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2941  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 07, 2010, 03:11:53 AM
You CAN turn off the VA if you don't like it, I suppose you could even argue that it's a more authentic experience though it seems you'd scoff at that logic anyway.

Everything else is... yeah, that's why I'm on normal. Still having some difficulty with bosses, but not an unreasonable amount. Bonus in that if I try hard I'll have been prepared for it.
I'm sorry, but the voice acting stays on. As much as I dislike it, you gotta admit, the old butlery-sounding dude who does the narration doing Adol's "responses" is truly hilarious. I had to laugh the first time the narrator says "Adol gave [person in question] his name." Truly remarkable. Dogi's voice actor, however, should really take a note from the Shining Force III school of VAs.

I think honestly I'm just really not used to having to see how to deal with enemy patterns so much. I'm so used to games like Devil May Cry, fighting games as a whole, and basic turn-based rpgs that this style of play is new to me. No counter attacks, no stunning an enemy by hitting them during a move, no dodge roll (REALLY miss a dodge roll). It's so oldschool, and it's killing me more than the bosses I think, lol.
2942  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 07, 2010, 02:56:58 AM
I trulu regret starting this game on hard. I'm an action rpg vet, I can run brave fencer musashi with ease, zelda games no problems, alundra pfft, and many others. This game makes every one of those games seem like easy mode. I would rather fight Gannondorf in the original Legend of Zelda, with only 3 hearts, and no armor than continue at the rate I am going. Between the super tiny screen, the horribly tiny sprites, and the poor coloring of enemies vs backgrounds, I am having a horrible time advancing. Bossfights are harsh, with most of their attacks doing at least 1/4 of my health per hit and hitting multiple times, and regular enemies offer roughly the same idea, ravaging me with sheer force of numbers in some cases and ridiculous power in most others. My poor thumb joint is so overworked, it's amazing.

But I refuse to give up. I will continue and I will beat this game. Not because it's good (it's not that good, maybe shoddy voice acting getting to me), not because I have some weaboo sense of honor to fulfill, no none of those weak reasons. I'm gonna beat this game because by god, I refuse to let a video game make me ragequit. 2 weeks, tops, til I finish this (I play these games for only an hour or 2 a day at most, not good with psp stuff for extended durations).
2943  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: November 06, 2010, 09:41:58 PM
Dude he ignored you, he won't be able to see this obviously.
2944  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: November 06, 2010, 08:41:05 PM
Using this logic, obviously you should just keep giving me all of your money, because eventually I could give back 10x that amount, but you'll never know unless you do it past...say....50 thousand dollars. Pretty sure the sma...I mean undevoted people would stop before that, because they don't have patience.
2945  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: What's The Most Embarrassing Game You Have Bought? on: November 06, 2010, 03:51:54 PM
I use to work/manage a small private game store in new york, in a mostly mainstream gamer environment, which mean a lot of Call of Duty games and a lot of sports titles and very little anything fun. One time I was playing an old Ratchet and Clank game on my PS3 (it was a PS2 one, going commando I am pretty sure), and some guy came in and watched me for just a minute. He then said, and I quote, "Dude how old are you, 6? Go play a real game like Modern Warfare". At first, I was embarrassed for being called out on my gaming tastes, but I then turned around to see him. This fucking guy walked into my store in a wife beater, pants falling right off his ass, a sideways hat, and was probably 22. I went from embarrassed to outright pissed off. I say to him hey, how long you been playing video games. He tells me he started playing during playstation, but only got into it with Ps2. I asked him what stuff do you play, he says shooting games and sports games. I asked if he ever played anything that wasn't a sucky piece of crap and he says huh. I spend 4 minutes trash talking his selection of games he likes, and then promptly kicked him out and said he can't come back til he plays something that doesn't suck. He said fuck this store, I don't wanna come back.

For the next 4 weeks, he would try to come in, and I would stop him at the door, asked what he played, and then boot him cuz it was always Cod. Finally, he comes in at the end of June 2 years ago (while I still worked there, place has closed since) and tells me hey, I tried out that game you were playing that day (it was actually Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction, but eh) and said...well he didn't like it much, but he tried it out and worked on it. He enjoyed using the sniper rifle weapon whose name skips my mind at this moment, and I promptly said welcome back to the store.

Now I know that was a long story that pretty much dwindled off topic, but it's to make a point. People are stupid about things for no reason. Don't be embarrassed about what you like, cuz odds are more people like it than you realize, or are just too bullheaded to try it otherwise. Since then, I have walked into gamestop and bought the queerest, kiddiest, dirtiest, silliest titles with nothing more than a grin on my face. If I ever get questioned or looked at oddly for it, I just say hey, stop preteneding to be a gamer when the extent of your gaming library is Call of Duty 3 for xbox 360. This normally offends people enough that i feel better.
2946  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: November 06, 2010, 03:25:17 PM
Could it finally have happened? Is this doomed to be the FINAL Final Fantasy?

2947  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 05, 2010, 02:06:05 AM
I know you're playing on hard... but wow, that kind of makes my post half pointless. Getting trashed like that in a single difficulty bump would imply you'd still die a fuckton on lower difficulties.
If it makes you feel any better, I can play most megaman X titles without changing the dash button and still breeze through fights with just the x buster...and that doesn't even phase my hand. This game requires following one of my most hated methods of battle, poke and run. You spend 90% of a fight waiting to tag your opponent like 2-3 times, then back to jumping around like a maniac waiting for your next shot. I think on the easier or even normal settings, you'll at least get better defense, better hp, or maybe easier exp accrual for leveling. I could also be spoiled from easier games and just not used to something demanding of my skill.

Oh, and another thing, Parn got to enjoy my raging as the boss in question (Ellefalle I think, if you were wondering) whipped my ass for 15 minutes. He seemed rather pleased.
2948  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 05, 2010, 01:32:20 AM
Picked it up earlier, started playing on hard because I'm a cocky SOB....

First major boss wiped the floor with my ass 30 times. I had 90ish hp and each hit inflicted 26 damage, except for the hard hits which did 38. after destorying my hand adjusting buttons to find a good way to charge magic attacks, jump, and move all at the same time, I finally landed on triangle=magic, circle=jump, and X=attack. I gotta say, this was stupidly hard for the first major boss. Maybe I should have taken the games advice and lowered the difficulty. It's especially disheartening after playing Lufia on my ds for the last 3 weeks and slaughtering all who oppose me in the same style of play. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to ice my hand....
2949  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 04, 2010, 03:39:53 PM
It may not have been actual piracy talk, but you were pretty much tottering at the edge there.

Anyways, if you didn't like Ys VI then there IS a good chance you won't like this. Then again, who knows? How recently did you play VI? Your opinion could've changed since and you don't even know it, or you did something like play the PSP version that was a notoriously bad port.
Good point, I played VI when it first released on the PS2. It's not that I hated it, but it wasn't worth me keeping after a single run. Now the reason I'm even looking at III is because first, Parn HIGHLY recommended it to me, and second, I loved VII to the point where I got everything, capped levels, and maxed most everything, and the music in VII was great, as were some of the tracks I heard in the older versions of III. I just can't help jumping back to VI and how I didn't enjoy it anywhere near as much. Guess I'll just drop the 40 beans and pick it up.
2950  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 04, 2010, 03:15:43 PM
I'd have loved to test this out before buying it instead of having to torrent a whole copy to see if I'd like to buy it.

You've been warned.  I catch you talking about piracy again and we are going to be in trouble.
No, I'm not saying I did, I'm just saying that if I'd like to try the game out before I purchase, I'd have to go to these extremes to do so. Whether I pirate or not is not for discussion, nor would I talk of it here anyway. If I want a game, I buy it, no questions asked. I'm just skeptical about this Ys title now because I did not like VI, but I did enjoy VII greatly. Seeing as VI and this one (III in the series I think) play relatively similarly, I'm kind of trying to see if it's worth it. Parn suggested this title to me, and he's honestly never steered me wrong beforehand (well, except for FFXI...sonuvabitch).

Long story short, it was just a statement of what I'd have to do to try this title before buying, not what I'm going to do. I'm going to buy it if I can find it in my local stop....and sell it the moment it doesn't fit my tastes.
2951  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 03, 2010, 11:59:50 PM
Ya know I really wish sony would take some initiative and have more PSP demos available on the marketplace. I'd have loved to test this out before buying it instead of having to torrent a whole copy to see if I'd like to buy it. I'm not made of money, and these games aren't easily obtained for free except illegally. I never understood why some companies indulge players with a demo, while others just assume their game will be bought. Funny thing too is it's normally big name companies who offer demos of their games, like SE and Activision and EA. Meanwhile, these companies' gams will normally see regular sales numbers anyway.
2952  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: November 03, 2010, 11:55:52 PM
The troll boat has already sailed and you missed it.
There's always room for a new troll.

There really isn't.
Dude, until SE does something to improve FFXIV's HORRENDOUS status, it's nothing BUT troll bait. Troll boat my ass, this piece of shit and anything pertaining to it is Trolltopia. I don't even deserve to try and be a troll in this topic, it's far beyond my skill level.

Speaking of skill levels, it's been a month and some days since release, how many people playing still haven't hit any kind of cap outside of the weekly exp limits, lol.
2953  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: November 03, 2010, 01:20:32 PM
The troll boat has already sailed and you missed it.
There's always room for a new troll.
2954  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: i ordered lego universe on: October 25, 2010, 12:30:05 AM
im pretty sure Dungeons and Dragons, the board game, can be considered better mmos than ffxiv
Fixed for emphasis.
2955  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: i ordered lego universe on: October 25, 2010, 12:25:18 AM
This game has tremendous potential, seeing as how FFXIV is about as liked as a nazi in a jewish community.
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