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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 23, 2014, 10:58:25 PM
FFVI's dungeons had the same proclivity towards being mazey and switch-pushy that a lot of other 16-bit RPGs had :T
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 23, 2014, 07:52:42 PM
FFVI was basically glitchy as all hell and the dungeon designs weren't very good. Also the ratio of Good Characters to Total Characters was low and at least one would literally destroy your save if you used her. Also you tend to happen upon really simple things you can keep spamming that basically win every battle.

I love the style and atmosphere and storytelling, I just find it miserable to actually /play/ it.

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And, to me at least, that idea is 1000 times more terrifying than Sephiroth wanting to destroy the planet because his mommy doesn't love him/really exist.

Prior to Square's endless retconning, the thing with Sephiroth is that he's a byproduct of Shinra's sketchy energy business. It's not so much that Sephiroth wants to destroy the world so much as it is the planet wants to kill humanity/commit suicide and Sephiroth's just the thing through which this is being did.

I mean I'm pretty sure in the original FFVII Sephiroth's this insane radioactive zombie and then people got really turned on by this for some reason so Square was like FUCK IT WE NEED MORE ATTRACTIVE RADIOACTIVE ZOMBIES.
3  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 23, 2014, 12:14:28 AM
I think I hit Colony 6... around 15? 20? hours although I wasn't doing sidequests in Guar Plains so much as I was just aimlessly herumgefickte.
4  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 22, 2014, 08:07:49 PM
New Leaf - Finally caught some villagers talking to eachother. Also apparently stole a penguin from the guy I got fruit from. SURE HOPE MY IMAGINARY ZEBRA GIRLFRIEND DOESN'T MOVE.

NPC behavior isn't hugely more varied compared to the GC version but it's varied enough that it pretty much DOES address my issue where sometimes the GC version was nothing but hauling items around to return them.

Still I do wish it had balls and the story text from Wild World because /besides that/ it's everything I wanted out of the series to be.

Also I'm going to assume that glassjawsh spent 18 hours without getting to Colony 9 unless he says otherwise.

Also, and doubly apropos to nothing, I think the reason I like the Saints Row games that much is because they capture the adventurous IDGAFishness of the PS2 era.

Also HONKAPOTAMUS is my new favorite thing ever. The only thing /better/ than that is when Ponychan used to censor "sex" to "glazed donuts" no matter what the context was, so homosexuals would become "homoglazed donutals."
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 22, 2014, 07:32:14 PM
There are actually a lot of Square games that I like, I'm just, in general, /not/ fond of their SNES output. Final Fantasy 5 is probably my favorite of the bunch, though I do like SoM and CT (although again I think CT's kind of overrated a lot). But that's about the extent of it. Although if we're expanding Square to Square Enix... I didn't really like DQ5 or 6 in their original incarnations either.

It's more PSX-era Square I'm... still sort of obsessed with.
6  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 22, 2014, 07:21:42 PM
I think the only question, in light of Dincrest's recent decisions, is who's gonna be RPGFan's Token Black Guitartist NOW?
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 21, 2014, 09:39:50 PM
No, I'm the guy that really doesn't like Squaresoft as a whole, although I have to admit that part of that's probably just an adverse reaction I have to their rabid fanbase and... what I think is a completely undeserved reputation as having been one of the greatest RPG companies ever.

In my eyes, Square made a bunch of really generic RPGs, they just made them a lot /pettier/ than anyone else was doing for a long time.
8  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Shout-out to coop multiplayer gaming on: October 20, 2014, 11:01:32 PM
Minecraft?
9  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 20, 2014, 09:20:12 PM
Jawsh seriously which area are you in in XBC?
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 20, 2014, 07:36:27 PM
fwiw, I enjoyed the original FFCC in single player, although the gave you a moogle and fiddled with the mechanics a bit to make it actually work, unlike Phantasy Star Online which was... basically impossible to reasonably solo in.

I was under the impression the later games gave you proper AI companions but the AI there was mixed, whereas the moogle was just a little buddybot that did what you told it.
11  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 20, 2014, 07:31:31 PM
Man I get it if they intentionally dubbed it in British English to make it all sound... I don't know, Britishy for the hell of it like they did with the Dragon Quest games as of late, but complaining about everyone having a British accent in a dub released primarily for UK distribution is like complaining about how everyone's speaking in Japanese in a Japanese dub.

Anyway, Okami - About to fight another dog. Gonna go to a Dojo and get the BEAD SKILLS first though.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: October 20, 2014, 07:25:51 PM
@Jawsh:

With regards to Xenoblade,

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Did you get to the part where Fiora dies yet?

Also you do realize the game got a UK release first so it was dubbed by British actors and that's how British people actually talk, right?
13  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: October 19, 2014, 11:44:20 PM
I don't think I've ever been out near Capital University. That's like right on the edge of Bexley and Whitehall, and I went to Whitehall like once and I am /never doing that again/.

I'm kind of tired of Columbus as a whole though. I've lived here for four years no and I've never felt like I belonged to any sort of community or been anything more than a perpetual visitor living amongst people that give more of a shit than I'm able to.
14  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Random and Amazing Pictures, Please! on: October 19, 2014, 11:14:10 PM
This pictures makes me deeply uncomfortable does it make you deeply uncomfortable?

15  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A Mana series retrospective. on: October 19, 2014, 09:53:46 PM
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probably moreso with friends

Not really.

The problem with playing SoM with friends is that nine times out of ten, you're growing up in a crappy suburban neighborhood and your friends are just whoever's around that's your age, and then they end up like robbing your parents.

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