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736  The Rest / General Discussions / Wii outsells PS3 4 to 1 on: May 20, 2007, 03:45:24 AM
Quote from: "Masamune"
Wii is outselling the PS3 4 to 1, but it's also outselling the 360 2 to 1.  Shit, the PS2 is outselling the 360 even.

 Well, that's a bit of a unfair comparison though, as much as I'd like to see nintendo be top dog again. Being out a year sooner than the other systems a lot of people who wanted one got one long before sony and nintendo went head to head.
737  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What to play next? Suggestions? on: May 16, 2007, 09:03:26 AM
Quote from: "Deadlynymph"
I know this is a dumb way to start a first post but why is everyone calling Xenosaga 3 Xenogears 3?  Its not Gears, its Saga.

I probably did it because the original poster did it. And I'm sticking to that story :P
738  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What to play next? Suggestions? on: May 14, 2007, 08:04:51 PM
Zelda and PS4 first. As someone who didn't play PS4 until maybe two years ago I can say that barring the graphics it's aged incredibly well. Grandia comes distant 3rd for having a story that will make you puke, but otherwise being a fun game to play.

Xenogears...well it's a odd case. I would recomend xenogears 3 right after zelda, or at least have it tied for number two with PSIV. It was actually a pretty damn good game. There's just one little problem in that you'd probably want to play 2 first as the games are directly related. And actually that problem is not so little as XG2 has the worst battle system I've ever seen in a rpg. The combo system is kinda cool and I'm all up for taking a few turns to power a super attack and all now and then, but the problem is you MUST use it to do any worthwhile damage, even on non boss battles. So it's have each character boost 3 times and just sit there getting your ass kicked for 9 turns, attack repeat. It's excuricatingly bad.

If you're willing to read a summary or find some videos of 2's CS's you might be able to get some enjoyment out of 3. Though I'd feel a bit odd myself going into such a plot heavy game skipping 2. But regardless, avoid actually PLAYING XS2 at all costs.

Haven't played the other games on your list except PSII...hasn't aged well at all, skip it.
739  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Well that's surprising.. on: May 12, 2007, 10:54:25 AM

Really seemed like ToAU would be the last FFXI expansion. Seemed like it was, well on it's last legs. Though part of that could just be opinion even before I quit the last expansion seemed to just feel like the final with how slowly the plot was being dragged out. I guess while in previous expansions the plot didn't move slow, it did move. ToAU plot just kinda seemed like foreshadowing to real plot, even a year after release.

Anyway, for the teaser video, it's mostly just clips from what's currently in the game. What it does show seems like the past, which I think could be pretty cool if the past is deep enough(That is if they're not 'dungeons' and you get to see the whole world). MMO's just don't evolve what's currently in them do to the nature of things and that could be a big way to get around that if did right.

Still, I think it was really time for a new MMO in the same world.

Edit-Obligatory zomg mithra >^_^<
740  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy IV remake for DS on: May 11, 2007, 01:47:09 AM
Quote from: "Sapphire_Fate"
FFIV was far more mature than V, and almost as mature as VI

Possibly moreso. FF4 was just filled to the brim with drama, though perhaps in a medium that couldn't convey it all that well. It's way off from 'lighthearted'.
741  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy IV remake for DS on: May 10, 2007, 08:10:54 AM
I can't help but thinking 'Again?' Yet despite that, since it's a remake and not just another port with a mediocre bonus dungeon tacked on I can't wait for it. Nostalgia mixed with something new at the same time is a great combination.
742  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Death Note on: May 02, 2007, 07:25:12 AM
Maybe Near and Mello will prove sufficient substitutes,

They're really crappy replacements. It should have ended with L dying. Or him winning instead. Or dying AND winning somehow or another. Whatever, Mello and Near suck and things start to drag on besides afterwords. Still, without spoiling it the ending delivers and it's worth sticking around for.

Oh and everyone needs to see this- http://www.vgcats.com/comics/?strip_id=233
743  The Rest / General Discussions / Pet Thread (not safe for dialup, if you still have it) on: May 02, 2007, 05:56:11 AM
Jimmy's dogs always win these threads. It's not a competition..but they do :P I like Yoda, the cat that looks like he's doing a rude gesture and the goat too though.

Sadly I'm allergic to both cats and dogs, even though I love both. My asthma, which is normally practically nonexistent becomes severe around dogs(And I grew up with a yellow lab in the house and tried to downplay it because, well, he was my dog.) Cats aren't so bad, they'll make me sneeze and if I'm not sure to wash my hands after petting one my eyes will swell up if I rub them later on. A dog will make me regret being around him unable to resist playing with him. The cat allergies on the other hand seem worth the price if I'm around one. If they'll LET me near them anyway. Cats are dicks :P
744  The Rest / General Discussions / Awesome. on: April 30, 2007, 05:29:54 AM
Well, I don't know about the ending, but I'll forgive it, because this is amazing. http://www.joystiq.com/2007/04/18/battle-of-the-fps-titans-samus-vs-master-chief/
745  Media / Single-Player RPGs / suikoden V does it get better? on: April 20, 2007, 01:21:52 PM
I think one of the big reasons people like V is it's similarities to I and II. They basically de-evolved the series with V to be more like the earlier games. I don't think this is nessasarily a negative thing, as I loved suikoden V. But if you didn't like the early games, or never played them, then I'm sure V loses something.
746  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / World of Warcraft OH MY GOD CURRENT EVENTS THREAD on: April 13, 2007, 03:12:08 PM
Warrior's fury tree looks to have really gotten the shaft. At 35/5/21 it doesn't affect me though. Meanwhile revenge is buffed to 400-500(!) damage and devastate attacks with both hands when dual wielding to help with soloing. They want me to go back to my old protection spec, and I just may if things go through.
747  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Wild Arms Vth Vanguard on: April 07, 2007, 02:04:11 AM
Millenia dying and not dying didn't seem to get to me. I guess because when someone dies in a game(Or tv, or a move, or a book) I very much assume they aren't dead. It's not until the end that I think 'wow, that person's really dead?'. Of course by that point it's to late for any emotional reaction. Being bait and switched too often killed most death scenes for me.(Although Tidus swimming at the end of FFX after dying ruined the ending for me. It was really a beautiful ending followed by "Jus' kiddin', he's fine') What got me more with Grandia was this...

Quote from: "Alisha"
i didnt think the millenia thing was that big deal because millenia was in fact a side of elenas personality.

It annoyed me that if Millenia a repressed part of Elena's personallity that they stayed seperate. Millenia should go back into Elena to make a balanced personality. And they don't, just so the player can imagine Ryudo coming back from his journey and picking whichever the player thought was hotter. That just came off as throwing story asside for fanboys. What's worst is both of them waiting desperately for him to come back for her when, if you're going to stay two people, he can't choose both and someone's going to be devastated.

Then again as I'm one not to make 'myself' the main character, I kinda get the impression that Ryudo probably wouldn't come back for either of them :P
748  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Pseudo topic revival: Looking back at anticipated games on: April 03, 2007, 07:16:22 AM
I didn't post there specifically, but I remember saying SMT:Devil summoner was so chock full of style with it's setting and art that they'd have to seriously fuck up the gameplay for me not to like it.

And you know what? They fucked up the gameplay. Simple gameplay, but that doesn't nessasarily mean bad. Simple gameplay with unresponsive controls though, sucks ass. Yet I STILL liked it anyway, just because everything else was so cool.

Let's see, what else...

VP2 I think delivered.

Kingdom hearts 2 was really good, but despite some originals(Like going black and white on us) there was too much going back to the same places we went the first game. But as the game was better that's easy to overlook. KH3 though, better not be having us going through agrabah and halloween town again.

Xenosaga III I was wary about, but it turned out to be great. The story was better because they actually had to TELL it instead of dragging it out 3 more games. The battle system was actually FUN. Mech battles didn't have the gameplay of non-mech battles, but did something both XS 1 and 2 AND xenogears didn't. It got the 'feel' of it right. These giant robots came off as badass and it was a joy to tear shit up with them.

Suikoden V was a blast. A lot of talk once it came out of it being 'even better than II'. While actually playing it I felt it was competing as well. Although now quite a bit of time after playing it SII definantly stands out more in my mind, then again that could just be because I played it several times :P
749  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: United States launches strike against Iran on: April 01, 2007, 06:39:18 PM
Quote from: "Dave"

I like what they did on their forums myself. Everyone was turned into a moderator while the ACTUAL moderators turned into level 1 troll characters and are complaining about bad service.
750  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Cutesy-ness on: March 31, 2007, 04:25:39 AM
I'll give it credit for one thing. I do like that Jonathan Morris wasn't near as bad on the prettyboy scale as the heroes usually are(He is in that art, but they didn't go with that hair in the final version). I remember playing SoTN back when I was a teenager and my mom asking if Alucard was a witch. Less androgyny is definantly welcome.

 Though that said I really don't think anime style works for castlevania. The normal anime style just doesn't do dark and creepy. It's bright and colorful. And bright and colorful just doesn't work for Dracula.
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