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6406  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Most Annoying Playable Character on: August 09, 2009, 11:12:56 AM
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Anise (Tales of the Abyss) was mildly annoying too, since I'm not too fond of the "children acting as an adult" thing.

Which is why I liked Genis more. With Anise (I called her Arietta elsewhere. Whoops aren' I a queen of boners) had some childlike tendencies, they were really overdone because, surprise surprise, that was her acting, and I guess they wanted it apparent that that really WASN'T her real personality (and that in reality she's just sort of a bastard). And so the entire thing just ping-ponged back and forth between overdone and incredibly non-believable.

Genis, on the other hand, acted like a more mature 10 year old -- with valid reasons for it, sort of -- but never really seemed to old, mostly from his nvt, the sort of relationship he had with Mithos (yiffyiffyiff), and his tendencies to spontaneously run off and start playing with things and people and cats and cat people (and then he turned into a furry (yiffyiffyiff)).

Also what the fuck did that little subquest imply that Katz were some sort of race of Grim Reapers?
6407  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best Upgrade systems in RPGs? on: August 09, 2009, 05:21:11 AM
Well sorry I don't know what words are jesus >:(*

BTW what IS Status Attack-J for? I never did anything with it.

Oh and the other hilarious thing with FF8 -- for some reason, in my game at least, once I got Odin and whatever replaced him, instead of coming out 1 in every 25 battles, he came out EVERY battle.

http://shrines.rpgclassics.com/psx/ff8/gfs/gfpics/siren.jpg

Also WTF siren got some pubes. I forgot about that. Between that and Rinoa's Angelo Fisting Attack, this is a pretty smutty game.
6408  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: August 09, 2009, 04:59:25 AM
You'd probably die less.
6409  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: "Woman getting married to fairground ride" on: August 09, 2009, 04:59:05 AM
I have a similar paraphilia and it involves me wanting to make out with Seal or seals.
6410  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: August 09, 2009, 04:43:48 AM
Fun advice: Get the spyglass item (which has infinite uses) or analyze to learn enemy weaknesses; also give someone quick escape in case you can't hit those weaknesses.
6411  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: August 09, 2009, 03:39:24 AM
The more I play CC, the more I realize how much stuff I missed the first time around. Going off to do Gaea's Navel now.
6412  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 09, 2009, 02:50:40 AM
Some eatfag in the EGG research facility keeps harshing the fuck out of my grills. How do I beat him?
6413  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best story in an RPG? (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!) on: August 08, 2009, 08:20:57 PM
The religious stuff in NGE is just there cause it looks cool and they guy that made it said as much. It's not pointless symbolism because it's not even symbolism. It's like the demons in SMT games. I'm pretty sure it's the same for XG, because that actually did have a religious subplot that was mostly seperate from the stupid little puppy got run over by the dark raccoon barn
6414  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best Upgrade systems in RPGs? on: August 08, 2009, 08:05:46 PM
Str-J is Silph I think.
6415  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: top 5 protagonists/antagonists in rpg history! on: August 08, 2009, 10:22:32 AM
What is that some sort of gay jean luc picard hippy dunmer?
6416  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: August 08, 2009, 10:22:02 AM
Here this is an IRC conversation I had about BoF and SMT. It's like listening to two autistic walls !!

Actually no. Here is the summary.

In BoF1, enemy elemental weaknesses/strengths are completely underused so you generally have on absolutely best attack, which is whatever your best spell at the time is, factored by how much mana you have for casting. This also applies to BoF2, AFAIK. In BoF1, generally speaking, you have BoltX, NovaX, or Comet. The only situational difference here is that that BoltX is multi and NovaX is not. Comet costs too much to be hugely useful iirc.

You also have some absolute worst attacks. Namely, anything that debuffs the enemy in BoF1 since they don't work on bosses and they're not useful to cast on regular enemies (regya la renemees). BoF2 is even retarder about this since the number of useless spells is even higher.

Things are NOT particularly absolute in SMT games. Mazan, for instance, against a group of weak force enemies, is the best possible attack. Less so against a group of one weak force and two other guys. And it's a bad idea against one weak force and two reflect force enemies.

And then you get attacks that randomly damage (Breath, Dance attacks) on top of that, and enemies with weaknesses to status attacks and stuff like mudo.

The fun in strategy comes from FIGURING OUT which course of action the best possible course of action is.

(This also requires that the best possible course of actions is actually better. In FFVIII, for instance, summoning generally is not the best possible thing you can do, but it'll still pretty much wipe out most random encounters in a single turn).
6417  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best story in an RPG? (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!) on: August 08, 2009, 10:02:21 AM
Let's makes a Legend of Talesia.
6418  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best story in an RPG? (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!) on: August 08, 2009, 09:06:16 AM
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The plots are recycled cliches, the characters are common archetypes, but the storytelling: that is the writing, and the process of unveiling the events of the story, are often top notch.

No it's not. Tales of the Abyss is just one massive clusterfuck of telling instead of showing, and they accomplish this by either having characters just outright STATE their emotions -- tear and luke are especially egregious here -- or acting in such an exagerated manner that it moves from showing and into YES OKAY JADE AND ARIETTA ARE BASTARDS I GET IT CAN WE MOVE ALONG NOW.

Anyway, I'd say the story is far from the only reason to play Torment, although Torment is a weird example of story and gameplay being sort of very intertwined that it's hard to tell where one ends and another begins. I mean, it's hard to say, exactly, if the act of working through the conversation trees is a game, and like solving a puzzle, or just a story element. I tend towards the former. Is this circle of zerthimon a plot exposition device or a character building device? The tattoos, even?  The sidequests? You also have a lot of choice as to WHAT KIND of Nameless One you are. It's a very exploration heavy kind of game, especially in regards to exploring CHOICES, and I do consider that gameplay.

I think the best way I can say my thoughts is that Torment supplants combat with conversation, and to the same effect -- Torment is a rare example where you can either win or lose dialogues, and get experience and treasure for winning.

That and I thought combat was a lot more fun than in BG2 just because it was a lot faster and not nearly as incessant.
6419  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: August 08, 2009, 09:00:49 AM
kyuusei, here's a single super-mindfuck spoiler about DDS2 if you wanna read it and be confused.

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DDS2 takes place in Oregon.
6420  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best story in an RPG? (NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!) on: August 08, 2009, 12:47:49 AM
They're all pretty good really.
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