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2656  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Loose ends... the games we have not finished and should we? on: August 09, 2011, 02:33:53 AM
Oh man, I am not listing my backlog.  Too depressing to see it all out in writing...
2657  The Rest / General Discussions / PAX 2011 on: August 09, 2011, 12:37:15 AM
I got my badge in the mail today, reminding me that PAX is almost here!  I'm pretty excited for a couple of reasons:  First of all it should be the biggest PAX yet.  Having already filled the entire convention center they're taking over some additional buildings in downtown Seattle, including the Paramount Theatre for main events.  Second of all, it's not on Labor Day weekend for once.  That may not be a big deal to people from out of town but there's a massive music festival also in downtown Seattle called Bumbershoot that has operated on Labor Day weekend for many, many years.  Since I like to go to both it has always bothered me that the PAX folks decided to put it on the same weekend, but now I'm actually going to be at PAX for all 3 days.

Is anyone else planning to attend?
2658  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 07, 2011, 07:51:31 PM
When I close my eyes I see blocks, lots of blocks.

Hah, I said the same thing in the Catherine thread a week ago ;)
2659  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: August 07, 2011, 01:55:27 AM
Went backcountry skiing at Mt. Rainier today.  (Yes, there is still snow in August.  Just have to go high enough.)  The skiing was actually pretty good, but feel out of shape for this sort of thing.  So tired and sore...

Well, skiiing is a lot harder when you have to climb the mountain yourself first.
2660  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type 0 on: August 05, 2011, 03:09:14 AM
Demo August 11 (in Japan, of course).

I'm psyched.
2661  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Konami: The Suikoden Team Has Been Disbanded, We Have Lost Our RPG Know-How on: August 04, 2011, 03:10:01 PM
During the PSOne era, there was much incentive to make JRPGs because any decent title had a good shot at selling 500,000 units (Square in particular was so successful that the aim for any new RPG was a million units).

Um...that was never true.  The big players like Square aside, RPGs from smaller developers didn't sell any better back then than they do now.  The biggest problem is that development costs have risen while sales have been flat.
2662  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Thread (merged) on: August 04, 2011, 01:18:03 PM
It's a prequel with a completely new main character.  I think you'll be fine.
2663  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Konami: The Suikoden Team Has Been Disbanded, We Have Lost Our RPG Know-How on: August 04, 2011, 12:22:53 PM
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I wonder what makes this game Cero D ?

it's a parodies those love sim games... Maybe you're supposed to have sex with all 108 of them to get the happy ending? Or would that be 108 happy endings?

I believe there is lot's of clothing damage involved and things like that.  Andriasang actually covered the game a lot so you can go over there for details.  The concept was initially an April Fool's joke, but then at some point some crazy bastard decided to turn it into an actual game...
2664  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Thread (merged) on: August 03, 2011, 11:11:09 PM
I would describe myself as cautiously optimistic.  If the game can pull off everything it is trying to then it will be amazing.  But I'm not completely convinced that it will...

Well, let's hope for the best.
2665  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The year in videogames so far on: August 02, 2011, 10:06:36 PM
None. There's nothing unique, interesting, or highly enjoyable, and I'm talking about the kind of joy that leaves you in awe. And even if that kind of games happened to exist, they are overshadowed by "Call of Duty: the game of the previous year" or the "Battlefield" series and all of those other games which names are a definition of BOOOM SHAKALAKALAKA.

This is ridiculous.  I don't like those sorts of games either, but their existence does not magically prevent me from playing the games I do like.  Maybe they don't have multi-million dollar advertising campaigns but you somehow found your way to RPGFan, a site full of people who talk about lesser known titles all the friggin time.  This has actually been a great year.  Look at some of the stuff CDFN listed.
2666  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Are you cheap? Where do you cut corners? on: August 02, 2011, 08:05:57 PM
Razor blades. They are damn expensive so I make them last way longer than is comfortable. When I feel my face ripping apart is when I finally go buy new ones.

I used to do the same thing, because I got really fucking tired of having to buy Mach 3 blades once a month.  But then I got tired of feeling like I was shaving with a fucking cheese grater too. :P  I decided to buy a safety razor online and go old school with it.  It costs more up front, but you'll make up the difference within a year.

Grow beards you sissies ;)
2667  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Are you cheap? Where do you cut corners? on: August 02, 2011, 03:31:09 PM
'Cheap' isn't the right word for me...I have absolutely no problem spending money on the things I care about.  But my priorities seem to be a little...different from most people.  I buy new clothes maybe once a year, always from dirt-cheap bargain sales.  I wear my shoes until they're literally full of holes and the rubber on the soles has been worn until it's completely flat and smooth.  Yet I won't even hesitate to spend $50+ on a good bottle of wine.
2668  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: August 02, 2011, 03:21:38 PM
While I understand your frustration, ZeronHitaro, I really don't think it's as bad as you make it out to be.  People make decisions for all kinds of reasons.  You can end up arriving at the same conclusion for completely different reasons.  Vincent's internal monologues are not irrelevant.

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Regarding the whole dumping of Catherine thing, you seem to be ignoring the fact that Vincent still thought Katherine was pregnant at that point.  That's a huge deal.  Like Cyril said he is responding to societal pressures, etc.  Heck, even though I was steering him in that direction as the player, I still would have felt that he was a colossal asshole if he just ditched his pregnant girlfriend of several years to run off with some chick he met not even a week ago.

In the end Katherine turns out not to be pregnant and after he's free from that burden Vincent is able to acknowledge how much Catherine meant to him.  At least that's how I interpret it.

Still, some minor adjustment of some of the custscenes would have made things flow a lot smoother.  I can think of a couple places where my interpretation is stretched (like Vincent declaring that he loves Katherine after all, though he could just be lying to himself).

I also don't like your variable scenario suggestion at all.  It just doesn't make any sense.  Katherine as the succubus?  Even though they had been together for years and everyone knew her?  Besides, I don't like games that change their underlying scenario based on player input.  Player interacting with the world is great, but changing what's true and what isn't true in the world to suit the needs of the player is a cop-out.
2669  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: August 02, 2011, 12:54:43 PM
Well I've only done a chaos playthrough so I can't really help you, ZeronHitaro.  I guess we could compare notes or something.

Considering the monologue dialog doesn't seem to change anything the only point I can imagine remotely changing might be
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the section near the 7th or 8th day (can't recall which) where Vincent breaks up with Catherine; but Katherine finds out, fight ensures, Catherine gets stabbed, and you have to escort Katherine up a tower as part of a dream sequence while demon Catherine chases you.

If that scene somehow reverses Catherine and Katherine's roles any that might be the only thing that would differ aside from the final ending.

Nope, that doesn't change.  Even though as the player I was going for Catherine from the start the story really does seem like it wants to put you on the Katherine path until the very end.  Though I did really enjoy the ending I got.
2670  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: August 02, 2011, 02:42:19 AM
Well I've only done a chaos playthrough so I can't really help you, ZeronHitaro.  I guess we could compare notes or something.
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