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2686  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Next Vanillaware Title to be Grand Knight History on: September 22, 2011, 12:52:59 PM
I love you, Xseed

So friggin psyched...
2687  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: PlayStation Vita Announced (late 2011, $249/$299 for WiFi/3G+WiFI) + some games on: September 21, 2011, 07:12:53 PM
Vita might be the first game system I ever buy at launch.  Normally I find launch games to be completely underwhelming and I'd rather just wait for a price drip, but damn there is some compelling stuff for Vita...
2688  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square classics NOT hitting PSN today. on: September 21, 2011, 11:16:43 AM
Oh no, I get the GBA, SNES or DS versions issue. What I meant was if you are getting the PSN versions then you have a PS3, so if no improvements why not simply buy the PSOne copies.

Why spend time dealing with eBay looking for old long-out-of-print games (and taking a potential risk with used games: scratched discs, etc.) when you can just buy the PSN version?  I don't understand your comments...
2689  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type 0 on: September 21, 2011, 11:12:12 AM
The funny thing is that the game wasn't even indevelopment when it was first announced...

I agree that the game was announced stupidly early, but Yggdrasil's comment is still completely ridiculous.  I guess the moment a game is announced he stops playing anything else and just sits around waiting for it.  Even when the announcement consists of little more than a title (that was later changed) and a platform (that was later changed!).
2690  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 5 Ways to Tell You're Getting Too Old for Video Games on: September 20, 2011, 01:59:39 AM
I'm starting to wonder if you guys read the same article I did...
2691  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 19, 2011, 11:43:15 PM
I completely agree with you, Yoda.  I was initially interested in this game but anything with a lot of grinding is an instant turn-off for me.  I have less and less time for playing games these days so when I do play something I want to make sure I enjoy it, not labor through a bunch of tedious BS just to get to the next section.  It's an incredibly valid and relevant criticism for me.

And grinding is simply not required in FFVI or CT if only because neither of those games is very hard.
2692  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: September 19, 2011, 09:55:06 PM
I think every PSP game unless otherwise stated is a PSN download as well, because of the Go. The only non PSN game I can think of after the Go came out is Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, and I have no idea why that is.

Licensing bullshit, undoubtedly. SE's been good with every other title, and any attempts to prevent piracy via verifying load times make sense can be easily remedied (apparently Mana Khemia screwed up there but it got patched), and pirates probably HAVE gotten the game to run anyway so... yeah, undoubtedly it's licensing issues, and SE will probably get those straightened out for following systems.

Yeah, I recall hearing explicitly back when that came out that not releasing it on the PSN was Disney's decision, not S-E's.  Disney can be extremely controlling about their properties...
2693  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Epic JRPGs for PS3/360 on: September 19, 2011, 09:50:57 PM
It's not a traditional RPG (more of a strategy game, really) but you might like Valkyria Chronicles.  It definitely has some JRPG-style storytelling in it.

Otherwise, Nier isn't a bad choice.  It's not really 'epic' in the traditional sense, though.  The story is quite unique.
2694  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Question about licensing on: September 19, 2011, 08:37:02 PM
Console manufacturers control the content on their systems and also take a cut from all games released for their platform.  That's why they're able to do things like selling the system at a loss.

The situation with Windows is not at all analogous.  Anyone can make software for it and MS doesn't get a cut, other than possibly selling development tools (though there are third-party alternatives there too).

And then there's the fact that Sony isn't really competing in the operating system market, but they definitely are competing in the console market.  Why would they want to help out their competition?
2695  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Mandatory PS3 update removes right to join class-action lawsuit on: September 19, 2011, 12:23:40 PM
Is anyone going to bother sending a letter to Sony to opt out?

I am thinking about it.  Not that I was even planning on suing them but it's the principle of the thing.
2696  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: September 19, 2011, 12:19:54 PM
I would say Demon's Souls looks great but feels clunky - but to me the clunky-ness adds to the game.  You really need to plan your attacks and know how to react before engaging in any combat.  Even those zombie dudes in the first area.

I think Dragon's Dogma looks interesting.  I'm keeping my eye on this.

It's nothing like Demon's Souls.  I guess 'clunky' means different things to different people.  Demon's Souls is slow and deliberate.  Dragon's Dogma is more like imprecise and awkward.
2697  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: September 19, 2011, 12:17:12 PM
It means that people like to complain.
2698  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon's Dogma on: September 19, 2011, 01:33:19 AM
I played a demo this game at PAX and I have to say I was disappointed.  The game definitely looks nice but it felt quite clunky when playing it.  Though the gameplay borrows from a number of tried and true sources somehow the implementation just didn't work as well as it should have.  Also it seems pretty heavily dependent on your AI-controlled teammates and the AI was pretty bad.  They would occasionally do things that just seemed completely inexplicable to me.

Of course I think the demo I played was the same one they had at E3 so maybe things have improved since then.  But what I played left a sour taste in my mouth.
2699  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 5 Ways to Tell You're Getting Too Old for Video Games on: September 17, 2011, 05:45:43 PM
Avoid feeling like a pedophile by buying online!
2700  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 5 Ways to Tell You're Getting Too Old for Video Games on: September 17, 2011, 03:02:03 PM
Somehow I feel that you are not the target demographic of this article, ZeronHitaro.

Showed it to some of my friends and they all completely agreed with it as well.
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