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6886  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest IV on: September 16, 2008, 12:55:02 AM
I was gonna get this but now I'm sort of burnt out on gaming :(

I mean, I WILL get this eventually. Definitely. But just not tomorrow, probably.

Also seriously QfG2 is pretty time consuming, I'm gonna start 4 as soon as it gets here (Skipping 3. That didn't thrill me despite appealing to my inner ******). I also feel VAGUELY obligated to devote some time to Divine Divinity, and then I got back to DQ7 again and like at 46 hours I'm JUST getting to the half-way point, and that's without sidequests.
6887  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Goodbye, dreams of a Pink Floyd reunion. on: September 15, 2008, 08:15:30 PM
Jesus christ I didn't even know he HAD cancer.
6888  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Japanese speakers! A little help, please? on: September 15, 2008, 08:11:21 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Voynich_Manuscript
6889  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Job, OSU. on: September 15, 2008, 08:08:06 PM
Probably. They broadcast PBS for a sizable portion of Ohio.
6890  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Game Journal MXVII: Crisis Atelier Spectral Moon III on: September 15, 2008, 02:02:15 AM
Finally found a copy of Gradius 5 and it's about goddamn time jesus. Anyway, got to Level 2. Did some of the bosses at the end but it was getting crazy.

Decided to play Dragon Warrior 7 a bit. Verdham Revisted is utterly confusing me because I did all of the original Verdham stuff last year sometime. Anyway, I'm 45 hours into the game and level 16. Is this... right?
6891  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Man, pedophiles are creative these days. on: September 15, 2008, 01:50:54 AM
There was this older looking dude (a few of them actually) in my highschool and while they weren't actually that old everyone thought they were planted there by the police to find drugs and drugs.
6892  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Job, OSU. on: September 15, 2008, 01:50:07 AM
I highly recommend the restaurant Sam B's down town if you've not been there yet; also find an excuse to go up to the 3rd-5th floors of the Science building, as they have creepy taxidermy and foetuses in jars up there.

Do you guys do anything in that WBGU broadcasting building thing off campus?
6893  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Depression after finishing games. on: September 15, 2008, 01:46:31 AM
Balto 2 was a positively fucking awful movie but the complete lack of closure at the end of it really messed with my head for awhile (and it didn't help that I was supposed to be reading Call of the Wild for school at the time. SIGH. HIGHSCHOOL). I wasn't watching Balto 2 out of choice, really. It was the only thing on at the time. Anyway though, I guess that's the same sort of feeling you people are talking about.
6894  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for a PSX RPG(Click for details!) on: September 15, 2008, 12:26:39 AM
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3. Lots of games use skill-based leveling to much effect.

Technically the first game to use it, I believe, was Wizardry, which had traditional levels and experience, but the sort of stat gains you got depended on what you did in battle. You could also lose stats. And it was namnogo punishinger than FF2 ever was.

But yeah, skill based levelling systems predated SaGa.

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Persona -- Though it's probably the worst of the series (it seems to get progressively better, though some ppl swear by the import P2 Innocent Sin), it's an excellent game to try out.

I liked Persona more than Eternal Punishment in some regards. Both games sort of fail at dungeon design so I won't be discussing that, and I do tend to think that Persona 3 is the best in the series by a sizable margin for a large number of reasons. Anyway, stuff I liked a lot about Persona 1:

More characters: Fairly minor point, but P2: EP only had Nate or Ellen, whereas in P1, you got to pick betweeeeen Chris, Brad, Alana, and Ellen to choose from, in addition to the other four characters.

Persona Fusion: From what I remember, in IS, you had regular SMT style fusion, but in EP, it was like "Collect X number of cards to summon a demon," and I didn't like this as much as what P1 and IS had.

Battle systemy stuff: Weapons were useful in P1, and everyone gets guns AND melee weapons which can both be useful as they act differently. Weapons were not useful in P2. Also maybe it's just me but P2 seemed to have a higher encounter rate. Additionally, I actually liked the "range and position matter" thing in P1. Also, P2's interface bugged me a lot here. It's like in Phantasy Star 2, where the default command is "Start Auto Battle" and you have to sort of go out of your way to enter commands. Battles tend to last forever in both games so whatever.

Points about the translation I feel I should mention: From a grammar and writing standpoint, it's pretty much on par for the era and there's nothing outright Breath of Fire 2sian about it. Yes, it was Americanized a bunch, but this never bothered me. Your mileage may vary. I will say that I found EP's writing to be incredibly stiff, although this was, apparently, just EP, and not the translation, as people that played IS tell me it had better dialogue or something. chaning the spell names in P1 was seriously annoying though, especially when you get used to the regular naming system the rest of the series uses.
6895  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for a PSX RPG(Click for details!) on: September 14, 2008, 10:43:05 PM
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Arc the Lad is some gay action rpg

http://www.yellow5.com/pokey/archive/index351.html
6896  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for a PSX RPG(Click for details!) on: September 14, 2008, 07:31:03 PM
Play Trigger second. It'll be a more objective experience that way.

Anyway, the other problem with "No Square games!" is that square sort of made a relatively sizable percentage of PSX games.

With that, I'm gonna go go ahead and throw SaGa Frontier out there. Battle system is pretty neat and sort of like Chrono Trigger's with a different combo system and strictly turn based instead of ATB, and there's something like 30 recruitable characters.

Also, depending on how rigidly you're against strategy RPGs, Arc the Lad 2 MIGHT work. It has a strategic battle system but it's far more of a regular RPG.
6897  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mmm... Yum! on: September 14, 2008, 07:27:14 PM
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Asians eat some of the weirdest shit.

Totally unrelated but maybe not. I always see things on TV like "Ruby Teusday's New Asian Salad!" or "Hi I'm Guy Fierri and today we're making Asian-style salmon chunks."

Asia's a pretty huge continent with millions of cultures in it.

As a vegetarian, by the way, this doesn't bother me. Also, if you think cows are such a problem in regards to CO2 emissions, just shoot the damn things. I'm cool with that as long as I'm not *eating* them.
6898  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Job, OSU. on: September 14, 2008, 07:08:24 PM
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I'm there right now, man. Transfer student, so it's my first semester.

HOLY CRAP WHAT. Are you living on campus or off campus? What're you majoring in?
6899  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Good Job, OSU. on: September 14, 2008, 02:32:54 PM
I'm glad I went to Bowling Green. C-bus is full of gay people and midgets, apparently, although neither of those two bother me and I can be quite fond of one of those groups (not telling which!). You have to admit, though, BG's town area is a bit of a jank mupp, and our mall consists of something like 10 stores, whereas C-bus offers such fine shopping and culture opportunities as Easton Center, Polaris, Tuttle, and all of the nice shops on Sawmill road (and as I type this, I'm looking at the cute little podocarp I bought at the nursery formerly known as Frank's Garden Center).
6900  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Man, I'm bored out of my mind. on: September 13, 2008, 11:00:56 PM
No, that's game is general. Although I'm limitting it to retail games. If I were to throw in freewaer game it'd get huge.
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