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226  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: December 18, 2012, 03:27:24 PM
It's on the Virtual Console on the Wii.
227  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: i like to go on journey with AI comanies on: December 18, 2012, 03:07:18 PM
There's Suikoden I, II, III (sort of) and V.
228  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Holy Sword Legend: Circle of Mana announced (social game for GREE) on: December 15, 2012, 12:59:20 AM
The baffling thing, at least for me, is that this series is perfect for a port or remake or something substantial using the older games. I remember there was a mini-flareup when Square Enix accidentally mixed screenshots from SD3 with the initial announcement of Heroes of Mana.
229  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Square-Enix is teasing something. on: December 10, 2012, 02:06:39 PM
Tri-Ace has never been good at plot or characters. When the story's good, they make it a pain to see the whole thing. Anyway, I actually enjoyed SO4 as well, but it was a combination of playing an excellent battle system and watching a funny-bad anime. I didn't like SO3 much because of the ridiculous plot twist, a big chunk of the plot was utterly meaningless and the characters tended towards being massively underdefined. The MP health thing was a huge pain as well.
230  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ninokuni (Ghibli + Level 5 RPG) going PS3 on: December 09, 2012, 04:54:18 PM
I have to say that it's nice to see an RPG with a proper world map again.
231  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: New Devil May Cry, bitches. on: December 01, 2012, 03:24:52 PM
I know that Kaneko designed the Devil Trigger forms for DMC 3. I would love to see that happen with this. It would stick out so much.
232  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: November 30, 2012, 05:44:59 PM
The battle system was way too dependent on luck.
233  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGz you want HD'd/Remade on: November 30, 2012, 04:58:45 PM
At least it's not as infuriating as the BBC with classic Doctor Who where they intentionally destroyed a lot of the tapes.

My vote for a remake? Baten Kaitos. The backgrounds are amazing, but oh my goodness do the character models look awful, and the voice acting wasn't great either. Also, rebalancing the battle system would only help.
234  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs / Visual Novels / etc. on Nintendo DS? on: November 25, 2012, 10:13:28 AM
Spirit Tracks takes place after Phantom Hourglass and Phantom Hourglass takes place after Wind Waker (Gamecube), but there isn't anything that would be confusing. Both of them have unique villains that never show up anywhere else and the only thing you really need to know after Wind Waker is that the characters are sailing around looking for a new country.
235  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elminage Gothic on: November 24, 2012, 01:58:14 PM
Why don't you use MediaGo? It isn't great, but you can buy and download PSP games with it on your computer.
236  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs / Visual Novels / etc. on Nintendo DS? on: November 22, 2012, 08:17:20 PM
I forgot those were made by Capcom. :-)
237  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs / Visual Novels / etc. on Nintendo DS? on: November 22, 2012, 12:36:23 PM
100% pure fun. 

Think of it like mac 'n cheese.  Not a complex food by any means, but depending on who makes it, it can be enticingly and addictingly delicious or it can be a burnt oily mess.  Zelda is like that really good mac 'n cheese that only your grandma can make. 

What he said. One thing about Zelda is that they're kind of in a genre of their own. The worst Zelda game is still a good game on its own. As long as it's actually made by Nintendo.
238  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deus Ex and Deus Ex: Invisible War Post-mortem on: November 21, 2012, 01:02:59 PM
I can say that compared to Human Revolution, the stealth in the original is a lot more annoying. I mean in the sense that it's really hard to tell if you're sticking out from the cover or not.
239  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs / Visual Novels / etc. on Nintendo DS? on: November 21, 2012, 01:00:55 PM
Solatorobo's story structure is kind of strange. The best way to describe it is that it's like CyberConnect2 wanted to make a couple games out of it, but then decided to mash them together, complete with a credits roll halfway through.
240  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A possibly overlooked reason for the downturn of JRPG's sold in the U.S.? on: October 02, 2012, 08:20:20 PM
I agree. While the execution tends to be kind of...off, but there is so much creativity in the world design. Skies of Arcadia, Ar Tonelico, any Final Fantasy, Shin Megami Tensei and so on. There's even a jRPG about the console wars! Even Xenoblade, which has been hailed as the best of East and West combined has a fantastically unique world. I've found that on average, even the most bog-standard jRPG has a much more unique world than the average wRPG. Mass Effect is great, but there's no moment like Star Ocean 3's big twist (I thought it was kind of stupid, but I didn't expect it and it was a good idea, just badly executed). Fallout 3 is good, but it doesn't do the atmosphere nearly as well as Nocturne or Digital Devil Saga (which I hold up as some of the best post-apocalyptic games ever).

Both Japanese and American developers try to play it safe, but safe for a jRPG is so much more interesting (and colourful most of the time) than a wRPG. That's not putting wRPGs down, that's just my opinion.
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