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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Divinity 2: The Dragon Knight Saga on: May 06, 2011, 11:50:34 PM
Thought I would point out that DKS also has an additional quest making for a total of over 100 hours of gameplay.
Its worth the money for the additonal quest alone as its very long.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Are any of these RPGMaker games worth the investment? on: October 03, 2010, 09:24:58 AM
I personally love the games from Aldorlea with a passion. Laxius Force 1, 2 and 3 are well worth the money. Most people who hate the first Laxius Force didn't gave it enough time. The problem lies with the first part of the game being very bland. Stick it out though as it becomes one of the greatest indie rpgs of all time and moves at a rapid pace. The third game in the series is an absolute killer, it goes on forever but is very captivating throughout.
Dreamscape is gorgeous and quite unique and the popular 3 Stars of Destiny serves as a prequel to Laxius Force and Laxius Power.
Millennium won indie rpg of the year ( rpgfan ) and the sequel is pretty damn good too.

Check out Aveyond 1 and 2 and Aveyond 3 is pretty good too except for the fact its broken up into 4 different games ( one yet to be released ) Amanda has a great knack for level design and challenge.
If you love Aveyond then you want to check out Ella's Quest.

Dawn's Light is brilliantly funny and has great puzzles too and Curse of the Immortals is more of the same but just as good.

The one problem I have with rpgmaker games is after awhile they do begin to look a-bit and play too similar to one-another. So its best not to play the game back to back but to give yourself a break so the experience playing them does't stagnant.

3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So... Recettear. Anyone else try out the demo? on: September 11, 2010, 11:52:11 AM
There's been quite a few decent games released on Steam recently.
VVVVVV, Penumbra Black and now this, talk about being fucking spoilt for choice.

Also Laxius Force 3 was released recently and is one hell of a finale to a great series. Loving life at the moment :-)
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gothic Series Thread on: August 27, 2010, 12:16:38 PM
I haven't played too much of Gothic but I do remember this annoying prat following me around and endlessly talking shit and I had to take him outside the camp for the monsters to kill him as he just wouldn't get the message and leave me alone.

Will certainly play the entire trilogy eventually as its certainly original & very challenging.
5  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Torchlight 2 on: August 17, 2010, 07:49:33 AM
I too got bored in no time at all. Very little depth and the boring level design meant I couldn't be arsed finishing it.
Totally over-rated. FATE which was the predecessor is much more charming and very challenging on the hardest difficulty.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deadly Sin 2 ( Holy Crap, Its ****ing Awesome!!! ) on: July 31, 2010, 05:51:08 AM
Congratulations bud, they gave it high praise indeed. I'm a bit upset with gamezebo's review though. But then again, they always give rpgs lower scores, they are too obsessed with bloody hidden object games. God, don't they get sick of the same old shit?
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deadly Sin 2 ( Holy Crap, Its ****ing Awesome!!! ) on: July 04, 2010, 08:21:57 AM
It totally shits all over the original. I hated the first game, I thought it was boring.
This time around it grabs you by the balls from the get go and doesn't let go.
If you loved the political storyline of Suikoden 5 with all the back-stabbing, fleshed out characters,
assassinations, etc etc then you are in for a treat. It truly is something special this time around and I was taken back.
They really should have given it a different name as the first game was so mediocre and nothing compared to this treat.
The presentation too is much better than the first and any other indiejrpg on the market.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Deadly Sin 2 ( Holy Crap, Its ****ing Awesome!!! ) on: July 04, 2010, 08:14:12 AM
Download the demo and be amazed. The production values on this one are through the roof
and the characters, story and dialogue are brilliantly crafted.
The first game was a bit crap but shoot me up the arse if they haven't made up for their sins with this baby. By far the best rpg I have played since Suikoden 5.

Edit - Just some tips I found for the demo. Press escape or F1 to enable fullscreen, hard difficulty and speed up your character's movements.
Just tap the upper left controller's button to manually speed him up too.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Aldorlea's Millennium: A New Hope on: November 26, 2009, 08:10:46 AM
I just feel that alot of the big budget games are just becoming so horribly safe and therefore generic in execution. As for the indie scene being more refreshing, Take a look at Dawn's Light, quite easily one of the funniest games in history. It felt fresh to play and I literally couldn't wait to complete sidequests because something funny would always happen. Then there's Eschalon Book One which made me fall in love with western rpgs all over again with its old school charm and awesome storyline. Lately there's been Asguaard, an epic oldschool jrpg with gorgeous pixel art and plenty of secrets that are actually worth discovering as they aid you in your quest and in shops.
I haven't even bothered to purchase an xbox 360 or a PS3 as I just feel that msot of the games are focused on pleasing the gorehounds out there who are demanding "mature" themes. If you ask me, most of these games are bloody juvenile and offensive with their in-your-face gratuitous violence and with boring brown and gray graphics that have been the rage for the last 3 or 4 years now. The PS2 years were fantastic with the likes of Final Fantasy 12 and Dragon's Quest 8, not to mention my favourite game of all time, Suikoden 5. But this current generation just doesn't appeal to me as I feel mainstream games are really beginning to stagnate and are just the same shit but different smell. If you follow the indie scene as closely as I do, you will have come across around 20 games a year that are well and truly brilliant. Not only are they dirt cheap but you don't have to worry about upgrading your computer every 6 months as well.....

Edit - You are right that there are many rpgmaker games that are crap but in the last year the amount of great games being made with it has doubled. This year alone has seen about 5 games that are worth the asking price. Asguaard, Laxius Force 2, Millennium, Dawn's Light, Aveyond 3
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Aldorlea's Millennium: A New Hope on: November 24, 2009, 06:54:33 AM
Even if the graphics designer employed by the developer did "borrow" a few assets from some old metroid game, whats the big deal exactly?
Is it going to impact on Nintendo's already multi-million sales from the franchise?
Its not exactly unethical when you consider that new gameplay mechanics such as from Okami and Beautiful Katamari have been "copied" about 20 times already and not just from struggling indie developers and yet noone tries to drag them through the ashes like some witchhunt crusade.
Its an accepted fact that developers will "borrow" gameplay mechanics because even the big guns such as Ubisoft, EA and even Nintendo have "borrowed" gameplay mechanics from other games. if one starts suing the other then all hell will break loose because everyone literally steals ideas from someone else.
So please don't play the mighty moral high ground and point fingers at Indiana. He's the most awesome of indie rpg developers around and at least he corrected a mistake. I wonder how many times the likes of EA, Nintendo or Ubisoft have gone out of their way to not tread on the toes of their competitors. How many more genre clones do we need? If you ask me, its the indie scene that are keeping original ideas alive.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Whisper of a Rose released! on: September 26, 2009, 12:00:55 AM
Good to see they are gonna fix this as I felt it was a bit bland, despite the excellent graphics.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dawn's Light Released! on: September 25, 2009, 11:59:35 PM
Easily my favourite indie rpg to date!
I don't think the price is unreasonable, given the quality. Hell, many full priced games
don't compare.
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