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Date: 3rd October 2014 Time: 16:00 EST
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1  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 20, 2014, 01:13:15 PM
I listened to the interview, and he does say that holding down the attack button is a very simple way to do lots of different attacks. My understanding is that the dodge button is a 'put me in dodge mode" thing, and the attack button is "you can press it or you can hold it" type deal. It seems like the four slots on the left side correspond it each character, since they line up with the names on the right side. I think each one is telling you what that character is doing-- although at one point the slot for Noctis does change to fire, but then Ignis casts it, so that could be one of the cooperative moves?

I'm still optimistic, though I definitely wouldn't want this to become 'button holder: the QTE.' It seems like much of the complexity is going to come from expanding the team's defensive and offensive abilities and working with the cooperative attacks/positioning and such. Hoping to hear more soon!
2  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 20, 2014, 12:09:04 PM
Yeah, I'm a little iffy on 'hold button to make things happen' as well. Curious to hear more.
3  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 19, 2014, 02:11:38 PM
In 20 seconds, Roadtrip Turtle instantly made me interested where there really wasn't much interest before.

My next Diablo III toon will officially be named Roadtrip Turtle
4  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Wasteland 2 on: September 19, 2014, 01:32:21 PM
We're gonna be playing it right away, and talking about it on the podcast. I'm also interested to see how buggy it is. Seems like they've spent al ot of time polishing though, so maybe we'll get lucky.
5  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: TGS 2014 General Discussion on: September 18, 2014, 01:47:48 PM
Bloodborne trailer is so good you can set your watch to it

I LOLed.

Bloodborne trailer managed to get me excited for the game. Surprising that I wasn't already since I love Dark Souls, but all's well that ends well. That game has some fuckin' ART DESIGN.
6  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 18, 2014, 12:07:50 AM
I like it for one simple reason. It looks like it focuses on the characters, not on OMG FALCLIE MELODRAMA RAGNAORPHANCRADLEPRAETORIUS MANAVIN GOD REBIRTH WORLD LIGHTINGIUNGU.

Seriously, though. Think about how much humanity has been missing from FF casts in the XIII titles. The concept render for this game has them GRILLING, ffs. That's something people do. If nothing else, realize that this game has a tone and a thematic and is now actually FOCUSED on something. I couldn't be happier with that trailer. Also, look at early-game KH2 combat compared to late-game. It's like night and day, and I'd be shocked if this weren't similar.

7  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 17, 2014, 10:19:59 PM
I'm... that was... I mean....

Wow.

They certainly haven't lost their touch for spectacle.

AND DAT MUSIC!

Thank you for sharing that, this game is actually back in my sights. The group still looks basically like Japanese Entourage, but after seeing that trailer I think the cast might grow on me.

My god that was a rad trailer. Can't wait to play this. MUSIC
8  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 17, 2014, 06:53:50 PM
+1
9  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 17, 2014, 06:00:20 PM
Things to draw? You mean like awesome Zidane avatars for your favorite RPGFan editors?
10  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 17, 2014, 04:56:06 PM
Short response: I agree. FF needs character moments back. They make a story worth telling.
11  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: FINAL FANTASY XV, This is a fantasy based on reality. on: September 17, 2014, 03:33:09 PM
The delay in info since the rereveal is totally unsurprising, to me. They probably scrapped most of the game when they retitled it, if not more than once. The game has not literally been in continuous full development for ten years, and I seriously can't understand why people think that is the case. It's been started, scrapped, and canceled, is the most likely scenario. That's a GOOD thing. Why continue work on a project not living up to standards or with fifty different people having helmed it?That leads to the kind of confused focus that plagued XII and XIII. Starting fresh means they aren't beholden to bad, outdated, or incongruous ideas. This unfortunately means there isn't something to show for a while, but again-- who cares as long as the game benefits from it whenever we ultimately have to pay for it?

As for me, I haven't been "waiting" for it. I feel like that whole argument is sort of silly. Why build up impossible "will it live up to the wait" expectations, when instead you can say "hey this has taken a while," ignore it, and then when it comes out, enjoy it for the game it ends up being? I don't understand "my hype train has passed and now I don't care." If it comes out and it's a good game, why does how long it took to come out matter in any fashion? It's not like following it has cost anyone anything more than some time.

Plus, Tabata. It's going to be good.
12  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: Gained in translation on: September 16, 2014, 08:53:21 AM
Great idea for a topic.

While the original Japanese script is by no means bad, I'm absolutely in love with FF Tactics: War of the Lions' English localization. It's easily my favorite English script in a game, and the reason I decided to become a translator. Hugely flavorful and consistent. I think it gives the game an undeniably cool voice.
13  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: kotaku article on what FFXV means to the future of JRPGs... on: September 11, 2014, 10:39:57 PM
To say the the entirety of console gaming rests with a single game is ridiculous hyperbole and nothing more.

Tabata was referring to consoles still being a viable platform in Japan in the future. He's not wrong saying that XV is potentially one deciding factor of all that.

IIRC wasn't FF7 praised as one of the things that made the PSX as popular as it was?

Normally I'd agree it's strange and bizarre to think of a game with such esteem and possibly being "system seller" just for the one game.... But c'mon, who are we kidding?  I haven't seen one FF15 news article or topics that doesn't get a TON of commentary following it (even though, delay after delay, it doesn't deserve it).  Maybe not a system seller; but I do think the hype machine works in mysterious ways.

I commented on this in my Theatrhythm review, but I think FF is absolutely still part of the conversation. People ALWAYS talk about it. They're a BFD, whether people hate it or not. Let's be honest-- we ALL want to love FFXV and say "HURRAY WE LOVE FINAL FANTASY AGAIN." No, it's not going to sell CoD numbers, but NOTHING sells CoD numbers. I would be unsurprised to hear in a year or two that people pick up a PS4/Bone to get Type-0 and FFXV (provided the latter is as good as I'm sure everyone is secretly hoping).
14  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: "X" by Monolith (now named Xenoblade Chronicles X) on: September 11, 2014, 03:37:50 PM
I watched all of I and beat II and III. Looooots of buildup, but they're pretty good games with very good stories and music. I'd be down with this. PUT IT ON VITA.

What I'd be more down with, though, is a remake of Xenogears. It needs the update far more than Xensaga does.
15  Media / The Soundroom / Re: Project Destati: Light on: September 10, 2014, 02:41:27 PM
I'll have a review of it up soon, too! And hopefully an interview on the music show with the creators :)
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