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16  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 25, 2016, 08:17:43 AM
Episode 105 is live.  Enjoy! 
17  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Darkest Dungeon on: February 12, 2016, 11:12:28 AM
They confirmed it will indeed make it to the PS4 and Vita at some point this year. 
18  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria: Azure Revolution on: February 10, 2016, 11:24:48 PM
...if you're playing Phantasy Star Online 2 then I'm going to hurt you. 
19  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria: Azure Revolution on: February 10, 2016, 11:03:54 PM
Good point, Stephen.  I'd be thrilled if they announced another tactical game in the near future.  No real complaints from me if this is a side project, but I'll be pretty sad if this is a new direction for the series. 
20  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria: Azure Revolution on: February 10, 2016, 10:49:46 PM
The first footage is out and..... eh.  I was already really worried that this was going to be more action-y than the original games, and this seems to confirm those fears.  At least I'm not the only one disappointed:

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/166375-Valkyria-Azure-Revolution-Ditches-Tactics-Gameplay-for-Action-Combat

The game could end up being awesome, but it's weird that they would ditch so much of the original game.  Maybe there's still some elements and they just haven't shown them yet?  Whatever the case, Sega continues to be Sega. 
21  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: February 02, 2016, 08:01:52 PM
Episode 104 is live.  Enjoy! 
22  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: January 25, 2016, 12:43:20 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words!  Unfortunately, I won't be attending Magfest this year (life is pretty busy) and Stephen is currently living it up in Japan.  We talked briefly about potentially having something at Magfest, but I'm not really sure how that would manifest.  It would probably be related to Rhythm Encounter more than anything else. 

Never even heard about Pokemon Go until you mentioned it.  Shows how out of the loop I am. 
23  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: January 22, 2016, 01:11:47 PM
*puts on "Rob was wrong" t-shirt with a giant smile on his face*
24  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: January 21, 2016, 12:04:05 PM
Good point, Caitlin.  I don't speak Japanese, so I can't really comment on the scene and how controversial it was.  All I get from a few google searches are wildly different interpretations.  If this is all they cut/modify then I'm okay with it and will gladly wear a "Rob was wrong" t-shirt. 
25  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: New 3DS Fire Emblem Fates on: January 21, 2016, 10:10:13 AM
Boy, I remember someone saying that this was going to happen...
26  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII Remake on: January 02, 2016, 02:32:06 PM
As long as this remake of a PSOne era game has crimson heads, shotguns, obtuse puzzles, rocket launchers and gorgeous new graphics that keep the spirit and drama of the original release intact then I'm okay with all of this.

Wait, what amazing remake that we hold in extremely high regard are we talking about again?  

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Also, Lard, let's not use Amazon listings for games that are still quite a ways off to be the fuel for outrage.  Keep in mind there was a period right around the time Dragon Quest 8 released in America that you could pre-order an XBox 360 version of Final Fantasy XII at a Gamestop...
27  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 06, 2015, 05:11:30 PM
Yeah, I figured the modders would fix this pretty quick.  There were quite a few reddit posts about the inventory system and upgrade descriptions and how inadequate they were.  I'm not the only one who has a problem with the game's UI.

Kotaku actually articulated all of my points a bit better than I could.  Check it!
http://kotaku.com/fallout-4s-user-interface-is-truly-terrible-1743826375
28  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: December 05, 2015, 09:07:45 AM
I think I could have also made my arguments in a less antagonist (or asshole-y) way.  For whatever reason, I wasn't in the best of moods during the last episode and it kinda shows in places.  And you could also make the argument that I was prepping for controversy by asking questions and making assumptions before anything has even happened.  

But let me be clear, there won't be any hand wringing or "See, I'm so smart and I was right" comments if that stuff was taken out of Fire Emblem.  I'll be just as disappointed as everyone else.  

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And I do like plenty of games.  Hell, I liked Fallout 4.  Now, do I have a tendency to focus on the negatives when I'm giving a critical analysis?  Absolutely, and that's both a good and a bad thing.  It means that sometimes I miss the forest through the trees when it comes to the bigger picture of a game, but it also stems from a strong desire for games to get better and stop making the same mistakes over and over.  I talked about the camera in the Bloodborne expansion again because it's really starting to show some cracks in their design.  If they're going to keep upping the stakes and spectacle of their boss encounters then they need a camera that can keep up with the action.  I hope they hear those criticisms and make future games better, because it gets really annoying when the same things keep happening over and over (I'm looking at you, Bethesda and Bioware, when it comes to your UI designs). 
29  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Valkyria: Azure Revolution on: November 25, 2015, 07:50:49 PM
Okay, this reveal trailer and talk of action combat has me super nervous about this game.  Hopefully I'm getting all worked up over nothing, but I really miss the grounded tone and character designs of the original game.  Granted, we've only seen three characters so far, but I"m getting a way more fantastical/mystical vibe instead of the heavy military themes from previous entries.  Not to say there weren't fantastical elements before, but I'd rather be playing a solider with a gun (or a squad of soldiers) instead of a dude/dudette with a sparkly sword.

Am I just being crazy and reading too much into this stuff, all?  Maybe it's just a case of a bad/misleading trailer...
30  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast (Random Encounter) Thread on: November 18, 2015, 09:14:06 PM
Enjoy episode 101, everyone! 
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