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391  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: October 05, 2011, 09:55:49 AM
I'm loving the open-world design.  I feel like I'm actually exploring and opening up new paths.  They also seem to have done a better job of placing checkpoints so that you don't have to do a massive amount of backtracking.  I like how one of the 1up articles called the game the natural evolution of the Metroidvania style, and I agree.  The only difference is that you can/will die if you try to take on an enemy that is way overpowered.  The barriers are actual enemies and not just some jump that can only be made with a special kind of accessory or upgrade. 
392  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: October 05, 2011, 08:53:40 AM
Played for a fair bit yesterday, and I'm really liking it so far.  I love that each enemy is now dangerous but still totally fair.  That said, one of the early boss encounters felt a little sloppy.  It's a tight arena, he has some underlings around him, and he hits really freakin' hard.  The camera spazzed on me twice during this fight, so I died a few times until I finally got him.  Still, can't wait to get home and play some more.
393  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: October 04, 2011, 09:57:23 AM
Got through the tutorial last night, and I'm already digging on the game quite a bit.  It certainly looks a hell of a lot better than Demon's Souls, but I'm not sure if anyone is really going to notice.  Can't wait to get home after work and play the shit outta it.
394  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 28, 2011, 10:27:04 PM
We stay almost completely away from spoilers.  We definitely don't talk about the point in the game where a furry gets nailed to a cross.

Wait, that might be another Xeno game...
395  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 28, 2011, 09:04:57 PM
BAH!!

Hope y'all enjoy the podcast!
396  Site Related & More / RPGFan: Site / Re: Podcasts in Navigation Bar? on: September 21, 2011, 08:21:09 AM
We've talked about that quite a bit on staff.  Currently, you can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or our RSS feed.  Hope this helps!
397  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 20, 2011, 08:38:27 PM
Thanks for defending me, Stephen.

We've talked about FF12 before, and I loved the concept for the game so much.  I just felt like it lacked balance and relied on physical attacks.  Great idea marred by poor execution, imo. 
398  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 19, 2011, 08:14:41 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words, Alhizzy.  It's important to go out there and try something new and exciting.  I remember listening to podcasts back in college and wishing that I could be on one some day.  I put a writing sample into RPGFan on a whim, and look what happened!  Hope to see more of you on the boards!

So what did everyone think of our interview with Darren Korb and how excited are you for our big Xenoblade podcast?!
399  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 14, 2011, 06:54:12 PM
A new podcast with another awesome developer interview is on the horizon.  Stay tuned!
400  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: September 08, 2011, 09:14:57 AM
World tendency was terribly convoluted.  I did like how Atlus went out of their way to create some tendency events to give players a chance to see everything in the game, though.  I'm glad that it's gone from Dark Souls.  It'll be interesting to see how the new humanity system changes things up. 
401  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Thread (merged) on: September 08, 2011, 09:13:07 AM
I found the typhoon to be practically useless during the regular game, but a lot of people argue that it works wonders during boss fights.  Playing on PC, I found it difficult to adjust my hand in the middle of combat to hit F2 (or whatever the hell the button was) before I was a bullet-riddled corpse. 
402  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 04, 2011, 11:26:14 PM
So what are your thoughts on the interview at the end of our last episode?  Is that something y'all want to see more of in the future?
403  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: September 01, 2011, 07:10:54 PM
Episode 30 is live on iTunes!
404  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Thread (merged) on: August 28, 2011, 11:44:53 PM
Just wanted to give you guys a heads up and tell you that our Deus Ex: Human Revolution podcast will be going up later this week.  And don't worry, we were sure to avoid story spoilers!
405  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: August 20, 2011, 07:05:43 PM
PS3 for me!
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