. There were some localization decisions that were just out there. Fans called the game crimson stigmata. Makes much more sense and it has closer meaning to the original title(literally translated "Deep Red Soul Track). Where did they exactly come up with tears of blood?
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The most hours you've logged into a game? on: April 17, 2009, 03:36:01 PM
I maxed out time and level in 3 saves of FFT(psp) so that adds up to 300 hours, only it's probably closer to 500 hours. Good lord. The actual game that I spent more time playing is called Eternal Fighter Zero, a fighting game, due to its complex system I played it since 2004 and I probably went over well over 1000 hours, at the very least.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: would you say the older you get, the less fun games are on: April 12, 2009, 03:24:40 PM
What's with all the "old" talk?  Makes gaming sound like modeling where once you hit age 24 you've aged out and have to retire from the runway.  Folks who listened to Metallica as teenagers have tween or teen kids now and the coolest thing is seeing dads bring their sons to Metallica and Iron Maiden shows.

Isn't that the realities, though? We have our passion and folks who follow their passion will be happy.. but with that said, the big picture is games are still toys.
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Annoyances/Pet Peeves on: April 11, 2009, 07:04:07 PM
I've cursed at many moons of skies of arcadia when characters left after I fed them numerous moonberries for their specialized attacks. Hence I don't even powerup those extra guys any more, I just max out vyse first.
15  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Diablo 3? on: April 03, 2009, 01:35:02 PM
Competitive D2 play is lame. SoJ and cow levels and all that, my buddies were into that shit. I played the game for 1st player experience only, and I enjoyed it very much. I just couldn't get into the collection part of it seeing as how D2 players are always angry when playing that game. Same with WoW, they look like retards, yelling at computer screen.
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