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2701  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Great pretentious crap sequels. on: March 28, 2007, 11:34:02 PM
Quote from: "Kos-mos"
Quote from: "Miho"
Only two series come to mind that exploit their longstanding success from the past, today: Shining Force and Phantasy Star. Oddly enough, they both come from Sega. Shining Force has gone from a fun strategy RPG series to an average action RPG series. Then, Phantasy Star went from a classic menu turn-based RPG series to a carbon-copy MMO series, IMO anyways. But yeah, Losfer mentioned these already, I have to concur.

I agree as well, those are the two that I will always remember for their fall from greatness.  Both (arguably) were right with the other candidates for pinnacles of their original genres, atleast to me, and now both are pure piles of you know what...

Yeah, I still can't believe they ditched probably the coolest character in Grandia III, the mother.

fall from greatness? maybe i just dont understand since phantasy star online was my introduction to the series but the only of the older games i can bring myself to play,and enjoy is phantasy star 4. perhaps it has more to do with the fact that i value gameplay over story. sorry but the gameplay of ps 1-3 is shit. phantasy star 4 stands up very well to the test of time wich is why i wish sega would release the phantasy star generations here in the hopes that they would be the old games with updated graphics and ps4'ish gameplay. like them or not the online phantasy star's are no where near worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as the recent shining force games.
2702  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Great pretentious crap sequels. on: March 28, 2007, 12:31:28 AM
i disagree with the people crying about phantasy star,but whatever people are entitled to thier own opinions. theres something else worth mentioning here. games that on thier own are good but are horrible sequels. chrono cross and valkyrie profile 2 being the biggest offenders. both games retcon.
2703  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Can* English Voice Acting ruins Characters in RPGs? on: March 27, 2007, 11:47:38 PM
i thought the voice for fran was quite apropiate. maybee you need to get some and um.. you know actually hear a black woman speak. there was many things i hated about ffxii but the voice acting isnt one of them. for the record i hated fran but her voice wasnt even close to the reason.
2704  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Is it just me or is SoA putting more effort into localizing? on: March 25, 2007, 11:53:59 PM
its shining force but its not a tactical rpg so i cant be bothered to care.
2705  Media / Single-Player RPGs / a feature all future rpg's should have is..... on: March 25, 2007, 11:46:38 PM
yeah thats one of the reasons i loved the kotor games.
2706  Media / Single-Player RPGs / a feature all future rpg's should have is..... on: March 24, 2007, 10:54:22 PM
rogue galaxy has like 4-5 costumes for each character and all they effect are elemental resistances and if one you like has poor resistances you can fix that by equiping an elemental sheild. maybee its a girl thing but i love it when games have alternate costumes. and they can greatly effect how much i can stand a character.
2707  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Wild Arms Vth Vanguard on: March 24, 2007, 03:00:44 AM
actually rebecca kinda looks like virginia gone wild.
2708  Media / Single-Player RPGs / a feature all future rpg's should have is..... on: March 24, 2007, 02:39:42 AM
i used the kolona costume with presea and had no problems owning the game even on the highest difficulty. rogue galaxy also has alternate costumes. i believe tales of the abyss has them as well but they are no longer attached to titles or something.
2709  Media / Single-Player RPGs / a feature all future rpg's should have is..... on: March 24, 2007, 01:17:30 AM
Alternate Costumes for all characters!
the only game i think of where it was kinda sad was xenosaga 2,and 3. its especially sad in xenosaga 3 since you cant even unlock the costume shion starts the game with. but enough of that this isnt a rant about xenosaga 3. i demand more games that let you change characters costumes!
2710  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Will you be buying a PS3 for the Level5 and S-E games? on: March 24, 2007, 12:44:51 AM
already have one. Virtua Fighter 5 is awesome. i'm thinking of donloading tekken 5 DR too since i never picked up tekken 5 for ps2 and i think it only costs like $20 to download it. i also just imported gundam musou should arrive in a week or so. being able to import any game without the need for a mod chip or anything is a huge boon to me,since a crap load of sweet fighting games came out for ps2 in japan but were never released here. and honestly i'm pretty hard headed so ps3 would have to end up like saturn for me to seriously consider a 360 in the near future. games like dmc 4 heavenly sword and ffxiii dont hurt either.
2711  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Wild Arms Vth Vanguard on: March 23, 2007, 02:58:04 AM
Quote from: "daschrier"
Quote from: "Dice"
About time a female cast member doesnt use a rod.

Did you play WA4???

yeah really Raquel used two handed swords of ownage. she was the main melee force in the party.
2712  Media / Single-Player RPGs / i give up. on: March 22, 2007, 06:37:26 AM
um there is no skill involved in ffxii especially since mist chains are largely dependant on luck. in other games you can use skill and/or strategy to beat a boss even if you are underleveled. the freedom the game gives you with the liscence boards provives you also with the opportunity to gimp yourself badly.

i have absolutely nothing wrong with games being hard except when that difficulty is out of your hands. if a boss is hard for you in a game like shadow hearts3 or ffx you can employ strategy to try and get past it. but if a boss is hard for you in ffxii it likely means you have to go grind till you get stronger then come back. wich became a redundant process in ffxii that i finally got sick of.
2713  The Rest / General Discussions / 4# lanruoJ emaG on: March 22, 2007, 05:12:24 AM
Rogue Galaxy is coming to an end for me. since the end is near i'm doing various sidequests. i cant put my finger on why but hunting quarries is way more fun in this game than it was in ffxii. once i finsh RG i'll finish shadow hearts FTNW in wich im in a similar situation. curious to see what shanias ultimate fusion looks like but maxing all those fettishes will take some time.
2714  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Wild Arms Vth Vanguard on: March 22, 2007, 02:51:48 AM
sweet. still a while away but cool. i just watched the intro several times because the opening song is addictive to listen too. and i noticed Avril Vent Fluer has a sword :o
2715  Media / Single-Player RPGs / i give up. on: March 21, 2007, 11:39:22 PM
thinking back on this today i realized all my quaims with this game can all be traced back to various boss battles,because i was fine with the game till you hit some of those boss battles.

Hard boss battles + skill-less battle system = fail.
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