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796  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 28, 2013, 04:45:48 PM
Dino is game-breaking, without a doubt.

I'd personally recommend a Bonehead.  Its stats appear lackluster at first, but it's a later bloomer that is meant to go through metamorphosis.  It has an innate strength versus all physical attacks, so though its defense first appears lackluster, it's very deceptive. Higher ranks of this monster are very good - not to mention it looks awesome.

Also, the DLC Familiar from Amazon is pretty damn broken. It's so cute though.
797  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD Leaked on: January 25, 2013, 10:03:35 PM
I hope they don't replace Lance Bass as Sephiroth.  That's at the top of my list for "strangest choices for VAs that somehow it works really well."  I do think they'll replace Mandy Moore as Aeris, which is unfortunate, because I think she did a much better job than Mena Suvari.

Also, that's an absolutely stunning cover, definitely reminiscent of the first game's OST.
798  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 25, 2013, 01:21:37 AM
it's absolutely not PlayCanada's fault, it's Digital River completely.  I'm not sure who is blaming PlayCanada? I guess people who are angry that they're not getting their item?

I just think it's a shame that the supplier is cancelling the orders of legitimate buyers while a business goes and sells the same item for three times the price.  That's capitalism for you, I suppose.  It's not "wrong," it's just dirty.
799  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on: January 24, 2013, 11:09:39 PM

Wow, talk about sleazy.
800  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Etrian Odyssey IV announced for 3DS on: January 23, 2013, 06:10:36 PM
I admittedly don't know about IV because I haven't played it, but I-III were light when it comes to the story, not much more than the average game in the genre.  I think you might be getting fooled by the artstyle or its publisher/developer; the story is really just there to give a reason for the dungeon and its enemies inside to exist.  It's all about the gameplay.

Of recently-released first-person dungeon crawlers, Unchained Blades had the most story to it.  That particular game has so much story to it that I actually wanted it to be quiet and let me just go through my dungeons.

But, absolutely, try the demo.  You might find you enjoy the genre more than you'd expect.
801  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Etrian Odyssey IV announced for 3DS on: January 23, 2013, 05:57:17 PM
If you don't like first-person dungeon crawlers, you won't like EO.  It's an easier Wizardry with eastern, lighter-colored designs instead of western, darker designs.

That's not to say it's bad, mind you, simply that it probably isn't going to be something you enjoy.
802  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New Xenoblade? on: January 23, 2013, 03:31:24 PM
Holy fuck, the giant mech.

Holy fuck.

I am literally sitting here with my mouth open barely able to type let alone express my thoughts properly. While I doubt it's related to Gears/Saga in any way, that's still more than enough to make my week.
803  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 22, 2013, 07:30:20 PM
while forcing players to use two of their three “free” hourglasses during the tutorial, before you even see the title screen.

I...wow.  I mean, there's a lot wrong with just about everything in this game, but that one takes the cake.  I can respect this model to some extent, such as in F2P games, but there comes a time when it's simply too far.
804  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Mitsuda: When I quit Square, I wanted to devote more time to my own projects on: January 22, 2013, 06:42:25 PM
Thank you very much for posting this;  Mitsuda has been my favorite for years; I had no idea he was working on Soul Sacrifice.  I'm not really interested in Kickstarter, but I might donate some if he does choose to start.
805  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone on: January 21, 2013, 02:11:37 PM
This year is off to a great start. I'll definitely be picking this one up, if only because X and Zero are both in it :D

Also, HEY SQUARE CAN YOU GUYS LOCALIZE SOMETHING NOW PLEASE KTHX

But you got FF: All the Bravest!  Surely that will hold you over until Lightning Returns, right?

. . .Right?

G-Guys?
806  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Project X Zone on: January 21, 2013, 01:49:10 PM
This is, quite honestly, the last game I expected to get localized.  Wow.
807  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 20, 2013, 04:31:12 PM
I have to admit, that flavor text link was rather amusing. 
808  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square Enix is making an FF thing on: January 15, 2013, 10:15:46 PM
Or another iOS game.  If we're lucky(?) it might be a 3DSware title.
809  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: January 15, 2013, 08:47:32 PM
That's earlier than I expected. It used to take about a year from the Japanese launch to get the titles released in the west, now it's about 8 months.  The Prinny Bomb didn't have any news of a special edition, so I hope there will be one, if for nothing else but an artbook and soundtrack.
810  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Ayesha on: January 15, 2013, 02:13:46 PM
I'd bet a good deal that in the US there was a prolonged publishing debate that may not be entirely cleared up.  NISA has been releasing the Atelier, and GUST titles in general, for about 8 years now (since 2005);  they've proven profitable and it would be unwise to let go of them.  Of course, they may not have the choice.  I've no doubt it will be released in North America, just maybe a bit later.
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