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7081  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Choose me a game! on: July 26, 2008, 07:09:23 PM
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though DQ8 is a grinder.


Not really, and even then only for the first dungeon, unless you're absolutely OBSESSED with having the latest weaponry as soon as you can get it.

DQ8's story is a bit cliched but it's also not pretentious and retarded.

DQ8 also doesn't play exactly the same as DQ1, and anyone who says the games haven't changed that much over the course of the series or lacks innovation probably hasn't actually played any of them that much or is just assuming that because every game uses a fairly similar battle system, all of the other gameplay mechanics are identical (they aren't).

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Meanwhile something like FFXII's story, while solid, isn't that well regarded by many people at all,


My thought's on FFXII's story is that on one hand, it's probably the best story in the FF series by a good margin, and on the other it's one of the least enjoyable.

I'm playing Tales of the Abyss right now. It's action based, the cities are pretty decently sized, and the story actually seems pretty good.

Persona 3's world is larger than you think. Sort of. There aren't as many areas but they change, I guess. Persona 2 and 1 have fairly large worlds.

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and see whether I can get past the 'rescue the princess' story.


She doesn't really need RESCUED, really.
7082  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFIV DS Impressions Thread on: July 26, 2008, 07:01:01 PM
"Hey why does Cecil sound sort of wimpy."

HIS NAME IS CECIL. Don't expect too much.
7083  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What dead series(or mostly dead) do you miss the most? on: July 25, 2008, 07:46:28 PM
Man, Jade Cocoon and Parasite Eve and Lufia 2 :( I need to find those. I bet they cost an arm and a dong nowadays, though.

I wouldn't really call Devil Summoner a clunker. I mean, yes, easily the worst of the PS2 SMT games we've gotten, but I personally consider SMT:N and Persona 3 two of the best games for the system and DDS 1 and 2 damn near there so it's not like being the worst of the batch really means anything.

Also I thought Last Bible was pretty nifty. I also thought Golden Sun was Beyond the Beyond: Portable Edition*, so what the hell do I know.

* Reusining a few enemy sprites didn't help.
7084  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFIV DS Impressions Thread on: July 25, 2008, 07:41:15 PM
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I'd argue much more than Final Fantasy 4 & 5, and also, it was more about the quantity of character backgrounds, than the quality.


Well yeah but FFV was TEEHEE I'M BUTZ TEEHEE I'M A PRINCESS TEEHEE ME TOO i'm old leave me the fuck alone you kids.
7085  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFIV DS Impressions Thread on: July 25, 2008, 04:22:04 PM
FFVI's characters weren't THAT fully developed.
7086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What dead series(or mostly dead) do you miss the most? on: July 23, 2008, 11:22:23 PM
The difference between oldschool games and modern games that are made to feel oldschool is that oldschool games were not made to feel oldschool. They just ARE oldschool.
7087  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: July 23, 2008, 10:33:42 PM
I got Tales of the Abyss recently. It seems to hang a lampshade on a lot of stupid RPG contrivances/conventions. I think. I'm only about 8 and a half hours in.
7088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What dead series(or mostly dead) do you miss the most? on: July 23, 2008, 10:26:33 PM
I didn't think the battles were boring, although the lack of save points prevented me from ever getting far enough to really find out.
7089  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The (double) posted Atlus secret on: July 23, 2008, 08:48:04 PM
God I hope it's not SMT4 for this reason alone.

<Me> HI I'D LIKE TO PREORDER SHIN MEGAMI TENSEI 4.
<Gamestop Clerk> SHUMIAMITASSEN 4?
<Me> VOMITS BLOOD LOUDLY.
<Gamestop Clerk> I CONCUR.
<Both> BLULBUALBFHABKLHUABHAUDBFHLAUDFBH.

Although I guess I could order it online but i'm sort of terrified of using the internet, still. It's got so many buttons and doodleybops that make thrilling noises that I just get a little disoriented and end up on kibo.com every time.

Anyway, if it is a Devil Summoner game, what if it's Soul Hackers getting ported to the DS or something? Wouldn't that be AWESOME? Cat would make me thinking a Raidou sequel, though. I think a more refined Raidou could be interesting. I'd rather how portable SMT fun, though.

Actually, who am I kidding. We all know it's going to be another stupid boardgame that nobody cares about :(
7090  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The (double) posted Atlus secret on: July 23, 2008, 04:05:54 PM
Cat + Yingyang = I agree!
7091  Media / Single-Player RPGs / What dead series(or mostly dead) do you miss the most? on: July 23, 2008, 04:05:19 PM
Yeah, why can't they vaginasing port Soulblazer to the DS so I can play it anywhere?

Or why can't they just make more games where you can convince NPCs to move into your personal town? Non-soulblazer wise, BoF2 and DQ7 are the only other RPGs I can think of that let you do that (Unless you count kidnapping people in the Unreal World).
7092  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFIV DS Impressions Thread on: July 23, 2008, 04:03:00 PM
"You spoony bard" is a completely grammatically and lexically correct sentence which describes Edward perfectly and reflects Tellah's personality perfectly. I'm not sure why this was ever considered a translation quirk (Unless it wasn't considered a mistranslation or something.)

Actually most people played FFIV when they were young and come on how many ten year olds know what spoony means.

Anyway, are characters' skills usefuler now? How balanced is everything?

Also I've heard it's harder, but is it hard but fair, hard and unfair, or hard and more of a grindfest than PS2 and WoW having sex in a carnival ride while vomitting infants?
7093  Media / The Soundroom / The Recent Musical Purchases Thread on: July 22, 2008, 09:31:25 PM
Of Montreal - Coquelicot
Portishead - Third
Tilly and the Wall - O
7094  Media / The Soundroom / Song of the Moment: 15th Anniversary Edition on: July 22, 2008, 09:29:46 PM
One of the songs on the new Tilly and the Wall album but I have no idea what the title is. It's the one with the horn interplay. I THINK it might be Cacophony. It reminds me of one of the songs from Nickellenium. And the ghost song regensis, a little, but mostly the former.
7095  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Unreal? on: July 22, 2008, 09:03:27 PM
The original, non-tournament Unreal is my favorite. Great level designs and atmosphere and stuff.
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