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2986  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: December 10, 2010, 05:36:42 AM
Edited because I forgot to look before I lept. In any case, PS3 version got delayed, don't care now, they're admitting they screwed up to begin with essentially.
2987  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Golden Sun Dark Dawn in 10 days on: December 04, 2010, 01:24:36 AM
Hardest parts of the game are dullahan (lol, he raped me dead twice now), and the goat puzzle. Don't ask what it is, you will see if when you get there.
2988  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Golden Sun Dark Dawn in 10 days on: December 01, 2010, 10:04:10 PM
Beat it second day I had it (tuesday morning), best 40 bucks I ever spent.
2989  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Golden Sun Dark Dawn in 10 days on: November 29, 2010, 10:56:19 PM
Got it yesterday, been playing it for about 20 hours now, and I am pleased greatly. Granted, I went in biased because the original 2 were great imho, so unless this took a whole new route and did everything wrong, I probably would have liked it anyway. Music is the same (loved the golden sun intro theme, made me smile), graphics improved but feel the same as far as designs go, and the story is much the same as the originals (slow to start, lots of filler til you get back into the main quest, dire events ensue). It's enough nostalgia to keep me content, and enough new material to flesh out the old tired feeling. My only gripe thus far is I wanna see the rest of the old Colden Sun heroes. Isaac and Garet were cool and all (forget Garet's porn stache, check out Isaac's beard of manliness), but Felix and Jenna were favorites, and Mia was cool too, as was Ivan. Sheba and Piers...meh, but still.

Spoilers.....
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Poor Briggs, great to see him, nice to get his son...sucks I will never get to kill his ass personally.
2990  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Golden Sun Dark Dawn in 10 days on: November 23, 2010, 01:52:13 PM
It's also the week of thanksgiving in the states, many people could be out preparing for the trip to the family's house, shopping, and/or simply busy enough not to keep tabs.

On a side note, saw a commercial for it today....30% more excited now. Next tuesday can't come soon enough.
2991  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: November 20, 2010, 01:27:30 AM
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eventually be fixed in short order

I think this sums up how badly people try to justify some of the nonsensical shortcomings of this game pretty well.

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more than half of them will still find something else they don't like about the game so they can continue to have something to complain about

Ah yes, the good ol' "you'd complain about something even if it was perfect" argument.

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who genuinely want to play the game

ITT: People who wanted something out of the game enough to stick through a heavily flawed alpha/beta, then spend $50+ on it despite that didn't want the game to be good.

Jaded much? How about you bring something new to the table. As you don't play the game and have no interest in doing so and the complaint train has run its course, why are you even still contributing to this thread?

I gotta say Stephen, I think you're a little too near your fandom right now. From any perspective, be it as an investor, a developer, or a player, FFXIV is a dead-on-arrival product. It has too many problems. If they're fixed down the line, great. It becomes viable. But right now, it's like renting an apartment that lacks plumbing and windows. Sure, you can get them put in, but until the landlord fixes such issues, it's not a place I'd want to live.

It feels very much like you're making the argument that people don't "get it" when it comes to FFXIV, which isn't the case at all. Gamers often get a variety of Stockholme Syndrome, wherein they defend the developer or game despite all rational arguments telling them otherwise. I've been there myself, and I'm sure we all have. There are guilty pleasures we all enjoy, and some of us aren't ashamed. There's nothing wrong with that.

The issue I think most people have with your method is that you attempt to validate your opinion in a factual way, or resort to a defensive tone, neither of which holds up when the situation is this one-sided. I understand loyalty to a brand, to a company, a product, or even standing by your investment and purchases, but you can't be too self-righteous about it.

On the other hand? Yeah, I'll agree that some people go too far with the "hurr hurr bad gaem is bad" tone of voice. It's not fun to sit back and watch while your guilty pleasure gets slammed. Sometimes you just can't and you need to say something. Again, been there, done that. But remember, you cannot then go out slagging people because they have valid complaints, no matter how numerous or aggressive they may be.

In the end, this thread isn't just for praise, awe, and neutrality. It's also for bitterness, disgust, and disappointment. It's for the grievances as much as for the applause. I'd say we all have to respect that.
Dude you're my fucking role model.
2992  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Tactics Ogre on: November 19, 2010, 01:56:41 PM
I played the original Tactics ogre YEARS ago, having rented it at blockbuster video alongside parasite eve (odd that I remember it). Loved it soooo much, but got screwed up at a specific fight where you solo this guy (can't remember his name) and he can basically one shot you with ease cuz he's a dual wielding faggot. I remember how I would train for HOURS to get one guy a level or 2 above everyone else and then have everyone kill that one guy to get that huge exp bump, level up, and get the next guy to do it, etc, then spend hours looking for battlefields to try and recruit people, and get those freaking orbs!!!!!! God the grinding was worse than Final Fantasy Tactics, but it was so worth it when you could wipe the floor with your enemies (which of course leads back to my failure fight with that one asshole GOD what was his name, it was chapter 4 towards the end I think).

Eagerly awaiting this for PSP now.
2993  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Golden Sun Dark Dawn in 10 days on: November 19, 2010, 01:46:25 PM
Liked the first 2 for old school fun and was glad the game looked great but did not fall into the trap of slow game speed. The story was shit, and so was the premise, and you should feel bad for thinking it's good.

Seems like a very pedestrian sequel to me, but I'll play it. Not expecting anything bad or anything great, just some good comfort food old school JRPG. If game speed has not been kept the same heads will roll.

You shut your filthy mouth you evil, repulsive, dastardly menace!

I will say this much about the fights. The lack of attacking when your targeted enemy dies is a bit annoying, but I liked it cuz it made me anticipate what I was doing better, setting up attacks much more efficiently and paying more attention to the fights. Not exactly a defense, but I liked that I couldn't just mash the A button when I was not paying attention.
2994  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Golden Sun Dark Dawn in 10 days (Now with possible spoilers) on: November 19, 2010, 03:32:38 AM
This comes out in 2 weeks, and I didn't see a topic on the first 4 pages about it. I deem this inexcusable and have thus created a topic.

Seriously, huge fan of the first 2, especially as gameboy advanced titles. Very well made, good music, solid story, and a very interesting premise with the whole psynergy thing. Not gonna get into specific descriptions but this one takes place a few years after the second one and follows the exploits of the original protagonists children. Very excited to see how it comes out, will be buying day one.

Thoughts, comments, opinions?
2995  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV Thread on: November 19, 2010, 03:16:24 AM
How is it possible that FFXIV currently is making Phantasy Star Universe look like a good mmo?

Even better, how are people STILL defending this? Do you all walk around with a big sign that says "Insert stick here" right on your ass? I don't get it, why not just stop playing the game, play something DECENT for a small while, and check on the game when it finally starts to get cleaned up?

Or just keep playing, and tell us how your game is so great.
2996  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage on: November 14, 2010, 04:32:20 PM
I want to pick this up, really I do, but I hate Dynasty Warriors-style games. Ninety nine nights, Warriors series, hell even final fight and streets of rage beat em ups get me bored shortly after starting....unless you add 2 player. I could hate the living hell out of the original dynasty warriors, but if a buddy asked em to roll with him on it, I'm there.

That being said, my post is already dead...
2997  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Ys: The Oath in Felghana on: November 09, 2010, 12:37:37 AM
I take back every bad thing I said regarding this game, I'm up to valestine Castle, adn it's just amazing now. The music has amped me to kill EVERYTHING I see. I love this game now,
2998  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.
2999  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).
3000  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.
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