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2701  Media / Single-Player RPGs / First RPG? on: May 08, 2006, 04:04:41 PM
i think this time im gonna keep my comments about a certain adventure game not being an rpg to myself
2702  Media / Single-Player RPGs / First RPG? on: May 06, 2006, 07:50:44 PM
first rpg was DW1. recently played DW8 and thought it was a steaming pile of shit. first rpg i enjoyed was shining force
2703  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Tales of the Abyss confirmed for U.S. on: April 29, 2006, 04:11:48 PM
i avoided tales of legendia because it looks like shit graphically. so im happy this one is coming over.
2704  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Sometimes I feel we're all like this guy. on: April 15, 2006, 08:58:09 PM
T'S NOT THAT FUCKING HARD! Get your head out of your ass, turn the game off for a day or two, then come back with a fury and kick some ass. Then pull head out of ass again, turn game off for a day or two, and then come back with a fury and kick some ass.

if i did that my plants would probally die in ffxi =P
2705  The Rest / General Discussions / America Bans Anime on: April 09, 2006, 06:26:01 PM
at first i thought that was real till i started to read more of this topic >.>
i was actually starting to get angry.
2706  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Star Ocean: Till the End of Time on: April 02, 2006, 08:30:00 PM
i thought the game owned i beat it twice got about 70% of the battle trophies and beat all the bonus dungeons. i liked the characters but i ahve a thing for strong female characters wich explains why i wanted to punch sophia in the face
2707  The Rest / General Discussions / PS3 Controller Redesign Confirmed! on: March 27, 2006, 03:03:42 PM
the best controller ever was the saturn controller that came with nights. that is all

2708  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Are Storylines Really So Important? on: March 27, 2006, 02:39:33 PM
Quote from: "Robert Boyd"
Rambling on.

I fail to see how something like Grandia 3 could be considered a button masher seeing as how it's turn based and just spamming the same attack over and over isn't going to get you far.  Tales of Symphonia?  Sure.  Grandia 3?  Nope.

Moreover, if a game is really fun to play, it doesn't need a story.  Does a game like Civilization have a story?  Not really; it's still one of my favorite games.  People love the Mario games despite the fact that the story rarely gets more advanced than rescuing the princess.  Tetris and other puzzle games like Bejewelled remain highly popular despite their absence of stories.

I have run across the "Gameplay doesn't change and so I eventually get bored of it" problem.  Magna Carta is an excellent example.  At first, I loved the game: it had several interesting systems with a decent amount of depth.  However, by around the 15-20 hour mark, I felt like I had mastered the game's systems and things started to really drag.  On the other hand, with Grandia 3, I'm yet to run into this problem.  Some features of the gameplay like skill & spell extraction and mana egg combining don't show up until later.  Moreover, skills steadily become more and more important as the game goes on as you find more impressive skills & gain enhanced skill books.  As an example of how this changes things around, I'm about 2/3s of the way through the game and I just discovered a skill that doubles item power when maxed out.  Because of that skill, I've gone from virtually ignoring items to having explosives figure prominently in my battle strategies.

As weird as it is to hear, Xenosaga does that for me, as does Shin Megami Tensei (IMO, the king of balanced story and gameplay).

Shin Megami Tensei is firmly in the gameplay first category.  For every minute of story you get in a Megaten game, you're guaranteed at least a couple hours worth of gameplay.  Admittedly, what story you do get is really good, but the story is mostly just a bonus added on to the gameplay experience.

Planescape is indeed one of the few RPGs with a truly great story.  Unfortunately, I can't stand the combat (I hate all the randomness involved in D&D style games).  Otherwise, it's a great game.

Rambling off.

just wanted to add that if you try to button mash on the higher difficulties of ToS you will fail horribly

also reading this thread got me to thinking that a "Eternal Darkness" style rpg would be awesome. and by this im not referring to the theme of the game but how the game plays out through generations. with most of the characters playing small roles in the greater struggle.
2709  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Suikoden V on: March 27, 2006, 02:24:44 PM
i just saw this game at the store today and was like WTF this game is out already XD. sadly i only had $20 on me so i got a copy of dragon warrior 8 for $10 i think i made out like a bandit. :o
2710  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy XII on: March 19, 2006, 03:22:53 AM
from what ive seen so far in videos and such it looks like this one one of those games thats starts slow but only gets more awesome as the game progresses.

out of curiosity has anyone seen anything resembling a limit break/overdrive/weapon skill yet?
2711  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The "Games you're looking forward to" thread. on: March 18, 2006, 08:44:52 AM
im looking forward to only 2 games right now
 Phantasy Star universe

Final Fantasy XI:Treasures of Aht Urhgan
bluemage ,corsair ,and puppetmaster thank you
2712  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Lampoon RPG on: March 18, 2006, 08:39:27 AM
hell no
2713  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Xenosaga Episode III Dated on: March 05, 2006, 06:29:08 PM
im a little confused i thought i read on this site in fact that XS3 was being released for ps3? hmn maybee i was half asleep like usual
2714  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Shadow Heart: From the New World on: March 04, 2006, 11:36:29 PM
im weary of the story from what i read in a game informer review but i play rpg's for the battle systems not the story
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