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2161  Media / Single-Player RPGs / voice acting so bad its funny. on: June 08, 2008, 05:44:22 PM
Personally, I'm of the opinion that bad voice acting in this day and age is done on purpose for the sake of comedy.
2162  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xbox 360: RPG Title Announcement Media Event on: June 08, 2008, 05:39:46 PM
Quote from: "Jonathan Ingram"
I just hope they don`t use the horrible Unreal 3 engine again. It just doesn`t work for JRPGs.

How do you figure.
2163  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xbox 360: RPG Title Announcement Media Event on: June 07, 2008, 10:53:33 PM
Cry-On is probably going to make its appearance.  That's my guess.
2164  The Rest / General Discussions / 1up: MMO Armageddon on: June 07, 2008, 01:34:30 PM
Quote from: "Alisha"
if you do a google image search of project rapture you will see what looks like a viera and a moogle on a chocobo.....

It was fake.  That was Allakhazam's April Fool's joke.

There has been a tight lid on info related to Project Rapture.  There are no screenshots or videos for it available to the public.  Not even the slightest leak of info.  All we have to go on is a concept tech demo from over three years ago, and that it's going to be a multiplatform MMO covering Xbox 360, PS3, and Windows Vista on PC with Crystal Tools powering it all.  Supposedly the official title will be unveiled soon, but what "soon" amounts to is anyone's guess.
2165  The Rest / General Discussions / 1up: MMO Armageddon on: June 06, 2008, 09:04:25 AM
Quote from: "Hathen"
Well, it wasn't really a picture, but a screen capture of the concept video.



But seeing as how they're still using FFXI-like style graphics to simulate it I'm assuming their next MMO is going look incredibly similar.

Not that I really mind since I like FFXI's art style, but I don't really see that many improvements yet.

Maybe because it was a concept video from three years ago that was thrown together in one month for the purpose of delivering a presentation that Square was onboard for developing on Xbox 360 at E3 2005.  Short version: that was a tech demo for Xbox 360.  A lot happens in three years.
2166  The Rest / General Discussions / 1up: MMO Armageddon on: June 05, 2008, 06:22:45 PM
Quote from: "Hathen"
I'm kind of wondering how far they're actually along with that game. The supposed picture of Project Rapture just seemed like a high-res version of FFXI.

What picture.
2167  Media / Single-Player RPGs / i'm usually not one to complain about rpg stories but.... on: June 02, 2008, 10:21:18 PM
Quote from: "Prime Mover"
which was wonderfully written

No it wasn't.
2168  Media / Single-Player RPGs / World Destruction Trailer, amazing music on: June 02, 2008, 06:53:01 PM
Soundteam JDK whips Mitsuda's ass.
2169  The Rest / General Discussions / 1up: MMO Armageddon on: June 01, 2008, 01:12:36 PM
Lesson learned: play an MMO handled by a reputable company.  Speaking of which, Square needs to reveal Project Rapture's official title, getting sick of waiting.  Also would be nice to know what Bioware's working on.
2170  Media / Single-Player RPGs / World Destruction Trailer, amazing music on: May 31, 2008, 04:31:35 PM
Quote from: "dalucifer0"
Right up there with S04 in the lame trailer department.

It had one thing of merit... the Teddy Ruxpin/Danger Mouse creature hybrid.  Talk about being out of place.  It made me laugh.
2171  Media / Single-Player RPGs / i'm usually not one to complain about rpg stories but.... on: May 30, 2008, 10:45:19 PM
Ultima IV was my first RPG, and it was awesome for what it was in its time, but seriously.

"YOU SEE A SPICY WOMAN."

> NAME

"MY NAME IS PEPPER."

> JOB

"I AM A FIGHTING BARD."

> BARD

"BARDS KNOW MANY THINGS."

"DOST THOU SEEK SOMETHING?"

> YES

"WHAT MIGHT THAT BE?"

> RUNE

"THE RUNE OF COMPASSION LIES AT THE END OF A HALL SOMEWHERE IN THIS TOWN."

> DAMMIT

"I CANNOT HELP THEE WITH THAT."


Not the most compelling dialogue, if you follow me.  Dry content like that is what makes the Elder Scrolls series a gigantic snoozefest.
2172  Media / Single-Player RPGs / i'm usually not one to complain about rpg stories but.... on: May 30, 2008, 02:12:49 PM
Quote from: "dalucifer0"
I just think some people have too high of expectations for a story in a game. Not every single story has to be an epic masterpiece of something...

This is why I'm careful with my wording... it's not about the story, but about the quality of the writing for me... how the story is executed.  A game like Tales of Symphonia for example, doesn't have a compelling story.  But it didn't need to... the character interaction was fantastic much like Grandia II's, and it had extremely fun gameplay to supplement it.  Aside from the last hour or so, neither game took itself too seriously.

Grandia III is a steaming pile of failure because no matter how epic the story could have been, the writing failed to keep me interested.  This is where Lost Odyssey, Eternal Sonata, Final Fantasy XII, Xenosaga, and numerous other titles have all failed to deliver.  If I don't care about the characters and dialogue, an RPG will not retain my interest for long.

Mass Effect and Ys: The Oath in Felghana are two of my favorite RPG titles.  They stand on opposite ends of the spectrum as far as complexity goes with regard to storyline, but I enjoyed both a great deal.  It's all about the execution.
2173  Media / Single-Player RPGs / i'm usually not one to complain about rpg stories but.... on: May 29, 2008, 05:40:47 PM
Quote from: "Hidoshi"
To offer the defence of JRPGs: At least they /try/ to have a story with actual character development. :P

Yeah, western RPGs don't have enough screechy girls screaming "ITAAIIIIIIIIII >_<" every time they get hit, and moments where characters fight monsters and solve puzzles inside a character's mind as the game reveals how Character X's personality revolves around one single event in their life.

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But anyhow, not an argument we need to drag out here...

But certainly not before you threw in your own two cents prior to making this statement.
2174  Media / Single-Player RPGs / i'm usually not one to complain about rpg stories but.... on: May 29, 2008, 03:11:07 PM
Yes, that is exactly the point where the game started sucking for me.  The charm that GameArts' games usually have quickly disappeared, along with any interest I had in the title.
2175  The Rest / General Discussions / Youtube on: May 29, 2008, 01:36:19 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HG1LLTYkn4I
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