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886  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I have too many games to play!!! on: July 30, 2010, 08:01:54 PM
But new games are new and shiny!  Sometimes you want new and shiny.

The thing about backlogs is that it can be very tempting to play the new game you just bought instead of a game in you backlog.  It's not like people are buying new games but just adding them to the queue.

Also, niche games don't always become cheaper with time.  Sometimes if you wait too long they become nearly impossible to find and incredibly overpriced.

You got that right!
I remember seeing Fatal Frame 2 or 3 for the ps2 almost a year after release on ebay and it was more expensive than the retail price, good thing I already had it.
Same thing with Valkyrie Profile 1 for PSOne. This one I bought used from a friend for a bargain before knowing it was worth a ton. On ebay I've seen it top 200 dollars. It's a good game, sure, but it's not a statue of a well know artist, it's a game burned on a disc.
Atlus games are quite famous for being hard to find later on.

I saw sometime ago that companies like Atlus sometimes like to do auctions of some copies of their games for absurd prices. I my opinion this is illogical market business because if there are a decent number of people wanting to buy your game, why sell to say 4 people for 100 bucks and instead sell it to 300 people for 50 bucks. I'm sure you make much more money this way, more happy customers and people that will eventually like your game and buy them when you make new ones.
I don't even think they should put the price down because it's old, since demand of said think is still good, but at least retail price.
887  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: devil survivor is too hard! on: July 30, 2010, 07:50:54 PM
I'm with the ones that think this game is hard. Not only hard but painfully hard. The missions we need to protect people ? Come on? I can barely protect myself.
Until mid game I though it was manageable but after that point, things just got way too difficult.

This game was the 3rd SMT game I beat, so I probably was still struggling to get the hang of it but sometimes getting said skill is way to hard, and the stages. Just for the record, I love SRPGs, and I've played tons of them, even some not so talked about like Phantom Brave and Stella Deus but this one: way too hard.
888  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep (PsP) on: July 30, 2010, 07:05:29 PM
I beat the game today, overall it is great!
Long story short, gameplay is so much better than any other. Lot's of customizations, battle is always fun, the game isn't too easy like KH2 and can be challenging at times, visual are in my opinion better than any other KH game and it has multiple playthroughs. I'm no Kingdom Hearts fan so I can't say for the story but it was fun with good cutscenes and bosses.

From a guy that hated Kingdom Hearts I'm changing my speech and this is possibly my favorite PSP game ever.

What I'd really like to see are these characters back in another KH game, maybe the one for PS3, if it ever comes to exist.
889  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: July 28, 2010, 11:57:48 PM
has tri-ace decided to break up with squeenix?
it did end of eternity with sega and now this with atlus

I sure hope not because I still want my Valkyrie Profile 3.

... One that sounds much more promising than Radiata Stories at that simply because of the MegaTen staff.

I couldn't agree more!
It's incredible that Atlus being a small publisher can manage to make much more good stuff (quantity and quality) then bigger RPGs companies like SquareEnix and NamcoBandai
890  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Radiant Historia on: July 28, 2010, 07:49:07 PM
I think the name chosen to be a little weird. I'll try to explain why, Story has the same meaning as Historia (in portuguese at least it means the same thing).
I'm not complaining on the meaning of the title, since it probably means almost the same as the former, but giving a name to something with two words of different languages, especially when the pronunciation of the vowels are pretty different makes it sound really strange.

Sure I'm nit picking on it but still. Well, I won't stop me from giving it a chance, but not only in this thread but overall I've heard so many mixed opinions on Radiata Stories that I'll wait to see more.
891  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: most unappreciated RPGs? on: July 28, 2010, 11:59:10 AM
Square could make a new Vagrant Story in a Demon's Souls style. Think about it, Vagrant Story was a mostly a dungeon crawler, only it had a good (but complicated) story, a great villain and a mixed up combat system.

We could use numerous weapons, from swords to spears and magic, much like in Demon's Souls. Most of the game hard a darker feel, probably because most of it happened in dungeons, as DS.

If only Vagrant Story was a little easier to navigate ... I made to the final dungeon (using a FAQ because otherwise I'd already be lost since that crazy forest) but for the life of me I couldn't find the way to the last boss.
892  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: July 28, 2010, 10:04:27 AM
Very nice! I at least hope that this time Bandai Namco publishes them here. I'd like to know what they're scared of, I mean Atlus publishes a lot of games and much sell less than any Tales.
Let's hope Graces looks at least as good as Vesperia since it's a port of a Wii game.
Now I wonder if they're going to re-do evrything, from characters models, towns, spells effects, etc wouldn't it be easier to make a new game ? Well, at least they already have voice acting, soundtrack and plot (and as a bonus for me, the theme song is performed by BoA).
893  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: most unappreciated RPGs? on: July 27, 2010, 08:36:05 PM
Star Ocean 3 sold over a million, if I were to guess I think no "Tales of" ever came close but I agree with you on Legend of Dragoon.
Legend of Dragoon was a really good game but it took a while to get good and if my memory is well enough the last Cd was way more difficult than the rest of the game, not Nocturne hard but way more than what you're used to. I remember I took a while to pass a certain boss near the end which made me take quite a while to beat it.

I think most RPGs that get a release window near another well know of at least expected RPG becomes unappreciated eventually. Like Shadow Hearts (release close to Final Fantasy X), Tales of Graces in Japan (released near FFXIII). I do lack more examples to my little theory but I don't know why but I get the impression this happens quite a lot.
894  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: July 26, 2010, 09:43:36 AM
Just made my day!
I hope this game comes big so they revive the franchise for good! Maybe next they'll bring Vagrant Story!

I just went in the site to see other stuff about the game and when the opening music remade played I felt like a child all over again. The first one is so good and I hope this one will be so much better!
895  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Demon's Souls on: July 24, 2010, 03:28:22 PM
I do understand a lot of people liked it because it is hard but somehow I feel pushed away because of that. I beat the 1st boss and only died once, but I could already feel the difficulty of the game (plus I've seen lots of videos of gameplay). In the end I don't feel like punishing myself so much with this difficulty, and bear in mind I did beat Ninja Gaiden 1 and Devil May Cry 3, some pretty tough games but I don't know, I probably want a rest from these really hard games for a while, at least give me a checkpoint :)

If in Demon's Souls 2 we have an "easy newb mode" where we can have a few checkpoints, at least 1 in the middle of the stage and another before the boss you can count me in.
I think this would definitively increase sales and for the sake of challenge, don't give trophies for those who beat of "puppy mode". Sure I liked trophies but I'd much rather have a good time with a game without being frustrated every now and then and have no trophies at all.
896  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: July 22, 2010, 03:46:57 PM
Im exited too, ive only played the second game but i think it was awesome maybe because i like resident evil too.

Im glad they revived this

Funny thing you mentioned this. I a big fan of Resident Evil, I've finished all the numbered ones and code veronica and yet somehow I hated Parasite Eve 2 style that tries to be like Resident Evil but it's not quite there. I think PE2 turned out to be even more clunky than RE 1, 2 and 3.
That makes me sad as I've heard there's a great story there hidden beneath some bad gameplay. At least now the game looks like RE4, in my opinion the best.

I was trying to give PE2 a second chance but I think I'll just watch it on youtube and be happy with it.

897  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: White Knight Chronicles 2, a video log of the entire game on: July 21, 2010, 11:46:44 PM
I liked how the graphics seem overall improved but the characters still look a little weird.
I heard the story of the first one is good which made me interested in it but the slow combat and some other things made me wait a little for it, just to find out that in WK2 we'd have one for free!
Now I can surely wait!
898  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Just started Strange Journey... on: July 19, 2010, 09:32:58 PM
I also found the first 2 sectors easy but the 3rd is not only hard but confusing as hell. Sector four makes it even worse, so I just felt like giving up on it.
899  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The 3rd Birthday on: July 19, 2010, 09:30:38 PM
Here's a cam of the whole E3 trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YieoURCBSXE

Oh I'm gonna love this.

Thank you, now you made this my most anticipated game ever!
I loved Parasite Eve 1 but hated 2 so much I couldn't even play 2 hours of it but now, I thinking of giving it a go, probably with cheats.
900  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Resonance of Fate Topic on: July 17, 2010, 11:28:03 PM
Now i'm with 85 hours. All characters at level 300 and a little bit further away from finishing the Arena. Honestly, I think I'll be taking a break on the Arena for a while and finish Neverland once and for all. It was a pain but at least now the battles are waaay easier. Just by being able to fully scratch an enemy is great, it makes thing not only easier but faster too.

Finally beat it, only one trophy away from Platinum. This I can say was a game that was worth every penny I paid. I just though the story to be confusing, not that it doesn't happen a lot in JRPGs but still way too obscure but even so, the characters are good so it's all right.

On a side note, the last boss was a breeze. I was so power leveled because of Neverland that he never had a chance but I think it's better this way, because in previous Tri-Ace games I've been beaten to death in the last bosses after going through the game with almost no problem.
Star Ocean 3: Killed last boss using all items accumulated throughout the game and only one character alive, after trying about 5 times
Valkyrie Profile 1: Died about 5 times as well, but not as hard as SO3
Valkyrie Profile 2: By far the hardest last boss I've ever fought. It took me about 10 tries and I remember my neighbor calling me to play Pro Evolution Soccer all night long and I said I'd only play when I killed that boss.
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