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7471  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F/Vesperia localization?) on: February 03, 2011, 02:24:34 AM
http://jin115.com/archives/51750579.html

How amusing
7472  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade + The Last Story on: February 03, 2011, 01:13:47 AM
Those are numbers are actually pretty low....3rd birthday outsold it be over 30k copies in its first week.

A Square-Enix franchise sequel sold more than a new IP? Wow!

I guess that's to be expected then.  I got play Last Story to see if I'd like it.  Doesn't seem like too much a stand out from any other "run around and kill things".  A shame Uematsu's tracks aren't being liked too much thus far - what happened to him?
7473  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's the haps? on: February 03, 2011, 01:12:27 AM
I kind of hated college. Is this normal?

I hated my first course.

My second course I became loved, I was the class genius, only second to the anti-social-nerd, and everyone loved me for the good laughs I gave, low cut tops, and leniency to give assistance and/or answers.  Then I loved college.  ....god that's sad.

In university I don't have many friends.  The few I did changed next semester, and I don't really care to make many - too busy.  Too many slackers and too many who start sentences with "last night I got so drunk that I....".  Sometimes it feels like conversations are just the best way to out-do someone's story.
I struck up a friendship with this Chinese fella.  He and I were making good chit chat, then he asks me about "if I have siblings"; I said that I do and brag a bit that's he's a great guy and always there for me.  So when I ask him if he does - he reminded me of China's One Child Policy...  so he's an only child.

Now you know.  God I yak.  Proper woman thing.
7474  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade + The Last Story on: February 02, 2011, 08:13:46 PM
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN Last Story outsells Valkyrie Chronicles 3

http://kotaku.com/5750274/the-last-story-finishes-first-in-japan

They certainly promoted it enough.
7475  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: February 02, 2011, 08:00:25 PM
And I would totally say that if I were to bring a ak47 to a big board of [evil] directors meeting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rR44oOYjvOw&feature=player_embedded
Awesome motivational flute man.
7476  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: February 02, 2011, 07:45:00 PM

Working my way through this, favorited it in the meanwhile - sweet Jesus what is happening in it? haha
Love the animation.  And robotnik.
7477  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F/Vesperia localization?) on: February 02, 2011, 07:32:46 PM
One thing that drives me nuts about Japanese games as of late is their insistence of using an anime-style.  I'm sure environments and people could turn out way better if they went for a more realistic feel that the console is capable of.  Namco Bandai does have the talent (usually at other divisions).  And it is unfortunate then when these realistic-anime graphics did come in Star Ocean 4, it was rejected as being too akin to a "creepy doll".  I still think Tri-Ace usually masters environments (for a smaller J-developer).




I dunno - I think they're both trying to hit some effect.  SO is trying to be real, Tales is pulling that more washed-out anime backdrop look.  Even character wise: SO has textures, Tales is just smoothed out (where hair is probably the only liberty taken).

In terms of this aliasing business.... um, I couldn't care less how edges look.  I find you stop noticing when the game is in motion anyways - one reason I hate looking at screenshots; they never do a game justice.
7478  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Youtube on: February 02, 2011, 07:27:00 PM

Wow...3 minutes of McBain.  Tied quite well together?
If Simpsons crew (korean artists) ever wanted to make another movie - McBain would be it.  Screw Simpsons and Futurama-straight-to-DVD'ss... McFuckingBain.
7479  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Super RPGFan Game Journal IV - The New Warriors: The Revenge The Movie The Game on: February 02, 2011, 07:23:26 PM
Dice is sexist 

Silly me, I forgot

And a feminist.  You'll see me standing outside parliament burning my bra.

...the hell?

Enjoy the music in Wizard of Oz, it was the one thing I liked.  Oh, that and the compellingly strange Japan-ified redesign for good ol' Dorothy.



No need to burn your own bra. Send unwanted garments to

Thoren
123 Street
Cityville, IL

I'm afraid I'd get a version of that "phantom limb" thing and feel what he's doing to my undergarments from afar.

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Didn't like it then?

It was good, but I did get bored of it.  The visuals and music were outstanding - but I think another game (that I legitimately liked more) and school were taking my time instead.
7480  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Handheld Must-Avoids on: February 02, 2011, 07:21:07 PM
As for DS....it's a bit more subjective I think. It doesn't seem to be that there are any truly bad RPGs, more just that they disappointed - like Infinite Space. Can anyone else elaborate?

Apparently it disappointed you but I think it is the best game on the DS.  Just sayin'

I'd say to avoid Golden Sun Dark Dawn unless you like

1) being treated like a 5 year old constantly
2) horribly written dialogue
3) not having any significant innovations/changes to the original golden sun battle system
4) awkward item menus and a useless world map
5) general lack of dungeons

I thought dungeons were plentiful enough.

One thing I hated the MOST in the game was the "fright" music when you entered the "dark" areas.  How annoying...
7481  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F/Vesperia localization?) on: February 02, 2011, 07:19:48 PM
...very short...

Haha we'll chalk it up to excitement then, ya?
7482  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F/Vesperia localization?) on: February 02, 2011, 07:10:41 PM
This is awesome news! I can't wait for it! Now I gotta get a PS3...

Now I've got to get a PS3.

...short memory there Mickmac?


Again, using Eternal Sonata as the basis for your argument is silly.  Eternal Sonata was a shit game that sold like crap on both systems because it was a shit game, and has no bearing on anything.  That's like saying Mass Effect 2 was a poor choice to release on PS3 because Enchanted Arms didn't sell well on PS3.

...what are you talking about? I supported your statement by saying it was a stupid idea for a port (okay, sorry, I didn't explicitly remark how it was a "shit game" from the get-go - but I swear I meant it).

Do you think, given the amount of people who DID buy the X360 title, the PS3 version would sell that much???? Even *if* it did, it would be a stretch.  And I think by this point, Namdai's moved on (the game is like, 3 years old).

Furthermore, I already tried supporting my argument with why *I personally* didn't think Vesperia was a good candidate to port over on PS3.  The game sold fine on the X360 (I hear), but given Namdai's bizarre standards and their "financial trouble" why bother?  Why not have them focus a new title (Xillia) then one that will guranteed lose sales because they already have a version.  People who have a PS3 (and not the X360 title) are out of luck unless they imported - and (granted) I feel sorry for them, but the PS3 versions "extras" sucked for the $80 import.
7483  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F/Vesperia localization?) on: February 02, 2011, 07:09:08 PM
Considering how few Tales games Namco brings here, I'm betting it'll just be the straight-up PS3 version, same as Japan got. Because I just don't see them investing more than that (such as ports) until after it comes out and proves that the series can pull in good numbers here.

Eh. I'm indifferent.  We've gotten the greater majority of the "mothership" titles.  Maybe we're still missing a decent version of Tales of Phantasia - but something tells me it won't be the last time it's remade (never is); maybe we'll get one.  Tales of Rebirth is long gone, and we're getting Graces finally.

Otherwise, what else?  They could give us Nanikiri Dungeon [sp?], where two kids change into different classes thanks to magic talking and perverted closet who looooves having the female playing changing "inside him" (LOLz, oh Japan).  The Radiant Mythologies are a poor mash-up of characters meant for that "hardcore" Japanese audience who have like 80 visual novels in their houses, and (ok, fine) we missed the DS titles (which is a sad loss - but considering the high pirate %, it almost felt like a slap-back to them....even though the piraters now have fan-translated versions).

Tales of Tempest is a loss to the whole series.
Innocence and Hearts is a loss to the NA fans though.  I personally didn't care much for Innocence, though it is brilliantly done (but suffers probably the WORST dungeons in the series).  Heats, despite the cheese, looks awesome.
7484  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F/Vesperia localization?) on: February 02, 2011, 06:32:33 PM
Actually, I'd still like to know. I'd get the PS3 version either way, but I doubt it's impossible to port the content back down if it can fit on a single disc still, or even just give the post-game as a second disc, bugs probably wouldn't be a problem either since there was a patched up version that was quickly put out and replaced bugged copies, and bugs are usually fixed in localization anyway if caught beforehand. Similarly, Namco DOES seem fond of multiplatform releases here, so not only does that keep downporting the content to the Wii an option but opens up the possibility of a 360 port if at all reasonable, Dark Souls is PS3-only in Japan despite being multiplatform in America and Europe.

I *doubt* we'll see the Wii version (wouldn't really make sense, and I'm sure both decisions would come with a fair share of whiners anyways).  But I wonder if they would port it to 360... I guess it would make sense??  

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He just means that JRPGs sell better on the PS3 then on the other two systems, which your statement just proves.

I figured, that's why I went on about why Vesperia on PS3 was a bad idea...
As is, I think some of the "flowery" elements of this title may be a slight turn off to new gamers.
EDIT: (then again, nice to see ToGf is outposting FF13 on GameFaqs forums)
7485  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Namco Bandai is teasing something (Tales of Graces F/Vesperia localization?) on: February 02, 2011, 06:08:52 PM
Referencing Eternal Sonata on PS3 for your argument is pretty silly considering it tanked on 360 as well.  It tanked because it was a shitty game.

Not only that, but we could apply your logic to Tales of Graces in Japan.  Why port it to PS3 when it was already released on the Wii?  Probably because PS3 owners tend to buy more JRPGs than their 360 and Wii counterparts?  I dunno, just throwing that out there.

I don't follow the second half.  
Either way, Graces PS3 out-sold the Wii one within the first two weeks.

If you're talking in regards to Vesperia - then who knows.  I, personally, if I worked at Namdai-NA (and having played both Versions) wouldn't deem a second port worth it - especially for financial reasons.  The changes in Graces were pretty big, they added another 20 hours of content for the f chapter for goodness sakes.  

Vesperia added two characters (one that they didn't need to), snuck a few random dungeons in (one that came at a part where in the X360 you just walked to the other side of town to progress), and some cosplay outfits that eventually cost a fuckton for such a pointless feature.  I think I groaned about 20 messages worth about how it wasn't worth it - unless you have a hard-on for the title (but hey, they already imported).

The several titles we get is great, but we do miss a lot of Tales.  Between Vesperia and Xillia?  I'd sooner them save their money for a future release then one we already have.  I think Eternal Sonata PS3 made like 5 people happy.  There's a bit too much risk in trying to get people to re-buy a new version of the title, don't you think?  ES was a stupid risky move as is.
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