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Subject: Persona 3: FES
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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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3391  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles II on: September 03, 2010, 02:08:53 AM
A bit late here, but I actually got this "delayed shipping" message as well.  Then, about 6 hours later, I received my shipping confirmation.

Interesting.  Must be from all the people like me who cancelled their orders after seeing that ;)

I actually have two copies of the game now.  I bought one this morning and I just won one at the pre-PAX IGN/PS Blog even tonight!  They were having a competition to get the best time on a certain mission in the game and I won it, which was pretty fun.
3392  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles II on: September 02, 2010, 03:07:24 PM
Amazon has completely failed me this time.  I got an email this morning saying it wouldn't even ship until September 8th.  This is when I had it preordered...so I went to Gamestop and picked up a copy.

There is some kind of pre-PAX IGN/PS Blog meet and greet tonight that mentioned the possibility of some VC2 multiplayer action.  Since I haven't even cracked the shrinkwrap yet I obviously haven't tried single-player so I'm not exactly sure how well that will work out but I think I will try to attend.
3393  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Vanquish, Bayonetta meets Casshern? on: September 02, 2010, 04:03:43 AM
After hearing all the hype I decided to try out the demo and I have to be honest: I don't get it.  What's so special about this game?  It looks and plays like a million other TPSs.
3394  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles II on: September 01, 2010, 06:45:38 PM
I'm a caveman. Online shopping's never been a big things for me unless I absolutely cannot find something anywhere else (and even then I'm limited to places that take E-checks only). For such a good game from what I've heard I find it kinda odd I've never seen a copy of VC in stores for the past 2-3 years. :-/ This counting both a major college town and a major city.

If you're looking for anything that's even remotely rare it sort of boggles my mind that you wouldn't check online.  I've basicaly given up on most brick and mortar retailers having anything besides the latest COD or sports games.

I don't know what an E-check even is, but a lot of places accept paypal.  You can't even use that?
3395  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles 3 imminent? on: September 01, 2010, 06:42:19 PM
It probably has to do more with the fact that VC went from next gen PS3 to PSP with more features than the PS3 version. That's mainly the reason I was so pissed when the sequel was announced for the PSP.

You're pissed because the sequel improves on the original?

Seriously, guys, I don't get all this raging either.  And I call myself a handheld hater.  They're both great games.

3396  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria Chronicles II on: September 01, 2010, 04:49:15 PM
Don't waste your time on Agarest War if you have VC2.

Amazon still hasn't shipped my order.  What the hell...
3397  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Valkyria Chronicles II on: August 31, 2010, 07:15:47 PM
This game deserves a thread.

Reviews are looking good and the anticipation is killing me.  The first Valkyria Chronicles is probably my favorite game on the PS3.  Unfortunately, despite my having preordered it from Amazon they haven't even shipped it yet.  I might end up cancelling that and looking for a copy locally...
3398  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Tokyo Game Show 2010 on: August 31, 2010, 06:18:41 PM
Man, people has been screaming for Shenmue III for years and in what Sega waste their money? A K-on PSP game, those bastards.

There is no way that won't sell, though.  Can you really blame them?

3399  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Catherine from Persona team on PS360 on: August 31, 2010, 04:30:17 PM
I seriously think you guys are being over-hopeful about this. Everything we've seen so far really points toward a game that's just all about titillation and sexual gratification. Hey, I like my echi and sexual fantasies as much as the next guy, but my money is on that: that's pretty much what this is going to be. There's just no market there. Think about it. There's really no market for sexual fantasies with great writing and deep feeling. The moment a product revolves around titillation, just about everything else goes out the window. You may not like it, I may not like it, but it tends to be the case. Yes, there are some indie H games that are the exception, but if you're looking at widespread appeal, and ATLUS is a relatively mass-market game company, you're going to have little success combining titillation with depth. I know you are going to crucify me for saying this, that's just what I'm seeing.

I'm not going to crucify you, Prime Mover, just respectfully disagree.  On what basis do you think that there is no market for a game that combines 'titillation and depth'?  Products can be appreciated on multiple levels.

It's certainly true that there isn't much depth to most H games, but I think that has more to do with the fact that the creators realize they don't need it to sell and they don't necessarily have the desire (or the skills) to add real depth.  There is no basis for saying that adding depth would make the games not sell.  Actually, H games don't get more mainstream than Key's stuff and yet their games have (reasonably) intelligent writing too.

Have some faith in the team that is making this game.  They obviously have the skill to include depth, and there is absolutely nothing in the promotional material that makes me think this game will be a typical ecchi fantasy.  Those don't tend to involve weird nightmare dream worlds and turning into sheep.

3400  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Am I the only one failing at White Knight Chronicles? on: August 31, 2010, 04:15:42 PM
I have nothing particularly relevant to the discussion to say, but what's wrong with Nolan North?

I like Nolan North but even I'll admit that he's overused.  There are other good voice actors out there too.

3401  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atlus Absorbed, Merges With Mobile Developer on: August 30, 2010, 11:50:21 AM
I really hope this doesn't mean future Atlus games are going the cellphone route.  I really don't want to have to play the next SMT on a friggin cellphone.

It seems to me like there is no RPG-centric company more universally loved than Atlas (at least amongst people who have actually played their games).
3402  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: August 30, 2010, 01:22:12 AM
Forging Master took me some 30 hours to finish.  Horrible, horrible trophy. You'll spend all your time fighting the same enemies over and over.  For one of the items, there are only 3 easily accessible enemies who drop the items in the entire game! You just have to keep killing them and zoning out.Not to mention there are things like Eagle Eggs that would be absolutely ridiculous to get without the DLC (we're talking one egg an hour - you need three or four).

Man, I shoulda listened...

Well, I don't have it yet but I've gotten the 15 weapon trophy, got a couple more lvl 4s past that, and almost everything left is lvl 3.  At this point I've already invested so much time into this absurd exercise that I feel like I can't quit now.

Some of this stuff is just ridiculous.  I hear a lot of people bitch about the eagle eggs but for me at least that wasn't even that bad.  I got all four in just over an hour (and I don't have any DLC).  But then there's stuff like pyrite...sure it's not quite as rare but you need a whole lot more of it.  I don't even want to think about the amount of time I've spent walking in and out of the desert temple and I haven't even gotten all that I need yet.  Seriously, is there anywhere else to get it?
3403  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ridiculous plot wanking... on: August 29, 2010, 10:30:36 PM
In an industry that seems dominated by vapid fanboys and 13 year olds who call everything 'gay', the old fogey attitude is one of the things I love about this place.
3404  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ridiculous plot wanking... on: August 29, 2010, 09:38:08 PM
Hai, you must be new.  This forum is for whining and bitching about RPGs.  Don't fight it.  Just succumb to it.  They all do eventually.

I still like RPGs...

...well, some of them.
3405  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: So what the hell was The Maker anyways (FF13 spoilers) on: August 29, 2010, 01:42:28 PM
Nope, don't want that. See, while I can't deny that story telling has become an essential part of the series it is just one part of the whole, when looking back on every entry (yes, even XIII) I think more of how much fun I had playing than what I thought of the story.

I guess my biggest beef with FFXIII is that I didn't have fun playing it.  I found the battle system--which was supposed to be the highlight of the game--to be tedious and boring.  There was essentially no variation in the best strategy and even regular enemies had way too many hit points so battles just dragged on and on.

If that's the best thing the game has to offer then forget it.
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