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2656  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: DLC. Is it going too far? on: September 04, 2011, 02:43:55 AM
That's really not a solid counter though, at least for why points should be used instead (taxes and regional consistency are different stories.) EVERYONE sells $20 cards or whatever as either gift cards or credit to use on one of these DD services, so you'd simply get your $20 card and use the code just as you would a 1600 point card.

Isn't that exactly what PSN does?

I always just use a credit card anyway, so I don't have issues with leftover 'points' or whatever.
2657  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Thread (merged) on: September 03, 2011, 11:06:49 PM
So I've finally had some more time to really play this (PAX got in the way last weekend...), and damn, the more I play the more I am in love with this game.  The setting is so well developed, there are just so many places to go, etc.

I will say the same thing that everyone else has been saying, though:  The boss fights suck.  Especially when my social/hacker/all-around-sneaky-guy Jenson comes face-to-face with the fact that I haven't really given him any direct combat skills.  Funny how the Penny Arcade guys had the exact same problem.  Still, they are infrequent enough that I manage to muddle my way through somehow...

I'm curious, where are people putting their points?  I take a stealthy approach almost all the time but I haven't actually given myself any of the stealth augs (except for the basic first level cloak but I hardly even use that, it just drains power so fast...).  Instead I have focused on hacking and mobility augs.  By the latter I mean things like leg aug that lets you jump really high (which I have found incredibly useful), the strength aug to move heavy objects, the breathing thing that lets you go through gas, etc.  Rather than dumping more and more points into making the cloak last ever so slightly longer I think it's way more useful to have a variety of tools that let you find alternate routes, etc.  Hacking is also a blast.  I hack everything I can find.
2658  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 03, 2011, 10:53:06 PM
Have you played the Type-0 demo, Eusis?  It's fantastic.  I wouldn't completely write off S-E yet...but then, it would be nice to hear them announce some plans to actually release that game outside of Japan...
2659  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Totorie, Alchemist of Arland 2 announced for the PS3 on: September 02, 2011, 09:35:34 PM
I'm pretty much in the same boat as you.  I enjoyed Rorona.  It was a good game, but not a great game.   Totori looks like an improvement, but it has some tough competiton this holiday season.  Still, the preorder stuff is nice.  If you're going to get it I wouldn't wait too long because NISA often does limited runs of their preorder goodies and they can sell out.  They did last year with Rorona, a couple of weeks before the game came out.
2660  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception on: September 02, 2011, 05:44:56 PM
I only played a demon of 1 and I thought it was pretty fly

Seriously, Yoda, sometimes I just can't understand you.  I'll assume that 'demon' was a typo of demo, but even then I have no idea what 'pretty fly' means...
2661  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus Opens a New Teaser Site (Persona 4 related?) on: September 02, 2011, 01:56:29 AM
Lard should win the Complainer of the Year award.

There's an award for that, right?
2662  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Persona 4 G: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3/360/Arc) Announced (2012,ASW/Atlus) on: September 01, 2011, 04:47:47 PM
Now that I think about it, I hope that the game has a choice to between English and Japanese audio. I can't play fighting games in any other language than Japanese with the exception of Soul Calibur.

With ASW handling it, I think it's a very safe bet there will be dual audio. 

Uh, ASW isn't doing the localization so I don't see what that has to do with anything.  Blazblue was localized by Aksys, but given the nature of the IP here I think it's a safe bet that Atlus will be handling this one and they have not traditionally favored the dual audio approach.
2663  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 31, 2011, 10:52:06 PM
Don't get me wrong, I think an eventual US release is likely.  Just not timely.

On the other hand it's not like I have a shortage of games to play while I wait...
2664  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Persona 4 G: Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena (PS3/360/Arc) Announced (2012,ASW/Atlus) on: August 31, 2011, 03:12:36 AM
I was so confused when I first heard about this game.  But after thinking about it for a while...I'm ready.  It could totally work.
2665  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Herzog Zwei HD (basically) on: August 31, 2011, 02:07:07 AM
I played a bit of AirMech at PAX.  It seemed fun but I will admit I didn't spend a ton of time with it.  Can't say I ever played Herzog Zwei, though...
2666  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: August 30, 2011, 09:58:32 PM
39/40 from Famitsu (for what it's worth...their scores seem pretty wonky sometimes).  Damn this game looks sweet.  I'm really starting to think about importing, because even if we do get it with Graces f not hitting until 2012 who knows when we'll actually see this.
2667  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Disgaea 4 on: August 30, 2011, 09:44:44 PM
Personally I liked the Disgaea 2 story the most because it actually took itself seriously.  And yes, there was still humour in it, but it was humour built on top of a solid fantasy-adventure foundation.
2668  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus Opens a New Teaser Site (Persona 4 related?) on: August 30, 2011, 08:59:40 PM
What is the basis for saying this is false?  Famitsu isn't some fly-by-night publication.
2669  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: DLC. Is it going too far? on: August 30, 2011, 03:33:43 PM
Plenty of people get their money's worth (in terms of hours of gameplay, anyway) out of WoW.  But why you would actually want to spend all your time playing a glorified Skinner box is beyond me...
2670  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 30, 2011, 03:30:21 PM
I don't eat whipped cream out of a can.  That shit is gross.

Buy some actual cream and whip it.  Not that hard.
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