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151  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mind 0 is not Persona...er...well...maybe not... on: April 05, 2013, 10:58:55 AM
Ok, that is a bit of a twist to the formula. You have the really powerful attacks, but you need to ration them out in long battles or you become much more vulnerable.
152  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mind 0 is not Persona...er...well...maybe not... on: April 04, 2013, 01:19:14 AM
I'm waiting to see what they do with the story.

You know, there's actually a lot less direct rip-offs in jRPGs than you'd think. There are some, but almost all the different franchises tend to have at least small quirks to the basic formula.
153  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Pandora's Tower is Coming on: April 03, 2013, 02:42:45 PM
In this case, they don't actually have to do any of the localizing themselves, so it's probably cheaper for them than most similar projects.

I have the European version, and it's a lot of fun. Kind of clunky, but I'll be keeping an eye on the developer.
154  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: April 01, 2013, 11:38:51 AM
I'm getting it, but my copy of X was scratched and won't play and my copy of X-2 went missing during renovations. I think it may have ended up in the wall. This is cheaper and has a bit more content then if I just bought the PS2 versions again.
155  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Summon Night Series on: March 31, 2013, 09:29:06 PM
I liked the two they released for the GBA.
156  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for some good western style RPG's (No elder scrolls games or PC games) on: March 29, 2013, 12:26:18 AM
From Software made it. It's called Dark Souls and it's the spiritual successor to Demon's Souls.
157  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Atelier Eska & Rosy uses the Dynasty Warriors engine (no, not Atelier Warriors) on: March 26, 2013, 08:22:53 AM
Yeah, the Dynasty Warriors engine is more designed for a ton of enemies than anything.
158  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 24, 2013, 11:54:33 AM
I agree. For example, the first two Xenosaga games had good ideas in their battle systems but the first game was so slow and the second game was so clunky that it hurt the game. The third game figured out how to have the critical elements of the first two battle systems and made it fast-paced.
159  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 23, 2013, 09:43:29 PM
Atlus is really good at tweaking turn-based systems though. I find that the ATB system can be really annoying at times when the speed ratings are really out of whack, and if it isn't completely barebones, a turn-based system can be really good.

Remember, Final Fantasy X's battle system got completely ripped off by that Lord of the Rings RPG, The Third Age. It had to be doing something right.
160  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for some good western style RPG's (No elder scrolls games or PC games) on: March 23, 2013, 05:51:16 PM
Look at GOG.com. They have a ton of older PC rpgs that are altered to work on modern computers, complete with no DRM. And they are legitimate. The company behind it are the creators of the Witcher series.
161  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Recommendations for RPGs on a PSPgo? on: March 23, 2013, 10:29:35 AM
The load times seem to be coded in. The music actually fades out between screens which is utterly baffling.

If you want to play a Lunar game and you can't get your hands on the PS1 version, there are worse games, but it's not the best port.
162  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: March 23, 2013, 12:58:57 AM
It's one of those things where if I had to choose between having the mediocre remake or not at all, I'd go for the remake. But Hearts is the one I really want to try.
163  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: March 22, 2013, 06:09:35 PM
I don't know if anyone would be interested, but I got my hands on the DemiKids GBA titles and I'm doing a liveblog of them over here:

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/lb_i.php?lb_id=13639677930B33214700&i_id=13639889190I47117000&p=1

As far as I can tell, the games are kind of rare and they're possibly the only games labelled with Shin Megami Tensei in Japan, but not in North America.

164  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 03:00:29 PM
They're mislabeled. The one labelled emulator has much better textures and the details look different which wouldn't happen with an HD emulated version of the original.
165  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: March 22, 2013, 10:18:45 AM
Final Fantasy X/X-2 remaster confirmed for Western release.

http://gematsu.com/2013/03/final-fantasy-x-x-2-hd-remaster-headed-westward-this-year

It apparently has a price point of 40$.
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