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2146  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Metal Gear Solid 4 on: June 15, 2008, 10:45:00 PM
Quote from: "DarkSageRK"
I'd probably feel very sorry for you.

Is this guy for real.
2147  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Metal Gear Solid 4 on: June 15, 2008, 10:31:04 PM
Quote from: "DarkSageRK"
MGS4...6-7/10?

I'd love to see a list of titles that you consider to be better games.

Every other game I have for my PS3, to start things off.  Uncharted.  Ratchet & Clank.  Hot Shots Golf.  Super Stardust HD.  They all are chock full of something called gameplay, an integral part of video games.

On future playthroughs, those fancy cutscenes in MGS4, as impressive as they are, will no longer have the "wow" factor, and the player is more inclined to skip cutscenes than deal with several hours worth of dialogue again, being left with decidedly average gameplay that controls as well as Capcom's Lost Planet.

Metal Gear Solid 4 was more an experience than a game, much like Shadow of the Colossus on the PS2, hence why I gave it two ratings as opposed to one.  My apologies that I didn't jerk off to it.
2148  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Metal Gear Solid 4 on: June 15, 2008, 12:46:25 PM
Posted this elsewhere, and I'll say it here too:

I'm not a fan of the series, so having picked up the fourth game, I don't know what all the hubbub is about. Beneath the needlessly lengthy cutscenes that could use editing is a decidedly average game at best, of which you spend probably half your game time experiencing. It suffers the same poor design choices that Xenosaga had, where the game will finish a cutscene, give you control again, you walk a few steps, and then it cues to another cutscene. Why not just go straight to the next cutscene? When you finally do get to play lengthier gameplay segments, you deal with a not-that-intuitive control system. After playing games like Gears of War, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, and numerous other 3rd person titles, Metal Gear Solid 4 feels like a step backwards.

To be perfectly frank, Metal Gear Solid should be a TV series, not a video game. It has been an interesting experience to be sure, but no more so than watching Heroes or Firefly, and almost as non-interactive. As an experience, MGS4 is a 9 out of 10, but as a game, a 6 or 7 out of 10 at best.
2149  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star Ocean: The Last Hope on: June 14, 2008, 05:17:21 PM
Quote from: "Bernhardt"
Well, y'know, if you want a Sci-Fi RPG series, there's always Xenosaga...

Which was a piece of pretentious, overhyped bullshit.  Never before have I played an RPG where I hated every single character in the entire cast, friend or foe.  It was a trainwreck of Shadow the Hedgehog proportions.
2150  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is the 360 the RPG console of this generation? on: June 14, 2008, 10:31:13 AM
Isn't there like... one turn-based RPG on PS3, which is a port of a crappy 360 RPG?
2151  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star Ocean: The Last Hope on: June 13, 2008, 07:00:20 PM
Quote from: "D-Rider"
I think you're misunderstanding what Parn meant when he said that.  I have a feeling he wants what I want:  a galaxy spanning adventure of epic scope with a myriad of alien races, not stranded on Bumfuck V and dealing with pointy-eared elf types.

Precisely.
2152  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Unoriginal Topic: Favorite Battle System on: June 13, 2008, 06:58:52 PM
Another vote for the Shining Force turn-based system.  Shining Force III was turn-based RPG combat perfection, if you ask me.  Weapon level tiers, rock-paper-scissor style weapon affinities, strategic placement of characters... it was some great stuff.
2153  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is the 360 the RPG console of this generation? on: June 13, 2008, 06:54:13 PM
Here's how my game lineup is looking:

Currently playing: Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)
July: Civilization Revolution (multiplatform)
August: Tales of Vesperia (360)
September: Infinite Undiscovery (360)
October/November: Fable 2 (360), Gears of War 2 (360), Valkyria Chronicles (PS3), Little Big Planet (PS3)
Sometime in winter: The Last Remnant (360)
Sometime this year: White Knight Chronicles (PS3)

Unless you're seriously hurting for money, restricting yourself to one console doesn't do any good.  Sure, it's pricy to go and buy both at the same time.  But that's why I bought my 360 first, then later bought a PS3.  But if I stuck with just the 360, I'd have missed out on some quality gaming.  Same goes for the reverse situation.

Knowing what's in store for RPGers, it makes more sense to buy a 360 first, then get a PS3.  But again... don't limit yourself to one of the two.  Do yourself a favor and eventually own both.  Let the fanboys bicker and argue over stupid shit.
2154  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star Ocean: The Last Hope on: June 12, 2008, 08:30:15 PM
A Japanese Mass Effect is what I think a lot of folks are hoping for out of the next Star Ocean game.  Here's hoping they deliver.
2155  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is the 360 the RPG console of this generation? on: June 11, 2008, 07:06:24 PM
What the fuck is a 4chan.
2156  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is the 360 the RPG console of this generation? on: June 11, 2008, 06:59:21 PM
2157  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xbox 360: RPG Title Announcement Media Event on: June 10, 2008, 11:05:50 PM
Looks like Square Enix is giving Bioware a run for their money with character models in Unreal 3.  I'm such a graphics whore.  What happened to me.

http://kotaku.com/photogallery/lrjune/1001961210?viewSize=thumb1280x1280

http://kotaku.com/photogallery/lrjune/1001961234?viewSize=thumb1280x1280

Also, Star Ocean 4 features a gas station!

http://kotaku.com/photogallery/starocean4/1001960765?viewSize=thumb1280x1280
2158  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xbox 360: RPG Title Announcement Media Event on: June 10, 2008, 10:50:13 PM
The arguing over it came up in a few threads back when this place used the RPGBoard script, but obviously it was way after FF7 had released, and not before.  But that stuff definitely existed.  Trust me, I was one of those die-hard anti-Sony kids at the time, and there were plenty of "Final Fantasy 7 sucks" and "Square betrayed Nintendo" pages on Geocities, Xoom, Fortune City, and all the other free webspace providers to browse through back then.  Eventually, I pulled the stick out of my ass and stopped being a one-console-kid that had to bash anything that wasn't on my platform of choice.

It was similar to the bickering and arguing that went on when Working Designs cancelled Lunar: SSS on the Sega Saturn and switched over to localizing it for Playstation.  I should know, because I was one of many folks who participated in that nerd-rage.  It's not a period of my life that I was particularly proud of, let me tell you.

Jesus, it's crazy that it's been over a decade since I first visited this website.
2159  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xbox 360: RPG Title Announcement Media Event on: June 10, 2008, 10:27:54 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan Ingram"
I call BS on this one. There was no one to whine about that. Everyone had bought a PSX over N64 before FFVII was even announced.

You must be new here.
2160  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xbox 360: RPG Title Announcement Media Event on: June 10, 2008, 07:22:38 PM
For those that missed it earlier amidst all the (amusing) fighting...

Higher quality version of The Last Remnant trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXWqR4mDZE4

And the Star Ocean 4 trailer again: http://youtube.com/watch?v=SgcZH4ZWTes

I watched the JP Marketplace version of the Infinite Undiscovery trailer since I was already on it, and the JP voice acting is a lot more bearable.  Previous RPG releases on the console have included the JP voice acting, so I hope this bears true with IU as well.  Interesting stuff to watch as everyone waits for Metal Gear Solid 4 to release tomorrow.
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