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6436  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 07, 2009, 01:55:44 AM
Morrowind:

Killed some dudes with my axe. Freed some slaves. Made them party members. So now including my main I have a party of five people. Yey. I don't have a clue what quest I'm going to do next. I'd honestly just like to get some money, wood, and a wood-carving kit so I can make myself some furniture, but I'd also like to start exploring the main questline and seeing what's what in the storyline as I've never, ever done that before.

Actually I have a thieve's guild quest to do. It's just that my thievery skills are too low. Namely pickpocketing.
6437  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kitase: Final Fantasy XIII not a JRPG on: May 07, 2009, 01:52:45 AM
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usually very different in style to the average western RPG like Oblivion, Mass Effect and Fallout 3.

Bethesda's games are not indicative of Western RPGs. Goddammit.

I'm going to be illustrating a point and I need an audiencial volunteerist. You, little girl! In front! Hoshino Kid!

Would you please explain for our friends out there in TV land why you don't like Western RPGs?
6438  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Turn Based RPG, Do they no longer exist? on: May 06, 2009, 02:49:00 PM
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If you don't play games to have fun, wtf is the freakin point then?

Education, dawgs. Get some Mario's Time Machine up in this bitch, learn some goddamn history, take the test, ace the class. Get into a good college, get a good job then BAM. Professionalism. Makin' money.

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Also, one of the only RPGs I can think of to make a claim to be artistic, Mother 3, never saw an official release out of Japan anyway (unfortunately), and was portable.

Earthbound was pretty artistic too. That reminds me. I read about what happens to Pokey at the end of Mother 3 last night. That's really, really screwed up a lot.

I think the thing with both the Katamari guy and Itoi that's interesting is that their main work tends to be rather artistic, in a good way, and none of them are primarily game devs.
6439  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 06, 2009, 02:43:11 PM
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You shouldn't really pick up Shadow magic unless you are using Blue/Rogue, because the best Shadow spell is a support spell that makes your next few spells more powerful(Shadow Servant)

I was under the impression that it worked with every tech except DSC.

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But yeah, the biggest thing is to get high WIL so you can do lots of damage.

Jeez, yeah. Riki's is the highest right now, at around 70~ish. I want to get The Good Doctor up to around maybe 90 or something so that I can use status attacks. For the lulz.

Did some Terranigma last night. Freedom and Liore are now fully evolved. Just... need to do more sidequests, I guess. Did Dragoon Castle, which was... sort of probably the most sloppily done part of the game (They kept giving that fake-chinese accent to the wrong characters) and it also kept glitching out on me and stuff.

Also played Actraiser. This... is interesting :>

And apparently Actraiser 2 takes out the civ and RPG elements. Okay. Will not be buying that.

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Not sure if this is a spoiler:
At the start, you go to prison because your bride gets kidnapped by a demon. WTH

Oh, you go to prison because you try to commandeer the nation's entire army to go look for her. The king throws you in prison so you can settle down and act rationally.

The game's pretty sci-fi though. It just becomes apparent a little later on.

Also, yeah. All the towns do look the same. That's early Phantasy Star for you.
6440  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 06, 2009, 02:40:02 PM
The worst part about Chu Chu.

<Fei> GODDAMN I'D LIKE TO GET ME ON THIS BRIDGE HERE.
<Chu Chu> fucking inert bitches.
<Fei> MARGIE'S GODDAMN STUFFED ANIMAL IS WARM. FUCK. I'M NOT TOUCHING THAT.
<Chu Chu> damn right you ain't
<Fei> BETTER GET TO THAT PLOT POINT OVER YONDER.

Just curious is Chu Chu mandatory in that crucifixtion scene or what?

(Although in any game Kato was involved with, including XG, I think you can safely say he never did anything that bizarre again

Anyway, let's get myself lynched! I really liked the relationship between Laura and Henri in unlimited saga, which, like Chaz and Alys in PS4, was also sort of creepily somewhere between parent/child and romance.
6441  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Turn Based RPG, Do they no longer exist? on: May 06, 2009, 02:59:12 AM
Hasn't Black Sigil gone gold, though? Something still looks really off about it, to me, and if the May 19 deadline is missed I'm going to suspect something is up*.

There are actually a lot of older PC RPGs that are closer to JRPGs in the sense of general gameplay and also a greater emphasis on story. Albion comes to mind.

* Possible ideas:

1. (Hopefully UN)intentionally plagiarized art from some SNES game; need to retool some graphics.
2. Game not actually finished.
3. Game finished, but sucks and needs to be retooled (and will probably still suck. See: Spore).
4. Game sucks, want to release as is anyway, keeping changing release date to avoid giving out review copies or something.
6442  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 06, 2009, 02:17:36 AM
Oh crap I forgot Chu Chu (and her long night of deba-chu-ry in Shevat) existed. Thanks for reminding me you bastard >8/

6443  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 06, 2009, 12:10:37 AM
Actually I found all the dungeons in town. Except they have hidden doors. I have yet to find the *hidden doors* *within* the dungeons.

I found them by watching NPCs. They tend to just randomly wander into them for some reason.

Also did some SGF instead of, uh, cleaning out my dorm because it's not like I'm moving out tomorrow or anything. Even though I totally am. Got some decent thing for Nasukan's Boot slot, so that his wil and str are now +25. Increased Riki's HP a bit. It was lagging (well, I mean, he's still the HPest guy in the party, but...) because I had a hard time getting Shrieker stable.

I also get the impression that a dedicated magic user in SGF, like a dedicated magic user in FF2, is completely a bad idea.

By the way, is int only relevant to *learning* new magic? If so, I'll ditch my lich absorb for something that beefs up Will once I have Shadow and Mystic magic mastered.
6444  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 05, 2009, 06:40:45 PM
Fei's really the only character I didn't like in Xenogears though I explained this to death elsewhere. It's not even Fei himself that I disliked but just how his character was used.
6445  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPG Annoyances/Pet Peeves on: May 05, 2009, 02:12:48 PM
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basically you rebel against the capital and ask different villages to join you in order to topple the capital which oppresses them

I'm not sure how that's a spoiler so I'm not putting it in code tags. That's also not Marxism.
6446  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 05, 2009, 02:12:28 PM
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It's the equivalent of fast food... all cheese and sugar, no taste.

It's a goddamn videogame.
6447  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kurogane no Linebarrels SRPG for PSP announced on: May 05, 2009, 03:26:53 AM
Goddammit my ears.
6448  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: May 04, 2009, 10:58:57 PM
Okay, digging Eternal Sun, but I'm sort of... lost. I killed the beastmen at the camp and explored all the in-town dungeons I could find. I get the impression I'm missing something in the town. I heard rumors about a monster in one of the dungeons, but I can't seem to find it.
6449  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 04, 2009, 09:57:15 PM
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Is there any RPG to date that has portrayed a convincing love story/relation?

I'm not sure I'd necessarily say REALISTIC, but the thing with Irwin and Matilda in LoM comes to mind. Mostly because its huge focus on the *end* of the romance instead of the *formation* of the romance.

And the boat scene with Fei and Elly was ripped lock stock and barrel from IoG.
6450  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Character Relationships Thread of Epic on: May 04, 2009, 09:02:29 PM
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Well, the ages of characters in JRPGs always seem to be completely off, so Auron being 30 isn't much more implausible than Balthier being 22 and Zidane 16.

Also the whole
Code:
Auron is dead
thing.

Also seriously Zidane is 16? I was thinking he was maybe 19 or so. Jeez.

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In regards to PM's post:

FFIX was maybe the most character driven FF, and FFVIII was mostly a huge Bildungsroman. FFX was also sort of a Bildungsroman, but... with very different focus.

The thing with Yuna/Tidus is that more than anything it was probably a relationship of desperation. Or rather it should've been portrayed that way. It wasn't. Well, a little, but not the the extent it should've been. The sense of desperation the game needed really wasn't there.
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