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2611  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Future of Shadow Hearts on: February 23, 2007, 02:51:45 AM
i think the main reason i hated DQVIII is because it was near impossible to come out of a battle unscathed wich was a major drain on your resources wich equates to a stressful experience wich i feel a videogame should never be. especially since i recall DQVIII not having refill points or even save points before bosses wich meant death meant you potentially just wasted an hour of your life. compounded by the fact that at the point of the game i was at revival items were RARE so an unlucky death meant going back to town in the middle of a dungeon. it felt like an offline MMO but worse since you couldnt sit or something to recover mp.
2612  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Future of Shadow Hearts on: February 23, 2007, 02:23:06 AM
DQVIII had strategy? the only way i could keep any sort of run going in DQVIII was to sleep entire groups of monsters so i could concentrate on 1 monster at a time wich forced me to stop using boomerangs with the hero and switch to spear. the XS3 character battles have more strategy than DQVIII and even that is poor compared to FFX.
2613  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Future of Shadow Hearts on: February 21, 2007, 11:00:42 PM
is the 3rd one even worth playing? i loved the first one,but in the second one there was some things that annoyed me.

1. anastasia was a great character but as soon as the kenshin wannabe showed up i hated her.

2. wtf at the character design of the valentine dude? also would of been nice if karen i think was her name stayed in her military uniform or if it was a bonus. i think i lost interest in part 2 after the battle where astaroth possesses the kenshin wannabes mom,and i was at some cave.
2614  The Rest / General Discussions / Old School Avatar Month on: February 21, 2007, 06:37:55 AM
i believe my first avatar when i stoped using board avatars was black rose so heres an aproxomation.

the gifs are Sophia a female shaman from fire emblem 6 the one roy is in that was never released here.....

2nd is Lyn from fire emblem 7

for the record the gamecube fire emblem is fire emblem 9.

sacred stones is fire emblem 8
2615  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Do you think the 360 could become an RPG Machine? on: February 20, 2007, 01:20:48 AM
Quote from: "Thoren"
Yeah but most anime looks the same in general, its the outfits and hair that makes the characters distinct. Toriyama just has a more unique style than most, that's why its very distinct when he draws something. And I think it's absurd as a Gamer to dismiss a game because of it's art style. People did that with Zelda: Wind Waker and missed out, and it plagues great games like Okami with horrible sales.

that analogy doesnt really work though
in zelda games you dont need some emotional attachment to link. but in an rpg you might become attached to a specific character and put more effort into that character than others. part of the initial draw to a character can be appearance.
2616  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Valkyrie Profile 2 - Silmeria on: February 20, 2007, 12:57:52 AM
as far as the story goes you might of needed to play the first game and gotten the good ending to appreciate it. dont get me wrong its no xenosaga but theres plenty there to fuel theorycraft and speculation
2617  Media / Single-Player RPGs / weird hand gestures on: February 19, 2007, 06:06:23 AM
no anyone thats played skies of arcadia probally knows what im talking about since this one shop guy wearing a turban does it. in psu karen does it when you talk to her.
2618  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Completed RPGs of 2007 on: February 18, 2007, 11:21:16 PM
so far ive completed 2 rpg's this year. 3 if you want to stretch it and count samurai warriors 2. the other 2 valkyrie profile 2 qand xenosaga 3. i completed xenosaga 3 last night and didnt like how it ends they left it kinda open. i completed valkyrie profile back in january but i just recently trudged through seraphic gate and unlocked
and am preparing to take on iseria queen. not really sure if that sspoiler material but people on this board can be pretty anal.
2619  Media / Single-Player RPGs / weird hand gestures on: February 18, 2007, 11:09:01 PM
this is something i first observed in skies of arcadia but its popped up in various rpg's since then. since ive only seen it in jrpg's i wonder if people actually talk like that in japan because those hand gestures are kinda weird :O
off the top of my head i recall seeing the weird hand gesture while talking in skies of arcadia,phantasy star universe and xenosaga 3 but im sure its happend in other rpgs too.
2620  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga Episode III: Also Sprach Zarathustra on: February 18, 2007, 04:06:35 AM
ive been playing this game over the past few weeks and whiile i think the story is quite good and thought provoking(at one point i likend the U.M.N. to the internet and wondered if they were trying to say the internet is evil) it baffles me that over the course of 3 games they couldnt craft a fun battle system. the ES battles are fine and fun but the normal battles while no where near as bad as XSII are still bad. whats the point of knowing turn order if theres little you can do about it? in FFX knowing turn order was helpful because you could kill or incapacitate a monster before its turn. in this game you can break monsters but as you get farther into the game that becomes less helpful because chances are you wont be able to kill the other monsters before the broken monster recovers. several times i just got mad and said fuck this and just used Erde Kaiser to break all the monsters. why does the game still punish you for changing party members mid battle by sacking your turn? master skills should always be active instead of require an exuburant 99 ep to activate. they dont even last the whole battle. butmy biggest complaint about this game is.....MIYUKI IS AWESOME! a perverted collete how come she doesnt join your party on a permanent basis. who cares if shes a shion clone as soon as disc one ended i knew shion was gonna do something stupid.

i deffinately DID NOT hesitate to smite her when given the chance i finishing striked her ass XD

so far my favorite moment in the game was the final showdown with margulis. the music in that battle was so great i didnt want it to end.
2621  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Do you think the 360 could become an RPG Machine? on: February 17, 2007, 04:16:33 AM
i dunno i thought DQ8 was pretty oldschool thats one of the reasons i hated it. i hate battle systems that just force you to trudge through and push your resources to the limit in between refill points like *cough*xenosaga3*cough*

also thanks for the info pertaining to mass effect and blue dragon . both sound interesting but i still have issues with the graphical style of BD.
2622  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Do you think the 360 could become an RPG Machine? on: February 17, 2007, 12:46:59 AM
out of curiosity...am i the only one that just doesnt care about blue dragon? visuals that look like dragonball dont exactly inspire me,and thats basically all i know about the game. however what could get me to get an x-box 360 if they makes games similar to knights of the old republic. i got to play the first one this summer when i was house sitting for my brother and i enjoyed it a lot.
2623  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Growlanser Generations...opinions on this title. on: February 15, 2007, 11:48:35 PM
i think its crap. i recall  a stage where some big guys shoots a laser so you have to anticipate when its coming way in advance because of how slow the guys move.
2624  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Valkyrie Profile 2 - Silmeria on: February 15, 2007, 02:33:52 AM
valkyrie profile is one of those games thats made artificially hard if you dont understand the mechanics correctly. even understanding the mechanics it has one of the hardest last bosses ever. i highly recommend getting toughness and first aid asap. i also reccomend removing Alicia from your party asap.... shes an ok character but god do i hate her with a passion.
2625  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Do you think the 360 could become an RPG Machine? on: February 12, 2007, 02:15:32 AM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Personally, I think that RPGs are going to become incredibly niche in this generation, just like they were quite some time ago.  Only the absolute geekiest of the geekensteins will care about them.  I think that games are becoming more and more mainstream and the game manufacturers are going along with this.

So I don't think that the 360 will be God's RPG Machine, nor will the PS3, nor will the Wii.  We will probably have a few games spread out over the new systems like in the SNES / Genny era, but I don't believe we will have any "solid" RPG machine.

Unfortunately.  :P

if that happens i will probally be a very sad panda especially if you consider what happend to fighting games after dreamcast.
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