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2041  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: September 06, 2008, 12:54:31 PM
Quote from: "Hidoshi"
Oh God. Level sync sounds wonderful. ;_;

I... I musn't! I musn't rejoin! >_<

Unfortunately, I fell for it and am back in the game.  The fact that anyone can play with anyone as of level 10, and that they're increasing XP gains was too much for me to resist.  The absolute biggest problem with Final Fantasy XI after all these years has finally been addressed.

So, here I am back in Gustaberg slaying all manner of creatures in preparation for Monday's content update.
2042  The Rest / General Discussions / Kevin Pereira defends Too Human on: August 31, 2008, 07:22:30 PM
Quote from: "daschrier"
Since you haven't played the game why are you bitching in this thread?

Scaling isn't always bad.

FFT. Random encounters scale to give you some sort of challenge, but story missions don't, so there is an opportunity to strong arm the enemy if so desired.

Because the discussion is in regards to the gaming community's commentary about the game, not the game itself.  I also see that you've backpedaled by saying "scaling isn't always bad", so I guess we've reached a consensus.
2043  The Rest / General Discussions / Kevin Pereira defends Too Human on: August 31, 2008, 05:45:47 PM
That's a dumb argument, since I can turn around and apply it to Oblivion.

"One of the appeals of an RPG is to watch your character grow and destroy the enemies.

With the enemies in Oblivion always the same strength as you, what's the point.

And I can easily create my own bullshit argument justifying Too Human's scaling:

"Scaling was done in Too Human so that even though there's only four areas, the game will always give you some kind of challenge allowing for longer replay value."

But hey, let's keep making generalized statements like "scaling is stupid in a hack and slash", then throw in a convenient exception to a game that you like such as Oblivion.  I'm not defending Too Human since it apparently sucks ass and I had no intention of ever buying it, so much as I just can't stand dumb arguments and obvious double standards.
2044  The Rest / General Discussions / Kevin Pereira defends Too Human on: August 31, 2008, 03:24:33 PM
Quote from: "Blace"
The enemies scaling to you was definitely a retarded move. There's no sense of satisfaction from leveling up because you're always going to be the same level as the monsters.

And yet, your favorite game this console generation is Oblivion, a game that features enemies that scale in level.

Oh, OK.
2045  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Infinite Undiscovery on: August 27, 2008, 05:47:06 PM
I'm not much of a fan of IGN, but they gave the game a 7.1.

Considering my refusal to be stuck with another Rogue Galaxy, this game is now on my wait-and-see-more-reactions list, instead of a day one purchase.  Meh.  Maybe I should do a pre-emptive move and stop being so excited about White Knight Story as well...

Tales of Vesperia seems to be getting respectable views, however.
2046  Media / Single-Player RPGs / FFXIII and FFVersusXIII HD realtime screens on: August 27, 2008, 05:27:11 PM
The female characters look great, but the male characters unsurprisingly look dumb as hell.  Especially goatee man, who's wearing a jacket on top of a jacket on top of a girly looking V-neck shirt with frills, wearing a beanie.
2047  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: August 25, 2008, 08:03:24 PM
I changed my mind again.  Square keeps trying to get me back, but I must resist.  It probably helps that Tales of Vesperia ships tomorrow and Infinite Undiscovery next week... then Samba de Amigo a few weeks after that... then Little Big Planet and Fable 2 next month, so on and so forth.
2048  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Infinite Undiscovery on: August 25, 2008, 08:01:27 PM
They're shipping orders on Friday instead of Monday due to Labor Day.  Next-day-air shipping would have the item arrive on Tuesday, the 2nd of September.
2049  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Does anyone here LIKE Eternal Sonata? on: August 25, 2008, 06:32:46 PM
Enchanted Arms is big-time hit/miss material.  A giant miss, in my opinion.
2050  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Final Fantasy XI - Journal! on: August 25, 2008, 06:31:26 PM
Fuckers finally implemented the mentor system from City of Heroes/Everquest 2.  Now I'm once again, contemplating coming back.  I mean, one of the biggest problems with the game was finding people to play with, and a mentoring system that scales equipment/character/abilities was all that was ever needed to address this issue.

God dammit, Square.
2051  The Rest / General Discussions / The Avatar, Title, and Sig Thread! on: August 25, 2008, 06:27:13 PM
Avatar: It's Sackboy!  If you don't know who Sackboy is, you don't own a PS3.  If you own a PS3 and don't know who Sackboy is, you suck.

Title: Nothing is more hilarious than watching someone mention how their Xbox broke, then watching others swarm in screeching how they won't buy the system, as if we were deeply concerned.  Drama tends to ensue.  You may see where I'm going with this... it supplements the avatar perfectly, I think.

Sig: It's a portion from Robin #85, where the Joker is losing his mind over how he can't seem to get rid of the brat, even after one grew out of the role and he beat another to death.  Most folks hate the character, but I think he balances out Batman perfectly in the comics.  And he should forever stay in the comics and cartoons... he becomes dumb the moment they try to put him in a movie (see: Chris O'Donnell) or live action TV (see: Burt Ward).
2052  Media / Single-Player RPGs / In lu of ToV and IU it's time for me to get a 360. on: August 24, 2008, 05:48:29 PM
Part of Microsoft's problem was constantly cycling refurbished launch units when they sent something back.  They've gotten better about it, but it didn't help their reputation when you'd have folks who would be on their seventh or eighth 360 because they keep getting refurbished units that were prone to overheating over, and over, and over.
2053  Media / Single-Player RPGs / In lu of ToV and IU it's time for me to get a 360. on: August 23, 2008, 12:43:06 PM

2054  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Infinite Undiscovery on: August 22, 2008, 07:37:23 PM
Trailer on Square's own website:

2055  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Tales of Vesperia - Special Edition on: August 22, 2008, 06:24:32 PM
All I see is a business move that makes sense.  I could understand if it were an online game, or if you had to pay some kind of microtransaction in order to beat the game and see the ending... but this is just a bunch of services for a random JRPG.  Even with the knowledge of this content, the game is still the same as it was prior... there's a start and a finish, and an enjoyable ride to be had.
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