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1906  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: March 19, 2012, 07:37:54 PM
People keep talking about some kind of heat wave.  It's been highs in the 40s here for the last week...
1907  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Black Rock Shooter: The Game on: March 19, 2012, 06:20:56 PM
I guess there wasn't actually a dedicated thread for this...it's certainly been discussed in other threads.

Yeah, I'm interested in the game.  I am starting to wonder if it's ever actually getting a release though.
1908  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Conception (Spike PSP Rpg) on: March 19, 2012, 06:19:57 PM
It's a really weird idea, but it doesn't sound like a raunchy game. I'll keep an eye out for a prospective localization of this.

Won't happen. The hero's cousin is pregnant and under 18.

It's also a PSP game...
1909  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What one RPG would you award 100% to? on: March 19, 2012, 03:40:21 PM
Am I the only one who found Half-Life 2 kind of boring?  I didn't even finish it.  I thought the original was much better...
1910  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: What one RPG would you award 100% to? on: March 19, 2012, 12:48:32 PM
Planescape: Torment

That's as close to a perfect game as I ever expect to play...
1911  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Gust announces new Atelier game: Atelier Meruru on: March 16, 2012, 01:05:38 AM
Jeez, tiny people here.  I'm an XL myself.  Mind you I'm in pretty good shape, I'm just big.

If a shirt is too big you can usually find something to do with it.  But if a shirt is too small...
1912  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Journey - thatgamecompany's new title on: March 16, 2012, 12:59:54 AM
Played through the whole game in one sitting.  After doing that I kind of feel like that's how the game was meant to be played.  Didn't bother chasing trophies or anything, just went straight through.  Took less than two hours, but the game felt worth every penny.  This is a visual and artistic masterpiece.  I have never experienced anything like it before.  And 'experience' is the right word there.  You don't really 'play' it in the traditional sense...

My multiplayer experience was great, too.  I teamed up with somebody for a good chunk of the game.  Even without communication there's a real sense of camaraderie.  Love how they give you the names of the people you met along the way at the end.

This game is amazing.  If you're hesitating then just get it already.  There's nothing else like it.
1913  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nomura talks KH3D with Famitsu, can't give details about Versus XIII yet on: March 15, 2012, 04:12:00 PM
Zero went through a shit load of changes over the course of development.

I assume you're referring to the fact that it was originally planned for cell phones since I don't know any other major changes that occurred during its development.  But if you read the post-release interviews and stuff they really give the impression that the cell phone game was little more than an idea that never really got off the ground.  By the time serious work on the game started they had already switched platforms to PSP.  Switching platforms in the very early stage of a game's development isn't that strange.  The strange thing is announcing the game while it's still in that stage.

That's what I pieced together from various sources, anyway.  I didn't exactly save the links, though.  The only one I found with a quick search was this

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Type-0 was announced five years back, Kitase reminded, adding that he's happy to see it released. The game was in actual development for three and a half years, said Tabata, although there was a period where progress was at a bare minimum as he was working on a different project (The 3rd Birthday). He doesn't feel that the development was long, and wants to get to work on his next game.

Note the "actual development" distinction.
1914  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nomura talks KH3D with Famitsu, can't give details about Versus XIII yet on: March 15, 2012, 04:53:29 AM
I don't know, the impression I get from Versus is less one of development hell and more that they announced it way too early and haven't actually been working on it for most of the time.  You keep seeing these stories (and I mean relatively recent stories) about how "after game X is done we're going to work on Versus", but if they had so few people working on Versus all this time then why did they announce it so soon...

And then there's the revelation S-E made after Type-0's release that development on the game didn't really start until two years after it was announced.  Before that it was nothing more than some ideas and concept art.  I get the impression that Versus might be similar.  Sure they had that trailer way back when, but that was all pre-rendered stuff, nothing to do with the actual game.

The real question is why does S-E announce these games so early?
1915  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam on: March 14, 2012, 08:21:37 PM
You could just... you know... restart your router to get a new IP =/
Oh snap, the secret's out!

And let my IRC sessions time out?!  The horror!
1916  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of Graces F on: March 14, 2012, 05:42:51 PM
Is the voice acting for this game as bad as it seems in all the trailers?  Honestly I'm starting to think I should have just imported it...
1917  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam on: March 13, 2012, 10:48:01 PM
Heh, well I'm not really complaining but did he really do anything banworthy?  Unless just being annoying is banworthy...
1918  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam on: March 13, 2012, 07:39:09 PM
Ive counted more than 1. I wouldnt of brought it up otherwise

Either you're not very good at counting to 1 or you have a completely different definition of "anti-Steam" than I do...
1919  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best PS3 exclusive JRPG? on: March 13, 2012, 07:35:34 PM
Here's my list:

Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles
Valkyria Chronicles


OK, seriously, Totori is pretty good.  Tales of Graces f should be good too, but I haven't had the chance to play it yet.  Don't go near the trash that is Ar Tonelico 3 unless you're already invested in the series (which it doesn't sound like you are).  Anyway, there aren't really a lot of exclusives these days.  At least not on consoles.  Handhelds, on the other hand...

But play Valkyria Chronicles, really.  I know you said you didn't like SRPGs, but Valkyria Chronicles is a completely different beast from any SRPG you've played before.
1920  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: XSEED bringing Ys: Oath in Felghana and Ys Origin to Steam on: March 13, 2012, 07:23:37 PM
althought I am suprised to see such a strong anit steam feeling right now on here

It's like you're in another dimension, trying to participate in a discussion happening in our dimension, and all we're getting are half-sentences.

Meaning alot of responses I am reading seem anti steam for some reason

You do realize that all of those responses were by the same user, right...
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