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6496  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: September 30, 2011, 11:45:09 PM
So could I.  Why did we arbitrarily decide that visual novels don't count?

That said, I'm not optimistic about this particular project.  Looks really bland.  And Kinema Citrus doesn't have much of a pedigree...they're pretty new and seem to have mostly done in-between work.  That doesn't mean it can't be good, but...

Visual Novels aren't really much of a game.  They're like big budgeted choose-your-own adventure books.  They're books that if they become popular enough, then 9/10 times they get adapted as shows anyway -- like it's almost the end of the line of what they "want" to become.

I'm talking working with more of a source material that involves a bit more action, a bit more of a "game" then hitting just hitting "next".

Arbitrary?  A bit... but, I don't know.  They just don't feel like proper games, it's quite literally just a "visual novel".

This project does look bland.  A bit of a shame, I thought the characters would haveworked really well for something almost "politics" driven... something missing from anime almost entirely nowadays...

.... is it weird this post gave me deja vu? 
6497  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: September 30, 2011, 11:41:02 PM
Final Fantasy XIII-2 is up to page 33: hasn't been released yet, and was announced for US release on Day 1. Come on... it's not like RPG NEVER talks about games before they are released.

To be fair, half the posts in the XIII-2 thread are bashing it.

I say for good cause.  Worst of all is the emphasis trailers and the bulk of what we're shown is the "drama" of it all.  Too little of trailers nowadays is solely gameplay, it's theatrics (hell, Dead Island really won it for their pony show).  Anyways, if FFXIII-2 is reviewed well, then I'd buy it... fact is, I think FF13 left a bitter taste in many people's mouths.  Hence the bashing.

Kinda why I find the sort of indifference about Zelda here odd.  The titles are usually very good.  Twilight Princess, to me, outclasses Ocarina in almost every aspect -- I thought that game was next to perfect (hell, I re-bought it to ensure it stayed in my collection [long story, and stupid brother]).

I can't wait for this, and I love how we have a master-sword chick guiding you, I kinda like Nintendo for these little twist characters that join the cast, even if it is kinda gimmick-y.... they've kept it fresh.
The item upgrade system will be a nice bonus too.

I like, and I HOPE, that Ganondorf [stupid name] stays away from this title.  When I said Twilight Princess was next to perfect, one aspect that sucked was how the game went away from this interesting new villain, Zant, and turned it into the Ganon Show.  I kinda like having this new fella in this game as well [Flock of Seagull guy with the diamond jumper]. ... but old habits die hard... if this is a more "origin story" to the Zelda Universe, it still may be kinda cool to see what they do with Ganondorf.

It looks like this title is really pushing a strong relationship between Link and Zelda in this one too.... about time?  I always hated that aspect of Ocarina of Time, where it seemed the subtext of EVERY female interaction was how much they want Link's cock in their mouths..... TMI?
6498  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: September 30, 2011, 04:33:03 PM
Spirit Tracks' dungeons were ballin'.  Everything else was shit.
6499  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Totorie, Alchemist of Arland 2 announced for the PS3 on: September 30, 2011, 03:45:29 PM
My copy still hasn't shipped.  What's up with that, NISA?

I got Shadow of the Colossus and Xillia... I just ordered it online.  I got like 50 game stores close by, but I just didn't wanna bother looking and wondering when it arrives so I paid two bucks more for shipping and I'll just let it come when it does.

I hope you don't need Rorona to get this game.  Given the first game's average reviews, I just kinda avoided it.
6500  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword on: September 30, 2011, 03:43:09 PM
I don't know much about this game but it looks fun, the lack of hype that I've seen in the Internet is quite impressive though.

Haha I just don't think you're in the right places.  There are plenty o' Zelda dedicated sites that take care of that.  And now, closer to the release, we're getting a lot more talk.

I'm surprised at the lack of chatter here though.  People not really like Zelda on this forum?  I'm looking forward to it like crazy (the bundle is a super-fucken-sweet deal).  I am really nervous with the wii-mote reliance though.
6501  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: September 30, 2011, 11:15:48 AM
Haps: off the pick up a package from the post office! :D

I love when a big box arrives for me. :D
Happened yesterday, had some art books.  I danced around the house.
6502  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: September 30, 2011, 11:13:37 AM
Well, how many video game adaptions are good?

If you count visual novels... then a lot.

Um, yeah, those don't count.  Visual Novels to me is one of those genres that isn't a genre.

I'm talking that not too many are actually memorable, nor try to go beyond the source material.  No one here is really disagreeing with me either, a lot of "not bads", but I want a "great".  I'm not even judging, actually, I've seen a lot of bad ones, I wouldn't mind a good one.
6503  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Nier on: September 30, 2011, 03:45:06 AM
I can't wait, they'll make an announcement that the music albums exceeded the total revenue from game sales.
6504  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky on: September 30, 2011, 03:44:13 AM

There's been a second preview post:


I'm not super crazy about the art style, but any Legend of Heroes is good in my book. :)

Cool, thanks! Yeah, the art style didn't seem that great when I first saw it, but it's beginning to grow on me now. Hopefully, if this OAV does well, maybe they'll make a tv series for it. :)

...looks, kinda generic.  If the script is just as boring then this will be a horrible project.  Why am I getting ahead of myself??  Well, how many video game adaptions are good?
6505  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: TEAM ICO COLLECTION on: September 29, 2011, 07:08:03 PM
ICO isn't as fun as I remembered it.  The combat is frustrating.  Oh well.

Never did care[?] for that aspect of the game much at all. Just came off as unnecessarily tedious.

Yorda...  Yorda...  Bitch is useless!
6506  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Recently watched Episodes of TELEVISION BOX offerings! on: September 29, 2011, 06:00:19 PM
Just started watching the second season of True Blood last night. The show really pretty much sucks, but Nan seems to like it, so I guess I'll keep watching it with her.

The first disc of season 6 of Doctor Who should show up today.

Aw, you're such a nice hubby.

Is it like one of those shows that you don't like, but like a cartoon, it's entertaining at the very least?
6507  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys (IV) Celceta, Sea of Trees on: September 29, 2011, 05:59:04 PM
I`m not exactly impressed with the visuals, but I`m still stoked for this! It`s a Falcom game and they (almost)never suck.

Come on, it's a port of an early 90s game, though I don't know whether touched up the visuals from the PC or SNES version or made them from scratch. Presumably they touched up one of the versions? I think it has a certain Suikoden V vibe that I kind of like.

"Touched up" is quite the understatement... And it already can't be a port because of the inclusion of extra characters in addition to Adol. It's a full blown remake, but it may not be that either because Falcom never made their own version of Ys IV. They're finally making their own version of Ys IV, which makes this a lot more exciting than the news of most remakes.

In regards to just the visuals though: They look barely better than PSP... which makes me wonder if this was originally a PSP game before they saw the Vita announcement and decided "fuck it, we'll just port our work up to that."

That, and/or Japanese just suck at graphics nowadays.
6508  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: TEAM ICO COLLECTION on: September 29, 2011, 05:46:36 PM
great music too. very triumphant

The song when you're kicking ass, especially...
6509  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: The Last Guardian on: September 29, 2011, 11:07:00 AM
OMG, I foresee the tear ducts getting a workout by the end of the game. I'm thinking "beloved dog dies at the end after heroic act" type sadness. This looks incredible.

Haha I like how this was a common reaction, especially given the sort of "grim nature" these games have had thus far.
6510  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: The Last Guardian on: September 29, 2011, 01:57:32 AM

I don't even gonna watch this and is not because of fear of spoilers it's just because I've lost big part of my interest in this game since it was announced... you know by now what is my opinion in waiting more than 3 years for a game. Yeah I know this is Team Ico, but still, I wish they stop doing this.

I just think of what other goods are always being released to make the pain less.

Ah god... the guy at the 30 second mark... his deep, slow, throat-y voice drives me nuts ((nuance)). -____o

Great looking game, and the fact they rendered that creatures feathers (what looks like) separately is an amazing feat.   But I'm inclined to agree: the development has been a stupidly long amount of time.  I'm sure we'll see where all that time went... but by god, I hope this game is longer than the first two titles because of it.
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