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541  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Xenoblade + The Last Story on: June 20, 2011, 02:09:08 PM
Nintendrought: The Wii Games North America is Never Getting

I still can't fathom the fact that Nintendo of America didn't bring The Last Story.
No kidding! Considering how western friendly it was.
542  Media / General Games / Re: DUKE NUKEM FOREVER IS BACK!!! on: June 19, 2011, 11:16:15 PM
Ugh....I'll still get it probably....its a shame it turned out so bad....
543  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying. on: June 19, 2011, 10:45:43 PM
I put together the beast today.
It  took forever to get the first motherboard post to bios,
After getting that initial post the rest was easy.
I have gotten a pretty good overclock out of it so far.
I ended up getting all the parts from Amazon instead of Neweeg

544  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Record of Agarest War: Zero on: June 15, 2011, 02:31:29 PM
Why wouldnt it be popular on this site?? its a SRPG, while the first one wasnt the greatest game it still had alot to offer and had some uniqueness to it with its generation play, relationship builder and even its combos kind of remind me of Disgaea.  I trust what Idea Factory, Compile Heart and Aksys do and they listen to fans so I am expecting Zero to be a big improvement to the first one.
Dig up some old threads with games made by IF/CH, and you will find your answer. Some of them are downright brutal.
545  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Seller Review thread on: June 11, 2011, 10:35:54 AM
I received the Dragon Quest V I bought from Federax today.The game was in its described mint condition.
546  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying. on: June 08, 2011, 12:47:13 AM
Hmm....I think i'll go with that cooler. It is a bit cheaper and has slightly better performance as well according to that review.
547  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying. on: June 07, 2011, 09:28:27 PM
Additionally, don't get the 'superclocked' GPU. You're paying a bit more money for overclocking that you can easily do yourself. As for a CPU cooler, go for the Cooler Master Hyper 212+: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065&Tpk=cooler%20master%20hyper%20212
I've overclocked my i5 with this cooler and the temperatures don't go above the mid to high 50s on full 100% load after 19 straight hours. If you do decide to get that cooler, drop the thermal compound you're buying since the one that accompanies the CMH 212+ is good.

I am going with  the superclocked because it is not much more expensive then the regular ones and you don't have to risk your warranty on a bad overclock. I am pretty sure about the cooler but i will keep that one in mind.

Seconding what Jet said about the PSU (if you want modular go for either Seasonic or Corsair HX/AX)l
Nice heads up on the psu. I am going with the one linked below now. Going Modular, sure they are more expensive, but the plus of not having a ton of clustered up cables is worth the added cost to me.
548  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Re: Building a new computer due to my old one dying. on: June 06, 2011, 08:33:49 PM
I need to save money and do this someday. My computer's been on its "last legs" for over a year.

But then, there's that Seiken Densetsu box set.... ayyyyyeeeee

Ugh... don't remind me. That box set! *dies* Either my cpu or my motherboard died on me, which is why I am doing this. It also gives me an excuse to change from AMD to Intel, which I have been wanting to do for a long time anyway.
549  The Rest / The Helper Monkey / Building a new computer due to my old one dying. on: June 06, 2011, 04:14:20 PM

I am using my old hard drive and dvd drives everything else is new. Here are the parts I am planning on buying. I am pretty much set on everything but the PSU.
550  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Thought you knew just how f***ed up SE is these days? Think again. on: June 02, 2011, 09:38:16 PM
ok here's my take on this.  Working at a Japanese gamedev was a big eye opener for me.  From what I saw, they saw numbers of games like Call of Duty and Halo and their jaws dropped.  They seem to think they by right deserve those numbers in the west(not understanding that gaming is not THAT mainstream, just those games are) so they begin thinking this is all what westerners want, ignoring their original markets in the west.  They begin to "westernize" their titles which previously sold well in the west(not understanding people liked them the way they were, just fix a few gripes, just don't make it another generic game with an known IP slapped on it), going to either third party devs who talk big and are willing to work within their (very low) budget or they open a US studio with the same criteria.   They penny pinch and crunch and have idiots who can "talk the talk" run the show until the game is a clusterfuck, while doing so they maintain their "hostile to western devs" attitude while making the game.  If the game doesn't get canned by then, they either find a bigger idiot than the previous to ruin the game, get marketing to take over design and direction of the game, or bring in people from japan with their 1980's development ethics into the mix.  After doing this for 3-5 bombs, they go skeleton keeping only the biggest assholes, and driving away the good talent(instead of laying them, since they would need to give them severance and such), three years later repeat the cycle again.  This isn't gonna end until one of the big boys in japan goes under.  

As for JRPGs in general, JRPGS even in japan(save FF and DQ) were predominantly middle ground games.  They weren't big budget blockblusters, and they weren't tiny casual games.  This gen of consoles took a big steaming shit on the middle ground, games were too expensive to make.  The alternative is wii, which isn't friendly to non first party devs, and handhelds which are a totally different market.  Some devs like Atlus were smart and figured out how to survive as a middle ground dev, but most of the big boys decided to drop their RPG franchises or attempt to "westernize" them of course in SE's case failing.  If you want my opinion on this, the middle ground we know is dead.  But someone will take its spot, indie devs.  In a few years from now download services will mature and dev tools made available to indie devs will get better.  JRPGs will come back, but expect new franchises and new developers to take mantle.
Sounds about right, ties in nicely with Inafune's  rants about  the fail that is the Japanese game industry.
551  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales Series on: June 02, 2011, 01:40:25 PM
I hated Estelle's healing AI more then the character. I made  big rant about it in some thread on the board.   Vesperia's plot is horribly bland, almost all the enjoyment of the game comes from whether you like the characters or not.
I do agree that Tales of the Abyss is by far the best overall Tales game. Tales of Destiny is second for me.
552  Media / The Soundroom / Re: start saving your money now (Seiken Densetsu box...) on: May 30, 2011, 03:44:05 AM
Wow, 20 cd set! Bet that is Is going to be all kinds of pricey. I am thinking very hard about getting this. SD  is one of the few major rpg series that I own nothing of.
553  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tales of PlayStation(s) revealed on: May 28, 2011, 10:45:04 AM
That is really nice looking.
554  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: I guess Square Enix hasn't learned their lesson... on: May 28, 2011, 10:33:46 AM
Rift looks pretty damn good as well, if you have a computer that can run it maxed. I do not like most of the game's armor designs though.

555  The Rest / The Bazaar / Re: Dragon Quest V & Tales of Legendia for sale on: May 27, 2011, 09:58:31 PM
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