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2956  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: April 01, 2011, 02:19:55 PM
It did beat out the 3DS, and the article I read said it was due to the release of the FFIV  collection.

That always made me lol a bit. It seems like everytime a big game in Japan is released it drives hardware sales nuts. Who doesn't have a PSP over there at this point that would want one?

PSP sales didn't go 'nut's when the FFIV collection came out.  If anything they were only slightly above average.  I think some journalists are a little over-zealous in attributing hardware sales to whatever game just came out.
2957  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: April 01, 2011, 12:31:36 PM
It's not that there are a 'few Japanese developers that are really trying and keeping it alive'.  The system is very much alive in Japan.  It's huge there.  Didn't it recently beat out 3DS sales despite the fact that the 3DS has only been out for like a month?  It's only in the west that it appears to be dying.
2958  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSP PSN RPG downloads on: April 01, 2011, 12:25:00 PM
I recommend you finish the games you have.  Are you on some sort of buying spree?
2959  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 31, 2011, 08:43:55 PM
Well, the PSP is no PS2 in terms of market penetration, especially in the west (actually in Japan it's a totally different story...).  The thing is the shelf space dedicated to PSP games has already shrunk quite a bit and there isn't even a successor yet.  My local gamestop (that I barely ever visit, mind you) doesn't even have a section for new PSP games anymore.  They have used PSP games and will stock a couple of new releases but you have to ask the guy to get them from behind the counter.  Imagine what it's going to be like after the NGP releases.

Though to be frank I've never understood the technical issue with making a downloadable version of a two UMD game.
2960  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Okamiden on: March 31, 2011, 03:41:32 PM
You need to play the first game simply because it is awesome.
2961  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: PSP PSN RPG downloads on: March 31, 2011, 03:32:42 PM
I've played both Hexyz force and Crimson Gem Saga and thought they were both pretty meh.  I suppose if you're desperate for a traditional JRPG on your PSP (instead of an SRPG or something which there are actually a shit ton of) then neither one is a bad game, but neither title offers much to distinguish it.  Of the two I would probably go with Hexyz Force.

If you like action RPGs then Ys Seven is a much better game.  I would also recommend Crisis Core which is a really fun game despite the weak story full of FF7 references nevermind, you wanted downloadable games.  Half Minute Hero is also awesome but I don't quite know how to classify it.  And as I said, there are a ton of SRPGs.

If you really want a traditional turn-based JRPG then though I haven't had a chance to play it myself yet LoH:TitS looks very promising.
2962  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: new union game. as in yggdra union. on: March 30, 2011, 07:39:52 PM
I didn't know what to expect when I first played Yggdra Union but in the end I thoroughly enjoyed it.  It's a quality SRPG that deviates quite a bit from the old Tactics Ogre/FFT formula.  More S than RPG, though, but I'm completely fine with that.
2963  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: funny stuff. well not really but i lol'ed. on: March 30, 2011, 06:45:33 PM
At least in the US, part of the copyright law is that if you have a copyright on something, you HAVE to make people not use it, or you lose the copyright.  So even if you think "well hey, that daycare's not doing us any harm by painting our character on their front wall," you still have to stop them if you want to keep your copyright.  It sucks.

That's only for trademarks.  Has nothing to do with copyright.
2964  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 30, 2011, 06:39:05 PM
I dislike Halo (except 1) and I dislike Call of Duty. I know im branded as a heretic.

Maybe in some circles, but certainly not around these parts.
2965  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst RPGS on: March 30, 2011, 03:32:59 PM
I couldn't find myself liking FF13. Too much cinematics and talking, too little of gameplay. And the available gameplay felt so...staged, that I didn't feel like I was playing a game at all. I'm glad I didn't buy it...

So I would assume you dislike the Metal Gear Solid series then?

I dislike the Metal Gear Solid series.  Does that make me some kind of heretic?
2966  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ar tonelico 3 coming to the PS3 January 2010 on: March 30, 2011, 12:46:29 PM
I beat it last night after around 30 hours; got Finnel normal ending. It looks like multiple playthroughs are a must given that I didn't even get past Cosmosphere Level 6? And how do you get the happy ending?

You have to put all three heart points in that revytail and complete her cosmosphere.  Completing the cosmosphere should be easy, though, because you get tons of DP late in the game.
2967  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 30, 2011, 12:25:33 AM

"Alongside Estelle is her adopted brother Joshua, a calm and rational fellow who usually stops Estelle from d"

I assume there was more to that sentence...
2968  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 29, 2011, 09:43:52 PM
There were literally hundreds of aftershocks from the big quake, with a number of them much bigger than 5.5.  Just trying to put things in perspective.
2969  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: 8.9 (9.0?) Earthquake hits Japan. on: March 29, 2011, 08:07:14 PM
Japan is an earthquake-prone country.  I doubt they have anything there that would be damaged by a 5.5, because everything they build is done with earthquakes in mind.

You can say it 'sucks' but that's like complaining about rain in Seattle...
2970  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: March 29, 2011, 06:49:30 PM
And I really hate this attitude towards handhelds on a whole. I've been having a lot more fun with handheld titles as of late and don't see much high end graphics as strictly being necessary. Especially when they threaten to kill the gameplay scope and actually be counterproductive to being "epic", just look at FFXIII and how SE's said HD towns "cost too much".

I realize that handhelds are where the games are these days, but I have to at least partially agree with the anti-handheld sentiment.  Now I don't care at all about HD graphics but I much prefer playing games on a big screen with a quality sound system using a comfortable controller.  Handhelds have tiny screens and are often very uncomfortable to hold for long periods of time.  I find this difference is even more noticeable in lengthy games like RPGs, which makes the fact that all the RPGs have flocked to handhelds even more difficult to accept.

For instance, I love Radiant Historia but I still haven't gotten around to finishing it.  Mainly because it's on a handheld and I just don't enjoy playing handhelds as much.  I'm sure I would have beaten it multiple times by now if it was on a console, even if the graphics were identical.
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