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2266  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Warhammer Online on: August 23, 2008, 07:40:45 PM
How does the grinding/leveling feel?

Personally I'm at the point in WoW where I cannot level another character.  I leveled about 1/5th of a level of WoW (from 40-41) and I was incredibly bored.

My biggest concern would be, besides my PC not running it, is that I would pop it in and get bored after the first 4 levels.
2267  Media / Single-Player RPGs / In lu of ToV and IU it's time for me to get a 360. on: August 23, 2008, 07:29:18 AM
Quote from: "Lard"
Because I don't want to buy a console that is guaranteed to fail?

I'm not knocking the content, I can think of at least five games off the top of my head I'd like to play on the system....but why would I buy something that is guaranteed to break?


Give me a break.
2268  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Tales of Vesperia - Special Edition on: August 22, 2008, 06:14:01 PM
I don't care. I just thought it was lame and interesting enough to bump the post.  It's not a MMO so it's not a huge deal anyway.  My 360 is not hooked up to the internet so I couldn't even participate in the DLC even if I wanted to.

Edit:  apparently in the same link Eusis posted, Some of the DLC will be free.  Hopefully those skills mentioned in the article are also obtainable in game.

Replying to Parn's post below me:  I agree that the journey through the game is the important part.. I still couldn't be looking more towards it.  I'll probably look around other stores by my gamestop until they get it in that morning so I can play it ASAP.  Wonder what time the trucks come in? =P
2269  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Tales of Vesperia - Special Edition on: August 22, 2008, 06:10:10 PM
Quote from: "Eusis"
I'll point out that you can only buy most of that once. I still think it's pretty weak...

Also the potential for someone to not only take note of this, but deliberately break balance so you really do need to get this.


Didn't know you could only buy it once, thanks for the link.  I'm pretty sure that they've mentioned in interviews that they want to put the best weapons in the game on DLC as well (which is also lame to me).

And the bolded part is my concern too.  Probably not built into Vesperia, but who knows for future games.  Kinda reminds me of the one point in FFXI's lifespan where someone from this board mentioned that progressing in that game almost required gil buying of some sorts.
2270  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Tales of Vesperia - Special Edition on: August 22, 2008, 05:30:19 PM
http://kotaku.com/5040313/why-grind-when-theres-tales-of-vesperia-dlc

Thoughts?

Not really going to affect my enjoyment of the game as long as the game isn't effected by the DLC, but I still think it's pretty lame.  I wonder if it works on all characters or just one
2271  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 22, 2008, 05:10:22 PM
Quote from: "everluck"
There was something like ten of them I fought, and each one had an item called White Charm as one of their drop items. None of them dropped it, and I haven't seen it anywhere else in the game. I finished up that area and can't go back to it. Does it teach a skill I don't have?


Yes, it might teach a skill you need.  It teaches Auto HP recovery.  You can get it also from the Backyard battle arena if you get 3 stars on the Ring Master Battle in Super Heavy mode.
2272  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Does anyone here LIKE Eternal Sonata? on: August 22, 2008, 05:04:09 PM
Quote from: "Juan_Blue"
Quote from: "Hidoshi"
Lost Odyssey is fucking awesome.

Also: Eternal Sonata's giant foreheads are monstrously ugly.


The foreheads don't bother me much.

Hmm I'm thinking of picking up Lost Odyssey since I hear nothing but good things about it. I also heard that the main character is immortal or something like that.


The clothes bother me more than anything in ES.

As for Lost Odyssey, it would be a decent time waster until something better comes out but two pretty sweet 360 RPGs are coming out in less than 2 weeks.  I'd wait to buy Lost Odyssey unless you're not interested in Infinite Undiscovery or Tales of Vesperia.
2273  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Little Big Planet on: August 22, 2008, 12:53:39 PM
The worlds remind me of this one inky-type game where you can build structures with inky lines.  Can't remember the name of the game, sorry.  It's still in development I'm pretty sure.

I'll be interested to see what people think of the final product of LBP.  People seem excited about it and it's a bit contagious in that it makes me want to buy a PS3 to play it and Disgaea 3.
2274  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Does anyone here LIKE Eternal Sonata? on: August 21, 2008, 09:05:53 PM
Quote from: "Dice"
No wonder you two are banned.  You're both pain's in the ass.
A good pain though.  You're like the smart asses that make people stay sharp.  

I'm amazed at the moment how Namco Bandai's quality shifts so much.  Despite my eagerness for Vesperia... the models look pretty poor compared to Eternal Sonata...or hell, even Xenosaga Ep.3


Artistic directionally or technically?  Vesperia and ES seem about on-par at least technically to me.  I looked through screenshots of the games and I keep going back and forth between which one looks better.

Oh, and I loved FF12 as well.  The whole gambit thing didn't bother me.  Loved the world, wish we got to explore a bit more of it.
2275  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 21, 2008, 08:30:17 PM
Quote from: "Blace"
Quote from: "Akanbe-"
Quote from: "Losfer"
I will agree with the ability to empathise with this cast.  Luke, Tear, and Jade are some of the best characters in any game ever.


I'm curious to see how Vesperia measures up to Symphonia and Abyss.  As much as I want it to be awesome, I just have a feeling it won't be as good as those.  Really hope I'm wrong.


http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/xbox360/talesofvesperia


The fact that non-rpg mags/sites gave it a good rating, has gotten my hopes up, thanks.

On topic, I rented Soul Calibur 4 and Oblivion.

Soul Calibur 4 is great.  It seems more of the same, but I'm enjoying it none the less (haven't played one since SC2 on the Gamecube with Link).  It feels like button mashing is less of a strategy in this one, but I could be wrong.  Only logged about an hour in it.

Oblivion started out good, but I'm getting more and more disappointed.  The large scale of the world is beautiful but right now combat just seems clunky to me.  Perhaps I should have rolled a mage instead.  I'm going to keep playing it anyway.
2276  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 21, 2008, 05:47:22 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
I will agree with the ability to empathise with this cast.  Luke, Tear, and Jade are some of the best characters in any game ever.


I'm curious to see how Vesperia measures up to Symphonia and Abyss.  As much as I want it to be awesome, I just have a feeling it won't be as good as those.  Really hope I'm wrong.
2277  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Stupid RPG conventions/cliches you can't get past. on: August 21, 2008, 01:18:04 PM
Quote from: "MeshGearFox"
Playing through Chrono Cross now. I wish more games let you run from every encounter without fail, even bosses. Do any other games do this?


I don't think they do and I'm glad they don't.  Personally I thought it was a horrible mechanic.  The game was already pathetically easy as it is.  Even the optional side bosses weren't even in a challenge.

Quote from: "Dincrest"
Fishing


Not a huge fan of it either, but in Dark Cloud 1 and 2, I enjoyed it as well (nice rewards too).  I can't think of any other games besides DC and Zelda that I actually did fish in.
2278  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 20, 2008, 11:30:24 PM
Quote from: "Losfer"
Everyone must have some filthy lasers on their PS2s.  I have no problems with loading.


I did not have any problems with loading either.  Not on the world map either.

But, I do remember world map battles to be particularly useless for gaining XP once you get a decent level.  I ran from as many enemies as i could.
2279  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Warhammer Online Poll on: August 20, 2008, 02:03:38 PM
Decide on a server yet?  I have no doubt that I'll succumb to trying it out and hoping it runs decently on my machine.

I don't care whether it's Order or Destruction.  Just looking for some people to play with.

    Bright Wizard
    Archmage
    Maybe Swordmaster


After looking things over, maybe destruction looks more interesting.
2280  The Rest / General Discussions / RPGFan Gaming Journal: The Road to Infinity on: August 20, 2008, 01:46:27 PM
Quote from: "GrimReality"
Still playing TOTA - Some of you crazy fast players will probably beat it before I do. *sigh*
Anyway, my progress:
Code:
Played through the Isle of Feres, traveled to a few towns, now I'm supposed to go to Cheagle Woods for the much vaunted "duel" between Anise and Arietta.
I was stuck in Feres for a bit and checked gamefaqs for help. I ended up finding my way on my own, but I was dismayed by the many references to Mieu Fire 2 and Mieu Wing.  I don't have either one of these, and didn't even know they existed until reading the FAQs. There hasn't been a single reference in the game to either of these. I figured there would be more Mieu upgrades, but that they would happen as part of the basic storyline. Hopefully, I don't need them.


I'm pretty sure you don't.  Unless you want to do all the sidequests (from reading your posts here, I'm guessing not), I wouldn't worry about it at all.
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