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856  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 on: August 17, 2010, 08:57:43 PM
Interesting. I'm going to buy it just because I like the Mass Effect series that much, but releasing it without the first ME is kind of weird, PS3 owners will miss out on half of the entire story. Ah well, more people will get to experience 2010's Game of the Year, so can't be a bad thing.

Maybe they'll go in the style of Yakuza and put a compilation of the events of the last game. Being this game one of "choices" maybe they could even innovate and let us make the choices IF we watch the video and those choices would be carried over to when we play the game.

I'm particularly not too sad about ME1 not going to ps3. I mean, I played it on PC, it was good but rarely as any other Bioware game, this one I didn't want to play more than once. I loved the story and characters but didn't like the gameplay so much, especially that vehicle we had which was boring as hell, unlike the one in ME2 Overlord which is much nicer.
857  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 on: August 17, 2010, 04:59:37 PM
Wait, there's people who own a PS3, but not a 360? Odd. I can see it the other way around, as the 360 came out first, and was cheaper. Some of you either have some amazing will power, or seriously deep pockets.

I don't get this comment...you're saying that people who don't buy both consoles are the ones with deep pockets?

Personally I have a PS3 and no 360, but I didn't even get the PS3 until it had been out for a couple of years.  There wasn't much on either system that interested me in the first few years.  Not to mention that the PS2 was still going very strong back then.

Right now if I were to get another console it would be a Wii.  But the thing that's limiting me is time, not money.  I have a hard enough time just keeping up with my backlog of PS3 games.  What do I need a whole new system for?

I thought I might be misunderstood.
My thinking is that if you only own a PS3, it means you either:
bought it when it first came out - very expensive(deep pockets)
just recently bought it when it went down in price - willpower
I'm actually impressed by those who held out on buying a a new system for so long despite being bombarded with constant news about all the great games for them.
Personally, I got a 360 when it went down to $199. Then I got a PS3 when it dropped last September. Seems the natural progression of things.

In your reasoning which is not completely wrong have you wondered that there are people that just have preferences for some games on one console over another.

Think about it, even though there are good games on the system, you are not determined  to buy the console until a game you really want on it is released. I for one am I big fan of Metal Gear, so I knew I would buy a PS3, sooner or later but if I didn't have interest in exclusives on the Xbox, even it being cheaper would not be reason enough to buy it. After this game you were waiting for so much, you end up buying other titles but the decision comes on what you can play on one system that you can't on the other.

Not to mention that while a very good video game, the 360 is way too much unreliable. Mine broke 3 times before I gave up on it and all 360s of friends and my cousins, all know in real life broke, which makes up more than 10.
If it were a little better hardware Microsoft would still be making money out of me by paying live, Live Arcade and retail games but instead they just made me stay away until next gen, and since this one will probably take longer to end, they will not see any from me anytime soon.

Anyway, enough with complaining, back to Mass Effect 2.
I wonder if all DLCs released until december will make it to the PS3 version of the game, like Fallout 3 Game of the Year Edition. It would be nice if not only that but some exclusive content already on disc that could also be given on Cerberus Network and Xbox live.
858  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mass Effect 2 coming to the PS3 on: August 17, 2010, 11:20:18 AM
You've got to be kidding me!!!! I'm buying it for sure, day one!
This was by far my favorite game this year. My PC can handle it good, but being able to play it on my new big TV and Home Theater is reason enough for me to buy it one more time.
Not to mention the money I'll save with DLC.
859  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Resonance of Fate Topic on: August 16, 2010, 11:51:53 AM
Well, maybe it could be considered difficult in an RPG kind of way, but considering the battles are more strategic I'd say it is pretty fair in difficulty if you think it's a mix of strategy and RPG.
If you do all missions along the chapters I'd say it rarely is hard, only a few fights get challenging and you can always pay a little to retry then. If I could do that in Demon's Souls without having to play the whole stage again or at least maintaining what I have obtained I would have play it past the first level.

I forgot to mention, I did platinum this game and it is well worth the time and effort.
860  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: How's Fallout 3's DLC? on: August 15, 2010, 01:33:37 PM
Funny, my cousin said me the one he really loved was Mothership Zeta but I'm not sure. I loved the game but never went into the DLCs, I spent so much time doing side quests that I didn't even finish the game, just like Oblivion.
My other cousin said the thing he liked a lot was in one of the DLCs when you get an armor that works just like the Predator suit.
861  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: August 12, 2010, 11:04:08 PM
I agree, there is no problem with fanservice as long as it is not over used.
If we think about it Crisis Core is a huge fanservice. Does it work ? Yes! Does it break any aspect of the game, no. It's not as if square is saying Aya will be using bikinis, it's just some tear on her clothes, much less then Goku in Dragon Ball.

Back to the game, I just it delivers. Whatever it tries to be, be it survivor horror, 3rd person action or RPG, I just want a good story and gameplay.
862  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: August 12, 2010, 12:20:31 AM
Quote from: Siliconera
The 3rd Birthday, however, is not a role playing game. Square Enix made a straight third person shooter with a body snatching system.

I had originally heard this wasn't going to be an RPG... but the "EXP + 100" when defeating enemies suggests some sort of leveling.

Or Square could just be fooling us with another weapon upgrade system.

If we think of Mass Effect 2, even though it's a shooter at some aspects it is still an RPG. Sure, a shallow RPG we it comes to customizing but a great one when it comes at characters interaction and feeling drawn into the world.
If PE3 can pull something like that off, I'm happy.
863  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 4 International coming to the PS3 on Feb. 2010 on: August 11, 2010, 11:45:36 PM
Abuse the bonus board as much as you can in battles. That's one of the biggest tips. Try to run up as many in EXP as you can early on (unless you're after something else specific) and do the best you can not to have the board break. For most of the game I generally attempted to have 50-75% of the board with exp bonuses and making sure I always had 1 or 2 health/mana recovery ones.

Item creation can be really useful, but the game's easily manageable without it. I didn't mess around with it much until the end simply because I had more characters with more skills to choose from.

Oh, here's something else important... DON'T SELL ANYTHING. EVER! Excuse the caps. But it's important! Almost everything is used in one Item Creation formula or another and there are many items in the game that are unique.

Also, without ruining anything, I suggest you do shop requests and other quests as soon as you see them. There's a couple of places you won't get the opportunity to return to. Assuming you care about the quests, of course.

Last point, and most importantly: Hands of Reimi! She's mine! ;)

I fee like playing it again now... man, I loved it.

Thanks for the info.
I usually don't sell things unless it's those kind of games you're always behind in money, this one gives you enough to play around.

I heard the same thing from the item creation, but it looks fun so even if I don't do option dungeons I'd like to at least give it a go at item creation (maybe it's my brain's way of preparing to play Atelier Rorona).

These quests feel so boring. I don't feel like doing them unless the reward is big... But I can at least try some.

Once you get a full bonus board, stick with a character like Reimi to stay away from the enemy.


Something like 90% of the money you will be obtaining will be for the hidden dungeons.  Save up now. :P

Last but not least - don't stick with one character; switch around so you can get Battle Trophies early.  You will need to get at least 50% for everyone (removes the level cap on characters, good for the xtra dungeon).

About using Reimi once the board is full, you know, I should have though of this sooner. I've had the board broken for some small mistake and having to build it all the way up again.

Not sure what you mean by the "laser weapon" but I'll keep my eyes open on it.

Last tip will be hard as some characters you really need to get adjusted to use properly. I'll at least give them a chance.

864  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: August 11, 2010, 08:39:06 AM
Holy Hot Damn!
This is looking great, specially on the PSP. The thing that got me thinking is how we'll be able to use spells if the quick link there are only weapons... Well, I'm sure they'll find a way.
865  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Star Ocean 4 International coming to the PS3 on Feb. 2010 on: August 11, 2010, 08:28:15 AM
I started playing SO4 this week, finally, and I'm enjoying it quite a lot. I'm about 10 hours in and I'm having fun with the creation system, the battles, exploring but sure, there are some characters that are a bit weird. I truly don't get why there are a lot of complains about it unless you are a die hard SO fan and find something to nit pick in it.
I've played SO2 and finished SO3 and so far this one is much more fun to me.

I just think that some dungeons could've been smaller and some puzzles a little more straight forward but still it just takes a little more time, nothing impossible, like the dungeons in Strange Journey where you can't even see your path.

Anyone who has played the game has any tips ? I'm boosting up the item creation skills so I can make the EXP and Fol equips as soon as possible. I just don't know when I can make them ...
866  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: August 06, 2010, 01:39:50 AM
Thanks heavens!
They released a "remake" of a horrible old game I can't even remember the name, some no one cares about, even in the japanese store but when we talk about the good games they keep us waiting. If they release Parasite Eve and Vagrant Story, I'll even promise to buy Bushido Blade, just for nostalgia (if this one ever gets a chance).

Now for real, don't you think would be nice if these PSOne Classics had trophies, or leaderboards (depending on the game, of course). I mean, not that it would stop me from playing a good game but if I already have a game or at least have already played it, I'd need a little more incentive to play a "decent" game again. If we take the trophy hunters into account, it could even boost sales. Sure, no one would buy Tomb Raider for the trophies because that game is impossible, but a lot of people would be proud to show of 100% completion on their favorite RPGs.
867  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Best RPG of the decade on: August 05, 2010, 08:34:06 PM
I bought Unlimted Saga when I was 12 or 13, back when I thought the Square/Square-Enix logo still had respectability to it, and I was very confused by it, it was not what I wanted at all. I was so bored, I think I might have played an hour the day I got it, then another hour the next day, just to please my dad, because I had begged him for it and I didn't want to seem ungrateful.

Good point you touched. Most of the times I received games from my dad they ended up being crap. My mom and my grandfather always asked the title I wanted so at least I was responsable for not choosing a good game.

One of those games (not an RPG) were ToeJam & Earl. Yeah, I know some people like this game but I simply hate it. I even played it co-op with a friend that loved it and even so, I couldn't get myself to play it. Horrible memories ...
868  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Starcraft II on: August 03, 2010, 11:24:23 PM
My cousin got the game so probably tomorrow I'll go there to see it for myself before buying it.
I liked the first one but it was so long ago that I really had no expectations for this game at all but after seeing some reviews it does look really good!
869  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Water stages in games on: August 03, 2010, 11:21:05 PM
Like I was saying, I don't know how developers put so much of these boring water stages in games. They are people that like games, I mean they can't be possibly be having fun with a broken water stage.

Another example I remembered is the jet-ski level in Uncharted 1. I sure liked it but I've read that a lot of people hated it, not the level itself but because it was too hard.
Maybe they are trying to put something "different" in the game but can't think of something else then a water level. For example, Dead Space has no gravity moments, which are awesome and really well made. I'd have that 10 times over another water level in a game.
870  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Water stages in games on: August 03, 2010, 10:26:27 AM
I was watching a video of this game called Hydrophobia, a game about using water in the surrounding and all. Looks as if Uncharted meets Bioshock but with a lower budget.

Anyway regardless of the game, it made me think of something I'd like to share: How do you feel about water levels in games ?

I felt like asking this here because when talking to my friends about 90% of them, myself included, hate water levels in almost any game. Like a great game with a horrible slow paced moment. I'll just point some games with water levels and my impressions on the level itself:

Metal Gear Solid 2: confusing with hard to see water
Mario 64: not that bad but by far the worst levels in the game.
Mario Galaxy 2: I was so happy when the water turned into ice so I wouldn't have to swim
Zelda Ocarina of time, Water Temple: One of the most boring moments in my life, with the exception of the boss which is cool.
God of War 1: Total drag on what is most of the time a good game.

I'll stop here as I think my point is made and bear in mind I'm only pointing water levels in good games here, if I were to point bad games I could complain forever.

Side note: interesting how Bioshock, a game that happens in an underwater city doesn't have a water level... My guess ? The developers knew nobody would want it.
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