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4411  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 06, 2012, 02:33:23 PM
I've been wondering if any of you guys consider the Compilation of FFVII it's own thing or you actually see all that compilations of games, movies and what not part of the story of the original game.

Watched Advent Childrenm more than 3 times to understand it, and it wasn't until the "Complete" version that the movie started to make sense... still, I enjoy all the other FFVII stuff that SE has done but they been messing with the story so much that a lot fans don't even know what the story of the game is about at this point.

And after playing FFVII before watching AC I never saw the need for any type of sequel for FFVII since everything makes perfect sense and it ends fine. Then again, that happen with FFX too.
4412  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Final Fantasy VII 15th Anniversary, Thread of "It has been that long?" on: February 05, 2012, 01:53:23 PM
"On January 31st 1997, the seventh (roman numeral) installment of the Final Fantasy series was released in Japan. This old PlayStation title remains one of the biggest video game obsessions of all time, as proven by the still active fanbase."

Source: The Lifestream.net

I am not the appropriate person to make a topic like this since I got into the series around FFX-2 came out by playing first in those days in my PSone FFIX. It wasn't just for curiosity after reading all the rage that FFVII caused in the Internet that I bother my mother to buy me the game. And oh boy, I really wasn't prepared for such a huge experience... I think that even by today standards FFVII is a pretty huge RPG with tons of secrets and little details to enjoy and discover.

That said, is personally not my favorite Final Fantasy but it is without a doubt one of the memorable in the series.
4413  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Why do you read Game/Anime soundtrack reviews? on: February 04, 2012, 10:15:15 PM
It helps me to appreciate from another angle the music I enjoy and learn something in the process. Many times a review has helped me in enjoying and/or discovering certain things that makes that album that I didn't liked that much in the beginning one of my favorites now.
4414  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: The NEW Game Journal on: February 04, 2012, 10:01:09 PM
4415  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.
4416  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...
4417  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).
4418  Media / General 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.
4419  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.
4420  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.
4421  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?
4422  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."
4423  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.
4424  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).
4425  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.
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