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1111  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Witcher 3: Poland's Finest Hour on: February 06, 2013, 09:40:13 PM

If anything, moving onto a new gen tends to drive prices up for certain games because it means it's definitely not going to get a reprint/re-release.


Except when everything DOES get reprinted in a classics line. And like last year when Atlus re-released all the DDS and SMT games for dirt cheap. I disagree very much that a new console means old classics aren't getting a reprint.

Handhelds aren't useless, though, I agree. And Radiant Historia is awesome.
1112  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 06, 2013, 06:22:25 PM
I will be making both of those same purchasing decisions, Rob.

Also, I have to agree with Dave-- Cage can make these points while still admitting to complicity. And the fact is, his team's games ARE different from just about everything else released, so whether he's failed to deliver or not (and I seriously enjoyed BOTH of their games), he IS doing something different from most developers.
1113  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 06, 2013, 09:57:08 AM
Really, you like Heavy Rain, Crispy?  I think you need to go back and listen to one of our older episodes.  I simply don't have the space to go into how fucking awful that piece of pretentious shit is. 

All kidding aside, Heavy Rain tries really hard to do some cool things.  I personally think it fails miserably at just about all of them (how it handles Madison sexuality/vulnerability, the giant freakin' plot holes, generally awful narrative, piss poor acting, etc.) but I think Thomas Wayne said it best when it comes to these things. 

Eh, I'm not saying its far and away my favorite game, but I thought it did a very good job of creating tension. For instance, I'm really claustrophobic, so the crawling through the tunnel scene (besides the plot hole of him not pushing the glass aside like a normal person would) freaked me out. I don't think I've ever said "Oh HELL no!" out loud to myself that many times.

But hey, maybe I'm confusing story-induced stress with QTE-induced stress.

I thought it did a great job of this too. Some of the story problems are fair but I really don't see them as worse than the average game or even movie frankly. I thought a couple of the scenes were actually quite moving. It's also the only game my wife actually demanded I play to see what would happen next.

Yeah, the Tunnel scene and the saw scene were unbelievably tense. My roommates were watching when I did the saw scene and we were all like 'AIEEE'
1114  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 06, 2013, 08:40:48 AM
I loved everything about Heavy Rain other than the cheap cut in the clock shop and the true identity of the killer.
1115  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 06, 2013, 01:45:04 AM
Really, you like Heavy Rain, Crispy?  I think you need to go back and listen to one of our older episodes.  I simply don't have the space to go into how fucking awful that piece of pretentious shit is. 

All kidding aside, Heavy Rain tries really hard to do some cool things.  I personally think it fails miserably at just about all of them (how it handles Madison sexuality/vulnerability, the giant freakin' plot holes, generally awful narrative, piss poor acting, etc.) but I think Thomas Wayne said it best when it comes to these things. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fR3uAiGqZ7Y
1116  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: February 05, 2013, 11:55:47 PM
I really wanted to like XIII a lot more. I loved the art style and the music and the combat, but the linearity and the cutout characters just killed it for me. I liked a lot of their designs, but their character arcs were totally unrelatable (except maybe Sazh) for me.

I hope the next FF spends a little more time on making the characters likeable. Drama is more effective with some comedy and some likeability! Make me CARE about these characters, then I'll really buy into the melodrama.
1117  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Naughty Dog's The Last of Us on: February 05, 2013, 11:35:14 PM
You can only crouch in the dark and not be detected, as far as I've seen.

Also I am buying this on day one, holy shit am I excited. <3 Naughty Dog.

EDIT:

Also, depends on the enemy. Clickers are blind and see via echolocation. Runners can see you.
1118  Media / Multiplayer RPGs / Re: FFXIV 2.0 - Holy Shit!? on: February 05, 2013, 11:34:18 PM
Their only chance to get me to try this game is to send me a beta code.

DO IT, SQUARE.
1119  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Final Fantasy 25th Anniversary Thread -- Making people crazy since 1987, kupo! on: February 05, 2013, 11:32:30 PM
What I'm reading is: "Our games are totally better than those old relics, you just can't see it through all those rose tinted glasses you're all wearing. Also Nomura is totally a cool dude, stop hatin' on him guys!"

What I read is: "Stop being a dick about modern FF titles. We got the message."

What I heard is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss2hULhXf04

When they start making Final Fantasies with characters that are memorable again I will start liking them again.
1120  Media / Miscellaneous Games / Re: Aliens: Colonial Marines on: February 05, 2013, 09:44:24 AM
I want to buy this just to support Gearbox.

Also because Alien is awesome.
1121  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 05, 2013, 09:35:52 AM
I'm in a lit-centric program in grad school, and most of professors actually argue for the opposite-- that putting literature in context with other literature is the BEST way to understand and evaluate it, so I have to disagree that comparisons between games aren't meaningful. On the other hand, comparing D3 to EVVVVERYTHING probably isn't the most engaging thing, so I can see where you're all coming from :D

And thanks for the feedback!
1122  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: The Witcher 3: Poland's Finest Hour on: February 05, 2013, 01:54:01 AM
Not for another 15 days, at least :)

I will be buying this on day one for PC.
1123  The Rest / General Discussions / Re: RPGFan Podcast Thread on: February 04, 2013, 12:46:09 PM
Looking forward to checking it out.  I think it's a very good idea, as I found podcast 16 to be one of my favorites.  Game soundtracks was actually what drew me to the site back around 2001, so I think it's great that the music section is coming to the forefront more on the site.

I'm very glad to hear it! Music isn't going anywhere, either, so stay tuned ;)
1124  Media / Single-Player RPGs / 3DS Monolith Soft Game? on: February 03, 2013, 06:59:39 PM
http://www.destructoid.com/monolith-soft-also-working-on-a-3ds-game--243932.phtml

OOOOOOOOOO
1125  Media / Single-Player RPGs / Re: Fire Emblem 3DS on: February 03, 2013, 03:36:11 PM
http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2013/02/03/fire-emblem-awakening-delayed-due-to-shipping-error.aspx

Welp.
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