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2941  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals on: October 17, 2010, 10:54:16 PM
Fyi, I love turn based gameplay, but if that's what you came to this game for, play the original, it did it perfectly. This is another gameplay angle on the classic story with a more modern action style to it.

No, I didn't come to the game expecting turn-based, I heard long ago the developers had changed it. I just was very disappointed that they did change it and feel the reasoning they gave was silly, feeling that turnbased is too old and outdated.
I kind of have to agree though. Turn based combat is getting incredibly outdated unless you add something to spice the mix up. Atb, super moves, combo attacks with multiple characters, so on and so forth. If they had remade Lufia II with everything intact, then what was the point of a remake, or perhaps I should be more specific, a reimagining or reboot as has become the new term of choice. I'll apologize if my opinion strokes some the wrong way, but I feel this game was a perfect re-do. Music stayed the same, combat was fresh and invigorating, if a little basic and button mashy, and the story was well written. It was the same end result, just taking a different route to get there. This is what I would call the perfect answer to a nostalgia fix. It's like scratching at poison ivy or putting on some calamine lotion. Scratching it (playing the original) makes it go away right then and there...but it comes back eventually, and worse. The calamine lotion (remake) takes a little while to work its magic, but when it does...MAN it feels good. I loved every second of this game...even at the most horrendous of evil fucked up endings that you know you got when you win.

God I love this game.
2942  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Old RPG Player looking for New RPGs on: October 17, 2010, 02:18:49 PM
Wild Arms 2>Wild Arms 1.
Knight Blazer ftw.
2943  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Old RPG Player looking for New RPGs on: October 17, 2010, 12:56:32 PM
I should point out that the PSP CAN hook up to your T.V. but only via component cables if it is for games. However, there was a device you could buy a long time ago that would allow you to connect to your T.V. through regular composite cables, but I haven't seen it in quite some time. It was basically a video camera-like device. I can't remember its name, but if you don't have a component cable-ready set in your house, you can try searching online for this, but I'll warn you, this was made back during the early days of the PSP (2005) and it did NOT catch on.
2944  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Old RPG Player looking for New RPGs on: October 16, 2010, 06:34:26 PM
DS has some fantastic portable rpgs for you, including the new Golden Sun next month, and the remake of Lufia II. Plus all the new Dragon Quest titles are fun (4, 5, and 9). Add the remade Chrono Trigger, and you got yourself a good month (week) of material.

PSP has some interesting titles to look at as well. Ys seven is a great pick up and put back down game, with plenty frenzied beat-em up action alongside a well written (albeit generic) storyline. FFT War of the Lions is a greatly well done remake of the psx original, and adds ad-hoc multiplayer for some serious bragging rights. Add Persona 3 portable (ungh) and Phantasy Star Portable 1 and 2 (double unghs) and again, plenty of time occupied.

As far as console RPGs go lately, not much worth noting outside the greatly hyped fair, like Fable III, Fallout New Vegas, Nier, and so on. Haven't touched most of these because the only good one I've played in months is still Mass Effect 2, which is the pinnacle of a great story driven RPG. All things considered, if you need an RPG fix, go towards the handhelds. With the upcoming 3ds, I expect glorious new things from Nintendo's handheld department.
2945  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals on: October 16, 2010, 06:22:28 PM
The other thing Natsume is best at is localizing Lufia games.
2946  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 16, 2010, 06:20:52 PM
This thread is like a flashback of FFXI's release. Lots of fanboys, lots of butthurt, lots of trolls loling ridiculous hard, and still Blizzard continues to reign supreme.
2947  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 16, 2010, 01:41:59 AM
I have this huge rant ready for people who defend shittily made games, but I don't wanna type it, it's long and wordy. Instead, easy answer is if the game is shit, fix it if it can be fixed. If you can't fix it, then why in god's name did you release it to begin with? Morons defending this game right now, saying it's fine, or it's not that bad, you should be slapped. This isn't fine, this is the kind of work that if it were a buildinig they made, would be deemed hazardous, and condemned within years, if it didn't simply fall to pieces before that. fix your game, SE, for fucks sake.
2948  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Who is the most WOmanliest JRPG hero? on: October 16, 2010, 01:14:23 AM
Most WOmanly character in a jrpg would have to be Emelia from SaGa Frontier for PSX. She's a model who's husband gets killed, and goes from girly mess to ass kicking assasin in only a few hours...and she wears a bunny outfit.

Level ups are a hell of a drug.

How did you play that game long enough to find all that out anyway? I can't tell you how many times I started that one only to forget about it after a few hours.
I've beaten every scenario but lute's and Asellus's cuz those 2 are stupid hard and annoying. That being said, fight a lot, use mecs if you're having trouble killing things, and swords are great, but fist is epic if you get DSC.
2949  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 15, 2010, 11:56:49 PM
Normally when you give away a free month of a pay-to-play mmo, you did something really bad and are trying to apologize for it. Honestly, I'd rather just wait and see IF they fixed it, before I assume they fixed it and pay for their busted ass game.It's enough I pay for FFXI still, and it's only half fucked...
2950  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals on: October 15, 2010, 11:52:26 PM
So I breezed through this game in the last two days, and I gotta say I loved it. Shorter by leaps and bounds than the orginal title for SNES, but it held alot of the original story together doing so. I will say it's very different, but not enough to feel different. It felt as good as playing Lufia II so many years ago. It's fast oaced, the puzzles are not hard, but take a minute to figure out if you're looking (mostly break this, move that, jump here kinda stuff), and the voice acting is in short enough bursts that I'm not raging about the horrible DS sound for it. On that note, all of the orginal music is intact and kicks ass. If you have an acekard, fuck downloading it, go buy it anyway, support natsume, get a new Lufia game made like this. It's freaking win, I loved every second of it, and am planning my new game plus run tomorrow.
2951  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Who is the most WOmanliest JRPG hero? on: October 15, 2010, 11:43:54 PM
Most WOmanly character in a jrpg would have to be Emelia from SaGa Frontier for PSX. She's a model who's husband gets killed, and goes from girly mess to ass kicking assasin in only a few hours...and she wears a bunny outfit.
2952  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mega Man Legends 3 on: October 13, 2010, 02:17:24 AM
I think this topic calls for a video...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ufVQIUEiYc
2953  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Mega Man Legends 3 on: October 13, 2010, 12:48:44 AM
When I took my picture of him (Keiji Inafune) at Comic Con, I screamed Megaman Legends 3, even though they were demoing Megaman Universe all around him. He gave me a super jp powered thumbs up, and I knew....This game will be great!

He's officially the coolest japanese person I've ever met.
2954  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: GameCrush..How many of you would pay to play with Dice? on: October 13, 2010, 12:07:44 AM
I thought we got banned from games for real money trading? Why would I pay dice to help me play games then? I don't wanna get banned :O
2955  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: October 13, 2010, 12:01:13 AM
So I was at a Square Enix Booth at New York Comic Con this weekend passing, and FFXIV was being demoed there, with displays and pcs set up for trying it out, making your character, etc. I was listening in on a demonstration and watching the rep play a bit, and he kept going on about the amazing graphics and vastness of the play areas, which from what I know, have read, and seen thus far is about all it offers. So I waited for an opening during the live demo and shouted from the back of the crowd "Hey how's that 4/10 from gamespot make you feel?!". Fanboys turned and booed right away, with everyone else just looking, and the rep getting mad and muttering "yeah yeah" into his live mic.

I was pleased.
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