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61  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 13, 2015, 11:19:25 PM




I'd be more stoked if this was a series that Ubisoft wasn't involved in.

How so?  Well, besides uPlay bullshit seeping its way into their games (bleh*).  But at least CoL WAS an RPG *and* without sandbox mechanics, glitches galore, and 200-piece collect-a-thons.  The game had problems, but being a Ubisoft title wasn't one of them.... at the very least I'm hoping for some pretty artwork and another fantastic OST.

Yearly iterations with a steadily declining level of quality after each one, over ambitious concepts that they can't deliver on, the Ubisoft digital tax and endless ports of the first game to every platform and with every variation of quality under the sun (or whatever the hell goes on with Rayman).

Fair enough I guess.  But an old school RPG from a big studio still kinda excites me. x)

Oh, the Square Enix teaser updated...  Effective trolling?  Mobile possibility (still lingering in the air like an old fart)?  Another game entirely?  Or is god real and we're still getting a new SO5 installment?

62  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade Chronicles X on: April 13, 2015, 10:59:31 PM



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Hmm, I think I do get the concerns, it definitely feels like XB1 had a bit more variation, rather, it knew when to 'tone it down'... still it's sounding really epic, and hopefully the nice softer event pieces are what's getting skipped in the OST list for being...i dunno, "less marketable" than !!!!***SOUNDS****!!! and Epic Latin Choir-ing
63  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 13, 2015, 10:16:00 PM




I'd be more stoked if this was a series that Ubisoft wasn't involved in.

How so?  Well, besides uPlay bullshit seeping its way into their games (bleh*).  But at least CoL WAS an RPG *and* without sandbox mechanics, glitches galore, and 200-piece collect-a-thons.  The game had problems, but being a Ubisoft title wasn't one of them.... at the very least I'm hoping for some pretty artwork and another fantastic OST.
64  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 13, 2015, 10:01:22 PM
Sorry everyone, massive pictures to prove a point no one asked for

It's weird, but I actually even like how Graces looked in a very simplistic way.  Clean lines, crisp colouring and pastel palette... Looked good too me (if not simple...but I mean, it was a Wii game).

But yeah, Vesperia did it best.  I admire the strides Tales has taken (as far as "adapting the artwork" I think the latest Atelier games take the cake, though), if the Tales series is still super-rooted in anime, I think they should stick it out with cel shading.  It worked so well and worked well against their somewhat lesser use of polys for characters.  Better yet, was Vesp's use of colour and generating atmosphere made each place feel welcoming and lovely.



That said, I don't think Zesty looks bad (it's for sure better than Xillia's success at looking awful), but definitely unpolished....like Jesus H fuck that aliasing:
65  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 13, 2015, 09:54:13 PM


66  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 13, 2015, 04:51:52 PM
Video: Mute City in Mario Kart 8 Just Got Crazy Courtesy of 200cc Racing
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2015/04/video_mute_city_in_mario_kart_8_just_got_crazy_courtesy_of_200cc_racingn

Omg... this makes me want a new F-Zero game. I loved playing F-Zero on the SNES growing up. Digging the new speed of Mario Kart at 200cc looks super fast.

Holy crap
67  Media / RPGFan Music Discussion / Re: Bra☆Bra Final Fantasy Brass de Bravo on: April 12, 2015, 01:01:16 PM
I'm a little torn about the Zanarkand arrangement. On one hand I don't like the tempo change as it down not reflect the weight that this song is intended to have emotionally. On the other hand I really like that it's not the typical melancholy arrangement and brings something new to the table. I have heard this song arranged many times so I welcome a different interpretation. I guess it depends on what mood I am in.

I definitely like it for being different and since there's like 8 official melancholy arrangements.  The song still hits the "sad notes" when it can.

This is definitely worth looking into, great review, and I do like the jazzy flair in tunes lately (I snagged the Phoenix Wright Jazz Soul album recently.... but I love that Godot's theme seems to have gone viral with about 7 million more views than any other uploads by the same person..sorry I went off track, but I've definitely needed music to fill that 'soulful' vibe lately).

Thanks so much Brog!  Will look into!
68  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: April 12, 2015, 12:57:09 PM

Conversation with my mum summed up in its entirety. 
69  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: CrossCode - A 2D action-RPG (Indie & Crowdfunding) on: April 12, 2015, 12:53:40 PM
Dear GFluegel, if you're in need of any more artists, I can draw (in true RPG-style response) anything I set my mind to. T__T

But seriously, I came in expecting (sorry to say) another 'drab and whatever' RPG-maker looking title...but holy smokes, I was completely and happily mistaken.  Gorgeous 2D, fast-looking combat, and unique characters to boot.  Keep up the good work, this is def on the radar.
70  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 12, 2015, 12:48:01 PM
One of the coolest things was how different it looked when I upped the contrast on my TV. Instant enjoyment boost.

It's funny you say this because it's definitely NOT the first time I've heard it ---- making me really think it's not just some cheap color amp but something worth trying out.  Thanks!! :D

Resonance of Fate is wonderful. I'm probably close to finishing the game, but that was like two Christmases ago. I got distracted with Nier and didn't bother going back to RoF. I think my favorite thing in RoF is how absurd you can make your guns look in that game. ;)

Honestly, go for it, we can chat it up. xD

But I love it like I generally love the "Tri-Ace formula".  I love abusing the games systems against itself, and when you 'win' you really earn it.  It's a wonderfully tough game amongst way too many keen on holding your hand.

Also, in other news, I cannot tell you how happy I am to be playing Xenoblade as a handheld right now.  Totally works for my lifestyle, and as some of you might know (or are sick of me saying) it's one of my favourite games ever.  Win-win.
71  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: April 12, 2015, 01:45:24 AM
http://gematsu.com/2015/04/dissidia-final-fantasy-arcade-developed-team-ninja-uses-ps4-core-system

The latest dish on Dissidia is quite informative. Not only can we eventually expect a PS4 port down the line, but there will be jiggle physics (probably in regards to all the spiky hair, since most FF females are comparatively flat as a board versus your typical Team Ninja babe) and the best FF game is finally getting repped (and really, this is the only news worth double posting, nevermind posting, about).



Since the FFXV thread seems to have turned into the FF General Discussion thread, this post is now about: http://gematsu.com/2015/04/project-x-zone-2-leaked-3ds

Project X Zone 2.



Yep, getting more of this.

If it makes you feel better I saw the Dissidia news thing here first. :P
But yeah, I kinda like just making 'general' topics (the foot traffic in this sight is better with less but more expansive looks into one topic be it "the Tales thread" or "the Final Fantasy thread").

And um yay?  I heard people liked it besides some of the ridiculously sized maps.
72  Media / Game Journals / Re: Dincrest plays Chrono Cross PlayLog on: April 10, 2015, 11:28:21 PM
I just defeated Dario, and to be honest, he was a bit of a wuss.  I discovered that every time I used a red element attack, he'd only counter with numble, so I spammed the hell out of red elements. 

Basically, it was the same strategy I used with the Red Dragon, only with opposite colors. 

That's the easy modo way of beating him. Now do it again legitimately. Congrats on getting the most powerful weapon of the game (you'll still want to get a Spectra Swallow at some point simply because you can't carry the Mastermune over to NG+; you can earn it again, but you won't be able to get it prior to rescuing Riddel).

Isn't it you just use characters of certain innates because Dario counters with 'non-threatening' attacks?

Considering I did not use a GameShark or other such cheat device, I consider it a legit victory. 
Don't knock the Shark.

Meh.

After all the trouble you went through with the Dragons, I was hoping for an amusing "OH SHIT!" response to Dario like I did on my first playthrough. But then again, you're also not a teenager with limited access to the Internet who still considers FF games to be reasonably challenging.

FF9 is a test of patience countered by sheer joy over everything else.

Fuck you Squeenix for giving us 8 versions of all but the best FF titles.
73  Media / Game Journals / Re: A Game Journal Reborn on: April 10, 2015, 11:25:54 PM
Muramasa Rebirth: Whooped the shit out of this game (I played Kisuke's and Momohime's stories pretty much concurrently) on Chaos until the final bosses for both.  Then I got lazy and just finished things on Legend.

Fun game

God I own a Vita, I should make use of it with this one.

I've been playing a TON of Resonance of Fate.  This game is really, really cool but got cut up for a bunch of dumb reasons.
74  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: April 10, 2015, 11:13:46 PM
I recently started playing Xillia 2 and am liking it. The medical debt storyline is to me a nice break from the typical RPG norm.

I loved playing Xillia 2 when I was high.  It was a welcome back to a game with much better character drama than its predecessor and still kept you in the same (but by this point "comfortable") world as the first game.

It's still glorified DLC, and the magical bullshitty-ness of the plot is irritating as hell.  I really don't know how I feel with Xillia 1/2 and that's something I could debate in my head for a while even without a forum.

Ah well, Tales, if nothing else, is fun in that way it's like putting on a pair of old comfortable slippers again.

I still think if a game combined the depth of Abyss's plot and the awesomeness of Graces' gameplay-oriented ...um, gameplay, that game would be an instant 10/10.
75  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: April 10, 2015, 11:09:00 PM
The point is: It was terrible.  They took an iconic character and made her the equivalent of ramblings in a teenagers diary.

Cool for Ramza, hell get a bunch of them in there, Theatrhythm it (god I gotta type that word so slowly), bring in SaGa and Mystic Quest.

Also, hopefully with Nomura taking a step back on projects he can practice art again and get good again.
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