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6511  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: JRPGs are total shit, WRPGs are THE shit on: July 11, 2009, 11:32:08 PM
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Western RPGs like Fallout 2 could be compared to the old school JRPGs but no more.

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhaaaaaaaaa oh god what are you even talking about.
6512  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSX vs PS2 rpg lineup on: July 11, 2009, 11:31:10 PM
Oh wait here let me do a breakdown of every PSX and PS2 game I liked/didn't like/was indifferent to. I will not be listing games I have no current opinion of.

PSX:

Like
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Arc the Lad
Arc the Lad 2
Brave Fencer Musashi
Chrono Cross
Final Fantasy 7
Final Fantasy 9
Grandia
King's Field
Persona
Persona 2 (Tentatively).
Saga Frontier
Saga Frontier 2
Star Ocean 2
Valkyrie Profile
Xenogears (I GUESS I HAVE NO IDEA).

Indifferent
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Front Mission 3
Suikoden
Tales of Eternia
Vagrant Story
Xenogears (Yeah it goes both places).

Dislike
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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Breath of Fire 4
Final Fantasy 8
Legend of Mana

PS2:

Like
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Devil Summoner 2
Dragon Quest 8
Metal Saga
Ookami
Persona 3
Romancing Saga
SMT: Nocturne
Summoner 2 (Might be best listing this as no current opinion...)
Unlimited Saga

Indifferent
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Odin Sphere
Steambot Chronicles
Suikoden 3
Xenosaga

Dislike
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Final Fantasy XII
Rogue Galaxy
Tales of the Abyss
Wild Arms: ACF
Ys 6

Hate
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Star Ocean 3. This is my absolutely least favorite console RPG ever, in every way, and in any context.
6513  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: sticks and stones on: July 11, 2009, 11:13:59 PM
My experience being bullied in middle school has convinced me that it's usually the victim's fault.
6514  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How long is looooooooooooooong? on: July 11, 2009, 11:12:30 PM
FFXII's artificial lengthening is less grinding and more positively interminable dungeons. They're not even INTERESTING dungeons. They're just empty deserts half the time.
6515  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: JRPGs are total shit, WRPGs are THE shit on: July 11, 2009, 11:11:23 PM
I think there are like 4 SNES JRPGs that I still like and maybe a couple more that I can tolerate. Originally this number was higher, but then I replayed a bunch of them in June.

My favorite RPG era in general was pretty much from 1985ish to 1996ish on the PC. There were games outside that era that I liked but that's my favorite era... well, of gaming in general.
6516  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSX vs PS2 rpg lineup on: July 11, 2009, 08:21:39 PM
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If I couldn't I'd probably buy them simply to support graphic adventures then, uhh, look for other

People are actually doing this thing with loom where like, if you can prove you bought it legally on Steam, they will give you some help with... that.

I think FFVII's graphics are cute. The PSX was new hardware and I don't think they really knew hot to use it yet, so they did a closish approximation of their SNES style with 3D blocks for the map mode, and went more detailed in the battle scenes (and those look pretty much fine even by somewhat later PSX standards).

Also, they used flat shaded textures on a lot of the models which avoided the issues of PSX warping textures like crazy, which was STILL an issue even in later games.
6517  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: JRPGs are total shit, WRPGs are THE shit on: July 11, 2009, 08:14:23 PM
I noticed his post was on something called Zeta Forums. Isn't Zeta that company that makes horse dildos? Is this Tedius chap complaining about the RPG community to his buddies over in this horse dildo community?

More importantly is there a huge rift between Western horse dildo manufacturers and Eastern horse dildo manufacturers?

Manufacturer is a really hard word to spell jesus christ.
6518  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSX vs PS2 rpg lineup on: July 11, 2009, 07:11:53 PM
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Anyways, as interesting as it is to see those filters applied I'd really prefer to play a game the way it was intended or close enough.

Yeah, like those Steam-based Lucasarts game that came out last week and they have filters on them and it makes them look really, really bad.

Also, depending on your viewpoint, Bleem being reverse-engineered entirely might be seen as even worse. I seriously doubt that a "BIOS piracy" court would hold up in case, given that Bleem won Sony's lawsuit against it, and it was a for-profit program too.

That being said, I AM surprised nobody else has tried writing their own PSX BIOSes, from what I can tell.
6519  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSX vs PS2 rpg lineup on: July 11, 2009, 06:56:12 PM
Why the heck is FFIX embossed and bloom'd?
6520  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Need a new (J)RPG on: July 11, 2009, 06:53:24 PM
Gale's pretty neat if you listen to it by itself. Completely inappropriate as battle music, though.

It really shouldn't be that hard to modify CC to play something else instead...

Hm... Replace it with... Predicament, maybe...

I also kind of have my own weird interpretation of CC's plot/themes that I really need to type up sometime to submit somewhere so that everyone can inevitably tl;dr it. Basically though I think that the Time Devourer stuff is mostly just a MacGuffin and that the thing's really about focusing more on the accidental themes of saudade and regret that came up towards the end of CT.
6521  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Super Game Journal Turbo II - The New Challengers on: July 11, 2009, 06:18:19 PM
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I almost saved her in my first attempt, but some fucking asshole came out of nowhere and Binded my whole party, and I couldn't make it to her in time. :P Gonna do a second attempt after I do some fusing. I actually haven't fused anything yet. >.>

Haru isn't that hard, especially since she stays put. You just need to get up there. Also the demons will go after your party, or at least they should. Anyway I'd say having one or two demons with dark wave is absolutely necessary, along with someone with devotion and someone with flight or an equivalent far-moving skill. Put the healers in with your distance guys. The dark wave-equiped party won't need it :P
6522  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Need a new (J)RPG on: July 11, 2009, 01:27:22 PM
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There are people who don’t like the music in Chrono Cross?

Prime Mover.

I think my favorite, recentish non-SMT JRPG is Yume Nikki.
6523  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: JRPGs are total shit, WRPGs are THE shit on: July 11, 2009, 01:26:20 PM
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Hey look, RPGFan is in his wall of shame

Well in all fairness you guys do kinda suck >:T
6524  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSX vs PS2 rpg lineup on: July 11, 2009, 11:53:20 AM
Okay if you use ePSXe -- preferably as legally as possible. You know. Running your own goddamn discs. Don't go steal shit ya damn kids -- it's going to be on your computer which means that at least you've got some degree of antialiasing, which neither the PSX or PS2 really do.

The biggest difference though is that you can get some games working at a decent speed. King's Field, for instance, is slow as *balls* on a real PSX. Also save states, which make Persona 1 a far, far different, and a far, far more enjoyable experience.
6525  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How can JRPGs naturally evolve? Will we see more "big" JRPGs this gen? on: July 11, 2009, 10:08:33 AM
NO JUST FEI AND CITAN GET THAT SHIT OUT OF HERE.

Actually in all seriouness I think Billy's whoring-himself-out-to-pay-for-his-sister-itude WAS pretty mature on Square's part.

I think one of the biggest problems in WRPGs is their tendency to be "WOOHOO! LESBIANS!" and "Eww! Gay males!" I know in Fallout 2, for instance, you can have female gay relationships if your character is a woman, but not gay male relationships if your character is a male. I think Arcanum did the same.

Billy wasn't exactly gay, because he wasn't selling himeself out because he *enjoyed* it, but the entire thing is presented in  a pretty mature fashion.

Same with Kim and Elly's infertility issues.
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