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6481  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: June 25, 2009, 08:54:39 PM
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And since all 5 Persona games are decidedly in the same timeline, they're not the same Kuzunoha family.

Wait, P3/4 are in the same timeline as P1/2/2? I thought it was established otherwise with the MMO SLink.

Also doesn't the Kuzunoha from the first Devil Summoner posess Tammy or something?
6482  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: June 25, 2009, 08:04:15 PM
Hey. The first two names in your name are "generic"...

And I kept parsing that as geriatric. Whoops.

Also got Devil Summoner. just started playing it. Named my MC "Yulan" after a subgenus of asian magnolias. The music reminds me of the music from Caverns of Zeux. Also goddamn did they get the Bleach guy doing character art or something.

Music also reminds me of SimIsle. Damn.

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Wow this game DOES get hard fast.
6483  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Michael Jackson dead. on: June 25, 2009, 08:02:47 PM
Is there a bigger popular culture figure who could have died worldwide?

If so, name him/her,

JP

Tidwell.
6484  The Rest / General Discussions / Michael Jackson dead. on: June 25, 2009, 06:47:39 PM
Goddamn didn't see that coming.
6485  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: June 25, 2009, 05:46:13 PM
from what I'VE scene P2: EP is more of a direct sequel to P1 than P2: IS which is also one of the reasons I think EP got a stateside release over IS. Both P2s rub me wrong so whatever.

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Well Persona 2 has the Kuzunoha Detective Agency, so you could argue that Devil Summoner and Persona take place in the same world, though I think that was more of an Easter Egg for fans than anything important.

I THINK it's the same world since the reference is pretty pervasive in uh IS I think. It's just some really obfuscated way. SMT If... is also in there. I never played the first two devil summoner games or SMT If so I couldn't get the details without horribly butchering the hell out of them though.

Also the character design for Raidou Kuzunoha was invented sometime in the late 90s, which is odd.
6486  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Holy crap, she's legal! on: June 25, 2009, 05:37:31 PM
It's awwwwwwright.
6487  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What Classic RPG(s) You Would Want Remade Or Recieve A Sequel? on: June 24, 2009, 06:54:21 PM
... daikatana came out before all three of those.
6488  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fallout PC bundle on: June 24, 2009, 05:17:20 PM
I liked the fighting in Fallout.

I did not like the endless fighting in Fallout 2.

Okay honestly as I've said a MILLION times before, I thought Fallout 1 was better than 2 in pretty much every way. Fallout 1 was a concise, punchy, and well-written RPG that you could beat in about 15 hours and replay readily. Fallout 2 tried to reimagine Fallout 1 as an epic-length RPG with lots of dungeon crawling and really crappy humor that was based on nothing but pop culture r...

Comparison!

Fallout 1 = pixar.
Fallout 2 = dreamworks.
6489  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What RPG(s) Are You Looking Forward To? on: June 23, 2009, 10:08:54 PM
Yeah. The review made it sound like the latter.

It's possible the reviewer just sucked at the game and was grinding to compensate but I like giving the benefit of the doubt.

(mind turns to sacha baron cohen; leonard cohen; national film boards of canada; boards of canada; and i am away lying on my back and watching airplanes fly across the surface of the moon. --kjetl)

Admittedly the game sounds like it lacks backtracking and most SRPGs have finite enemies in battles, so... kinda of confused.
6490  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What RPG(s) Are You Looking Forward To? on: June 23, 2009, 09:11:47 PM
well the RPGFAN review of Devil Survivor said it was grindy so I guess I'm not looking froward to that anymore. And now my signature is SUPER relevant. !!
6491  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Parties and Boss Battles on: June 23, 2009, 08:40:18 PM
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While I certainly enjoy an occasional break from them (As is evidenced by my love for Chrono Cross and the SaGa games) there's a reason they've been around for as long as they have, and for why they're crossing over into other genres(Because they work and are an effective tool).  They're not going anywhere.

Well, okay. CC gave you slight bonuses for like doing one or two battles per star level, but essentially in CC you got experience levels after beating a story boss and nowhere else much.

Or have experience levels but do it like Morrowind where an experience level is some DERIVED thing based on various other forms of character advancement. Like, applied to the SaGa system, every x number of total stat points gained across all stats amounts to a new "level."
6492  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Parties and Boss Battles on: June 23, 2009, 05:06:23 PM
I think experience levels are sort of an outdated concept in general, really. Just give the player stat points/skill points/let them learn new skills/whatever at pre-determined plot points or for completing a certain number of/a certain specific side quest(s).
6493  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Parties and Boss Battles on: June 22, 2009, 09:00:22 PM
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DQ7 did it the worst; spend dozens of hours gaining job levels only to lose characters.

From what I remember Kiefer is the only character that permanently leaves your party, and that's way before the job system opens up.
6494  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Dragon Quest IX Footage on: June 21, 2009, 11:50:56 PM
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Dragon Quest has never really been a story-heavy series so I don't see any problem with making it online.

I meant that less in a "Oh no what about the story?" and more in a "I hate multiplayer generally" sense.

Bad experiences with counterstrike when i was younger.
6495  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: June 21, 2009, 11:49:00 PM
I just got Annah in Planescape.

I haven't been able to give a damn about other games since starting Planescape, no matter how hard I try.
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