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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 23, 2014, 10:39:10 PM
I'm with Kevadu, I don't have a PS4 yet, but when I do get one (next year, definitely) I'll play FFXV and I imagine I'll have quite a bit of fun with it if it plays like KH.

But really, even with Shimomura, it's going to be really, really hard to top ARR's brilliant OST.  They have their work cut out for them.
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: November 23, 2014, 07:11:53 PM
You're flat out, objectively wrong about the lack of drama involved in characters in XII.  It's a Matsuno game.  You're saying that characters don't suffer in a Matsuno game.  Do you realize how ridiculous that is?  You might not care for them (I didn't really, either), and the newer FF games, but you're making these ridiculous generalizations that are so wrong that I can't ignore them.

Regarding your last paragraph: I want you to not participate at all in creating AI in FFXII and not changing Paradigms XIII and let it auto-battle and tell me how easily you beat the game.
Because you won't. Ever. That alone makes your argument that you don't have to play the game null.  Now, I will admit XIII-2 was ridiculously easy, but for XIII, especially end-game and post-game you are so wrong it actually hurts.

Just because you participate differently doesn't mean you're participating any less.  The idea of large-scale management of both XII and XIII, rather than the singular, more small scale management present in the earlier games may not appeal to you, but they do to others.  It's easy to say that the games play themselves, but even XII won't unless you put the time and effort in initially to get them to and XIII stops playing itself by the time it opens up.

Also, since you're making generalizing comments about FF, you're wrong on just about every account when it comes to Lightning Returns.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 22, 2014, 02:26:02 PM
I have the same problem in every Bioware game too - it's really really difficult to construct a face that is not freakish, especially if you want a female face that is feminine. I spend waaaaaaay more time than I should tinkering.


The only way I was able to get a decent looking face was to use one of the pre-made ones and then modify the coloring and barely tweak features to fit what I preferred.  Too much messing around just makes the characters look bad.

Some of those pre-made ones are hideous too, though.  I was happy there was one decent looking one for elf females.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 3 on: November 19, 2014, 10:47:06 PM
I haven't read the thread for a while because I've wanted to come in blind and experience everything myself, so I'm not sure if this has been mentioned, but holy hell, this game runs like ass on PS3.  I think even Skyrim runs better, and my Skyrim file would run at ~2 or 3 FPS at times.  It's clearly not meant for the older consoles, because the game can't even do real time walking scenes without frame drops.

So fair warning to anyone getting on PS3: it's a bad idea.
5  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F on: November 17, 2014, 01:34:37 PM
I think Cross Save was there in Diva 1, wasn't it?  I'm pretty sure it'll be there in Diva 2.  You can also get goodies in Diva 2 by uploading your save from Diva 1.  I believe it allows you to unlock costumes you previously unlocked.

Anyway, since no one has posted this, we get $70 of costume DLC and $30 of songs.
http://gematsu.com/2014/10/hatsune-miku-project-diva-f-2nd-japanese-dlc-coming-west
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 16, 2014, 01:35:30 AM
I admit that I went through the entirety of Vesperia wanting to cuddle Repede.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 12, 2014, 06:04:40 PM
Confession: I turn off the voice acting of every VN I play because, with very few exceptions, I feel it detracts from the experience.
I think the only VN's voice acting I actually liked was the English acting in Disgaea Infinite, and that's not exactly a pure VN.

I try not to turn the sound down on games unless I'm grinding otherwise, even if the VA is obnoxious or overly repetitive. If I'm grinding,though, that sound is being muted ASAP.
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: November 10, 2014, 08:21:05 PM
Ugh, I thought I had bleached that GameStop Xenoblade release from my mind. It was such filthy business behavior.  Ugh, ugh, ugh, ugh, ugh.  So disgusting.

(For the record, I bought my copy from the Nintendo store.)

Very Belated Edit:
Waitwaitwaitwait.
We have a brother/sister Hisui and Kohaku?

There's no way I'm going to be able to take Hearts R seriously in any form.  I just hope Bamco went all the way and gave Kohaku a maid outfit and Hisui a butler costume and that Kohaku is absolutely crazy.
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 09, 2014, 03:57:27 PM
Yes, and I was agreeing with you.
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 09, 2014, 02:34:17 PM
I think if it had gone to V and VI way the latter half of game would have been much better.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Bravely Second on: November 09, 2014, 12:32:44 AM
hopefully with more time and less obnoxious "Groundhog Day" storyline


I don't know about the rest of your worries/complaints/comments, but I can almost guarantee there won't be a mindfuck groundhog day storyline simply due to Naotaka Hayashi no longer being the writer.  He loves that kind of thing.
12  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: November 05, 2014, 05:45:58 PM
I was looking for some official values for you, but they're a bit hard to find and I'm not at home at the moment to go searching Japanese sites.  I know Totori (~70 IIRC) and Meruru (~80k) did well in first-week sales, especially when you compare them to everything in Dusk (all hovered around ~60k for the first few weeks). But I was surprised to find Ayesha was a slow burner and eventually hit 120k. So it seems Dusk has been more of a sales-over-time rather than the spike-y initial sales of Arland.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Atelier Series on: November 05, 2014, 05:27:50 PM
Yep.

http://gematsu.com/2014/11/atelier-rorona-announced-3ds

I admit I'm a bit sour about this, because while Lina was a great game, it was definitely held back and limited by the DS it was originally on.  I hope GUST continues to primarily develop for consoles and just port to handhelds or, Gaming God forbid, phones, like they have been for the Vita.

Edit: At the rate GUST (or TemcoKoei, probably) is going with Rorona, they might beat out Marie for number of ports sooner rather than later.
14  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dice plays FF7 (Sponsored by Maxx) on: November 05, 2014, 03:00:21 AM
I actually really liked the FFIV GBA addition of being able to use the older characters.  It led to some really interesting things. Like Porom is far superior to Rosa as a White Mage, for example.  Palom eventually becomes a better pure damage dealer than Rydia, but Rydia gets the upgraded party-blinking Mist Dragon summon that is beyond broken, though.
I found FFV's additions to be relatively pointless.

I didn't really like X's grinding because it was highly biased towards 3 characters: Wakka, Rikku, and Tidus.  You might as well just not use anyone else, they're just flat out inferior.  Meanwhile other games had a multitude of end-game builds you can use, even if there were clearly better characters than others.
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: Klutz64's Quest "4" A Star Ocean Platinum on: November 05, 2014, 12:02:29 AM
Oh, man, this Platinum. I was going to go for it on the PS3 version before my game froze up multiple times in a row while I was deep in the optional dungeon each time, before we knew what was causing the freezing.

I just lost so much time and effort to the freezes that I said fuck it.

A few times I've ended up Platinuming games that take so much effort, like SO4, I usually end up enjoying them a lot less. Like Nier's terrible Platinum.
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