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3931  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Endings in games on: January 14, 2012, 10:26:55 PM
I had no idea how to name this topic but I've been having this thing bothering me for a very long time now.

I sometimes wonder how endings in games affect people in a emotional way, because let's be honest there are some games that make you feel like crap after spending hours and hours of getting attached to the characters. Which can be good or a bad depending in how you see things.

In the last few years though I have come to enjoy many games with this "problem" but out of all the games I've played this are the ones that made me feel all awkward:

Metal Gear Solid 4
inFamous 2
Shadows of the Colossus
Red Dead Redemption

I enjoyed every bit from each of those titles but their endings really broke every hour of enjoyment that I had with them, with the exception of MGS4. More or less.

But the one I have the biggest annoyance is with RDR. Every single time I remember how great RDR was I always (always!) end up regretting playing it because of how it ends.

Now, the ending is very clever and is without a doubt the only way to finish that story, but the taste that left in my mouth was so bad. Is specially worse if you get attached to John Marston.

After finishing RDR I never wanted to play it again. Heck, I sold my copy of the game and the expansion for cheap. I know it might sound like hyperbole but I honestly can't stand that ending even if a small part of me appreciate it.

So the question goes like this; There has been games in your gaming life that have been ruined by their ending and make you feel all weird in the process?
3932  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Asura's Wrath on: January 14, 2012, 09:11:57 PM
This game should be bundle with apizza and beer (or, whatever you like to drink) for $30. Make it happen Capcom!
3933  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: January 14, 2012, 09:09:33 PM
Never forget that a review is only the opinion of one person and you can have a totally different view from that person. The problem is that most reviewers are subjective in their article. I used to reviews games for a website and even if I disliked one game, I did my best to stay objective trough my review.

I think that RPGFan does a good job on that most of the time.

Yeah I'll have that in mind. Sometimes I agree too much with one opinion and end up changing my point of view ruining my entire enjoyment of X thing. But like I said, I'm more careful with that now.

I love FFX-2.

It was upbeat,hectic and much more fun than I expected.It was wrong to call it FF though,maybe something like Gullwing Adventures.

Same here. After all the drama that FFX was (which I enjoyed a lot) I appreciated the change of tone. In part it reminded me of FFIX.
3934  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: January 14, 2012, 12:00:52 AM
You guys talking about Bastion and me stuck with a PS3. I want that so bad on PSN. ;_;
3935  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: January 13, 2012, 11:51:51 PM
@Leyviur & ZeronHitaro: Good points. I can't say much other than in those days more or less I was getting into Final Fantasy so when X-2 came out all the hate didn't affect me, same thing can be said about the movies and everything else when Square Enix started.

All of those huge articles about the franchise or even reviews wrote by people who started with the NES or SNES titles can really mess up with your opinion and enjoyment of the new games, I know that has happened to me. But nowadays I'm more careful in reading stuff like that.
3936  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 13, 2012, 10:33:14 PM
Ya'll are scaring me, I'm @10 hrs into FFVIII and enjoying it, apears most think it goes downhill quickly soon....reminds me of what X became in many ways though and I loved X so I have hope....

Tell us what you think about it when you finish the Disc 1.
3937  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: January 13, 2012, 10:19:45 PM
You guys really don't like X-2 do you? Been reading a lot hate for it today here.
3938  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Kingdoms of Amalur on: January 13, 2012, 09:44:03 PM
Been hearing the name of this for a while on the Bombcast but it wasn't until they did this really good podcast dedicated to Amalur (which you can check here) and in the last Random Encounter that I got interested in the game.

Sounds fun but I'll take the "wait and see" approach with this one since I'm not sure if this is gonna be my coup of tea.
3939  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I'd like some recommendation on: January 13, 2012, 05:06:18 PM
A shame that Konami never released that Suikoden I&II Collection for the PSP over here. I would have bought it to give that series a chance, but yeah, getting at least the first one from PSN for $5.99 is not a bad deal.
3940  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: January 13, 2012, 04:56:51 PM
There are a lot of areas in the game in where they seem to be a path but is closed, so I can imagine them using of those spots for the DLC. But it would be kinda random to do.

Also a quick question: Did anyone know if the Pendant does something? Is one of the gifts that you can choose when you create your character and you can also get it from a certain NPC. I do know that you can trade the Pendant with Snuggly to get one Souvenir of Reprisal but it has some use other than that?
3941  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Asura's Wrath on: January 13, 2012, 04:31:44 PM
I hope we'll be able to flip tables in this game

At least this doesn't have QTEs, and it's free.
3942  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: I'd like some recommendation on: January 13, 2012, 04:25:15 PM
Hey! Someone of my same age. Welcome! :)

If you have access to a PS3 try Demon's Souls if you haven't already. Is hard to get into it at first but is pretty challenging and has some nice moments.

and this since it is long, and has good music/story

Ah Nier. Never got around to buy it, and I've never saw another copy of the game in stores after a few months it was released. Though, isn't the game depressing or something? I'm kinda tired of sad stories in games lately but if it is as great as you guys said it is since last year or so, then, I should give it a try. No?
3943  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Worst Final Fantasy game (No online games) on: January 11, 2012, 06:37:21 PM
^I think that's why I liked FFVIII when I first played it. I like how it looks but when it starts to show you what really is, everything just goes to hell.

But, there is a lot of people (crazy people?) that loves the story and cast of FFVIII. To each his own I guess.

Oh well. I always liked IX, some parts of VII and X, enjoyed X-2 (yeah I know) and got alienated with VIII and XIII. I have tried to play the older games but... I can't do it. FFV seems (for the little I played) very fun but never cared all that much to play it. And no, I can't get into IV and VI.

VI seems to take his sweet time before getting to the good part and IV I've heard is a hard game but I never cared for it just like FFV, and the same goes for the NES/Famicom games. Played the first Final Fantasy on a emulator a bit and hated it, read a bunch of times how bad the second game was I never touched it, and all of what I've read of FFIII is that is a very tedious games.

So in a nutshell for me Final Fantasy is a pretty weird series that got big between FFIII or IV, and is not afraid to make changes to the formula even if that means messing with something that people liked about the other games in the series. Also, the music of every game is very enjoyable and depending who you ask is the best thing that comes out from every new game (though you can say that for a lot of RPGs).
3944  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Merged Final Fantasy XIII-2 Thread on: January 11, 2012, 06:01:22 PM
They really shouldn't put a map, it breaks the immersion and the whole part of "exploring" seems kinda pointless.
3945  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Asura's Wrath on: January 11, 2012, 05:57:11 PM
Didn't want to do a thread about this but I would like to know your impressions about the demo and maybe if anyone buys the game talking about that too.

So the demo, I have to say that I am very disappointed by the excesive amount of QTEs but the part where you fight (if rather simple) is not bad. There is potential and this is afterall just the demo, but still, very disappointing so far.
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