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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI will be out 2016 on: June 17, 2014, 04:19:45 PM
I do sort of get why they did the accents, since the voice acting in Dragon Quest VIII was very well received, but that's just the thing. It was voice acting. Sure, you get the occasional person who is apparently incapable of understanding any English accent but their own, but that isn't very common. The V and VI got the occasional word or local idiom in a phonetic style giving the different areas a bit more of a flavor, but IV made some of the characters incomprehensible. Oh, now I'm just happy they didn't dub IV. Can you imagine all the horrible Russian and Scottish accents?
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Quest XI will be out 2016 on: June 16, 2014, 01:00:53 PM
Sort of. They sold out almost completely, but I think the print runs were kind of low. IX apparently sold a ton. But keep in mind, Bravely Default selling well was a legitimate surprise for Square Enix since they'd picked up the idea somewhere that JRPGs don't sell.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: June 14, 2014, 05:31:26 PM
I'm actually surprised the Zohar didn't show up anywhere in Xenoblade.
49  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on: June 10, 2014, 03:33:05 PM
There's a correction. It's not coming out for the VITA.

Source: http://blog.us.playstation.com/2014/06/10/final-fantasy-type-0-hd-coming-to-ps-vita/

Is the VITA really so bad that no one will buy it, even for Type-0? Hell, the "Playstation TV" could probably play it. People would get that!
50  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy Type-0 HD on: June 10, 2014, 03:19:43 PM
And of course they announce it like two days after the fan translation got released. Eh well, I'm going to buy it anyway when it gets released and when I get around to buying a VITA.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: June 06, 2014, 09:39:30 PM
I just realized. Deus Ex Human Revolution has a poster for Final Fantasy XXVII in the year 2027. That would require a release yearly, including this year.

Aaand it just clicked why it's number 27. Because that's the year it takes place in.
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A message to Bethesda Game Studios from a fan. on: May 21, 2014, 12:21:41 PM
(and I don't think ANYONE'S made NetImmerse/Gamebryo performant. Civ IV was the closest).

Wasn't Catherine Gamebryo? Probably the best game using it.

Catherine is very heavily scripted, so it would be much easier to bug test. So, I guess basically, Gamebryo seems to work better, when the games are linear and have no open world elements. Too bad Bethesda only really makes open world games.
53  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A message to Bethesda Game Studios from a fan. on: May 19, 2014, 11:05:52 PM
Its all a matter of perspective- when I had a 360, I was perfectly fine with Fallout 3, and Oblivion.  If I had to reload because of a minor bug, or a quest line glitched out- oh well. 

However, later I sold the 360 and used ps3 exclusively.  Having that platform for Skyrim was maddening- words don't describe watching your games framerate slowing turn into a worsening slideshow over 30 hours of play upon which it was finally nearly unplayable.  I'd start to dread entering/going near towns where it was at worst and at that point i put the game down, never to return. 

And before people criticize- i'm a console gamer only, no "get a pc" posts please.  The point is, the game released on ps3, it should work.  And from what I've read, this isn't isolated.  Fallout 3, New Vegas, I hear were also disasters on ps3, because Bethesda couldn't figure out how to manage the memory space they had to work with on ps3.   

Yeah, I agree. Something like the dragons flying backwards? Hilarious glitch that doesn't really impact the game much, and is fine as long as it's dealt with eventually. Horrible framerates and game crashing bugs? Not excusable.
54  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: A message to Bethesda Game Studios from a fan. on: May 18, 2014, 10:36:47 AM
Bethesda doesn't seem to have much of a QA department. That might be the biggest problem.
55  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: RPGs you're ashamed to like? on: May 18, 2014, 10:35:25 AM
Time and Eternity has kind of a soft spot with me. Sure it isn't very good, but the story just makes so many dumb twists and turns, and everyone has such stupid motivations, that it starts moving into the so bad it's good category. It never really makes it, but for me at least it wasn't horrible. I don't recommend it, but since it was a birthday present, I didn't really lose anything.
56  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fruitbat Factory to Localize Eiyuu Senki for PS3 on: May 17, 2014, 06:21:30 PM
Some of those games stuff those scenes in almost at random. It's why the anime adaptations don't tend to have any noticeable missing elements in the plots, because excising them doesn't do anything. This isn't always the case, as the scene with the CG dragon in the first Fate/Stay Night anime will tell you.

Also, the clean version for consoles is a common enough phenomenon that I'm guessing any company with big enough ambitions will intentionally design the game so the sex scenes can easily be removed without hurting anything.
57  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wild Arms For PS4 still possible on: May 15, 2014, 07:51:36 PM
The plot writing in 4 was just bad. There were really interesting ideas, and the character interaction was pretty good, but the "Kids vs Adults" thing was really weird and the game occasionally dropped random bizarre elements in optional conversations. I remember that in some laboratory place, there was a completely out of place reference to evolution "just being a theory with no evidence". It was an optional thing that I got by accident, but it was just so random that it sticks in my mind.

In Wild Arms 5, the biggest problem is just that Dean isn't just an idiot hero. He's a complete moron.
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fruitbat Factory to Localize Eiyuu Senki for PS3 on: May 08, 2014, 09:32:12 PM
Corpse Party?
59  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Falcom's Brandish coming stateside? on: May 08, 2014, 10:48:54 AM
Yes, but it's supposed to be much better. It still does the weird rotating the entire screen when you turn though.

You can see the rotation though, right? Because I got really confused by the SNES version since the rooms look really different from each angle.
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Megami Tensei Topic on: May 06, 2014, 08:59:29 PM
Shadow Hearts starts off almost dead serious and then it starts going insane when the possibly gay vampire is introduced in the second game (Shadow Hearts Covenant) and the third game is completely bonkers, while not getting rid of the dark elements. For example, two of the characters in Shadow Hearts: From the New World are a Brazilian ninja trained in a secret Japanese village that's inexplicably in the Amazon rainforest, and a vampire that feeds on fat.
DDS and Nocturne, on the other hand, are much more serious. With the exception of Cielo's out of place accent in DDS.

DDS and Nocturne have the Press Turn battle systems where you get extra moves for hitting weaknesses and passing turns. Persona 3 and 4 use a stripped down version of it. Shadow Hearts has the Judgement Ring where you need to hit certain points on a disc for any actions in battle to work. The first Shadow Hearts uses the Judgement Ring for a ton of things outside of battle as well. For some reason, the Spirit of the Judgement Ring is actually a character in Covenant and his daughter is a character in From the New World.

Essentially, DDS and Nocturne are straight cosmic horror done very well, while Shadow Hearts is a cosmic horror that eventually develops a bizarre and insane sense of humor. There's nothing else quite like it.
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