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4036  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Status of Front Mission on: February 03, 2012, 11:14:35 PM
"Why was Front Mission 5: Scars of the War never localized in English by Square Enix Co., Ltd.?

There are a number of reasons why Front Mission 5: Scars of the War was never localized to English by Square Enix Co., Ltd. There is a general belief that the sales of Front Mission 4 in North America is the main cause of this situation. However, this is merely scapegoating rather than pinpointing the real causes behind the game's lack of a localization. Only one main cause can be pinpointed: Square Co., Ltd. and Square Enix Co., Ltd.'s extreme neglect and poor handling of Front Mission outside of Japan.

Please read the following article for more details."

from frontmission.info.
4037  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 03, 2012, 10:11:56 PM
Waiting to be summoned in Dark Souls. I have no idea why I'm still playing this...
4038  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Status of Front Mission on: February 03, 2012, 08:09:25 PM
There hasn't been anything new.

And just for curiosity I just read a bit from the article of Front Mission in Hardcore Gaming 101 about FM Evolved, and I didn't know that Motomu Toriyama wrote the story for that one (link).
4039  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Next 10 years of Mega Man being discussed by "Top Men" at Capcom on: February 03, 2012, 07:57:58 PM
Well, for what it's worth that is better than Mega Man X on iOS.
4040  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The rise of Squaresoft localization (1UP article) on: February 03, 2012, 06:58:35 PM
Grandia by Sony and then Square Enix

Hm? Can you give me more details about this please.
4041  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: February 03, 2012, 06:54:30 PM
And as you said, patience and a bit of memorization/trial and error will get through the entire game. No other typical action game skills required, yet people hype it as if it had the most difficult combat since Ninja Gaiden II (not that many, if any RPG gamers have experienced that game.. but you know what I mean).

Pretty much any modern Ninja Gaiden is way more difficult and requires more skill than Dark Souls. Though, I wonder how difficult Dark Souls is in comparison to some NES titles that are usually said being harder than any game that has come out in the last 10 or 8 years like some retro gamers mention.

Or heck, is Mega Man 9 and 10 harder than Dark Souls? Some people say those Mega Man games are brutal.
4042  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Nintendo 3DS Launching at $249.99 on March 27 in the US on: February 03, 2012, 12:01:37 PM
Just a quick question, how does DS games look on the 3DS?
4043  Media / Single-Player RPGs / The rise of Squaresoft localization (1UP article) on: February 03, 2012, 12:19:16 AM
How Richard Honeywood helped the house of Final Fantasy go from incoherent to incomparable.

Bit from the article:

"The rise of Square localization begins at the dawn of the PlayStation era. In the mid-1990s, video games were still ruled by the East. Nintendo had just finished asserting its dominance with the Super Nintendo, and Sega and Sony were preparing to duke it out in three dimensions with the Saturn and the PlayStation, both launched in the twilight days of 1994. The powerful Western developers of the period were mostly confined to the very segregated PC market. That would eventually change, with companies like Epic Games and BioWare finding enormous success on home consoles and Microsoft entering the scene with the Xbox in 2001. But in 1996, it was more or less business as usual, and Square was hard at work on the game that would change everything."
4044  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Song of the Moment: The Original RPGFan Post Count +1 Megathread on: February 02, 2012, 10:41:19 PM
Mai Yamane & Hideyuki Takahashi - Pushing the Sky

Got a little nostalgic and started to hear the soundtrack of the movie of Cowboy Bebop.
4045  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 02, 2012, 10:29:27 PM
Well yeah I change my opinions about about certain games like three times a day and end up saying random stuff sometimes but whatever. :)

One thing though, for me at least Demon's Souls was an experience and it was the same thing for probably other people aswell since it was the first time they/we saw a game in that style, so... dunno. To each his own I guess?

After all, not everyone enjoys video games the same way (if that makes any sense).
4046  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Final Fantasy XIII-2 OST on: February 02, 2012, 09:59:54 PM
I've been having stuck in my head "Historia Crux" for weeks now. I can imagine people by now having a bunch of tracks from the soundtrack in their music players.

...and later they don't tell anyone that they enjoy video game music. :P The horror.
4047  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us on: February 02, 2012, 07:52:36 PM

4048  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Crimson Shroud - Matsuno's Newest Game on: February 02, 2012, 07:34:37 PM
Visually this looks a lot like Vagrant Story. Hope someone bring it over here, seems interesting so far.
4049  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 02, 2012, 03:05:52 PM
Even if I never played the first one for the DS it was such a shame that Another Code: R for Wii got stuck between Japan and Europe. Many nice titles for the DS and Wii end up like that and really don't want to see that happening again with the 3DS and WiiU.

Or at least not as often.
4050  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Dark Souls on: February 02, 2012, 11:49:51 AM
I just wonder if anyone will ever solve the pendant mystery(assuming there is one).

I would not be surprised if the pendant is just for trade. There are some areas that are pretty weird, like they seem to have some sort of purpose but there's absolutely nothing that can give you a clue or something.

People have tried a ton of stuff with Solaire since the description in rings, items, miracles and his weapon and armor say that he is more important that what he actually appears to be since he was some kind of Deity or Demigod many many years ago and that's maybe one of the reasons why he is searching for "his sun".

In any case I really hope someone in a interview ask about that because people has been going crazy with the pendant for a long time now.
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