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556  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Looking for a game like Dragon Force (Sega Saturn) on: May 06, 2011, 08:57:04 AM
a question for the idea factory haters. voice acting a side i really enjoyed chaos wars. how does that game stack up against the other games they have made?
wow, someone else liked Chaos Wars?
*high five*
557  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: April 15, 2011, 08:13:13 PM
I really have no hopes for this and am rather miffed this is what they chose to do with P4. (P3 gets remade twice and all P4 gets is a "Oh yeah; you still exist. Have an animated adaptation instead of any new material across any medium.") XP Until I find a show that proves me wrong I really have no faith in present-day Japanese ability to tell a proper story through the anime medium without botching it up horribly somehow. And if Sakura Wars New York NY has taught me anything it's that the Video Game to Movie stereotype applies to Video Game to Anime as well; expect a train wreck, be pleasantly surprised if it comes out anything above "below average".

Edit: Sorry, three times. I forgot about that cell phone thing for P3.
Tales of the Abyss anime  turned out ok
558  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Retro VGM that you love. on: April 12, 2011, 12:32:13 AM
I still prefer the originals a lot more  then the  remakes and the lunatic festa osts are arranged,  not exactly what you hear in game.
Arranged version of the battle theme  from the cd that came with the collector's edition of Silver Star Story for the PS1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPSsjF10ItU

overworld 2 arrange
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=50bwsj_ZZms

I can see why you like them I just prefer the originals.
559  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: character development on: April 11, 2011, 03:29:21 PM
There are plenty of JRPGs competently writtten. Competently translated is a different story.

But wait a minute. For an JRPG to be competently translated as you say it has to be competently writtten too, don't you think?

A lot of things in Japanese just does not translate well into English.
560  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Retro VGM that you love. on: April 11, 2011, 01:44:57 PM
The oldest version of Lunar still has the best music by far .
Lunar the Silver Star -  Battle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NfhrT3gQdY

Lunar the Silver Star - Overworld 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtOfhXli8XQ

Lunar: The Silver Star -  Saith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iGbeK4IO0Ig

Lunar the Silver Star -Meribia
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8p3IQ-QSmQ

Lunar the Silver Star -  Vane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0nwmT_-UXE

561  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Re: Persona 4 anime? on: April 11, 2011, 05:46:27 AM
It should be pretty good if they stay faithful to the source material . The high school comedy that the Japanese love and some mystery suspense . I just hope to God that it does not end up being like Trinity Soul.
562  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Rift on: April 10, 2011, 07:54:43 PM
Wouldn't surprise me, Im still running a P4 3ghz Hyper Thread :p

What is your graphic card? It supposedly has issues with  some  ATI cards as well.
563  Media / Anime, TV, and Movies / Persona 4 anime? on: April 10, 2011, 07:51:29 PM
Persona 4   is  getting made an anime.
http://www.animenews.biz/aniplex-to-produce-persona-4-based-anime-adaptation-6262/?utm_source=wordtwit
564  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Rift on: April 09, 2011, 01:33:28 PM
Thanks man, I actually got to play the trial last weekend, a buddy of mine got a similar type of thing.  It was ok, though for some reason I couldn't get it to look good on my machine.  No matter what I tried it looked rather..blurry and whatnot.  Still had some cool ideas though.
Its a bitch to run. Well at least getting a acceptable fps with everything maxed. I hear people's cpu are bottle-necking  gpu's.
565  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: Rift on: April 08, 2011, 01:33:42 PM
It may be lame to ask, but does anyone have a trial key?  I heard they gave some out to new buyers?  I would like to give it a shot before I buy, since I live on a fixed income currently.  If someone could help me out here, I would greatly appreciate it.  Thanks!


Here you go a link to a free trial. I play Sunrest Defiant, but i do not have any low level characters.
http://www.thetelaran.com/2011/04/06/free-trial-giveaway-week-2/
566  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: April 08, 2011, 01:26:10 PM
I found it new, I played the prologue today and I have to say I am happy I have it and I think i will like it.  I never played another other game from this company so its all new to me, I really like how its making fun of the whole gaming industry - but I dont get all of it yet (maybe lost in translation?)

My thoughts exactly.
There are tons of  obscure references all over the place. Even the item descriptions and abilities contain  references to other games  and the gaming industry. I found it odd how xbox360 is perceived in Japan as compared to here though. I was really surprised at the amount of anime series references they threw in. One thing I really hate about the game is how half-assed the graphic ares. The characters look nice when they go into visual novel mode, but in game it looks like a mid-life cycle ps2  game, and most of the enemies and backgrounds are bland and recycled. I like the game, but they really could have put a lot more effort into it.
567  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Neptunia on: March 28, 2011, 12:23:58 PM
At first I hated Hyperdimension Neptunia for its complicated systems, but once I learned how it is meant to be played, it became an easy-flowing and enjoyable experience.  Every review I had read lead me to believe this was some hardcore grindfest with drawn out battles, which is completely untrue.  It's light-hearted, easy, and can be played in short bursts.  It's genuinely funny, and a joy to play.

A sequel on a portable system makes pretty good sense.  If Compile Heart's countdown is Neptunia-related, the NPG means it's probably for the NGP, given the devs' tendency to toy with acronyms (CPU = Console Patron Unit; HDD = Hard Drive Divinity).

I'm hoping it is a Neptunia game, but for 3DS.  The PS3 game is a good time.
It sorta is a grindfest if you want the true ending
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You have to grind the same few missions that raise actually raise stock for the goddess you want  over and over until  your share is  over 50%  This is required to recruit  the cpu goddesses near the end of the game. You need all of them to get the true ending.
568  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dragon Age 2 on: March 22, 2011, 11:55:06 AM
For people who want to buy the game Amazon is selling it for 39.99.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox?ref_=pe_26410_19266820
569  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: jrpg hate in america. on: March 20, 2011, 07:25:05 PM
There  will always be androgynous looking male characters in jrpgs. Its what is popular  with the Japanese youth in general. The beefy meatheads we westerners like are considered hard-gay over there. Hell, just look at male J rock or J-pop stars. If you did not know any better some of them could pass for being female.
570  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: jrpg hate in america. on: March 18, 2011, 11:01:25 PM
The problem with handhelds are simply a lot of people do not want to play on them.  I have adapted, but I do not care for them much either. I'd  rather play with a controller on my 50 inch plasma TV,  and  7.1 surround  sound system, which is what home consoles are good for.
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