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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: Today at 01:42:51 AM
So apparently there's an Episode Dascae conference and apparently a 2.0 version??  Either way, they addressed the commentary from the surveys:

(sorry to source Gaf, but...)
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15 main issues with the demo according to users(Tabata feedback included):
1. Lock-on
2. Camera too close.(planning to pull it back when in combat and possibly add camera controls for players)
3. Camera felt sluggish and heavy
4. A.I. is dumb. Allies get in the way of moving.
5. Jaggies, the drop in framerate.(anti-aliasing will be in the full game; will prioritize framerate over resolution although still aiming for full HD)
6. Motion and movement is slow, specifically battle movements(Speed from previous trailers like the E3 behemoth fight was reduced due to Noctis being near unstoppable and eliminating the need for a party)
7. Mini-map?(They will add one)
8. Want for a dodge action that doesn't rely on MP(the warp dodge was a leveled up version of the dodge roll, that doesn't need MP, which will also be in the main game)
9. Having to hide behind rocks to recover MP, Everything relies on MP(probably won't lose the focus on MP)
10. Battles are too difficult( Japan found battles difficult, NA found them easy; possibility of adding a difficulty option)
11. Game is too monotonous; repetitive battles, bad controls(looking to add button remapping for players)
12. The stamina for sprinting is annoying(looking to make certain foods may improve dashing distance and speed in the full game)
13. Warping as a regular means of travel( was implementable in February but caused many bugs so was cut; unlikely to be in the full game)
14. Cancel attacks by evading(even Tabata wanted this when playing; already implemented in the full game although you can't cancel out of every attack)
15. Bugs everywhere (lol they realized people could get to Titan)

Regional complaints
NA: Noctis voice is strange, sounds like Batman( couldn't get re-recording in the demo; are working to make him feel younger)
Europe: Cindy is too sexy(not meant to be erotic; aren't looking to change her character too much)
Meanwhile Japan didn't like the crew, didn't get what to do, and found it too difficult.



That said this is amazing that they'd be so forward about the issues and concerns about the demo and willingness, to some extent, hit the drawing board again and spruce things up.  The survey also revealed results that a lot of people will/would buy this game regardless (and I am too ---- knowing and provided they tackle that Top 15 List in some form/fashion even if not all of it).

...Also, is there gonna be overworld music?  Xenosaga Ep I is still the coldest and quietest gaming experience ever.  The battle theme was awesome, but it's like all you had to listen to....  Same with the 15 battle theme; it's glorious...but that's it.

EDIT: Video is up!!  It's....very long.
2  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: Today at 12:35:15 AM

A bit of a shame actually.  Properly implemented/recognized it could have been a good thing.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Omega Quintet on: April 27, 2015, 09:15:14 PM
This is why I could never be a professional reviewer.

On the contrary, I think this sort of niche genre requires the less critical eye or someone just going in, expectations totally in check, and to simply enjoy the experience and see what's good for being good.

Reviews are also often about the critical "whole" of a product, but there's plenty of good titles redeemable by one two other things.
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Final General Fantasy Discussion Thread on: April 27, 2015, 09:13:01 PM

On this particular run through I actually considered him to 'have' taken that level of the fact that he made Kefka forcibly sit in jail. Probably without explaining 'why' because you know Kefka wouldn't have kept it quiet while stewing in his cell.

To go back to my earlier comparison just apply a Joker analogue to it. If someone from the Batman world, walked up to the Joker, and simply told him without any reasoning "Hey! You! In jail, now!" and the Joker actually did just that... I'd give them a +level.

Wasn't that part of a further plan somehow when he did that? I don't remember the scene. You might actually be right.
The problem is, I already knew Kefka was the main bad guy before I played the game so I could've just been operating a bit of a confirmation bias on it.

Going to jail was further part of the Emperor's plan, but they never explain outright if Kefka was informed or not. I always assumed not just from the particular temper tantrum he has in his cell if you sacrifice a perfect banquet run to go spy on him. Doubly so considering he's doing this without even knowing he's being watched.

One of the very few improvement of the PSX version is the built in run feature that makes the Running Shoes more or less redundant. The largest benefit from that was the fact that it made the timed sequences (the Opera House, the Banquet, the Floating Continent Escape and the Collapsing House in Tzen) easier since you could increase or decease your speed at will (or you could equip the Running Shoes anyways and go at Warp Speed). Viewing Kefka's prison rant has never been easier than with the new and improved Running Shoes! Buy a pair at your local Relic Shop today!

More games need a "super run" option. 

...I'd also give up a breast to be have that RPG agility that makes them run forever.... except FF15 where Noctis gets tired every so couple hundred meters....aaaaaarrgh
5  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Omega Quintet on: April 27, 2015, 04:49:42 PM
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- World of idiots

I'm out.

I don't get why this seems to happen so much with these games....
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Omega Quintet on: April 27, 2015, 04:48:42 PM
So I just put down my res for this today. Since it'll be the closest thing to 'Magical Girl the RPG' we ever get (no Sailor Moon SNES doesn't count :-P ) I'm putting a sliver of hope in here. Now everyone recite the JRPG mantra with me.

Please just be average...
    Please just be average...
           Please just be average...

http://www.rpgamer.com/games/other/ps4/omegaq/reviews/omegaqstrev1.html
http://www.siliconera.com/2015/04/27/omega-quintet-badly-written-and-lacking-in-focus/

Well RPGamer and Siliconera spanked it. Then again, its only RPLamer and Siliconerror.

First off, love those names.
Second, RPGamer has been a pretty tough critic lately --- I actually kind of admire them for it.  But fer real, reading those, is anyone too surprised??  I'm sure this is a game that knows its audience and is aiming for that specific sweetspot.

Either way I'm just kinda grateful the RPG drought of yesteryear is behind us.
7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Omega Quintet on: April 27, 2015, 03:52:55 PM
*Googles*

...

Y'know I'm surprised a hybrid song/idol title mixed with RPG took this long to surface.  I'm also surprised Banco didn't come up with the idea first since they could have just mashed two of their big franchises easily. ;P
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 27, 2015, 03:39:58 PM
So spoilers are starting to surface.

This scene is pretty innocent (maybe, unless you know Japanese), the music is rocking some serious ass, but the Jar-Jar Binks species need to be set on fire (or hopefully changed to some other vocal effect that isn't Alvin and the Chipmunks)
https://youtu.be/abF-dw88RdY

https://youtu.be/_zxsfY4WfxE
Link to the first possibly "big" game spoiler (if this game is like any of the previous "Xeno-" entries, I'm sure there's plenty more ahead and it makes me all tingle and excite -- sadly, I have a bad habit to click these things).  But it definitely eases my concerns about a less apparent story.  Cutscene quality looks pretty fantastic too when it's a bit more action-heavy (like XB1 had....and really many-a-game).

But I had a good stream session last night watching, and I can't wait for this game.

Oh, and forgot to link the gif once upon a time ago, and it's so damn good
9  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 26, 2015, 11:50:02 PM
Looks like a giant stingray to me. 

I feel that if it were made for today's climate, it'd be the same giant head it is in CC....but with a body that fills up the screen too.  As is, it feels like it's honestly just a badass but severed dragon head.

I'm so excited you've come this far; but I was curious for more reaction and thoughts you've had about the Dead Sea and Chronopolis and the big "grand finale" here.  Have you played CC a bunch before?
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 26, 2015, 11:48:20 PM
I'm wondering if NoA will keep that kind of outfitting in, age Lynlee up, or do both like they did for Bravely Default.
Just changing her age I suppose. Changing the clothes might be a bit too troublesome and also unecessary for every other character. And considering that she at least got some chest (please don't arrest me...) I guess they could just pretend that she's a small grown-up with a derpy face.

Heh, at least 13 is that wonderfully awkward age that's hard to pin down.  That age where one day you look like you did for the last five years and then the next where puberty hits you like a brick wall and your Aunt Daisy is like "OH MY GoOooOoD! Look how big you got" in combination with hair and pimples in places you don't want them.

...I really don't puberty at all.  What were we talking about....?  Oh yeah, Lynlee looks weird.  Combination of weird blank-and-dead-but-still-trying-to-be-cute makes her look too much like, ironically, a doll than the mechs themselves.

Credit where it's due, I think anime is just a pretty hard style to adapt into 3d as well.

...

Probably the most/only big disappointing things I've seen from the game so far, go figure it had to be this kinda crap (she's 13, to boot).
Not that I'm really in favour of fighting fire with fire (I honestly don't think men/women are fantasized about their bodies in the same way either), but I hope the male teammates get some similar treatment to balance this out...

I guess they had to take the Nudist Beach uniforms from Kill La Kill along with the composer. Or at least something that looks like a non-comedic (but still ridiculous) version of that.

Funny, I was thinking on how they had to use the child prodigy engineer archetype from Gigantic Formula along with its composer.

Clothing aside though, I'm wondering how the party's composition will look like down the road. I've been getting mixed messages about how the party actually works since it seems more like you'll have your PC, Elma and Lynlee available at all times while other characters come and go based upon your current assignment/mission/point in the story.

I kinda don't mind if they ditched the party affinity.  I liked the Heart-to-Hearts in XB but oh boy they took a damn long time to develop for anyone but Shulk and Reyn (and by the end everyone likes Sharla the least on count of having little time in battle); half the time they were the reason I changed up my party much at all.  As hokey as they were, I wouldn't even mind just key cutscenes like Mass Effect to build up cred with teammates.  But I haven't really been on top of this as much as some people have though, is there any sort of party affinity things in XBX or any sort of party interactions??

I think we've talked about it here a few times where those "meaningless party conversations" can sometimes be just as meaningful as the game having a strong storyline.  Funny how invested we get in fictional characters sometimes, ain't it?

In their defense.................nope....I got nothing.

Please don't tell twitter! This industry has had enough outrages for this century already.

Although was someone looking for a kid genius?  <----------

It may be annoying outrages but I think gaming and other media will be better if we do talk about it.  It's all well and good to say it doesn't really matter that much, and I can totally see why they'd say that, but to those under or poorly represented, it can actually change the game experience quite a bit

Twitter fighting is just funny (ie; ridiculous) and tumblr is filled with insanely mind-boggling and hypersensitive peoples.

And Lucca is fucking baller.  The CT cast in general is one big loveable motley crew.  I played that game just a few years ago and still get a bit wow'd how wonderful it is.

Man, I can't stop watching these streams and I gotta get that OST.  It's gonna fill my room on many drawing nights.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 26, 2015, 06:39:21 PM
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Probably the most/only big disappointing things I've seen from the game so far, go figure it had to be this kinda crap (she's 13, to boot).
Not that I'm really in favour of fighting fire with fire (I honestly don't think men/women are fantasized about their bodies in the same way either), but I hope the male teammates get some similar treatment to balance this out...

I guess they had to take the Nudist Beach uniforms from Kill La Kill along with the composer. Or at least something that looks like a non-comedic (but still ridiculous) version of that.

I personally don't mind it THAT much, since I am not forced to dress her like that and I already dislike that character anyway (13year old, a genius and fighting monsters with the grown-ups...), but I can definitely see why it could creep people out. I'm not a big fan of those silly fanservice outfits in general, to be honest. The same goes for the... school uniform (I think?) that was shown in one trailer. Imo it's pretty out of place and unnecessary in a scenario like this that wants to be taken seriously. But as long as it's optional...
And I am pretty sure that both genders will get their fair share of silly outfits. I'd expect some bare midriffs and open shirts.

Actually her hair kinda bothers me most haha.  But yeah, I'm kinda hard-pressed to think what other kid genius I like, I think the only one I've ever loved is Dexter. :P


And yeah, since most streamers are playing with/as girls it's hard to find, but man-service is indeed in the game (I still really don't like underdressing underaged kids though, that's just nasty):


I'm wondering if NoA will keep that kind of outfitting in, age Lynlee up, or do both like they did for Bravely Default.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 26, 2015, 06:00:46 PM
Still really shit news.  Hope they can work something out.  PT really floored a lot of people, it'd be awful to disappoint fans of the playable-demo that had such an impressive following (well deserved too).

....well, I mean, this is sorta like MML3 over again.

 
13  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 26, 2015, 05:57:43 PM
I got to the top of Terra Tower (the room with the blue blob looked really cool, as did the staircase with all the dragon heads adorning it) but Dragon God defeated me. 

Honestly the funniest-fiercest looking boss ever. 
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 26, 2015, 05:38:01 PM
Streamers are a-go.
http://www.twitch.tv/sollocat
http://www.twitch.tv/narumi23 (this user has a Skelldoll)
Music is wonderful, the world is fantastic, and hopefully I'll stop myself from watching....  Me yelling demands at my computer screen does nothing to bring the game overseas faster.  :(

Also...


Probably the most/only big disappointing things I've seen from the game so far, go figure it had to be this kinda crap (she's 13, to boot).
Not that I'm really in favour of fighting fire with fire (I honestly don't think men/women are fantasized about their bodies in the same way either), but I hope the male teammates get some similar treatment to balance this out...
15  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 25, 2015, 11:05:53 AM
Oh my gooooood.....

Xenoblade: High Entia CHILDREN are 40 years old... even with an expanded lifespan, I can't think of taking care of an infant for over 10 years let alone what follows with childhood...
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