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46  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 03, 2014, 10:49:27 PM
I totally hear where you're coming from Dice, and I think you're absolutely right. Just, for me, I couldn't get past the problems I have with it to enjoy all the things you mentioned.
47  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: February 03, 2014, 08:04:03 AM
Since people are weighing in with their opinions on different titles they'd played, I thought I would too.

Phantasia - Fun to play, and a real classic JRPG (for all the right reasons). Playing it through again at the moment, and it's still good.

Eternia - I remember adoring it when I first played it, but I honestly don't remember it that well.

Symphonia - The first one I played and *probably* still my favourite. Genus and Raine were annoying, but I loved the story and the rest of the party was really solid. Watching Colette fall apart as the game progressed was really riveting. Also, I hadn't remembered that Martel and Yggdrasil are really important in Phantasia too!

Abyss - Boring. I honestly don't understand what the fuss was with this one. I never warmed to anyone. I found the gameplay slow and the story unbelievably confusing until about halfway through, and by that point I pretty much didn't give a damn any more. I swear, if anyone tries to talk about Yulia or Fonic Hymns again without explaining what the damn things are (not to mention all the other useless terminology), I will throw my console out the window.

Vesperia - One of my favourites. Good characters and story and just fun to play. Yuri and Flynn were an awesome pair.

Hearts - My favourite 2D Tales with a fantastic battle system. It just sort of fit the DS perfectly and I really enjoyed it, even though Kohak's journey was quite similar to Colette's.

Graces - My favourite of recent years. Battle system blew me away. While I do understand people's complaints about the story, I still enjoyed it. And while the cast weren't particularly impressive, I liked the relationship between Asbel and Hubert. Sophie was kinda cool, and I like Cheria when she was a kid (not so much as an "adult").

Xillia - Incredibly dull. Hated all the characters. I'm struggling to think of a redeeming feature... Oh, Milla was kind of okay, I guess. What irked me the most was Alvin. Not so much in the way the game wanted me to hate him, but the way the other characters dealt with him was so unrealistic. Too many second chances; they should have stabbed him and been done with it. We had a discussion a few pages early about how Gaius is cool, but did anyone else wish Ivar would have been playable? Dude was hilarious and had more personality and motivation than the main characters put together.
48  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VI announced for iOS/Android on: January 31, 2014, 05:27:05 PM
I am never going to be able to unsee that.
49  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Klyde Chroma's Contest: The Sequel!! DON'T MISS OUT on: January 26, 2014, 06:22:27 AM
I enjoyed just watching this. :)

I'm not sure if your model was based on something, but it feels like it should be a Persona enemy to me.
50  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Anime/Manga Journal on: January 25, 2014, 07:06:21 AM
I just finished watching AnoHana. ...I am a bit emotional right now. I watched 6 episodes last night and the other 5 tonight. I cried... a lot. :P I then made sure to purchase the series on DVD because it is worth every cent. I enjoyed it so much. The characters were fantastic and the pacing and everything was just right. There's a couple of really minor things I would have liked to have seen fleshed out more, but overall, brilliant.
51  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 21, 2014, 12:42:16 AM
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Awwwwww he was originally playable?

I feel so jipped now. :( This is Chalcedony and Flynn (360 version) all over again...
52  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: January 21, 2014, 12:08:31 AM
Finally beat Xillia. I will express my thoughts with major spoilers below:

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BOOOOORRRRRIIIINNNNGGGGG.

Okay, I lied, NOW I will express my thoughts with major spoilers (not kidding this time, there will be major spoilers):

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Seriously, the whole thing was incredibly dull. Sure, it's solid overall for gameplay, but the whole game I felt like: "Who cares?" Oh, Alvin betrayed us again? Whatever. Alvin shot Leia? Oh well. Rowen watched Nachtigal die? Boo hoo. Muzet went all crazy? Meh. Jude and Milla had to part at the end? Good riddance.

I was cheering for Gaius the whole time. He was a cool dude. Also: dull ending.

The combat system was good, but I kept thinking "Not as good as Graces" the whole time, so that brought it down for me. The overworld was lifeless, bland and repetitive. I liked that some costume-things were included as NOT paid DLC. I liked the shop upgrade system, but I didn't like that every shop sold the same thing--even [SPOILER]
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on a different world!

While all that sounds very negative, like I said, it was a solid game--just very by-the-numbers and disastrous for characters and plot. I did finish it though, so I guess that says something.
53  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The PS Vita is Awesome! on: January 18, 2014, 09:23:42 PM
Yeah, the lack of exclusivity has held me back so far. I mean, most of the PSN games people recommend on Vita I already have on PC, 3DS etc.

I really enjoyed Dragon's Crown on PS3, but ultimately returned it. However, I think I'd have a lot more fun with it on Vita (but I prefer handhelds anyway). Danganronpa looks good, but nothing else is really grabbing my attention yet. Hopefully it will in the future, like the PSP did.
54  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The PS Vita is Awesome! on: January 18, 2014, 07:47:03 PM
Well, you've convinced me! Thanks! Even though I don't have my Vita yet, I'll buy it soon to make sure I don't miss out.

Edit: Is there any games coming up to keep an eye on? I'll definitely be getting Conception II (could get it on 3DS, but I suspect it'll be better on Vita), but what else is coming?
55  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The PS Vita is Awesome! on: January 18, 2014, 07:36:18 PM
Thanks for the link! I'm actually in Australia, so the exchange rate isn't so great for me. Still, works out at about $65 AUD, si I'll think about it. Thanks!

Is the CE worth it? How's the book?
56  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The PS Vita is Awesome! on: January 18, 2014, 07:14:57 PM
Yeah, I really should have bought the Anniversary edition, but I really wasn't sure when/if I would get a Vita at the time. Missed opportunity there. :(

I'll take a look at the other games you recommended. Thanks!
57  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The PS Vita is Awesome! on: January 18, 2014, 04:27:47 PM
I know the system is region free anyway, but we're finally going to be getting Celceta here in February (and at a reasonable price, surprisingly), so I think it's time for me to pick up a system.

Part of me so wants to get Muramasa Rebirth too, but I own the original on Wii... so I don't know if it would really be worth it (same for Little King's Story). Oh, and I already have VLR on 3DS. Not really sure what else to pick up at this stage... I might try Gravity Rush.
58  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on: January 17, 2014, 04:29:39 PM
Yup, that's why I always buy Elder Scrolls on PC. At least then, 99% of the time you can mod/console your way out of glitches.

I think I'd be really nervous all the time when playing it on a console. Kind of like how I feel when playing any game on my 360 and hear it sound like it's going to take off! :P
59  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Misc. Gaming News Topic on: January 17, 2014, 04:28:31 PM
The WiiU will sell just fine, but it's going to be a slow crawl for folkls to adapt. All those non-gamers Nintendo attracted with the Wii are now being introduced to the idea of upgrading their console and it's a tough sell for a lot of them. (Of course, it doesn't help that whoever is in charge of naming their products is intentionally trying to troll Nintendo and confuse consumers)

Yeah, having worked gaming retail in the past, I do not understand why they would name their different generation consoles with almost identical names. Bloody confusing.
60  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Unsung Story: A Kickstarter by Yasumi Matsuno. on: January 16, 2014, 05:52:37 PM
I liked FFXII...

I loved FFXII...
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