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766  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / FFXI march update on: March 08, 2007, 12:55:50 PM
Wow, it looks like they're changing the bottleneck that is ulli. I kept going for a bit afterwords, but after just ONE night of trying to get him and him never popping I'd say that's when I lost heart on the whole sky thing. Not even any gilsellers, just competing against another party(Who quite humorously left after wiping after they taunted us for bringing alliance to ulli) and eventually every got sick of waiting/needed sleep and we had to leave.

Looks like lots of other anti-gilseller stuff in their too. And they're encouraging solo/small groups. And I want to see these wyvern emotes.

It's just a shame that for so long their idea of updates was to time release expansion content for the expansion you bought 10 months ago and nothing else. If they had given a fuck BEFORE everyone canceled then maybe we wouldn't have all canceled.
767  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Replaying RPGs? on: March 02, 2007, 07:29:59 AM
Back when I was a kid I'd play FF2/4 over and over. Two things were different back then though. For one, not many rpgs came out. And if one did I probably wouldn't be getting my hands on it until christmas. If I were lucky blockbuster might have one, but their selection was downright terrible back then. Not that it's particularly great now(Uh..no DS section? I could kinda see that honestly, but then they carry psp games?), but it's like a goldmine compared to what it used to be.

 For another, when you're younger you're more creative. I'd just be running from point A to B on the world map for the fifth and in my head I might imagine something like say, a conversation between Yang and Cecil. Being that I'm now 29 instead of 13 I won't just be able to satisfy myself with content that I just made up in my head.

 Almost no RPG that comes out is designed with replay in mind and a new average rpg will be more fun than replaying a great RPG. There's newgame+ type things pretty often, but these actually turn me off more than want me to play again. Putting me at the start of the game at level 99 isn't going to be fun for me. In fact it's going to be incredibly boring.

 A game needs forks in the plot and character customization to make me want to replay the game now. Things like the sphere grid or liscence board touch on the character customization, but get it wrong in that you eventually get everything. A fork in the road should lead to a choice that leads to vastly different characters. What you do instead is just go down both roads and the customization becomes trivial. Not too many games have that seiken densetsu 3 'play me again, but in a different way' thing going for them.
768  The Rest / General Discussions / My new project on: March 01, 2007, 03:43:21 AM

769  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / There is no God. on: February 23, 2007, 10:32:15 AM
I can't stand either O'Brian or Fallon.

Conan's cool. Though I do have to admit he was better several years ago. Well, technically he wasn't as good, but he had Andy Richter. And Andy Richter was more than awesome enough to make up for it.
770  The Rest / General Discussions / Old School Avatar Month on: February 21, 2007, 07:04:07 PM
Even when the month ends, you aren't allowed to take Lyn out of your sig again :P
771  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Opinions on if FFVII-IX were re-released. on: February 15, 2007, 02:45:41 PM
FFIV port was alright, since we never got the full game in the first place. And V of course we never got in the first place. Other than that I'm going to have to agree that ports are pretty pointless. Putting a staple bonus dungeon in and a new item here and there doesn't really add enough to games that I ALREADY have. I could drag the SNES out of the closest, or emulate the game legaly on my computer if I wanted to play FFVI. If I want to play FFVII, the cases may be dusty, but my PS1 games are all still sitting in the living room ready to be played.

 But a actual remake would be great. Like the wild arms remake. Sure they

dropped the bomb on the scene where Rudy shoots off his own arm

and it wasn't a excellent game, merely a competent one. But the nostalgia, plus a new experience made it much more enjoyable then just a regular old competent rpg. I loved it.

I'd love a FFVII remake, even though I think it'd kinda sad that a remake that isn't even official is THE game everyone, including me, is looking forward to. If they just do a port..who cares?
772  The Rest / General Discussions / Old School Avatar Month on: February 15, 2007, 05:24:04 AM
This thread clearly needs more suikoden III.

 Geddoe for now, maybe later I'll switch to Caesar 'Weed' Silverburg.
773  The Rest / General Discussions / Is the United States going to war with Iran? on: February 15, 2007, 12:18:26 AM
I'd imagine that politicians WANT to, but oddly enough can't because of politics.
774  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Joss Whedon being sought for Sailor Moon on: February 07, 2007, 09:00:09 PM
Well...I guess *if* I were to watch a sailor moon movie I'd want it to be one directed by Joss Whedon :P

Really though his time would be better spent making a Angel movie or original series' that get canceled before I even hear about them.
775  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Non-RPG interest. on: February 06, 2007, 01:41:16 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
I'll be frank: I'm just making this topic because I'm completely outstanded at how news of Rondo of Blood being remade and released again with the original and SotN packaged with it has gotten only two people other than myself responding (edit: 3 now thanks to DR).

Really, it's just because you're the only 3 with PSPs :P Castlevania caught my eye in the headlines. Then...oh...it's on the PSP.

Back to the topic.

I don't care about sports, so I don't really care about sports games either.

I care very little about racers that aren't mario kart. Maybe one now and then to mix things up, though I can't even remember the last one I played.

No 3D platformer has been able to grab me since mario64.

Action games I like, but I usually just rent the big name ones(And my favorite game of the last few years wasn't a RPG, but resident evil 4. Not really chock full of replay despite nice extras, but a amazing experience first time through).

Your phoenix wrights, monkey islands and grim fandango's are great too, but they come around once in a blue moon. The rare case that you do see a text based game it usually looks all realistic and serious, which doesn't really fit into what I want out of them.

FPS's I have nothing against, but I don't play them much. Goldeneye on the N64 and Half-Life are the only two to really own me. Now I wanted to play Half-Life 2. My PC however..did not.
776  The Rest / General Discussions / Games Radar: Top 7 series run into the ground. on: January 27, 2007, 04:45:12 PM
There's TONS of reasons to not like the mega man series anymore. The two things that killed it for me personally though? One was playing through one of the games and collecting all the boss weapons...and they were all absolutely worthless. Niether effective or fun to use. Stealing boss powers was the best part of mega man games and nothing they gave me could compare to the dinky pea shooter.

 The second thing was Zero. He's awesome and a badass. And a spotlight stealer. Never should have been a fully fleshed out selectable character, instead he should have got his own series sooner then he did.

 Tenchu I don't think was ran into the ground so much as people just lost interest. Played one and two, and while you see obvious flaws, they were fun. 3 was enjoyable, but it was starting to get old. Then whenever I hear a new one's out I just don't really have any motivation to play it.

 Last sonic game I played was the dreamcast one. Just didn't make the conversion to 3D well, though I'm biased against 3D platformers. Mario 64 wowed me. Then everything else just felt boring(I couldn't even get into psychonauts which everyone raved about. I liked the whole feel of the game...just not the game itself). Of course I don't have to have played shadow to laugh at how absolutely horrible the more 'xtreme' sonic concept is.

Tomb raider just gets a 'Wow they're STILL making those?' whenever another gets anounced. I mean, how can you kill a series nobody has played for ten years?
777  The Rest / General Discussions / Old School Avatar Month on: January 27, 2007, 02:47:09 AM
Now we just need midi's set to auto play embeded in people's sigs.

 The fact that the board shows 15 posts instead of one at a time will make it even better than before!
778  The Rest / General Discussions / Old School Avatar Month on: January 25, 2007, 08:15:46 AM
This and some Phantasy Star 4 ones were the oldest I could find. I accidentally made it too fast, only to find out it was better that way. My all time favorite which I wanted to use in december-Super Metroids Ridley with a MSpaint santa hat is sadly long deleted ; ;

 I suppose there's some old cowboy bebob avatars too. But CN replayed that so many times that even the most diehard fan stopped caring about it long ago. Well, everything except the soundtrack anyway. I'm going to go listen to Yoko Kanno now :P

 Anyway, send in the Sephiroths.
779  Media / Single-Player RPGs / XenoSaga series: Need advice. on: January 21, 2007, 09:21:06 PM
XSIII was great. Not only were they forced to moved the pace of the plot up to a better level, they also decided 'hey, let's make this one actually fun to play'.
780  The Rest / General Discussions / interesting article on american vs japanese games. on: January 21, 2007, 12:39:56 PM
motion sickness

There used to be so many games I didn't get to enjoy..or got to enjoy, but regreted it later in the 90s because of motion sickness. Fortunantly though as technology got better it stoped. Once games started to be more fluid with less framerate issues it stopped being a problem.

 Half life I could play for hours. Doom, made me want to puke. In retrospect I wonder if it was motion sickness :P
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