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2086  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Witcher 3: Poland's Finest Hour on: February 05, 2013, 10:01:41 PM
Same. While I want to get a Wii U sooner than later, I think I'll wait on these "Next-Gen" systems for at least 5 years. I'm getting tired of upgrading.

Tired of upgrading?  What are you talking about?  This console generation has been the longest in history.  Seriously, I can't wait for new systems.  It's about friggin time.
2087  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xseed being a tease on: February 05, 2013, 02:18:13 PM
I think we might get the PS3 HD port of SC, if anything.  I wouldn't completely disregard SC just yet.

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/06/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-in-the-sky-sc-is-coming-to-ps3-with-hd-graphics/

Been discussed before.  Xseed doesn't seem to have anything against the idea, but the question is how SCEA feels.  Unfortunately, PSP Remasters aren't true ports and are missing features (like trophies) that SCEA requires for PS3 releases.  There has yet to be a single PSP Remaster released in the US.

There was a God of War PSP collection.

That was a true port, not the same thing at all.
2088  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Witcher 3: Poland's Finest Hour on: February 05, 2013, 01:45:55 AM
Rumour seems to have it that this will be on "next-gen" console(s) (and I'm sure PC as well), but that's pretty interesting since the systems haven't been announced yet...
2089  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: February 04, 2013, 11:16:31 PM
Right...character designs...that's my problem with recent FF games...

How can somebody be so oblivious to all the legitimate criticism these games have received?  I'm not going to repeat it here because what's the point.  It's been said a thousand times already.
2090  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: February 04, 2013, 06:22:30 PM
I never realized the amount of quick 5 min episodes (last i watched was...DiGi Character...like ten years ago almost).  Do they just air between things?

A lot of the shorts they're doing now are web things.  Obviously that wasn't always the case, but that's why there are so many these days.
2091  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2013, 07:25:01 PM
Just realized it's been over a month since I fixed my PS3's YLOD and it's still going strong.  Fuck yeah.
2092  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: February 03, 2013, 02:00:44 PM
Even the joke "interdimensional harem" theory we had going on page 2 seems better than what the final product really is.  And to hear they screwed the pooch on the graphics (which were supposed to be the big selling point).  I mean, we knew the game wasn't going to be some cerebral treatise on the nature of marriage and relationships, but if you're going to make a cotton candy RPG, make it the fluffiest and sweetest cotton candy out there.  I can live with that.  But a lack of effort is what kills me, and that review (which reads pretty sincerely to me) basically says the game is a lack of effort in all areas. 

More than lack of effort I would say it sounds like a lack of budget.  What they were attempting was actually pretty hard to pull off and Imageepoch just didn't have the resources for it.
2093  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tokitowa - Time and Eternity (third person 2D/3D RPG, imageepoch, PS3) announced on: February 02, 2013, 05:14:03 AM
 I was bumming 'round the interwebs and happened to stumble across a full import review of this game.

It's as bad as I feared...
2094  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xseed being a tease on: February 02, 2013, 02:37:36 AM
I think we might get the PS3 HD port of SC, if anything.  I wouldn't completely disregard SC just yet.

http://www.siliconera.com/2012/12/06/the-legend-of-heroes-trails-in-the-sky-sc-is-coming-to-ps3-with-hd-graphics/

Been discussed before.  Xseed doesn't seem to have anything against the idea, but the question is how SCEA feels.  Unfortunately, PSP Remasters aren't true ports and are missing features (like trophies) that SCEA requires for PS3 releases.  There has yet to be a single PSP Remaster released in the US.


I might add that there are PC versions of the Trails in the Sky games and a Steam release of those seems likely, though they're missing some minor features that were added for the PSP releases and there are no PC versions of Zero and beyond.
2095  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 02, 2013, 02:33:31 AM
Growlanser: Wayfarer of Time has officially driven me mad.

There's this battle against a powerful boss who (for various plot reasons) is basically just trying to retreat.  You lose if he reaches the edge of the screen so you have to kill him before that.  Big deal, right?  Just pour on the damage.

Well, slight complication: the boss is pretty much invulnerable and can only be damaged for a limited time after an NPC you have absolutely no control over does a special attack.  Yeah, that's right: most of the time you're just sitting around waiting for him to do his thing.  I guess you can cast buffs and stuff on him, but there is no buff to increase his glacial walking pace as the enemy boss wanders off...

Oh, and of course there's no savepoint before all this.  Because why would anyone need a savepoint?  Actually, it's worse than that...there used to be a savepoint in the same location (you had visited it before) but for some idiotic reason they deactivated it.  You can see the glowing husk of where it used to be...mocking you...

Seriously though, what in god's name did the designers of this gave have against savepoints?
2096  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xseed being a tease on: February 01, 2013, 11:19:29 PM

The best JRPG series on the PSP (a platform not exactly lacking in JRPGs...)

Xseed did the first part a couple years ago and then left us hanging, sadly.

I don't think we can really call it a series in the West when there's only been one release.

It's still a series, whether or not the series has been localized.
2097  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The epic "gold prospector" vs "carrion crow" battle Sunday night on: February 01, 2013, 06:43:58 PM
I hear there's some sort of puppy bowl thing...
2098  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xseed being a tease on: January 31, 2013, 04:19:24 PM
I downloaded the Zero no Kiseki demo and it was difficult.  Much more difficult than Trails was, for me at least.  Part of it was due to the small screen making kanji lookup difficult.

Yeah, I've had that problem with PSP games before.  The resolution just isn't high enough to properly display the more complex characters.  Though Zero has that Vita port now (with lots of extra voice acting too) so I would probably just get that.  For the Trails games I might go for the PS3 releases.
2099  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xseed being a tease on: January 31, 2013, 02:30:42 PM
For the uneducated: what the hell game is TiTs?

The best JRPG series on the PSP (a platform not exactly lacking in JRPGs...)

Xseed did the first part a couple years ago and then left us hanging, sadly.
2100  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xseed being a tease on: January 31, 2013, 02:49:09 AM
Not exactly official but Tom Lipschultz had previously said on the Xseed forums that it was very unlikely that SC would make it this year, so I'm not surprised.  Disappointed, but not surprised.

I don't know what's going on with that series...fortunately I've been learning Japanese all these years so I think I'm going to dive into TitS in Japanese at some point.  But the language used in TitS is a bit more sophisticated than your average JRPG so I want to wait until I've gotten a bit better.  I have no doubt I could stumble my way through it, but the story is a big part of the appeal so I want to be able to fully appreciate it.
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